Monday, September 1, 2008

My New Blog Template

Well, as you can see if you look around, I changed my template. OK so you see it right away - hope no one thought they were at the wrong place and left...I really liked the other one, pretty much, except for the sidebar stuffs. I could never figure out how to make it as big as the stuff I put in it. I felt it looked kinda cheezy and tacky, but just didn't have the time to do anything about it. Sure, I could have just thrown any ole template up here, but as I am sure most of you, being fellow bloggers, know, there is more to it than just changing it. To start with, you lose all of your widgets. Or at least I do. If there's a way to change template and not lose them, I'd love to know about it!
So, today I decided it was time to do something about it. I spent several hours going through different free template sites, but found very little that appealed to me. This (obviously) was the winner. You'll find I am a VERY Christmassy person - and before any of you fellow pagans out there go on a binge about how it is YULE NOT CHRISTMAS let me just say BITE ME! I know it's Yule, I know the history, I have done my research on this and many Pagan/Christian holiday correlations, and you know what..?BITE ME! It's been "Christmas" for me for 41 years, and it will be Christmas for the next however many I have. Do Christians celebrate their Christ Mass at the same time we celebrate Yule? Yep. So really, the Pagans came out ahead. Our holidays stayed the same, the dates not only unchanged but still honored. I mean really - history is written by the winners, and do you think if the ancient Christians had "won", so to speak, that we would know of the existence of those holidays, let alone see them celebrated world wide..?
Besides, if you take offense to the word "Christmas" how are you any better than any other narrow minded bigot who believes their way is the only way?
So, I settled on a Christmas themed blog, and I'm pretty happy with it. I've been known to have Christmas stuff out before Halloween (don't go there either...) I also changed the picture that is part of my profile. I found a really cool website that will take a picture you upload and transform it in different ways - as infant, child, teen, senior, as well as offering things like "as a Boticelli painting." The one on my sidebar is what I would look like drawn by Mucha. Pretty cool, huh? I've added a link to the sidebar called "Face of the Future. Go check it out when you have time. No, really, when you have time on your hands - you'll probably be there a while. Here are some of the others I ended up as:

Me as drawn by Boticelli

Me as an anime character

My Hunny as an anime character
My boy as an anime character

Do you like the new set up? Let me know what you think good, bad or indifferent  :)
See ya laterzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!


Anonymous said...

I love Christmas too! In a secular sort of way, I suppose.

But Christmas in September?? Im gonna feel like Im at the mall everytime I come to read your blog.

Dawtch said...

Wait 15 minutes & come back, I am adding more to this post - pretty cool stuffs!

TOM said...

I like the new Template and those pics are cool. I found a site like that, maybe the same one, I'll check, but I turned myself into..Bigfoot or Early Man anyway..Xmas...ehhh, I like Thanksgiving the best!!!

Anonymous said...

thats awesome stuff...I gotta find a picture of me to do that to.