Sunday, January 28, 2007

Bits and Pieces

Bloggger is getting sneaky. I went to sign in and they're trying to force me to switch over to the new beta-but-not-beta-anymore version. This scares me. Those of you who have done it, have you had any problems with custom stuff in your template and everything? What do you love? What do you hate? I WAS going to post some "Help! How do I NOT switch yet?!?!" comments, cause it looked like there was going to be no choice. But ah-HA! I wormed my way around switching this time. Bah. I don't like change, apparently....

... which leads me to my next point. It's becoming increasingly obvious that I need to get a hair cut, and stat (yeah yeah, "Shut up and DO it, Hillary," I know, I know. I have no regular hairdresser. This apparently is traumatic for me.). But I'm becoming a danger to people on the dance floor. I think some of the regulars that I dance with have adapted some of their moves to avoid getting whipped in the face with my pony tail when I spin around. I don't think that's a good sign!

And about the dancing. Yes, I've raved about it before, but I'm definitely hooked, and L-O-V-I-N-G it. So glad I went for level 3. We're learning all kinds of fancy shmancy stuff. This is evidenced by the names for the new moves, which are getting more and more complicated. Gosh, what was tonight... a neck wrap two hand cross bow side split double back half whip non fat extra shot or-ange mocha frapp-a-chi-noooo ... no, wait... that went wrong somewhere along the line... Who knows WHAT they're called, but they sure are fun! A few of us even went out to a real live dance LAST night, too! Hehe. It was kind of intimidating at first, but super fun! But my FEET hurt tonight, let me tell you.

So the rest of my week was much calmer, after Tuesday's near breakdown. This first year teaching (well, with my own class, anyway) is an interesting beast. It jumps up and tries to gobble me whole sometimes. I'm slowly but surely learning to beat it down. ah-HA! Take THAT! Anyway, thanks for all your kind words, it was much appreciated!

The day after my freakout I left work early and went for a walk along the beach, and took some time just to chill out, watch the sunset down at Kits Beach, and take some time to breathe. Venting, my time at the beach (there's just something about the ocean), and an encouraging conversation with a friend (thank you) definitely helped me get back to "ahhhhh" levels again.

The weekend has been fantasterriffic, too... a swanky launch party for a friend's website on Friday night (oh WAIT till I tell you about his site... SO cool!!!), tons of marking on Saturday, dancing, church, more marking, more dancing... oh yeah, baby! And, as much as I whine about having to prep for a sub, I'm taking my half day lieu day Monday afternoon, so I'm done tomorrow at noon. Gonna go back to the beach, go for a run in the sun, and settle in for some more marking, trying to dig myself out of the pit of behind-ness I seem to have gotten myself in.

*does a little happy dance*

Lookout! Here comes Monday...

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I switched back when I moved my blog. Of course, I had to set up a whole new blog but it's linked to my gmail account, which is great.

It's really not that different. I held off switching initially because they didn't allow you to customize your template - now, you can. I would save my template as a word file, just in case you have to redo it.

The biggest difference I notice is it publishes immediately and I haven't had as much trouble uploading pictures. All in all, it wasn't painful. I'll help if I can.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't seem to be much of a difference to me, other than like LMQ said it posts faster and easier.

I am so jealous of your dancing!! It really sounds like SO much fun! Someday...

Anonymous said...

I got so annoyed at blogger pictures that I opened a flickr account, and always use that now........

Anonymous said...

I love the labels features so you can catgorize your posts. It's fun to click on a label and read all the stuff you've written on a topic. And I think it's a lot easier to change the basic html stuff on beta.

One thing I don't like is you have a lot less options for templates. But once you pick a template you can change colors on the fly and preview your page without saving it and going back to change it if you hate it.

Hope that helps.

Anonymous said...

The worst thing about the new blogger is that you HAVE to log in FIRST to post comments, and if you don't, you'll lose your whole comment.

Besides that, it's pretty good. I copied and pasted my template into note pad first, just in case it got lost, but it switched with no problem.

Anonymous said...

Had no problem switching. I haven't done anything to my page though, so I can't give any insight on that.

Have a fun digging day!! :)

brian said...

"a neck wrap two hand cross bow side split double back half whip non fat extra shot or-ange mocha frapp-a-chi-noooo"

I must have missed part of that move. Only in Vancouver do we dance swing with a Starbucks in hand.

Hillary said...

*grin*

I believe you had your nose in a Caramel Machiato when they were teaching us that one.

;)

Or not...