Daily Journal: NaBloPoMo vs NaNoWriMo, aka you may be seeing more cat photos

I’ve tried NaNoWriMo last year. I only get about 1 or 2 days into it before it falls apart completely. So I’m going to try NaBloPoMo this year instead. What is NaNoWriMo? National Novel Writing Month. I so suck at writing fiction. Even when I was trying just to write a daily short story. NaBloPoMo is National Blog Posting Month. This I might can do with the help of a few things:

  • scheduling posts. I can write when I have time and schedule it to post later.
  • cat photos. Hey isn’t the internet made up of cat photos? Well there will be more. Courtesy of the 2 below. Hudson the grey one and McDonald the black & white one. Today they are nonplussed.
  • rambling about World of Warcraft and what I’m currently doing in game.

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Now I do have a few things that will hamper this.

  1. My depression is back and I just realized this this past weekend. So I’ve got to find a therapist soon. Yes, I’m waiting 2 weeks because of #2.
  2. My current work contract ends on the 8th of this month. I start a new contract on the 11th. The wait is due to I’m moving 2.5 hours away on the 10th.

So cheer me on even if it is a bunch of drivel.

Twitter Rambling summary

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Just my random twitter scribblings for today.

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Twitter Rambling summary

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Just my random twitter scribblings. Twitter helps with making a really random blog post.

  • 15:16 I actually slept the full time I meant too. First time I’ve slept at least 7 straight hours in a month. #
  • 15:37 @scifirantergirl I have 3 cats myself. My coworkera think i’m crazy for it. #
  • 15:57 @scifirantergirl The good thing w/ my coworkers is they currently ONLY think the cats are my ONLY insanity. Boy are they fooled. #
  • 15:59 I now have a brown car on GasBuddy.com for reporting gas prices. #
  • 16:11 I was poking around in my GasBuddy.com profile. I joined 2 years 299 days ago. #
  • 16:55 20 days left in my Evernote month and I’ve already used 1.3 MB surpassing the previous month total usage. #
  • 16:59 @scifirantergirl Poor willow. Give her some pettins. #
  • 18:00 iPhoned a Piccadilly’s opportunities(?) _______. tinyurl.com/56t5tx #
  • 19:24 @lethann it was supposed to be I found a picadilly cafeteria #

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Zemanta Pixie

Twitter Rambling summary

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Just my random twitter scribblings. Twitter helps with making a really random blog post.

  • 02:00 Evernote usage after a bunch of phone photos today. 922KB used out of 40MB. 22 days left in this month’s cycle. #
  • 02:20 LoudTwitter isn’t compiling my tweets for my blog. Their site blames Twitter. #
  • 03:15 @lethann No Loudtwitter to blog was having issues with Twitter. #
  • 04:02 I have a Rascal cat on my lap. #
  • 10:10 @lethann it’s ok #
  • 12:15 Can. Not. Sleep. #
  • 12:16 I’m going to have to have massive amounts of caffine to make it through the night. #
  • 12:22 Wondering if I should clean out the garage so that if friends come over we can put a car in there to make room in the driveway. #
  • 15:55 @Amelia_Book Have you taken anything for the headache? #
  • 16:26 How’s this for funny. Laredo’s Mexican resturant is on the Upromise Dining Program. #
  • 17:56 I got a call from my cousin. They are having kayaking this weekend and canoing, kayaking up in Galanica(?). Don… tinyurl.com/5up3hq #
  • 22:03 @amelia_book the brain quicksilver thing was funny #
  • 22:09 @Amelia_Book do you need to upload info out of your brain? #

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A collection of shorts

TripIt
TestiPhone.com - iPhone Application Web Based SimulatorTripIt announced recently that they are now accepting events and meal reservations for the itinerary at their plans@tripit.com address. Several event sites have been added including the ever popular Upcoming.org and Eventful.com. Now I’ve had an Upcoming.org account for a while but I rarely use it.

I had tried the event thing with TicketMaster reservations a while back when that was practically the only site supported, but I haven’t tried anything else. I had purchased tickets to the Braves game and it had the venue address & seat numbers correct. They had the event name as something else, but I submitted it as a correction.

Reservations made from opentable.com are supposed to be supported now, as well. I just wish we could make reservations ahead for like TGI Friday’s or Applebee’s, you know, the cheaper places.

Evernote
Evernote is now in public beta. So, you no longer need an invitation to the service. Combine it with Jott and you can leave yourself a note to remember something and I found out my bright idea had been thought of and reported on lifehacker and even mentioned on the Evernote blog itself. I guess I should read these things.

Zemata
Zemata is an extension for Firefox for Internet Explorer to assist you with blogging. It also has plug-ins for Hosted WordPress and Movable Type blogs. It works on WordPress, Blogger, Type Pad, Live Journal and Movable Type blogs.

What does it do? It allows you to easily add links, photos, and tags to your posts by suggesting based on what text you wrote, it seems to be quite handy and can even list books from Amazon.com with your associate ID. I’ve had trouble with it quits working every time I install an update but reinstalling the extension seems to correct it.

All-in-all, I like it and probably will continue to use it for sometime.

My Chore Wars character
Chore Wars is an incentive to actually do those chores you don’t want to do. Recruit your friends or roommate. Whoever does the most gets a free meal or a 6 pack or something whatever your group decides as a reward.