Archives for April 2014
My wife unit arrived with the Nuke (dog) unit this afternoon, bringing April snow with them here in Arnold. CA, at 4K elev. They’re soundly crashed after the 8-hr drive. After three days of solitude up here I’m happy to have them, and I’ve been lost in music. You all know I’m a classic and prog rock guy, but tonight I wanted to hear love making.
The final selection is Rickie Lee Jones, Flying Cowboys, title track. Unfortunately, the wonderful YT I put up in a post years ago is gone. Owing, probably, to some micro-dick with “rights,” plus afraid.
Anyway, still viewable at the top of the right sidebar at Rickie’s own website. I love the track, and I’ve had it around since it came out.
But I titled this post about making love. Watch that one. Rickie is making love to herself, and I dare you not to watch and like it.
Earlier today I put up a bit of a bleg (now taken down). I was trying to install a more modern commenting platform (Jetpack) that features things like users being able to log in with various accounts they have elsewhere, like Twitter, FB, G+. Problem is, it uses different stuff to call up the form, as well as display comments, while my old Cutline theme uses the old way.
Initially, I figured I’d get in and futz with php (I suck at it for all but very basic shit) to edit the old theme files. Ended up I could get the comments to display but not the new form, or vice versa—not both at the same time. Got a few tips that didn’t pan out either. In the end, I just bit the bullet, went all in, and spent the day completely rebuilding the site under the Prose Theme on the Genesis Framework (which is cool, because Prose is a child theme and that has a lot of advantages I won’t get into).
Anyway, not a huge number of changes in terms of look and feel. Frankly, I don’t like a lot of very modern designs, many that strike me as style and design over function and content, and I’m old school. A blog should be about content.
So there it is. I have a few things here and there to touch up, like the display of images I had as a global hack on my old theme. Lots of the stuff on my old theme was hacked and in this new environment, most stuff is a bunch of pointing and clicking and picking fonts and colors. Since I built fresh and from scratch, and the tech is more modern, hopefully things load faster.
I’m shot, so I’m just going to put up some funny shit. This is just hilarious.