Friday, January 30, 2009

I'm staying on the Pink Motel tonight




Thank you all for your great support. I've managed to calm my nerves since. Not easy. My whole blog life vanished for 25 minutes before my eyes. It was through divine intervention that I could recover my blog. It seemed so easy to do. I visited four different websites on the matter. They all said it was sooooo simple. Right!!!! I carefully selected a beautiful vintage seamless pattern, it was going to be a quantum leap forward for my blog. It would look like a textured brocade reminiscent of old Victorian manors. All they said was- "Go to your Edit HTML tab, look for the word "body" and copy the web address inside brackets." Oh, I was so confident, My blog is gonna look purrtty, I reckon!!! I see so many beautifully designed blogs out there, you can smell the fresh lavender and get partially blinded by their evocative mist. But now I've been challenged, now I do declare I'm going to learn how to do it if it kills me. I'm ambitious in that very small way. I like the idea of creating a dummyblog, I shall call it The Maladroit Review, I also plan to have a header where the cowboy falls from the horse in slow motion amidst pink fireworks in the background, I swear I might do it. So tonight I'm staying outside the Rancho and into the Pink Motel if only to escape all the turmoil I have inflicted on my festive permanent residents. I must add, I had a nightmare last night where I met an unfriendly crowd in a honky tonk saloon. They all yelled-"Edit HTML" in unison. More chocolate, please!
Baggy Britches, the .22 caliber long rifle carrying clown reminds you: "Never give up!!!

13 comments:

marc aurel said...

Please, please, please do nor give your blog a patterned border or back ground. Apart from being more difficult to read, they are often so particularly pleasing to their creators as to be awful to the rest of us. As Oscar W. is said to have said on his miserable death bed in Paris, "Either this wall paper must go, or I must"

The Pink Cowboy said...

Thank you for the advise marc, I'll be cautious.

willow said...

I think your new header pick and the grey background are really classy. I vote keep it, as is! :)

sweetmango said...

This post made me laugh, with you!
Do what you want to do...it's your place :)
xxsm

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Good luck with the new "dummy blog". I'll do a search for The Maladroit Review & see if it surfaces. Losing all our writing is everyone's nightmare!

Linda S. Socha said...

This was pretty pretty funny Pink...Trust me...I needed that today! Waht a great post... Fortunately I can pay or bribe brillant children in my family to fix my blog wounds... who realiaze I an technically challenged.:>)

I shall open the door to your place
VERY carefully while your blog creativity runs full cycle I confess I am entrigued by the imaginary visuals of the possible Header.. Whoopee!
Hugs
Linda

Sydney said...

I don't quite know what to say but that I really like you. Is that enough? lol

I vote for the cowboy falling off his horse in slo mo with the pink fireworks in the background.

Marc -- Oscar was just too witty, apparently til the very end.

Cynthia said...

I'm laughing so hard I have to wipe my eyes to see! Seriously, they are starting to burn. (I could be suffering from post-post burn out, PPBO for those in the know.) Pink Cowboy, I need to go hang out at the Pink Motel (twin beds!) and have a chat with you. Don't make us suffer with further attempts to improve. Goodness- the words and the photos are already stunning enough. You know what they say about frames competing with the pictures, don't you? I think a fancy wallpaper is in the same category of mistakes. Anyway, just play with your secondary practice blog! It will be fun and help you to control you urge to make "improvements." <3 always

nollyposh said...

Lol! Boy have i been there and done that and i'm STILL tOO scared to put up that ~dreamy~ pretty bAcKgRoUnD (So i'm absolutely No help at all)... but may i suggest that you are lovely just as you are X;-) vicki
(Ps) ...Sheesh your word verification nearly did me in! "awitlygd" sounds like something a drunk pixie might say as he waves goodbye from the pub door!)... i know, i know, i don't even know you and here i am talking pixie already sighhhh...)

Raph G. Neckmann said...

I agree with mark aurel about the wallpaper. Some blogs are very tiring on the eyes, either with too much pattern or neon coloured text! Yours looks very classy now and is very readable.

But I love the idea of the animated header!

High Desert Diva said...

As someone who frequently changes my own blog...I say go for it. Learn HTML, wow us all with your geeky bloggy skills. If you figure out how to pull off the header you're envisioning....WOWZER!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Ooops, sorry about the spelling mistake marc!

Peggy said...

LOL! What trauma! What excitement! You make me laugh. If you're taking votes, I like your blog background and header the way they are. I'm so hopeful you'll have a few days of relaxation and peace now that the blog nightmare is over. And beware of those words "EDIT HTML"! :-)