making my day, twitter, and a stamp

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A while ago I was honoured to be tagged with this “make my day” award that’s making the rounds of the knit blogs these days… it made MY day… and I’ve been waiting for the right time and way to respond to it.

I’ve had a pretty rough couple of weeks and so many people have been very kind and generous with words and actions and just plain wonderful.

Thank you!

I really truly appreciate and admire the friendships I have recently formed in person and online and don’t quite now how to really thank you for it. The majority of you should know who you are; there are some whose writing I read but do not comment on, they make my day too. Thank you. I really don’t know how or if I’ll ever repay the kindness properly, but I will try.

I’m a really really bad twitterer. I don’t check it all the time, nor do I always update my status. I don’t pay to have SMS on my phone (I’m cheap sometimes) so if I’m not at a computer and checking it, I don’t see it. Therefore, if I don’t reply to a tweet timely I apologize.

My tool for this week satisfies part of my stamp problem. I LOVE stamps. I want to go back to tokyo just to stock up on a bunch since I seem unable to find these iso-stamp(second row, first column) here. I’m also fascinated by date formats and I have never liked the American standard date, i.e. February 21, 2008. I’ve written 21-Feb-2008 long before I knew it was “British”. We don’t know where I came up with it as I hadn’t had exposure to it prior to my adoption of it. It was an improvement in my eyes, but it wasn’t perfect. My largest complaint was that it didn’t sort well. It took me more years than I should admit to realize that the ISO standard 8601 would fulfill most of my needs. But most stamps I find here are the wrong format. When I was in Tokyo I picked up a DDMMYYYY stamp, so it was closer. A while back I found a how-to online which i now can’t track down which wrote about how easy it was to modify a regular date stamp. I have been thinking about it for a while. Stamps were more pricey than I wanted so I waited. Yesterday I wandered into the 99¢ store next door to the Firm and discovered they were selling stamps with a “received” or “faxed” add on … for 99¢ plus tax. I looked at it and appeared to be something I could easily take apart so I bought one. Tonight I did and then followed what I recalled of the tutorial and made my stamp. So I introduce to you my 99¢ ISO-ish date stamp.

Wow. That was wordy!

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  1. I love what you did with the stamp! I’m a late adopter of the 22-Feb-2008 format, but it makes so much sense to me, now that I use it.

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