Thursday, January 06, 2005

New year. New look. Same old lack of talent.

The elitist snob in me I was getting tired of visiting other blogs that looked exactly like mine (I am a Boy of Destiny! My blog must be fancy!) so I changed my blogger template. (Please hold your applause. It makes it harder for you to click.)

And never one to do something simply when there's a complicated option out there, I also decided to tart up modify the template I chose using my vast array of superpowers rudimentary HTML skills.

So far, those skills include:
• changing the colors of stuff using this handy chart

Admittedly, my final product isn't as fancy as, say, this thing you might not want to click on at work. But where there used to be pansy-ass orange and teal words on my blog there are now masculine and huggable (but in a masculine way) red and blue words. With maching red boxes around stuff. (See? The carpet DOES match the curtains!)

But wait! There's more! I also have some fabulous ideas for making this blog even more compelling and impressive to behold! Unfortunately, short of visiting every one of you and decorating your computers with crayons and glitter stickers, I have no idea how to make those ideas spring to visual life. Yet.

If you keep coming back, though (and voting for me every day like clockwork), I promise to at least have more poop jokes and inappropriate links for you. Deal?

14 comments:

J. said...

i want to know how to get that box that tells you how many hits you've had. please and thank you.

Jeff said...

Wow, I love it -- so spare and minimalist. It reminds me of... well, mine. Naturally, I think it looks perfect.

Ryan "Cookie"Hale said...

I like it! And I'm voting!

susan said...

Do you have a search utility on here anywhere? I was looking for the post about folding fitted sheets so I could show someone and had to try and remember what month it was and browse though all the posts.

Jake said...

Not only do I not have a search utility, but I have absolutely no idea how to go about setting one up. Anyone have any ideas?

SparklesMpls said...

If your site is indexed by Google, which yours appears to be, you can add a Google searchbox to your site. Check it out at:

http://services.google.com/publicservice/login

I'm playing with it at the moment on my site, but it's not just right yet. Check out mine by scrolling to the bottom of my blog.

Dantallion said...

Nice. Clean. Simple.

How goes the recovery?

Brechi said...

dragon penis......ouch

Bernard Bradshaw said...

Definitely an improvement. And it coincides on such a snow white Chicago day! I was snow-blinded by the brightness, both outdoors and on-screen. Hope the recovery is going well.

Bernard Bradshaw
www.SexandtheSecondCity.com

RcktMan Rick said...

Me likey. But on my computer, your sidebar was pushed all the way down to the bottom of your posts. Could be temporary... or could have been caused by the recent pics. In any case... as I already said, I likey. :)

Hugo said...

I think you might have used a little too much lubrication.
Your profile and entire right-side margin appear for a moment then slide down to the bottom. I don't think you're the type who likes being on the bottom.

Jeff said...

Hey! So what's wrong with "pansy-ass orange and teal"?
It worked well for you when you were just a blogging neophyte and now you're too good for templates! Well excuse me Mr. HTML-ski!

*j/k*

The new stuff looks all nice and shiny! Now I'm going to have to update mine...it suddenly looks like crap. :(

Plish said...

Like I said, I love the new look, but the sidebar keeps slipping down for me, too. Maybe it's the width of your SiteMeter graphic.

Danny in Dairyland said...

Um, PUFF IS TERRIFYING!!!!

Danny