WP Network of Blogs Option

So, I tried to use the built-in “network” (i.e. multiple) blogs option but failed. I’m not exactly sure what I did incorrectly either. Kinda bummed as this would have made it easier for me to run blogs with a single database instead of the many databases I currently have.  Oh well … Maybe I will play with it another day.

Stuffed Griffin (Taxidermy)

Isn’t this amazing? I was watching “Oddities” earlier tonight and was thinking how odd taxidermy is … I don’t like when people just kill animals for sport so I never really dug this practice. But there was a girl on the show who used “road kill” for her taxidermy projects. Makes me feel a little better ;)

I don’t think I’d like to have a regular old animal sitting there on a shelf looking at me. But I could deal with having something like the above pictured Griffin! How neat!

A Few “Resolutions” of Course

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I never keep resolutions for New Years’ … Who really does? So, these are just some of my GOALS for 2012 (aside from freaking out because the world is going to end in what – 355 days?). Anyway … Here are some of the goals I have for 2012.

  1. Lose Weight – Sure, this one is a given. But the odds are higher this year because myself and a couple of my friends and I have a bet going. 40lbs by spring break. There is even $100 on the line here. Eek!
  2. Get Organized – I’m well on my way on this one actually. I’ve felt pretty driven to get more organized lately; and with the possibility of an overseas PCS looming I really need to stick to this goal.
  3. Read More – My goal is small really; just 12 books. A book per month. This goal seems pretty achievable! I’d like to read “The Hunger Games” as well as the biographies of Steven Tyler and Chaz Bono. Suggest a book for me please!
  4. Craft More – I feel the need to create; so I would like to at least begin Xander’s scrapbook (Xander will be helping). I would also like to do a few other things like some letters for Juliana’s room and a lamp made from a liquor bottle.

So yeah – there you go. What are some of your “goals” for the new year? Please share them with me in a comment!

IE6 Go Away!

I keep seeing web-dev geeks posting that IE6 is going away and no one needs to write code for IE6 and all that jazz …

Must be nice! My boss won’t reboot her computer – and thus, won’t update her browser! So …. the main web guy and I still write for IE6. IE6 is a horrible browser and sometimes I want to “accidently” turn my bosses computer off and make her upgrade. I won’t ever do it though – I just find her amusing sometimes. She’s a super smart woman – just not incredibly computer savvy.

Tumblr: What is Depression

Found this via Tumblr. It’s probably the best way of describing depression that I’ve ever read.

“Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out your normal healthy ability to cope with bad days and bad news, and replaces it with an unrecognizable sludge that finds no pleasure, no delight, no point in anything outside of bed. You alienate your friends because you can’t comport yourself socially, you risk your job because you can’t concentrate, you live in moderate squalor because you have no energy to stand up, let alone take out the garbage. You become pathetic and you know it. And you have no capacity to stop the downward plunge. You have no perspective, no emotional reserves, no faith that it will get better. So you feel guilty and ashamed of your inability to deal with life like a regular human, which exacerbates the depression and the isolation. If you’ve never been depressed, thank your lucky stars and back off the folks who take a pill so they can make eye contact with the grocery store cashier. No one on earth would choose the nightmare of depression over an averagely turbulent normal life.
It’s not an incapacity to cope with day to day living in the modern world. It’s an incapacity to function. At all. If you and your loved ones have been spared, every blessing to you. If depression has taken root in you or your loved ones, every blessing to you, too. No one chooses it. No one deserves it. It runs in families, it ruins families. You cannot imagine what it takes to feign normalcy, to show up to work, to make a dentist appointment, to pay bills, to walk your dog, to return library books on time, to keep enough toilet paper on hand, when you are exerting most of your capacity on trying not to kill yourself. Depression is real. Just because you’ve never had it doesn’t make it imaginary. Compassion is also real. And a depressed person may cling desperately to it until they are out of the woods and they may remember your compassion for the rest of their lives as a force greater than their depression. Have a heart. Judge not lest ye be judged.”

So very true.

That Could Have Been Bad

So I was about three seconds from installing a WordPress plugin that would auto-post my stuff from my (shh, secret) Tumblr blog to this blog. Then I realized – what am I thinking!? That Tumblr blog is where I can freely vent about people, places, things! Ugh! What was I thinking?

So, I think that maybe I will create another Tumblr blog that I can keep tabs on all my weird oddities and interests and import THAT one into the blog.

Hmm.

Edit: Ahh .. fuck it …