Thursday, May 27, 2004

A Stained Favorite Tie, and a Brand New Look

I looked down this morning, along the length of my tie, and noticed a stain upon it. It's one of my favorites, or should I say it was. Sometimes I do have a semblance of taste and a sense of style. A dark suit, a gray shirt, and this pink tie. It makes a heck of an ensemble.

And the tie had a big mark upon it. I don't know if I'll get it to come out. I had already been at work a couple of hours when I noticed, with most of the day in front of me.

I tried to go through my paces ignoring the noose around my neck, err.. tie. But, I know if I noticed, it's likely that other people did too. Sometimes you just have days like that. I guess worse things can happen. As clothing malfunctions go, that wasn't all that terrible.

While thinking about my ruined accessory, I contemplated a change to the design of this site. I wasn't really all that enthralled with the basic blogger template I was using here. I have another standard template now, but I think that it's a vast improvement. I like the look. With the recent Google updates to blogger, the default template styles are wonderful.

The slight modifications I performed to add some customizations also taught me a little more about following good practices while using cascading style sheets (CSS). It's always a pleasure to look at the html from a good designer.

I don't think I'll miss the old look here. I will miss my tie. I'm going to have to go out and do some shopping. Now that I've updated the online style sense, I have to make sure that I keep the offline one looking good, too. If clothes were only as easy as blogger templates...


Wayne Hurlbert said...

I like the new blog look.

Now, all we need to do is get you a Versace tie to complete your ensemble. :-)

Anonymous said...


It's a pretty drastic change. I think it's going to take a little getting used to. I am really pleased with the way that it turned out though.

Now this versace fellow. He makes ties? I was thinking about the Jerry Garcia line. :)