Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The gift of the Mag-my

Not to be mistaken for "liquid-hot magmaaaaaa."

Well hellooooooo. You observant types might've noticed that I spruced the place up a bit. I got tired of my deep purple motif and decided to open the curtains and let in some light! I couldn't bring myself to do a holiday or winter theme, however, because I'm lazy and I know I won't feel like changing it again once the holidays and winter are over, so I went with classic bleu. I hope you all find it easy on your eyes. I'm not in love with it just yet, but maybe I'll tweak the colors later and see if it grows on me.

In other news, I finally figured out how to use my new custom domain name AND not disrupt the lives of my lovely bloggy buddies by making you change your reader subscriptions, etc. Turns out that you shouldn't follow the instructions that Blogger gives you AT ALL. Huh, who knew? I'm not a super geeky rockstar type when it comes to HTML but I'm no slouch either ("Don't sell yourself short, Judge. You're a tremendous slouch."). *Ahem*

So yesterday really pissed me off when I couldn't do what I wanted to do. I felt like a Grade A Moron. I had a rough day, and I needed a win.

After frowning at my laptop and scanning countless help forums for a solid two hours last night I finally sent a 9 PM cry for help to my new host company's tech support. Lo and behold, someone emailed me right back with step-by-step instructions and within 3 minutes I had accomplished my goal. It was a Christmas miracle, I tell you! Now my sweet peeps can do NUSSING but I still get to use a fancy new URL that's mine, all mine. HUZZAH! Bev: 1, Blogger: 0.

While I was at it I found this fun little website, so I played around a bit. Enjoy, and feel free to make your own at magmypic.

That's all I've got. Have a good one, all!


Kate said...

All you need now is frickin sharks with frickin lasers on their heads, coupled with your own URL you should be able to take over the world!

Organic Meatbag said...

Hehehehehe...sweet stuff, Bev! I have a feeling that i belong on the cover of next month's moron magazine with my shaved chest and all...hahahaha

Stacie's Madness said...

lmao, love it!

MtnMama said...

Love the new stuff, but the light green font on the comments is a little hard for these old eyes. Just my two cents. Good job flagging down the tech support. :)

The mag pics are cute as hell, and I love what you did with Grandma.

Mala said...

So glad you were victorious!!! Sorry I was of no help... but c'mon, my old computer ate the HTML cheat sheet you sent me and I've been worthless without it since.

Well off to piss away a good hour of my life on the Mag My site.
My laundry hates you.

(but I love yu. MWAH!)

Frank Irwin said...
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Frank Irwin said...

When I saw the cover of the FASHIONICON, I thought, "Man, that Bev has some mad photoshop skillz to squeeze herself in amongst that photo of those other four fashionistas!"

Then I recognized three of the four fashionistas. Heh.

WV: ineed - The start of a very long rant.

mo.stoneskin said...

Messing about on websites, changing your colour scheme, crumbs, you've got more time on your hands than I thought you have!

Senorita said...

You and Organic Meatbag should do a cover together.

Shannon said...

Bleu. La di da, you are putting airs Beverly. You bring the class, style and sexy with the double flip off. New layout is great and congrats on getting Blogger to suck on your defiance of their system. Damn the man, etc.

Cary said...

You can never really go wrong with the double-digit birdies. To which I reply, "Okay. When?"

Google sucks. I keep thinking I'll go over to WP but I'm too lazy. Maybe someone will do it for me.

Bev said...

Kate - You got that right, sistah! But what would be my tidy ransom? [extending pinky]

OM - Shaved chest? DAMN, I spent all morning piddling around with my blog redesign and missed that madness! I'll be right over!

Stacie - Speaking of madness... I need to visit your blog, too.

MtnMama - Your wish is my command. How does white suit ya? Grandma was a sexy bitch, right up till the end!

Mala - Well, I hate your laundry too, so neener neener neener! I hate all laundry though - I'm an equal opportunity laundry hater.

Frank - Yes, not a CVS leather jacket among us! Now that you mention it I really should have used my pleather jacket picture for that one. Curse you, missed opportunity!

Mo - My children are filthy and I don't know where my cat is. Something has to give, and it won't be my blog. ;)

Senorita - a cover? Like Islands in the Stream? Perhaps I Got You, Babe?


Shannon - I've got a bad case of Stickittodamaneosis.

Cary - I thought for sure you were going to mention how completely not-drunk-at-all I look in that photo. I mean, I'm sure I was semi-crossing my eyes ON PURPOSE, for the picture. Yeah, that's the ticket....

MtnMama said...

Do you know how much I love you? White is much easier to read... thank you!
I am a real stickler when it comes to color contrasts and such. Makes me popular, I know. But shades of legacy webpages, don't ya know...

Alice in Thunderland said...

ha ha very creative, i love the color!

PorkStar said...

lmao good one Bevs

The color sucks, my love... but glad to hear you were able to find out the domain name thing and i have yet to correct mine as well before i get charged another 100 dollars next month.

Ok jk the color is subtle to the eyes and very very nice...

I swear
(i love you)

Samsmama said...

I really like what you've done with the place! My blog could probably use a little sprucing up. Hell, who am I kidding? I can't even remember the last time I was there. Meh.

Damn! Granny is hawt!!! Love the pictures!

Elliott said...

I get Simpsons and Caddyshack references in the same post? It MUST be Christmas!

WV: everoo - what you'll be wearing if you ever get struck by lightning while wearing patterned, synthetic undergarments.

Carol from said...

cool new look. gotta learn me some HTML.

Stuart said...

I kinda like it. No really, it's pretty damned pretty. Of course, it's you, which makes it fucking awesome in any regard.

That is all for tonight's suckup.

Cheers, you glorious bitch!

wv - stolutsk: um, my new favorite vodka?

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Stuart said...

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Bev said...

MtnMama - Love you back!

Alice - Thank you!

PorkStar - Thank you... I think.

Samsmama - Yes, I've been meaning to talk to you about your blog. Last time I went there I saw tumbleweeds and dust bunnies. Get on that, would ya!

Elliott - "Everoo!!" Hilarious!

Carol - A little dab'll do ya when it comes to HTML! I don't know much (but I know I love you?).

Stuart - Awwwww! you went and made me blush! Thanks, you glorious stud, you!

OWV - I hate you.

Stuart - hahahahahahahahaha!!! Exactly.

Kari said...

The bleu is making me want cheese for some reason. Otherwise, it looks fabu. I am so digging your bird picture, lady. You are the wind beneath my wings.