Not long ago I told the tale of my journey to Miami to meet The Bloggess, though meeting The Bloggess was not my main reason for journeying to Miami. You might remember that when The Bloggess was signing my copy of her $27 book, my friend DJ told her that I, too, write a blog. As you may recall, she (The Bloggess, not DJ) asked me if I had a card, and sadly I did not, so I do not know if she lost the complimentary bookmark that came with the $27 book where I scrawled the name of my blog and thus never visited my little corner of BlogWorld.
But that got me thinking that maybe I should have a card. People are always asking me what I do and I typically say that I wake up whenever and do whatever, sometimes just lay in bed and read if it is a rainy day, and oh, I volunteer and, I blog. After I explain what a blog is which happens more than you might think, I tell people the name of the blog and suggest that they ought to check it out. Of course, no telling if they remember to check it out or even if they remember the name of the blog, but if I could hand them a card, it would greatly improve the odds that they would remember the name of the blog.
So I came up with a couple of possibilities but I’m having a tough time deciding on which one I prefer. The first one I’ll refer to as the one with the green umbrella because it features a green umbrella. The other one I’ll refer to as the other one because it does not have a green umbrella. This is what the one with the green umbrella looks like.
I like the colors. It seems bright, quirky, possibly a little wacky and ever optimistic and at least a couple of those adjectives apply to me. I could see me sitting on a yellow beach under a green umbrella sipping my probably alcoholic drink wondering why the sky is pink. However, I am bothered by what appears to be a skewered green olive floating in a pink drink. What kind of pink drink has a skewered green olive floating in it? Now, I like green olives even when they have been marinating in alcohol but I just can’t imagine one in a sweet or tart or sweetly tart pink drink.
The other choice for a card is the other one which you recall is the one without a green umbrella and it looks like this.
I like this one, too. I like the hat and the scarf. I have a similar red scarf though I don’t tie it around a hat. I usually use it to tie up, well, it doesn’t really matter what I use it for. And that is a drink I think I would be drinking if I was sitting on a beach wearing a hat like that. However, she looks tall and that might be a problem. Tall has all sorts of expectations. Taller people typically are natural born leaders, good at sports and make more money (studies show all those things to be true) and yet they often complain about never being able to find pants long enough or not enough leg room on a airplane and it makes me want to scream but you’re a natural born leader who excels at sports and makes more than those of us who need to find someone to help us get something from the top shelf at the grocery store so who cares if your pants are too short – call them capris and be done with it. And I know what will happen when I hand one of these cards out. There will be that one person who says, “Is that supposed to be you? Because you’re short.” And I’ll just smile and wish I had that pink drink with a skewered green olive in my hand because that would be a distraction from the tall thing.
So, what to choose, what to choose? I created a poll because I always wanted to create a poll and think I might have real talent for poll creating and it gives you a chance to vote on which card I should use, or you could just leave a comment, or you could vote and leave a comment.
Of course, it’s possible I might not have real talent for poll creating, which is okay because I always thought I’d be better at choreographing poll dance routines, you know to entertain voters as they wait in lines at the polls.