February 4th, 2004

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A zine is born again

For those of you not members of the Wraeththu community, a note that Inception, the Storm/Wraeththu/goth/magick web zine I run, is out with the Winter edition. I finished it up tonight after a few days of effort. It's quite a hulking zine and I think this is it's 9th edition.
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    accomplished accomplished
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Book Database

I wish there was IMDB for books. Wouldn't that be so cool? That what you could look up any book and find all reviews for it, related books, books by the same authors. Amazon has some of that but it's not the same thing. Right now when I want to know about a book, especially after I've read it, I go on Amazon and then do all these web searches to find reviews all different places. I wish there was an IBDB!

Oh, and while I'm on that, am I the only one who ever thought that FICTION books should have an index at the end? I remember at one point actually starting an index for The Vampire Lestat. I thought it would be cool if you could find all the points in the story where a certain character or topic came up. I guess that's lame and would make skimming too easy, but it'd be very useful too!
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    The Boy With a Thorn in His Side
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He he

My guinea pin YinYang thinks she is in Heaven.

Actually she's in a store-brand Cheerios box.
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    amused amused
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Future work

Caleb's company is going to have me redesign their web site again. Hurray! I think I already know what my first major design decision is: NO MORE FRAMES! They made me do frames for the current one and I have found that even with Dreamweaver, it's too great a pain in the ass to link to pages, create frame sets, etc. Every time they have me do an update, I have to "relearn" the frame system and frame names I set up. Plus the navigation system doesn't work properly either. Hmmm. I think the site might get some Flash, although not a lot. Definitely they are going to want to look a lot slicker. That company is hot shit, they should look it...
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    The Boy With a Thorn in His Side
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I'm pretty notorious for not knowing when somebody is flirting with me or interested, and today it got worse because I realized my GUINEA PIGS were flirting with me and I didn't notice. All week long I've been having lots of lap time with them, esp. Abbie the huge one, and rubbing and petting her back, I'd get her doing this "brrr-rrr-rrrr" sound. Stupid me thought it was the same as that rumble noise they make when they're defensive. But no, tonight with Caleb there we discovered this is her super SUPER happy/aroused noise. We got going on rubbing her and she was lying on her side purring in ecstacy. And all week long, every time she made that noise I'd STOPPED because I thought she was saying "Don't touch me." But turns out she was actually totally relaxed and fine. Never seen her so cuddling and squeaky as tonight. Anyway, there you see I can't even "read" small rather stupid animals! LOL

Meanwhile YinYang, who's supposed to have her baby any day, seems to be getting bigger and bigger but not slowing down at all. She's much quicker than Abbie and very frisky. Sitting in my lap she tend to turn and hop a lot, sniff the air, and "taste" my fingers. On the food front, she definitely outpaces Abbie. I put half a carrot in front of her during a TV show and in 1/2 hour it was gone. She inhales parsley and spinach. She eats really well!

Speaking of eating well, esp. eating of spinach, today at the allergist I got a talking to from my doctor about my anemia. I mentioned how it sucks I've had a bleeding nose for weeks because I'm anemic anyway, makes me worse. Then she asked if I was doing anything about that, I said no, I stopped taking the pills, because even when I take them my iron level barely goes up. So she got on me about going to see my GP about it. I told her he'd just nod and prescribe iron pills per usual. She said he wouldn't but I think he would. Man, I wish I could just AWAY from that. I wonder if it's really so important?! Every time I focus on this problem I end up having to take those pills (which are really hard to get out of the tinfoil) and told to eat iron-rich foods along with a mix of Vitamin C for absorption -- and to not have calcium at the same time. I hate any dietary restriction things like that... (I'd make a horrible diabetic I'm sure, Jess.) The ONLY reason I would like to get rid of this anemia is so I can get back to donating blood again -- I've been tossed out the last 4 times for being at 30 or 31 when the minimum level is like 38 or something :(
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    Smiths, Smiths, Smith, all the f'in time