Got some new artwork up and everything. It's pretty much a miracle.
Just a little bit at a time, though.
So long, LiveJournal!
I finally decided to head for Tumblr for good, and my friend Brian was nice enough to give me some space on his site.
It's a quick layout, designed to throw online in-between jobs (of which I am currently not lacking for-- so, yes, I'm still quite busy, and if you have a job with me, I've not forgotten, hah).
Anyway, I linked a couple of you on the (etc.) page, but some of you who often post locked posts (Angie, Shayne, Laura, etc...), I didn't want to step on any toes. But I'd love to link you, so just leave me a comment letting me know whether or not I should.
(Same goes to anyone else who's reading... I'd love to link you, just let me know.)
I installed a comment system (you can post them "unverified" so you don't have to log in to leave them). Click around to leave them... the comments link is different for each kind of post... you'll see.
LJ, it's been real.
Friends-list, I still love you. <3
(PS, there IS an RSS feed, but you'll have to go to the top of my site to get it. :P )
LJ and I have some good times, but I'm thinking... a change of scene would do me some good.
I want to blog more, and a new site would probably do that for me. What I'm wondering is, would you guys still read?
Tumblr does have a nice RSS function, which would bring my updates directly to you. And, also, I would still check my friends list obsessively.
Just a question.
I do not even want to get into the morning I've had, so let's focus on something positive:
Glorious, glorious pHome.us.
Basically, it's a really clean & simple homepage... you can post and sort all your daily links, AND you can add on some presets, which let you upload to Imageshack, search Google Images and Wikipedia, get directions to places... lots of handy stuff.
All on one page, which you can set as your new homepage.
That's what mine looks like (custom background, but one of their provided layouts-- which you can pretty much edit all you want, with HTML), so click the above picture to test-drive mine, if you want. (The grayed-out link in the picture won't be visible to you guys, because I didn't make that one public... just another handy feature of pHome.)
Be sure to click the "show presets" bar at the very bottom, to take a look at that option as well.
Oh. And you can set your links to notify you when a site has updated.
Oh. And I'm also completely obsessed with this.
Thanks to BK (and Peter, for whom I do not have a link) for introducing me. BK says, "I’ve come to depend on it in the same way that some depend on heroin."
Assuming he means pHome, and not sex with prostitutes (he does live in L.A.), I am inclined to agree. I don't really like recommending sites, but I really, really like this one... I hope you try it out and like it too.
The best part of not having cable in your home: less time spent watching trash television.
The worst part of not having cable in your home: more time spent watching trash streaming online.
I've become quite the connoisseur of streaming media online... for instance, I did not previously know that The Discovery Channel streams episodes of What Not to Wear online. Now I can get my weekly fix of Clinton-Kelly-snark at my leisure. South Park streams online in a couple places now. And I gots to get my Degrassi: The Next Generation on.
CWTV used to stream ANTM and Gossip Girl online, and I'm sort of glad they stopped... It probably doesn't need to be more convenient for me to get my hands on WASP-y melodrama.
(As it is, I download them weekly from other places. For shame.)
If anyone knows how I can get my Daily Show, Golden Girls, and Jeopardy! fixes through streaming media, I'd love you forever. Any other suggestions on what sort of trash I should be filling my head with would be much appreciated.
Truthfully, I could download a lot of these shows, but my hard drive is filling up ridiculously fast, what with The Office taking priority over everything in my life right now.
But more about that some other time.
I can go back to being cynical tomorrow. In the meantime, this video made me feel all warm and squishy inside.
Alright, so... every other day isn't so bad, is it?
I seriously have nothing to say today... I'll be back when something interesting happens.
I missed yesterday's entry, but in my defense...
...I don't even remember what I did all day.
Today's Livejournal question: "What would you like to do more of?"
LJ, I don't need your lip.
I'm going back to my sketchbook. Perhaps tomorrow you shall get some pictures.
Riveting stuff, this journal.
And to think, I almost forgot to make an entry today... Apparently, starting or breaking any habit takes about two weeks. Here's hoping.
And from the illustrious archive of Livejournal writing tips, I pulled today's gem: "If you could travel in time, which era would you visit and why?"
Right... so, anyway, I watched this Spanish movie last night called [REC] (as in, what you'd see on a camera if you hit "record"). It was a zombie movie, and it was fantastic. The filming is extremely claustrophobic (so much so, that I had to go outside for awhile once the movie was finished), the makeup is superb, and the feral zombie noises made my skin crawl. (I think they used bird chirps... BIRD CHIRPS! That's messed up, yo.)
I'm trying not to give anything away, but I will tell you that there is a part near the end that made the 28-year-old man next to me scream like a little bitch.
Spanish zombies: 1
All in all, one of the best zombie movies I've ever seen. Go out and download this before Hollywood fucks it up (under the name Quarantine, starring the terrible overactress Jennifer Carpenter, and a cast of zombie extras who look like they raided a geisha's makeup stand).
PS, If I were to travel to any time period, I'd travel to one where there are no zombies.
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