Daria’s Blog

A journey into the mind of a normal gal… Well..

New Theme – New Questions February 24, 2009

Filed under: blogging,diet — Daria @ 5:58 pm
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Ahhh… Tuesday.  I love you because you aren’t Monday or Wednesday.  I love you because you do not weigh me down with a ton of mail when I do my morning errands.  I love you because you are nothing but yourself. 

Now that my ‘Ode to Tuesday’ is done, I can get back to what I was doing.  Waiting for lunchtime.  I had my typical breakfast this morning and realized that I need to buy more ingredients for the quiche cups I so love in the morning.  This time – foil cups.  Though the paper doesn’t work too badly.  I even boiled some eggs last night, so I have a new snack – not that I don’t love the String Cheese!  But a change of pace is always nice.  For lunch, we have sirloin tips with mushrooms and broccoli.  I’m excited.  It’s a wonder what you’ll eat when hungry!

Okay, so I changed my theme, which I like a lot.  I just can’t seem to figure out how to get the header changed.  I would also like to add some things to the sidebar, but – unlike using the WordPress blogs from wordpress.org, it doesn’t seem as easy to customize.  Are html codes able to be used?  Or am I limited to the widgets available per the theme?

  I have a book that I purchased a while back when I tried to use WP the first time, WordPress for Dummies, by Lisa Sabin-Wilson so I am going to have to dig that out and read it over a few more times.  Though it focuses on the self-hosted blogs, there are parts that deal with the .com versions.  I’m hoping it can help me out!  People on Twitter are pretty good about answering some of the questions I have, too – which is nice!  It’s like my own online help desk. 

With that, I am going to go do a little more WordPress research (and blogging in general) while I can before heading back to work and my oh-so-not-busy-afternoon.

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Hobbies – World of Warcaft and what?? February 5, 2009

Filed under: My Ramblings — Daria @ 10:02 pm
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Welcome and thank you for taking a moment to check out my blog!!

In my free time, I would love to start blogging more often.  I need to start writing extra posts that I can publish on days where I just can’t get to the computer for more than a couple of minutes.  I think that would be the best way to begin.  Any thoughts?

Anyway, I also love to game. I am a huge fan of the World of Warcraft, where I have bunch of characters. I don’t play often enough to have a very high level character, but I’m happy with a level 62 Warlock!  I find it to be a great way to keep in touch with friends from around the country.  I guess I use it more as a chat room with fun stuff to do, than an actual game.

I also play on Xbox Live when I have some time – or when the fiance isn’t playing or watching the big TV. I love the arcade games, but I have always enjoyed playing the Halo series, Mechassault (old school XBox) and stuff like that. I am also a proud member of the GamerChix, which – last check – was over 8500 members strong!! As the creator, Trixie360 says, “That’s a lot of boobs!”

There are GameCubes and a Wii in the house – which are tons of fun if you are in the mood to bowl, race some friends in Mario Kart, or just be stupid and roam around places like you would in Sims type games.  Those are probably my favorite!

When I figure out how to do it, I will see if I can post pics of my characters and gamercard on a page dedicated to gaming.  In the meantime, I may just create the page and list some of the stuff I play and some of the gaming experiences I have had in the past.

Reading is another of my favorite things to do, however I don’t do it half as much as I would like. I just feel like there are too many other things I should be doing before I sit and read. It sounds odd, I know – but I just can’t justify it in my mind.  I will probably also create a page for books I am reading and have read in the past.  I’m sure I can figure out some sort of way to make it fun and creative..   I hope.

I am trying to get into running as well.  For Christmas, my fiance bought me the Nike+ ipod shoes and the sensor for my nano. It’s really a great little product!  I just don’t really know how to get myself motivated. I definitely need to get on the ball!  I have started with the ‘walk 5 minutes, run 1 minute, repeat’ type deal, but that gets so very boring!  Luckilly, I have a friend who is in a running group and they technically train for a marathon over 6 or 10 months or something.  I am waiting for more info on that! I think that running with a group would be a geat motivator for me – whenever that starts again!

So, that is what I do in my spare time as of right now.  At least, that is what I can think of right now.  I’m sure there will be more addded to the list in the future!

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