Thursday, November 3, 2011

Chapter 19: iPad Blogging Step - Blogger

Trying out the Blogger Application. It's showing up all tiny on the screen so I'm guessing it's really an iPhone App. The keyboard is way too small to type much comfortably.

So this one is probably not going to be my first choice but it IS free. It also looks pretty easy to post photos that are ON the iPad. Let's try it and see!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Chapter 18: Ghost-written by Eeyore

I think I was sleep-blogging last night. That post has terrible flow, ideas that I meant to get across are completely left out and I made some really embarrassing grammar mistakes. Whoops. That's why this whole National Blog Posting Month challenge is probably going to be good for me. I clearly need the practice.

My next goal is to choose a blogging App for the IPad. There are several to choose from that sound pretty good. It's a little dificult to just use Safari. Not to mention boring since I'm not sure how to add any pictures or videos or anything. Also I think right before bed is not a particularly witty and creative time of day for me. I'm actually kind of grumpy about this time. Haha. Hopefully I can find a rhythm that is productive for me and at least mildly amusing for anyone who accidentally stumbles across my boring old blog.

And so I say "Good night." If it is a good night. Which I doubt.

I'll try to be more exciting and interesting tomorrow. Or I'll just test out a new blogging app. Whichever.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Chapter 17: Luna Lovegood--In the fur

My husband is allergic to cats. Generally speaking, they make his throat close up and his nose stops working and he ends up asking someone to please just saw open his head. He failed to mention this to me for a very long time when we started dating. You see, I have a cat. A gorgeous, talkative, fetching (as in: she plays fetch) Siamese mix.

Isn't she pretty?

She is not a particularly social cat so I was quite surprised when she was suddenly doing a "My Boyfriend is here! My Boyfriend is here!" dance when Daniel started to come over and hang out. I mean hardcore. Like, forget I even existed-why the heck are you looking at me-don't pet me I'm with my boyfriend right now--levels of love there.

When I first got her as a tiny little kitten at the shelter I had planned for years to get a Siamese and call him/her Suay (pronounced S-way). It means beautiful in Thai and Siamese are Thai cats. But when I got her I just felt like she needed a book name. I like to name my animals after book characters. So Nymphadora Tonks aka Tonks she became.

We like to have a bit of a theme for animal names around here. The Geckos are all named after characters from a show called Firefly except the one we recently adopted from some friends and she already had a name. So when we started discussing possible puppy names we new we wanted a literary character name to match the other mammal pet. We threw around names like Lucy from The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe but ultimately decided to stick with Harry Potter. Thus--Luna Lovegood. We ended up picking that because even though she is adorable and looks like an Ewok now, she will be totally Wheaten and blond once she grows up.

I attempted to upload a video but it's not quite working so here is a picture of our Luna on her trip home with us. I'll post some more updated pictures soon. She's at least 3 times this size now.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Chapter 16: Enter the iPad

We are not an Apple household. I have an OLD iPod but it only works if it's plugged in. So maybe some Apple fanatic somewhere will find it the pinnacle of unfairness that my amazing husband WON us one at his work conference last week. Because we never would have bought one ourselves but we sure are enjoying it anyway.

So I just wanted to see how complicated or difficult it would be to make a new blog post from our new gadget. I don't blog much partly because I just don't want to sit at the entertainment center in front of the big screen tv we use for a monitor and write deep thoughts. My only laptop option is my work computer & that just seems like a bad idea.

I also wanted to try posting a picture but I haven't quote figured that one out yet.

I'll keep working on that one...

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Chapter 15: And everything just keeps changing

Some people can plan a wedding and get extra work at their job and turn that into a prime blogging opportunity. I am not one of those people.

We got engaged, we planned a wedding, we decided to get a puppy and reserved one, we got married, we went to Jamaica, we came home, our puppy was born, we went to a family reunion, we came home again.

And our lives just keep changing. As we continue to adjust to being married people who have to/get to (depending on the situation ;) but mostly GET TO so far) live in the same tiny house, we prepare for another life-changing event.
In about 5 weeks we will be bringing home one of these cuties. We get pick of the litter for a little girl but we haven't picked yet since they are only a week old and can't even see yet. All they do is eat, sleep and look adorable. So I'm by turns excited and terrified of this little furball that is going to turn our lives upside down. I've never had a brand new puppy in the house before. Thank goodness for hardwood floors. I think I'm going to have to roll up the Tibetan rug and hide it for a year or so though. When I start to get nervous I just take deep breaths and think about how sweet and cuddly the puppy will be. And try not to think about how much pee and poop and vomit I'm going to be wiping up in the next year. And as soon as that starts to lay off it will be time to be thinking about having to do the same thing for a tiny human. *sigh* I guess the next several years of my life might as well be preemptively dubbed "The bodily fluid years--K-9 and Human."

Our babies better be at least as cute as our puppy.