Monday, December 31, 2012

Quote: Bob Moawad

“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours. It is an amazing journey, and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.”

-Bob Moawad


I must not be at that point yet because I still blame people for some of the things I've been through. It's a nice sentiment but the things people do to you, affect you. You can't always avoid those people and the things they do. You'd be a fool to deny that. I haven't figured out how to get past my past.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Quote: Pico Iyer

“Writing is…that oddest of anomalies: an intimate letter to a stranger.”

-Pico Iyer

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Sunday Whirl- Wordle 87

She rushes up the trail
Towards the top of the cliff
The memories of the day
Blast through her mind
She needs her favorite spot
As she so very often does
When her emotions are high
The clear visibility of the horizon
And the glassy look of the ocean
Always calms her racing thoughts
Clearing her head and lifting her spirit
From there she could watch the sunrise
Lighten up the world around her
She could listen to the song of the birds
And she could watch the milky crests
Of the waves crash into the rocks below
It almost drowns out the sigh of her heart
As she tries to process the tragic day
She could hardly believe as it unfolded before her

Inspired by The Sunday Whirl- Wordle 87. It feels good to be writing again, even if I couldn't figure out how to use slicks and itch in the poem..

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Based on a work at http://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/2012/12/16/wordle-87-a-bakers-dozen/.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Quote: Rumi

"Your task is not to seek love, but to merely seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it."

-Rumi

Hmm, maybe this self reflection is still a good idea after all.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

I Figured It Out!

Yay! After some torture I figured out the html codes! I removed the tabs on top that went nowhere so now there is just the feed tab. I also finally found the codes to change the link color too! I wanted the links to get bold when you hover over them but I couldn't figure that one out and I'm tired of trying. The dots under the links get bigger so I'm just going to have to be satisfied with that.

Quote: Nick Miller's "Isn't It Pretty To Think So?"

"Write to write. Write because you need to write. Write to settle the rage within you. Write with an internal purpose. Write about something or someone that means so much to you, that you don’t care what others think."

-Nick Miller’s “Isn’t It Pretty To Think So?"

Sunday, December 2, 2012

I Hate Editing HTML Codes!

I decided I wanted my blog to look like a notebook since its basically my journal. It took forever but I finally found one that I like and figured out how to use it. I do like learning new things. I'm having problems with it though. I want to change the size of the font in the sidebar and I want the links to be a different color. I've been through the whole template multiple times manually making changes (blogger's template designer doesn't work well with this template because it was adapted from wordpress) and I still can't get what I want. I found the code that changes the link color and changed it to the color I want but it didn't do anything. So I went through the whole template (which by the way is the longest and most complicated template I've ever used) and changed everything I could find that looked like it could be related to the links and still nothing. I also changed everything related to font size and the sidebar font is still the same. I'm not content to let it stay the way it is so I'm probably going to torture myself trying to figure it out and might never figure it out!

The other thing I'm not sure what to do about is the tabs at the top. The twitter link goes to some random twitter account and I don't have a twitter account because I think they are stupid. The facebook link goes nowhere and even if I could figure out how to send it to my facebook, I wouldn't. This is supposed to be an anonymous blog. So I'm not sure what I'm going to do about those tabs. More torture I guess.

Why do I even bother? No one actually reads this blog! LOL!
Poem of the One World by Mary Oliver

I really like Mary Oliver. I'm dying to read her books.