Thursday, March 01, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #5: Fiddles and Putzes

I've decided that Wednesdays are going to be fiddle and putz days. I've been stretching myself way too thin. I still have to work for the eight hours, but for most of the Wednesdays I'm just going to fiddle and putz. So if I feel like sitting in the tub for four hours and reading a book, I'm going to do it. If I feel like putzing around the internet for a few hours, I'm going to do it. If I feel like just surfing blogs, I'm going to do it.

And I'm not going to feel guilty about it, either. I mean, I'm still writing a lot.

Thirteen Fiddles and Putzes

  1. The new Word 2007 also serves as a blog editor and will automatically publish your post to Blogger (and others)! You can try it for free, too, at Microsoft Office! We'll see how screwed up this present post is, and then we'll decide if it's any good. J
  2. BlogJet is another great blog-posting editor. Problem: it creates WAY too much space between paragraphs. I suspect it's because of the new blogger. I'm going to check back in a few months and see if this has improved.
  3. Elicit is the favorite one I found today. Except it's not working with blogger. I suspect that it works with the old Blogger, because it works with LiveJournal and WordPress and probably everywhere else.
  4. I spent twenty minutes cutting knots out of my long-hair cat's fur.
  5. I spent another thirty minutes playing with my cats, and then running around the house chasing them and making cat noises. (You guys already know I'm a little nutso, right? I don't have to pretend anymore, do I?)
  6. I roasted marshmallows in our oven.
  7. Bleezer works. Just not with LiveJournal.
  8. Performancing for Firefox is a GREAT publisher, because it not only works with Blogger and LiveJournal, it also has a MySpace plug-in! I do wish it was stand-alone, rather than rooted in the browser.
  9. I still don't understand del.icio.us.
  10. I still don't understand php or MySql.
  11. Not that I got bored putzing around, but bored.com is actually kind of fun.
  12. Insert a "yay!" because Thursday Thirteen is back!
  13. What's your favorite fiddle or putz?

The two disappointing things about today are: 1) I visited y'all's blogs. Every single one. But darnit, Blogger's "visual verification" picture doesn't show up! I get the "visual verification" words, but not the actual picture. So I couldn't post a single comment! 2) My fiddle and putz day is almost over. This has been WAY too much FUN!

You know what's been the BEST thing about today? I got nothing done. I never thought I'd hear myself say that with such pride. I'm actually starting to feel restless to get some work done tomorrow!

17 bonus scribbles:

christine 3/01/2007 01:43:00 AM  

My favourite putzing around on the web is STUMBLE - I found some great sites. Check it out. http://www.stumbleupon.com

My TT #4 is up this week. I'm all about spirals.

Have a great weekend.

Jenny 3/01/2007 03:11:00 AM  

I agree, Delicious is confusing. But I use Digg. It's cooler IMO.

StarvingWriteNow 3/01/2007 06:52:00 AM  

Hmmm.... I commented all over the place yesterday and it was fine. Must be a glitch in Spyscribbler land.

I have noticed, however, that if I'm already signed into blogger posting comments goes much better--I don't get as many resets and stuff.

Bernita 3/01/2007 07:19:00 AM  

Sometimes, if you hit "post", the thing corrects itself.

Dragonheart 3/01/2007 08:10:00 AM  

I bet your cats enjoyed the time you spent playing with them! I play with my humans every morning and evening, and soemtimes at lunch too! I love playing, especially with wand toys. :)

Happy T13. :)

Annie 3/01/2007 10:11:00 AM  

I chase my pup around the house barking like a crazed dog... so if you're nutso, I'm nutso, too!

Happy TT!

B.E. Sanderson 3/01/2007 10:21:00 AM  

I love Bored.com. Sometimes I just sit and play with their virtual fireworks or their virtual bubblewrap.

Glad you had a guilt-free day off. =o)

It's Me, Maven... 3/01/2007 12:07:00 PM  

I "don't get" de.lici.ous either...

Edie 3/01/2007 12:43:00 PM  

My putzing about time is for reading. Lately I've been looking up agents. This morning I've been trying to contact Google. My gmail is down, and that's so frustrating! Their help system is practically nonexistent.

Susan Helene Gottfried 3/01/2007 01:00:00 PM  

OMG, Del.icio.us!! I noticed my sister uses it to visit my blog, so I asked her if it was useful or just an overhyped toy. Know what she said?

Her husband's best friend created it.

Whoa. Color MY face red!

Happy TT!

Miscellaneous-Mum 3/01/2007 04:51:00 PM  

Word 2007 eh? Does that? I shall investigate!tx!

Shiloh Walker 3/01/2007 06:12:00 PM  

i only know what a couple of those things are...

Amy Ruttan 3/01/2007 06:27:00 PM  

I know nothing about your list. I will have to delve deeper. Happy TT, thanks for dropping by mine.

crowwoman / rhian 3/01/2007 07:32:00 PM  

These are great - going to have to save the link to list and explore at leisure.

Qtpies7 3/01/2007 07:49:00 PM  

I love shockwave.com and real arcade. I lvoe to putz around and play games all day long.

Janet 3/01/2007 10:11:00 PM  

Reading, I guess, or finding pictures to shoot LOL! Thanks for visiting!

Chelle Y. 3/02/2007 04:03:00 PM  

I have never heard of a fiddle or a putze.

Thank you for stopping by my site!