Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Liam's Blog

For those who are interested, I've updated Liam's blog (previously my pregnancy blog). You can access it from the link to the left. From now on, I'll post new posts at the top rather than the bottom.

In case you didn't know, at the very bottom of the page are early photos of Liam as well as a post describing the labor-and-delivery experience.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Long time no write

Whew! This parenting thing is hard. Don't have time to write. Haven't for weeks . . . and don't know if I ever will again. :)

Monday, November 20, 2006

How confident R U feeling 2day?

Your Language Arts Grade: 100%

Way to go! You know not to trust the MS Grammar Check and you know "no" from "know." Now, go forth and spread the good word (or at least, the proper use of apostrophes).

Are You Gooder at Grammar?
Make a Quiz

Saturday, November 18, 2006

My Little Boy

Liam Elliot Taylor
born 8 November 2006, 10:36 a.m.
8 pounds 2 ounces
19 1/2 inches

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Trick or treat

Here are some Halloween "treats" for you.

Flaming Bag of Poo

Why Dogs Hate Halloween

Note: I'm not endorsing either Web site by posting these links.

New look

Now that things are showing up correctly, I'm liking the new look. I've also added some stuff to the sidebar (e.g., books I'm reading) and changed other things (e.g., I no longer have people's full names listed in the "My Friends' Blogs" section).

As a bonus, through this whole process, I've learned quite a bit about code. (Though I still have more to learn. Next item of business: Figure out how to add graphics to the sidebar and make them hyperlinks.)

It's kind of depressing how much time I spend tinkering with my blog. (That would sound kind of naughty to someone who didn't know what a blog was. Hee hee.) But when you've really got nothing else to do, it helps pass the time.


Okay, more progress. Now my posts are showing up in the right place, but my photo is enormous! Nobody wants to see me on the big screen!

Monday, October 30, 2006

Some progress . . .

Okay, at least now the font looks right. Thanks for the help, Mike! Still working on the other problem . . .

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Bear with me

Yes, I'm trying a new template (thanks for the tip, Julie), and yes, I realize that it doesn't look right yet. Everything is showing up as part of the sidebar. That's why the posts are displayed below the sidebar info instead of next to it; it's also why the font in my posts is so flowery and why every word in my posts is capitalized. I'm working on it. I'll fix it ASAICFOH (as soon as I can figure out how). Any hints from HTML-savvy friends? I've never been trained at all in HTML, so I'm learning as I go.

Monday, October 23, 2006

You've Changed 64% in 10 Years

Compared to who you were ten years ago, you've changed a great deal.
In fact, you're probably in a completely different phase of your life - and very happy about it!
If you go with my married name . . .
LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

If you go with my maiden name . . .
LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Monday, September 18, 2006

Your English Skills:

Grammar: 100%
Punctuation: 100%
Spelling: 100%
Vocabulary: 100%

Getting sick of these yet?

Julie C., you need to take this quiz.

Your Linguistic Profile:
65% General American English
15% Upper Midwestern
10% Dixie
5% Yankee
0% Midwestern

Is this a good thing?

Your Geek Profile:

Academic Geekiness: Highest
Music Geekiness: High
Internet Geekiness: Low
Movie Geekiness: Low
Fashion Geekiness: None
Gamer Geekiness: None
Geekiness in Love: None
General Geekiness: None
SciFi Geekiness: None

Well, at least they got the country right.

You Belong in Paris

You enjoy all that life has to offer, and you can appreciate the fine tastes and sites of Paris.
You're the perfect person to wander the streets of Paris aimlessly, enjoying architecture and a crepe.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

I Didn't Know Treadmills Could Be So Cool

Check out this awesome video.

Book Survey

One book that changed your life: The Secret Knowledge of Grown-Ups by David Wisniewski

One book that you’ve read more than once: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

One book you’d want on a desert island: Wilderness Survival by Gregory J. Davenport

One book that made you laugh: Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

One book that made you cry: The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

One book you wish had been written: Beyond Gender: Why "Male and Female He Created Them" Doesn't Come Close to Encapsulating God's Creativity

One book you wish had never been written: Due to a current source of part-time income that could be jeopardized if I revealed the title, author, and a link, I'll just reveal the initials: BUB by JD (if you don't get it, you'll have to ask me)

One book you’re currently reading: Les Miserables (sorry, I don't know how to do accent marks in HTML) by Victor Hugo (unabridged, 3-volume version in French)

One book you’ve been meaning to read: 1984 by George Orwell (I know, I know: "Gasp! You were an English major and you've never read that?!" I've read a lot of his essays--honest!)

One book you’d like to write: The Joy of Borgle Hounds

Now tag 5 people: Lori Day, Karl Gunther, Kelly Wood, Karin Buursma, Paul Hewson

Thursday, April 6, 2006

Friday, February 3, 2006

Blonde Joke

I don't like stereotype jokes (and blonde jokes fit in this category), but this one is hilarious! I'm even blonde and I like it. To read it, click here.