Archive for October 2004

Familiar Essay

Alright, bear with me here; ever notice that when you get something new you obsess over it for the first little while? This is the third entry today; I guess I’m just a naturally long-winded person. Well, actually, it’s more that I have so many random thoughts in my head during the day, that it’s hard to just get half of them down in writing – er, typing. So here goes another nice little entry.

I’ve got a familiar/informal essay coming up for English and I have to come up with a good topic. The problem is I have so many opinions on everything that it’s hard to just choose one. Here’s a few just off the top of my head:

Useful Etiquette When Dealing With Me Women: Who Needs Them? Blondes: Enough Said Why Pizza Is the Best Food Why Giraffes Are Hazardous Housepets My Father Doesn’t Appreciate Good Music Interpreting Thick-Accented People Schizophrenia: A Co-Authored Essay My Life As…[insert anything here] Why Brussel Sprouts Are Evil Pens or Pencils: The Great Debate

There’s just a few. I could go on for hours, just thinking up anything that comes into my head. And it doesn’t really matter which one I choose; my teacher doesn’t care, and I could write a whole book on any of those topics. Whether that book would actually sell would be a different matter entirely, but I could at least write it. The problem is, I know I’m going to pick one, start writing…Continue Reading

Blogging and Shakespeare

Alright, this process of getting my blog started up is more confusing than I thought. Being a web designer (or possibly from just being me), I have this incredible need to have everything in the perfect place. When I created the blog, after I posted the first entry, I immediately went to work and looked at the back-end structure that creates all the visual elements on the page. This template I have right now is made by Douglas Bowman, a really excellent web designer – however, I’m assuming that because of the limitations imposed on him by Blogger, he had to make some revisions to his usual process. All the CSS styles (the things that create all the nifty little boxes and such on the page here) are inline, and the code is really messy. So I’ve been hard at work making it all neat, just how I like it, and making some nice revisions; for example, I made the page a lot wider than the template had it because I just thought it was a waste of a lot of space.

But anyways, onto more important stuff. This thing’s always going to be a work in progress. But I was reading about this cool sort of contest thing or something for National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short. They’ve got a sort of spin-off here at Blogger called NaNoBlogMo, where you have to write 50,000 words in 30 days in a novel/blog. I’m not quite sure I’m ready…Continue Reading

Today’s Random Rambling Thoughts

Personal, Work · · 2 comments

Well, Day 2 of blogging paradise has been pretty good so far. Of course, it’s only 8:30 in the morning – well, 9:30 without the end of Daylight Savings Time, so I guess that might possibly count for something. Maybe not.

I realize that I didn’t really introduce myself very well in yesterday’s thoughts, so let me do that now for those of you who may not know who I am. My name is Jeff Hughes, and I’m a 17-year-old kid from Canada. Currently, I am 17 years and 29 days old, because my birthday is on October 2nd. But you didn’t really care about that, did you? I work at a place called Quizno’s which makes the best subs you will ever have; they’re toasted in this little oven thing with a conveyor belt to heat them up to maximum perfection. Mmm, I get so hungry working there. Anyway, I spend most of my time (when not at school or working) downstairs at my computer talking to people on MSN, checkin’ up on all the websites I visit regularly, or playing my bass, which is right behind me, closeby for easy access at any moment.

So that’s a little bit about me. I could tell you about my other interests, but you can check my profile if you really want to stalk me or something. Sooooo, now let me just talk about this new blog here a little bit. This place will be the home of anything I want…Continue Reading

Bam! Best Blog on the Web Appears Today

Hey everyone. This is Jeff, owner of this nifty, fandazzle new blog that will be the future home of all my innermost thoughts. Or outermost, whichever I feel like at the time I guess. Right now there’s not much here, because, well, I just made it. Gimme a break, sheesh! But yeah, Hopefully it won’t look like this for long, because having some web design skills under my belt means I will fix this place up so you won’t even be able to breathe, you’ll be so shocked! Something like that anyways….But yeah. Enough for now. I don’t really expect anyone to even find this for a while, cause I mean, on one hand it’s kinda cool to show all my friends and stuff, but on the other hand, it’s like seeing into my personal life. And thats bad. No peeking into my private life! But I guess since I’m putting it on the Web, it’d be kind of stupid for me to do that and then blame you for reading it. So therefore, I will just not put anything in here that could be potentially embarrassing and/or incriminating. Voila! Okay, now I’m really done. Really. This is it. I’m done. Over and out. Finissimo. End. Now. Goodbye.…