All posts by Deirdre

I am an artist and website developer. I like sculpting and painting. My hobbies include: Reading - I like the supernatural and Sci Fi genres. Video Games - My favs are Minecraft, Rock Band and Left 4 Dead I also like gardening, watching good shows on tv and movies.

Lego Hello World

This is pretty darn cool!

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How to Dance to D-D-D-DUBSTEP!!!

This made me laugh.

Well thankfully there is a whole series on how to dance to Dubstep! Let’s watch shall we?

This one is a little creepy.

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Living in denial: Why sensible people reject the truth

A very good article!

Living in denial: Why sensible people reject the truth – opinion – 19 May 2010 – New Scientist.

HEARD the latest? The swine flu pandemic was a hoax: scientists, governments and the World Health Organization cooked it up in a vast conspiracy so that vaccine companies could make money.

Never mind that the flu fulfilled every scientific condition for a pandemic, thatthousands died, or that declaring a pandemic didn’t provide huge scope for profiteering. A group of obscure European politicians concocted this conspiracy theory, and it is now doing the rounds even in educated circles.

This depressing tale is the latest incarnation of denialism, the systematic rejection of a body of science in favour of make-believe. There’s a lot of it about, attacking evolution, global warming, tobacco research, HIV, vaccines – and now, it seems, flu. But why does it happen? What motivates people to retreat from the real world into denial?

Here’s a hypothesis: denial is largely a product of the way normal people think. Most denialists are simply ordinary people doing what they believe is right. If this seems discouraging, take heart. There are good reasons for thinking that denialism can be tackled by condemning it a little less and understanding it a little more.

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4th St. Shrimp Store

4th St. Shrimp Store

The 4th St. Shrimp Store is a restaurant located just North of St. Pete’s downtown. Unsurprisingly they have a mostly seafood menu.

I have been here for both lunch and dinner. They atmosphere is laid-back, you come in and seat-yourself.  There is a bar and some interesting decor.

The food is a bit up and down. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s just so-so. I got a shrimp po-boy yesterday, which was pretty plain, it didn’t even have condiments on it.

My husband seemed to enjoy his fried shrimp and clam basket.  My onion rings were pretty good.

So overall, not a bad place, just not exceptional.


Atmosphere – Very casual, with an eclectic decor.
Rating: ★★★½☆

Service – Most of the time the waitresses have been fairly attentive.
Rating: ★★★½☆

Food – Seafood not really worth writing home about, but filling.
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Summary – If you want a relaxed atmosphere where you can take friends, you could do worse.
Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

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Dub Step

Dubstep musicI seem to have weird musical taste.

I still like lots of other genres of music including rock, classic rock, trip hop, some rap, some classical, dance, techno, well just about everything but Country, ick.

However no one I know has heard of Dub. I’m not even sure how to explain it. It seems to be an infusion of many different musical genres, with a strong focus on drums and Reggae.

Give a listen.

The above video is from a website called Dub Session. They make their own mixes. There are several different kinds of Dub. I really enjoy this type of music when I’m reading or playing on the computer. I find the Dub relaxing but also lively at the same time.
Something about how they take music from lots of different sources and mix them to make a new kind of music. Unfortunately the misuse of copyright law makes it hard for artists.

Sometimes this little flash player works, sometimes it doesn’t. If it’s working for you, give it a listen!

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Travis Louie

I’ve discovered a new favorite artist!

His paintings are amazing, whimsical and fantastic.

Young Miss Bunny

See more of Travis’ work on his website’s gallery here <—.