Now before you suggest I start medicating myself, let me explain. When I was growing up, I spent a lot of time on my back looking at the clouds. I can remember summer days when I would look into the sky for hours. Lying in the warm grass, talking to friends and just admiring the clouds.
I did a lot of thinking, looking at the clouds. I remember hearing or reading somewhere that clouds, though made up of water particles that are individually extremely light, en mass, have an incredible weight. We are talking tons. And I would think about what clouds would feel like – they look so feathery and soft. My left brain did not think that fog might be a particular type of "cloud" and perhaps being up in the clouds would be akin to being in the fog here on Earth. Not nearly the romantic thoughts I had as a girl.
In school, we had to learn about clouds in science class. They made us remember all of the cloud types – cumulus, stratus, cirrus, nimbus, and so forth. I can also remember putting some names together to describe clouds (cirronimbus). Dorky, but hey, I was in middle school.
Staring at clouds got me thinking – again, I suppose, because when I used to stare at clouds, I would think. And I was thinking about not really doing much thinking since I have become an adult. I did not consider myself an adult in college – more of a transitional phase from child to adult. And once I became an adult, I used less of my brain. College was harder than work, though I am a bit under-employed and always have been. Still, it is a shame that I don't really think all that often. I mean, I make thousands of decisions per day, I suppose, but none of them takes much real thought.
Now, I am not saying that I am going to start thinking more, but I am pondering it. I don't watch much television – so my brain does not have an automatic snooze button, but I wonder if I get some of the same brain-off satisfaction from reading without a critical eye. If some writer makes a statement, I used to measure the statement carefully. Now I just assume it is so. And it ain't always so!
I got this message on my comments the other day:
I'm sorry to bother you here in comments, but I wonder if you could point me in the right direction to find the code for your drop-down menus.
I've searched high and low for manually edited ones like yours ie: Blogs That Impress Me, Blog/Writing Tools. And failed.
Thanks. (I would have emailed, but you don't want to be bugged by nuts like me. Wise.)
Two things about this: (1) I actually came up with the code myself, and (2) I can't believe other people are asking me for HTML advice. It is a bit humorous, actually. Part of me wants to say, suck an egg! I thought of this myself. But you know, that is not entirely ladylike.
Here is the code; in the message body, you have to put:
<form action="dummy" method="post"><select name="choice">
<option value="">Choose a Link</option>
<option value="http://url1.html">Link Title1</option>
<option value="http://url2.html">Link Title2</option>
</select><input TYPE="button" VALUE="GO!"
Where "DropDownTitle" is the title of the drop down list you want.
Where "Link Title1" is the title of the first link, and "url1.html" is the URL you want to jump to. The "Choose a Link" line is optional – just giving the user a hint that you need to select somewhere to go to.