Archive for July, 2010

This and that

July 26th, 2010

While out buying more stuff for my sewing room, I also picked up 3 more packs of hangers. As the seasons change, I normally take some clothing off of hangers and fold them up to make room to hang other clothing. However, I’ve realized I don’t need to do that anymore. Our bedroom in our new house not only has a huge closet, but it has two walk-in closets. Yes, two connected to the same room!

I put our normal clothes in the bigger one and the less used clothing (formal wear, coats) in the smaller one.

For those who have followed my blog for a while, you may remember this furball:

It’s Mr. Peanut! My friend is on vacation, so we’re taking care of him again for a couple weeks. A problem we’ve had before is that he’s jumped into the turtle aquarium. It’s a lot better now, because we moved the turtles into their own room, where we can close the door. No more cat/turtle problems anymore… hopefully!

Speaking of turtles though, we ordered pizza the other day, and well… pizza + turtles? Reminders of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles anyone? I just had to take this photo:
Ninja Turtle in the making
Though she very much wanted to eat that pizza, we didn’t actually feed it to her. We rewarded her with shrimp treats afterward though for letting us tease her with it XD;;

Anyway, that’s it from me for now. Until next time~

House rambles

July 20th, 2010

Movie time
I saw 2 good movies in theater over the weekend. I saw Inception in IMAX on Saturday, then Toy Story 3 in 3D on Sunday. Since there’s already enough hype about those 2, I’ll just say I liked them and would recommend them. ‘nough said!

House stuff
Because my fiance and I were having an guilty craving for ice cream and homemade cookies, I baked a batch last night. It reminded me of how I’m still not quite used to our oven. A tip: Always have an oven thermometer in your oven to double check the temperature. I found out ours is 40 degrees (F) too hot from what it says it is.

And just our luck, our first light bulb burned out in a place we can’t reach!

Even if we managed to put our ladder on the stairs, it still wouldn’t be tall enough. After a little searching, we discovered this nifty tool made for replacing high light bulbs! Kind of weird, but hey, it works.

To add to that, our lawn mower isn’t working. We haven’t been able to mow our lawn lately, and it’s in need of it badly. Fiance has already replaced the air filter, fuel, and spark plug, and nothing worked. So, we’ve given up and hired lawn service. Oh well, it’s an extra cost, but I’m kind of glad. Now we don’t have to do it *so lazy* XD;;

Though, in good news, we found someone to sublet our apartment to! Because it was too expensive to break lease, we’re currently paying for both mortgage on our house and rent on our previous apartment. We just found out that 2 of our friends need a place to stay for 1-2 months before moving into their new apartment. This works out for both of us! Now they have a temporary place, and we get some money out of it.

Anyway, enough of my boring house troubles. Since our friends are moving into the apartment soon, we need to finish moving things over. I’ll try to post more photos once we’re all settled in!

Browser tools

July 14th, 2010

I’ve realized that browser developer tools have become one of those “wait, how did I manage before using these?” type of things. Memories of adding borders and backgrounds just to see certain areas. Trying random hacks in hopes it’d work in IE. But those days are mostly gone, so I thought I’d share for those who haven’t tried these tools yet.

I’m going to focus on Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer and only briefly over the CSS/HTML parts. There are more nifty features like script debugging that are worth checking out too.

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