Why does it seem like everything keeps getting redesigned? Just when I thought I was getting used to the new changes, LJ goes and implements the new NEW
changes. I can still "switch" back to the old-new layouts for friend/profile/posting pages, but I know it's a matter of time before I won't be able to, and we'll be stuck with the ugly. Things keep getting bigger and bulkier looking before, simplified to remove useful functions. It's as though they think users are too dumb or lazy to figure out how to interface with the platform (despite the fact that we've been doing just fine for years). I suppose they're trying to compete with the Facebooks of the world (and I've always found FB to be hideous), but it's irritating. Sure, there's a simplicity to things to Tumblr, and I'll be the first to admit that they're much easier to deal with than the more labor intensive journals. But I can't help but feel pretty sad when a journaling website has to turn into something it's not just to compete with the rest of them.
And also...since we're on the subject of changes, what's up with Photobucket? I just had to go through THREE clicks to get to the direct link for my image. That's just ridiculous. If you're going to redesign something, you should strive to improve upon its functionality, not regress.
On to more happy things...thank you to kispexi2
for your lovely Christmas cards! I was so thrilled to get them. I am proud to say that I have finished
my cards as of today. Some are already in the mail, and the rest will be posted tomorrow, so please be on the look out. ;)
I'm also stunned to say that I'm done with my Christmas shopping as well. I was actually done with most of it last Thursday, and I did virtually all of it over my iPhone whilst at the office. I've been eagerly watching my email, and most of the packages have already been shipped. I think I did okay this year. In recent years, I've been very discouraged by how my gifts have been received. We're not a very "it's the thought that counts" kind of wishy washy family. If people don't like their gifts, they make their sentiments known. And I'm apparently the worst gifter. This year, I decided to just buy things that I could use myself, so if they aren't well received, I can always regift them to myself. That way, I won't have to go through the hassle of returns. (One year, I had to return EVERYTHING, which was fucking ridic. Why no one could return their gifts themselves, I do not know, but I was pretty pissed off).
Ah, the holidays. xD I do think it's more stress than it's worth sometimes.
The danger of Christmas shopping is that you're looking at merchandise all the time
, and you often end up buying stuff for yourself that you totally didn't intend. One such item was this pictured here: my Shinzi Katoh panda "tea for two" pot. Isn't it adorable? XD I don't even remember where I spotted it first, but I knew I had to get it. I posted a picture of it on Tumblr, and I think Crystal (?) asked me where I got it. Unfortunately, I couldn't figure out how to post a reply on Tumblr because Tumblr is funky like that... So to answer your question belatedly, I got this one on Amazon.com. It comes with two stackable cups and a removeable sieve for making loose tea. It's actually very handy!
My next two buys were more out of need than want, so not too indulgent...
My brother gave me his unused iPad (3rd gen) over Thanksgiving holiday, which was fab of him, and I'd been hunting for a few weeks for the perfect case. After a thorough web search (and watching numerous video reviews - those things are really great!) I decided on the Ozaki iCoat Slim Y+ case in pink. And since I've always wanted to "reviews" of products on my LJ before, I'll post a quick one here. xDD( iPad & iPhone cases!!Collapse )