You’ve got your hair combed back and your sunglasses on baby…

I’ve got to say, I’m really surprised at how hard it is to find certain types of information online, for example, when I want to find out about antiques, or presently, trying to find information about particular dolls.  I thought for sure there would be a Barbie Wiki, a real Wiki, with photos and the name of the doll, the release date, etc.  I can’t seem to find that.

I like to collect things but I’m also a big nerd who loves, yes loves, to organize and categorize.  I actually get excited when I have things that I want to look up, find information on and then add that information into a database.  It’s sad isn’t it?  I suppose part of why I went to grad school is because I love to research but this whole writing a thesis thing is not all it’s cracked up to be!

Anyway, this brings me back to my original point.  I’m surprised about the lack of a good Wiki type database of information on collectable things, like, Barbie.  As nerdy as I might be, I don’t know how to start a Wiki.  Once it’s up I know how to use one, more or less and am very good at formatting layouts for things like that.  I can picture it now in my mind.  But, sadly, I don’t know how to get started without already having the Wiki in place so I can just log in and start editing.  What’s really sad is how much the thought of spending my Friday night inputting data into a database makes me giddy with excitement.  Perhaps there’s some sort of pill I can take for that?

In other news, I bought some of the wood I’ll need to start building the doll house.  I have power tools.  Hear me roar.  Unfortunately I don’t think I can get started until I can find someone with a table saw to cut the big pieces for me.  I hate not being able to do it myself.   I wish I knew someone that wanted to help me get started.  Beyond that I’ll be fine I’m sure…

Well I also bought some black satin spray paint for plastic.  I bought the Gloria Wine Rack Cabinet, both sets.  They are a bubble gum pink but otherwise really quite cool.  I want to spray the pink parts black.  With any luck this summer will be a summer filled with building things and sewing (someday I will start sewing again instead of standing in my sewing room, staring around blankly).  Who knows I may even work on my thesis…  HA HA HA HA….

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