I’ve given way to my inner nerd. At least that’s what FringeMan thought when I padded up the stairs, computer in hand, to spend the evening browsing through books.
It all started the other day when I read this post and discovered Goodreads. Masterminds from all corners of the earth converge in cyberspace to discuss books they’ve read, books they want to read, and well, books they’ll probably never read. Basically if it’s in print, you can have an opinion about it.
To me a good book is like a little cloud of heaven bound in a neat 265 pages.
I’d be a fabulous candidate for a Nook or Kindle, but I am not sure I can live without book covers. Do they show book covers?
I admit without a smidgen of shame that I judge books by their covers. I can’t help it. I’ve had a real fondness for pictures ever since I was in kindergarten. Some things never leave you, you know.
So now that I’m in good standing with my library (I found the box of cd’s on their shelf, thank you), I am equipped with a stack of books and a canister of Swiss Miss.
A perfect cup of hot cocoa requires 4 tsp. of Swiss Miss and a shot of vanilla & caramel creamer, the real cream creamer. If nothing else, I make a mean cup of instant cocoa.
Don’t be jealous, some of us just have extra culinary gifts.
I also wanted to chat about my new blog layout. Have you noticed?
I know the change is about as subtle as the Fourth of July at 9 p.m. This lovely lady sent me a tweet asking if one of my kids made the artwork in my header.
No, that would be me. Yes, that’s right. I took off my nerd hat, put on my artist hat and Wal-lah!
I’ve created a blog design that is udderly fantastic. Requests for cows are pouring in from every region of this green earth. It’s moo-velous.
Ok, I’ll stop.
On a serious note, I even added a flicker photo-stream on my sidebar. It was a nightmare, but I summoned the strength of my inner blog designer who paints cows and makes hot cocoa, and pictures appeared. Who knows, I may even get fain-cy with my extra pages. We’ll see what happens.
Here are my questions:
Do you love it?
Are you blinded by the colors?
Did you want to spit coffee at your screen when it popped up a weird blue-ish color?
Would you like to see something on my blog that’s not here?
Tell me what you love about the layout of your favorite blog. I doubt I can incorporate your favorite feature, but what the heck, tell me anyway.
One more thing…I promise to wrap this up soon. Really.
It’s just that I’m practically famous now. I wanted to tell you that if you’d like an autographed cow, I’ll be signing them in a town near you. Or not so near you. Well, maybe I’ll just have to mail the cow. Either way, the domestic fringe was featured as one of the Top Evangelical Blogs. You can read about it here. (Update: The link is no longer available.) Yes, I’m as surprised and delighted as you!
Now in the words of one of histories great pigs…
That’s all folks!
Have a Happy Weekend. I’m going out tonight!