My New Pal Bob

I’ve wanted to blog…really I have…but every time I opened up my Livewriter all my creative thoughts just curled up and blew away in the wind.  (OK, maybe there’s no wind, maybe I have a pile of dried up creative thoughts piled up like dust bunnies under my chair.) You see…it took me a while to realize it, but I really couldn’t stand my old template a moment longer. I know it seems silly, but the color was too dark, the background to wrinkled and what I once thought of as pretty flowers became cloyingly sweet.  I felt…closed in. 

Instead of blogging I found myself searching for a new templates.  A template that would make me grin just to see it.  After wasting precious time that I could have been playing Bejeweled, I came across Bob.  I really didn’t think Bob and I were exactly a match made in heaven.  As I explained to Bob that he didn’t really fit the theme of my blog.  (Of course I have a theme…kinda) I told him that I didn’t even know any roosters in real life (although I once babysat some chickens for a friend, that was interesting!).  Then we got down to what was really bothering me.

Bob is clearly a morning person being guy. He loves just sitting up there on his fence post, happily crowing as the sun wakes up.  Me, I’d be quite content if I didn’t have to get up until the sun was fully awake and ready for lunch.  Interestingly enough, Bob and I really hit it off despite our differences.  He makes me smile.  I…um…I make him crow.  (although I think he secretly laughs at me.) We may not be together forever, but for now…we’ll be the best of pals. 

I wonder if I could get Bob to bring me my morning coffee…

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13 Responses to My New Pal Bob

  1. Hilary says:

    Bob sure is bright and beautiful. Good choice! 🙂 It was fun reading this in Google Reader, not knowing what the template might actually be. I couldn’t wait to click. Good luck with your new Rooster Museter. 😉

  2. Jay says:

    Very cool template. And Bob seems like a friendly fella. Just as long as he doesn’t make too much noise in the morning. I don’t mind morning people as long as they’re not all happy and chatty every morning. That’s annoying. 😉

  3. Kathy Ariano says:

    How refreshing! I’d like a new template, too, but have no idea where to start. I can always live vicariously!

  4. Lynne says:


  5. The new template is perfect–bright and cheery.

    I think this is the time of year when creativity flags a bit.

  6. Amanda D says:

    I love the new layout and am tempted to come to wordpress so I can have cute templates too.

    I love LiveWriter. I hate how I have multiple posts in mind and they disappear when it opens. Think we can get Windows to do anything about that?

  7. Molly says:

    I like the new look. Bob and thr sunrise seem perfect for your blog theme. Thanks for the visit and the kind words.

  8. Brenda says:

    How about a goat to go with the fowl?

  9. Eeleen Lee says:

    I saw your old site from
    this one is even better

  10. lori says:

    I love the new template! I didn’t post for 3 weeks while I looked for templates then when I found one I lost my two followers – and I don’t have enough to spare! I’m sticking with my new template for a while (mostly cause it was a pain to finally get right) so if the mood strikes you, and you feel like meandering back over and re-adding yourself, I’d me much obliged! If not, no worries – my feathers won’t be ruffled 🙂 But really – love your cheery site!

  11. lori says:

    Oh yay! nevermind my re-add request – I added the networked blog widget back and there you were! 🙂

  12. del says:

    I like Bob. I am too scared to even contemplate changes because I am way too easily distracted. If only wordpress could magically read my mind and hey-presto a pretty new template like yours.

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