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Lighter

Posted 2013.07.20 17.23 in Computers/Internet/Technology

I’m trying a lighter look for the site. Lighter, less busy, more simple? Light-and-plain seems to be the style these days. Not sure I like it.

I had my custom  radiogram-based ‘Missives’ theme up since  November 2010, and every now and then and then I’ve thought about replacing it.

Like the last one, this one is also home-brewed. As of this writing it’s also incomplete – no way to link to the static pages yet.

Give it a couple days and see where it goes. I’ll either finish it so it’s got all the bells and whistles it needs, or I’ll drop back to ‘Missive’ again.

In the mean time if anyone really needs to find the pages, either use the search box in the sidebar to find what you’re looking for, or try the Site Map.

Edit: I’ve added the top level page menu. Haven’t decided how to present the secondary and tertiary levels yet.

Cheers.

Six Months

Posted 2013.05.02 9.55 in Pointless Blather

Looks like its been six months since I posted anything that wasn’t overtly depressing, or depressing-but-slightly-hidden-in-something-trying-to-be-amusing.

No electronics, no photography, lasers, wine, swords… generally nothing relating to hobbies, interests, or fun.

It does not feel like it’s going to get any better in the near future either, so if anyone’s hanging around waiting… well don’t hold your breath.

Sorry.

This was supposed to be fun and eclectic and some depression is ok among the silliness, bad photography, and electronics pr0n, but now it just feels like the all-depressing all-the-time channel.

Thank you to everyone who’s come and read things here over the years, commented or not. I appreciate it.

I’ll either be back, or I won’t. There might more posts, or maybe not. Maybe just time for a prolonged break.

Meh.

Posted 2011.10.04 19.31 in Pointless Blather, Uncategorized

That’s how I feel. My leg is not getting better fast enough. It’s cold out. I’m unenthusiastic about everything.

Meh.

Can’t even think of anything that would cheer me up.

Cameras just remind me that I can’t walk around and take pictures.

I’m still burned out on electronics.

Fish and snails… burned me out last week. I forgot to blob about that. I did make a post about it though at Applesnail.net.

It’s a long weekend coming up. Thanksgiving. Not feeling very thanksful at the moment, though I realize that I do have a great many things to be thankful about.

Anyways, turkeys are annoying.

Still Here

Posted 2010.07.05 9.16 in Life On Drugs, Pointless Blather

Well Canada Day came and went, as did the I’m-not-working-today-Friday, and then the weekend. Four-day weekends are nice. Very nice. Too nice. I could get used to that. No, I am used to that.

A huge thank-you to my friends and family who came to visit on Canada Day, and who helped out with so much stuff and in so many ways. I get to feeling like everyone else does all the work, all I do is provide a venue and a few snacks and things while everyone else makes it happen. Makes me feel guilty. Next year, either I wanna be healthy and energetic enough to actually throw the party, or I don’t want to do it at all.

Speaking of health… I ran out of cryptospam on Canada Day and took till yesterday to get my new perscription filled. I still haven’t taken it though, so going on four days since suddenly not having the anti-depressants in me.

At first it felt ok, there was a little boost of energy and my mood wasn’t too bad. Then the dizziness started, and the mood-swings, and now I’m just feeling listless and cruddy. Though I’m also at work, which may play a small part in that.

Sigh. I guess I’d better start taking it again, just in case.

Still no progress on the ‘Darkest Post’ stuff, just procrastination and denial.

Long Weekend

Posted 2010.04.02 11.00 in Life On Drugs, Pointless Blather

Happy pagan fertility festival weekend!

As with every weekend, long or otherwise, I start out by making a list of things I need to accomplish. Long weekends are nice because that extra day really helps, it maens there’s more nap-time in between the chores.

This morning as I’m writing out my list, I find myself looking at it… Clean this, wash that, tidy this, clean that…

Chores. Just boring chores. I thought, I should add something fun to the list. You know, make sure I remember to do something fun this weekend. What fun thing would I like to do?

I sit here, thinking for a while. I can’t think of anything.

Ok, now I think, well just for the heck of it, what if I didn’t have any chores to do? What if I hired a maid or something, had someone else to take care of every last little ‘necessary’ thing. What if I could do absolutely anything at all this weekend? What would I do? What do I want to do?

I can’t think of anything. Big or small, I can’t think of anything I want to do for fun.

That must mean something. What, though?

What does it mean?

Random Updates

Posted 2009.12.16 14.31 in Aquaria, Pointless Blather, Work

So much going on, but aside from the occasional rant, I’m not focused enough to make complete topics of anything in particular. So, point form.

  • Snail babies – lots of them. Clutches number one, two, and four all had a whole lotta babies in them. Clutch number three was mostly a dud. However, I’m not finding myself overrun with baby snails so I assume that the die-off rate has been high after all. I’ve only seen 4 or 5 snails that are larger than a BB and 3 of them are definately from the second clutch. I don’t know if there’s actually a thousand million baby snails hiding under the gravel where I can’t see them, but I figure if they were, they’d have to be getting bigger and I’d start seeing them…
  • Winter crazies – as the end of the year approaches, the days get shorter, the dark gets darker, I’m filled with an overarching sense of running out of time. Projects are coming due, crisiis are looming, and stress is building. Monday I was having a panic-attack or anxiety-attack or something, and stopped functioning completely for a few hours. Then there was the insomnia and general lack of restful sleep. By Tuesday the panic/anxiety had subsided a bit, but it’s starting to build up again now.
  • Work hazies – part and parcel with the above. Not sure which is the cause and which is the effect. Work deadlines lead to stress, stress leads to crazies, crazies lead to malfunctions, malfunctions lead to missed deadlines, and it’s all this big spiral of confusion and discombobulation.
  • Tax mazes – one of the companies I work for is getting a tax audit. I just made the connection, the audit is starting on the 21st – the winter solstace. Also known as The Darkest Day Of The Year. Seems appropriate. And I promise never to say the word ‘nitwits‘ while filling out tax forms, ever again.
  • X-mas lazies – not the right word, but I’m running out of things that rhyme. I don’t wanna x-mas. Bah humbug! Hah bumhug! I don’t mind buying gifts for folks, but I don’t have time to shop and don’t know / can’t remember what people want. And I don’t want anything tangible (though I’d really like More Time.) I just want to cancel the holiday this year. The only part of the tradition I care to maintain is the Ice-Cold-Beer-on-a-Hot-Xmas-Morning. And maybe some hors-d’oveurs from M&M.

That’s about it for now. No pics or illustrations, no time.