Today I figured out how to use fonts in CSS! It is fairly easy to do and there are loads of free fonts available out there. I found a neat font called “Ostrich” to test out – you can see the code below and check out the font in action here.
I love pink!
I also love sans-serif fonts.
And I love gray.
Heads up, regular readers (the like, three of you that are here!!) I am using this blog for some school related stuff..so you may see some unusual content over the course of the semester. Never to fear, you will probably see some of my rambling and hopefully some knitting, too, if my elbow behaves.
Onto the assignment.
I have used the TextEditor program on my Mac from time to time, although I am more used to Word for a word processing program. I had no issue using TextEditor, it appears to be fairly straight forward, but perhaps not the most friendly to hand coding. I decided to try TextWrangler for this next assignment. It is definitely much friendlier to hand coding. The way each line is separated and numbered along the left hand side is certainly helpful. The only thing I have seen so far that I didn’t really like is when there are paragraphs of text, the line just goes on and on… It makes it harder to see. I’m not sure what using the return key in a paragraph would do to the way a browser handles the html, but that might be an option to making the long strings of text easier to see in TextWrangler.
Here is textwrangler in action, with my first assignment open in it.
PS: Testing this on the suggestion of my professor!:)
One of my 2014 goals is to read 12 books this year. I am happy to say I am already ahead on that goal. This for me has always been something I’ve wanted to do. When I was a kid (and well into my teens!) I was a voracious reader. Once I got sucked into the internet and started knitting, reading kind of dropped off my radar. I kept up with Harry Potter, but other than that was done reading completely. At some point I read the Twilight Series and the 50 Shades of Grey series, and I listened to The Omnivore’s Dilemma as an audio book. Other than that? Nothing. I did read for school, but nothing particularly interesting or captivating. I had been wanting to start reading again for a multitude of reasons, so I finally got it back into my priorities this winter.
I started out trying to read Ender’s Game, but just could not get into it for some reason (which is amusing because I read the whole series in middle school and LOVED them), so while Bret and I were in Alabama over Christmas we visited this amazing used book store called 2nd and Charles, (they also sell used/new CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays, and records!) and I went a little crazy buying used books. Which of course, for me is like three or four books. But at that point I wasn’t reading at all, so it felt a little dangerous!
Anyways, I started the year off with I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou. It was nice and short, I read it while we were traveling home and finished it the day after we got home. I enjoyed it but thought it was a little slow. I am not entirely sure what urged me to read this book, but I wanted to and I found a copy of it. I think it was a nice way for me to break back into the reading world.
After that I jumped into something a bit more substantial… I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb. This is one of my mom’s all time favorites, and had been on my list for a while. I have read at least one of Wally Lamb’s other books (not that I remember it at all) and figured this one would be good. I read nearly 900 pages in about ten days. God, this book was amazing. I totally cried when it was over.
Next up was Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins. This was a recommendation that I got from a friend when I posted a Facebook status asking for book ideas! That was the day I joined Goodreads and my to-read list grew exponentially! Anyways, this one got bumped up on my list simply because I read some hysterical reviews of it on goodreads and so I knew I had to check it out. It was a bit slower for me because I started it right after the semester started and I had to read slower to comprehend it, which I enjoyed. It also is so quote-able! It was kinda weird, but I really enjoyed it.
Then, (yeah, really, I set my goal at 12 books and I am already through four!) I started on Divergent by Veronica Roth. This one came up next on my list because the movie comes out in March and I wanted to read the book first! I totally have a soft spot for YA dystopian novels that include some romance. I tore through this book – it only took me about a week to read. I am definitely going to continue reading the series, although I’ve heard the rest are not as good as the first one.
I’m now reading the first book in the Call the Midwife series. I have watched the show, so it is interesting to see it in book form.
- I made lentil soup, that not only tasted like the stuff I ate constantly from the cafeteria when I worked at the hospital, but Bret even liked it.
- I wore a polka dot dress and was comfy in it all day.
- It was above zero.
- THIS VIDEO
Selfies! This has been a fun experiment – a selfie everyday for this month..This was the first week..I will be writing more about this later.
Snuggling with the tiny girl, and reading a great book
The insane amount of love this guy has been giving lately
Curling my hair
friends who can give me vixen eye makeup
friends who are my drinking and dancing spirit guides – take me out, make sure i have a good time, and make sure i am safe and having fun!
Last night two of my good friends from highschool took me out for drinks and dancing – something I’ve been really wanting to do. The night was perfect, I was able to relax and have fun, I felt safe and had a really awesome time. I am so thankful to have such great friends!
- 12 books [this probably seems really simple and lame – but the amount I read these days is pretty pathetic. I’ve already gotten one done though. Read I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou while we were traveling home from Alabama]
- Be active [3-4x a week, 30 minutes at least]
- BLOG MORE! I couldn’t really come up with a way to measure this one – but I want to do monthly prompts. January’s is Januvanity (we can all thank Sarena for that one). Be prepared for a lot of selfies!
- Adventure at least once a month from May – September. This means out of town, probably at least one night away, plus hiking or whatever. This breaks down into a sub-list of specific adventures I want this summer [I really need to get the Outdoors in the Interior book!]
- Hike Mt Healy
- Hike Donnelly Dome
- Drive to the Arctic Circle
- I should also probably conquer my fear of the canoe
- Continue to not wear pants (and wear dresses and skirts instead)