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One quick @Team_Barrowman post…

… then it’s off to bed with me (although I just rediscovered the coffee that I’d poured, um, several hours ago, that I’d forgotten all about, so just chugalugged it. I’ll prolly be awake for hours now. LOL)

I think I HAVE officially reached “Nerdvana”. I spend all day at work slamming my head against my desk trying to get some video player code to cooperate for the office website, and then what do I do when I get home? Spend several MORE hours working on a variation on the same player to use on the home website. It was an audio only player, so fell into place a little easier, and I really like the way it turned out.

I thought since I’m still getting all these blank stares from people when I mention how great John Barrowman is (I guess they missed his first 2.5 minutes of onscreen time on Desperate Housewives Sunday night, LOL), thought I’d share a little of why I think he’s so great over on the website, so set up an audio player with several tracks from each of his CDs that I’ve got, a few of my favorite tunes from each. So I spent the evening putting that together after Survivor was over tonight (yes, Survivor was tonight; if you were looking to watch it in its usual time slot tomorrow night, too bad so sad, you missed it! 😉 ).

Anyhoo, the new player is on the page here; check it out to see who this guy is who I thought was so great that he actually managed to kick U2 out of the Prius mp3 deck for the first time in over a year! (All the same tunes are also in the player at the left, but the one here isn’t nearly as slick as the one over on the website.)

Website MP3 Player

My apologies to the mods on the official JB newsgroup. I’m still a little rusty on newsgroup etiquette (it’s been years since I signed up for one, probably not since my days when I was was using GEnie, my first online service from years ago), so naturally, I keep doing things that make them give my posts the boot (and I understand why, entirely my bad, I just keep forgetting it’s not a regular forum. 😉 ).

But since I’m not an official JB anything, I’ll repost here what I put there. Not as many JB folks will see it here, but maybe the extra Twitter/Facebook exposure might be helpful. :)

For those who missed it, or are in the UK and haven’t been able to see JB’s debut on Desperate Housewives on Sunday, it IS posted on YouTube, all 2 minutes and 40 something seconds of it. I personally like my own edit of it, but haven’t had time to set it up in a player on the website yet, so this will have to do for now. Sorry it’s hanging over the edge of the page a bit, but none of the video is missing, so I’ll leave it for now…

And the other thing that got the boot from the newsgroup is that I personally thought it would be a kick to see if JB’s gazillion fans got together and tried to get John on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson while he was still here in the US, if for no other reason than to listen to John lapse back into his Scottish accent after speaking with CraigyFerg. I could listen to John speak with that Scottish brogue for, well, forever. Sounds great, don’t understand why Scott isn’t in to it. 😉

Apparently that coffee has kicked in, I seem to be typing a million miles a minute here. 😀 But anyhoo, if anyone wants to email Craig Ferguson to suggest getting JB on the show while he’s still in the US shooting DH, the email address over at CBS is

http://www.cbs.com/late_night/late_late_show/about/email_craig.php

Or for you Tweeters out there, he’s @CraigyFerg on Twitter.

Okay, the clock just bingbonged 1am. I probably should call it a night. So tweet or email ole CraigyFerg, check out the new mp3 player on the website, and heck, feel free to leave a comment! I’ve only had one so far and that was from my sister, so it was probably just a pity comment, lol.

Still tinkering with my @Team_Barrowman webpage…

… THIS is why I brought my laptop to work to work on the website at lunchtime. I figured I’d get a late start on the computer tonight with the return of good TV to primetime, now that the Olympics are over, watching Chuck, Life Unexpected and recording the Big Bang Theory. And this was after watching two more hours of Torchwood. Is it just me, or did season two take a really REALLY dark turn compared to season one?

Didn’t sit down here until after 10pm. Then found a zillion messages in my email from the new newsgroup I signed up for yesterday, so had to sort through those (and change the format to daily digest, there were so many individual messages, I couldn’t find my SPAM! lol).

So now, by the time I sorted through all my usual after work online stuff, it’s already almost midnight, and I don’t have a braincell left in my head to continue working on my JB webpage. Figured I’d still be tinkering tomorrow anyway, so left the laptop at the office. I’ll fiddle with it more at lunch tomorrow…

Future reminder to self: When bringing purse, bookbag, and laptop to work, do NOT put all three in the passenger seat. The overly cautious Prius thought someone was sitting there without a seatbelt on, and 5 minutes into my drive to work started to *ping* at me to tell me someone wasn’t belted in yet. Doh! Love the way it starts to get frantic after the initial slow *ping….ping….ping…* After a few of those, suddenly it switches over to *PINGPINGPINGPINGPING!* just in case I couldn’t hear it the first 10 times it pinged at me. And then it stops suddenly, like it thinks “Oh well, it’s YOUR life! Don’t buckle up if you want to!” LOL. It’s like the backup alarm that goes off when you put the thing in reverse. Does anyone hear it OUTSIDE the car? Nope! Just the driver, in case they’ve not actually figured out that the car is going backwards yet. I say again: DOH! 😀

But at least both my gas and brake pedals work. Apparently 2007 was a decent year for Priuses. Unless you count headlights going out unexpectedly. Hasn’t happened to me yet, but there have been some complaints from drivers of 2007 Priuses. :-O

Still haven't worked on the website yet…

Turns out that I was absolutely correct, when, at my last job, after every time I helped someone fix their pc, coworkers would ask me why I didn’t get into the IT department. I’d always tell them that tinkering with my PC was a hobby, and I feared that if I spent 8 hours a day doing it, I wouldn’t want to play with it in my off time anymore.

Yes, indeedy. I was absolutely right back then.

I’ve spent most of my last several days working on a website at the office, and wouldn’t you know it, after spending nearly 8 hours a day on it at work, I don’t feel much like messing around with my own site once I get home. *sob*

Oh well. I like doing it just fine at work, and if that means I do something ELSE at home, that’s okay too. I’ll get to it eventually. And the blog is quick and easy if I want to post something. And twitter is even FASTER if it’s just a random thought.

So there you go. My thought o’ the day. LOL.