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One of those crazy teen blogger types. Completely bribe-able with coffee. An INTP.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Interesting Conversations

My grandmother lives right next door to us, and tonight we're spending the night at her house. Unfortunately, my four-year-old brother Benji likes to return home in the middle of the night, so we decided to send him home early (before midnight). As he was leaving, my grandmother looks at him and jokingly says, "Don't let the frogs get you!"

He turns to her, and, with a brow raised, asks, "Why?"


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Cinnamon Toast

I just ate six pieces of toast with butter and ground cinnamon on top. It was delicious.

On a brighter note, I figured out a really nice effect for my website: 3D-looking text. And I made it with Windows Paint. BOOM. (That just happened.)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

IE is a Loner

I have one piece of absolutely brilliant news that brings about one absolutely brilliant revelation.

One Piece of Absolutely Brilliant News
The CSS that I mentioned I was having problems with in an earlier post works not only in Firefox, but also in Safari, Flock, and Opera (in the versions I have, anyway).

One Absolutely Brilliant Revelation
IE is a quality loner. It's the only browser in which my coding doesn't work (as far as I know), and it's been beat four to one. I love CSS. Not only does it provide furniture for the otherwise barren home HTML creates (sorry, that's the easiest metaphor to use), it also brings up many good discussion points like this one.

That is all.


Well, crap. I just clicked the link to Homeland's website, and it's acting screwy as well. Sometimes advancement in technology makes me sick. I'll update later, I'm going to take a lunch break before I put a bullet in my hard drive.

IE and CSS

Okay, so I'm finally getting around to working on the website for my web design business. The only problem is, what works in Mozilla Firefox (FF, my browser on this computer) won't work in Internet Explorer (IE). Here's a snippet of code I'm having a ton of trouble with:

#header {
margin-left: 235px;
margin-right: 235px;
padding: 10px;
height: 100px;
width: 700px;
#left {
position: absolute;
left: 235px;
top: 160px;
width: 200px;
#center {
top: g0;
margin-left: 440px;
margin-right: 235px;

For those of you that can't tell, that's a part of my stylesheet. In the header div layer, this works absolutely fine in FF. However, when I try this on IE, my center div layer scoots down about 30-40 pixels. My left div doesn't seem to have this problem. I've already tried changing the 'top' attribute in the center div, but then it reverses the problem: it will work in IE, but not FF.

I never, ever, had this issue while designing the website for Homeland Title. Everything worked fine on that one.

If you have any ideas as to what the problem is, or if you have a possible solution, please comment or email me. Thanks in advance!

Thursday, June 4, 2009


I'm very excited because I don't have to use IE7 any more! I hate IE, in case you can't tell, but I wanted to try something new. I've already used Firefox, Safari, and Opera, so I was bored of those. I looked up alternate web browsers and found (drum roll, please... dududududududu) Flock.

I really like it, because it has a little sidebar where it holds all my crap- Blogger, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Wordpress, and all the other random junk I use on a daily basis.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Why Wal-mart Should Be Brought To Its Knees (a list)

Compiled by my friend Josh. Reposted with his permission by moi.

Nov 29, 2008, Wal-mart employee trampled to death

Wal-mart employees are not unionized and have low pay and bad health benefits.

Wal-mart forces opponents and suppliers out of business if they do not do the same with benefits and wages.

Wal-mart is not just the world's largest retailer. It's the world's largest company--bigger than ExxonMobil, General Motors, and General Electric


I despise my mother's cat. Hate it. I mean, I like cats most of the time- but Bootsy is an absolute demon. She is currently standing out my bedroom door, hissing and threatening to eat my feet (well, bite and scratch the hell out of them, anyway) if I should try to exit. I have to... er... empty my bowels, and the bathroom is directly across the hall. God, I hate Bootsy. I just mentally nicknamed her 'She Who Eats Feet.' The worst part is: she's an angel with my mom. She's like one of those exceptionally horrible teacher's pets that cheats and cusses and all, but is a total suckup to the teacher. (The cat, I mean, not my mom.)

She hates us children, though. I don't know why. I'm not a loud, annoying kid, I'm a quiet thirteen year old that spends most of her time reading (just like my mother, who Bootsy adores)! I don't move quickly, so that can't be it either. Maybe I'll record her hissing and post it up. On second thought, no. I don't want to get that close to her.

You Know You're a Writer When...

  • you have over seven blog posts a week
  • your notebook is filled with notes on characters and plot bunnies, not biology
  • you constantly compare people (whether or not you know them) to one of the characters you're writing about
  • you quote your characters, leaving people wondering who the hell Christine Potter is

More later, that was just a little thing I decided to do thirty seconds ago. I had a lot more, but, alas, that ice cream is making the ideas go through my head a million miles a millisecond (haha- alliteration!).


I write about anything and everything (as is semi-obvious), so of course I have a Fanfiction.net account. If you want to add me, just click here. No here. No... let's try this again... HERE! Yay! Click the big letters for me. Click! Click! Click!

:) Seriously, I have a little writing up there, so you should check it out.

Role Models

It's the funniest movie ever. I'm not sure if Ronnie ("Pull over to the mini-mart and get me some OJ- and not that concentrated shit!") or Danny ("Should have guessed- nothing says royalty like The Burger Hole.") is my favorite character.

Here's a little embed from TVshack.net courtesy of moi!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Speech Impediment

This post is short and sweet, just so you know.

My little brother, Thaxton (age 6), just asked if we could watch Star Wars. He has a speech impediment, though, so it came out more like Star Whores.

Wonderful. Now my kindergartener brother is into freaking cosplay pornography.

Slave Leia, anyone?

Picnics Suck

This blog has a form of the word 'complain' in it, so I figure I'm entitled to a little bit of complaining about my day. Here we go.

I woke up at eight this morning, after around six and a half hours of sleep. I tried to listen to my iPod Nano, but my headphones were messed up. My siblings woke up at ten after eight and the first thing they did was argue. Over anything and everything- who got to play the Wii first, what Edward said in Twilight (we were watching the movie), what kind of yogurt is best.

After a little while they calmed down and I got a mosquito bite the size of a quarter on my lower right arm near my wrist. (While inside the house, which kind of scares me.) My hair looks like crap, and has a huge knot about two inches from where it meets my neck. I get writer's block, so I have trouble writing my fics (not to mention all the noise). We watch Twilight again, and Sydney (one of my eight year old sisters, Shelby's twin) keeps asking stupid questions like, "Who is that? Is that girl a vampire?" In that case, she was talking about Bella's mom.

We just got back from a picnic in the park composed of crappy peanut butter sandwiches, crackers with either cheese or peanut butter, yogurt, and root beer. I hate root beer. The smell is nauseating. So anyways, I get another dime-sized mosquito bite on my other arm. I hate those. (The bites, not the bugs. Well, the bites and the bugs, really.) Anyways, right now Sydney can't figure out how to work the shower and she's taking her anger out on Thaxton with a pillow. I have to go break up the fight. Goodbye.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Web Design (Update)

Okay. After another Diet Coke, a Sprite, and a package of chocolate pop tarts, all is well- or as well as it ever is with me and my coding. The issue had to do with a typo in the code I hadn't noticed (the typo was on one site I researched it on and not the other, and it's really long, so I didn't check the entire thing). It changes the width of the DIV from 468 to 4568, which really jacked up the page. I was freaking out, cursing the sites I'd looked at, so finally I just did a head-to-toe (or, you know, start to end) inspection, and found the typo. I corrected it, and all is decent.

Web Design

It's fun, but it's a real pain when a piece of code you thought controlled only one attribute jumps up and bites you in the arse. I have eight tabs open besides this one, and I've gone through two Diet Cokes in the past half hour trying to figure this out.

I really hate when ten websites say the same thing about a code, and it turns out to be wrong. I'm not going to name any names, for the sake of those over at HotScripts and DynamicDrive, but that's incredibly irksome (haha alliteration... sorry).

Anyways, I'll post up my issue later if I can't figure out a solution on my own. Fellow web designers/coders, get ready.

Wii Fit

Man, I love the Wii Fit. Just got off after like, an hour of playing. I had to steal the control away from my hyperactive little brother, but... eh. All in a day's work. Oh, and no, this isn't spam. I'm not getting paid or anything to write this. I just love the Wii Fit :)

By far, my favorite game is the hula hoop one. I feel so stupid doing it, but it really wears you out!

Given Up

I've officially given up on downloading Vista SPs 1 and 2. It's totally not worth it at this point. Between my crappy internet and Windows' crappy support, I've had way too many problems with downloading this to even care anymore.