Now there’s a batch of completely unrelated topics for you. You’ve been warned. No writerly wisdom here.
For those who remember my bitching and moaning about WordPress’s tweaking, a short update. Because Safari no longer displayed Freshly Pressed or the Reader, I had to find a browser that would. Firefox refused. Settled on Chrome for a while and found Google too intrusive, so tried Camino. Which worked — for a while. More WP tweaking and the new versions of Freshly Pressed and Reader were god-awful. Downloaded another obscure browser today, which works, but on the principal of doing the same thing over and over being a form of insanity, I tried Safari again. Lo and behold, and halleluia, they’re back. Though FP is now non persona grata for me. I don’t read that many FP posts, and I’m not going to waste my time scrolling through them. Displaying them as a collection worked nicely for a quick scan. How long before WP breaks Reader again? I’m counting on it happening, probably not too far in the future.
January is turning out to be Squidoo month. Not exactly what I planned, but I’m not really in the mood for serious devotion to fiction, so it works out fine. I have two lenses up, two more in process on the site, and dozens waiting in the wings. It will probably be months before I see any money, but it’s pull-in-the-belt time anyway, with January so far having had not a single book sale. At least I’m not buying any books this month and maybe not next month because the TBR pile is just ridiculous. Buying books is one addiction I need to cut back.
The tea hunt. I had an incredibly delicious cup of tea at a Chinese restaurant many years ago, and have always wished I’d thought to ask what it was. So I’m seriously hunting it down. I bought a box of Oolong today, and that isn’t it. The Oolong is just barely drinkable, to my taste, so the hunt will go on. Does anyone know of a Chinese tea that is flavorful but delicate? No smokiness about it, so it probably wasn’t a black tea.