Tuesday, February 15, 2011

More minutiae

This is turning into 23 Things I Did NOT have a Clue about.  I suppose that’s the whole point of participating in something like this but my goodness, you’d think I’d have picked up some of this stuff along the way. RSS feeds? Nope, nothing, nada.   I just hope I’m not squeezing out anything important to make room for all this new knowledge.  I suppose I’ll never know ;-)

 I have successfully completed Week 3. Leah (my own personal ThingPerson..I love her) helped me put the 23 Things on my i-g page last week. She showed me how to add the RSS feed (I nodded knowingly, not wanting to admit I had no clue what an RSS feed was). But now I know and I've been adding RSS feeds this morning. But I prefer to add them to my i-g page and not the Google Reader. I'm just adding more tabs to i-google and making it neat and efficient. I think I prefer the i-g page to the Reader. (They are probably apples and oranges and I've missed the point of the Reader).

The boys are fine. They remind me of my sons when they were growing up. They head butt each other, one gets trapped in a corner and the other one immediately gets behind him and refuses to let him move. I can almost hear the plaintive "Mommmmm".  (This is how I know they are boys. ;-)). I still have to feed them at opposite ends of the cage/box or they will fight over the turtle kibble. I am very fond of them.

3 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes...(not that I'm counting). ;-)

I have been enjoying reading others' blog posts. I'm going to start leaving comments. And maybe start putting funny youtube videos on my blog. And art. And other stuff. (I'm so savvy...not).

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Biting the bullet

I'm not sure how I feel about this whole blogging thing. Do I really want to inflict the minutiae of my life on people? If I sometimes find myself tedious surely everyone else will too ( x 10). But it's homework and I've been hardwired to always do my homework. So, I blog.
I did enjoy last week's thing though. I like the whole concept of a homepage with everything at my fingertips. I have my news feeds, my chuckle of the day, Calvin and Hobbes, the weather, my horoscope. I got very excited when I thought I would be able to countdown to my retirement. But, sadly, the countdown only goes up to 999 days and my retirement is farther away than that. (she weeps quietly). I am though, 10 days, 7 hours and 11 minutes away from some vacation time. I also have two delightful little turtles on my page. Which I now feel I HAVE to feed every time I look at the page. And so as not to play favourites feed them equal amounts of turtle kibble. It's a little stressful. (At least I haven't named them...yet).
I'm looking forward to learning more. (Maybe not the spreadsheet. I don't like spreadsheets)