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Blue Goo Ate My Mom
Gaper's Block
In Passing
Incoherent Babblings of Me
Love Many Things
Maybe Tomorrow
Mighty Girl
Spastic Yak
Weblog Wannabe
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Saturday, July 26, 2003

Distance: 32.00miles

Umm... Umm... Umm...

It's like I wasn't raising my hand or paying attention and the teacher just called on me.

The answer is 43! Wait, no, that's not right. The answer is protons! Wait, no, that's not right either. The answer is The Declaration of Independence! That's not right either... Umm... I don't know what the answer is. I don't even know what the question was.

Oh, you say there wasn't a question? That's good. Because if there had been I wouldn't have known the answer.

Posted by Serene Chaos at 11:35:00 PM °°°

Distance: 30.56miles

I got my Frappacino. Yummy and caffeiney!

Also, before when I begged for suggestions, guruvious suggested that I write about my scars from childhood. Well, I don't really have any scars from childhood. But, I do have little scars on my right arm from when I donate blood. It kind of makes it look like I inject myself with drugs or something, because there are a bunch of little scars. I don't know why they don't go away.

Posted by Serene Chaos at 11:06:00 PM °°°

Distance: 30.14miles

My energy level is super! I'm not at all tired. But, I really want a Frappacino. So I think I may go get one.

Posted by Serene Chaos at 10:34:00 PM °°°

Distance: 29.62miles

I changed my shirt again. I don't know why. I have nothing better to day. :-)

I started off in my fuchsia sleeveless shirt.
Then I put on a purple sleeveless shirt with a keyhole v-neck type thing.
Then I put on the orange/macaroni-and-cheese-colored cap sleeve shirt.
Now I'm wearing a black sleeveless shirt.

And ouch. My left middle finger is starting to hurt from all the typing. That's not good. At least my back doesn't hurt too badly yet. And I'm still pedaling away. *grin*

Posted by Serene Chaos at 10:06:00 PM °°°

Distance: 28.21miles

Someone wondered if I was going to wear a bicycle helmet, since I am riding my bike.
The answer is, I thought about it, actually. But, I voted against it. Although, I did kind of fall off this bike about three times so far, so a helmet might not have been such a bad idea...

Now I'll post some links to people who's pages I read on a regular basis, as well as today at the 'thon:
Crystal at Think Spring
Jamie at Incoherent Babblings of Me
Clay at So you want to date a racecar driver

Posted by Serene Chaos at 9:33:00 PM °°°

Distance: 26.82miles

I have been grossly overusing the phrase "hehe" and the smiley " :-) " during the blogathon. But just because I use them a lot, doesn't lessen their meaning. I really am giggling when I say "hehe" and I really am smiling when I type the smiley :-)

I promise.

Posted by Serene Chaos at 9:02:00 PM °°°

Distance: 25.58miles

I'm going to write about TV shows now. Because really, why not.

I love Saved by the Bell. It is one of the best shows ever. It has perfectly horrid 80's clothes. It has bad, corny acting. It has love triangles. It has a geek. It has a cheerleader. It follows a perfect formula. Even though Zach, the main character, is mean and a jerk to many people throughout the show, he always manages to redeem himself.

Also. I just sneezed a really weird big sneeze. I hope it wasn't captured on the webcam.

Posted by Serene Chaos at 8:34:00 PM °°°

Distance: 25.01

1) I definitely have chocolate ice-cream all over my face. I'm a very messy ice-cream eater.
2) Smart-One's Ice Cream Cones are so good! And only 2 points!
3) We're half way done! Twelve hours gone, only 12 hours left!

Posted by Serene Chaos at 8:02:00 PM °°°

Random extra post:

"The Juxtaposition's always the most important thing." -Joss Whedon
Coincidentally, also the motto of my Senior English teacher. Interesting.

Posted by Serene Chaos at 7:40:00 PM °°°

Distance: 23.70miles

I'm watching the Buffy episode where Angel goes bad after him and Buffy have sex. It's called Innocence, and I'm watching it with the director's commentary. I like the director's commentary. It's interesting.

Posted by Serene Chaos at 7:33:00 PM °°°

Distance: 21.61

There is no tv in the room with the computer. And there is no cable connection anyway, so even if I got a tv in here, I wouldn't be able to watch much of anything. So, my aunt lent me her portable DVD player! And my mom went to a library just a little bit far away, and rented me the Season Two Buffy DVDs! Yay! So, I spent this post-period setting it all up and figuring out how to use the DVD player.

Posted by Serene Chaos at 7:05:00 PM °°°

Distance: 21.27

I broke a sweat this blog-period! (Because I realized I had barely pedaled at all and it was almost time to post.)

I've listened to Blue Calx Radio on-and-off throughout the Blogathon so far. She's got a good mix of music up there. And it streams really well - I've had no moments of buffering.

Also, in the middle of typing this entry, my letters all changed in to Greek letters and it was really weird and I don't know why. But I fixed it.

Posted by Serene Chaos at 6:34:00 PM °°°

Distance: 19.76miles

Here are some posts of note:
At TMBM: blog... Blog... bLog... blOg... bloG... Blog...
At Intergalactic Hussy: Caffeinated Dead Hamster Mouth.
And the entire blog of My Little Aspie. This blog is authored by the parent of a child with Asperger's Syndrome, a disorder on the autism spectrum. (I want to be a special education teacher, so that page is interesting to me.)

Posted by Serene Chaos at 6:06:00 PM °°°

Distance: 17.52miles

Yes, I am at the same mileage I was last post. I spent this post decorating my quilt tile. I can't wait to see what the quilt looks like when it's done. It was a very good, creative, community building idea.

Posted by Serene Chaos at 5:35:00 PM °°°

Distance: 17.52

Can I just say that my arms look a lot thinner on the webcam than I perceive them to be in real life. It's interesting.

Also, there are grapes on sale at the grocery store, so my mom's buying a bunch. Have you ever eaten frozen grapes? They are so good. I put them in old butter-dishes, which happen to be 1 cup in size. Then I put them in the freezer. I put them in my lunches at camp, and they work as ice-packs. And I also just eat them at home. It's like a bunch of little sugary popsicles.

Also, I'm starting to get warm. I think I may take these sweat pants off and put on some shorts! All this bike riding - does the body good. :-)

Posted by Serene Chaos at 5:02:00 PM °°°

Distance: 16.01miles

I can think of nothing to say. Nothing at all. I'm sitting here. And I'm like, "okay! It's post time!". So, I click on the little BlogThis! button on my google toolbar. Because it's easier than opening up blogger. And I type my distance. And then I started to write something else but my fingers froze. I have nothing to write! Eek! And I'm only 7.5 hours into it. I've still got hours and hours to go. I need to find some topics to write about. Any suggestions? Any questions? Anything?

Posted by Serene Chaos at 4:34:00 PM °°°

Distance: 15.31miles

My neck is starting to hurt from being turned so much.
And, I think I'm going to change my shirt. Because I have nothing better to do. :-)

Posted by Serene Chaos at 4:02:00 PM °°°

Distance: 14.87miles

People were confused about why I was having a hard time typing and riding the bike at the same time so I decided to post a picture.

bike set up

See, while the bike is facing forward, the computer and it's accessories are to the left. So I have to contort my body leftward in order to get to the keyboard.
Also, my butt is starting to hurt.

So I ride in spurts. I'll type for a bit, and then ride for a bit. My average miles per hour is 8.6.

Posted by Serene Chaos at 3:37:00 PM °°°

Distance: 14.02miles

I just realized that I haven't listened to any music yet. That's pretty amazing considering I usually listen to music all the time when I'm on the computer. I think I will turn my music on now.

Also, I'm trying to think of something witty or interesting to say, and I can't.

But I'll say this:

In my camp group there is a set of 5 year old twins, one's a girl, one's a boy. At the beginning of the day we ask the kids a question (to take attendance). One day the question was, "what is your favorite place". A lot of kids had been saying Disney world. So, when one of the twins were asked, he said "Disney World". And his sister, who I was sitting near, whispered to her friend, "he's never been to disney world". I just thought it was really funny.
This boy has also claimed that his favorite movie is Finding Nemo, although we have learned from his sister that he has never seen the movie Finding Nemo. Little kids are so funny. :-)

Posted by Serene Chaos at 3:05:00 PM °°°

Distance: 13.02miles

I have nothing to say. I need to come up with more topics.

I got two more sponsors. Thanks Frederick and Jeann! Both me and those who benefit from the National MS Society appreciate your contributions.

Posted by Serene Chaos at 2:34:00 PM °°°

Distance: 11.58miles

My sister's friend just came over. She walked into the house and saw me sitting at the computer, riding a bike. I'm sure she thinks I'm crazy. That's okay, I kind of am.

And my parent's brought me soup from Panera. Yum!

Posted by Serene Chaos at 2:03:00 PM °°°

Distance: 10.81

I just drank a liter of water. Now I keep having to go to the bathroom ever 5 minutes.

Yeah. I know you really wanted to know that.

Posted by Serene Chaos at 1:31:00 PM °°°

Distance: 10.14

My computer is housed in my dining room, which used to be the living room before we had an addition added to the house. For that reason, there is a huge window looking into the dining room. People always drive by and look into our windows. My friends will tell me how they saw me eating dinner the previous night and stuff like that. Well, now people can drive by and look at the weird girl riding her bike in the dining room while typing on the computer. *grin*

Also, I was looking through all the websites and I found STARLET beautiful just the way she is. The person there is singing songs. That takes a lot of guts so I give her lots of credit!

Posted by Serene Chaos at 1:02:00 PM °°°

Distance: 9.72miles

My sister was writing letters to her friends at camp, so she was going to go get stamps to put on the envelopes. My mom asked her to grab some stamps for something she had to mail too.

My sister shouted, "What do I put the stamps on!"

I heard, "Where do I put the tampon in?!"

I was very confused for a minute.

Posted by Serene Chaos at 12:34:00 PM °°°

Distance: 9.12miles

Someone just moved the webcam again. I need to make a sign!

I ate some vegetarian maki. It was good. :-)

Posted by Serene Chaos at 12:02:00 PM °°°

Distance: 8.49miles (I'm going real slow.)

My mom closed the cabinet that the webcam was hanging from. So we had to fix it.

Posted by Serene Chaos at 11:33:00 AM °°°

Distance: 8.00miles

I think I finally have everything all worked out. Now I can start looking at other people's pages. Yay!

Posted by Serene Chaos at 11:01:00 AM °°°

Okay. Look at the cam! Look at the cam! I'm riding my bike!

Posted by Serene Chaos at 10:32:00 AM °°°

So, the bike is all set up! It works! It works! I'm going to go get dressed, and then start riding. Yay!

Posted by Serene Chaos at 10:01:00 AM °°°

Wow! Time flies when you're doing stuff! Another half hour already. And... my brother just got here with the bike stuff! So, by the time I have the next post (or maybe the one after that - I don't know how long it takes to set up), I should be pedaling away.

Posted by Serene Chaos at 9:31:00 AM °°°

My webcam automatically refreshes now. Although it still isn't pointing at me. Oh well.
My brother went to get the bike thing. So it should be here any time now...

Posted by Serene Chaos at 9:01:00 AM °°°

Look. I put my total amounts over there on the left. (Yeah, I know. These first posts are real complex. Don't worry. They'll hopefully get better.)

Posted by Serene Chaos at 8:31:00 AM °°°

Alright! Goodmorning everyone! I would like to welcome you to my website. I will be riding the stationary bike as soon as my brother gets the thing I need to turn my regular bike into a stationary bike. Until then, I will just do 5 chin-ups every half hour. I've done 5 already.

Posted by Serene Chaos at 8:01:00 AM °°°

Friday, July 25, 2003

So, my brother was supposed to get me this attachment for my bicycle that turns it into a stationary bike, because he works at a bike store and they said they'd loan it to him. He forgot to get it. Twice. After he was reminded before leaving for work and called at work. So, I'll get the attachment about an hour into the Blogathon tomorrow. Oops. It's not my fault though - I promise!

Goodnight everyone and good luck! I'll see the Blogathoners all day tomorrow.

Posted by Serene Chaos at 9:40:00 PM °°°

I was just doing chin-ups on the chin-up bar attached to the door-frame of the room. The lights weren't on because I was just going to do a few and then hop into bed. My perceptions were off and I somehow hit my nose on the top of the door-frame and it hurts! I don't know why, I wasn't going fast or anything. It was a chin-up - my arms are supposed to hurt. Not my nose!

Posted by Serene Chaos at 1:14:00 AM °°°

Thursday, July 24, 2003

Okay. I fixed up the layout. (And corrected the spelling of my name.) All I have left to do is put the links of other Blogs up, and then I'll be set. And I don't know which blogs I'm going to be reading yet. So that will probably happen during and throughout the blogathon.

I was going to find something that told what song I was listening to, but that didn't work out. And my webcam still isn't working (AAGGHH!!), so I'm thinking I will just post still shots of myself every so often. Which really detracts from the whole "pedal while I post" thing. But I will be pedaling while I post. It just won't be on live video (or every-five-second-reloaded-image).

Does this layout, with whatever I did over on the left side, work? Is it logical? Because it looks logical to me, but I often don't follow earth logic, so it may not be really make sense to others.

And, does this page look like this screenshot?

*later added note*
So I just looked at my site in Opera and Mozilla and it looks very yucky in them. And I don't know why. And that makes me kind of sad. (But not too sad - I'm proud enough of myself that I finally after more than a year figured out how to get CSS to integrate with blogger. I could never do it before so I was stuck with tables. Which actually do work in both Mozilla and Opera...) But don't most people use Internet Explorer anyway... Even some Macintosh people use IE.

Posted by Serene Chaos at 11:41:00 PM °°°

Look! I must've figured it out, because I made myself a new layout! Did you know that I haven't made a new layout in a year? Since last year's blogathon. I still have to add a lot of stuff over there in the left hand column (like links and things like that), but this is pretty much what it's going to look like. So, I'm taking constructive criticism. Do the colors work? Is my creative CSS programing working on other people's computers? Did I forget to do something really important? Does it make sense? Did I spell something really wrong? Any comments would be greatly appreciated!

Also, I know I need to do something with the links colors, because the blue on the red kind of makes my eyes go *zing!* So I'm working on that still.

Posted by Serene Chaos at 2:07:00 AM °°°