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Thursday Already?! [Jul. 1st, 2010|10:14 am]
[Current Mood |awake]

Notice to Universe:   I need MORE time not LESS time.  No fair stealing entire days without my noticing.

One of the things I did not anticipate, years back when I started doing this (and there are myriads of such things) is that answering comments (which seems only polite) could take up so much time.  And be so invisible to people looking at when the last post was.   It's nice to have conversations going on, but given my so-called schedule (get up, start working, eat cereal, keep working, realize it's 2 pm or later and I haven't had lunch, grab something and keep working, realize it's time to fix something for supper and eat it, and after that keep working until finally my brain goes numb near or after midnight...) I can't deal with more than one at a time, really.   One here, that is, because of my bold leap into blogging with the three topic-focused blogs, on top of this and the SFF.net newsgroup.

I thought Twitter would help, and it does, sort of, but then some people are upset that I'm not writing more "real" posts.   (Some people, I think, do not work the hours I work. )   It does not help that everything LJ itself has done in the last couple of years has made my experience of LJ worse.  (HEADERS--those miserable annoying eye-shattering headers they're so pleased with themselves about...and that now CHANGE every month or so.  There's a reason I picked a visually quiet style.  Those things distract me and I don't need distraction.)

But anyway--it's Thursday already.   Our 80% chance of rain yesterday never materialized here, and although it's cloudy-gloomy this morning, I'm willing to place a small bet (two doughnuts) that today's 80% chance of rain won't materialize here either.  However, it might land on the city, where I need to go to the blueprint place and the train station...but do not want to risk driving in a downpour and ending up in a flooded street.   Especially not the underpass under tracks, which is a typical railroad underpass of the type that drowns cars and their occupants with a sudden rise of water.   

Meanwhile, there's plenty of work to do here (always!)  so I should quit hanging out online and go do it.  


[User Picture]From: moiety_tx
2010-07-01 03:19 pm (UTC)
It's raining in Round Rock, but not very hard. I know what you mean about the risk of gullywashers, though.

If you use Firefox, have you installed Adblockplus? I'm fairly sure it would allow you to block whatever 'decorative' headers LJ decides we need.
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[User Picture]From: duane_kc
2010-07-01 03:37 pm (UTC)
Passing some info along on the homepage problems: http://betnoir.livejournal.com/1591538.html
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[User Picture]From: gifted
2010-07-01 03:50 pm (UTC)

I can't believe they're promoting ONTD like some kind of news feed now.
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[User Picture]From: gifted
2010-07-01 03:45 pm (UTC)
We did give you a bit of a hard time on that last "real" post, didn't we? So many comments; I believe I got lost at some point, and had to wade my way out backwards. I apologise for adding to it. I kind of jibbed myself of a day there too, as I enthusiastically await your next novel.

I know how to get rid of that unsightly bar at the top of your layout, but if you meant the fancy menu bar/header on your "home" page, I'm afraid you're stuck with it.
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[User Picture]From: ann_mcn
2010-07-01 04:13 pm (UTC)
I never use LJ's home page, but do all my posts (back when I posted more) using Semagic. It's freeware, and allows you to format, preview, and all sorts of other things. It's easy to use and stays out of your way. http://semagic.sourceforge.net/
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-07-01 04:27 pm (UTC)
The curse of instantaneous communication. The more accessible you are, the more people want.

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[User Picture]From: reading_angel
2010-07-01 04:42 pm (UTC)
At least you only lost one day. I've been known to lose entire weeks(and I'm fair certain I've misplaced a whole year, but it hasn't been proven conclusively)...
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[User Picture]From: moonsinger
2010-07-01 04:53 pm (UTC)
We got some rain earlier in Cibolo. I'm hoping the rain didn't make it out to Hunt, TX as my daughter is at summer camp there.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2010-07-01 10:41 pm (UTC)
I had one session at a camp near Hunt, and loved it--and it did rain some days. I remember scuttling over to the big meeting hall--they had us singing and telling stories and so on. I think there was a flood on the river and we couldn't swim for a couple of days until they'd fished some trash out and the water had settled. I think we kids considered it an adventure rather than a problem, but I'm sure those in charge were worried.

And I lost the bet--it did rain here, starting well into the afternoon. So I owe someone two doughnuts.
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[User Picture]From: moonsinger
2010-07-02 12:25 am (UTC)
I've never done a camp like that. Just day camp. They post pictures of the kids and she's smiling in every one of them. Looks like she's learned to cook hamburgers over an open fire as well. I hear there are several camps in Hunt. She us at the YMCA camp.
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From: keleri
2010-07-01 05:25 pm (UTC)
The thunderstorm teasing has been driving me crazy. We've actually been getting too much rain here on the canadian prairies, and there have been numerous tornado sightings in other areas. My city, of course, is constantly promised thunderstorms that never materialize.
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[User Picture]From: catsittingstill
2010-07-01 10:17 pm (UTC)
I very much enjoy your blog, which I only found recently but would like to mention

1) I enjoy your books even more; if you feel you need to choose, my vote would be for books.

2) Please feel free not to respond to my comments in your blog. Goodness knows I sometimes don't respond to comments in mine, so I can hardly complain.
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[User Picture]From: jon_d_r
2010-07-01 11:07 pm (UTC)

I agree

What she said.
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[User Picture]From: foxfyre
2010-07-02 12:18 am (UTC)
It was raining off and on all day here in Leander. I wish I'd made it on early enough to take that bet! Alas, I was alternating between cat-herding (read: dealing with a preschooler and toddler) and writing. Rainy days seem to make the boys nap more, which is great for my productivity. ;)

As for anyone giving you grief about "real" posts or responding to comments, well a *rude noise* to them. If it comes down to a choice between the two, I'd rather you were writing books than comments!
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