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Bonus! Holly's blog teaches patience...

Posted by texasholly |

I am sure it hasn't bothered you at all that my blog is loading extremely slow because ANY amount of waiting is worth the quality crap that I write. *ahem*

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OK! I am soooo sorry. With help from brilliant outside sources I have narrowed it down to this:

There is no need to display pictures of tissue boxes in high definition.

Yes, I have been downloading my camera pictures directly to the blog without decreasing their size. Which means that I really need to go back and replace all my posted pictures with smaller renditions of themselves.

Whoo, hooo! That sounds like a good time.

So, I will work on that.

slowly.

Things will get better.

Slowly.

I am working on it.

Slowly...



But

not

today!


Today I am going to a poker tournament to try out a new strategy.

A strategy that requires math being computed in my head*.

*bringing a calculator with me to the poker table kinda degrades the whole "Holly is a fierce poker player" thing I am promoting...

So, it might be a short day.

A very short day.

A very, very short day.

Which means I will be back here resizing photos...


And now I unveil my first ever, properly-sized-photo-for-downloading-to-blog:

*drum roll*



Wish me luck!

44 comments:

Sarah said...

*lol* To be honest it wasn't loading slow for me...but I appreciate your efforts for others!!

For some reason the picture of bagels made me giggle...it was totally random :D

(P.S. No WAY...am I FIRST?)

Sleeping with Ward Cleaver said...

Wow! I'm #2 to comment. Making progress (considering I was #54 to comment on yesterday's post).
What's with the square bagels, dude?
I'm impressed--daytime poker for the gals? is there alcohol involved? I could never do poker if math came into play, because I got left in the dust in 4th grade in math and never recovered.
I just tend to round up and hope for the best ;-)

Louise said...

It wasn't slow for me. But of course it would be worth it anyway.

Why does one need square bagels? Square cream cheese?

I'm not a poker player, but I think trying to do statistics (or whatever) in my head would totally blow the poker face.

Kalynne Pudner said...

See, I knew you were the right choice for my "modern" blog-thingy award. Another photo to download for ya!

Shannon said...

That is why I love Flickr. It gives me 5 different sizes to choose from! You'll get it!

Shannon said...

Try this blog instead of my picture one. I forget that my picture blog is connected to that blogger account! Sorry!

Valarie said...

I have not had it load very slow, and if it did I probably just thought it was my computer. Good luck with the poker thing. :)

Rachel said...

I had no problem with it loading slowly!
Have fun at your Poker Tourney. I'll think about you next week in VEGAS :-) Thanks for blogsitting for me.
XOXO

Madge said...

You write the highest quality crap out there and you know it.

Good luck with the math and poker and all that.

Memarie Lane said...

Those square bagels look awfully... circular to me. BTW your site has been loading just fine for me, and my internet service is terrible.

Karen said...

Best photo ever!

Jennifer H said...

Go, girl! Can't wait to hear about the tournament. I'm sending all sorts of good poker vibes. Make Daniel proud!*

*That's Daniel Negreanu, poker pro, in case any one hasn't heard the name.

Angie said...

Love the bagel shot! I probably need to follow suit on the shrinking of pics before posting. Too many things to think about, but I'll do anything for my reader. :-)

Misty said...

heck, who doesn't love square bagels which are actually round??? Count me in. I mean it's not everyday that one can have a square bagel which looks round. Awesome.

But I bet if it had downloaded in high def, they'd be square. (something to think about...) :)

Happy Campers said...

I never had any load problems, but computer guru Hubby has everything here running at the speed of light so maybe that's why.

Loved your random pic of the squagels. They make AWESOME sandwiches!

Mylhibug said...

I learn so much from you!!

Like, those 'Square Bagels' look awfully circular to me.

Go all-in with a pair of dueces... it works all the time! :)

The Mom said...

I never noticed slow...

Squaregles?

Salubrina said...

Pokerrific!

new to blogging, not to poker. u came recommended by pinky. love the tissues. needed one to wipe the tears from laughing.

tkx 4 the laugh. gl n the tourney.

Chuck said...

Oh lordie. I know I am a culprit of this too. Never even tho't it being an issue. In add'n to the fact that recently I changed the quality to "fine" instead of "normal" so now I'll bet I'm gonna have a real problem! Oh well. Good times is right. Nice to see you again funny girl.

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

I think Target needs to watch a little Noggin.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I had no problem before, but I'm glad you've furthered your bloggy knowledge. And, ummm, that bagel does not look square to me.

Mr Lady said...

TaaaaaarGeeeeeeet. How I long for thee?

Try www.picnik.com. It's very easy yo use.

Momo Fali said...

You know, the whole reason I'm not going to BlogHer is because I'm heading up a charity poker tournament. I don't see any reason why you can't share some inside tips with me though...I mean, some of the money is going to charity and all.

buffi said...

So, square bagels? Are they bagels with four equal sides and angles? Or really nerdy bagels who wear pocket protectors and play D&D all weekend?

the planet of janet said...

hmmm. your site hasn't loaded slowly. although I'M a little slow. but i think it's because i'm a little too high-definition for my own good.

tommie said...

never loaded slow for me, but I am coming back on a daily basis now...Is Market Pantry from Target? I am totally going to have to keep a better eye on my bagels.

Brittany said...

Oh yum, I am kinda a stickler about my square bagels being round like a full moon, and those just fit the bill!

Lizz @ Yes, and So is My Heart said...

Well, changing the size of those pictures sounds like oh so much no fun. Lucky you.

And good luck to you. Or, rather I hope you had good luck.

Elaine A. said...

Geez, couldn't you have at least made the photo of like cinnamon raisin bagels or something other than "plain?"

JCK said...

Are you practicing for playing with Jennifer H someday?

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

It was never slow for me. Square bagels? Hmmm...isn't that just glorified toast?

Suzie said...

Wasnt slow for me either. I loved the tissue boxes it was very Holly

Greta/Does This Blog Make Us Look Fat? said...

Um...is it just me or do those bagels still totally look round?

Jennifer said...

maybe I'm getting slow too, b/c honestly i haven't noticed that your blog is slow to load. :) it really could be me though.

anyway... hope you did well in your poker tournament. sounds like a good time. hubby is really good at poker... no pun intended... lol so i try to encourage him to go to a tourney and play, but he hasn't yet...

have a great day!! love your NEW size picture!!


xoxoxo

Alias Liz Jones said...

I love the bagel photo. It looks just right. Sure wish that I had one now. The page loaded fast, but after having dial up for so long, everything is moving at an alarming head spinning speed with my fancy new connection. Love your blog name, by the way.
Alias Liz

Madge said...

I gave you an award today! check it out. you should be all excited about it. plus it involves work.

Nap Warden said...

So happy to be part of outside sources! Good luck with poker:)

Kendrawolf said...

I'm bad about the big pics too. I need to figure out how to decrease the size.

Ron Davison said...

I lost track somewhere around the point where you said you'd be using square bagels as poker chips. What kind of tournament is this? What did I miss? And how is a person supposed to make sense of postings that take longer to load than one's attention span?

franticallysimple said...

They still look round to me too... Sqaure bagels - why?

Scary Mommy said...

By far the best close up of a Target brand bagel I've ever seen. Bravo!

OHmommy said...

Never had a problem with your site. It has always been super fast for me. Perhaps your blog likes me? ;)

thislittlepiggy said...

Square bagels? Hm. I think someone could be sued for false advertising.

Great blog.

VDog said...

guilty as charged, ma'am. i *did* just learn tho that if i just "save as" "for web" in p-shop elements, it is the perfect size. but dayum, picasa is easier and direct upload to blogger/albums. sigh.

if you use picasa, upload to a web album, then go to the web album and grab the html code for whatev size ya like!

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