Testing ScribeFire Out… among other things.

I just added the “ScribeFire” extension to Firefox… so I’m giving it a shot. I’m liking the fact that I can write in here while still jumping around on websites… makes things amazingly easier, I guess.

It’s basically like having WordPress in the bottom half of the browser. I’m liking what it’s all about!

f you have Firefox and you do a lot of blogging or w/e, then go download the extension and mess around with it for a bit. I’ll bet you twenty bucks you’ll like it. I know I do.
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Anyway, the reason why I put a silly picture on the blog yesterday instead of an actual post was because I was in the library with about a thousand people yesterday, and I just didn’t feel like writing about my opinion on gender rolls with the whole damn school wartching over me while I typed. See, we’re reading “Macbeth” in English class (I absolutely love it) and “Merchant of Venice” outside of class (I find that it’s quite possibly the most boring Shakespeare play there is. MoV ultimately lowered my standards of literary boredom. But that’s beside the point.)

We had a massive class discussion about gender rolls in society and how stereotypes went against what Lady Macbeth did in the play right after King Duncan’s murder… i.e. she went down and cleaned up the blood and properly organized (framed) the murder scene because Macbeth was a terrible criminal and so stupid that he ended up bringing the murder weapons back with him. We talked about whether or not stereotypical gender rolls are engraved in our minds while we are growing up, or if we are just born with the gender roll concept in our DNA. I took the side that gender rolls are taught to us as we are growing up because not all cultures are the same. That was pretty much all I said about the subject, and once I did I went back to doodling in my notebook. Heh heh.

Getting back to the point about putting the strange picture post on here, I didn’t want to write all of that on the school computer with everyone as an audience… but I felt obligated to write something simply because I had the “write new” page open already. The mass of empty white space was just screaming “Fill me in! Fill me in!” So I did. There… end of story. 😀

Anyway, the weather here is downright gross. Tell you what – I’ll do the same thing I did before. I’ll put the weather advisories up, just so you can see! Ain’t I nice? Haha.

Weather Advisories: FLOOD WATCH through late Tonight for eastern NY and western New England, south of the Adirondacks. A second installment of heavy rain will arrive this afternoon and evening, with an additional 1″ to 2″ of rain expected by late tonight. This will likely trigger WIDESPREAD FLOODING across the region. Significant river flooding is possible with smaller streams and creeks likely to flood. Urban poor drainage and flash flooding is also a major concern…expect road closures this weekend in flood prone areas and resulting travel difficulties.
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WINTER STORM WARNING through 5am Sunday for northern Herkimer, Hamilton, and northern Warren counties for a combination of significant sleet and freezing rain. While the expected storm track will favor most of the region with rain, enough cold air will linger across the Adirondacks, upper Hudson Valley and the high spots of Vermont, for some mixed wintry precipitation. Areas which received snow, sleet, or freezing rain on Friday will likely see the same today as precipitation builds back in.
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A brief period of wrap around snow is also possible in the Adirondacks late tonight into early Sunday morning as the storm pulls away, with scattered snow showers and a rapid drop in temperatures elsewhere. Very slippery conditions are possible late tonight into Sunday morning as wet surfaces freeze over, and then are potentially coated with snow.
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Strong winds are likely in the wake of the storm late tonight through the day tomorrow with frequent gusts in excess of 40 mph.

Hahaha… just reading it again makes me want to go to someplace very, very warm and dry.

My birthday went pretty well, if I might add. Lots of cake, lots of nice smelling candles… and my tin whistle arrived Thursday!

Let me tell you something about the tin whistle.

It makes no difference whether you’re –Insert my heritages here– Irish, Scottish, French Canadian, Polish, Native American, or Austrian… if you pick up a tin whistle for the first time with hardly any knowledge with wind instruments, you’re f*cked. It was a very discouraging experience for me to be so excited to take it out of the case for the first time, try to play it, and scare the hell out of the cat and every other living thing within a 50-mile radius.

The rest of the day went on, and I condemned myself to staying in my room so I could figure out the notes (without playing, mind you) and get used to holding it. I’m down here at my grandmother’s as of last night (I drove down) not only to be with her for the weekend, but to hide upstairs so I could play that whistle as loud as I wanted to. And it has paid off. I can play it just fine… I know one song already, and it actually sounds alright. You know, like it should. Yay!

I just realized… I’ve written an awful lot for 10:30 AM on a Saturday. Maybe I should take that tin whistle, go downstairs, and eat breakfast. Heh heh.

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