Saturday, September 12, 2009

Just a little blah, but looking up!

The way

Image by Fr Antunes via Flickr

I’ve been feeling a little off center today.  I’m not sure exactly what is up, but I think I may be coming down with something.  Of course it’s getting awfully close to ragweed season which means my allergies will be out of control.  That may be the problem, but who knows.   It could be that I just need a beer and a nice relaxing night with a good book. 

Tomorrow, the new template I’ve been working on goes live.  Things are looking sharp, if I do say so myself.  I’m having a lot of fun with this adventure  and learning some new things along the way.  I can’t wait to get a response from everyone.  The template looks nothing at all like what I started with, other than the basic framework. 


Quote of the Day:
If your number one goal is to make sure that everyone likes and approves of you, then you risk sacrificing your uniqueness and, therefore, your excellence.
--Anonymous

Friday, September 11, 2009

A Sept. 11th Thought

Thursday, September 10, 2009

So Many Routes, No Clear Path!

Icelandic landscape #4

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I’ve been reading some fantasy of late, thanks to my big sis,  Kel.  She sent a whole load of fantasy books, and all ones I hadn’t read before.  Tis revitalizing my thoughts in the way of Friday’s Fantasy.  Which is a good thing, because Tirashar has stopped talking to me.  I’m not sure why, or for how long, but she has been silent. 

It’s funny the way a story plays out,  There are so many directions open, yet when I test one, I seem to travel in circles.  I wonder if Tirashar has been talking to me, but I have not been listening.  For I have ideas of where to go, just seem to need a little clarity of vision.

I’m not pressuring her though, for I’ve learned when I try too hard, a cloud of darkness descends, enveloping my imagination.  Without a light to see my way, it’s best not to move forward, or back for that mater.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

What The Heck Happened?

Invocación

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You may be wondering what happened yesterday.  I missed my post because the darn internet went down in my neighborhood.   Talk about frustrating!  I couldn’t get my blog fix for the night.  What’s a guy to do?  I would have gone into my work to make a post, and do some cruising.  The only problem is they are on the same neighborhood system I am. 

If you missed it yesterday, The Inferno posted a short story by Lou Lohman of LouCeel.  It’s a great little piece, full of mystery and intrigue.  The Cask of Infinity!  The first part of the story is posted on Inferno, and the second part on Lou's blog.  It’s well worth the read.

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Monday, September 7, 2009

Ahh Yet Another Banner Day

House on the lake

Image by Fr Antunes via Flickr

I’ve been enjoying the day, playing around with templates once again.  You know if I keep this up, before long I’m going to understand all this HTML and CSS to the point of being able to make my own template from scratch.  Ok, it might take a little longer than I would like, but I’m getting there. 

This evening, I had a wonderful dance.  A dance with a partner all the way out in California.  We were working up a new banner for one of the sites.  She is a master with the graphics, where I falter and stumble.  I just don’t seem to have an eye for color and composition.   So I handled the code part of it, placing items where I thought they would look good.  She handled the creation of the graphics, and then directing me on more appropriate placement.   It was fun, and I wish I could spend more time doing things like that. 

The new banner, is smashing, with a lot of attitude.  Don’t worry, You’ll get to see it once I get the template completed.  It’ll be a couple of weeks before everything I need to do is finalized, and the template put in place.  Then maybe I can get her to dance once again and help me with Ruminations banner.

Tuesday morning at 12:01, I’m posting one of Lou’s stories on The Inferno.  Lou writes on his blog, LouCeel, and I’ve focused one of my Writers of The Web on him.  This piece is a companion piece, with the first part of the story on Inferno, and the second part on his site.  I know you’ll enjoy this one, especially if you into intrigue.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

A day of technical trivialities

Linked

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In this age of computer connectivity and communication, I still find myself relying on the faithful old telephone.  However, today I tried something new.  I had a verbal conversation with a friend from The Artists Challenge, on the computer! 

We’re working together to create a memory piece about her grandparents.  I wanted to chat with her about specific memories she had, you know, the scents of their house, sights from the porch, things like that. 

The telephone is not the least expensive means of communication anymore.  So I set up the chat on Gtalk, and then realized there was an icon at the top that said call.  Well we just had to try it out, so I plugged in the old headset and microphone, and after a little tweaking of the settings on my computer, we were talking.  I think I may just try this little trick on a more frequent basis.  Hell, I might even go to the store and get me one of those cameras so we can videoconference. 

I’m just moving right on up there in this techno crazy life these days.  and saving some money as I do.

OMG, I missed a day by only 5 minutes!

Jackon's Truck

Image by Brian Hathcock via Flickr

Well, to be fair to myself, I was captivated with enthusiasm.  The recent Challenge posted over at the The Inferno, has spurred my imagination.  I composed a short story in Poe like fashion.  Check it out, and let me know if you thinks it’s creepy enough, LOL.

Pony’s art takes the center stage with this story.  It fits her work perfectly.  If your a writer and enjoy a fun challenge, come over and visit.  Create a short story or fun and frightful piece to share with us.  The theme is “Curiosity Killed The Cat” – An evening of woe and delight with Edgar Allen Poe.

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