Remodel in Progress

April 29th, 2004 | Posted by administratrix in Blurbs - (1 Comments)

The prior index page is still available here. I actually haven’t done anything save change the index.html page to one that’s managed by MT.

The look, layout, and content will probably evolve over the next few days; I’ll probably work on this when I need a break from finishing Prairie Ag’s site.

I think a lot of my content is extraordinarily stale; I’ve got pages (like this one, and this one, and this one) that get no traffic and aren’t even interesting to me any more.

I think some pruning is in order.

I started on some art that will probably be the more-or-less obvious basis of the site’s new look. I think I’ve basically got a case of spring cleaning madness!

Anyway: the newest goblinbox.com is upon us!

Spyware

April 29th, 2004 | Posted by administratrix in Blurbs - (2 Comments)

No doubt everybody in the world already knows this, but just to reiterate, Spychecker is a great place to download anti-spyware and freeware and shareware. And firewalls. And other useful stuff.

And while we’re at it, for you paranoids, Webattack ain’t no slouchy site, neither. Heh.

Sites, Sites, Sites

April 29th, 2004 | Posted by administratrix in Blurbs - (4 Comments)

Here’s an update of the ideas kicking around in my head lately. Apparently at 35 I’m now old enough to ‘think about business.’ (I’ve never thought about business before. Yawn.) I am an astonishingly late bloomer.

First, I want to use this adorable canned tornado image and build my web mistressing services around it. Mostly I just want to do it for the sake of building a new site that I don’t have a deadline on.

Then, I have this other idea – the Lazy Girls’ Guides. The first one is amost done and it’s the Lazy Girl’s Guide to Cooking. (Actually, I think I called it ‘The Lazy Girl’s How to Cook Book,’ but that’s easy to fix.) I can easily see an entire empire – like the Chicken Soup insanity – of Lazy Girls’ Guides to everything. Banking, marriage, gardening, housekeeping, grieving, weight loss, braided hairstyles, HTML, child discipline, etc. Add a booming online community of message boards and you’ve got yourself a phenom.
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Springy is all greeny

April 28th, 2004 | Posted by administratrix in Blurbs - (0 Comments)

As you can see from the blog, the site’s gonna be green soon. Maybe not this exact green, but some form of greenness. Perhaps more like this. I’m still working on it.

I’ve decided I hate the RedGold design I’m using now. I made a green one while I was building the RedGold one, but I just think I plain old hate the whole layout, not just the color scheme. I need to update!

The idea of using MT for my root index page is certainly very intriguing… I’m also half considering backing up the entire site and emptying off the server and starting from scratch. (This would be a gigantic huge monster project, but it might be worth it. I have so much shit on my server these days!)

Spring certainly has sprung!

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Ah, Hell

April 27th, 2004 | Posted by administratrix in Blurbs - (2 Comments)

So it’s 8:57 PM already! I came up here a wee bit after seven to transfer a couple of eBooks to my iPAQ and somehow I found myself at youngpup.net geeking out on sliding and semi-transparent drop-down menus.

I feel a goblinbox.com rebuild coming on soon. Maybe I’ll do it right this time, with proper templates and site-wide CSS and stuff. Hmm.

Par-Tay

April 27th, 2004 | Posted by administratrix in Blurbs - (2 Comments)

The Spring Sting party that Chloe and Christina threw was wonderful, and a great time was had by all. I even stayed up all night! There was an estimate that maybe 200 folks cycled through. Only one guy got thrown out, but he wasn’t even really thrown out – Chloe said she’d asked him to quit fucking with the band and grabbing their mics, but he decided he was thrown out and left before he could be stopped. I think he was our only drunk driver.

Other folks left with designated drivers or crashed in their cars. A few of us did a ‘drunken car sleeper tour’ around one in the morning, checking on all the cars with steamed up windows. All the drunks were sleeping peacefully.

There was BBQ. There were three kegs. There were two birthday cakes. There were four bands (but I only checked out two). There were no drunken minors. It was a great party, the tall one and the Asian one did a great job.

…My Prairie Ag Coop fieldtrip last Friday was a blast. Anna was supposed to go with me, but she had a headache so I went alone. I was driven all over the county to take pictures of guys driving sprayers, trucks, etc. I got a bag of Doritoes and a Pepsi out of the deal. I got to pet a horse named Red. It was so much fun!

I learned that Birks are actually called “safety shoes.” I met a seventy-year-old pervert who wants to pay $40 an hour to watch women clean his house topless. I saw a gigantic wrench.

All in all, the day was totally fun and I’m glad I went.

I’m just about finished with the first of my Fuzzyfeet slippers. Hey – I’m a chick who knits now!

Spring Sting 2004

April 27th, 2004 | Posted by administratrix in Gallery - (0 Comments)

The party was huge and it rocked.

If you weren’t there, not only were you somewhere else, but you’re bummed you missed it. The beer flowed, the tunes were great, and in spite of dampness spirits were high.

The party gallery is here and it also rocks!

Mini Road Trip

April 22nd, 2004 | Posted by administratrix in Blurbs - (5 Comments)

Tomorrow I’m going to take a wee trip to stunning downtown Mt. Union to visit a web client, Prairie Ag Coop, and take pictures of their buildings and trucks and stuff for their website.

I was going to take Miss Penny with me, but she has to work at two or so, and there’s no way after bowling tonight I’ll be able to get up at seven-ish to be able to get her back here on time. I guess I’ll have to find someone else to go with me… maybe Anna will go.

I had lunch today at George’s with my hubby and Brady; Brett’s in love with George’s and eats there all the time. I don’t know how he manages to digest it, but it was nice to be invited out anyway. I had a grilled cheese and fries – ugh. I think I need to make five gallons of tabbouli soon. I need something that isn’t fried or dairy! Especially since I sit in a chair for a living!

Death and Taxes

April 21st, 2004 | Posted by administratrix in Blurbs - (1 Comments)

I filed my taxes via Turbotax. I went back and both Fed and state had been accepted. I printed the forms. I filed my DCN. Now all I need to do is pay the IRS the $520 I still owe them. (Normally I wouldn’t have tax due, but like an idiot I took money out of my Simple IRA and didn’t pay the fees at the time. Sigh.)

I really resent having to fork over $500 in cash. I don’t mind withholding ’cause I never see it, but having this big fat bill to pay really sucks.

In other news, however, Chloe and Christina have been out a few times cleaning the barn and Princess house and setting up for their bash this Saturday. Chloe said she’d email me with more details once the bands all confirmed but I haven’t checked my email yet. Most likely the party will be a stunning success and Brett and I will have the best of it: we’ll be able to enjoy it, do very little, and go to bed when we get tired without having to drive anywhere. It’s a win/win for us and we’re stoked. Hopefully the weather will hold up!

Things are getting green. I really, really love this. Soon the woods in front of our house will be filled in and we won’t be able to even see the road anymore. Hooray!

Friday I’m going to Prairie Ag Coop to snap a few pics for their website with my digital camera. Hopefully I’ll be able to talk some fun chick into going with me – the drive’s pretty long.

Other than that, I’m mostly fixated on my knitting. It’s lunchtime, and I have leftover enchiladas from dinner that I’m gonna nuke and eat. Yum!

Knitting Geeks

April 19th, 2004 | Posted by administratrix in Blurbs - (1 Comments)

As you can see at iowa chicks knitting, I started a knitting project that is not tiny little Amma doll clothes. I’m so geeked out! Perhaps it’s time for me to turn into a bonafide knittress.