Tuesday, October 02, 2007


It's what you do when you don't have Twitter.

  • I'm sick. I hate being sick. I used to not mind it because it meant a day curled up on the couch, sipping tea, dozing and watching mindless stuff on television. Two little kids, though, means that I don't get to sleep much unless they happen to nap at the same time - something that's happening less and less frequently around here.
  • I signed up to do NaBloPMo again. It's waaaaaaaay easier than NaNoWriMo.
  • The contest. Have you signed up yet? If not, why not? It's a free book, people! I'm going to draw names Friday night, 11 p.m. EST. I'll post the winner on Saturday.
  • I've had a couple of complaints that my blog is taking far too long to load. Anyone else having this problem? I don't know if it's the template or the things in my sidebar or what.
  • O was going to have a birthday party sleepover this weekend, with three friends. They all bagged on her. She's upset about it an while I wasn't looking forward to having four teenage girls in my house (the squealing! My god, the squealing.), I'm upset on her behalf. It's such a shitty thing to do.
  • And now, I'm off to drink whiskey tea and try to have a lie down.
Edited to add: Well, I took down my template and put this thing up. I don't like it and I can't figure out how to add all the stuff in that I had in my sidebar. Fanfuckingtastic. I need a new template. Something that's easier to play with that the stupid crappe they have on here.


Anonymous said...

Your page is loading fine for me. I hope you feel better soon!

Jane, Pinks & Blues

floreksa said...

Loads slow for me. I think it might have to do with the template pulling the data from blogger, because I get the template pretty quickly, but it takes forever to actually see posts.

Paige said...

That's so weird. As I sat here waiting for the page to load, I thought, "I really ought to ask Julia if she knows why the blog always take so long to load."

Same as floreksa...template loads fairly quickly, but content takes forever.

I hate that for O. Maybe something else fun for her this weekend?

meanderings said...

Well, gee. I didn't want to whine as I like your blog but yes, Same as floreksa...template loads fairly quickly, but content takes forever.
Hope you feel better soon!

Lara said...

loads fine for me, but apparently i'm in the minority here. also, yay for nablopomo - i'm going to do it this year too!

LJ said...

slow as hell for me! and it freezes up my computer, every time. pisses me off but I still come back so I can read stuff from your cheery self. Sorry to hear you are sick though. Hooray on NaBloPoMo! I'm going to sign up too! I thought it was fun last year.

If not a mother... said...

I would LOVE to do NaBloPoMo again, but we'll be on vacation the first 1/3 of November. sigh!

Chicky Chicky Baby said...

You could put whiskey in your tea. Drink enough and you'll just pass out and forget you're sick. ;)

Christine said...

Yeah, your blog was taking awhile to load. This is much faster, though your other one was much cooler.

Sorry about O's friends. Being a teenager is rough.

Penny Ratzlaff said...


I thought your blog only loaded slowly for me. I'm with everyone else, the template loads fine, but the actual posts and things take forever to load.

It loaded fine this morning though. So, maybe the new template is helping.

Anonymous said...

I failed horribly at NaNoWriMo last year.

I accept defeat and will not be signing up for any such nonsense this November.

Anonymous said...

That sucks for O. Teenage girls can be brutal.
Hope you are feeling better soon and a little whiskey in the tea never hurts :)

Kerri. said...

I'm in for NaBloPoMo and NaNoWriMo. Also NoMoBrainCells. What the hell is wrong with me?

Nice new template. Thank God. Now your site finally loads at work without me having to get up, retrieve a cup of coffee, and hum "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."

Angewl said...

I am so sorry her friends did that. Little shits. Kids can be so mean sometimes.{{{O}}}

It loaded slow for me as well, the content. Sometimes it never loaded and I would have to refresh. Thought it was just me though. lol

Good luck finding something you like!

Unknown said...

nablopomo -I'm on board.

LMAO about Witter. :)