Shaken Not Stirred

Monday, November 14, 2005

Blog Make-Over

I redid the look, actually just picked a template from one of the many offerings they had. It was easier than trying to create a look myself. I still have no idea how web pages work or even how this next post will magically appear into cyberspace. I'm completely computer illiterate, a sad characteristic to have in this day and age. For example when I bought my current laptop, my only requirements were that it received email and deployed it. And of course, something I didn't tell the salesperson--have a great screen for internet porn. And now that I've seen my buddy's Apple notebook and the incredible graphics it has, I might go out and get one of those. The DVD he played look almost HD, if that's possible. I wonder if those internet porn comes in HD.

And of course I digress. Anyway, the reason that I changed the look, although subtle, was because the last template looked like it had upside-down crosses on it. I'm sure it was just the design and not meant to actually be a decorative "anti-Christ" statement. However, the strict Roman Catholic soul in me would not allow it. I tried to ignore once I notice it. I even thought, I'll have to go through the trouble of changing this again, which was quite difficult in the first place. I'm telling you, I took the chance that the whole blog would disappear in the first place. But luckily with the help of a friend that knew his way around a keyboard, everything was saved.

My inner-Catholic school raised and still Catholic law abiding persona would not have the upside-down crosses, for fear I would somehow corrupt other people or subconsciously show support for those opposed to Christ. I actually agonized over this final change. Can you believe that it made me stress about this?

Anyhow, for anyone that noticed the change--this is why my guilt ruling conscience did this. I would like to thank Sister Helen for that ingrained characteristic. Because of her classroom ethics, I let my conscience be my guide!


  • our consciences are good guides (whether you wanna keep calling it conscience or the Holy Spirit).. i dig the look.. it's very white, and virgin...

    teee hheee...

    By Blogger totolehero, at 11:20 AM  

  • Change is good anyway. (Although change induced by guilt is less enjoyable). :)

    By Blogger Spider Girl, at 11:37 AM  

  • internet porn is o.k. but bad blog design is not ;0

    By Blogger Cathy, at 11:58 AM  

  • good plan. if i was even slightly observant...which I'm not...I may have been uncomfortable with that template. Thank you for thinking of our well being and changing it.

    On a second note. you deserve a better laptop. You work really hard. You should splurge and get yourself a good apple so your internet porn can be crystal clear. you didn't buy the man purse...when was the last time you really spoiled yourself with a new something or other? once you get this new apple, let me know and I will send you my address so you can send me that old peice of junk laptop. i would take it off your hands for free. a nice gesture on my part, for changing your template. seriously. I'd do this for you. I'm JUST THAT nice.

    By Blogger cher, at 12:01 PM  

  • I want a Mac so bad. I am just afraid of having to learn a new OS!

    (But I hear that MACS are virus free-I could do all my blogging and such on them, and all business stuff on my PC. Thats a good plan right?)

    BTW, I linked ya Angel!

    By Blogger twolf1920, at 12:06 PM  

  • Powerbooks are AMAZING, but if you want one, I'd wait until 2006. Apple is switching to an Intel chipset Q1/Q2 next year, so you don't want it to be obsolete too terribly soon.

    And yeah, I think you may have been the first person ever to notice that your template was subliminally satanic. Nice.

    By Blogger Vince, at 1:01 PM  

  • Mac? MAC?! Ahhhh!

    By Blogger Luke, at 1:09 PM  

  • It doesn't matter what the design looks like..we're more interested in your writing. However, one should go w/intuition when something doesn't feel right:-)

    By Anonymous Babette, at 1:28 PM  

  • Totolehero,
    Yup, touched for the very first time!

    You are definitely right, change is always good.

    Some internet porn is good, but ain't nothing like the real thing.

    I definitely deserve a good laptop, but my Catholic boy guilt is keeping me from indulging.

    Thanks for linking me. As soon as I learn how to link, I'm linking you too!!!

    i will probably have to wait that long before I can buy it. As so far in the "new laptop" jar, there's only $192 and some change.

    My sentiments exactly.

    I mostly let my conscience be my guide. Jiminy Cricket was my favorite character.

    By Blogger angel, jr., at 1:35 PM  

  • Upside-down crosses? I must have missed that template.

    By Blogger Dirk the Feeble, at 1:44 PM  

  • it's ok, i can wait for it. i'm in no! it's cool that you are saving though. there's hope yet! (PS I promise to take really good care of it and not take it for granted that it was given to me like that house on my blog!)

    By Blogger cher, at 2:57 PM  

  • I borrowed a template from this guy Caz and he has a link posted on my blog that will take you to his website where you can check out some new blog templates that you might like.

    By Blogger Ruben, at 3:00 PM  

  • were screwed up by a nun too (or is that not what you're admitting to)? That's where the stress is coming me.

    Sister Bea still strikes fear into me when ever I see a short woman in black come out of the shadows at me..

    By Blogger Chick, at 4:19 PM  

  • Go to free, and the site will walk you through it!

    By Blogger twolf1920, at 5:00 PM  

  • It looks good to me.

    By Blogger mrshife, at 5:39 PM  

  • lol. Yeah, once you notice matter how small it seems to turn into something huge. You would have never been at peace. :0)

    By Blogger Lindsey, at 7:27 PM  

  • Thank you for stopping by. I see Twolf is over here. Hope you will come by again.

    By Blogger Lee Ann, at 9:04 PM  

  • i never got to see your old template. i feel left out. i want to see those satanic crosses :). i grew up Catholic too, having a good conscience is a bad thing. hahaha! j/k...i have a conscience too.

    By Blogger mysterious in blue, at 1:31 AM  

  • "My inner-Catholic school raised and still Catholic law abiding persona would not have the upside-down crosses, for fear I would somehow corrupt other people or subconsciously show support for those opposed to Christ. I actually agonized over this final change. Can you believe that it made me stress about this?
    " = Well. that explains my recent fascination with satanism...

    Angel- the new design looks great. very clean and you finally added a links section!

    Do NOT go over to the dark side!!!! Macs are evil.

    By Blogger Anhoni Patel, at 7:03 AM  

  • are you serious? LMAO. I never even thought about it looking like upside down crosses. How do you come UP with some of the stuff you worry about? I do evil immoral things. Your web template? It hardly fucking qualifies. Trust me.

    You crack me up.

    By Blogger Sydney, at 6:28 PM  

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