I’m a Ramblin’ Girl.

Last night I nearly passed out from the pain in my neck. I fell asleep with a heating pad on it and it feels better now but I think I’ll do it again tonight. Apparently it has something to do with how I hold myself at the computer – which means I should get a better chair and not sit on a low stool for the ten hours a day I’m at the computer. It kind of sucks.

I want an iMac. I love my PC but I think I’d rather keep my laptop a PC and get an iMac. Or should I eventually get a Macbook and just get a new monitor for my desktop? I have no idea. And it’s not like I exactly have the money to even look into it, but it’s just a thought.

We brought Akima in to the vet today because the crazy cat had pulled her stitches out. So now she has a cone around her neck and is looking absolutely pathetic as she attempts to back out of it and runs into everything. Poor kitten. If she would just stop jumping onto eight foot bookshelves and let herself HEAL, then this wouldn’t be a problem. That cat is too athletic for her own good.

I think I’m going to take a break for the next few days. I’ve kind of burned myself out I think from all the late nights and struggling to fix design stuff. I’m gonna take a short vacation but I’ll get back to work on Monday. Tuesday I start my online classes (I hope) and I’ll be juggling that and design work in the office for a few months, so Ash and I are just going to take it easy the next few days before things get hectic. It’ll be nice.

I could use a Mimosa.

My Hero. We have a Harddrive!

For the past few months, Ash and I had been talking about getting an external hard drive. My laptop isn’t exactly reliable, and I’m paranoid about only having two copies of our pictures and videos of the kids. Plus, we have tons of movies and programs on our computers that we’d really like to back up too. But mostly, I’ve just been worried about our pictures and videos.

Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that Ash surprised me and yesterday we received from Amazon.com the Western Digital My book, Essential Edition.

Western Digital My Book, Essential Edition

It’s 750 GB, small, and 30% more energy efficient than other external hard drives. The thing is only 6 pounds and sleek, and absolutely beautiful. I nearly started crying when I opened it (yeah, I’m a very geeky girl). I have the sweetest girlfriend. Ash is currently organizing all the photos on her computer so we can put them on the hard drive and they’re already organized. She’s so smart.

In other news, keep your eyes peeled. I’m working on some free wordpress themes and they’ll be up in the near future. Got one more to make and then I’ll put them up. Soon soon!

Firefox 3.0

Firefox 3 was released the other day and I finally just got around to downloading. As a first impression, I’m not sure I like it. The browser is suppose to be streamline in its design, but I actually find it cluttered without the definition of individual rows (the commands, the navigation bar, and the bookmarks toolbar are right on top of each other, no longer separated with an indented line as in the previous Firefox). It bothers me that they all look smooshed together. Maybe it’s the OCD in me, but I’d rather they didn’t touch (as opposed to the food on my plate that I mix together all the time).

One of the most annoying things I’ve found so far is typing in URL in the address bar (the new “Awesome Bar”). This brings up previously looked at sites, of course, but with Firefox 3, it also brings up information about the site, all crammed together – another cluttered mess. The idea of having information right there is in the right place, but the way Mozilla implemented it doesn’t work right and just makes it incredibly hard to read. I’m hoping that the bugs in this will get worked out, because finding previously looked at sites with just one word is, in theory, really cool. It just doesn’t look the best right now.

And though it’s really no fault to the new release, I’m also annoyed because many of my Add-ons are not compatible with the new version. I’m crossing my fingers that they’ll be updated soon with something that works.

This is, of course, just a first impression as I only downloaded it last night. Maybe it’ll grow on me and I’ll learn to love it as I find new gems in the browser (I have yet to find any). I don’t know, maybe I’m just adverse to change. I miss the old Firefox with it’s simplicity.

What do you think?