May 24th, 2004

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Crosswords

Every single day I do the online crossword puzzle available through the AJC web site, and every day I finish it, usually in around 12 minutes. Today I did it in 8 1/2 minutes! Yay! Even though this puzzle does have some cheats to it (I play "Regular" version, which colors letters red if they're wrong) I definitely can tell I'm improving every day. The last time I flew AirTran the guy next to me was pretty surprised when I finsished the airline mag's crossword in like 10 minutes. Soon I'll be doing the Master version!
  • Current Mood
    accomplished accomplished
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Lucky me

Caleb just called me to set up THREE big contracts with his company. Whoo hoo! The work is vital to the projects -- big masterplans and neighborhood overhauls, where people need to see the process and info online -- and requires some drudgery and regular site updates, but it's basically pretty easy. I couldn't ask for a better assignment! And hey, I think this should squash any money worries this summer. Yay.
  • Current Mood
    thankful thankful
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(no subject)

So the US and UK would not listen and would not listen and would not listen to the UN (although it kept going after Iraq for also ignoring the UN) and now they want HELP from the UN? It's like they're two kids who went against parental advice, had a car smash up, did drugs, and got pregnant and are now coming home to mom and asking for new cars, money for more drugs and oh, can Mom take care of the baby? ... Only I don't think the world will want to be so nice as parents. Ugh.
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Prophetic humor

While searching for some picures of the U.S. president (for my social studies project, yeah!) I found this TIME magazine mock-up somebody made in response to his election back in 2000.

The graphic is big, so I will link it here.
  • Current Music
    Peter Schiller
ice cream

Bad Use of Color

I just had to check the web site of the National Black Arts Festival, which takes place here in Atlanta.

Now, somebody who knows something about color theory and design, please tell me why this web site hurts my eyes so bad! I couldn't even get through the event listings, I kept squeezing my eyes shut. Normally I don't squint at anything but something about the colors on the right and left and how the text is makes it so it seems really bright and my eyes get crosed. Ugh!

ADDENDUM: OK, that site is now infamous in my opinion, as it messed up my ability to focus on the screen and I had to go watch TV and clean for like an hour. I still am having some trouble. This is the worst eye strain I've had a long, long time. I feel like I tried to read the Oxford English Dictionary or something... Ugh!
  • Current Music
    "Sunglasses at Night"
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Stupid color scheme

My eyes are still screwed up from that web site. For a while I tried working with sunglasses on, I really didn't know what to do. Now I'm able to work but I keep having this feeling like my eyeballs are pointing in all weird directions or maybe going to fall out onto my keyboard in protest.
  • Current Mood
    uncomfortable uncomfortable