Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Celestial Events- Blue Moon on New Year's Eve

I've always had an interest in happenings in the night sky, so I've decided to start a new blog feature where I share astronomical events with you guys. And what better time to start my blog feature than now. This is because there is going to be a blue moon on New Year's Eve!!
For those of you that are unfamiliar with what a blue moon is, it is when a full moon occurs twice in the same month. The first blue moon in December was on the 2nd.
A normal blue moon happens every 2.5 years, with a New Year's blue moon happening only once every 19 years. This means that the next one won't be until 2028.
So this New Year's Eve, put on your blue suede shoes, and drink your Blue Moon beer to celebrate this rare celestial occurrence!

For more information on the blue moon, click here.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Hallelujah, Tis the season

So, I've been listening to holiday music lately and I keep listening to this song. I know that it isn't an actual holiday song, but for some reason, I think it fits the season well. It's a beautiful song. I'm sure most, if not all of you have heard it before.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Facebook Tagging, Awesome and Handy.

So I have just discovered Facebook tagging. What is facebook tagging you ask? Well, it works a lot like tagging on twitter. Say I want to update my status or post on someone's wall and leave a link to my fan page. I simply type an "at" symbol and then my fan page name. (@the niki project) When you type the @ symbol, you can type your fan page or any friend, and it will "tag" them, and come up as a link. Example "I love your handbags. @The Niki Project is a fan!" In that example, The Niki Project would be displayed as a link and anyone who clicks will be brought to my fan page. I absolutely love this feature and find it especially helpful when posting on someone's wall who doesn't have link sharing enabled. That way, you can still provide a link, and it looks much cleaner that pasting a whole url.
So, I thought this was a really nifty and handy trick and decided I would share it with you guys. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Don't Delete Your Analytics Code

Hey guys. So, in case you haven’t visited in a while, I’m trying out a new background. I like it for the most part. It doesn’t SCREAM Niki, but, it’s better than the plain black I had before. One thing to mention is that since changing my background, I’ve noticed that google analytics isn’t recording any of my blog traffic. Of course! When deleting the old layout and pasting the new one I deleted my analytics code. Duh! Sad thing is, it’s been about two weeks, and I’ve been staring at my analytics thinking, “I know I’m getting traffic, I have comments.” And then it hit me yesterday. Duh, it’s been since I changed my background. So there ya have it. When you change your background, be careful not to delete your analytics code. :-P

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Custom facebook URL With 25 Fans!

You can now make your custom facebook fanpage url with just 25 fans! Mine is www.facebook.com/thenikiproject. Woo hoo! No more long url with random numbers! Click here to be taken to the Etsy thread that tells you how.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Blogger for my phone?

So I have finally joined the "cool kids club" and bought a smart phone so I can have internet access where ever I am. I switched from Verizon to Sprint and went with the Samsung 'Moment'. It has a sweet touch screen. It also has a network with lots of apps, kind of like how the iphone has a network with apps you can download, only this has what is called the Android market. So, I've been looking for an app that I can download so I can read everyone's blog updates on the go. But I can't find one that allows me to do that. So I was hoping one or some of you guys could help me. Is there an app for this? Please tell me there is. *fingers crossed*

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Woo Hoo! Awesome Day!!

I am having an awesome day today! First off, I found out that tonight is the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. I always enjoy watching it. It is such a spectacle to see the outfits and the amazing wings. Fashion shows in general, especially this one, are like watching a live art exhibit. Such beauty and imaginiation is present in these shows. Next year, I think I'm going to throw a Victoria's Secret party. Kind of like how people throw grammy parties and watch the awards together. Anyways, just hearing that it was on tonight and then watching it made my day.

THEN, I made a sale!! Woo hoo!! Which is especially awesome because I was thinking of reducing the price of these earrings since they weren't selling. But I guess I won't have to now. :-D

Also, the Ritz Carlton that is opening up this month here in Tucson (technically Marana) and is finally hiring for massage therapists. I've been waiting for them to open up the hiring for the spa for a while now. I'm super excited to get my application in there. Plus, I want to apply for Spa Supervisor, which I have no experience doing, but I figure, what the heck, might as well try.
So, all in all, it's been a good day. Which is actually interesting. I was laying in bed last night, going over in my head the things I was thankful for and it put me in a really good mood. Then it became apparent to me that the next day was going to be a great day. I just knew it, I could feel it inside me. It was like this awesome, jubilant, happy feeling that was just waiting to burst out. And well, it did today! Yet another thing to be thankful for. Oh, AND it's a full moon! I don't know why but I have this personal affinity with full moons. There is just something so beautiful about seeing a large, mustard yellow moon rising up over the mountain. *sighs with satisfaction*
So there you have it, sorry if this was a bit long-winded, but... today was good, and I feel completely content and happy and I wanted to share it. Love you all.