I was reading Vic, at What Were You Thinking? the other day, and she mentioned that she'd designed a blog header for That Blue Yak's blog header contest. I loved her design, and wrote and asked if she'd do one for me.
Incredibly, she put together my new very cool header in about four minutes flat, and even gave me instructions on how to install it. Because even though I did COBOL and Assembler programming on IBM 370 mainframes for six years during the 1980's, I'm stupid like that and need to be walked through the simplest of procedures.
Anyway, her instructions worked (ta da!) which is more than I can say for a lot of the instructions in the IBM 370 programming manuals I used to use, so I'm super impressed.
Here's her explanation behind the design.
... I chose a folk art giraffe because he's not so serious, but a little South Africa. Also a lamp post from Britain, a ruined Polish castle, and a warning sign for travelers.
Perfect! What I love the best is how the giraffe looks kind of crabby and like a total insomniac.
Could anything be more appropriate? No, my friends, no.
But now I'm worried that maybe she's been sitting outside my house, watching my lights turn on and off all over the house from 2 to 5am every night. Stop it, Vic! I know you're out there! I'm drawing the blinds now, for sure. Every. single. night.
Anyway, I told her I'd send her one of my four children as a form of payment, or goodwill, or what have you. Because it's always nice when someone else can
But I just know she's gonna ask me, What were you thinking?
Go over and check out her blog. She's the funniest thing on the interwebz. Go on! Go!