Tuesday, April 04, 2006

It's spring!

It's a beautiful warm sunny day today (and I really love my window office). I'm in the mood for a new blog template. I found a free one I like so I'm going to work on it and get it published soon. It has a 'Spring' theme. Perfect. The template uses .PNG images and they warned that the Windows version of IE does not display these types of files properly. Does anyone know anything about that? Update: I figured it out. The .PNG files are partially transparent. Firefox displays the transparent images while IE shows them as solid so the template looks better in Firefox. Hmmm. Maybe I should use a different one.

I love spring. The daffodils and hyacyths are blooming in the front yard planter. I should take a picture.

Blockbuster online sucks. They're raising their rates for the plan I use (3 dvds at a time - no time limit) from $14.99 to $17.99 per month. Their email said that I was at the 'introductory' rate and that was now over. Well, screw it! So I changed my plan to 1 dvd at a time for $9.99 per month. It takes about 5 days to swap out a dvd so maybe I can get 5 or 6 dvds a month max. That's plenty for me.

I finally got a stat counter. I realized there is a bunch of stuff out in the blogging world I am completely clueless about.

Reading now: The Bargain by Mary Jo Putney. I found a review at AAR and they gave it a B+ (that's good) but only a Subtle rating (not so good). *sigh* I was in the mood for something steamy.

5 comments:

CindyS said...

Awwww, everyone is changing their blog. I wanna play! I mentioned over at the Reader Network that I'm one of those people who doesn't really have favorite things so once I learn how to adapt my blog, I would be changing it like underwear. Maybe not a good thing for me to be doing with my 'bored out of my mind' time.

PS I have my SAD light on.

CindyS

Tara Marie said...

I am sadly clueless when it comes to designing my own template, at this point in my life it just ain't happening.

I'd like to say spring has sprung and last week that was true, but right now it's snowing.

I love stat counter, I can't tell you how many other interesting blogs I've discovered through it.

ReneeW said...

CindyS: Oh, good, I hope the SAD light helps reset your internal clock. I bet you could get someone to help you with a new blog look and there are lots of nice free ones too. I'd help too.

Tara: Snow? That's so wrong. I was clueless about stat counter until KarenS mentioned it on her blog.

Avid Reader said...

Girl, You need to get Netflix.

The rates at Blockbuster is ridiculous.

Keishon

ReneeW said...

Keishon: When I signed up for Blockbuster is was cheaper than Netflix. But they raised their rates. Damn.

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