All I needed to hear

Last night Angela and I had a night off. Abby went to Gramma Nana’s house eyes wide and full of energy while we went to a movie and then a party. The movie, Flightplan, had a 6 year old character in it that made me want to call Abby, I don’t mind saying it made me miss her. So when we arrived at the party I grabbed a phone and called Nana’s.

“Can I talk to Abby?”
“Sure.”
<pause>
<noise like a phone in the dryer>
“HIIIIII!” (no patented Lenhart singsong lilt to this one)
“Hi honey, are you having fun?” (a reasonable question considering her vigorous hello)
“Yeah, and we’re getting ready for bed and so YOU CAN’T COME!”
“Don’t worry honey, I won’t come over.”
“Okay. you can’t come. b-bye.”

Not even three but that was all I needed to hear.

Squnchy?

SqunchyI like the term squnchy for this picture. She popped the pose in an instant and I was only lucky to have focus.

This tool and that tool

Couple of comments have asked about how this works and how intimidating it is.
The best answer I have is yes.
For the slightly technical (like me) it seemed intimidating. I have a friend at work that accomplished what took me 2.5 – 3 hours in a little over 15 minutes. Coulda been 5 but he didn’t slow down long enough to read the instructions.
Can it do RSS? Yes
I have found that it even does Comments RSS feeds. (hadn’t heard of that before).

other tidbits I have seen:
emailing posts that are automatically uploaded.
multiple themes that are infinitely editable
as far as not being locked into a tool or host: that is always going to be the case though, the more data you get on your site the more intimidating it is to move/convert/refactor.
I will be locked into Powweb and WordPress…but not as locked (theoretically) as eBlogger. Both seem to be great tools, both seem to be great solutions.
It was this article on GNU Public License related to the blogging tools of choice that finally sank the ship, so to speak.