Ray, a friend of Wolf’s, had this girlfriend named Laura. Wolf and I didn’t like her for a variety of reasons. One oh so tiny reason was her inability to effectively communicate.
Me: The sky is a beautiful blue today!
Laura: I don’t know. Ya know?
Often Wolf and I wanted to grab her by the shoulders and shake her while screaming “NO I DON’T KNOW!!!!” It was so irritating because she ended every sentence like this.
Me: how are you today?
Laura: I don’t know, ya know?
If you didn’t interrupt her she’d just keep going back and forth “I don’t know, ya know? I don’t know, ya know?” over and over and over.
Thankfully Ray and Laura broke up. She can torture other people with her ineffective communication.
The reason I bring this up is I’m channeling Laura. For the last bunch of months I’ve been wanting to change the theme here on Howling Hill but I can’t seem to find any I love. There are a few that are ok but nothing outstanding.
When it comes to blog themes I like them to be almost minimalistic. I do not like cluttered blogs. If a blog is too cluttered I won’t read it. I tend to like two columns but three is ok. I don’t like the theme to be too narrow nor do I want the links to take one’s eye away from the content of the blog. So, in short, I’m really, really picky about the theme.
I like Nancy Pearl Wannabe’s, The Modern Gal’s, Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking but I certainly don’t want to “copy” someone else’s. I wish I had the money to ask someone to design a theme for me because I have a decent idea of how I’d like it to look.
I suppose it doesn’t matter much. If you read HH the way I read other blogs — that is, on Google Reader — you don’t see the template to begin with. But I feel like HH’s theme has gotten stale.
What say you?
(And be honest. Brutally.)
Edited to add: Yea, I changed it. What do you think?