Hello world!

Right. So this is me starting a massive rehaul of the VK sites. I’ll probably let it go live as soon as I get the foundations tweaked, since these things always end up under construction for ages and I want to be posting already. Slow integration of older content to follow. Impatience and the obsessive-compulsive need to organize are pretty much the name of the game these days. Woot.

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Mission Statement of Sorts

I have an “about” page up on this blog (it’s that little tab in the upper left corner there, next to “home” and “links”). Given, none of those pages have really been updated for a couple years so I should probably think about that at some point. Anyway. What I didn’t realize was that it is apparently now necessary to have a mission statement and disclaimer as well. This is a personal blog. It isn’t a site for original or bootlegged recipes, I post pretty much whatever and whenever I feel like it, I am not a professional at anything …

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So it all started when…

About five years ago, we brought home this grey ball of fluff from the Irvine Animal Shelter. It was friendly and purred a lot and was generally very sweet. Then, around midnight, it would morph into an energetic ball of mayhem and tear through the apartment. We didn’t get much sleep those nights. Finally, the hubby sat up one night and was like, ‘OMG, what’s WRONG with it?!?!’ To which I replied, ‘Nothing, it’s just being an amazing flying pigmonkey.’ And that kinda stuck. The flying monkey because, well, we all know how crazy and evil they are. The flying …

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Facelift, the second.

Two blogs down, two more to go 🙂 The best part of fixing this stuff up is finding new pictures to put in the rotating headers, I think. I nearly doubled the area for graphics by cleaning up the extraneous texty stuff up there. Given, it isn’t really friendly to anybody with screens under 1280, but it’s been a LONG time since I’ve met anybody running something like that. Also, I just heard that WordPress 4.0 is coming out soonish? That freakin’ terrifies me. Might just have to clone a blog just to test out the new update, in case …

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Renovation is in the air…

All the wallpapering and painting happening in our new house has put me in the mood to spruce up other areas of my life as well. Including my blog network, which I’d been getting more dissatisfied with by the week, but never got around to doing anything about. That is, until a few page-crashing bugs made it necessary for me to muck with the databases and code anyway. So I gave this baby a facelift while I was at it! Haven’t really altered the format much since I uploaded it 3 years ago, so it feels all new and shiny! …

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Naughty WordPress

Hmm. Apologies for the service interruption – it appears my sites might have been down with the cache.php bug as early as this last Wednesday. Have it somewhat patched up using Perishable Press’ three-file fix, but still am seeing a few odd things happening here and there. I’m gonna back these things up and take a closer look soon. Hopefully, there will still be something left after I’m done 🙂 And, in news of the fashion-related, I am considering perming my hair. Yep, the traumatic memories from mother-inflicted high school hairstyles must be starting to fade, hmm? Nothing crazy, just …

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Contemplation and changes afoot.

So I’ve been doing a bit of thinking about my online writing habits. Lately, I’ve gotten a bit burned out on the 20-or-more-posts-per-month minimum that I imposed upon myself for this blog earlier in the year, in an effort to get back into the habit of writing and posting. I actually kept to it for 3.5 months, and it definitely helped to get me back in a more creative frame of mind. Like any extreme diet (creative or culinary), however, something eventually had to give. It got to that point probably last month, when I was starting being too concerned …

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Because I’m an obsessive organizer.

I forgot where I read it, but somebody once wrote about how they set up their scheduling for blog posts to accommodate the multiple blogs they run. Now I find myself planning out the same thing. I like to average around 25 posts a month on this particular blog, but would like to still have time to update the other ones as well. Last month didn’t really count because I was just getting back into the groove of things and had a huge backlog to throw out all at once. This month, though, I’ve got to sit down and think …

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Expunged!

Ha! Finally found the buggy plug-in that was causing the rest of my crossposting PIs to not work. Shame on you, Twitter Blog 🙁 So if anybody else is wondering why their LJ Xposter or Wordbooker is going all wonky, that’s where I’m pointing my finger. In the meantime, I’ll just do a little dance of joy for not having to go mucking into any code. Because, ew.

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About me and about time.

Yes, it’s taken me well over a year to get around to making a fairly presentable “about me” page. *points up to the drop-down menu at the top of the page* Thar it be! Better late than never! This place is looking more like a blog every day.

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