November 15th, 2005

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Exciting -- I Learn to Modify the Flexible Squares Style!

For FREE Users, No Less!

I learned rather easily and quickly today how to add both a background and an header image to the Flexible Squares style. The best part is that it works for FREE users, not just paid ones!

(Anyone interested in seeing how it turned out can check here. It's not especially fancy or anything, just a very basic repeated background image, plus a very simple header on top. But, again, to be able to quickly adjust the style -- and do it for a free account -- impresses the hell out of me! smile.)

I love learning new things. Both here at LJ and in general in life. (grin) I just love it!

I also spent around an hour and a half (sigh) next door with my neighbor June, fixing her computer for her. She somehow clicked and accepted something that put spyware on her computer. She also couldn't access her Outlook email. It was basically a mess. But it's up and running again! (For now, anyway...)

I've made my (famous) 'Tomato Curry Noodles' today! You don't actually eat them on the same day that you cook them, so we'll have them for dinner tomorrow night -- or the night after. (They're actually better after sitting in the fridge 'steeping' or whatever. Anyway, the noodles get plump and soak up the curry and turn a deep yellow. The whole thing 'thickens up.' Then they're perfect! Yay!)

I made a pot (well, it ended up being two) for my sister Sue, and one for Marilyn and me...

charlie 2012 beige

NaNo Update!

Yes, I wrote 1,781 words additional today.

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
14,305 / 50,000

Actually, I've got another 473 started on another 'part' of the novel, but I'm not done with it yet, so not ready to add those words to the daily count. (smile)

I don't actually write chapters, per se. It's more like I write a part -- or what I often call a chunk! (grin) Anyway, that puts me (as you can see) at 28.6% finished to date...

(Yes, you're thinking I should be further along. LOL. Don't worry. I'll get there by hell or high water.)

Interestingly enough, Marilyn mistressmarilyn and I haven't gone out of our way at all in order to participate in NaNo. (Which is probably why we don't have larger word counts at this point.) She's had some extremely busy days at work and I, too, have had busy days -- and we've just written when we could find the free time. We are by no means spending hours a day at this...

We do plan to do exactly that come next week, which is vacation time in our house. Even so, I can't see us going overboard about it, unless we come down to the wire and are terribly short of words.

My personal bottom line is that if I don't get there I don't -- which won't detract one bit from my having participated! But I still am strongly convinced I can finish, so I guess we'll have to wait and see.

And many thanks to those of you who've offered encouraging words along the way! So kind of you. Again, it's been fun so far. A lot of fun!

charlie 2012 beige

NaNo Update -- #2

Just knocked off another 1,746 words. (Adding to that 473 I mentioned the last time, actually. So I guess I'd have to say I just knocked of another 1,273, to be exact. smile.)

ETA: By the way, so far that means I wrote 3,527 words total on my novel today.

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
16,051 / 50,000

I was feeling good writing just now. But it's around 11 p.m. here and I think I'll see what Marilyn mistressmarilyn is up to...

She had to go to the DENTIST again today.

Two more days and she's off! Not just for another three-day weekend, but for that week of vacation! (I keep reminding myself because I'm so excited about it! LOL.)

(We can't wait to go Friday to see the new "Harry Potter" movie, by the way...)