Liz Lux

Writer's Block: Quarantine Etiquette

The holiday season happens to overlap with cold and flu season (and not just the bottle flu). When you get sick, do you go to work or school anyway, or do you stay home to avoid spreading your germs?
I don't get sick very often (knock on wood!) but when I do I decide whether or not I'm going to work based on how I feel. Sometimes it feel good to acknowledge to yourself, "I would be worthless at work anyway so I'll be doing everyone a favor by staying home." When it gets to that point, I drop any guilt of not coming in to work and feel content just staying in bed.
Liz Lux

I really like the new journal designs!

Ya dude, I'm into it. I like the fact that they are "minimalist," not too cheesy or overdone. I like the style with the tabs at the top, because I think it places emphasis on the part of the page that is the most interactive and therefore interesting - the nav. The journal title and userpic are fine in the top right column where they are. They don't need to be front and center so that you have to wade through them to get to the main content like some of the other minimalist themes. It just leaves too much empty space at the top of the page where there should be content. I like the aesthetic of the background being dark and the entries having a white background color like this one. Its also really neat how they display the number of comments left on each article by that large number in the bottom right-hand corner. I was a little confused at first, but quickly figured it out by clicking on it which I think is fine. This one, where the colors are all washed out and there's not enough contrast, is kind of rough on the eyes in my opinion, but I bet there's someone out there that would be into it, and it's good to provide variety in color schemes. So I've decide on the blue one because I like the tabs at the top, I like the color blue, and I like that it's a fresh new design made by LJ's awesome designers! (I did increase the size of the font within the tabs though, cuz I thought they should be emphasized and I'm blind!)