Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

Sugar Plum Fairy

My new ambition is to learn how to play the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.   Did you know you can find free sheet music for piano and flute?  The link below takes you there.   They also provide midi file.   Isn't technology amazing?

Free sheet music
Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilitch
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
+ MIDI / Video
Flute and Piano
Art Libre

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Tale of Two Communities

Last summer I attended Blogher for the first time and it was a confusing, but eye-opening experience.   There was so much more to the blogging community than I had realized, and it would take me some time and effort to tap it.

So I started sorting through the various bloggers communities I joined Mom Spark, which was about parenting and blogging and seemed to be a friendly group.  I enjoy the posts, and the content, and do not resent the precious moments of my day it takes to keep up.

On the other hand, I also "applied" for Clever Girls Collective.   I'm clever, the content seemed interesting.  The application requirement was a little weird, but perhaps they wanted to some info to tailor their content to my interests.   At the end of the application I received a stiffly worded email that my application would be evaluated for its merit.  Yikes!  Apparently I had applied for the membership in the bloggers mean girls club.   Sure enough, several days later my official rejection arrived.   I was unworthy of the collective.

Then, I started getting spam from the Clever Girls Collective.  Apparently, though my membership was rejected, they felt free use my email address to hawk their sponsors.

Are they kidding?    Why would I support an organization that feels I am not worthy of membership?  Apparently clever isn't the same thing as smart.