I like Tegaki's background option, though you're limited to the Tegaki canvas. So, I went with something that would look more or less "natural" since images are automatically justified to the bottom left of the page. Check it at my Tegaki blog, and write/draw to me if you're on there! =)
Living in NYC has been okay, except for me being wiped out by a cold. Everyone else in Apartment Jones seemed to get over it with little difficulty. But nooo, I had miss a bunch of days due to notable fatigue and increased sensitivity to motion sickness and anything that I consumed. I dislike missing so many days of work. I fell better now, but the cough always takes so long to go away. Boo.