Geeking out, Cursing at Scrapers, the Husband’s Birthday & Pregnancy Brain
Posted Dec 21 2010 2:47pm
The title of my post pretty much describes the last 24 hours for me.
Yesterday I dragged my pregnant butt, head cold and all, to the gym for step class. I’m really having fun in there. I found a great instructor who makes routines that are fairly easy to follow and I’m getting good again. Those of you who have taken step know about the learning curve, "Ride the L", "Mambo cha-cha-cha", "V step", etc. It’s all coming back and I remember that satisfaction when I make it through a routine without messing up which is NOT very often.
After class I geeked out a bit doing a little maintenance on my sites. There are some days I want to get lost in code. I find it very satisfying to solve a programming problem. This time it was adding the titles to my GreenLiteBites archive pages. I knew there was a way to do it. It just took me a few months to figure it out. Now if you you’ll see the title of the idea under the image. You can also mouse over but I wanted the titles visible.
You may have also noticed I added a top ad here on Roni’s Weigh. I’m not sure it’s going to stay there. I’m kind of evaluating ad companies at the moment so please bear with me. I only keep ads on the left and top so you never have to worry about them invading the content area or right side bar (although there may be a few remnants in REALLY old posts.) Earning an income from a blog is still very much a learning process.
Once I solved some of my technical issues I moved on to writing which in the case of this post was still a bit geeky. Over on RoniNoone.com I shared how I’ve been cursing at scrapers . A scraper is a site that gets all of it’s content from other people’s RSS feeds. Some of you may be reading this in your email or in a reader which is fine but for me to give you that ability I have to publish all my content in the feed. This creates a situation where others can steal it as well. It’s a common problem for bloggers and I’ve dealt with it forever but there are a few sites that refuse to take down my content. So I publicly cursed them out. It felt good. :)
Last night for dinner Little Man and I recorded ourselves making Deep Dish Crescent Pizza Casserole . It was SO much fun. I forgot what a good time we have doing our cooking videos for GreenLiteBites. This one was special though as I wanted to record and enter My Crescent WOW contest. There was only one problem. The video could only be 90 seconds.
90 SECONDS! HA!
I can hardly record a video in under 10 minutes so last night and this morning I spent most of my time editing. Editing. Editing. Editing. I went from 33 minutes to about 8 and then actually got it doing to 90 seconds. I can hardly believe it myself. You can see all 3 cuts by clicking here .
I also secretly planned for a babysitter tonight so we are heading out for dinner and a movie. I made reservations at the Melting Pot and we are going to see the Fighter ( Tron if we are running late.)
Somehow I planned all this even with "Pregnancy brain". Don’t know what pregnancy brain is? Here, I’ll give you an example. This morning I rushed to finish up the video editing before showering and heading to Ryan’s school for a volunteer session I signed up for. I was freaking out and running late. I ran into the school, grabbed my name tag at the office and rushed down the hall about 10 minute late. My son’s teacher saw me and simply said, "Hi."
To which I responded, "Let me guess? Today isn’t jump rope day."
She responded, "No, that’s JANUARY 21."
So here I’m thinking I’m 10 minutes late when I was really 4 weeks early.
*sigh* pregnancy brain.
Or me just being a dingbat but I’ll blame pregnancy brain. :)
Ok, I’m out. I have to straighten up before the babysitter comes or she’ll have no where to sit. Yes it’s that bad and NO I’m not taking a picture. ;)