Yep, I’ve changed some stuff around here. But being me, with all of my technological skills coming to the fore, of course I didn’t actually do this on purpose. I just willy-nilly jumped into something brand new with both feet and now I can’t clamber back out.
I’m going to blame my husband. Always the easiest option. Or rather I’ll blame the football match he was watching with his buddies last night, the one where poor Glasgow Celtic got hammered by the richissimo Parisians from St Germain. But I won’t go into the details. It’s too sad for words.
So I escaped to the faded red sofa in my room where the sun warms my shoulders in the afternoon but where nothing was shining at all yesterday evening except the glare from my little iPad.
I think I’ll have a look at some other themes for my blog, I idly murmured, intent on simply staying away from the roars and cheers and beers happening downstairs.
Oh, this one looks nice. Let me try it out. Where am I supposed to click?
Wham. Done. Activated. Drat. I think I prefer my old one.
But, lo and behold (isn’t that just the most wonderful expression in the entire English language) my old theme is now “retired”.
I wonder who decided on its retirement. Its employer? I thought that was me. Had it worked for the number of years it was supposed to? Will it receive a pension from the government? An OAP card for the buses? Will it move to an old theme’s home in the near future and be cared for by other younger themes?
Who knows? All I know is that I will never see it again. Never see the pretty picture of that pale pink typewriter in all its shapely glory. It is now stretched beyond all recognition, lying fuzzily along the top, a skinny tortured version of its beautiful former self.
Gone are the big, fat chunky letters shouting out their name to anyone curious enough to drop by. In their place stand ordinary, well-behaved little soldiers all in a bold black row.
Hohum. That’s what I get for trying to be adventurous.
Writer, I’m working on it. Adventurer, hopeless. Madwoman, most definitely. Today in any case.