A Real Life Post

Hopefully you’re all getting a glimpse of how my life is going from all the mobile photos and miscellaneous commenting. Just want to give a brief summary of things though.

Last Monday – final preparation for a “Talk Time” English conversation ministry being started at my church. It actually starts on Monday. I’m looking forward to it.

PostSecret book tour in downtown on Thursday night — awesome. I love the site, I love the books (though I only own 2 of the 4). Before the book tour, I stopped at Starbucks and wrote out some of my secrets on a piece of paper and slipped them into one of the books once I got to the book store.

Slashdot party Saturday night — awesome.

As you can see, I’ve actually been getting some social interaction. I’m really hoping I can start to derive some friendships from getting out into the world. I know it’s helping my days to seem more full and less lonely. Granted, life is never gonna be perfect, but I’m even more excited to be living here now that I’m seeing some hope even on the literally dreary days that come as Seattle transitions to Fall.

Prayer: My Grandma went to the hospital on Wednesday. This worried me probably more than anything all week. She’s doing okay and she’s home now, but she and all of my grandparents are getting towards the tale end of life and I’m afraid to lose them. I’ve been fairly lucky in that I’ve only had a few relatives die since I’ve been old enough to understand and most of my memories of them have been letters and birthday cards mailed from distant lands.

Needless to say, I’m not exactly thrilled at the idea of getting to know Death any better.

Slashdot 10th Anniversary Party


Originally uploaded by anwamehtar

Party! Update: I went to the Slashdot 10th Anniversary Party tonight held in Seattle. They’re holding ’em all over the country and I was fortunate enough to make it to this one. There were piles of pizza from Costco, flats full of soda, and even a cake.

Best of all, however, was the ample conversation to be had with people easy to relate to. Why? Because all of us read Slashdot and are all therefore somewhat bent towards topics related to technology, computers, the internet, gaming, blogging, etc.

I had a great time, got a few email addresses, and hope to actually see some of these folks again.

MyTwitter WordPress Plugin

NEW ADDRESS: http://anwanore.com/projects/mytwitter — The plugin has a new address at a project page I created exclusively for the MyTwitter for WordPress plugin

Plugin: MyTwitter
Current Version: 1.5 (Updated February 10, 2008)
Download (Zip) (from official WordPress Plugins site)
Download (Zip) (from my server)
Note: Only download from sites you trust. I’ve seen a few illegitimate spam sites popping up with ripped-off copies of the text and files with no attribution.

About: MyTwitter allows users to display their Twitter status updates (tweets) on their WordPress blog and update their status through the Options page. Includes customization options including number of recent twitters to display, formatting options, and stylesheets. It can be called as a function or used as a widget.

MyTwitter @ Twitter: http://twitter.com/MyTwitt3r

Please see the new project page for MyTwitter for installation assistance and to leave any comments about the plugin.