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Here's to 2017!

* Working on my Resolutions as well as my list of accomplishments over the course of 2016. It was not a good year for me. But listing out the good things, goals attained, etcetera, helps. I've got big hopes for my personal 2017, but things are still going to be difficult because of my father's progressing illness.

* At the top of my Resolutions is to get back into the writing mode. I've got quite a few bullet points next to the word WRITING and I aim to accomplish all of them.

* Also, I want to continue to build up my stamina and will be riding the spin bike as well as hiking. D and I have decided we would like to take a moderate to major hike at least once a week. To kick this off, we went on a 5.4 moderate hike yesterday at one of the local lakes and it was divine. I need better hiking sneakers/boots, but other than that, just a wonderful morning!

Blue skies, blue lake, isolation. It was just a beautiful end of the year day.

Dead Cow Trail and that's definitely more than one cow there. We wondered about a skull, and then D spotted it.

Do you?

* I'm loving Rectify. The OA isn't working for us. Vikings....was a downer last week. I've got a few more shows on my "try out" list.

* I honestly do NOT believe that LJ is in any danger. This is so reminiscent of the great DW migration of a few years back. It's frustrating to me how unhappy and/or bored folks have become with this platform and how that attitude seems to be breeding the kind of discontent that is far more deadly than the idea that Russia is going to pull the plug.

* We had a bear the other night. This is Good Luck for the New Year!


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Dec. 31st, 2016 10:36 pm (UTC)
I have not been following the LJ issue, because I only use it for Idol. I don't know how long Gary will continue, but have you found anything similar elsewhere?
Dec. 31st, 2016 10:54 pm (UTC)
I have been trying to not follow it...but it's all over my flist and folks sound as though they believe these rumours. I mean, hey, I could be wrong...but I'm not seeing it. This has happened several times since I joined in 2003...and it all does is erode the rock that was once LJ.

So far there is no similar platform. Wish we could return to the halcyon days of this one.
Jan. 1st, 2017 10:37 am (UTC)
DW is an LJ clone and I crosspost all my entries from Dreamwidth to LJ, and an import occasionally gathers up everything (comments, any stray LJ entries) from LJ back into DW as a backup. If you can use LJ, you can use DW - the problem is getting people to set up the comms there and start migrating. I just got a DW a couple years back after the big LJ outage, other people left or left for Tumblr *eye roll*. DW support is helpful, like LJ staff used to be, and I highly recommend getting a DW journal even just as a backup and to try it out.
The hysteria is ridiculous though. But that seems to the theme these days. No one can be reasonable about anything even vaguely connected with politics or global events. Just shriek and run around shouting that the sky is falling :P
Jan. 1st, 2017 07:12 pm (UTC)
Tell me how to perform this magick!!! I think I will have to create a new DW because I was never ever ever able to log into the old one or comment with it.
Jan. 1st, 2017 07:28 pm (UTC)
Yes, maybe get a new account then :)
Then you need to link the accounts - there's a help page about it

Once it is set up, the option to crosspost is at the bottom of the DW create entry page. Tick the LJ box each time and the DW entry will crosspost to LJ :)
Jan. 1st, 2017 07:39 pm (UTC)
Ok. I'm working on this right now. Is there a way to import older posts?
Jan. 1st, 2017 07:47 pm (UTC)
Yes, and I ran it again today to gather up comments from LJ back to the original DW entries :)

You go to HOME, choose Organize and from the drop down menu Import content. It might take a while the first time because it's doing all your entries. Re-imports later to catch any LJ entries and comments will be quicker.
Jan. 1st, 2017 07:48 pm (UTC)

Thank you, L!!
Dec. 31st, 2016 10:54 pm (UTC)
Is Dead Cow Trail the ancient cow graveyard like the elephant graveyards in Africa? Why are there bones? *mind boggles*

I got mad at Vikings yesterday because I watched the episode where the English tried to crucify Athelstan. >:( That's my boy! He does not get crucified! *plans an S2 binge watch sometime next week*

The freakout over THE RUSSIANS. reminds me of another part of Old LJ I didn't like: the Chicken Littles. *rolleyes*

*asterisks just because*
Dec. 31st, 2016 11:00 pm (UTC)
Right?!?! All of us just stopped dead in our tracks and went HUH? And it just felt spooky and weird way out there in the middle of nowhere, all those bones, the trail sign and then that skull mounted up in the tree???? Park ranger humour? I dunno....

Ah, an Athelstan girl! I wouldn't have guessed it! My soft spot is Floki. And a grown-up Bjorn.

Agreed. The Chicken Littles. Yep, yep. I should be saving my fic entries regardless...but I don't see LJ turning off the lights and shutting the door.

Asterisks are always in-season.
Jan. 1st, 2017 03:00 am (UTC)
<3 Floooooooooooki.<3

I love them both, Athelstan and Floki. And I love it even more when they're sniping at each other. If they weren't such well-developed characters on their own I might be tempted to fanfic slash them. Alas, only video games with create-your-own characters get my fanfic going.
Jan. 1st, 2017 01:43 am (UTC)
I made a Good Things list! It's short, but my memory is not what it used to be. And hey, relieved I had anything to list. 2016 was a difficult year.

Yes! Writing! Love reading your writing. I need to...something. I need the deadline and inspiration of Idol, otherwise nada. I need to work on this!

You live in such a beautiful place. And your photos are so beautiful! I love the bleached bones.

This whole LJ thing! How many times has this gone on. It's tiresome. It's boring. All I hope is that they give us enough warning to save our journals if they do shut her down, but I will be very surprised if it happens.

In the meantime, making supper, and then I might write for idol, or I may just head to bed.
Jan. 1st, 2017 02:56 am (UTC)
Happy New Year, E!!!!

Jan. 4th, 2017 11:24 pm (UTC)
You must be far enough below the snow line if you're able to hike now! Down here in the valley, it's often muddy this time of year, and higher up... snow. I didn't get to hike at all last year, which was disappointing. :(

I need to post soon, but it's all work-work and thinking about my entry, so nothing yet!
Jan. 6th, 2017 08:53 pm (UTC)
We had to drive to this hike - Lake Oroville! There is still snow on the ground here...but after this Pineapple Express, probably not for too much longer!
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