Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Sometimes I spend too much time nailing trees to cliffs

I am finally, finally feeling better and the possibility of resuming my normal life does not seem so remote. I just love this kiwi video. It completely captures my life this month; I have been spending all my time nailing trees to the cliffside, but now it is time for me to fly. Let's just disregard that bit about landing for now, though; I'll figure it out when I get there. I always enjoyed improv.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Lala widget

I was thinking recently of how well I like my librarything widget and that there should be similar widgets available for music, video, etc. I googled for something on a Lala widget and found the following courtesy of another blogger, jaXed - thanks fella. I modified it a bit, so blame me for any breaks - it works well on jaXed's site. I'll take a test run in this post before porting it to the sidebar; I'm being cautious since I just moved to Beta Blogger, also I figure discretion is the better part of valor when coding under oxygen deprivation, even when it is just HTML. I have to figure out how to slim this to a width of 80 for the sidebar, by dropping out some of the columns; just shrinking it makes it look like a sheet of microdots.

lala widget

February 22 2008 update: I was alerted by a reader that my widget (and the one I referenced by JaXed) are broken; sorry about that, they did work earlier. Here's what the lala widget used to look like. I wrote to asking for help from them - I will post here again once they answer.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Meming away on a day of gratitude

With courtesies to Liz at Fidoknits, I'm joining this meme to try and cheer me up. My life of late has been focused on trying to breathe and it is tiring. I am so very sick and tired of being sick and tired, and being sick on a holiday is such a double whammy. I am grateful today that I am able to breathe better now, after 3 weeks of not doing so well with this basic activity.

The instructions for the meme are: you can only type one word, no explainations. Go!

1. Yourself: Breathless
2. Your boyfriend/girlfriend (spouse): Monkish
3. Your hair: Panacheful
4. Your mother: apart
5. Your father: Absent-minded
6. Your favorite item: PowerBook
7. Your dream last night: none
8. Your favorite drink: custardchino
9. Your dream car: FX35
10. The room you are in: Dining
11. Your ex: unremarkable
12. Your fear: forgetfulness
13. What you want to be in 10 years? Content
14. Who you hung out with last night? Family
15. What You're Not? Religious
16. Muffins: Pumpkin
17. One of your wish list items: Ahisma
18. Time: fleeting
19. The last thing you did: Childrearing
20. What you are wearing: Levi's
21. Your favorite weather: clear
22. Your favorite book: many
23. The last thing you ate: Cookie
24. Your life: changing
25. Your mood: Down
26. Your best friend: Husband
27. What are you thinking about right now? oxygen
28. Your car: Red
29. What are you doing at the moment? Blogging
30. Your summer: Unpredicted
31. Your relationship status: Married
32. What is on your TV? CyberChase
33. What is the weather like? 7-up
34. When is the last time you laughed? Yesterday

In other news: I am trying and mostly liking OmniWeb, however I am peeved that I have to keep blogging in Mozilla because Blogger acts wonky in OmniWeb. I like Mozilla well enough, but I wanted to use OmniWeb. Darn.

Kudos to another pal, Karen, for joining the blogosphere - I have no idea why I'm surrounded by Blogging Knitters, but if you need more knitting knews check out T-Town Knitiot!

Thursday, November 2, 2006

There goes some of my 15 minutes

I managed to startle my husband today when I wasn't even in the room. He sure puts up with a lot from me. I'm sure his hair was standing on end. (After all, he needs a haircut.) Here's his reaction (overheard at a forum):
Oh .... my .......... God.

I just got a chance to finish listening to this episode, and when you mentioned comments at podcastalley, I wondered if mine would be brought up. (These guys make plays! They make plays!)

It wasn't, but MY WIFE'S WAS. *sigh* First, anyone who is married knows that you can't really force your wife to do something like listen to a sports podcast. Not if you want to sleep soundly, anyway. And now I have to let her know that, with about two minutes to go, she gets her name mentioned on a podcast.

I'm not sure how this will go ...
Thanks to the guys at Bang! Cartoon Radio Hour, my PodCast Alley comment was featured on their weekly program as an outro. It led to a frank and funny discussion of humor in relationships, which I thought was pretty good fruit to bear for a little seed of a comment. I'm still amazed that they pronounced my name correctly, too. Here's a link to a clip from their 'cast: Clip.mp3

Note to the listening public: PodCasting is hard work, and if posting something to the Alley helps a Podcaster keep on with their work, it is the least you can do to post a vote!

Artwork and audio credit to the fellows at Bang Productions.