Happy Monday! A couple of things.
Loser No More
Jules over at Go Jules Go had a contest for the best drunk story a little while back, and yours-truly was the winner. The really great thing is that I was able to win by exposing somebody ELSE’s drunken idiocy, not my own!
The prize was awesomesauce: a gift certificate for custom artwork created by Julie Maida. I checked out her Etsy site and fell in love with a painting of sweet little lambs cavorting in the moonlight.
I also happen to have an Etsy shop, peep, where I sell accessories handmade from reclaimed wool and cashmere. My logo is a flapper-era shepherdess. Julie and I put our heads together to design a painting for my workroom. We came up with a design that incorporates my shepherdess with her lambs, and here is the fabulous result.
Isn’t it great? I’m as thrilled as can be. Thank you so much, Julie. I’ll be inspired every time I look at this painting. Thanks again to Jules- you’re the best blogging bud!
Late-Breaking, Additional Non-Loserness
I just found out I am the winner on Carrie Rubin’s giveaway.
I won a gift basket of movies and candy swag. Even better, I get a signed copy of Carrie’s very own book. Score! Some might say I have no business being proud of winning something based on a random number generator, but I don’t care. I’m sure it indicates some sort of superiority on my part.
I’m a recent convert to Carrie’s brand of insanity, and am thrilled to add her to my list of bloggy buddies – be sure to check out her site.
Finally, some of you have remarked on my new header. For my less observant readers, that’s it right up top there. Right up at the top of this blog – see it there? With the monkeys and the mannish- monkeys, and the monkey-ish men, and the man? And me? Let’s have a little chat about it.
My header used to be a photo that I took in the Connemara Mountains in Ireland. It represents a trip, a time and a place that is deeply meaningful to me. I wasn’t really joking when I said that I left part of my soul there.
It’s beautiful, isn’t it? Serene, tranquil…and absolutely irrelevant to this blog.
The new header is supposed to be a humorous commentary on my evolution as a blogger (devolution, if you will). Clever, I know. I’ve had several compliments on it, but I’ve been wondering…is it too risqué?
Every time I land on this front page, my eyes are immediately drawn to the middle guy, Mr. Homo Erectus (oh no she didn’t!), Also the guys on either side of him – there’s quite a bit of boo-tay on display there. This is a family friendly blog, so I want to know:
Do you think I should cover them up?
Help me out, you Darwinists. At what point in the evolutionary scale do we go from “cover those dangly bits before you get arrested” to “ooh- a monkey in clothes! Add a snarky joke and it’s a Facebook post.”
I’m taking a poll. Do you think I should amend my header or leave it “au naturale”?