Today I discovered that you can change the background of your WordPress blog. I’d seen the heading before in the appearance menu – in fact, I’m fairly sure I even went into it! – but it just never seemed to register with me what that meant. While browsing other blogs today I stumbled across someone who was using the same theme as me, and that person was using a really nice textured background. My blog looked dull in comparison. Ever the perfectionist, I have now embarked upon a quest to find a suitable and stylish background for my blog!

My experiments thus far have pointed me in a “wood” direction. I’m still not 100% happy with the options I’ve tried so far, so I will probably be spending the rest of the night switching in different ones on trial runs 😛 Matching the background with the header photo is proving almost impossible! (I think I will change the header). At the very least though they add an extra splash of color and texture to the blog, and that has to be a good thing! Let me know if you have suggestions. Be creative so I don’t have to 😉 My internet is running really slowly today so it’s taking forever to load the damn Google images… It will be worth it though. It will be worth it.

Kevin out!

Christmas Wish List


I guess I’m leaving it pretty late… But here’s some of the things I’m thinking of asking for this Christmas! Now all I have to do is narrow it down to a more reasonable number… 😛

[This post really is the worst form of selfishness; why ponder my greed on my own when I could share it with all of you? ;)]

So here’s what I’m thinking about, in no particular order:

  1. Battlefield 3 (Xbox360) – Nice multiplayer game. Keep me busy. Pew pew pew!
  2. Creative Writing for Dummies – ‘nough said 😛
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii) – Can’t go wrong with Zelda; one of my all-time favorite game series!
  4. A Second Chance at Eden, Peter F. Hamilton – A short story collection from one of my favorite sci-fi authors.
  5. The Way of Kings, Brandon Sanderson – I’ve heard great things about this new series. Pity the first book is sold in two full priced halves. Grrr!
  6. Star Wars: The Old Republic (PC) – I don’t think I have time to play another MMO but it does look like a lot of fun…
  7. Headphones – someone stole my last pair, and seeing as my friend Conor donated me a spare iPod (legend!) I need to get some new ones asap!
  8. The Wheel of Time: Towers of Midnight, Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson – I loved The Gathering Storm and A Memory of Light is almost finished… It’s definitely time to read this one!
Decisions, decisions! I’m leaning towards options 1, 2 and 4 now that I can look at them like this… I also really need to learn not to leave shopping so late! If anyone randomly decides that they want to buy me everything on this list go right ahead 😛 Though I’d happily settle for a good reason for the publication of this post…
[That would be too much to ask for 😛 Publish anyway! Pew pew pew!]

Steve and the Man Who Had Lived Forever

Steve’s wisdom was sometimes challenged by rival teachers and wise men. I record here one of the most interesting of these cases, when Steve’s authority was said to have been superseded by a man who had lived forever. Let us begin:

One day when Steve was deep in thought, some of the peasants from the village came to visit, bringing with them a very old man. The man was small and wizened and old, and he shuffled forwards slowly using a gnarled and knotted walking stick. Ever helpful, Steve’s favorite disciple hurried forward to aid the old man to his seat. We recognized him instantly: the village people had been talking about nothing but this wondrous newcomer for the last three days. According to village rumor, he was the oldest man who had ever lived – in fact, it was said he had lived forever! Continue reading