Adventures in the Clothing Department

I really don’t have much to say today. I could go on another rant about females, but I’ve been doing that way too much lately. I mean, I could write an entire book on that topic – maybe even a trilogy – but the fact is that I still fall for them every time. Well, maybe not every time; I don’t go chasing after every girl that comes my way. But the fact is, girls are annoying, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. They get on my nerves, but if they didn’t, my nerves would be incredibly bored and might just get up and leave. That’s definitely not a good thing.

Let’s see here. Yesterday I basically lazied around most of the day. I did a bit of homework, but mostly just played some weird games I found on the Internet. My mom took me out to Wal-Mart and I got a new shirt for today, since I played bass this morning for church, and I’m not allowed to wear t-shirts on stage. So I found a nice shnazzy green button-down, short-sleeved shirt that I really like. It’s really comfortable because it’s nice and light. I can’t really describe what colour of green it is; maybe a forest green or something would be closest. As I look down at my shirt, since I’m wearing it right now, it has sort of a checkered pattern with slightly lighter green lines – but it’s not really obnoxiously checkered or anything.…Continue Reading

CDs and Works of Art

I’m not quite sure what to say about today. Some stuff happened, and then some more stuff happened, and then, when all things seemed done, some more stuff happened. That’s about it. I mean, this wasn’t bad stuff or good stuff in particular, just stuff.

Right now I’m listening to a CD by a Christian band called Black Talon. Lana told me to listen to it for her – I’m not quite sure why, but she wanted my opinion of it. Her dad’s the band manager or something like that. Anyways, I’m on the second song of ten, and so far they’re reminding me of a cross between Linkin Park and Pillar. It’s sort of like a heavy hip-hop almost. I’m not sure what exactly to classify it, because it’s definitely not the typical hip-hop, but there’s too much rap to call it punk or anything like that.

And now that I’m into the third song, it’s more of a worship song than anything – which is really strange. Their drums aren’t that bad, let’s put it that way. I like some of the rhythms they have going in the songs. Their guitar is a little too trebley for my tastes and has a bit too much distortion – it makes it sound like they’re trying to be an electronica band or something. Their singer isn’t that bad, and he sounds like the guy off Pillar – but I think the band could really use a screamer in the background.…Continue Reading

Counting Files Helps Me Sleep

Waking up early on a day that you had the chance to sleep in is not fun. I repeat, it’s not fun. It’s quite painful, actually, to know that you could have slept in late and you end up waking up at 6:00 AM. That’s what happened to me today. I was planning to sleep in until at least after my parents left in the morning, and I ended up waking up before they even got up.

So there I lay. I was half-conscious and half-asleep. I looked at the clock. Only ten minutes had passed since the last time I had looked. I rolled over with a groan and tried desperately to get back to sleep. As far as I know, I slept in short little spots during the few hours that I lay there, but I couldn’t really tell. I was in that half-conscious state when you really can’t tell whether you’re awake or asleep half the time. I mean, I knew I had woken up. I just didn’t remember half the time that I lay there, so I assume now that I fell asleep for at least a little bit, in a restless sort of sleep.

So that was my morning. I finally got up at about 9:45 because I hate just laying in bed there not being able to sleep. I figure that I’m not going to actually sleep anymore, so I might as well not waste my time trying and just get up and do…Continue Reading

Message From An Old Friend

Wow! I never expected this. I just got an email from a friend I haven’t spoken to in at least 3 or 4 months. It just kind of popped up out of nowhere. That’s pretty awesome!

This guy is a person I met online a long time ago. We’ve known each other for at least 2 or 3 years, and, both being interested in web design, we worked on stuff together and made awesome stuff. We had this one place called The-Lounge that had hundreds of members – maybe even thousands, I’m not sure – and was just a place to hang out and talk about anything you felt like talking about. It was awesome. It eventually got shut down for some legal reasons, but we kept going on the web design sphere, creating our own websites but still maintaining a close friendship with each other. If I put up a few links to my friends’ sites, his was always the first up there, and it was the same on his site as well.

But alas, nothing ever seems to remain constant, especially on the Internet, and he decided to get away and spend some more time working on his social life instead. There was a girl he liked, plus his car and his room he was redoing. He decided (a few times, actually) to just get off the Internet completely, because he was “hooked” on it. He left a few times, and eventually came back, but the most recent…Continue Reading

Day Of Relaxation

Today was, thankfully, a much less eventful day than yesterday was. I got up and had a shower, then went downstairs and found that my sister was already on the computer. So I started wrapping my presents and got them all done and put under the tree. That was a huge accomplishment in itself; it was a big relief when I put the last one under the tree and realized that I was finally done everything I had to do for Christmas.

After that was done, I went downstairs and did all the usual stuff I regularly do on the computer, like checking my email and going through the list of bookmarked sites that I hit daily (whenever possible, of course). When that was finished, I got bored. So I worked on the project I started way back in the summer, I think. Perhaps it was in September, but anyways, it was somewhere around there.

At the risk of confusing everyone reading this since, as far as I know, you’re not web designers, let’s just say I’ve been working on a big project that allows you to organize files through a web browser. It works a lot like Windows Explorer, allowing you to move, copy, rename, and delete files. It’s been so much of a challenge, though. Most of the time I’ve spent working on the project has been to figure out how to get the list of folders on the left side to work properly. You have no idea…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