Sunday, June 24, 2007


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Pay No Attention

I actually have pictures of the sweater I'm making, its just that the pictures are in the camera and not uploaded to the hard drive or flickr yet. Its sad to say but I'm waiting for Jim to come home to supervise me. I've had bad luck with picture uploads, they go and hide in places that they are not wanted. So until the pictures are rescued from the camera I will show pictures I can get to without breaking anything.

I am getting frustrated with blogger and I don't think blogger is the problem. I think I'm the problem. Here is what I want to do:
  1. Have more than one picture per post.
  2. Have a picture show up after the paragraph and not at the top of the post.
  3. Somehow label the picture.
  4. Know how to add a button for the groups I'm currently in like Mystery Stole 3 or Ravelry
  5. Figure out how to get my photo's from flickr to show up here. I thought I configured it correctly, but it looks like I would have to blog from there instead of here to get it to work.
  6. Clean off my desk. (Which has nothing to do with this but is bothering me nonetheless.)
  7. Figure out how to show a YouTube video.
  8. I would like to have some of those cool progress bars to show how far along I am in my projects, but again I have no clue where to find those or how to add them if I ever do find them.
  9. Have an RSS feed, I know what it does, but I don't know what it means or how to set it up to work, or if it automatically does it for me through blogger.
  10. Track who or why people get here. I know it can be done, I just have no clue how.
  11. Find an easy to understand tutorial or instructional website to help me with all of the above things
Here's what I know how to do:
  1. Spellcheck- I figure make myself feel better by feeling more accomplished and trying to have more than 11 things on this list.
  2. Link and excitingly I even know what it means, which is to go directly to whichever website you want by clicking the word that shows up underlined.
  3. Upload photos to the blog and to flickr. I should count that as 2 things shouldn't I? I'm not going to though, because I don't think I'm doing it correctly.
  4. Google Reader- if anyone (Shana) doesn't know about this and what it does let me know because I think its magic or at least powered by magic gnome
  5. Post a blog entry- woo hoo this is the third one
Well that sucks that I could only come up with 5. I think I will post lots of memes and photos of cats until I get some of these things figured out.

Also I will soon start to read Eats, Shoots & Leaves so that I can start to use commas correctly and have slightly less horrible grammar.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Hungry like the Wolf

I got my sock club yarn today from Blue Moon and it is so cute. The colors are definitely me, but then all loud colors are me so I'm being redundant.

It is odd to me that every time I get the package and see the Rocking Sock Club label I never think "rocking/rock and roll/cool", I always get the line from Dazed and Confused instead: "if this trucks rockin' don't come knockin". I'm pretty sure that is not what they were going for when they named the club.

The title of todays post:Hungry like the Wolf is because the song is completely implanted in my head from a new Old Spice commercial with Bruce Campbell playing the piano and singing that song.

(Can you tell I learned how to link today? Now if only I could figure out how to have more than one picture, or have sidebar buttons, or have a clue what the hell I'm doing. Maybe tomorrow.)

Monday, June 18, 2007

Here Goes Nothing

Testing. Testing.

I've wanted a blog for a while now, but as with every journal I've ever had, I never knew what to write. So here goes...

Today's been cool. I got my invite to Ravelry and started a flickr as well, then spent an hour looking in our hard drive for a single photo of anything I've knitted. No luck so far. Christmas 2006 has completely vanished. I had made and gifted some felted clogs, hats and a mohawk cap all of which I cannot find a single picture of.

So instead I'll show my new haircut: see above (I'm a dumbass)