New blog layout!


Thanks to the lovely and talented Sharnee from, I have a new design.

Oh, click over from bloglines and google reader, you lazy shits.

I LOVE it.

And I did not make it easy on Sharnee.

This is how things went down…

I want a new design for my site.

Sharnee: That’s what I do.

Peter: The green… displeases me. *dismissive hand wave*

Sharnee: What do you have in mind?

Peter: More… black and white-ish.

Sharnee: OK. And?

Peter: Where do you think butterflies go in the rain?

Sharnee: I’m not sure…

Peter: And the main font… I want it to suck less.

Sharnee: Can you be more specific?

Peter: *considers* No.

Sharnee: OK…

Peter: And I want hula girls!

Sharnee: You want hula girls on your blog template?

Peter: Blog template?

Sharnee: Seriously, any more details you could give me would really help me out and —

Peter: I was at the crib, sittin’ by the fireplace, drinkin’ cocoa on the bear skin rug. The door bell rang. “Who could it be?” Thought to myself, then started to shrug.

Sharnee: Uhm… I am just going to toy with it for a bit. I’ll e-mail you some ideas.

Peter: The government!!

And she still created exactly what I was looking for!


28 Responses to “New blog layout!”

  1. 1 Miriam

    I quite enjoy the Hula Girls. They ad an ambiance that was previously lacking :)

  2. 2 Peter

    I know, right? I love them. I already feel much more at home with this new deign.

    Whether or not that yields better posts…

  3. 3 sharnee

    Hahahahaha! That was the funniest thing I’ve read in ages.

    You rock.
    I’m glad you like the design!

  4. 4 La

    Me likey :)

  5. 5 fear.of.landing

    You had me at the C and C Music Factory reference! What’s not to love about 90’s hip-hop?

  6. 6 Becky

    Yay for Hula girls!

  7. 7 molly

    Very nice. I’m digging the hula girls.

  8. 8 each of the two

    oooh next time get her to make a hula GIF so she actually moves!

  9. 9 CamiKaos

    it looks great

  10. 10 blogging

    you, crack me up.

    like the new design, but love the hula girl. i think snowman and bandit would agree.

  11. 11 lfar

    Wow, nice template! S/he is GOOD! Aaand I’m browsing her site now

  12. 12 Ashley

    hahaha! loving the new layout. especially the hula girls, what blog is complete without them? shit i gotta get to work on that…

  13. 13 ~**Dawn**~

    Too bad for me that I didn’t visit enough before now to fully appreciate the change in atmosphere, but I like what it is now! Does that count?

  14. 14 QueenBee

    We’re the lazy shits? And who had someone else redo their site? Mmmhmmm..that’s what I thought!

    I do love it by the way. And totally heart the hula girls. Well done, Sharnee! Well done!

  15. 15 cdp

    hee hee hee

    oh, sorry. don’t mind me, I’m still laughing about the butt toast.

  16. 16 Cait

    Yeah, but she lost control I wouln’t take the bait.
    I said chill baby baby chill baby baby wait
    My girl bust in, Caught us creating a boom
    She said “Girlfriend”?
    Things that make you go hmm

    And I totally did that to KLC when she did my masthead. “I want my dog. And pretty font”

  17. 17 Airam

    And you got your hula girls!

  18. 18 Michelle and the City

    this is why designers get so frusterated!?

    ” i want the font to suck less
    can you be more specific?

    LOL – this is my life!

  19. 19 mcgee

    will you get very bored if every comment i leave you goes something like this?


    i can’t help it. you’re funny.

    and also…LOVE the hula girls.

  20. 20 Princess Extraordinaire

    Marry her…

  21. 21 Eve

    Nice hula girls!

  22. 22 Steph

    This is so YOU, Pete, i’m loving it. Sharnee is the best and soooo patient, bless her cotton socks.

    Really diggin the hula girls.

  23. 23 Clink

    I leave you for a few days and I come back and it’s all CHANGED and DIFFERENT and I’m all OMIGOD I HAVE MISSED SO MUCH.

    But I lurve. You and the new layout. Both. (I’m such a lazy shit and I totally wasn’t going to click over from Google Reader until you told me to.)

  24. 24 sybil law

    With those helpful hints, how could she not?!
    At some point, if we were hanging out together, I think I’d just have to flat out slap you.
    But in a friendly way. :) Haha
    You are hilarious!

  25. 25 Airam

    Dude … I think my comp is fucked because your entire posts are pushed down. WTF?

  26. 26 Paige Jennifer

    Just when I thought my layout couldn’t get any lamer…

    Perhaps I will match your Hula Girls – you think little Magnum P.I.’s would have the same je ne sais quoi? Yeah, me neither. Dammit!

  27. 27 libby

    verrry nice! i like it a lot!!

  28. 28 Erika

    I’ve developed a certain affection for this new layout. At first I was all…”what are you doing, quit messing about” and then I was all like “Hmmmmmm…” but now I’m all like “it’s black, it’s white, it’s fab”.

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