A meme-y thing from a friend on LJ:
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don’t you dare dig for that “cool” or “intellectual” book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
6. Tag five people.
Okay, I’m a big dork, and there are two equidistant (the computer desk is a sty), so…
from The Uses of Enchantment (by Bruno Bettelheim)
Parents wish to believe that if a child sees them as stepmothers, witches, or giants, this has nothing to do with them and how they at moments appear to the child, but is only the result of tales he has heard. These parents hope that if their child is prevented from learning about such figures, he will not see his own parents in this image. In a complete reversal of which they remain largely unaware, such parents fool themselves into believing that if they are seen in such form by the child it is due to the stories he has heard, while actually the opposite is true: fairy tales are loved by the child not because the imagery he finds in them conforms to what goes on within him, but because–despite all the angry, anxious thoughts in his mind to which the fairy tale gives body and specific content–these stories always result in a happy outcome, which the child cannot imagine on his own.
from Digital Scrapbooking for Dummies
In working with digital graphics, remember that the number of pixels per inch (ppi) in a digital image makes a difference in how the image will look on your monitor and on a printed page. Many people claim that 150 ppi is a good enough resolution for printing out images or scrapbook pages on a home printer. This is true for some printers, but the new crop of photo-grade printers can utilize a full 300 ppi–which will give you a better printout.
I’ll tag, um, anyone who reads this, and feels like doing it, since I despise forwards and all that YOU’LL HAVE BAD LUCK IF YOU DON’T DO THIS crap…