Part of the problem with being on painkillers is that it shuts down the part of the brain capable of making complicated arguments. I can do some of it, but not nearly as well as I would like. Foregoing the drugs does not help all that much either: when I am in pain the only thing I tend to think about is, well, pain.
So I need a project. One that can be done lying in bed, preferably: sitting at the table hurts, after a relatively short while. Working on the computer is slow –I do not have a proper bed support, and therefore tend to do all my writing with one hand. (The Rocket Scientist is a two-finger typist; I don’t know how he stands it. Not being able to type more than ten words a minute is driving me even crazier than I am by the bed rest.)
So I am recategorizing my blog posts. I never used categories and tags before moving to WordPress, although I am not sure why. So I set up a group of tags and categories, which I list in the tag an category clouds on the side. I kind of like the differing sizes of the tags — although the fact that “You’ve got to be freaking kidding me” is one of my top tags concerns me a bit.
Unfortunately, WordPress assigned the “nothing special” category to all the posts I had written before moving the blog. If you look at the category cloud, it sticks out like a sore thumb, swamping everything else. This annoys me: for one thing, it looks like I never assign importance to anything I write, but more importantly, it is aesthetically unbalanced.
So I am hoping to get enough of the older posts recategorized that some of the categories actually look larger than the others. I am being careful how I assign categories and tags, but I am trying to categorize as many as possible. At some point, “nothing special” should decease in size and some of the others grow.
It’s really a trivial thing, but it does bother me.