Archive for : August, 2009

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I switched from wordpress to blogger a couple months ago, here are 13 reasons why I like blogger better.

  1. It’s stable and reliable, (if I made any small change to anything on wordpress, chances are that it would break, and even when I went to fix whatever was broken, sometimes it would still be broken after I was done with it!
  2. It uses my google account, so I don’t have to remember a long and random password that wordpress would give me, (when I lost the password, I would have to reinstall again!)
  3. It’s fast!
  4. After 10 years, (Blogger turned 10 on Sunday,) they’re still developing it!
  5. It’s simple, in the 2 months I’ve been using it, I haven’t had a single problem with it!
  6. It’s flexible, you can put just about anything on a blog, (you can with wordpress too, but you might have to modify something else, and thus the whole breaking thing!)
  7. There are widgets, (and I love widgets!)
  8. Lots of features, and they’re releasing more all the time!
  9. It integrates with google reader seemlessly! They’ve made it integrate more with the new send to feature in google reader.
  10. You can just pick a template and go, no downloading, extracting and installing wordpress themes.
  11. It’s the same way with widgets, you just add them, no downloading, extracting or installing.
  12. It’s up all the time, or it appears to be anyway, I’ve never had it crash on me, even while posting every half hour for 24 hours!
  13. Google owns it, what can I say? It’s good!

I used wordpress for 3 years, before I started using blogger, it’s not a bad thing, I just like blogger better!

It’s the obligatory birthday post!

Yep, I turn 26 today! I’m going out to dinner tonight to celibrate. I went horseback riding today, at my friend, (and job developer’s) house! It was a lot of fun! She started out leading the horse with a rope, then she brought out her other horse, and tied them both together. I rode one, and she rode the other. Other than that, I haven’t done too much today, accept boycott inerseshen Oh, wait, no, I’m not actually litterally boycotting, I’ll be back there on Thursday! But I was for today, just because it was my birthday.

Audiotweet with twitwoop is a new site that will let you send tweets via a
phone! You call a number, record a voice message, and twitwoop sends
it to twitter! They will also tweet a link to the message for you, so
your followers know that you left one. I tried twitwoop for the first time today! here’s my test twitwoop!

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My birthday is on Tuesday, so I thought I would write 13 things that would have been on my birthday wishlist, (if I would have written it.)

  1. An IPhone 3gs, (the newest one,) the newest version of the IPhone has a screen reader built in!
  2. A new desktop system, because mine is out of commission, (and it has been for like 3 months now.)
  3. A netbook, (yeah, one of those ultra-small computers that you can take anywhere.)
  4. A mi-fi from verizon or sprint, (it’s a small wi-fi device that you can carry in your bag, you press a button, and you have wi-fi!)
  5. A kindle, but I can’t have one of these, until amazon makes it fully accessible, (I hope they will soon!)
  6. A skydive or bungee jump, (I went bungee jumping last year, and was supposed to go again this year, but I’m not going to.) I was supposed to go skydiving with my mom and some people from her work, but I decided not to go because of a scheduling conflict, and she didn’t go anyway.
  7. A trip to Trader Joes, I’ve been wanting to go for a while, but the closest one we have is at best an hour away.
  8. A new backpack for my laptop.
  9. Something from or Sees candy but then again, I’ll definitely take anything from those 2 sites anytime!
  10. An subscription
  11. A new computer chair, oh wait… I have one at inerseshen
  12. A cake, I probably won’t get one though, because I haven’t baked one yet!
  13. I’ve officially run out of things, well, I guess that’s what I get for wishing for too much!

Yeah, I know, I probably won’t get anything on this list, it was either this, or 13 reasons why I love blogger, but I’ll probably do that one next week!

My google reader shared items

I’ve been playing around with google reader all day, (testing some of the new features.) I finally set up a shared items feed! I love google reader! I’m having a problem with the send to feature, but I suppose that’s to be expected, because it’s still beta-ish, yes… I said beta-ish. I’m not even sure if it’s a beta, but it just launched last week, LOL! Here’s my shared items feed linky: Yep, I had to create a google profile, and yes, google wanted to make my gmail address public by using it in the URL, the only other choice was an extremely long number that I wouldn’t have been able to remember.

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OK, so this isn’t my 1st Thursday 13, but it’s my first in a long time, (and since I moved my blog from wordpress to blogger.) So, here are 13 random things about me:

  1. I’m a list lover! But that should be obvious, since I’m doing this.
  2. I’m a big TWiT and TWiT live fan.
  3. I’m almost always late for things, the weird thing is, I can’t stand being late!
  4. I break lots of things! Usually not on purpose, but it does happen a lot.
  5. this is why after 3 years, I switched my blog from wordpress to blogger.
  6. I love taking online quizzes, I’m also a survey and meme fan!
  7. I love coffee, but quit in 2007, I only drink coffee when I’m away from my house now.
  8. My birthday is coming up in 12 days, I have no idea what I want yet.
  9. I like ading widgets to this blog, (oh, wait, I like widgets in general!)
  10. I went bungee jumping last year, and I’m hoping to do it again!
  11. I’ve also been skydiving twice.
  12. I’m an RSS junky! (I have like 70 feeds in google reader right now!)
  13. I love finding cool websites, and trying them out!

A new widget, and a tiny thread.

I finally added the blog list widget, (thanks to MrCherry, who’s blog is giving me errors right now, (either that or I just went to the wrong URL, or I’m being extremely dense, which… well… happens a lot!) I love the blog list! I didn’t have it show all of my subscriptions in google reader, because there’s a lot. Yesterday, I happened upon an extremely cool site called a tiny thread: it was started by the guy who founded delicious, (or, as it use to be.) You log in with your twitter username, (you have to authorize it with twitter first,) and then you can start or join a thread! It will tweet every time you do though, which is cool in a way, but not-so-good in others.

The grocery shopping trip… after the grocery shopping trip!

Yesterday, my dad and I went grocery shopping, (finally!) My care provider was already here, (at my house,) when we left. Dad had some stuff to do before hand, and we didn’t get to the store until an hour after he picked me up. So, well… to make a long story short, we were kind of in a hurry, no… wait… we were in a big hurry! I wanted to get back before my care provider left, so she didn’t have to come back today and cook! Well, needless to say, we failed. We got everything that was on my list, and some extra things. But, I forgot to get one extra thing! I forgot the cereal! OK, so ya know, when you forget something, and have to go back to the store? Well, that’s what I had to do! My care provider did end up having to come back today anyway, (and she takes me to church,) so on the way home, we stopped at RiteAid to get the cereal that I forgot. Oh yeah, and I finally got my prescriptions yesterday, (LOL!)

Grocery shopping and doctor woes.

Last weekend, I told my mom that I needed to go grocery shopping, she said we would go on Thursday. So, Thursday comes, and she says she has a long list of stuff to do, so she said she would get off early tomorrow, (today,) to take me. She couldn’t get off early today! I’m supposed to be going with my dad tomorrow… but… I’m not sure if I really am or not, (LOL!) Now for my doctor issues, I forgot to renew my prescriptions last week, so I did it on Monday. well, (and this happens every year,) they had to be authorized again. It took 5 days of calling the pharmacy and the doctor’s office to try and get them to do it, well now it’s done. OK, now here comes the ridiculous part… a lady from my doctor’s office called me today. She said “the doctor just wants you to understand that you need to come in at least yearly, for routine maintanence for this condition you have.” When I said I already made an appointment, (I gave the date and time,) but it was up to mom to bring me, (I was just kidding at that point,) she said I needed to keep the appointment or the doctor would discharge me. Um, OK, well… this is stating the obvious! First of all, I’ve done this for well… how many years now? oh, wait, let’s see almost 26, (and at least 5 years of going to see him, instead of going to portland.) So, yeah, other than to state the obvious, I’m not exactly sure what that call was for!

Going to the fair.

LOL, this will probably be an ultra-boring, and ultra-short post! We’re having our county fair this week, (and everyone has been trying to get ready for it!) I usually only go once, so tonight is the night! Triditionally, we usually go when the country singer performs, (which is usually on Tuesday.) When we were little, my sister and I use to go on all the fair rides. Not anymore though, we go for the concert, eat, and then leave. But… I really, really love fair food! Should be fun!