Wednesday, October 04, 2006

A Blog Meme

Quick update:

I have bought two size 8 trousers from Principles . Mmm nice and comfy, well styled, and I can sit down without the fear of popping a button. I've just found out they won awards for the best petites range. This is no surprise - of all I have tried, this is my favourite.

If you want to know what I did this weekend, plus video show, go to Diva. She did the work already, bless her bum (to borrow a phrase of hers). If you're too lazy to clicky the linky, Diva, Amy and I went to Sunny's Hen Do in Surrey. Back at Nags and Diva's later that night, we had lots of food, and played Snakes and Ladders with shot glasses. In the morning Diva made scones, which we ate with clotted cream and jam!

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I have been tagged by Hoverfrog and Sunny, and probably someone else I forgot.*

*All people named above are P27ers, former 20sixers.

Why do you blog?

I like to share my experiences, stories, silly or deep thoughts, and the increasingly occasional factual post.

How long have you been blogging?

Since Feb 2005 on Blogger, Aug 2005 on 20six (now defunct), and June 2006 on P27.

Self Portrait.

A real painting I saw at Christie's this summer called "Making Friends". It depicts a little country lass looking just like me as a girl, kneeling in the grass and leaning towards a handful of rabbits who are stretching towards her with curiousity in their noses.

Why do readers read your blog?

Some for a culture fix. Others just because they're used to me now and want to know what I've been up to. And a few others who know me in real life and keep up with the events we don't cover on the phone. Have I missed anyone?

What was the last search phrase someone used to find your site?

I don't know about P27, but on Blogger it was "Olivia Raise Chocolate" on Google France. I come up twice as number 2 and 3 on the search page. What is that about?

Which of the entries gets unjustly too little attention?

That's something I do not remember.

Your current favourite blog?

Cuteoverload.com, notice I am completely escaping the onus of choosing between real bloggers!

Which blog did you read most recently?

Can't remember, starting to fall asleep now. Someone on Blogger, possibly Pandy.

Which feeds do you subscribe to?

None, no point.

Which 4 blogs are you tagging with this meme and why?

Anyone who wants to do this, just jump right in.

11 comments:

Katja said...

Arty, would it be possible to put your comments into the main body of the blog rather than the popup? CoComment doesn't work in the popup windows for some reason.
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I shall have to look that painting up to see what you looked like as a little girl :)

Jia Li said...

Why do you blog?

I used to to share with friends...I am taking a break due to harsh Graphic Design projects...2 a week...will send Libby a CD of my works at end of term to view

How long have you been blogging?

gosh- I dunno

Self Portrait.

A real painting I saw at Christie's this summer called "Making Friends". It depicts a little country lass looking just like me as a girl, kneeling in the grass and leaning towards a handful of rabbits who are stretching towards her with curiousity in their noses.- awww cute libbs

umm me....gosh donno

Why do readers read your blog?

I no longer have a blog I did Vlog...for a bit

What was the last search phrase someone used to find your site?

jia li

Which of the entries gets unjustly too little attention?

umm any silly one

Your current favourite blog?

libby and Panda
Which blog did you read most recently?

pandas
Which feeds do you subscribe to?

nada

Roxandra said...

I read your blog cause we knew each other in that lovely time of our life that was Christie's and I kinda get a sense of continuity keeping up with ppl from that time. Sigh. I miss our dear Alma Mater :o(, dont you? Wouldnt it be lovely to be a student always but get PAID for it?? :oD

Olivia at Work said...

Katja - ??? I am confused...what does CoComment have to do with my comments? Help...!

By the way, I tried to look up the painting and couldn't find it. It may or may not even have been printed in an old catalogue.

One day I'll try to get hold of an old pic, if they are not all in storage now along with most of our family memories.

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Jia Li - that would be lovely, but don't feel you have to. It would be great chatting about them on Skype, though!

Really, did someone Google your name?

Yesterday someone in NYC searched for my whole name on Yahoo. Who?

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Rox - *BIG BIG SIGH*
Oh those were the best years evah.

As much as students complain about the research and projects...somehow there seems to be more time. I thought working in an office and not taking home assignments was going to give me more time, but it's not true.
I did have more personal time back then. Wonder why?

Katja said...

I use coComment to keep track of everybody - it's like comment tracking on the old 20six, but lots better, because it's cross-platform compatible. However, it doesn't like the blogger popup comment boxes - it works on the normal comment boxes though.

I'd love to see a photo of little Arty one day - I bet you were cute as a button :D

Roxandra said...

I just felt so satisfied during that time cause it was so much fun so maybe it didnt really feel like work. Or maybe cause doing the assignements felt as though we were working for ourselves and were actually at home? Dunno. Miss learning and looking at all that art. Its just not the same when going to a museum on ones own or reading an art book without it being part of a focused research.

Leilouta said...

Olivia,
I read your blog because I love your outfit pictures and your food stories :)
No serioulsy, I read you mostly because I enjoy your honesty and kindness.

Olivia at Work said...

Katja - I will do some learning about coComment later on.

After I grew up, I'd look at pics of me and wish I could have a little girl who looked like that, hehe!

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Rox - it was fun, and it was also work, and a real challenge. Perhaps because it was soooooo fulfilling, and the world became a more beautiful place for us while we were there.

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Wow, Leilouta, it is so sweet of you to say that! Thank you so very much :)

Jia Li said...

oh yeah, I downloaded it but spend most of my time on projects...am working on a portfolio...

tooners said...

i read your blog because you are very interesting, and i like your honesty, humor, clothes, fashion sense, and stories.

if you stopped blogging, i think i'd be bummed! :)

Olivia said...

Thank you Tooners.
I read your blog because you are genuine, you have a great heart, and I feel you are a sort of kindred spirit.