Friday, February 20, 2009

HTML What?

I am tired today. I stayed up entirely too late trying to change this silly template. I probably should have left well enough alone, but for me part of the appeal of having a blog is the ability to change the template ...frequently. I am one of those furniture rearranging types. Gotta have something different. Gotta keep the hum in my drum. Figured changing the blogger template would be much less strenuous and yet ease my desire for something new and different.

So I found this happy green - heaven knows we could use a little green around here- template that the Captain says is a bit overmuchly green over at Leelou Blogs. The last time I downloaded a new template, it worked like a charm. This time was a different story, kept getting these BX something or other errors with everything I tried. Finally got that figured out, then decided I missed my three column template, so found a site that showed you how to edit your HTML to add a third column. So I hope the gals over at LeeLou don't mind that I did some rearranging on their free template. This all came to a close at about 1:30 AM. Did I really think this would be easier than rearranging furniture? HMM...




It got me thinking though about how computers have really changed everything. I remember typing up my college paper with a basic word processing program and thinking that was cutting edge. Now the internet - what piece of information can NOT be found on the internet. It boggles my mind! And this blogging and HTML stuff. How does that gibberish get translated to something with meaning and often times with blogs - pretty darn cute meaning? Then I start to think of my Grandma's generation and the incredible changes they have experienced in their lifetime. Going from (in?) outhouses and farming with horses to this computer generated day and age has to be a bit daunting. And what will the M's see in their lifetime? Amazing.

I do want to keep learning though. I am not the most computer literate in the whole world, but I do want to stay in touch and especially keep up with the kiddos. I feel like Maren already knows more about the Wii than I do. And Marissa - she takes a keyboarding class at school and already knows how to do so many things that I feel I have just figured out in the last few years or so.


Now there is blogging and facebook and itunes and free playlists and it all just is really quite enjoyable. I secretly did have a lot of fun editing the HTML - frustrating as it was. Sort of like painting the bathroom. What a pain, but how fun are the results. Ahh, the little things that make me happy.

P.S. See, Captain, see how the bright lime green matches the bright green in Marissa's new SpongeBob robe her very talented seamstress Grandma made her? All part of the greater plan, honey. Your mom and I had it all figured out! Just leave it all to us.

4 comments:

Annie H. said...

I have spent many a late night "tweaking" my blog look. So I get it. May I venture to say it was worth it? I sure love your new look! I think on these things too, especially that my kids will know no different than computers, internet, and the information age. Amazing. Another thing is that when I teach my Comp I and II classes, I always tell them how lucky they are to be doing research in this day and age. When I was your age, I had to go down to the basement in closet 4, stack 3, etc. to find my source. I feel like I am saying "when I was your age, I had to walk 2 miles in the snow to school." But it's so true and amazing how different school is for students these days.

The B Keeper said...

Love the new look ! We are both are doing a little spring cleaning/rearranging. Wish I had more room to change around the furniture, or that would be next. I have a feeling that our spring is coming sooner than yours. We have green grass, daffodils & budding trees and.....allergies ! I like the green. Happens to be my favorite color. This internet/online computer thingy is quite addictive. Where does the time go ?!?

Mom said...

I, too, am a fan of the green. Maybe we're longing for Spring...

I look at this whole computer thing as therapy. And, to think that in the end we feel like we've accomplished something.

Thanks for the shout out! Rissy looks great in the robe.

Kim said...

Green, alive, growing! There is yellow mixed in green which really makes me love the color more...I'm enjoying your change...We are seeing signs of spring in the flower garden...tulip leaves are popping up!