August 19, 2004

More drop cloth stuff & some random observations about the week

How's that? Margins, font scroll, etc? For some reason that I can't fathom now, on IE the whole text is bold. At this point, whatever.

Busy day today---I had a meeting with our idiot car salesman. Seriously, if you give me the "Well, what do you think is a fair price for me?" question, I'm just walking out. Every. Effing. Time. Frankly, I don't care if it means you have to eat mac and cheese for the next year, bub, but based on your tan and the watch on your wrist, I don't think you're hurting. I mean, seriously, you'd think every car salesman in North America would have seen Fargo by now and recognized, "hey, I'm going to lose business if I act like Jerry Lundgarten." Sheesh.

UPDATE: I just want to give a mega "YIP! YIP! YIP!" to our old blog friend John Lanius at TexasBestGrok for all his help and support to the Llamas over the year, but certainly in the past week helping us make the MT move. Some of our old friends--who shall go nameless--saw it as an opportunity just to bitch and snicker, but John came through---thanks buddy!

Two sites that were also helpful are: CSS Tutorial and the color code guide from HTML Goodies. Thanks!

This has been a flat news week for me: it's not like there aren't good and juicy stories (like the US redeploying 1st Armored and the Big Red One out of Germany), it's just that for some reason the whole Kerry "Christmas in Cambodia" story has just gotten very old for me. It's a real story, for sure---a real story about disparate treatment of candidates by the professional political media, and certainly a real storyif it turns out that the core of Kerry's Vietnam experience that he's used as a club over the years turns out to be false. Still, after some preliminary jokes (like this and this) I don't have anything to say about it, and less interest in reading about it.

Over the coming days I'm pushing through the final spurt on my paper on Lone Wolf v. Hitchcock, a particularly depressing Indian law case from 1903. It's the core of the third chapter of the book, which looks at the history of American Indian law to show the development of American federalism and citizenship, and the rise to power of the Supreme Court, and its probably why I've been preoccupied as of late.

On a cheery note, though, my five and half year old son has fallen completely in love with the Olympic sport of........women's beach volleyball. Heh. (Meanwhile, my 7 1/2 year old daughter, who did her first season of competitive swimming this summer, is completely enamored of "Phelpsie," as she calls Michael Phelps. I'm just happy that the Olympic Punk level has been relatively low--but then again, Gary Hall Jr. goes tomorrow night, so the Punk-ometer is going to redline.

I'm looking forward for Rob's return---I hope he likes what we've done to the place.

Posted by Steve at August 19, 2004 09:28 PM | TrackBack

Lookin' good!

Try adding this to the stylesheet to get rid of the all-bold:

.side a{text-decoration:none}

Not sure if it will work, but worth a try.

Nice layout. I remember it took me about a week to get over my Blog*spot habits and to finally feel comfortable with the MT interface. I love it now.

Yip, yip, yay!

Posted by: John Lanius at August 19, 2004 11:16 PM

Doubt 'til thou canst doubt no more...doubt is thought and thought is life. Systems which end doubt are devices for drugging thought. Albert Guerard

Posted by: debt to income ratio at November 21, 2004 02:23 AM
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