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700th LJ ENTRY! And I decided to celebrate by changing my journal layout! I'd had my eye on this new layout for some time, and I really love it. It's such a cleaner, simpler, more grown-up look. I switched over to it last night and spent some time tweaking it to get my sidebar just right. I don't have a personalized header image in this layout, so I didn't have to fiddle with the CSS code (which is always a headache) at all! Hallelujah!

I also thought my 700th post would be a good time to stroll down memory lane and look back at my past layouts. Click on each screencap for a bigger version.



This was Quite Lickable: Aqua Marine, my first LJ layout. I had this layout for my first few years on LJ, from about 2007-2011, although for most of that time, I didn't have the header image shown in this screencap (it's Victoire Thivisol in Chocolat; most of my icons are of her in that movie, too).

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This was Minimalism: Heavenly Color, with a customized header image and sidebar. Boy, did I have to fight with CSS coding to get this one right. I had this layout from about 2011-2012, but eventually, I didn't like how easy this layout made it for strangers to navigate my journal.

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This Flexible Squares, again with customized header image. I discovered it via my friend [livejournal.com profile] kew121 here, and it was designed by [livejournal.com profile] midenianscholar here. In the end, I didn't like the narrow entry space.



See also: 600th entry and 500th entry.

In other news, last week, we got a lot of food at work for a contest we won some time ago. There was barbeque, mac and cheese (which was a nice change from the pizza smell that's always in our break room), picked jalapenos, and... pickled onions! I don't know how I'd never tried those before! They were so good, and I ate just about all of them. Today I went out and bought the stuff to make my own. My homemade ones aren't quite as good as the ones we had at work, though.

On the art calendar, I'm looking at Henri D'Albret, King of Navarre, a 16th-century enamel portrait painting by Léonard Limosin.

THREE DAYS UNTIL WE LEAVE FOR LITTLE ROCK!

Date: 2013-01-25 12:47 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kew121
Didn't you use to have an Indigo Girls quote as the heading of your journal? What was that? What's your current header quote from?

The constant among your many layout styles is that they always show up on my Friends page in blue, so I can always tell at a glance that it's you posting.

Date: 2013-01-28 02:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rebecca-in-blue.livejournal.com
Yeah, I've been through a few different journal titles. The Indigo Girls quote you're thinking of was "Would you trade your words for freedom? / That's a barter for a blind man," from their song "Three Hits." My current title is from a Jewish hymn, "L'chi Lach," by Debbie Friedman.

The blue text is in reference to my username, although looking back now, I kinda wish I hadn't chosen a username with a color in it. It limits my journal layout choices, because I always feel obligated to choose one in blue.

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