because I cannot leave well enough alone

I am messing with my template again. I really want my new masthead up, but am working on some sizing issues currently. Also? I am just stupid in some areas and don’t know how to fix my brain. For I cannot understand the language de programming. Anything beyond HTML just makes me hurt….and I go to sites that are supposed to help me, but I can’t understand them, either. I want just a few things in life. I want my own masthead which, when clicked on, will take you back to my homepage. I want that masthead to be of an appropriate size.

I want to be able to share my current book with anyone, like E on Stories About Wolves (can you tell me the plugin you’re using again?) – however, when I install the AMM plugin, I get errors, and then, it doesn’t show up anyways.

I want to add fun things to my sidebar – such as the little map of all my viewers, for that is a fun tool.

And, I want to be able to modify fonts, placements, and colors at will. Something that I cannot currently do.

Blah….so many things I want to do….so few of them tied up with this website.

I’m working on my grand list. Because I love lists. My 30 things to do in my 30s list. Because I also like symmetry. Also, I better retire by my 50s, or else perhaps have smaller projects, because otherwise I’m going to be awfully busy with 50 big things then.

Still feeling yucky, as you can probably tell by the rambling and abrupt subject changes. However, death would be less welcome today than yesterday. So that’s progress, right?

4 responses to “because I cannot leave well enough alone

  1. Hey Amy!

    This is the WordPress theme I was using when I started my “Currently Reading” thing. I just used a generic text widget offered by the theme, pirated an image of bn.com and typed in my info.

    Here’s that snippet of code:

    I’m reading…
    North and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell

    Oh how I hate them, the lists… better to have the premade theme do it for me 🙂

    I hope that helps. Feel free to e-mail me this evening if you want me to try to help more. I plan to do my taxes tonight, so I’ll be on the computer and welcoming your disruptions, dear 🙂

    PS – I ordered shoes at Endless, and it was awesome. The shoes are violently unflattering and must be returned, but Endless was awesome!

  2. Oh snap, I obviously can’t include the code in there. Stupid. I’ll e-mail it to you.

  3. Oh, and you’re reading SUCH a good book, too. One of my favorites. I love, LOVE the ending. And this quote:

    One day I went to the zoo and there was a cage with a frenzied armadillo in it going in figure-eights, just around and around in the same path. I can still remember the funny metallic sound its feet made on the bottom of the cage. They say all caged animals get that way when they’re caged, it’s a form of psychosis, and even if you set the animals free after, they go on like that, they’ll just run around in the same pattern.

    I used to have that posted on my cubicle wall, but everyone took me too seriously, then.

  4. hi nice site.