Well, it will only be a matter of days before I have all my travel journal entries moved over to The Itinerant Writer
Meanwhile, the blog just looks sloppy to me, and I've been reading the Help section inside and out, and can't see that there's any way to put your text behind a cut. A lot of those entries are really long. It would be nice just to have the first one or two paragraphs on display, and then have people click if they want to read more.
Just trying to get used to it, I guess. It's different from what I'm used to. But it's much easier than logging out of this account to log into the other LJ account. And the name hauptstrasse
no longer holds any meaning for us anyway.
I'll probably end up taking a lot of time while I'm in Ohio and trying to tweak this thing and customize it a bit. Although I'm not sure if I can learn that fast. I've been on Live Journal for 6 years now, and I still haven't learned how to customize my journal. Other people have done the work for me. I can't even make icons. I'm useless when it comes to this stuff. So I don't know how I'm going to learn to master Blogger in a short amount of time. At least I know the basics. ***
I got a fair chunk of the Tallinn travel guide done today. I was told to do a small guide (1250 words), even though Tallinn is a capital city. I was a bit skeptical about that, and I could make the final decision if I felt it needed to be 2500 words (and thus also increasing my pay for this project...well, would you look at that!). But I've been doing research on Tallinn, and it seems not even Frommer's provides a lot of information.
This is why I love Virtual Tourist
. That website has saved me on so many of these writing projects.
It's still going to be 1250 words in the end, I think, but at least now I have information about restaurants (Frommer's only recommends one), and things to do that are off the beaten path (although one could argue that the entire city of Tallinn is off the beaten path). And I also chose 2 tourist advisories out of a whole slew of them that are listed on the site (what is the exact quantity of a slew anyway?).
Only somewhat related, but the weather leading up to my departure on Thursday is supposed to stay cool and rainy. Perfect weather to stay inside and write!
Also somewhat related, because Tallinn is one of our cruise destinations and so is Gdansk...get this...
There is a church in Gdansk that can seat 25,000 people. Can you imagine? Obviously I must visit this place and see it with my own eyes. ***
It's been a very boring evening (yeah, I know...what else is new?). I slept horribly last night, but couldn't take a nap today, even though I was tired. I laid in bed wide awake for an hour before I gave up. I was not hungry at dinner, and once I felt like eating, I couldn't decide what to eat. Lance already fixed his own dinner. I've been so unfocused today. I have had to force myself to work on various projects just to try and maintain some semblance of normalcy. I need to channel my thoughts somewhere.
Sure, it's excitement for my brother and Cristine and my semi-baked niece. But it's more than that. I'm just distracted today.
Surprisingly enough, I was able to find an attention span long enough to read about 50 pages of The Virgin Suicides
. I want to finish this book before I leave in 6 days.
Should I mention that I still have awful soreness in my right arm? Every single time I stretch my arm or reach for something...or even when Lance hugs me (because his arms go right there
in the exact place where I got the shot), I wince in pain. I certainly hope it feels better tomorrow.