at home with a hanasaurusrex

So long WordPress… We’re moving over to
April 2, 2011, 2:20 am
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I am SOOOOOOO frustrated and disappointed with the image quality here on WordPress. The image I included in my last post is just the last straw; the quality is just unacceptable. The designer in me is disgusted. I don’t spend hours editing my photos to have them degraded so.

It seems that unless I own my own URL and host my blog and images elsewhere WordPress will continue to compress the images I post into oblivion. I’ve read several threads where other users are just as sick and tired of having their already optimized for web photos compressed to the point that they look like utter crap—especially photo bloggers. And I don’t even think I care if WordPress is working on the problem.

Turns out, I do own my own URL,, and I use Blogger to host it. So I’ve decided to combine at home with a hanasaurusrex &, which is currently my shop’s blog. The shop isn’t open yet, which means I am hardly posting over there right now, but I might as well just be blogging all in one place. I’ll be killing two birds with one stone—better image quality and one less ball to juggle. The one less ball makes me very happy.

So, I invite you, please, to join me over at You can follow on Facebook and Twitter, with Google Friend Connect and bloglovin’. You can also subscribe via email for updates sent straight to your inbox! I look forward to you dropping by, and I’d love your feedback too. Thanks to those of you who’ve been a part of pixels and prose and at home with a hanasaurusrex over the years. Now, let’s start something new!


sharing is caring
August 13, 2009, 9:41 am
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I have fallen. Down the rabbit hole that is my browser… my husband is telling me I have way too many tabs open at one time. 25 tabs, that’s not that many. This is how I keep track, I explain. I never considered myself a blogger, in the true sense of the word, but I do follow blogs… many blogs. They inspire me to create.. they lead me alternate realities .. they send me off to new worlds…… One by one I find them, and I go where they point me, to keep me ingesting a steady diet of inspiration, daily.

“Why don’t I share?”, I think. Regurgitate what I find, you know…? I don’t know. Perhaps because regurgitate is such a gross word and concept for that matter.. although I know it’s a beautiful thing when used in the context of mother and baby birds.

I should share. I could. So like just today I found a new favorite musician.. Emily Wells. Amazing. With a capital A. I was reading Flavorpill Chicago, I don’t live in Chicago… LA, San Fran, New York or London for that matter, but I love reading about what’s happening in all those cities and I’ve devoured Flavorpill’s city guides for years to accomplish that.

I also ran across this little lovely.. the plush panda chair, by the Campana brothers. I love stuffed animals… and not just any stuffed animals, but the bizarre not your average teddy bear kind of stuff animals. I have a giant grasshopper, an oversized octopus, I used to have a skunk even… hmmm.. don’t know what happened to him? The Campana brothers also have an alligator, shark/dophin, and teddy bear version on their utterly delightful website under the title Banquete.
panda chair
This was also a Flavorpill find… actually in a review of pop star Lady Gaga’s fantastical wardrobe.

And this great image.. attached to this article by Allen Salkin, a writer for the The New York Times.
What a great idea… i dig that there are people scoffing at the insatiable need some people feel to tweet every frickin’ thing they do, all day long, every damn day.. Although true to form, it took people meeting in a penthouse to get some face time with the press… after all there are plenty of average people who abhor the twitter revolution. Nevertheless.. I think it’s a great idea and secretly wish I had thought of it :) And don’t get me wrong…. I am myself a tweeter.. you just won’t find out when I last visited the loo.

Hey this is fun. I think I could do this more often… this sharing thing.

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