49.TV ramblings & weekly writing update

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Mood: hungry
Music: Miracle - Bon Jovi

First off, those that come to my blog on a regular basis might notice a new look for my blog. Over the past week or so, I've been going through the template sites, trying to find one that I liked, and could easily be implemented by me. I finally found one that was both last night, and it went live sometime late last night. It's kind of summery, and I like it. Thanks to those that already noticed it and left me comments.

Tonight is the Lost season finale, and I'm excited to see it. The promo for it looks good, and I'm very interested to see how things turn out. I've watched all the season finales for my shows. This being the last one. I sniffled a bit when ER ended its season, and Carter walked away from the ER. That show has long been one of my favorites, and I was really sad to see Carter go. He's been there pretty much since day one. I did they did good sending him off. It was understated and subtle, and I did like the small mention they gave to Dr. Greene. The episode where Dr. Greene passed on is probably one of the hardest episodes for me to watch. It made me cry. Grey's Anatomy really didn't shock me. I don't know, but I kinda of figured that would happen when I saw the previews for it. With all the seasons ending, one is just beginning, the premiere of Queer as Folk was back on Sunday, and I loved it. I'm glad I'll have something to keep me occupied over the summer months. I'm also wondering if there are any plans to bring North Shore back for the summer, since the season ended in February, and its first season started in the summer months.

On the writing front, things are going rather well. Every night this week, I've worked on something. I did finally tackle a bit of the scene in my one WIP, and it is at a point where I can easily pick up and continue on. I also worked on another flash piece for another contest. Heard of another flash contest just in the last couple of days from a post over on Queer Writer's. The deadline is just in the next few days, but I do have an idea for it, so I'm going to try to get that out as well. I have three flash contests all due on or around the first, and I only realized that the first is just a few days away last night. Where did the month go? I do have two flash shorts ready. I just need to edit and make changes. I think I'm excited about Lonely Street again. I was a bit lost on where to take the story, but I think I know where to go with it now, and once I get the flashers done I hope to sit down and really get to work on it. I think if I buckle down and really work on it I can have it done sometime this summer.

On the reading front, I finished reading Cole Dempsey's Back in Town by Suzanne, and I totally loved it. I read it whenever I could find a free moment to read. Easier said than done, but I did find the time. In fact, I made the time to read because the story had me hooked. I definitely recommend it.


Jill said...

Love the new look!

Gina said...

Thank you!

Nonny said...

Like the new look! Have you been around http://www.blogskins.com ? It's where I found the one I'm currently using, and they have some very lovely artists there. :)

One minor thing, though ... can you check the css code for the font size? For some reason, when I view it in SharpReader, the font comes out ubersmall, and I have to open it my browser. (Either that, or you could turn on "show full post" option in the feed settings, which is what I did with mine, just because the partial posts annoy me. *g*)

Luck with the story for the flash contest! And I know what you mean--I'm still trying to figure out where the heck time has gone!

Gina said...

I've taken a look at that site, but didn't find anything that caught my eye yet.

I checked both the Atom Feed and the RSS feed I have through feedburner in my own Sharpreader, and the font size was fine for both. Also Sharpreader has a built in browser, just go in the options and uncheck open links in external browser, and when you click on the link for the post it will open the page right in your Sharpreader instead of opening another page.

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