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By Lee Anne Stark (threegardeners) on March 2, 2011

I'm baaaack! You knew you hadn't heard the last of me, didn't you? This is going to be a kinda, sorta, bi-weekly peek into what's happening around the Cubits Universe...some new stuff, some old stuff and anything else I can think of. Grab your coffee and join me. My own personal take on what's going on or has gone on.

I just can't not write.  Sorry Sharon, that's lousy sentence structure, but true nonetheless. Oh, and by the way Sharon, since I've got your attention, when are the writers going to start another write-robin story?? tap, tap, tap :))

Universal Photo Contest Cubit

 2011-03-02/threegardeners/e8f3e4The second photo contest, "Digital Art", has concluded. I'd once again like to thank all entrants for their wonderful photos. First place went to merigold for the photo shown here on the left.

To view all of the entries, click HERE



The Photo Contest for the month of March will be "Captions". Please take a moment and enter your favourite macro shot. Entries can be entered until midnight of the 20th. Click HERE for the entry page.


New Features!!

Our resident programing Guru, Dave, has been busy this past week. The first fabulous feature is the new, official, Cubits Newsletter! To sign up for it go to the "Your Account" tab up there at the top of the page. Click on the "preferences" tab and the second choice is "receive the weekly newsletter". I highly suggest that you choose yes. It's chock full of cool Cubits statistics, the most recently published articles, news and contests, and recently added Cubits. You will not be disappointed.

Our second funtastic new feature is the listing of the most recently created or updated threads. This feature is right on your home page where the Newsletter used to be. This is a Cubit-wide feature...check it out, you just might find a topic that interests you, or better yet, you might find a Cubit that interests you that you never even knew existed!


Jigsaw Puzzles

    2011-03-02/threegardeners/1e335e    Remember to add your photos to the Database of Free Images. You never know, you might just discover your image is suddenly a jigsaw puzzle!!

    Photo on the left is this weeks featured puzzle, image by Katg, click HERE to play it. I almost went cross-eyed, but I got it done.

Article Blast From The Past

This weeks featured article is "Corned Beef Hash: The North Eastern English Way!" by Neil Muir. One of my most favourite winter comfort foods.

Database of The Week

This weeks featured database is the Iris Database.They've got over 2000 entries and almost all of them have a photo! Great job everyone in the Iris Cubit!!

Who's Who Spotlight

      Do you know of someone here at Cubits that you feel needs a spotlight? If you do, contact Sharon or Nap and tell them! Anybody is eligible! 

Don't Forget Shopping at Cubits!!

Find a list of stores by going to Shopping at Cubits.

  2011-03-02/threegardeners/6d6336This weeks featured store is Trees to Flutes.

 "The peaceful sound of the Native American flute can be learned with a little practice.".

Isn't it funny the way life takes you? I mean, I spent an entire year going to college to be a bookkeeper and then I learned that I cannot tolerate an office environment. Who'da thunk it?

So here I am working at a gas station and loving every single minute of it (except when the public toilet gets clogged up).

Sure, I'm not making the money I would as a bookkeeper...but money isn't everything, is it? Finding a job that you enjoy is a rare thing indeed.

I get to meet a new, interesting person every few minutes...some funny, some happy, some drunk, some downright miserable...most are enjoyable and pleasant to deal with. I spend my nights laughing with them, celebrating their job promotions, shedding a tear with them over a recently deceased loved one. A few regulars will even surprise me on occasion by bringing me a coffee from my favourite coffee shop.

I love making them smile. I'm not at all afraid to tell a customer that I love her new haircut, or ask where she found that fabulous coat, or bracelet. I can talk trucks with the men. I do refrain from mentioning the many seriously cute male behinds that pass by me, but I have huge windows to admire them from :))

Some people would consider a gas station attendant job among the lowliest of the low. Me? I consider myself very lucky, and blessed to have found it.

See you around the Universe!

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Welcome back, Lee Anne!! Candyce Feb 5, 2012 7:46 PM 20
Made my day! TwinLakesChef Mar 3, 2011 8:00 PM 1

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