Done (ish) with Updates: Dull + Sparkle
I've finally succumbed to the wiles of Facebook.
I know it's Helpful for My New Career, but I held out because social networking sites always make me feel like I'm competing in some twisted high school popularity contest. (Which I will lose. Every time.) So please, please, please come be my friend.
I am nice! You will like me!
And thanks for being patient while I tweaked and prodded my Blogger template. Most of the changes you won't even notice, they were just minor things irritating me. Unfortunately, to correct them I had to upgrade my Blogger account, which I'd been avoiding because I knew it'd erase the hard work I'd done on my old template.
Which it did.
I had to fix nearly EVERYTHING. I try to keep my blog fairly "clean" looking, which oddly requires more work than blogs filled with oodles of gadgets. Go figure. (I could make a writing metaphor from that, but I'm feeling too tired and frustrated right now.) So I've been working for, I dunno, twenty-four plus hours on this thing?
Anyway. I fixed most of my old issues and received a few new ones in return. Not so pleased with the font in my sidebar. Haven't figured out how to change that in my template yet. This is what it used to look like:
Anyone with Superior Computer Smarts know what that font was and how to get it back? (Where to edit it in my html?)
And while I'm asking, might as well throw out this question:
I added labels to my posts (the most time consuming aspect of this upgrade), but for some reason, even though I type them in the "Labels for this post" section as this:
Film, Books, HBM
it comes out looking like this online:
Film , Books , HBM
Does anyone know what's up with that extra space between the commas? It's a little thing, but it's reaaaaally bugging me. Also, if you notice any broken links or misspelled blogs in my sidebar, please let me know. (Or if I used to link your blog, and it's suddenly missing!)
But enough of the boring stuff.
We need sparkle!
But I'm just not feeling very sparkly after two days of wrestling Blogger. Time to bring in reinforcements. How about a video?
Today on En Route, the lovely Lilie posted three different -- and all equally amazing -- versions of one of my favorite songs, Wreckless Eric's "Whole Wide World." Anyone who has seen Stranger Than Fiction knows the song as the one Will Ferrell sings to Maggie Gyllenhaal. And if you've never seen Stranger Than Fiction, then:
(A) Go rent it. NOW.
(B) Watch this clip. It's one of the most romantic (kissing!) scenes ever filmed. Any time it airs on television, I have to see this part:
Hmm. But I'm still not feeling sparkly. Need more videos. How about a funny one? Here's my favorite song from this season's Flight of the Conchords, "We're Both In Love With a Sexy Lady":
So am I sparkly yet?
Hmm . . . I did romantic, and I did funny. What else is there?
How about something beautiful?
If you've never had the pleasure of seeing the Sigur Rós video for "Glósóli," you're in for a treat. This is probably -- no exaggeration -- the most gorgeous music video ever created. Their music is slower but filled with sweeping crescendos and achingly perfect buildups, so please be patient.
(I know it's hard to be patient in this day and age of clickclickclick immediate gratification, but honestly. It's SO WORTH IT. Don't skip ahead. Watch the whole thing, and fall in love.):
Ahhhh. There it is. Sparkles.
I hope you all have a dreamy rest-of-the-weekend. I'm off to bed. No Internet for me tomorrow! I need a rest.