Hear ye, hear ye!
Dear loyal readers,
My original blog theme was all well and good, much like my old pair of well-worn royal running shoes. While the theme may have been both familiar and comfortable, as with the aforementioned footwear, it was also starting to stink a little.
I’ve moved in a slightly different direction with this new look. If you have any problem with it, please don’t hesitate to let me know. I promise to give any constructive criticism the consideration it deserves, but I can’t guarantee that I’ll do a stinking thing about it. In case you’re interested, I squandered all my blog-theme-upgrade savings on lottery tickets and booze, so I went with one of the free themes (For those of you who enjoy reading blogs but don’t actually blog yourselves, the theme is essentially the typeface and graphic layout and yes, there are actually ones which cost money).
So check it out, kick the tires, see what you think of the new blog crib. Please use a coaster – I don’t want anyone leaving a ring on the new header. I made it myself. It’s comprised of distorted photos of yours truly as well as the oft-ridiculed, slew-footed Lucy. In addition, there is a frosty snifter of ale which I thoroughly enjoyed on a recent junket down south.
While you guys look around, I’m going to try to figure out which carton has my toothbrush in it and then decide where to put the sofa and velvet Elvis painting.
Enjoy that new-blog smell before it’s replaced by the all too familiar scents of stale coffee and diesel exhaust. No matter how snazzy things might appear, I’m going to have to write something to fill this space. Once I find the toothbrush, I’ll have to find the box I packed my ideas in.
34 thoughts on “The Emperor’s New Prose”
LOVE everything! The new theme and especially the header.
Nothing like time on an airplane and nothing to do but annoy the wife and fiddle with the new smart phone.
Check your phone, especially twitter. a message awaits you….
That header is a riot…or will start a riot. Like the new look. And here I sit in my un-refurbished blog filled with things from the Goodwill store and cinder block bookshelves. You make us all look so shabby, Dave.
Don’t you downplay that blog-decor of yours Missy! I saw the spread they did on it in last year’s “Blog and Garden”! Shabby Chic aint got nuthin on you!
My blog was the only one on the Extreme Blog Makeover Show where people shouted “Move that bus…back.”
I missed that episode, maybe I’ll catch it in reruns. I’m thinking that living on the bus might not be the worst option sometimes.
But Darling…what does this mean? Exactly? What about…us?
Check your email for an important update, Dahling!
Yes, Luv….got the email. Will respond later today.
OK – – – Mr. Fancy Pants. So you have a blog theme that looks professional and photo tricks up the ying-yang; not to mention the little asides to the left or right of the images. Does that mean I have to change the theme that I have used for the last four years? NO SIR, not at all, – – – !
I bet you are from New Jersey. Everything in New Jersey is being changed; even the Pulaski Skyway. I am so pleased that you didn’t pay for your new theme because at $1 billion bucks to save the skyway your taxes are about to increase. By the way. Has anyone noticed that Atlantic City is also undergoing change? How’s that working out for you Mr. Smarty Pants?
You should move here to upstate new york (lower case intentional). Cuomo doesn’t know that we exist (non-existentialism intentional). Our population is dropping faster than an eighty-year old Irishman’s sack-o’-gawea. Our industry has moved to (China, Mexico, Indonesia, Micronesia, Milkomagnesia); take your pick.
So boo-hoo for me and good luck with your new theme Mr. Chris Christy Pants.
And one more thing; the only reason I read your blog is because I like it.
So put that in your hookah and smoke it.
By the way, your new theme is nice.
Aww Jeez Wally! I didn’t know the Pulaski Skyway was in Jersey! Also, thanks for mentioning hizzonor governor Christie in my comments section, now I have to disinfect it, again!
Oh, but Pulaski Skyway isn’t in New Jersey. It goes over New Jersey, built specifically for those people too delicate to touch the actual New Jersey.
And there are apparently quite a few dainty types who don’t wanna touch Jersey. Whaddya tink, we got the cooties or sumpin?!?
I especially like the chin.
It’s a little distorted (it’s actually bigger).
My chin is not really as big as it appears, unless you mistake my neck for it.
It all blends together, but it works.
Thanks, I’m expecting an avalanche of fan mail. Hopefully my rakish good looks don’t detract from people’s savoring my every written word.
It is difficult to not be distracted, I agree.
I do like this theme! The reading upon said theme is glorious and so easy to do! Stop making me want to change themes, when I just changed my theme. 🙂
I’m sorry. I’ve wanted to change themes for a while now, but couldn’t find one with built in topics and editing.
Nice new look. The header is a scream!
Sorry if it traumatized anyone.
Great new look! Love the banner. Very psychedelic.
That’s just the 70’s catching up with me.
It’s really unfair that you can use your smartphone to change your blog theme, but I can’t use mine to appreciate the change.
All I saw that your advice was not taken and a few people did leave their drinks on the header.
I left coasters out for them, but to no avail. Also, someone tracked manure in…oh wait, that’s just my content, never mind.
I’m glad to see that the medication finally kicked in and your creative juices overflowed your beer glass. Don’t mop up…it looks groovy just the way it is. And the background color is my personal favorite shade of blue.
The color of your eyes perhaps? *grin*
My eyes would only be blue if I got myself some of those Carol Urbine colored contacts. As you know, my natural eye shade is shit brown.
His (KARL URBAN) eyes are green. I wish I was close enough to smack you. (Not really. Okay, really.)
You know it makes me all tingly when you threaten me with violence (Not really. Okay, really)
Love, love the new header! The place is so classy now I’m typing with my pinkies extended.
And stop giving BD so much crap about her great love affair with Keith Urban.