When The Fire Dies
I’m typing this blog in the awesome browser, Safari. It was nice downloading it onto my laptop. I used to be a bit intimidated by it, thinking it belonged on a Mac, but looky looky. 🙄 I used it a fair bit on the Macs at university, see.
About what happened last blog, with the Twitter drama, all is fine now. My friends apologised – it was just one of those jokes that got way out of hand. So all is good. 🙂
Since I’ve had rather mad blogs for the past few days, we’ll move onto something less gloomy? 😄
I didn’t have anything planned for this blog (oh, come on, who plans a blog?), so I’ll fire away with whatever I have to say. First of all, I tweaked the layout, as you can see. The content section now has the same background colour as the sidebar. I also added “family” to the sidebar, and networking icons (got inspired by Sar ever since I saw her use them). I understand I haven’t put my affiliates in the sidebar yet – I have cut the list down to 47 so far.
Please understand that while I am cleaning out affiliates, it doesn’t mean I won’t contact everyone. I will still return all comments as I do, and keep in contact with people. 🙂
A new caption competition is up and a few reviews have been done. Applications are currently closed. They will definitely be open by next week. And remember the scribble portfolio I mentioned? I have decided that, even if I am horribly lazy and busy, the website will be up and running and shown publicly this weekend. No matter how much I have done. I want to show you guys what I already have.
My laptop hasn’t been off all day. When I packed it away after university and during class, I put it on Sleep/Stand By. James had checked his timetable in the morning and left his tab open in Firefox, logged in. I didn’t close the tab until about an hour ago when I upgraded Firefox.
I don’t know why I didn’t close it right away. Perhaps it just had that odd, funny sentimental value it had.
You must be thinking, “What? James used your laptop and you keep the window open? Oh my gosh you freak!”
Yes… Thank you.
If you think I’m a freak, let me tell you that I kept all the gelato spoons from the times we ate gelato.
If you think I’m a freak, let me tell you that I write down all his messages and keep all the notes he gave me.
Sometimes you’re just attached to something. It’s a bit hard to let it go. But it’s kind of funny, in a way. I remember one time I wrote a poem, years ago. I decided I hated it, so I scribbled all over it, and I crumpled the paper up and folded it so many times that it became so flimsy, like tissue paper. Some things just hold that funny value.
Hmm, so, speaking of James, it’s our one-and-a-half-year anniversary tomorrow (the 5th). ♥️ I’m not going to university, but he is. 😞 I would go there, but it’s a bit of a waste of money for me to go there, and it’s a lot of time. We’re also trying to save money after all the times we ate at restaurants (about twice a week this year, wow). 😛
It does cost me five dollars to get to university and back home. It might not sound like much but it accumulates. Paying that amount every day just to sit on a train full of sweaty people.
Okay, maybe not sweaty people, since it’s in the middle of winter at the moment. Sometimes the trains can be so horribly crowded. The past few days though, have been great. I managed to score a seat on the train in the mornings, when it is usually packed. And there weren’t even people standing up around the seats. So I got lucky.
I felt it too; seeing as my back and legs were completely sore from walking a lot the past few days. My boss said I was too skinny. 😛
And what did I do? I opened my laptop, and I went back to writing poems – this time, ones that I won’t rip up. 🙂