Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Changing Things Up

Those of you whom have read my blog from the beginning have probably noticed my blog looked exactly the same as it had when I first set it up.  I was really getting tired of looking at polka-dots, so I decided to change things up a bit.  Jamie and I both love to look at the stars and are both fascinated with all things outer space, so I decided to change to a space theme.  I didn’t like the stark melancholy found in the moonscape blog layouts I found, but I did love the colors and image of this wormhole.  I’m not sure how many times I’ll change my layout over the next few weeks; I’m experimenting right now.  I also am playing with waterfalls, nature scenes and travelscapes.  Your input and opinions on the various layouts are welcome.  Once I pick a layout and stick with it, then I’ll put all my links and stuff back on the blog.  It’s just too much of a pain in the arse to try to keep re-adding the links, only to change the template again and to add them back on again.

 

Maybe my desire to change things on my blog has to do with the fact that things are so humdrum and normal back here in the real world.  I’m working the same job that I’ve worked for going on three years.  This is a record for me, let me tell you!  Normally, I get bored with a job before now.  My longest running job before this was when I worked for the newspaper back in _____town.  I don’t know if my being in my current position for so long has to do with the great people I work with (now), the crappy job market, more maturity on my part, a realization that I do NOT want to be jobless and back on government assistance, or a combination of all of that.  For whatever reason(s), I will have been in my current position for three years come October 3.  I expect to be here for at least a couple more years while I wrap up my undergrad degree and weigh job prospects in towns where colleges and universities offering an MA in Sociology, then apply to programs, etc. etc.  So it looks like Jamie may just get to go to middle school in Texas for a while, too.  I tell you what, though; I’m so tired of the heat down here, I’m even considering programs in Alaska just to get me back to cold and snow!

5 comments:

Suze said...

Cool background, but I confess it's a little hard to read the white lettering...just something to consider.

You can't take the theat, I can't take many more winters here. The grass is always greener...

Tooz said...

I was having a little difficulty reading the blog, too, maybe because the white type is sort of on a translucent background, and occasionally it all blends together. But I do like the looks of the space theme! Love you--wish it were a little cooler where you were.

Mrs. Allroro said...

I like it. Congratulations on sticking with it for so long. When I get stuck in a rut like that, I really like spending a few hours at the library browsing, and then bringing stuff home. New books are always exciting. Especially when they're free.

Grace mom said...

Very nice change! I laughed at your sub-title, too. Noah has long since passed up my shoe size. I get startled occasionally when I see his man shoes sitting around the house; it's weird. ;) Hope Jamie is feeling better these days!

Animal said...

I LOVE the wormhole! And, apparently I'm getting this a little after the fact, because I find the blue type VERY easy to read. Now you're making me think about changing MINE.