Friday, January 14, 2011

You Want Me Fluff Pillow?

Today I present to you a list of housekeeping items. Because when I have very little to offer and am feeling especially OCD, I like lists. Especially if they're factors of twelve.

Ahem.

1. I don't have a full post here today, but I do have one over at Studio Thirty +. Are you a member? You should be? Or, not. I'm not your mother.  Either way, click on over if you want a taste of my blogging resume. That is to say, a post where I reveal dark secrets from my blogging past, including that gig I had with Playboy Radio. (Not kidding. Unless you're a member of my extended family, in which case, I'M TOTALLY KIDDING! HAHAHAHA!)

Read that post here: My Blogging Resume.  And here's a picture preview:


eh? Eh? EH?

2. Next, I have decided that my blog needs an overhaul for the new year. I was hooked up with a woman through Captain Dumbass last year and she graciously designed the banner you see above, all while sustaining extended email conversations with me about things like, "Well do you have ANY idea of what you'd like, Kristine?"

And since I don't think it's fair to put anyone through that twice, I'm putting out an open call for designers.  An open call that offers very little in return, that is.  Ahem.  Do I have any friendly graphic-type computer people amongst my readers that would be interested in designing something in exchange for some exposure on this blog? Lame exchange, I KNOW, but it's either that or I think my kid has about $7 in pennies in his piggy bank. Or! A cat! I'm always happy to send you a cat! Email me! waitinthevan [at] gmail [dot] com

3. Also, the Ask the Van bit seems to have come to a screeching halt as far as submissions of questions. Do I not guide you? Do I not put my heart into helping you resolve your problems?

Well, I suppose you're right. I don't really.

But STILL.  Don't forget to email me the things that you have no desire to hear a legitimate answer to!

4. And finally, I'm planning another Product of Silence post. It'll probably be next weekend, so if you feel like participating, email me to get the prompt & so that I know to link to you.

UPDATE: If you want to participate in the Product of Silence posting, the prompt is "a letter you never intend to send." It can be funny, angry, serious, sad, or in hieroglyphics.  Grab the graphic on the Product of Silence tab at the top of the page & let me know you're in so I can link back to you on the day I post. WHICH! I plan to be January 22nd!

XO Comrades.

24 comments:

  1. LOVED your post at Studio 30 +!!!!!! You are a genius, as always!

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  2. I wish I could offer design servies, but alas! My drawing and design talent ends at smiley faces.

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  3. Why are there two number ones?

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  4. Ugh.. I had to farm out a re-design of my blog recently too. I could have spent years working on it and not come up with something I liked - but am very happy with my new look.

    I'm sure you'll find some starving web-artist willing to do the design for a little pimpin!

    SD
    simpledudecomplexworld.blogspot.com

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  5. I can't draw stick people so I'd be of very little assistance on blog redesign. Hopefully someone gets you the design you crave, and stuff.

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  6. you are getting rid of the dinosaur eating the VW? that's a high bar you've set for yourself!

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  7. Jules: Genius? I'll take it!

    Kristi: MINE TOO!

    MJenks: NO idea what you're talking about. Ahem.

    SD: I can't even operate PhotoShop, so if no one bites here, I think I'll have to just stick with the dinosaur.

    Just Plain Tired: I'm just as helpless when it comes to drawing, er, designing.

    trevor the lion hearted: I've had it for about a year now, so it's just time to redecorate, ya know?

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  8. Here's a question for you. Why is my husband an idiot?

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  9. I personally think your header is so badass I can hardly stand it (in a good way, not like 'I want to deface it with spraypaint' kind of can't stand it). My brother is in prison (I tell everyone I meet, and plenty of people I haven't met...clearly), and he just offered to draw a new header for my blog because mine is some bullshit I threw together in Microsoft paint because I had blog envy of others. My brother is a tattoo artist (a tattoo artist in prison?? hmmm...), but he is pretty badass. Check out his stuff at http://www.judiciousjailbird.blogspot.com if you want, and a big ole sorry-in-advance if you're not just a major fan of people placing links on your blog. He'd totally be down for some blog exposure if you like what you see there. No pressure.


    Kinda pressure.

    Just kidding. No pressure.

    1. I love lists.

    2. I hate cats.

    3. The end.

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  10. P.S. whenever I see 'Wait in the Van' in my google reader thinger I always think, 'WHO WANTS TO PLAY THE QUIET GAME!?'

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  11. My comments are fourfold:

    1. You do so have a full post here today. But now I'll go over to Studio Thirty to see what's up. I didn't know posting over at the actual site was a thing.

    2. Script Writer on Girls Gone Wild? I wondered if we ever bumped into each other. I was the Dialect Coach for all on location shoots.

    3. I have a graphic designer for you. His name is Peter Vincent, and I have a link to him in the upper right corner of my blog. He did my current banner, as well as BetaDad's (which is a particularly awesome piece of work, in my view). He's awesome.

    4. I'll miss the van-eating Godzilla. I can already tell he's sad at being dismissed from your banner. Rawr. *Monster sad face emoticon*

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  12. I think your's was the first blog I followed and that banner was what caught my eye. But, change or not, I'm not going anywhere. Di-Pi's right. Check Peter. He'll hook you up.

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  13. Belle: if you give me an example, I'm certain I can offer a WebMD-caliber diagnosis.

    Ester: I love what I see there! I'm thinking I'd rather have him tattoo me! I'll be in touch, momma.

    DP: I think they're just trying to drum up more activity over there. Just helpin' out. As for PV, I cannot go and beg. I'm too...shy? Lame? Obnoxious?

    Vinny C: I probably should've just shocked everyone with the makeover one day. No one really WANTS change...usually.

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  14. I'll do Product of Silence! Now, to think of a letter...

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  15. I've always liked your blog design, FYI.

    And I find it very intimidating that this does not count as a real post.

    Carry on with your bad self.

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  16. Ha! I was going to suggest Peter V as well. What's that saying about great minds? ;o)

    Love your blog, btw. I'm kind of a new reader. Of your blog. Not of reading in general. Ok, I'm gonna go now.

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  17. I'll miss the dinosaur.
    He was the first bit of your blog that caught my eye.
    Think the second was some reference to a flying cat?
    Am sure the new crib will be awesome.

    :D

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  18. If you want to feel better about your blog, visit mine and check out my own kick ass banner. You'll thank me for being so lame that I cause you to appear even cooler than you are. Not that you're not cool, but I remember that whole croc and pj's at the party post and methinks you're just about as cool as I am except you have a better blog design. And there you go.

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  19. Ok - so keep a dinosaur in the header but don't let it get all 'Jurassic Park'. Or - do you remember those fancy-assed conversion vans in the 70's with the gorgeous murals painted on the sides and the water bed inside? Oh - before your time, huh? Still, you could include one of THOSE vans in the header thingy too.

    Oh - and sign me up for Product of Silence too. I'll do a post ahead deal so it pops into existence @ midnight Friday.

    Brian

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  20. If you want to feel better about your blog, visit mine and check out my own kick ass banner. You'll thank me for being so lame that I cause you to appear even cooler than you are. Not that you're not cool, but I remember that whole croc and pj's at the party post and methinks you're just about as cool as I am except you have a better blog design. And there you go.

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  21. Ha! I was going to suggest Peter V as well. What's that saying about great minds? ;o)

    Love your blog, btw. I'm kind of a new reader. Of your blog. Not of reading in general. Ok, I'm gonna go now.

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  22. I've always liked your blog design, FYI.

    And I find it very intimidating that this does not count as a real post.

    Carry on with your bad self.

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  23. Here's a question for you. Why is my husband an idiot?

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  24. you are getting rid of the dinosaur eating the VW? that's a high bar you've set for yourself!

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