Of course, I can thank the LJ team for making the coding for inserting and displaying permalinks on this journal as difficult as possible. It took over an hour to get it right.
Now, you may be asking, what about the "drop a line" link on all posts, doesn't that serve as a permalink to individual posts as well? Well, yes it does, it's not guaranteed to be under all posts. I can disable comments at any time, thus removing that link from the post.
Plus, I can't customize that page, like the rest of the journal, even though the LJ tech people have been promising that feature since forever.
With that said, I'm thinking of redesigning this page for quite some time. I started with the flag background in honor of Memorial Day, and I just never got around to changing it thereafter. Plus, for some this page is difficult to read (an impetus to add me to friends lists, but it doesn't seem to work.)
If you folks with journals want to know how I did it, I'll gladly tell you, (You need a paid account. Beg your friends for money.) though it's just as likely that someone at LJ_Nifty or LJ_Style already figured it out. (If they did, I now feel foolish.)
Note: I don't believe I just spent 3 hours on something about 5 of you will even care about!