November 10, 2012

Laziness and other stuff

I'm putting off the Dracula post yet again, for two reasons: first, I really want to do it justice and write the best post I can; and second, I'm just tired :) I worked 15 hours this week, for the first time in well over a year, so I think I have a right to be slightly lazy this weekend. But in lieu of talking about a book, I do have some awesome crappy photos of my nail and hair fails! I attempted a version of a French tip manicure, and, since I don't have the steadiest of hands, the result was kinda awful... I used some of my favorite polish (Sally Hansen Hard As Nail Xtreme Wear) in three different colors: Gunmetal for the base, Black Out & Disco Ball for the tips. Great color combination, but quite poor in execution. However, I found a really nice tutorial that has me excited to clean them up and try again tomorrow. Unfortunately, I didn't find this video until after I finished the tips the hard way, so this was the result:

November 8, 2012

I Vant You To Read A Booooook...

So, Google just let me know that it's Bram Stoker's 165th birthday! I'm too lazy to do it tonight, but I wanted to let everybody know that I'll be doing a review/fangirl moment for Dracula tomorrow :)

November 7, 2012

Widget Gadget

I've gone widget happy. Or gadget happy, whichever you like :) I knew I liked my widgets on my phone (I have a Droid, until I get an upgrade soon) but nobody told me I could have them on my desktop and my blog! I have a total of five blog widgets now, two desktop gadgets, and I don't even know how many on my phone. I truly don't know about my phone, though, because it went and freaked out at me. I had to do a factory reset, and haven't had the heart to try and reinstall all my old stuff when I'm just going to get a new phone in a few weeks. But anyhow, you can see I've added music to Epic Things, and in an effort to keep the appearance clean I stuck it at the bottom of the page. I felt that this was a little cruel, though, because I hate sites that make you search for the source of the noise that suddenly starts playing when you go to the page. I could just turn off the autoplay, but then would anybody really give my music a shot? :) That's why I added the text ticker, just to give you all a heads up about where the player is, and it should be gone soon. My dad says scrolling text "went out with IE 3" so I'll probably take it down after about a week. 
At least my blog doesn't look like this!

November 5, 2012

The Redesign

As anyone who follows my blog will have noticed, I've been working very hard on the appearance of Epic Things in an effort to make the site more worthy of its name :) And since I did work so hard on it, I wanted to share a little about how I went about it, and link to some of my resources. It was a little frustrating at times, but I think it was well worth the effort I took to find the "baby bear" look :D This is hopefully going to be helpful to anybody trying to design or redesign their own blog, but it's going to be a long post, so stay with me!

November 2, 2012

My First Webinar

I feel like the title of this post should be in chunky letters, possibly primary colors, to go along with the whole "my first, etc" theme :) I am, however, currently attending my first ever web seminar, or webinar! There's a bit of a problem with the speaker/presenter's internet; so while I'm waiting for the thing to actually begin, I thought I'd get started on today's post. I'm pretty darn happy with myself for getting up at 7am today, but before anybody gets all impressed I should mention that I will probably take a nap later XD At any rate, it's progress, right?! Which is good, since I have less than a week before I will have to be at work by this time... Yes, that's right: I have my work schedule finally! I'm not sure if it's my permanent schedule, but it looks like I work Tuesday evenings, Wednesday afternoons, and Thursday mornings. A bit of a mixed bag on that, but I do appreciate that my work days are all in a row :)
Until now, my schedule has been wide open.