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Hmmm. Today’s NaBloPoMo prompt is “How did you feel about the start of the school year growing up?” No. I said I wasn’t going to follow the prompts. School is a boring topic. I was lucky though. My brother was, as my geeky friends said, “One of the beautiful people”, so I never had a lot of peer pressure. I was always on the fringe of all the groups at school…

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My geeky friends…lol. What ever happened to “Beetle Bailey“? Why did we call him that? Haven’t kept in touch with any of my school friends. Well, actually there are a few school friends who managed to “friend” me on Facebook. That’s amazing. How did they find me? Its not like I advertise who I “was.” I don’t have my school listed in my profile, do I? Nope. I don’t even have my maiden name on there…
Geeze look at my wall. Natalie needs some LOVE for her Sims. Better send that. Dang, Lana wants to share a special delivery package. I hate those things. Every time I open them I get a freaking brick. Makes me feel like Charlie Brown trick-or-treating and what does he have to show for it? @CB: “I got a rock…”

I love Halloween. Why is that my favorite holiday? Maybe cuz I had so much fun with my school friends on Halloween. The Haunted House, sigh. Makes me laugh even now. Oh the thrill of getting scared to death with gory zombies grabbing you in the dark. Haha. So fun. Or rumbling though my closet and settling on the same old costume, a hobo. How original. Every body always said I was creative. Maybe they were just being nice…

Oooh, Rocky Horror Picture Shows. Every Friday night, we’d go down to the theater and throw toilet paper at the screen. What a mess that theater was. How did they stay in business? How did we always manage to have left-over toilet paper? After the midnight showing of Rocky Horror we’d head over to the music teacher’s house to teepee him. How weird was that? Living two-doors-down from me was a major mistake. Were we too cruel to poor Madrano? There are lots of worse things to have regrets about than a few streams of toilet paper, I guess.
Better launch “Clean My Wall” or I’ll waste the day answering requests on Facebook…
ARGGGGH…

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Dang! Every time I go up to the top menu, that’s when the popup throws me back into Seesmic Desktop app. I really have to figure out how to move that #@#$!! notification box. It’s in the worst place: in the top right corner, so every time I go to my browser menu, I inevitably hit the Seesmic box. I sure miss Nambu. I can still use it, even though they went out of business. No. Gonna force myself to get used to Seesmic or find another Twitter client. I need one that can handle all my ghost accounts. Seesmic doesn’t quite cut it… Can only have two Twitter accounts… Come on! I write for more in my sleep. What was I doing before Seesmic so rudely interrupted… Oh yeah, back to my Facebook Friends list…
Let’s see, who of these are old school friends…Facebook Friends! Ha! They really should come up with a better word for it. And there it is… One of my biggest pet-peeves about Facebook: Without fail there’s a post on the feed that starts, “If you’re my friend….” and ends with they’ll unfriend me if I don’t repost their droll ramblings. In ALL Caps, much less… OMFG!. Friends don’t threaten. Besides, you’re NOT my friend, you’re just my Farmville neighbor…
Let’s see…old school friends on Facebook. Oh, sigh, talk about regrets…Ronnie…I was so clueless. Can’t believe I was so naive. Why in the world would he want to friend me after I treated him so badly? Why did he have such a crush on me? Why couldn’t I give him the time of day? Its not like I was hot stuff in school…

How would I describe my school days, anyway? NaBloPoMo, why are you haunting me? All I really remember about school is that I was in a hurry. I just wanted to get it over with and get on with life and now? I’m still in a hurry.

NOTE: This is my 3-day toward keeping my commitment to post once a day. Have you joined yet?

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ZemantaImage via WikipediaI’ve been kind of busy lately, but an article by TechCrunch, a news feed I follow on Google Buzz, prompted me to write.
In Find Photos For Your Blog In Three Easy Steps, TechCrunch reported a new startup to help bloggers find art for their columns. The site is called Wylio. What it does is search for photos across the web to add photos to your blog.  Lets face it, the world of blogging would be so much more drab if there weren’t some kind of graphic to break up the text. My interest was piqued so I checked it out and have to admit that it looks promising. And then I remembered I already had Zemanta installed. Zemanta does what Wylio does and more. The drawback with Wylio is you have to go to its site and enter a specific keyword, then copy the result and paste it into your blog. Zemanta, however, works right beside you as you are typing your blog. As you type it will suggest meta-data, media, related articles, etc.
Zemanta is an extension for browsers (it supports Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer). It also has plugins for Joomla, Drupal and WordPress. In other words, its got you covered.
I must confess that I had forgotten all about Zemanta’s benefits–having turned off what I had deemed unnecessary add-ons a while back to speed up my surfing when things were getting too slow for comfort. But I went a little crazy and turned off practically everything.  After reading the article, I turned Zemanta back on to take another look. I fell in love with it all over again.
Being an artist, I like to create my own artwork, but sometimes I just don’t feel like firing up Freehand (or Illustrator, or Photoshop). Sometime’s I just want to write. So, I don’t always use the photo feature. The photo on the right was pulled up by Zemanta. The art was among 400 pictures that Zemanta found that coordinated with some keyword in this blog entry. It also found around 24 related articles, from RSS links ranging in dates from 1 day ago to 1 year ago.  (Only one was 1 year ago. Most links were within the last 3 months.) Another benefit of Zemanta is that you can take it or leave it. You don’t have to use any of their suggestions, but its always handy to have while you are writing.
If you’re a blogger, check it out. It might be just what you’re looking for.

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