September 2006 Archives

Three Dee

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I just got some new software. It's almost as exciting as getting a perfect-fitting pair of jeans! I suppose that means I am firmly planted on the road to geekdom, but they say that's not a negative phrase anymore.

I am going to be working on a large website for a really good cause. Sean's Run. I hope it will also encourage me to get back into running. Like my fellow blogger Kristy, at, I know it's not easy to do. And I really shold be doing it, as my waistline keeps reminding me...

Back to 3D. You can make text appear three-dimensional without having to know javascript or code. It's from Xara and they have the 3d generator on their downloads page. I do wish they'd give me the code so I could show you, but you can go there yourself by clicking here. Have fun! The program I got from Xara was MenuMaker. It is inexpensive and fast. It's what was used on the Sean's Run site. I'll be learning how to use it, too. Hmmm, cheap and easy...there's a bad joke about that, yes? Let's not go there.

bats in the...belfry?

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Well, we surely don't have a belfry, or any structure attached to our property that could possibly support a belfry. But we did, indeed, have bats. Don’t get excited; if you like bats, I am not going to tell tales about being afeard of them, having romantic concepts about them, or cooking them (does anyone actually do that? The answer is a resounding “yes” on the web –I Googled “cooked bat meat”- and was more than a little surprised by the number of valid hits. Australia seems to be the hungriest for them). I do admire the fragile creatures and I love them for one significant attribute: they eat mosquitoes! Okay, you mosquito-lovers out there, please leave the room. I admit here and now that I despise mosquitoes. I don't like slapping them on my exposed skin to subsequently see somebody’s (?) blood smeared on my flesh, I abhor the relentless itching, and I typically awake the next day with very unpleasant results from nocturnal scratching at my afflicted skin. My tween has a worse reaction, and gets quarter-sized welts from each bite. Hubby preaches the impossible "just don't scratch" prose, which it is ineffective when you are asleep. I can hardly keep myself from wanting to tear the afflicted appendage off when the itching starts, so his advice stinks!