As the downward slide into August begins, I’ll be unplugging to focus on other things: roadtrips, covert missions, and ignoring the fact that school starts on the 18th, while we’re squeezing every last drop out of summer.
So, posting will be light here at The Causal Perfectionist and Facebook, etc.
If you’d like to reach me, email me directly! (My email address can be found on this page. You will have to scroll all the way to the bottom.)
Even though I won’t be online or posting much, I won’t be far from my magical handheld device. My response time will vary.
*It’s an old photo, but the sentiment is the same! See ya on the flipside!
With the advent of Twitter and Facebook, I’d found people were commenting in other places about the posts here, and so I closed comments here. It was one less thing I had to check, and the conversations were never hindered. Now that so many people are logging off Facebook, I’ve decided to open the comments here again.
In the past, I always had great luck with my anti-spam filter. I’ve used Peter’s Custom Anti-spam for years. I love it because it’s really easy to use (on both sides of the monitor); there are not a lot of hoops to jump through, and I get to customize the words you are forced to type if you want to leave a comment.
We’ll see how this goes!
So…feel free to comment! Let me know if there are any issues. I dusted things off, but it’s possible I missed a setting here or there. Comments may wait in moderation, or not. It will be a surprise!
As always, thanks for reading. I’m so glad you’re here.
My Tech Guy did some updating for me here on The Casual Perfectionist, and I’ve spent the day polishing, tweaking, and shaking my fist at problems, both real and imaginary. (Only a blogger could understand imaginary problems. Yes, they exist.)
I’ve been writing over here for over 7 years now, and I’ve had so much fun going back through the archives. Oh, the memories! (Well, that WAS the reason I started writing in the first place…to capture those stories.)
Any guesses as to how many posts there are?
…so, I had just a few to sort through.
We’re trying something new here at The Casual Perfectionist! I’ve created a new Welcome Page here, and that is where you’ll land when you visit. (There is no need to put your tray tables and seat-backs in their upright position.) 😉
This website has been around since 2007, and there are a myriad of categories on the sidebar. In an effort to highlight some fun topics, we’ve put them on display right here!
Click on the photos to explore. In true blog-style, the newest posts will be first to pop up, and you can scroll back through the pages.
Because we’ve been around for over 7 years now, we’re going through a bit of a revamp, overhaul, or remodel, if you will. Be patient, though, as it may take a while.
Unlike what happens during one of our “typical” construction sessions, there won’t be as much dust, and you can walk through the room in the dark without impaling yourself on a random tool.
On the “Our Most Recent Adventures” Tab, things run along in chronological order, just like before: newest to oldest and beyond. So, whether you decide to read along in real time, or explore the categories on the side, or the ones with the pretty pictures, we hope you have fun poking around!
This blog post is coming to you live from Eva, the droid. I’m not even typing; I’m “swyping,” which involves sweeping my finger across a glass screen in a single fluid motion. I release my finger, and she knows I’m done with a word. I place my finger on the screen again, and she automatically puts a space and starts the next word.
Sometimes I’m sloppy, but she is also very intuitive and guesses what I’m trying to say, often times with scary-good accuracy.
There are other cool features.
In fact I’m not even typing right now. I’m speaking at her and she’s typing for me.
Wow. That last paragraph was added by voice command.
I think I’m in love.
…and I don’t even have an app for that. 😉
Do you ever look around your office, kitchen, or house and think, “Well, that looks cluttered!?” Well, I’ve been de-cluttering the office, kitchen, and house…
…and now it’s the blog’s turn!
Rather than have a bunch of stuff over on the sidebars of the blog, I’ve moved them all to their own page:
Awards & Recognition
I’ve also cleaned up and rearranged the tabs at the top.
I’ve swept it up, dusted the surfaces, and I love how it looks.
…now we’ll see how long it stays that way! 😉
I find it only fitting that I bring up the Travel Category while we’re on another trip.
Back in 2004, my husband and I took two weeks to travel around Europe. It was one of the best trips I’ve ever taken. He has gone back since for work, and we know we’ll go again in the future.
There are other Travel-related Categories, too, but this post will focus on our Europe adventures.
Here is a look into those stories.
Did you know I used to have a “real” job?
This Category is a fun look back at when I didn’t have time to sit around and eat bon-bons all day. 😉
Check it out: It’s a paycheck Category
This week, while we’re in Hawaii, I’m pulling some fun categories to the surface. One of my favorites is “Are you bleeding?,” not only because it’s an interesting category, but it’s the first triage question I usually ask.
I can’t help it. It’s how I was raised.
“Are you bleeding?” No? Carry on, then.
There is a whole other set of questions to ask from there if the answer is “yes.”
Check out the “Are you bleeding?” Category for some “fun” stories!