Lit Up/Let Down [otherwise known as Vicky's LJ] is currently UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
I am aware that my current layout* is best viewed at 1024x768 and generally does not display correctly in Firefox and Google Chrome. Sorry. I'm old-school and normally use either Opera or IE. So you can either use Opera or IE too, or disregard the layout entirely and click either the post title or one of the little links that say "Score!" or "Cases of Tastykake." It's a disguised comment link, not a booby trap, people. Clicking it takes you to the post in plain text format. This also eliminates the 'problem' of my small [formerly] Flyers-orange text (which I just so happen to like, thank you very much).
Also, those ads you see that squish the post into a really tiny space? Sign up for a free basic LiveJournal account and they vanish. Hint, hint.
You should also expect a lot less in the way of visible posts (to visitors, at least). This will still function as my personal journal. However, those posts will be locked. If you're a friend of mine (and a LiveJournal user) but you see nothing but the public posts, you have three options: comment here, send me an e-mail, or give me a call. I'll add you to my friends list so you can see what's going on in my life.
All those sports posts that have been mixed in with everything else? I'm filtering them out. Slowly. I'll leave those open to the public once I've separated them.
Speaking of the sports-related posts... They seem to be drawing traffic. That's nice and all, but please remember:
I'm by no means an objective source of information. Everything I write here is heavily biased. It's actually all for the sake of recording my thoughts throughout the season and keeping a few of my friends up-to-date.
I'm not always completely accurate. I screw things up. A lot. If you catch an error, comment on the post and correct me. I'm only human, y'know?
The icons and graphics I make and occasionally post here? They're mine. I credit the people who took the original photographs or point you in the direction of the place I found the image. Please extend the same courtesy. Feel free to take one of my icons to use somewhere else (though I don't know why you'd want to), but please mention that I created it. Thanks.
And the last thing... Everything I write here? Mine, like the icons. Please don't claim it as your own. I don't mind if you re-post pieces of it somewhere else for your friends to read (again, I don't know why you'd want to). But if you do want to re-post something I've written, there are two conditions. One - you need to tell me first. Two - link back to me, or at least credit me as the original poster. Thanks.
That's all. If you actually took the time to read this gigantic block of text, thank you again.
P.S. Although I'm still adjusting to finding unsigned comments (or any comments at all aside from those my friends leave), I do read them all and I try to respond to each one. If you've dropped me a line, feel free to come back and check later in the day to see my response.
* Before any grouchy, contentious fellow Flyers fans come by to rant that the layout is out of date, I am well aware. Richards is no longer an alternate, he's the Captain. Upshall was traded to the Coyotes, Knuble went to the Caps and Niittymaki to the Lightning via free agency, and Sbisa was traded to the Ducks in part of the package for Pronger -- then he got kicked back down to the WHL and traded from the Lethbridge Hurricanes to the Portland WinterHawks. ...But, when this layout was made, they [and those on the layout who're still with the team -- Carter, Gagne, Timonen, and Hartnell] were my favorite Flyers. In my head they're all Flyers forever. Especially Kimmo, because he's seriously just that awesome and we're lucky to have him. Cancel that. Layout went boom when the Flyers traded Richards and Carter. I got all depressed and had to change it. So... This eye-burning blue swirly thing is my temporary fix. It stays until A. I get more than a few hours of uninterrupted computer time, or B. inspiration strikes. New layout. Still being toyed with; trying to make it fit properly. The lyrics are from Jason Aldean's "Fly Over States," the base image is from rogerwendell.com, and the map was just something that cropped up on Google.
Changed the layout again. Actually, it's just a photo I took. Life has gotten in the way of my computer time. Mostly I'm at work, ferrying my son around, doing coursework, or off with my husband playing Pokemon Go.