Feb 26, 2010
This is just a very brief post to satisfy my curiosity and determine how those who code their website freehand begin. So when you’re coding a new theme for your website (assuming you use WordPress of course), what method do you utilize to sort things out in CSS and establish a base to progress from?
The reason I ask is because, while I am starting to get the gists of CSS, once I start to code freehand, I get a bit overwhelmed so I’m trying to look for suggestions or tips as to how to go about constructing a theme without having a nervous breakdown because I’ve lost the direction I was attempting to head in. Ideas, suggestions, comments? Highly appreciated and needed. Thanks!
Also on a very brief note, my next blog will be a review on my new phone, the MyTouch.
Feb 19, 2010
So I spent all day coding this theme and when I say all, I mean all.. well mostly. I think I started around noon and was semi-distracted by other things, but still, it took quite a bit because I’m super picky, but I really do like how it turned out. Sure, it’s simple, but I find that now a days I am enjoying simple much more than I did before. It’s not a bad thing I don’t think, I suppose it could be worse, but still, simple seems to suit me. I am still tweaking the damn Flickr stream– for some reason, despite all my efforts the borders refuse to show, but other than that I am pleased with it. I also managed to get all of my pages fixed and turned off comments on them, which I’ve been meaning to do, but have been much too lazy. I also removed my portfolio, mostly because I found I didn’t really update it so there was no point in having it there. Maybe one day when my creativity returns once more and not in spurts as it tends to do.
I had the past week off from week as a means to just recover. I have been so burnt out and I really needed to just take some time to refresh. I’m sad that it went by so quickly, but I did my best to not over exert myself. I still need to clean the house which I fully intend on doing tomorrow (no excuses damnit!) and then I think my funk, well at least I hope my funk will be over. For the most part a lot of those I know have experienced it and I’m not sure why. It seems to have caught on like the fucking flu which thankfully I have never had. Instead I just sink into bouts of depression that threaten to claim my sanity and I wonder if one day I will be able to fight my way back from the edge. G-d, I sound morbid.
Last weekend was my sister-in-law’s reception in San Diego. I would say I enjoyed myself, but to be honest, it was a bit drab. It was nice to catch up with old friends, but the reception itself was lame. I actually ended up crawling into bed at about 8:00 because I was bored out of my mind. Is that mean to say? Lol. She looked gorgeous and it was good to see her, but I don’t think I would have shed a tear if I had missed it, though if I had then we would not have had such a great laugh at the expense of Robby’s aunt who thinks she knows everything. No one can stand her, I mean NO ONE. She sticks her nose where it doesn’t belong and it drives everyone crazy. Case and point: my mother-in-law tells me Sunday morning that Helen said, “Angie was really flirting with Robby’s friend.” I look at her and say, “What the fuck?” and she laughs and says, “Brion!” To which we all start cracking up. Why you ask? Because Brion is gay. We all love him to pieces and all giggle like girls with him, which coincidentally was exactly what we were doing when she said we were flirting. Of course when Robby’s mom told his aunt all she had to say was, “Ohhh, that’s why.” What’s that saying again? When you make assumptions, you make an ass out of you and me, or in this case her. Retard. Lol.
In other news, I turned 24 on the 17th. I got a ton of Facebook wall messages, texts, and phone calls, to which I pretty much ignored. Don’t get me wrong I thanked everyone who wished me a happy birthday because it is appreciated, but I just don’t get excited about my birthday. I despise getting treated extra special one day of the year when in all honesty, everyone should be treated extra special every day of the year because tomorrow is not promised. You never know when you will wake up and the people you love will no longer be there so rather than cherish them on one day of the year, cherish them always, life is too short for anything else. I know it’s probably a cynical way to look at it but I view it as realistic; though I’d rather be viewed as cynical than wake up and regret that I never took that extra step to tell those I love that I love and appreciate them. I never want to be that person with so much to say when its too late to say it. So if I leave you with anything tonight, it’s food for thought, love and appreciate those with you now, for once their gone, they may never know how much you did.
Jan 19, 2009
So I know I had originally said that I would be using this domain for vlogging, but I’ve changed my mind thanks to my lovely friend Amy who made me realize how much I miss setting up websites and creating layouts for them. So I suppose I may do a mixture of both vlogging and blogging, it’s really dependent on how I feel and how scrubby I happen to look.
For now I leave you with the resolutions I posted on my Livejournal. In terms of actually keeping them I think I’m doing quite well. Let’s just hope I can continue to follow through.
Focus on the things that matter. For far too long I have been letting the little things get to me. The things that don’t matter. This year I want to focus on the things that do matter. Like the love I have for my husband. Our marriage. Us. I want to let the little things go because at the end of the day, at the end of my life, they won’t matter.
Make friends. I’ve been here for a little over a year and I don’t really have any friends. I had made some, but that didn’t work out, so this coming year I want to put myself out there. I want to stop being so guarded and actually make some friends out here. The road to happiness is having people who make you laugh and smile in your life. I have my husband and I’m not saying he isn’t enough, but I think friends make life a little less mudane. So I will make some friends!
Dance. I’ve always loved to dance. I’ve always loved going to the club, but all that stopped when Robby and I got together, so this year I want to make a point to go dancing. For right now I will say once a month is an appropriate goal.
Start school. I’ve been putting it off. I admit that I’m afraid. It’s been 4 years since I was last in school so I’m afraid I’m going to fail miserably. However, this year no excuses. It’s free and I want to go back. I just have to believe that I’ll succeed.
Focus on photography. I’ve let it escape me. I won’t lie. Life got so complicated that I’ve fallen away from it, but I want to get back into it. I intend on taking classes this summer so I can finally put my $700 camera to use.
Get my license. Again, one of the many things I’ve been putting off because of fear. I failed the test 3 times so that kind of pushed me away from it, but I have to stop letting my fears get the best of me. I need to face them and finally get my license. I’ve put it off for far too long.
Get back into graphic design. I’ve been on a slump for the longest time and too afraid to get back into it for fear that I’ll still have a block, but I need to. I want to. So I am going to try and make something at least once a week… or maybe focus on some big projects like photo manipulations.
PHP. I’ve had a book on PHP for more then a year and have probably picked it up all of 5 times. I really want to sit down, read the book, and actually learn from it. I need to stop putting it off and this year I think I will.
Music. Get back to my roots. I’ve been neglecting it for awhile and have just started to realize how much I miss it. Thus, I will be getting back into finding new artists I like and trying to expand my music library.
Experiences. I want to try something different at least once a month. Whether it’s rock climbing or skydiving, I want to say I’ve experienced things I have talked about, but have never taken the initiative to actually go out and do.
Openness. Stop protecting Robby and let him see me. Really see me. I want to stop worrying about hurting his feelings and just tell him how I feel when he’s done something to piss me off, upset me, or hurt me. He needs to know that it’s not okay to do some of the things he does.
Be happy. I know it’s a difficult concept for me, but I want to try. I have the tendency to not know what to do with myself when things aren’t dramatic, so I want to learn that it’s okay when there is no drama in my life.
Past. Stop looking back. It serves no purpose and it’s time to look at the door that’s opened in front of me, rather than the one that’s closed.
Old friends. I suck at keeping touch with most of my friends so I want to really focus on that. Make the effort to contact them and see how they are doing.
Family. Another thing I suck at, lol. Again, I want to make more of an effort in calling my family, especially my eldest sister and dad just to talk and see how they are. I know they get frustrated when they don’t hear from me, so this is the year that will change.
Cooking. I really want to get into cooking.. particularly with Robby, so I will be looking up recipes for us to try out and make together. I think it will be a fun experience for the both of us.
Exercise. I want to start getting up early, probably about 4, jogging in the morning, making breakfast and then going into work. I also want to start going to the gym after work so I can get back into shape. Plus, I think if I take initiative and start working on myself, Robby will follow suit.
Home. I’ll admit my home isn’t very homey and I think that’s partly one of the reasons I’ve been so miserable. Home doesn’t feel like home. Thus, once I start working and we have two incomes coming in, I want to focus on decorating the house and make it a home and not just a residence.
World of Warcraft. Yes, I have a resolution for WoW because I am that sad, lol. Anyway, I want to level my 3 toons (DK, Hunter, Druid) to 80 and then join a raiding guild with at least one of them and get raiding experience so I can eventually start my own raid guild. Additionally, I’d like to level my mage who’s been sitting at 25 for over a year to 80 and start a warlock and lvl her to 80 as well.