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04 August 2009 @ 12:07 pm
Odds and Ends  
Oh yay, I have finally figured out the trick to keeping all my formatting without getting weird line breaks in return for posting long fic. (In the past I've hand-coded the html, but I figured there had to be a way if I just sat down and looked for it) ETA: Well, that was a bust. It leaves all this extra shit in the entry that's making it too long to post. This is why I do it the manual way. MUCH CLEANER.

Also, I should totally know better than to see bands/actors I like, but don't heavily fangirl, because seeing them in person makes me want MORE. Yeah, I know that's the point and all, but I do it EVERY SINGLE TIME (e.g. Trucco fangirling after my first meeting). *buys Coldplay Live and waits impatiently for Viva La Vida concert video. Sheet music might have fallen into the basket, too.*

Excellent! The power company is trimming the tree that's growing against the power line. The last time I called them they said the branches weren't close enough and wouldn't do it.

My front lawn is very nearly dead, so instead of replacing the grass we're going to re-landscape into a California low-water front. We've been talking about it, and Rugrat announced that he had it all planned out -- a path, this kind of plant, and a lemon tree. I'm not quite sure where the lemon tree came from, but he was very certain we MUST have a lemon tree. Next HGTV design star!
Merry Fivanolix on August 4th, 2009 08:34 pm (UTC)
I am just as susceptible to fangirling, I'm afraid. It's a burden we must deal with.

Oh, and what is that trick, btw? You're so cryptic. ;-)
lizardbeth: Baal fanlizardbeth_j on August 4th, 2009 10:02 pm (UTC)
IT'S A BURDEN. *sighs heavily*

heh, didn't mean to be cryptic - I just assume everybody already KNOWS these things. I've been mildly annoyed hand-coding the html for awhile, but never enough to, y'know, ASK or figure it out. :) I saved the file as RTF, then paste it into Semagic, as a WYSIWYG entry. It seems to work properly in preview, keeping the italics and such without screwing up anything else, though I haven't actually tested the post yet.
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on August 4th, 2009 10:44 pm (UTC)
I take it back. When it converts or whatever, it leaves the entry full of all the coding crap. It added enough that my chapter was too long to post when I tested. grrr.
entertaining in a disturbing waylyssie on August 5th, 2009 02:14 am (UTC)
awww. You might try saving in word as html and then stripping the extraneous code out (all those pointless p and close p tags, for instance).
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on August 5th, 2009 05:58 am (UTC)
yeah, that's just as tedious as coding the italics by hand. I USE TOO MANY ITALICS, that's the real lesson here... :)
entertaining in a disturbing waylyssie on August 5th, 2009 12:20 pm (UTC)
I'm Your Slave and You're My Obsession: Africa Sunrisefire_sister on August 4th, 2009 08:40 pm (UTC)
Awesome with the xeroscaping. We did that to our front yard the first year we moved in here. We are still short on plants (I want to move the agave from the back to the front and take cacti from my mom, my husband isn't as sure on those)...but I have a 'rock river' that I love!

Have fun with it!
lizardbeth: Helo - Anderslizardbeth_j on August 5th, 2009 06:02 am (UTC)
our problem is trying to design a low-water use lawn while at the same time not encouraging the Crazy Cat People's feral cats to use our yard even more as a litterbox. So no sand or gravel, and lots of big rocks and spiky plants!