Aug 17 2014

Indecision is my life, and this site proves it

newopticyn

As you may have noticed, unless you are a complete idiot . . .

and you’re here, so that is a distinct possibility . . .

the website has undergone a massive change in appearance.

Because that’s just how I am.  I figured that it’s been 3 years, it’s a new start and things probably ought to look new.  Now, before I go making the statement that this is it, this is the look I have been searching for for years, lemme just start by saying . . . probably not.

I literally spend hours choosing themes, color schemes, making and re-making logos and experimenting with virtually every possible aspect of WordPress that I can think of.  Let me start by whining about how WordPress has now decided to charge me to do things that I used to be able to do for free.  For example, changing colors.

30 fucking dollars . . . to change basic colors.  Needless to say, I didn’t pay them.

I spent hours screwing with this thing.  Logos.  Different themes.  You name it.

For those of you that were attempting to read anything here in the last 24 hours, lemme go ahead and apologize now.  It wasn’t your computer.  It was me.  Lemme start with the many changes the logo went through between 10:00 last night and now.  Here are just a few:

newlogo2This one is my personal favorite because I misspelled my own name while I was going for the whole black and white, old school theme.

newlogo31.pngDid finally get here at one point where I changed the color of my shirt.

Now, with each of these came testing them with several different themes that are offered by WordPress.  Some worked better than others while some looked like shit on a Popsicle stick.  I finally ended up using a theme that I started out with 3 years ago that at least gave me a little bit of freedom in color options.  By that I mean, I could change the background image, which, in and of itself, took an hour before I made the gradient look the way I wanted it to and it still kinda pisses me off.

So, before you all start yelling at me, “But it’s fucking YELLOW!”, lemme just tell you my thought process behind it.  After that you can tell me I’m a nutjob.  My psychologist says the same thing, so don’t worry, you won’t hurt my feelings.

I’ve always tended to go with a dark theme because, well, stupid people (which seem to be the main subject of my posts) kind of deserve a dark theme.  The yellow, on the other hand is bright and kinda cheerful and maybe kinda gay but cheerful nonetheless.

So therefore:

Opticynicism!

We have the bright and cheerful for the Optimism . . .

and the dark and dreary for the Cynicism (and the stupid).

So there.

Next week I’ll probably change the fucking thing again.

Or tomorrow.

Or after I’m done writing this post.

I wanna make T-shirts and mugs and shit to sell to help fund the website.  What logo you’re gonna get on it is anybody’s guess.

Just for giggles, I’m going to add a poll to this post so you can vote on what you think of the current design.  If you vote that you don’t like it, please leave a comment for me as to why you don’t like it and be specific.  It may help me when I change it again.

Unless you’re Tom, in which case I’ll probably ignore you again.

So here’s your damn poll:

And just so you know, this is NOW available on Zazzle!!

logoshirtfrontlogoshirtbackJust click THIS LINK to purchase 20 of them!  I don’t make a dime.

Really.

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Facebook post of the day goes to . . . my __________ son. Insert adjective of your choice there.

This is quite possibly the dumbest challenge there is . . . and I don't have $100, so I win!

This is quite possibly the dumbest challenge there is . . . and I don’t have $100, so I win!

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3 comments

    • Reid on August 17, 2014 at 8:03 pm
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    Why does the new color (black is not a color) look like the landscaping in Tampa after a good rain? Sorry, not trying to do your thing, just saying . . .

    1. I honestly don’t know, Dude, but you’re not the first to say something about the yellow. Blue maybe?

  1. There, it’s blue. Issat better ya buncha whiners??

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