Friday, Dec. 16, 2005
A Jesting We Must Go
Sometimes you get impatient and try to hurry things along - a meal, a relationship, a painting, whatever - and it blows up in your face. Other times you decide to take life at a leisurely pace, expecting to take your time and watch it unfold - and the universe drop-kicks you into the middle of a demolition derby, in a car where the accellerater has been welded to the floor.
Welcome back to the world of Radiogurl!
As you probably ascertained by now, it's the latter incarnation of "car-ma" that caught up with me (though so far, knock on wood, it hasn't attached itself to my actual vehicle. I hope.) Of course at this point the track's empty and I'm driving around in a dust-spitting oval all by myself. But I see the other cars in line waiting to pull out and get into it with me. I think at least one of 'em is a big rig. Remind me to avoid that bad boy's front bumper. And his tires and his rear bumper, too, for that matter.
Yeah, yeah, I'm being obscure here. That's about all I can do at the moment, because frankly a lot of things are still up in the air, whirling around in one heck of a big dust devil. I think I saw a kid or two getting flung around, a while ago a chicken flew by, and I think there was a ladder truck doing somersaults in midair. Of course I might just have fallen asleep while watching the Wizard of Oz, too. You never know, do you?
In all seriousness, while it's too soon and too nebulous to go into details on a public site, unless things change again I will probably have some significant upheavals coming around January-ish. Good upheavals, I think. Upheavals nonetheless.
I am probably going to be phoning WildRosie tonight or tomorrow sometime, and she'll probably get an earful. In fact, I have a sneaky feeling that tonight is going to be a phone marathon. Thank God Rosie has the same cell carrier that I do - methinks we are going to be burning up the lines, comparing notes on a couple of things.
I also just bought my business domain. Since it looks like I'll be doing more web design, I figured I'd better go ahead and spring for the new domain. However, I decided for a rational approach; unless and until I know for sure that the web business will be a long-term deal, I am just setting up a page on my existing space and forwarding the domain to it. Simple process that saves a whooooole lot of headaches. If and when I do decide to go whole-hog for it, so to speak, I'll spring for a full-fledged separate hosting package. For now, it's just registered as twisterjester.net. Hopefully by the time the page is migrated over, I'll have a few pages built so it won't come up blank. Then I will go back and add a link credit to the bottom of the pages I've built for pay.
If you're visiting the site now and coming up with a page that has a GoDaddy.com link at the top, it's because the conversion is still in progress. Should be visible by sometime Saturday latest. And keep in mind, the page is NOT done yet. I'm only creating the basic layout at the moment, no fuss, no muss.
However, I would really like feedback; I elected to use a lot of golds in the page, and know that some monitors don't really care much for golds and yellows. If you are using a laptop or a flat-screen monitor, please check the color details. If it doesn't look like antique gold, give me a yell (email linked from the "contact" section top left here.) I can color-shift the molten-gold image to scarlet, even if I'd rather not.
Before - After
In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )