Argh. I have never had this much trouble getting things to work the way I want them to. Then again, I’ve been using Blogger for almost four years, so I’m pretty well entrenched. WordPress is such a powerful system that it takes a lot more work to get it to do what I want. On the other hand, there’s some things that have worked out perfectly (like my new rotating fanlistings codes–that’s my favorite customization).
To help calm myself down, I’ll do some Friday Fives. At least I already know how to do that.
1. What about you makes you unique? That’s a weird question. There are a lot of things that make me unusual, but you’d have to combine them to get “unique”. Oh, wait: I run the Good Ship Guidebook. Absolutely no one else does that (not since Lav, the original owner, dropped off the face of the Internet).
2. What aspect of your physical appearance do you think makes you stick out from the crowd? I have very long hair for a black girl (one without extensions, anyway).
3. What do you always have with you while out in public? (for example, earrings, purse, wallet, watch, etc.) I never go out without my watch and my holy medals. I might be in such a rush I’m not wearing real shoes, I may have forgotten my earrings, I might not have my purse, but I’m always wearing those two things. The holy medals are recent, but they are here to stay. (I do take both things off at night, though.)
4. Is there anything about your body that you think isn’t normal? I know I have really long legs. There’s a special “tall” or “long” label inside to remind me.
5. What are you complimented on (looks, smarts, anything) the most? Why do you think that’s the case? Ryan went for a sports physical today. His doctor, making small talk, asked if he had any siblings. He said, yes, two sisters. The doctor said, “Tell me something about them.” He said, “Well, the nineteen-year-old, she’s the nicest person I know.” I love that kid. I choose not to comment on the fact that my mom, as she told me that story, thought his observation was ridiculous. He might be only ten, but he’s not delusional.
1. What talent(s) do you have that could make you famous? There’s that trivia habit of mine. I’ve been thinking about joining MAQT next year to work more toward that Jeopardy! goal of mine.
2. If you could be famous for one day, what would you do? You know, I think I’d purposely do nothing special. I’d want to see how that whole “celebrities are real people” thing works out in real life.
3. If you were so famous that money was no object, where would you live? I don’t know. It’s late and I’m tired.
4. If you could meet any famous person, who would it be? Does Jesus count? No? Dead: JPII. Alive: J.K. Rowling.
5. What would be your famous catch phrase/quote/motto/last words? “You’re not retarded, just _________ (forgetful, clumsy, having a bad day).”
When the clock passed midnight just now, Semagic popped up to tell me that Dan’s birthday is tomorrow (that’s the 23rd, not the Lindsay Version of Tomorrow, the 22nd). I’ve never seen that happen before, but it sure is handy.