26 entries from srah blah blah tagged with 'blogging':


Hey nerds!

I'm over here now if you'd like to read blog posts from me again....

srah - Tuesday, 7 January 2014 - 10:46 AM
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Drifting along with the tumbling tumbleweeds

I've decided to start using Tumblr. That doesn't mean I'm abandoning this blog altogether, since I mostly just use Tumblr for study abroad stuff or reblogging stuff that other people did. But if you're on there, let me know so I can reblog YOUR stuff!...

srah - Wednesday, 4 May 2011 - 12:33 PM
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In an action that surprises even me...

I hereby declare that I am participating in National Blog Posting Month. I've been thinking, that since I'm such a blog slacker, November would be a good time to pick it up again (and getting on the NaBloPoMo wagon gives me an excuse for the fact that I'm not on the NaNoWriMo one). Today in quick succession I learned that Jennie! is doing both NaBloPoMo AND NaNoWriMo, so it certainly would be a shame if I weren't doing either and Emily Elisabeth has declared that we must save November, and in listing off holidays for each day of the month,...

srah - Monday, 1 November 2010 - 12:38 PM
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He has done his duty. I will do mine. Go ye and do yours.

The movie version of The Pirates of Penzance is now available on DVD, thanks solely (I'm assuming) to my efforts to publicize the shameful oversight. However, despite my enormous triumph, I find that I can't entirely enjoy this joyful occasion because it means that I don't get to write any more Gilbert and Sullivan parodies complaining about it. Allow me to tell you about it... in song. To the tune of: When the Foeman Bares His Steel - The Pirates of Penzance srah (backed by a chorus of dancing policemen?) Now that Pirates is released, (Tarantara! Tarantara!) This here blog...

srah - Sunday, 19 September 2010 - 7:18 PM
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Hey, have you noticed that I haven't blogged recently?

The reasons for my lack of blogging are asmanyasIcomeupwithrightnowfold: I have been trying to get myself to write a long post with lots of annoying formatting, all about basketball. I have not been succeeding in getting myself to write that, and I haven't been able to write anything else while I had that idea clogging up the pipes.I have ANOTHER post in my head that I have to get out on paper blog and which is still fermenting in my mind-grapes, clogging more stuff up.I upgraded Movable Type recently and it did some weird thing where it's hiding all comments...

srah - Friday, 10 April 2009 - 12:24 PM
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The way you talk, and try to kiss me, and laugh/ In four or five paragraphs

I am going to a conference for the next three days or so. I have no idea what effect this will have on NaBloPoMo, because I'm not sure if I'll have Internet access at the hotel. In any case, I will WRITE something, whether or not I can PUBLISH it!...

srah - Sunday, 9 November 2008 - 2:11 PM
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Interviewed by The Collective

It's been over a week since The Collective invited readers to be interviewed. I asked for questions then forgot about it for a while, but here - at last - are my answers to their questions. From Jennie!: 1) Why does Ohio insist on throwing more snow at us? Why? From heather! anne!: 2) What is the all-time best Christmas movie? The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. It makes me tear up every time I see Imogene taking her earrings out to look more like Mary, or hear that Leroy left the ham behind for the Baby Jesus. "It's a present....

srah - Saturday, 15 March 2008 - 6:46 PM
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Musings on bloggings

James had a series of questions that he posed to bloggers, asking us each to send him one "Golden Blogging Tip." Turns out I had way more than one. It would appear that I have a lot of opinions on things and like to express those opinions on the Internet. Who knew?! So I'm reproducing my full response to the request here, because - hey, free content for the lazy one! Feel free to share your own thoughts on blogging, here or in your own blog. When/where do you write the best posts? I don't think there's a formula. If...

srah - Tuesday, 11 March 2008 - 6:06 PM
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Oh, they have the internet on computers now!

My worst cases of blogger's block (blog-clog?) are when I make a rule for myself: "You cannot blog about Y until you have blogged about X." This is stupid. No one cares. And I just end up with a huge pile of post-ideas building up behind whatever it is that seems particularly daunting to me or whatever I'm putting off writing. Anyway, I shall write a series of blog posts this evening about whatever the hell I want in whatever the hell order I want. So let it be written blogged, so let it be done....

srah - Thursday, 7 February 2008 - 5:44 PM
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Thou shalt do some other stuff

Now that you all have your Gravatars¹, here are some other bloggety-things to dabble in, which I have varying levels of enthusiasm for but play with nonetheless: CoComment - A comment-tracking system to follow conversations you've participated in and track your comments across the blogosphere. If you only comment on one or two sites it's probably not worth it, but if you're all over the place (like I am) it might be worth checking out. Rather than leaving a comment on a blog and forgetting about it forever, you can keep track of where you've been and see when other...

srah - Friday, 9 March 2007 - 12:17 PM
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Traveling, but not off the couch

As long as I am sitting on my butt on the couch instead of getting up and walking around, I suppose I should tackle one or two of the blog posts I've been planning since last week, but which exist so far only in note-form. Who wants to hear my thoughts about the Oscars? Huh? Who? Note to self: blog this stuff a lot earlier. Each topic deserves its own post, so in this pointless explanatory post, I will just throw in these two little tidbits of travel information that I keep meaning to mention but which aren't involved enough...

srah - Monday, 5 March 2007 - 7:52 PM
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Chex Mix is on the house!

Oh, by the way, HAPPY FREAKIN' BLOGIVERSARY TO ME! My blog is now five. Congratulations, blog. Maybe we will send you to kindergarten and you will learn to write yourself so I don't have to. Let's all harken back to that day, five years ago, when this blog exploded, fully-grown and on its horse, from my forehead: The Internet is fostering a disturbing trend of self-promotion. That's all it's really about, anyway. Everyone has their own personal website advertising themselves and their interests (hey, me too). Why? Who actually cares about half the stuff that's on their website? Maybe it's...

srah - Wednesday, 25 October 2006 - 8:01 PM
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Travel blogging... ish

All I seem to blog about these days is TV. That and walking, and occasionally the odd dream or two. That's not unusual, because I don't do much more than work, watch TV, walk and sleep. Occasionally I do laundry. I know, it's really exciting. Well, I'm off for a site visit to three universities in England and Ireland tomorrow. I don't know what kind of adventures and scrapes I'll get into, but I'm sure that it will be more interesting than my life here. In fact, I will probably be so busy that I won't have time to blog...

srah - Friday, 6 October 2006 - 10:22 PM
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Blog errors

I keep getting error messages on my blog. I'm hoping this has something to do with the server upgrades they're doing today and not that I broke my blog. Anyway, what seems to work so far is constantly reloading the page until it finally comes up. If you don't see my blog at some point today, wait a few minutes and try again. ... not that you can see this post if you're getting a server error message. Sigh. Update: Allllllllllllllllll better!...

srah - Thursday, 29 June 2006 - 12:33 PM
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A wee update so my blog isn't so very empty

I went out of the country for a week and didn't touch a computer the whole time. Can you believe that? ME. Anyway, I have car repairs to have done, I have to register as a student at The University I Work At in order to take Arabic in the fall (which includes having to get copies of immunization records, which as I type this I realize I didn't send over in the envelope with the rest of my medical forms - doh!), I still haven't unpacked or cleaned since returning, I only just got to see the season finale...

srah - Friday, 2 June 2006 - 1:05 PM
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Hocus focus

My Get Out Of The Apartment Activity for the day was to go get a cup of tea at a local coffeehouse and finish my book. In getting out of the house, I managed to indulge in a little eavesdropping for once (Humbert doesn't talk much). The girls sitting behind me were graduate students in English but their whole conversation was about blogging. About their blogs, about the blogs they read, about blogs in general, the blogosphere, blog society, blog blog blog blog blog. If you have a blog, you probably know the ear-perking experience of hearing the word "blog"...

srah - Tuesday, 25 April 2006 - 9:49 PM
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Prisoner QueSrah, welcome to your cell

As if accounts at Blogger, Xanga, LiveJournal and my real blog weren't enough, BEHOLD!  Here is srah's Yahoo! 360° account! (Yahoo! 360° is Yahoo!'s attempt to make a sort of all-in-one online presence, with blogs, photos, reviews and social networking system all tied together.) First of all, I really don't think it's a good idea to give your Internet product a name with a character that's not on the keyboard. Second, I don't have high hopes for this blog thing (not just for me - I think it's pretty much a given that I'm not going to be using this...

srah - Tuesday, 12 April 2005 - 9:24 AM
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Thirsty like the wolf

I made a brief appearance last night at my first Meetup™ blog meetup, which happened to be in the same place as SOCHI's happy hour. There were quite a few familiar faces names blogs um... there were quite a few people there who have blogs that I've seen: Suds & Soliloquies (post about the meetup), Mark Maynard, 90% Crud, Vacuum, etc. I'm not sure that I belong to the Ann Arbor School of weblogs. I'm not sure I belong to any school at all. Belonging to a school seems like such a commitment and like you have to share values...

srah - Thursday, 17 March 2005 - 2:14 PM
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Yep, that's about it

The Fam was sitting around, watching The Simpsons. Mr Burns bought all of the media outlets in town and by the end of the episode, everyone in town was publishing their own newspaper about whatever was on their mind. Me: It's like blogging! Homer Simpson: See Lisa, instead of one big-shot controlling all the media, now there's a thousand freaks xeroxing their worthless opinions. (frowns, family titters)...

srah - Friday, 1 October 2004 - 8:33 PM
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Famous against my will

Oh Ann Arbor Observer. While I appreciate the publicity, did you really need to out me with my full name? I feel rather violated to be exposed publicly like this, without any warning! I don't mind the ancient, first-semester-related quote, but the recent posts! For god's sake, the recent posts! Did you really need to read my blog on that one particular day? I shudder to think about who is going to come to the site just to read about an ongoing battle with restrictive underwear THAT I DO NOT HAVE (for the record). Fellow bloggers' reactions: Airbeagle, The Bunker,...

srah - Saturday, 27 March 2004 - 8:11 PM
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Happy August

No one realizes more than I do that I desperately need to post, if only to move my beautiful Gigli review farther down the page and out of the sight of unsuspecting visitors who might think I actually write like that. Alas, I have writer's block today, and nothing to talk about. So please talk amongst yourselves, or leave me questions or blog-topics or inspiration or haiku. I'll see you when I recover....

srah - Friday, 1 August 2003 - 11:49 PM
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Foyoinfo

Vacation posts begin here....

srah - Sunday, 9 March 2003 - 12:23 PM
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In case you haven't noticed, I like quotes

Especially ones about diaries that I can apply to my blog. Before break, I read an English translation (yes, I am lazy) of A.O. Barnabooth: His Diary, one of the best-known works of Valéry Larbaud, namesake of my lycée, vichyssois author but perhaps best known as the translator-to-French of many a famous 20th-century anglophone writer - most notably James Joyce and William Faulkner. The book is the diary of an invented character named Archibald Barnabooth, a South American millionaire who has inherited his money from his father and wanders around Europe trying to figure out what one should do with...

srah - Saturday, 11 January 2003 - 8:05 AM
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Blogging Queen

I could be that clever Mr Dvorak's perfect blogger! ...Make it clear that you spend the day, week, or month sitting on your rump reading other blogs instead of looking for work... Who does that sound like? That's right. ...comment on links that their authors discovered and cut and paste these links to your blog. If you're trying to jazz up your blog, italicize the text that you cut from the other blog. Add a sentence or two as to why each link is so cool... I'd just like to thank Blogatelle for linking to this article in the first...

srah - Monday, 8 April 2002 - 2:22 PM
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Hooray

Blogger is back online. I missed you, my dear....

srah - Friday, 8 March 2002 - 11:04 AM
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ON NE BOUGE PAS PENDANT LE JINGLE

ON NE BOUGE PAS PENDANT LE JINGLE. I should have had a blog while I was in France last year. I'm sure I had some interesting observations that should have been recorded for posterity. It probably wouldn't have been as excessively updated as it is here and now. Or maybe it would have been. I did live @ Neptune. I miss Gilles....

srah - Thursday, 8 November 2001 - 6:04 AM
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