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Archive for April, 2004

but energy is funny in the way that it works. as i come back around to a place where i not only need to write, but can and am able to, and want to, and feel like i have something to say, all the other parts of my life have their own active energies.

i’ve spent the last few days driving around, and it’s been all about doing for others. which is good, and wonderful, and i’m happy to do… but doesn’t leave much keyboard time. there are stories that come out of that, and they’ll be up here soonish.

meantimes, i’m still nosing around for a design. found one that might work, but it’s a linkware template that’s also being used by a far more well-known blogger than me, and while the template is share and share alike, it still feels a bit awkward to use the same one. found another that almost fit, being all garden-y, but it was too green. yeah, hard to believe anything could be too green for me, but there you have it.

there’s one other i really want to use, but it has a usability issue. or, it might. i’m not sure. see, there’s a marquee graphic that i adore. it’s the reason i want to use the template. however, at least with the resolution i’m using, it appears to take up the whole screen, and you need to scroll to see that there’s anything else to see, if you know what i mean. there’s nothing on the graphic to click, or to indicate you could scroll… would this be a problem for anyone? does that make the space less inviting? do you want to see words or some sort of navigation aid right off the bat? i know it’s only a problem at some resolutions, but since i don’t know which ones, that’s been enough to keep me from diving in whole hog.

what say you? how much does it matter what the place looks like?

(and have you gotten outside to enjoy the sun today?)

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Doing it Greek style since 356 BC.
Which Famous Homosexual are you?
Brought to you by Rum and Monkey

How spiffing! You’re Alexander the Great!

Yeah, baby. You were the King of Macedonia, and conqueror of much of the world; you’re responsible for the spread of Christianity, as well as Hellenistic society and even the Roman Empire. Your power was feared for thousands of miles around.

And how gay were you. When you’d conquered Persia, you fell in love with a male courtier from that court – scandalous in those days, because the Persians were believed to be uncivilised barbarians.

You were always really in love with your boyhood friend, Hephaestion, and when he died you were grief-stricken to a legendary degree: convinced that he would live on after death, you passed away soon afterwards.

(courtesy of chaos factor)

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page 23

(from Nicole)

1. Grab the nearest book.

2. Open the book to page 23.

3. Find the fifth sentence.

4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.

Other early students were Woodpecker, Grouse, Badger, Owl, and Black Bear, who lived nearby.

(as good a way as any to jump back in, eh?)

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it’s starting to feel like the right time to be writing again. of course, because i don’t like doing things halfway, i’m hunting around for a nice, Spring-y layout to spruce things up around here. current one is lovely, but a bit dark, if you see what i mean.

so. soon. think of crocuses getting ready to peek out, and you’ll know about how i feel. 🙂

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