#blogjune When it starts to rain.

That has something of the rhythm of a Tamarian phrase – but not a consistent allusion.

Sometimes it is delight: when one smells the geosmin–hope begins and grows with the gentle fall of a sweet, welcome rain.
Dandelion
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Sometimes when it starts to rain I think of someone who enjoys rain the way I do.

Other times I squeak with frustration as I quickly but too late remember the clothes on the line.

Optimism Unhinged
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But sometimes it feels like grief–when the rain falls particularly loudly or heavily.


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I feel proud :-)

cue game winning moments

… over the mountain …

Tonight, despite the lingering dizziness from Saturday’s pain medication…

… through the woods …

CSS? Div this? ID that? sweep it all aside, I go back and wrestle with html.

… face to the sun …

I worked out how to line up the social media icons in the text widget in my sidebar, without messing (yet) with Child Themes.
(Social media icons are courtesy of the Responsive Theme where they normally, and still do, appear in the footer)

At least, I thought it was an achievement (turning a vertical ul into a horizontal one); but maybe I could simply have placed them there side by side, considering I was handcoding anyway? And yes that means that if/when I add others as they become available I will need to hand-alter the widget 🙂

In any case, I achieved what I wanted 🙂

Not only that, but I’ve (hopefully, all going well,) puzzled my way through the details of the WP to Twitter plugin so that I can autopost this blog to my secondary Twitter account. This involved setting up a Twitter developer account and finding my bit.ly API. I’d have gone for su.pr because it has one less character but already had a bit.ly account of which I had not yet made full use.

cue game winning moments
As proud as when I achieved status of “Supreme Chief of all Hospitals” in the game Theme Hospital.

I could tie this in to the whole INF2506 learning thing, by associating it with the discussions hither and yon about tying social media accounts together or the value of coding skills … but honestly, I learned that before this subject too. And right now feels too glorious to go chasing up references.

http://beyondthequote.com/helen-keller-quotes.html

Motivational Helen Keller Quotes via kwout

Oh my literary friends …

Please, shower me
with better quotations
to express the
pride and joy
a being feels after
plowing through
problems
to exhult in
deserved glory
of tiny achievements.