Tuesday, November 27, 2007

lj theme change

Ah hot ribs for lunch and a change of face for my live journal. I'd looked enviously at some others and finally decided any change in mine would be a change for the better.

I've got an issue I'd like to straighten out with this theme though. In both browsers I have loaded the pages do not load to be visible completely in one window. Scrolling left and right to see the whole of the display is irksome at least. If anyone has any suggestions on how to get beyond this irritation besides bailing out on the theme altogether, please make yourself heard here. I could use the help. Is this just evident in my browsers?

When I view the preview before posting this the page is balanced across the window! My resolution is set to 1024x768 and my browsers are both Linux based, Firefox and Konqueror.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

MHS Holiday Party 2007

The images are up from the MHS holiday party yesterday. It was a lot of fun and a good number of our new members showed up to celebrate the season and our mutual appreciation of critters. The kids dominated the event as we hoped it would.


Many enjoyed having my big guy along. He did so well. He bluffs a pretty good threat to weed out the posers, but again he was a showcase for good behaviour.


If he's anywhere near something he can tangle himself up in it's going to pose some problems.



The love birds


Thursday, November 22, 2007

Making Mum proud

Another addition to the collection.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Torres Is Getting Older, but Swimming Faster

I've been hammering away at how I'm going to go about training for a half marathon in the spring. I've been up to my little ear lobes in the bleeding edge of keeping the body in full recovery mode to take advantage of every corner of opportunity for this aging and somewhat reluctant 48 year old body. Then this!


Torres Is Getting Older, but Swimming Faster


Marc Serota for The New York Times

Dara Torres training in Coral Springs, Fla.

Torres, a nine-time Olympic medalist, set the U.S. record for the 50-meter freestyle this summer.
Dara Torres, the fastest female swimmer in America, plunged toward the bottom of the pool, like a child scavenging for coins. She came up for a breath, grinning. The lanes next to hers pulsed with swimmers pushing themselves through 100- and 200-meter timed sprints, but Torres was under orders from her coach to rest, the better to let her 40-year-old body recover.


And much more...


This is posted privately to you only. If and when you see it, please respond to this so I know it's working. This way you can respond without public notice.