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My goal tonight

I am hoping that tonight ill be able to check out more about posting pictures on here. Not that i have many or take many, but since ive checked out some other posts, they are quite pleasing. Nothing like having a pic to go with your words to express feelings/thoughts.
In the meantime, ive got this handy dandy app on my phone. Me being able to type up my thoughts and post them on the spot may be dangerous. Lol. It may end up being more than 1 post a day.   …uhoh…

For now… off to the daily grind, that four letter word… work. Defintely need 3 day weekends more often, dont ya think 😉

(Sigh… cant seem to be able to see all my categories on my phone tho. Grrr. Ill just have to categorize it later i guess)

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Aha! ….. (i hope)

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Oh C’mon! Really?!

Oh for the love of….. arg… grr!!! Sigh. Confounding technology strikes again. Tho i am about 99.9% sure that this problem is a p.i.c.n.i.c = problem in chair, not in computer. The fact im not actually on a computer being part of the problem.

Ok… so…. as i stated before, ther was to be a picture. Yeah, well, no such luck. It wouldnt upload from my phone . Sent it to my email via text so i could download it to my nook and post it that way. Ad the poc, type a few short words, upload… right? Nope. Error 924.75.397553 (or some such crap). C’mon?! Really?! Can we not speak in words? I dont understand number speak. Error 9…. does not help me at all. I cannot fix the problem if you dont tell me what the problem is. Image too big? Too small? Too blury? Too bad? What?! C’mon…. work with me!
Had i actually had people reading these posts, they may have had interest in what i was working on, and may have actually wanted to see a picture of it but noooo… we cant allow that for some unkmown computer speak reason. Lol! Ya know, im pretty sure this whole blogging thing is much, much easier than the experience i am having. I can still see my 14 year old laughing at me when he heard i started a blog….
Him: you started a blog? (Laughing)
Me: yes.
Him: you really started a blog? (Still laughing)
Me: yes, i did. Why is that so funny?
Him: cuz. What are you going to blog about? (Toned down to a giggle)
Me: i dont know… stuff
Him: (laughing so much he cant talk)
Me: why is that so funny?
Him: cuz people do blogs to talk about stuff they really like. Stuff theyre passionate about. Stuff they do. What are you gonna blog about? Reading?
Me: yeah, maybe. I dont know. I jus want to talk. I have some good stuff and some important stuff to say like everyone else. Why shouldnt i?

… and it went on. He did have a point. I dont necesarily have anything im passionate about or really knowledgable about from a book/learned stand point, which got me questioning exactly why im doing this and exactlly what i want to share. I did however feel much better when i came across a few other blogs of people who were just venting, looking for opinions, and just all the daily stuff that makes us who we are.

That is what i have to share. Life. Aside from whatever creative whim im currently on…. i have life experience. I will be 40 this october. On the one hand, its not so old. Actually made it?!. But on the other… wow. 40?!
I have also always felt i am older than i actually am due to the experiences ive had. Life is a lesson. But more importantly… life is to be lived. Learn from it, grow from it, share it. Thats what i hope to do.

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Newest whim

Here is the picture im almost finished with. It never upload thru my phone last night but after a round about way, i got the pic on my nook so here it finally is. Ill have to check into that later. Watch, itll now post twice. Lol.
Id love to give more explanation on it but… gotta get ready for work, im already doing that later than i should since i slept im. Guess ill just have to do another post later.

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Nope…. got nothin…

Didnt get any work done as far as blogging information goes. I was, however, productive in the daily grind (eventho it was a holiday).

Speaking of holiday…. Thanks to all military past presnt and future!!!

I received an email from 1 of my navy boys, sent a reply to him and an email out to the other. It always bring a smile to my face to hear from them. Took the youngest, whos not so young anymore, to breakfast at starbucks and to walmart. For someone who doesnt like the taste of coffee (me), i sure do seem to find my way there often. I have found they have chocolate crossiants. I may end up there on sat or sun mornings. After walmart was laundry and other assorted household shuffling, craft store for more canvas while theyre on sale, lunch with the 2nd eldest, then back to walmart… again. I so wish i would remember (or everyone else would remember to tell me) everything the first trip. Lol. Ect, ect, ect.

I did however get a picture almost finished. I posted a pic thru my phone that should be before or after this post. I was for a style like i had done on the picture i did for my aunt for her birthday, which i will pry post a pic of when i get some pics moved around (unless i actually get on a pc & figure things out that way). I figure id try the blue & brown cuz the print on the paper was similar to what i did for my aunts. Anyways…. its almost done. Maybe the next post will be it in its completed form. Maybe after this ill do the one ive been thinking about. The black and white 4 square set.

Sigh… its what time? Already? But i was just getting into good rambling. Didnt even get my complete thought out. Lol. Well, itll give me something to say 2moro. Hhmmm… wonder how many typos ive got considering how tire i am. Ill have to check into that 2moro too  😉

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Step one

Step one, done. Maybe even two steps. I am pretty sure i’ve gotten a theme set up for my blog. Thought im not entirely sure that it is set up the way i would like. I was trying to customize it last night, maybe change the image, and my nook page locked up. Figures. I find what im looking for and how to change it, and i cant do anything with it. I just might have ti hijack one if the kids pc’s to set it up.
The other step i have complete is the about me page. Not sure if maybe i should have split my interests up into different pages or not, and its definately not ALL there is about me, but i think it serves its purpose. Theres always an edit or delete button.

Now i just have to try out the tags and other features. Not sure what id tag these with. So far im just rambling about starting a blog. And of course there’s my punctuation issue. Punctuation is so much easier with an actual keyboard

, i think. Also wish i could spell

on this app. Maybe i can before i publish but i just haven’t paid enough attention yet.
I did however find my way to the dashboard. I have had 2 veiws. Funny thing is, one of them is on something that i had started but i think i deleted it. It was incomplete and i was going to try to make it into a group or section but since i dont think that is possible without starting a new blog…. hhmmm. I still have a lot to figure out, but i’m getting somewhere.

I’d really like to get to unloading some thoughts and such other than the ups & downs of starting a blog for the 1st time, but i’d like to work some kinks out 1st. Pry should have done that before starting this whole experience but sometimes its helpful to just jump right in and learn hands on. It also can help to prevent someone like me from procrastinating so long that they just dont do it.
Maybe i’ll see if i can make friends to give me opinions, idea, and helpful tidbits on how to work all this to my best abilities. Someone who actually knows about blogging. Some more research and delving into blogs that have that information would pry be very helpful. Funny how an antisocial person whos trying to be social can still be cautious eventho they are anonomous.

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Sigh… grrr… hhmmm….

Ive read a bit more and checked out a blog or two…. not quite what i had in mind for setting mine up. Guess i will be revamping or rethinking a bit. Hhmmm… thinking and analyzing til the thought is pulp and will fit thru the sieve of my choice. Think ive done that before. Countless times actually. Part of my problem. An antisocial person with too much to say and no outlet for it. Typical contradictory human response if you ask me. But still, all in due time. Baby steps, baby steps. Ive gotten this far and thats progress as far as im concerned.

My guess is, to do different subjects like i was planning, i do different blogs. Each of these blogs will have seperate posts, as expected, but i had thought that maybe the pages could be shared between the blogs. It doesnt look like it. Hhmmm… time to rethink i guess.

Maybe i shouldstart with something simple. An about me page. Sounds simple enough but that of course is an illusion. When it comes to explaining or describing oneself, its never simple. Ok, onthe surface maybe, but in depth when that concept is analyzed and beaten to death… not so simple, but thats going to deep for this conversation.

So…. onto the simple things, or at least one of them. Type up a basic about me page. I think i can handle that. After that, we’ll see. I’d like to get to some other not as meaningles writting soon… before either i lose all my thoughts or spontaniously combust from too much pressure.

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Getting somewhere…. or so i thought

So, i read thru the tutorial online but i dont know that it helps much as far as the nook/phone apps are concerned. I dont know that the cool little button to add in free pics is something i will actually be able to use on these apps. Its all fine and dandy if i want to just upload pics from my phone, but those pics are kind of crappy. Dont get me wrong, i will be uploading pics from my phone (how else am i gonnna shiw my current whims?), but when i bought my phone i didnt really care about how the camera. When i do get a new phone when it comes time for an upgrade, which i could really use already, i will be sure to pay much more attention to the camera.
With that said, lets see what i can do with the camera button on this app with my nook…

Hhmmm…. i can select a nook from my gallery on my nook. That would be very benificial if i had been able to accomplish transfering the images in my head into suitable images on the draw progam i have on here. I just cant seem to be able to get a decent or fine brush stroke with it. I do seem to be able to make decent dots tho.
There also does not seem to be a spell check option on these apps either. Those would be quite helpful.

What i DID find is that pages are for more permanent posts. Like an ‘about me’ page. Im not sure what else id use them for other than that, ill have to check other blogs out and see what theyve got going on.
I also found that as far as organizing, i should have different blog subjects and then post accordingly. So, you dont divey up your post with the blog acording to subjects, you divey up your subjects into blogs. Ok. I think.

What ive learned ultimately it not as much time as i should have spent learning it is…. one step at a time. Of course. Wouldnt expect it any other way. 2moro i will create an about me page and then go from there.

I could go thru and delete these meaninless posts when I
m done, but i like using past bumblings as learning tools and reference. And theres a slim chance that someone, somewhere, sometime will find them funny or helpful. Im leaning more towards the funny tho since about the only helpful it may provide is the confirmation that they are not the only one who started something without actually knowing what they were doing first.   😉

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Sigh…

Nope… havent figured out the diff between pages & posts yet. Tried my theory on making a page to put posts under so i could organize   my thoughts a bit (unlike my brain) but no such luck. Sigh…. i am just gonna have to wait til i can get thru the tutorial.

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Directions

Well…. haven’t found the instruction manual yet. Seeing as how it should be right on here somewhere, you think it’d be easy for me to find but….   ok, so i kinda got distacted or didnt really look all that hard. Didnt really take the time to read thru everything. Sigh. Yeah, pry more of something along those lines.
I did however find a wordpress app on my phone and i found a toutorial that i can listen to on my phone. That will be handy when i take the time to listen thru it. May be sooner rather than later.

I am curious as to if it will explain the difference between the posts and pages. Well thats kind of a stupid question cuz it defiantely shiuld if its any sort of directions. I can just see it now…. Bright, shiny button number one is a post. Say it with me, post. P.o.s.t. post…yeah…. blogging for dummies. Lol
I am also wondering if i should do seperate pages for seperate subjects and then do seperate posts per posting. Probably. That would just make sense. And it would be organized and readable (as long as my typos dont get in the way of that. Notice the lack of proper punctuation as i go on. I wonder if thats acceptable in blogs?) Maybe i’ll give adding other pages a shot and go into my day out shoping today. The main item we were in search of… a bathing suit. Sigh. Uhg. Yes, i think that subject is definately worthy of a post. Lots to say on that subject. Ha Ha Ha!

For now, these are ramblings. Someday maybe they’ll be read by others. Maybe they’ll be helpful. Maybe they’ll be insightful, or even enspiring to someone. Maybe they’ll bring a much needed smile, giggle, or full out laughing fit to someone and just make their day. Maybe. Thats a nice thought. Thats a very nice goal i think. Hhmmm… well if i am ever going to get anywhere with it i should pry find those elusive directions and get to reading. I think the tutorial is only interactve with the pc website and not my nook app but it wouldnt hurt to check into it.

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