Saturday, July 2, 2011

Making Changes

Today I spent way too much time on the computer.  For Christmas I got a new phone which has a data plan and so I basically stopped getting on the computer to check my email or Facebook or anything else, and as a result I have not been reading any of my friends' blogs on a regular basis (because it's too darn annoying to read a blog in that tiny script on my cell phone browser).  It has also been a completely indecent amount of time since I have updated my own blog - this one, right here.  So when I found myself at home alone with a headache and "nothing else" to do tonight, catching up on blogs is what I did.  I read up on everybody's lives, ooh'd and aah'd at the pictures of vacations and babies and amazingly delicious meals, and then decided it was time to make some changes to my own neglected blog.  So I got a new background (thanks to and chose a new font and everything.  Now I just have to decide if I like it.

About the background:  I love the color palette, and the flowers, but I am not a particular fan of dragonflies  (That's right, you don't need to panic that you have been remiss by neglecting to give me gifts of dragonfly paraphernalia for the past 24 years.), so I am a little torn about the dragonfly on my page.  I mean, it's cute and everything, but I'm just not so into bugs.  What I really wanted as my background was something pretty and feminine like this, but mostly featuring an incredibly beautiful tree.  But apparently I am the only person on earth who likes trees that much, because I have yet to find a blog background that fits that description.  (Okay, that statement was hyperbolic, because I have not looked everywhere, nor have I exhausted every option for finding the perfect tree background for my blog.  However, since I am not exactly capable of writing my own code, nor do I have the inclination to pay someone else to do it for me, I have decided to settle today for what I was able find pre-made and for free.)

About the font:  I really like this font, and though I realize that it is hard to read, I chose it anyway because all the other fonts that looked good with this background (and weren't boring and stupid) were even harder to read.  So sorry.  If it's a real issue for you let me know and maybe I will address it.

About this post:  I am sorry that it is lame and boring.  I know you don't care about my background choice so much.  It's just that I want my blog to really be "me" and I am still trying to figure out how to do that with every aspect of it, not just with the writing.  Therefore, until such time as I am able to properly represent myself with my blog background and font and the like, please suppress any urges you might have to use the dragonfly on this page as an indication of what I would like for my next birthday present.

About this blog:  I am planning some awesome updates for the "near" future.  I promise I am not as lame as this post makes me out to be and that you will have something worthwhile to read on here before too long.


  1. woe, 2 am blog action! Sweet new background though, makes me feel like i'm floating on a paper pond.

    For reading blogs on our phone, savannah and I use

    G+ action on the phone and auto online picture backup

  2. Side comment. For some reason it was really hard to post a comment to your blog. I think there was an error when trying to hit "Post comment" but I couldn't read/see it. I had to click on "Preview" and then "Post"

  3. I am trying to figure out what is happening with the comment error message....

  4. Posting a comment to see what is going on with the error message that Todd was talking about....

  5. Todd, I have tried posting comments from both of my gmail accounts now and I did not have the same error problem as you, I don't think....

    At first I tried to post without selecting a profile and so it freaked out, and there was an error message that didn't pop up on the screen but instead was in the bottom bar of my browser screen, but when I clicked on it to read the error I couldn't make sense of what exactly the comupter was upset about so maybe it wasn't related to my comment post after all. I also saw a tiny little red square underneath the comment box on my blog page but it didn't do anything when I clicked on it and I couldn't figure out what that was supposed to be about.

    But if I am logged in, and remember to select a profile, and correctly enter the word verification the first time, I don't have to preview my comment before it will post. Sorry, I don't know what was happening when you tried to post and I don't know if I could fix it even if I knew what was going on.

    If anyone else has trouble commenting on my blog, let me know and I will see if I can figure out what is happening.