Sunday, January 06, 2013

New blog

I've been traveling a lot lately with baby which is another explanation for my lack of bloggity here. I've decided to makes more sense to separate that topic from this blog as over the 19 flights and multiple car trips and boat trips and train trips with baby, I've accumulated a lot of tips. And those of you who know me in real life know I can be awfully preachy when I want to be. So if you're interested in my tips for traveling with a toddler, you can read all about it at my new blog: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Circling the Globe with Baby. Note: this blog will remain active, just everything concerning travel and baby will be over at the other blog.

Thursday, January 03, 2013

New year, new look

After years and years after the previous template -- which was inherently buggy due to any number of customizations I made and trust you me, I did NOT know what I was doing when I made those customizations -- I have upgraded to a new template. The archive is now by year instead of the really, really long list of postings by month (wow, I had a lot to say in 2002!), and a lot of the extraneous 'free' code that I was using to add functionality is now gone as well. Hope you like the new look!

Happy new year!

Wishing you and yours a very happy New Year! I'm sorry I've been out of bloggy-world lately, but we've been traveling a lot and as a result, blogging had to take a backseat. It's next to impossible to blog on a tablet!

I'm planning on starting a new blog sometime in the near future to detail all of our travels. We've gone to some really cool places like Singapore, Indonesia, and Japan and it's been fun to experience new sights and cultures.

In the meantime, you'll see some slight changes on this blog. I realize it's gotten harder to blog as I've tried to move away from the personal stuff and also from fanfiction. I also felt politics is a zero-sum game, given how divided everyone is on every single issue. I didn't feel like engaging in virtual food-fights; who has time for that? Plus, I worked for a very staunch Republican for a while who has connections to various Republican presidents and I just wanted to keep my head low for the duration of my employment.

All of those concerns are now on the backburner, so I've decided to put a bit more personality back into the blog and also point out and blog about issues that I care about again. Hopefully that will give me more things to actually write about and motivate me to continue blogging. This blog has been around since 2001 and I'm not ready to retire it yet!