For a couple of weeks my Crimson Editor icon was gone from it's place in the lineup in the start menu. But the words "Crimson Editor" were still there and I could get to the program just fine. And then just now, when I opened it to compose a blog post, I noticed that the little dog's face is back again. I have no idea why it disappeared, though I assumed it has something to do with a recent installation of Visual Basic in spite of Windows Vista assuring me it would not be altogether happy running it*. And I have even less idea what made it reappear just now. But it's cute, and I'm glad it's back.
Anyway that is not what I was going to post about. But having brought it up, I am reminded of something I am always wondering about. I'm always reading on people's blogs that Blogger or Typepad or Wordpress or whatever software "ate" someone's post. And then I wonder, why do people compose their posts right in the blogging interface anyway? Isn't it safer to open up a separate editing window and type in that? And then cut and paste?
Well, I suppose it could be because people use the rich text editing that some blogging software includes, like Typepad does. And no, I haven't memorized the code that lets me link to an image and have it float there on the left like that little dog icon is doing above. I do actually use the Typepad editor for that (and then I cut and paste what it gives me into what I've already been typing in Crimson Editor). It's only when I'm all done that I copy and paste what I've got in Crimson Editor and put it back into Typepad's editor. It's really just a bunch of Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V, and Alt-Tab. Anyway, it's just something I always wonder when I hear of people losing posts that they just spent an hour writing**.
Anyway, like I said, that is not what I was going to post about. I was going to post about food cravings, and how I thought that, for a few hours, my cravings had subsided. Given that I've had beef for dinner every night this past week, I guess I shouldn't be entirely surprised that I wasn't in the mood for it today. Not even when JCM came in to work*** and really wanted a burger. Even then I brought along the lunch I'd prepared (an avocado, an apple, and a peanut butter and honey sandwich) and ate that while she ate her burger. Later on, as I was walking home from work with J, I had to tell him that I really didn't want a burger for dinner. He seemed skeptical and pushed a little to find out if it were really true. But it was true, I didn't want it. Maybe my cravings were gone for the day? Maybe I was having an anti-craving.
And then, hours later, I laughed when I realized what I was making for dinner. Sushi. (No, not raw fish sushi, but maki rolls with cooked shrimp, avocado, and asparagus.) It's not that I hadn't realized I was making sushi (I'm not quite that out of it!), but it's just that I didn't quite notice that I was simply switching one craving with another. And yet it was really so obvious.
And I even talked about making sushi in the previous post! But since I wasn't making sushi with raw fish, I really wasn't thinking of it as satisfying a craving. In fact, in my mind, this wasn't really sushi. But just that I wasn't in the mood for burgers tonight and I had the makings for non-raw sushi on hand, so why not?
It was very good.
* And it's true, it wasn't entirely happy running Visual Basic, though the only problem I am aware of is that I had to disable something in Microsoft Word (I forget what, but something to do with macros I think).
** Have I written about this in the past? This actually feels vaguely familiar. But maybe it just seems familiar to me because it's something I've thought about from time to time... Who knows, maybe I am just a bit spacey today.
*** For those of you who know who I'm talking about, let me just say that she looks great!!