I am still on the lookout for the most efficient way to blog. It seems that so many people figured out what works for them, and I still haven’t had my perfectly smooth blog posting experience. WordPress is okay, I just constantly have to do 4 things before my images upload in the order that the pictures were taken (instead of backwords – most recent first) and then once I start moving them around (especially since I just started using 2 cameras – that really messed up their order!), each one has to be fixed manually or else they disappear from the post when you click on it. It’s kind of annoying, and it’s time I’d rather be spending working on content of this blog, learning about photography or hanging out with my husband or family and friends.
So last night, I finally asked Tina for help – she LOVES ecto. If you’re not familiar with what it is – ecto is basically an offline blogging platform. You should be able to write your post, insert images, etc. offline and once there is an internet signal, the post can be published. Tina uses it mostly to upload images because of the aforementioned trouble we all have with uploading pics through wordpress. Anyways… I guess that was a long introduction to my coffee date with Tina. 😉 She happened to be in my hood this afternoon and promised to show me the ecto ropes. I was so excited! Could my previous ecto frustrations be finally put to rest? Was it time for my ridiculous daily ritual with wordpress to come to an end?
We met at Wired Puppy – a cute little specialty coffee and tea shop on Newbury st with all organic offerings.
The muffins in the display case looked divine! I was a good girl and stuck to just a simple calorie-free beverage.
I got a loose leaf tea, and being the great blogger than I am… I forgot to write down exactly what I had. It was very fruity and flavorful. I also loved that glass mug! 😀
Tina and I caught up on recent life events and then we got to our little demo from the ecto expert. 😉 My ecto was messing up a bit for Tina, just like it did for me, but I seemed to learn a few tricks from Tina.
Tonight, after a very long day at work, I thought I’d give this (ecto) baby a whirl. Um, it still sucks!!! 👿 My images imported at a different size from what I wanted them at, so I tried to change them all at the same time – no luck. I decided to stick with the default size, and then all of a sudden, my next batch of images started uploading at the right size. WTF?! How did that happen, and will it stick around? I manually changed the size of each of the previously imported images, and I hope that was the end of that. Is anyone out there an ecto genius? (Sorry, Tina, I guess I’m a bad student). I think this is the least intuitive program ever! I thought Apple was supposed to be great for media stuff like that. **Ok, ending the rant here. Thanks for listening, guys. 😉
Let’s jump to the rest of my eats, shall we? Ah, much better!
2 mini Holey Donuts cinnamon buns + coffee
SECOND PART OF BREAKFAST / MID-MORNING SNACK
A super juicy pear with plain oikos – no other sweetener required!
A gigantic salad: mixed greens, sweet potato, ham, pinto beans, cherry tomatoes, broccoli + 1T Annie’s balsamic vinaigrette
The salad had so many flavors and it was SUPER filling. The sweet potato chunks were definitely the best. I may have to recreate this exact salad asap.
Things I was able to avoid at the office:
I am EXTRA careful today with my teeth. 😉
Things I sank my teeth into:
[150 calories? They were small and had some nougat in them]
This was followed by a healthier treat…
Which contributed to this…
… being my DINNER! I planned on attending a 7:30pm sweat box class and the only thing I could stomach prior to it was a small snack (which due to work, I ended up having like half hour before class – dangerous!!)
And now I’m snacking on this little love 😀
Total calories consumed: ~1500
It was really easy eating well today. I hope this health-kick continues. My body is screaming for a detox!!
Does my post look any different in ecto?