It's my son's birthday today. The night he was born I didn't sleep at all. I had just gotten into bed when my water broke at around midnight. I was in labor just over 5 hours, he was born at 5:19 a.m.
Flash forward to now. It's hell getting old(er). These days I find myself waking up at least once each night to go to the bathroom and get a drink. Like clockwork. Every night. Except last night. I find it ironic that on the anniversary of the night I didn't sleep at all, I didn't wake up to go to the bathroom!
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I've censored the following, in protest of a bill that gives any corporation and the US government the power to censor the internet--a bill that could pass THIS WEEK. Join me and many other sites like Wikipedia and Reddit and "go dark" on January 18th for 24 hours. To see the uncensored text, and to stop internet censorship, visit: http://americancensorship.org/posts/39442/uncensor
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I saw some interesting statistics about YouTube today. Did you know:
1. 35+ hours of video are uploaded to YouTube per minute?
2. In 2010, there were 13 million hours of footage uploaded to YouTube?
3. There are 3+ billion video views per day?
4. The average visitor spends 15+ minutes a day on YouTube?
5. YouTube is the 2nd largest search engine and 3rd most visited site on the Web?
I've been thinking about how YouTube can help me spread the word about my jewelry. I could at least put up a slideshow of Contemporary Concepts' coolest stuff, right? And maybe one of these days get around to making a tutorial on some of my items. I've got a cute little Flip video camera. I've got a tripod. Now I just need another couple hours in the day!
This is the "shipping area" in my store. A counter with bubble mailers on the right, then moving leftward you'll see my postage meter, Sharpies to write on the bubble mailers, cute stickers to put on the packages, stamps, and the Outgoing Mail Basket. And the official count is in...between November 25th (Black Friday) and December 24th (Christmas Eve), I mailed 148 packages. All over the world. Woo hoo! Many thanks to all my friends and fans--keep those orders coming! And tell all YOUR friends! Contemporary Concepts is THE place for handcrafted jewelry!