I’m still tweaking things around to get this new blog setup to look similar enough to my main site that viewers won’t feel like they’ve gone to a completely different web page. Fiddling around with wordpress has been more frustrating than I thought it would be; for some reason it takes forever for the changes I make to go through. I have this vague unfounded hope that creating a new post will wake up the system somehow. But at least I figured out how to get my tweets into the sidebar, so I guess that’s something. all the wordpress widgets seemed to be useless but copying the html from twitter’s profile widget builder into a text widget in the sidebar seems to be working nicely.
Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving! Mine was pretty low key, baked a bunch of pumpkin bread and took some over to Alex’s family’s house where they were having a Thanksgiving meal. Ended up watching Avatar not once, but twice. Kind of ridiculous. I justified the second time with the facts that I was watching it with family members & friends, and it looked a lot better on their big screen than it did in the morning on our computer monitor.
Had to go to work today, but listening to MPR kept me going. Science Friday had some great stuff this afternoon. The bacteria-themed Ig Nobel awards were hilarious and were followed by a flashback rebroadcast of a show from about twenty years ago in which they discussed “the future of the internet.” Laughed out loud at the ponderings about how “even the White House is using the internet now” and the callers referring to their “work station” instead of a computer. My job would be so lonesome if I didn’t have a radio in that kitchen. Wish I could play podcasts in there though, that would be amazing. Except it would probably hamper my productivity because I would put off going downstairs to get the extra ingredient I needed just to hear the rest of whatever conversation I was listening to. Maybe I do that anyway with regular radio…?
I was going to post a pic of my nifty “Springboard Artist” mug that I got when our workshops ended (sigh) set on my drafting table next to a new painting (of berries!), but I have once again lost my memory card adapter (double sigh), so that will have to wait.