Way Too Long

It’s been almost a year since I’ve written a quality post in this blog. Not a lot has happened since 2010, but lately I’ve been looking for a place to write down my thoughts. What better spot than a well-established site like this? 🙂

For a while I was building a 1939 Waco biplane (from Thanksgiving to Christmas). That came to an abrupt halt when the aircraft owner decided he wanted to do his buddy a favor and hire his son. It’s apparent that as a female, I can conquer the cockpit but not the toolbox. Not yet, anyway.In the midst of all the personal stuff going on, I started attending the local Buddhist temple back in the fall. I figured it was a nice place to be able to escape from mindless crap and take a few deep breaths every week. It is since become a major part of my life and I definitely have no idea what I would do without three hours of solitude every Wednesday evening.

On January 14, I celebrated the third anniversary of my relationship with my boyfriend (second anniversary which we’ve been 800 miles apart). He is still waiting to receive the class date for the FAA Academy. I’m still sitting on my butt waiting for him.

I’m trying to think of other stuff that has happened which would be remotely important enough to write down. Not coming up with anything.

At any rate, I’m hoping I can turn this blog back into something it once was. I have no idea what that is, but dealing with stuff quietly gets pretty old after a while.

Killing time in the school library….

I’m so proud… it seems like my attempt to advertise my work on here is paying off!  Many new blog hits!

Now all I need is for people to actually buy something.  Heh heh.

I was considering making a whole new blog for the sole purpose of photography, but that might be a bit of a pain.  But I was willing to do it for the Amazon affiliates whim of mine… so why can’t I put the effort into doing one for photography?  Hah… therein lies the question.

Maybe I’ll do it right now… all I’m trying to do at the moment is kill time here in the library because I have nothing better to do nor a better place to be.  Ho-hum.

Right-o… I’ll get to it!

Stay tuned for a link.  And be sure to check it out!

An interesting Sunday afternoon…

I’m glad to say that I spent the majority of this Sunday afternoon either interrogating the American University website or trying to find a separate place to host this here WordPress blog.  The first endeavor was pretty exciting.  The second, however, was a pain in the ass.

See, the reason why I was searching for someplace to host separately was because I couldn’t figure out for the life of me why this stupid thing wouldn’t show up in google, yahoo, or any other search engine.  I went through numerous processes: getting one of those “.tk” things, only to find that it’s a complete waste of time because it serves absolutely no purpose whatsoever, setting up a web hosting account with “100mb.com” (which might be useful to someone who has about five million hours to spare at the computer just to figure out how to use the thing… rendering it useless to me), and finally resorting to Blogger.

Don’t get me wrong – Blogger looks like an awesome tool.  I, however, am a dedicated WordPress junkie.  I wasn’t too hip on the thought of having a Blogger blog (I’d mainly use it just for stuff that I actually wanted people to read).  I figured “Hey, if Blogger is hosted by google, then maybe it’ll show up in the search results!”.  That’s how my mind works.

Anyway, I was going through the ropes of setting up a Blogger blog.  Naturally, the first thing I ever do when setting anything up is visit the “Settings” area.  I’m a very customizable person… I thrive on customizability.

Yes, I know it’s not a word.  Well, at least it wasn’t a word… mine now!

So there I was, nose-piloting through the settings… when I came upon a privacy option.  One that asked me whether or not I’d like the blog to show up on search engines.  Once again my mind thought “Hey, if Blogger has an option like this, then maybe WordPress has this option, too!”.  Yep, my very own thought version of the Theory of Relativity.  Heh heh.

Next thing I know I’m on the settings for this here blog, and who would’ve guessed… the option to have the blog show up in search results wasn’t ticked.  What the hell??  Thanks, WordPress… because you auto-ticked the “Disable search engine stuff thingies”, I’ve been talking to myself for pretty much EVER.

Moral of the story – I’m still here.  Problem solved.

And now we wait.  Heh heh.