Ruminations on a Life in Progress

Constantly changing

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So, I'm curious. If you read, do you read contemporaries? What do you look for in a contemporary romance or story?

Anybody know CSS?
I'm so frustrated I could scream! I'm trying to make one of the pages of my website have a black background in the container div, but for some reason, something is overriding the .container style.

This is the css for the rest of the pages:

body {
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
color: #000;
background-image: url(images/pagebackgroundwtblktxt.png);
background-repeat: repeat;
font-family: Georgia, "Times New Roman", Times, serif;
font-size: 100%;
line-height: 1.4;
background-color: #951D1F;
.container {
width: 80%;
max-width: 1260px;
min-width: 780px;
background: #FFF;
margin: 0 auto;
border: medium solid #000;

The background is set to black, but it shows up white, I'm not exactly sure why?

the page I'm trying to change is located here: anthologies
and the index page is homepage

I've tried adding in the body color and background image to the html, which works, but the body and container still remain white inside.

My second problem involves the .sidebar div. I have it set to 20% width, and the height is auto which makes it run as long as the content in it, but I want the color to continue down the end of the page to the footer that floats at the bottom. I've tried changing the height to 100% which works on the pages that have little content, but the antho page is long and I have a feeling some of the other pages will get long as well and it just looks stupid ending halfway down the page.

CSS Code:

.sidebar1 {
float: left;
width: 20%;
padding-bottom: 10px;
font-family: Georgia, "Times New Roman", Times, serif;
background-color: #981A1D;
color: #FFF;
height: 100%;

Any help would be gratefully appreciated!

Crash the Superbowl
Hey Everyone!

One of my assignments for video production is to make and submit a commercial for the 2011 Crash the Superbowl contest.

If the link doesn't work for some reason, you can find it by searching either crunch remote for the title or doritos2011 for the director.

The link to the video is above, if you have time, could you please vote for me and my partner Bryan and pass it along! I'm pretty sure a view counts as a vote, since there isn't anyplace to vote yet.

Thanks gang!


Dear Yuletide Author
Thank you so much for writing for me!

This is the first time I've ever done this, and I'm very excited to see what comes from it.

Joys and Wants
I'm a huge sucker for happy endings, they don't necessarily have to be happy happy joy joy, an upswing and positive note is a great place to end up as well. Snark is my best friend ever and bantering and teasing are right there with it. Fated lovers are another big fave of mine, destinies entwined and all that lovely stuff is heavenly to read and immerse yourself in. I firmly believe in love at first, second and infinity sight, because it's hard as hell to find and even harder to keep.

I love strong female characters that can give as good as they get, equality between the relationships of the characters is also a bonus. Relationships involve two people who have to compromise and work together to make it a success.

Squicks and General Do Not Wants
I don't enjoy misogyny, horror, over the top angst, rape scenarios or character deaths. Power plays are also not very cool. Blood and guts are off putting, as are heavy duty kinks such as necrophilia, beastiality, underage (below 17), knifeplay, bloodplay, urine, feces, or heavy duty bondage (tying up is okay, as long as the playing field is equal and everyone is on the same page).

As for the specific requests:

Terminator Salvation John Conner/Kate Brewster

I have been a fan of this series since the very beginning of the first movie when I saw how much Kyle Reese loved Sarah Conner. Kate is strong and badass and can more than keep up with the juggernaut that is John Conner, salvation of humanity. Together they are stronger than their individual pieces. She is the home that grounds him and what makes him fight.

Farscape RPF Ben Browder/Claudia Black

These two have the most amazing chemistry I've ever seen between two people. The genuine caring and devotion that they have to each other bleeds through in every scene they are in together, regardless of whether or not they are playing romantic leads against each other. He's the boyishly handsome good ole boy and she's the sophisticated city girl from down under. They shouldn't make sense, but they do.

China Beach Collen McMurphy/Evan "Dodger" Winslow

I can remember being glued to the screen every night this show was on. The gritty reality of war transposed against an almost resort. McMurphy with her girl next door looks and take no prisoners attitude. Dodger mysterious and broken, needing someone to look past his facade to see the man inside that's so lost he can't find his way home again. Together, they try to figure out the hell they've found themselves in.

Chronicles of Riddick Riddick/Jack (Kyra)

From the moment we found out Jack was a girl, I knew deep down that there was a story there. He's the big badass of the universe and she's just some scared brat stuck in a place that she never imagined existed. Later, he tries to keep her safe and sends her away from him, not realizing that she'd follow him to hell and back with a smile on her face the whole time.

I hope I've given you some insight but really I'll be happy with whatever it is you choose to come up with. Thank you again, mystery author!


Happy Birthday!
happy birthday
happiest of birthdays to bluecolle!!!

I hope life brings you joy and excitement this year!

Glitter Graphics

Flower Glitter Graphics

state of the family
Liza is now nine. God, how did that go by so fast? To commemorate, she got seven stitches in her foot last night. Apparently, when Mommy told the demons to stay out of the office because there are things in there they can get hurt on - she really meant it.

We bought a house! It's big and comfy and omg all ours! No mom, no annoying ex hubby - bliss. Closing is sometime around the end of april.

I'm going to be in DC all next week - hanging out with the Army boys at the big army aviation show. woohoo, let me contain my excitement. Only bonus is that this show usually has the best toys, plus I'll be home in time for Friday's ep of BSG - thank god.

Divorce looks like it might actually happen sometime this year - possibly around august or sept, depending on when the state gets done with dealing with the contempt summons that dipshit's under. He blew off court completely, I guess he figured he was too good to show up or something. Whatever, I just want it done.

Happy Birthday Ez_as_Pi!
happy birthday
Hope you have a wonderful day!

*throws confetti*

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something to talk about
Aphrodite's Apples is closing, effective February 13, 2008. It was a difficult decision to make on our part, but we feel it will be best for all parties involved. We are not having financial issues, and final royalties shall be calculated and paid out in a timely fashion. We appreciate all the time you've spent on this company, and consider it a privilege to have worked with our authors and readers. Thank you,

--Aphrodite's Apples Press

Thank you!
I rule from r_becca
Thank you for all the lovely birthday wishes. It was an awesome day! The boys took me out to lunch, we stayed for 2 hours and I don't think I stopped laughing once. They all want to meet my prospective dates and make sure they are good enough for me :P My ebil plotting is paying off in spades, which always brings a smile to my face. :D Party on saturday should be one hell of a rocking good time, if I can manage to stay sober enough to cook all the food. B is coming over beforehand to "help" with the cooking preparations, although he tells me that he's really wanting me to match him shot for shot before everyone else gets there. The boys tell me not to read too much into anything, but it's been really funny the things that have happened this week since I let it drop that I'm doing eharmony and

Much love to everyone!

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so, second date of the new year, second guy of the new year... and eharmony are lots of fun :P Nothing earth shattering yet, but the year's still young.

I can't believe it's January again, it seems like it was just yesterday that it was the beginning of 2007.


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