Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. -Cyril Connolly
It’s already November. What year is it, 2011? Holy cow, I’ve been blogging for 10 years. Not that I write much (see my pathetic first post). After 10 years, I still hate writing (most likely because I stink at it). One of my graduate school professors said that I was stingy with my words.
Anyways, I started a website after seeing CC’s friend’s (now husband) site. He started a few months before that, so his site is a tad bit older than mine. Either way, I can’t believe I’ve been at it for 10 years. I don’t even know why I keep posting. I remember thinking that the world wide web was pretty vast and it’d be neat to have my own little space. I didn’t know a single thing about websites or coding. I’ve never taken a computer class in my life. I think I just picked up HTML by viewing other people’s sources. :) Fast forward 10 years, my friend Joey, who was a computer engineering major and is now working for some hi-tech company, asked me about some code I use on this current site. He wanted to use it on some sites he was making for work. Haha. No, I can’t say that I know how to code. I just, um, implement.
I still find this stuff fascinating. I don’t know why I blog. Why do other people blog? Does anyone read blogs any more? I have a lot of friends who spend a lot of time on facebook, which is too social for me. I like thinking about things in my littler corner. I also have a lot of friends who aren’t online at all (we’re old enough to have missed the technology train).
Actually, I don’t really consider myself a blogger. I don’t write and I don’t really come up with original content (other than my pictures). Perhaps I’m more of a curator. I just maintain this random collection of stuffs (from the web and from my life).
Here’s the summary, my style: what I see x what I like = what I post.
So no pictures today, just some thoughts. Feedback and responses are always appreciated. And maybe I should update my 100 list.
Ok, so maybe it’s not THAT new, but it’s new to me because I haven’t played with Flock since version 0.0001 beta. Apparently, I got Joey hooked on Digsby. Not sure why he likes it so much. Now I have another thing to introduce to him.
Joey, meet Flock: the social web browser.
Not sure why I decided to have another looksy, but I’m glad I did. Essentially, it’s a tricked out version of Firefox that gives you quick access to most of your social networks like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, webmail, Picasa, you name it, it’s there.
There’s an integrated RSS reader and blog publisher too (although I don’t like to use it because I can’t, or haven’t figured out how to, upload images onto my server with that tool).
Many of the Firefox extensions seem to work, which is the only reason why I’m willing to give it a test drive.
Is anyone else using it or giving it a go?
WARNING!!! The following contains atrocious verbage:
obviously close friend (maybe too close): last fri i went to peet’s with my friend after work. i didn’t really have a big lunch so my stomach was kind of empty. i ordered a medium coffee… ohhh boy…. we sat and chatted for about 45 minutes and then the rumblings began. it got so bad i suddenly just said to my friend "sorry…i have to go." and ran out of peets. hahaha.. i drove home, ran to the bathroom…and pooped it out so fast you wouldn’t believe!!!!!!!!
obviously close friend (maybe too close): seriously jennifer….rocket missiles…out of my butt. it was insane
obviously close friend (maybe too close): :D
obviously close friend (maybe too close): have a lovely day
obviously close friend (maybe too close): :)
obviously close friend (maybe too close): hahahhahaa
obviously close friend (maybe too close): muuuuaaahh h aha ha ha a
me: WHAT ON EARTH???!!!!!l@!l@!l@
obviously close friend (maybe too close): :-h
obviously close friend (maybe too close): hahhaha
obviously close friend (maybe too close): just wanted to share with you
me: i’m going to blog it now
obviously close friend (maybe too close): hey!!!
me: too good not to share with the world
obviously close friend (maybe too close): no blogging!
obviously close friend (maybe too close): zip it sister
me: if you’re going to share that with me, i cant keep it to myself
obviously close friend (maybe too close): whatever… that’s a breach in confidentiality!
me: whatever, i’m sure there are people spying on this conversation as we type
me: sharing that kind of stuff deserves no confidentiality
me: you inflicted pain and suffering on my eyes
me: the world can share in my suffering
Last updated: October, 2016
Everyone else has done it, so here it goes “100 things about me”:
- I’m known as simply some girl online, and BJ at Starbucks or Jamba Juice. My real nickname is Beej (short for BJ, from Baby Jen)
- My REAL real name is Jennifer
- I’ve always wanted a nickname when I was little
- Coincidentally, I’ve had a nickname ever since then
- One of my elementary teachers used to call me JT
- I was born in San Francisco
- I can speak Chinese (Cantonese)
- But I can’t read characters
- Unless they’re menu items
- Neither can I write Chinese
- Except for my name and a few numbers
- I can understand Toisanese/Taishanese, a Chinese dialect from the region of Toisan (or Taishan)
- But I can’t speak it
- I have 2 siblings: 1 brother and 1 sister
- I’m a “left brain” person – analytical, and not very good at art- although I’m getting better a photography.
- I have a scar on my chin
- And on my scalp
- I believe in God
- And wished everyone else did too
- To quote The Princess Bride, “I am not left-handed”
- I won the spelling bee in elementary school
- And almost won county (placed 9th out of 172)
- I didn’t finish reading a single book in high school
- I’ve worn glasses since the 4th grade
- I now wear contacts
- And wish I didn’t have to
- I like long hair
- But not on guys
- I worked in an ice cream shop in high school
- I know CPR
- And First Aid
- I’ve been certified as a lifeguard
- But never worked as one
- When I was little, my parents took me to the airport to watch airplanes take off and land
- Even now, I love watching airplanes take off and land
- Because they remind me of places far far away
- I majored in Psychology
- And minored in Asian American Studies
- I love to learn
- But I hate proving what I’ve learned
- I played intramural ultimate frisbee in college.
- My friends made me watch The Rocky Horror Picture Show my freshman year in college
- I had 12 different roommates in college
- I used to skateboard
- But I can’t skate nor rollerblade
- I’ve held an uzi
- And shot a gun
- I’ve taken piano lessons, like every other good Chinese kid
- I play the guitar
- And a little bit of bass
- I can’t wipe the smile off my face when I snowboard
- I drive can drive a stick shift
- I’ve seen a car flip over 3 times on its side
- I’ve been in a car that flipped over on its side
- I love dark chocolate
- I drink way too much coffee
- And not enough water
- I enjoy cooking
- But hate cleaning up afterwards
- I think I have worms because I like to eat so often
- I love spicy food
- I don’t drink much soda
- But if I do, I go for diet because it’s not as sweet
- I’ve worked overseas
- I’m afraid of the dark
- I’ve gone ocean kayaking
- I’ve biked in the snow
- I love horseback riding
- I play double-bogey golf
- With or without practice
- I’ve seen the Northern Lights
- And also experienced a full solar eclipse
- I’ve had training in ??, ????, ?? ???, and most recently, started training in Muay Thai
- I’m afraid of heights
- But I can ride roller coasters
- Except the ones that drop straight down
- I haven’t had to stay in the hospital since infancy
- I’ve never broken a bone
- But I still have a bone bruise that hasn’t fully healed
- I’ve torn a ligament
- Never gotten stitches, just 8 staples in my head
- I had a dog named Gershwin
- I ate dog meat when I was in China
- I get motion sickness REAL easily
- I want to visit the Holy Land
- I like falling asleep with the TV on
- And I ALWAYS sleep in a fetal position
- I’m not afraid of dying
- But I’m afraid of suffering
- I like scary movies
- I’m a gigantic fan of Saturday Night Live
- I don’t like taking naps — it feels like I’m wasting the day away.
- I like to read
- I hate writing
- But I love blogging
- This website was born November 21, 2001 at 10:54pm
- Three different blog engines have powered it: Blogger, Movable Type, and WordPress
- I spend too much time on the computer
- Working on lame things such as this list