LinkedIn? Huh? Nah!

I had a LinkedIn account for a while. I only opened it because self-published horror story author Drac von Stoller had added me as a LinkedIn contact. I suspect he added anyone who had ever sent him an email.

Other than an occasional "see updates from Drac von Stoller" notification and depressing "your profile appeared in '1' search this random time period" messages that showed up in my email inbox, I did not receive anything from LinkedIn; certainly nothing that furthered my "professional career." Of course, I put absolutely zero effort into maintaining any kind of updated LinkedIn profile. I don't really have an "online profile" of any significance; or at least, no online profiles on the standard online profile sites: Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Anyway, I've grown weary of those depressing "your profile appeared in '1' search this random time period" messages, and have deleted my LinkedIn account.

Yippee! It's a Teepee! Or is it a Tipi?

This is the project I've been working on for the past several weeks. No, it's not my tipi. I'm assisting a neighbor. By "assisting," I mean "doing most of the work" since the neighbor went back to his out-of-state home. Once it's done, he will be renting it out through a number of vacation rental web sites.


While it looks done, there are a lot of small, tedious, time-consuming, and exhausting steps before it is actually done.

Steps that are difficult to complete in the rain.

This Is Supposed To Be The Desert

Thunderstorms and torrential rain today.
According to weather statistics, May averages three days of rain during the month.
So far, I don't know if we've had three days without rain this month.

The weather here today is similar to that where sjonsvenson lives. But where he lives, there's good beer and great chocolate. Where I live, there's rain and rattlesnakes.

I wonder how practical it would be to move to Belgium?

On an unrelated tangent: I should update my LJ user icons.

Just a note to self:

That is so cool! I wonder the same thing as you: why is this just sitting here abandoned? Why hasn't somebody fixed it up to live in or to rent out?
What would you estimate the diameter is? Twenty feet or less, I'm guessing. Maybe fifteen.
Okay, so: do you have any ideas on how to build something like this? It doesn't look too complicated. How would you get the dome shape? What did they use to cover the exterior? Is building something like this by one person on a reasonable budget a feasible project?
I will be looking forward to seeing your sketches and suggestions.  ;-)