20 Feet from Stardom

A year or so ago, I had a chance to watch an absolutely phenomenal documentary called 20 Feet from Stardom, on back-up singers. I was reminded of it today and found an almost complete version on YouTube. It’s plenty good enough to watch and get an appreciation for those singers, mostly women, if you don’t want to watch it fully on some paid source.

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Complete This Phrase: “Everything I Needed to Learn About Life, I Learned…”

Have you ever seen one of those statements, articles, or even books that touts all of life’s lessons being contained in something? Often, it’s some passion someone has, like marathon running, or some show or movie. Sometimes it’s in a relationship or person, whether it’s one with your dog, or a hero/heroine you look up to.

For a future quote to point to some fun references, I’m wondering if you’d mind leaving a comment and completing the phrase Everything I needed to learn about life, I learned…

You don’t need to explain it if you don’t want to. That would likely be rather long, I would think, because there’s a LOT to learn about life! But if you want to, you go for it.

I’m not going to explain my choice much other than to say, go see it and think hard, over and over again, about all the many things said, situations presented, solutions developed. And also think about all the things not said, or done, but perhaps implied. So my answer is Continue reading

A Real Measurements Sheet You Can Use for Sewing/Costuming

In sewing, often only 3 measurements are required on patterns to determine a size to follow: bust/chest, waist and hips. That’s about as impractical as anything I’ve ever seen considering people are all kinds of height and shapes outside of those measurements. The vast majority of people don’t even fit the standard sizes made!

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How to Download Entire Pinterest Boards Easily

Downloadmyboard.com web interface

Downloadmyboard.com web interface

Please note that as of Dec 2014, this NO LONGER WORKS due to a security setting change on Pinterest. I’ll leave it here in case the creators of Download Your Board figures out a way to get around that. Until then, I don’t know of a reliable option for downloading entire Pinterest boards. Sorry.

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This is useful for Pinterest users and non-users alike, basically anyone who might care to grab a collection of pictures that have been gathered on a Pinterest board, in one quick swoop. How and why you use it, whether to backup, steal, borrow, translate to another format like presentation, etc. is up to you. It’s just an awesome tool providing a magnificent service.

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Watch Star Trek: The Captains of the Final Frontier (BIO) Documentary

The Biography Channel had a documentary of the Star Trek captains in 2009 called The Captains of the Final Frontier. Basically, it compares the fictional captain characters, unlike William Shatner’s Captains documentary that was more about the characters. Lots of stats given for your Star Trek geeks, too! 🙂

The official description of The Captains of the Final Frontier is below, along with the full documentary video!

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