Documenting me: An 898-word stream of consciousness

[Note: This is a blogging experiment. You’ll find out more about it if you read this.]

Well, I’ve come full circle.

About a year ago, shortly after I started this blog, I posted about working with WordPress files. Between now and then, I’ve worked with code here and there to tweak my blogs, but once again, I’m at it in full force.

I’m not purchasing a design for the new version of this blog, which may or may not be a mistake. Instead, over the past week and half or so, I’ve been experimenting with free themes, trying to see what I like, what works, and how I can customize them (ever so slightly) to improve this blog.

And after all this time, my feelings are pretty much the same as they were a year ago: I’m still not a fan of working with files and code.

I like the creative process. I wanted to be an architect after all and used to love LEGOs. But the tediousness of not knowing what I’m doing is frustrating.

Most things have gotten way, way easier than when I started doodling a few years ago. As a result, though, my expectations have gone up. Now I’m not as satisfied with plain stuff. I want all the cool stuff.

I’m not sure where I’m going with this post… it certainly isn’t adding a ton of value to the ebook I’m compiling from all these posts. This post certainly isn’t “cool stuff.” But it’s what I’m feeling right now. And that’s what this blog is for: documenting me.

Speaking of documenting me, I tried eating a radish again an hour ago. I still don’t like them. Perhaps I should add that to my list of 30-day trials to try out, sort of like how I learned to like carrot juice.

It’ll go pretty far down on the list, though. :)

As a matter of fact, I have an experiment I’ve wanted to try out for a while. I want to try eating nothing but carrots and drinking nothing but carrot juice for a month. I’ve heard rumors that it will turn my skin orange. You know, like those crazy body builders with their fake tans?

I’m sure someone’s already tried it, but it would still be a fun one to do personally. If it’s legit anyway. I don’t want to eat and drink carrots for a month if it’s not going to change my skin.

I should google it.

Ah, here it is: Carotenosis. <<I’m glad it has a name to match.

I always wondered how long it would take to wear off once I went back to eating normally. I figured the skin cells would take a while to shed completely. My aunt, though, told me she thought it worked the opposite way. She thought I’d have to eat carrots for a long time, but then it would go away in only a few days if I quit the diet.

However, I read somewhere that it could take months to wear off. I guess that’s why I should try it… to find out the truth.

If you check the Wikipedia article I linked to up there, it lists a number of other foods that cause the same symptoms. Cool… I don’t have to just eat carrots for it to work.

Hmm…

Oh, okay… here’s someone who did what I wanted to do. Nice, man.

But now I’m thinking I’ll give it a pass. I still think it’s a cool idea, though. I have a warped sense of “cool.”

Anyway, how did I start that train of thought?

I really don’t remember.

I know I could just reread to find the answer, but that would defeat the purpose of this experiment. See, as I was writing this, somewhere in the back of my head, I decided I’d just write for half an hour. Regardless of what was on my mind or where it led.

And now you’re reading the result of that experiment.

I think I’ve done this before. But at least in that case, I had a topic. This one is just rambling on and on and on and on…

I have some pills sitting right by my computer. I just noticed them as I was typing that “on and on and on” line.

As quickly as that thought came, though, I decided that’s not interesting to think about. I moved on and noticed some logo designs I’ve sketched out. They’re sitting on the other side of my computer.

Are those dialog bubbles, likes the ones in comic books, cliche?

I’m having trouble coming up with a logo. It’s harder than you’d think to create something you love, especially if you’re not a designer but are interested enough to care. At this point, I’m guessing I’ll just throw something up when I launch the new and improved version of this blog. And then I’ll continue to tweak it. Maybe even let you guys tell me which you like.

And hey look! I seriously didn’t do this on purpose, but I’m talking about blog design again. I guess that’s what’s on my mind. I even remember that that’s how I started this post. At least I think that’s how I started… it was somewhere toward the beginning, I’m sure.

Anyway, I’ll leave my thoughts at that.

Even in this post I’ve come full circle.

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