omething gave in the transmission this morning and I have no power. The drive shaft doesn't even turn. Looks like I'll be sitting in the Winston-Salem, NC area for a bit. Grand total? I made it about 800 miles from my last breakdown. Hopefully it won't take nearly as long as last time. One of the things which made that last break down so long was that the truck was in po-dunk Mississippi in a shop that was only open Monday-Friday from 8-5. Hopefully being in a major urban area, not to mention a heavy trucking corridor (I-40), I'll get in a shop that's open 24/7 and get this resolved in 24-48 hours. I was hoping to make it farther north to pickup welfy before either breaking down again (which I was half expecting) or making it out to Omaha to put it in the fleet-owner's shop for repairs, that way at least we'd be together for the time I was sitting. Of course, the fleet-owner is only going to authorize the very minimum of work with the intent of still getting it to Omaha for the additional work. This is just a delay in the game plan, not a revision of it.
So I got to sit for a few hours this morning. Fubu seemed to enjoy the break, too.
fter considering the results of the poll earlier this week (and in spite of them I should add) I am tinkering with THE STYLE some, both in the manner it is executed and the application of it. This is partially due to some valid points which were made in the discussion of that poll in addition to some of my own issues with the way I've gone about it in the past. To summarize, here's my intent:
1) The general look of my journal will remain the same; the font will be roughly the same size with a scripted cap utilizing an image file. It's my journal, I want it to look a certain way and overall I'm happy with it, as are a majority of you. What I will be changing, however is the technical way in which I achieve the font size. It will no longer be hard set at 12 pt, favoring a relative setting. The way it looks on your f-list will now be somewhat dependent on the the settings for your LiveJournal style, but more than likely, it will look the same unless you just have a ridiculously small font size for your base.
2) I will discontinue the use of the scripted cap as well as the raising of the font size in comments in friend's journals, but will continue to do so in my own and in communities (depending on the background). I will, however, continue using Palatino Linotype for a font face in all cases. Those of you who don't have it installed for various reasons, I presume it will be whatever the default face is for your machine. I may decide to still use a larger initial cap letter in friend's journals (I'm still wrestling with this one), but if I do it won't be through the use of an image file. Frankly, it's always irked me that due to the settings most of us employ in e-mail (myself included), images aren't automatically downloaded. Additionally, they disappear into backgrounds which are black. Those of you that get text-only e-mail, it'll still look a little funky, but not with nearly as much HTML code as previously.
he SHOW US YOUR GAMS challenge has been a reasonable success so far, I think. While it would've been nice to have been inundated with so many photos that it would take me all summer to post them, I'm still really pleased with the number I've gotten, and continue to get. I would like to continue getting them. If you haven't, please consider it and send it may way. There ARE some of you who have hinted at maybe sending some but haven't yet (coughlowercasedeecoughdelicarosecough).