Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Google Reader Griever

Well, I guess I can't procrastinate any longer.  It's time to say goodbye to the easiest way that I read and follow blogs, which was via Google Reader and Google Friend Connect. Why they are fixing something that ain't broken is a puzzle to me-I guess they don't realize how hard we all work and the thrill that we get seeing that follower number rise rise rise.  I feel like it's back to square one.

Many people are making the switch to Bloglovin', and that switch is easy since it imports all the blogs you currently subscribe to.  I don't think anything that is "starred" in reader (which is saved) is imported.  So all those blog tips, pictures, and ideas are down the drain.  One thing I don't like is that all the posts are truncated in Bloglovin, so that means you have to click through to every blog to see the whole post.  I can't see myself doing that, so it probably means I'm going to miss a lot of good stuff.  But of course i'll expect you to click through to mine.  Wink wink. 

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Somehow I have followers on bloglovin' already.  Bless your hearts.  When I figure out what i'm doing, i'll put a follow widget up.  Or, you can tell me how.

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I'll never let go, internet friends.  I'll never let go!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

I don't know, Alaska

What did Delaware? 
I don't know, Alaska.

State humor.  Always fun.  Especially when you're going to one of those states.  And if you think my annual vacation is to a state i can drive to in 20 minutes, you are clearly wrong.  Because this is a bucket list trip.  And while there's nary a thing wrong with Delaware, it's probably not on anyone's bucket list to visit.

So that leaves Alaska.  I can buy a small car with the amount we are spending on this trip.  Bucket list vacations ain't cheap. This is also our 15 year anniversary thing, so going big is ok.  Bucket list items that I will cross off are as follows:  Alaska.  Pan for gold.  Icebergs from balcony.  Glass top train.  Baby moose.  Fancy pants camera.
Yes, that's right.  I've invested in a fancy pants beginner camera. On which I've been practicing for the last month.  Which means taking oodles of pictures of my cats.  My cats are ridiculously photogenic. 

Which means I need your fancy pants camera tips (mine is a Nikon 3100 with a 200 zoomy lens which will hopefully allow me to see baby moose/eagles/seals/elk/caribou/bear/whales). 

Also, I need your Alaska tips if you have any.  Namely for clothing.  And shoes.  And must see things.  Or tips aboard ship (our first time on a Princess ship).

We're going for two weeks.  First on land, then at sea.  Fairbanks-Denali-Talkeetna-Anchorage-Whittier-Hubbard Glacier-Glacier Bay-Skagway-Juneau-Ketchikan-Vancouver.

I'm freakin' out here.  It'll be here before I know it.  Help a girl out, please.