Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Legend

I'm So Boring, That's The Rumor

In a former incarnation of "The Rat Squeaks", I started color-coding the background of each post and I even included an instructive chart at the top of the sidebar. I still do the color-coding, but with less furor and without the Legend in the sidebar. Nobody ever remarked on either the inclusion of the exclusion of that arrangement, so I don't worry about making it perfectly clear! I could look up old copies of my blog that I've kept on my computer, but I won't. Why resurrect the dead? On the other hand, I continue to use the color-coding as if it were a favorite joke. No Legend will be unearthed, though. I don't think anyone in the general public is much impressed with it, anyway. I must be, though, since I keep assigning meaningful colors or "texture" backgrounds to all the posts! Whether it is coded for Fiction, Nostalgia, Politics, or what, I used to think someone might use it as a visual code to what kind of posts they were skimming past, but now I'm unsure of that.

Excuse me for a moment, please, while I say FUCK IT real loud!

There. I feel better already.


  1. Well you said it loud enough for both of us... I feel better too.

  2. I have long since forgotten the meaning of the colors or to give a shit! I just read'em...if they catch me in the beginning and assign my own color to the emotion I feel when finished!

  3. Those colors are so butt-random (or seem so) lately that I guess I need to face it: I just like a many-colored thing! Why is Fiction blue? Why is Nostalgia pink?! Has anyone seen my pink shirt, and how long will I get away with wearing it? If you see a big faggot walking up your sidewalk, frustrated, relax; it's just me. Though maybe I ought not wear it anywhere near your part of Texas.

  4. Hi Ron,

    Great to hear from you after so long! My blog survived the difficult 2-year mark, though my posts weren't always frequent. I hope you're still mentoring new bloggers- you were a real help!

  5. I like the color coding and the texture. I just heard from our mutual friend Jeanne and wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you. Hope things are going well for you by the time you see this.

  6. When it comes to blogging, you are way too organized for me. I'm going to focus on making sure my shoes and handbag match.


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