You see, my husband believes that all of my word motives are an attempt to be cutsie and flowery....and that it does not paint me in a very flattering light. "Be more serious and concise", he stresses. It is his opinion that the Sesame Street Terror Alert Widget is not appropriate because it pokes fun at something that should be taken very seriously. He reminds me that as a future DOS employee, I should be more respectful of the terror alert system.
Hmmph...Papa Bear is no fun at all! He is also the reason why I keep changing my sub-header. I have suggested that maybe he should get his own blog. For the record, I write what I want with the first words that enter my head in an attempt to be me. The exception is the word ruminations which I got from a thesaurus in my feverish attempt to define me in a short, concise phrase. It's awkward. I know. I do respect the Homeland Security Advisory System, but I am unable to live my life as a paranoid, suspicious person. IMHO the Sesame Street format softens the stressors created by the Terror Alert Levels, while reminding lurkers of the times we live in and the need to be vigilant.
As you can see it is no longer on my sidebar. Shall I put it back?
UPDATE: Ooooo...I was in the process of putting the Sesame Street Alert System back when I found this one at geek and proud:
I think I'll try this one....that way I can veer away from the cutsie image into a more "is she becoming a geek?" persona.
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Terror on the Sidebar
Lately, I find myself looking through blogs for interesting sidebar widgets. I feel a great need to break up the monotony going on over there. At one point, I had a Sesame Street Terror Alert Level that I found at Expat Yank. I was SO proud of myself until Papa Bear just had to burst my bubble by insisting that I remove it.