Sunday, March 23, 2008

Changes To Comments

Pretty please comment on this post when it pops into your feed reader.  Just for giggles, tell me what your favorite Easter candy, Passover dish, or Spring food is.  Mine is Cadbury mini eggs, closely followed by the malted egg-balls that you can lick and then use the liquefied candy coating for lipstick.

OK, I changed the comments so they'd be first to last from top to bottom (aka ascending).  Several of you got confused by the descending comments.  I'd seen it a a couple blogs and really liked the idea of putting the newest comment first.

But, as much as I wanted to have them be descending, it's not the best web design practice to go against what everyone else is doing because it just confuses your visitors.  And confusing your visitors is the last thing you want to do.

Especially when your visitors are the best-est, most wonderful, sweetest people EVER!

If everything keeps going smoothly, there will only be one more post that I'll need you to comment on for testing purposes.  Yay!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Now With More Future

This is my first post using my NEW blog platform ... that I wrote myself!  I'd love it if you'd help me out this week testing it out.  Here are some of the things you can do:

- Subscribe to my blog blog's atom feed or rss feed in your feed reader of choice.  Leave a comment on this post to let me know which feed reader you use so I can make sure that all the major feed readers are being tested.  I'll be publishing posts this week asking you to comment when the post pops into your feed reader.

- Leave a comment on a post or two.  Let me know if the process doesn't work the way you expect it to.

- Click around. Visit my archives.  Look at the label links.  Use the "next" and  previous" links.  Let me know if anything is messed up.

Thank you *so* much for helping me out.  Once I'm sure everything is working right, I'll be switching the craft blog over, too. :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I [heart] Cock

Andrew and I stumbled across this awesome fiberglass cock in front of a grocery store on one of our weekend drives.  We HAD to stop.  There was a huge fiberglass cow on the roof of the store, too.

I love how the cock looks so angry, and I look so happy.

[photo taken at an undisclosed location]

Friday, October 19, 2007

Hiatus

I love my blog blog, but I've become too busy to add entries for the foreseeable future.  Feel free to look around.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Groan

I've been sick for almost a week and I'm getting really tired of it.  One day, laying on the couch, I watched Blades of Glory, the Strangers with Candy movie, and The Royal Tenenbaums.  I've read David Goodis' Shoot the Piano Player.  And then there was the day I watched all these science shows on the History channel.  I know all about pot, cocaine, water, the Hittite Empire, UFOs, the Burmuda Triangle, and that the world is going to end in 2012.  We don't have cable, but somehow we get the History Channel.  I half-wish we didn't.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Sniffle

Andrew downloaded the brand new Sunset Rubdown album for me yesterday.  I've only listened to a couple songs ... but I'm loving it.  I declared in my sick delirium that I wanted to see them when they're here next ... which we then found out is TONIGHT. Ack!  The show is just blocks from our apartment.  Sadly, I'm still too sick to go. :(  Now I'm sniffling for two reasons.

[photo taken 10/2/2007 in Philadelphia]

Saturday, October 06, 2007

The Good Shepherd is recommended

Matt Damon was incredible in The Good Shepherd.  He's actually acting, and it's amazing (not that he doesn't usually act, but, he's just not acting like he does a lot of the time).

Angelina Jolie, on the other hand, looks like a brittle 80-year-old woman the whole movie.  She really can't pull off 18, or 'interesting.'

Anyway, the movie is awesome.  The man on which the movie was based was actually 100% weirder than Matt Damon's character.  It was cool to kinda see the genesis of the CIA.

Friday, October 05, 2007

The Abandoned is recommended

The Abandoned is a great horror movie.  I just asked Andrew what he thought (without him knowing I'm typing it up):
Actually scary.  Well acted.  There weren't too many ghosts.
I agree.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

The Good German is recommended

I hear that The Good German got really bad reviews.  I'm not sure why.  I loved this movie.  I usually like Steven Soderbergh's movies (the director).  And I can't get enough George Clooney and/or Kate Blanchett.

I feel like I should say something about World War II or war or something, but I'm too tired.  Not tired-tired, but tired of war, tired of being mad, tired of caring.  America isn't the only country (I mistyped company ... which isn't far from the truth) full of people who have no qualms about killing other people.  It happens all over the world, and it's happened throughout time.

Anyway, the movie gives you lots of things to think about with no real answers nor clear-cut value judgments.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

The Fountain is recommended

The Fountain was incredible.  Although it's strange around the edges ... the subject matter addresses the heart of the human condition: someday each of us will have to deal with death, if not that of one we love, then our own.  This movie offers no answers, but it does lead you through an emotional landscape that spans time and space.