August 9th, 2008

voracious reader

Books Icons!

Because my friend rose_amethyst asked for these, I made some book icons to share!

I can't even say how much I love to read, because there aren't words. And I know that many of you share that love. So hopefully you'll find an appealing icon or two among these.

Samples:
 1. books 1 6. books 6
15.books 1519.books 19
These four, plus more, under the cut (20 total)...

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These were great fun to make, and I could easily make more -- if anyone is interested in seeing others like these. (Feel free to let me know...)

I haven't made a batch of icons to share since prior to the Fourth of July, so it's about time! (grin)

grand king louis

The Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympics

The Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics was AMAZING!!! There really aren't words for how incredible it was.

The combination of technology and 'people power' was really perfect. This shows what you can do when you have a grand vision -- and tons of $$$ to make that vision happen.

Here are just a few images, for those who missed it...

Beijing 2008 - 1

Beijing 2008 - 1

Beijing 2008 - 1

Beijing 2008 - 1

Beijing 2008 - 1

Beijing 2008 - 1

And these photos don't even begin to do the show justice. Seriously. I should do more screen caps to share, but I doubt I'll find the time for it. Anyway, it was worth the hours (and hours) of viewing involved to see the entire show. (smile)

The lighting of the Olympic Torch was stunning. (whew)

And all politics aside (and that's not an easy thing, granted), I was very moved.