Day 9 & Out
Escape From Starkiller Yellow House, Part One Million and Four

Content, Cats & a Site Update

Hi! Hi hi hi.

How are you? I am fine. Everything is fine. Very very busy with non-blog work and then we had to travel to New York for a family wedding on Saturday and oh, absolutely, the whole thing started out as a planned day trip and ended up being a complete and utter clusterfuck as per my usual travel exploits, and while I suppose it would make for a classic Idiots Doing Idiot things story, the real reason things unraveled on us as badly as they did obviously kills the potential/appropriateness of humor. Long story short: Getting out of Manhattan and onto the very last NJ Transit train of the night was no easy feat on Saturday, and involved several unnecessary and/or aborted Uber rides, a lost credit card, a frantic sprint on and off the subway and a lot of REALLY oblivious, slow-moving Mets fans. 

None of it was very fun, but we made it home and the wedding was just lovely.

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(We also finally took some pictures of us together!)

Another reason for the relative silence here on the blog is that FINALLY, in the year of our Lord 2016, I am redesigning the fucking thing. I promise to keep the overall change fairly minimal, but it's obviously time to make the site responsive/mobile friendly and freshen up the layout and fonts. My four-year-old self will still be here to scream at you, just from the top of the site so I can stop wasting

so much

damn space

over

there.

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Currently working on some ad zone kinks and settling on final fonts (VOTE NOW SERIF OR SANS SERIF IN COMMENTS THIS IS MIGHTILY IMPORTANT), but other than that, you can go ahead and Expect That Shit at some point very soon.

In the meantime, please to enjoy some photos about the True Cost of a Forever Home from a very patient rescue cat's perspective: 

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HALP

Comments

Ashley

Sans serif! Can't wait!

nonsoccermom

I have no opinion on serifs. That last picture, however, made me laugh like a fool.

Lia

Sans serif all the way!

Kelsey

Sans Serif!

Laura B.

sans! sans! sans! Do you even have to ask?

Lilliana

Sans for content, Serif for titles <3

Angela

Lol, our rescue cat resembles this post.

Mags

Sans serif, but serif for fancy things. And a color that makes it obvious if it's a link or not.

Kay

SERIF. I'm apparently in the minority here, but SERIF.

And I love your cat's facial expressions.

Jessica

I don't care about the font - I always read in a feed reader. That picture third from the bottom? OMG. The look on that cat's face... and then the HALP at the end put me right over the edge.

Joanna Moore

I was afraid for a second that you were going to stop blogging! Yay.

Tonya

Sans Serif!

flybigd

I WILL HUG HIM AND SQUEEZE HIM AND CALL HIM GEORGE

Erick

sans serif!!!! !

RzDrms

SERIF, oh pretty pleezessss?!

cris

Sans serif.

Amy in StL

Serif... forever and always.

Deirdre

Serif!!! It makes it easier on the eyes to read.

Kim

Definitely Serif.

Candace

Sans, woman, for the love of god. Do your chilluns play 'monster hunter' with the pets? Our dog walked around for 10 minutes with a stuffed animal sling/net over him this weekend because the kid let wanted to 'capture a beast'.

Suzanne

San serif is so much easier on the eyes. Please!

Cara

O.m.g. that last picture had me loling for real. Also, sans serif. Can't wait for mobile friendly!

Jenny

Sans serif for sure! Sweet kid and kitty pics.

SarahB

I vote more photos of kids and cats!

Font, no opinion.

Julie

Sans serif, but really I don't care just keep writing

Dona

Sans Serif, pretty please.

Stacy

Sans serif :) THAT LAST PICTURE THO *dying*

Sarahd

Don't change the font! Same font! We fear change...

Kathryn K.

Sans serif

Sue C

Sans Serif is my vote.

birdgal (another amy)

Who cares about font, I'm just here for the catz. We have a recent rescue, who is experiencing much of what Finn is experiencing in those photos. I think I say 'leave the cat AALLLLOOOONE' 5 million times a day. I can only imagine what the poor cat thinks (he is very tolerant for the most part, but the look of 'HALP' is never far away).

Katie

Meh - I don't care what font you choose, I'm just happy you're not going anywhere with this here blog! My rescue dogs say HI! to your rescue petsapalooza.

Sherri

Sans serif for web stuff is easier on the eyes. Serif is for print work, it's easier on the eyes there. I'll keep reading even if you start using comic sans though.

Sherri

Sans serif for web stuff is easier on the eyes. Serif is for print work, it's easier on the eyes there. I'll keep reading even if you start using comic sans though.

Sue W

I'm on the Sans bandwagon. A Not So Little Boy and His Cat are squee worthy!

Jelourai

Voting for Sans Serif, but I'll keep reading either way :-)

Jelourai

Oh, and by the way, I'm glad you guys are safe and everything!

Kris

The minute I read Saturday and NYC I thought "Oh, shit the bomb". Can't wait to see the redesign.

OhNoes

I come representing House Sans Serif, proudly bearing our sigil-- a bull in a comfy armchair enjoying an engrossing novel. GAZE UPON THE READA-BULL AND TREMBLE!

Mary/FishyGirl

San serif all the way.

skroll

HALP LMAO!

liz

sans serif - easier on the eyes on the computer screen

Judy

Serif, always and forever. Pretty please and thank you.

Carrie

Sans serif and that last pic made me legit lol.

Meg

Sans, sil vous plait.

Sarah

Sans sans sans. But if you choose serif just because you like it, you'll still be the first page I check on the internet. (Fan girl squee) Thanks for making it more mobile friendly. I usually wait until I get home to read your adventures, but it will be great when it reads on the mobile browser too.

Amy, just one final request: don't use the same people as redesigned Alpha Mom recently. It turned the page into a clusterfuck of a mess, and it's just harder to navigate. I still read your column, but then, I just admitted to being willing to read serif, so clearly nothing will keep me away :-)

Kathleen

San serif!!!!

Jamie

I really don't care about the font because that last picture sums up my reason for hanging around these parts for a scary amount of years. I lol'd - actually, out loud.

Leslie

SANS-SERIF Please and thank you.

Adriana

100% sans!

Tam.

That last picture. Damn that is funny!!

Oh, and Sans Baby, Yeah! (said in my best Austin Powers)

Jill Randy

Sans

Lori

I care not a bit about fonts, but those pics are amazing. Sorry you got stalled in NY.

Jay

Sans! But obviously not Comic Sans because you are too good for that abomination.

Valria

Serif!

Sasha

Holy wedding knots, Batman!
Did EVERYONE getting married this year get married on Saturday? I was invited to three weddings that day and knew of a fourth, now this is the fifth!
Also of course I went to the one in NYC, fortunately somewhat uptown from the explosion.

StatMom

San serif.

kelly

I'll take your writing with or without serif, for serious. That last picture made me actually laugh out loud. Kitty awesomeness.

Alice Waugh

SANS SANS SANS SANS SANS SANS! Also, what drugs do you give your cats? Our mental rescue cat runs away if you just look at her (THANKS, abusive former owners!).

Lynn

I think if you looked back on this blog, you would find that the most popular posts, determined solely by number of comments, would be 1) a new Storch is born and 2) Please choose serif or sans serif.

I think I shall miss that weird olive green color when you redesign. Unless you're keeping it?

Dori

Sans serif

Kath the Cook

sans serif, oh dear god, serif is SO yesterday.

That dear, dear cat and that equally dear boy. the cat can get away if he really needs to - and he just might any minute now...

Keep it comin'....

Lindsay

Sans! But you could use comic sans and I'd still read (assuming you're still promising funny stories and an occasional pet/kid picture). Dedicated!

Now can you also fix up the advice smackdown/twitter/etc links over there so if I just click they work? They only work now if I open 'em in a new tab. This has always baffled me.

Lindsay

Oh, I guess I should probably clarify - the weird link issue is, I think, only in Firefox (which I use at work instead of Chrome for dumb long story reasons no one cares about).

Fraulein N

Oh man, he is loving the stuffing out of that cat. (BTW, voting for sans serif.)

annemarie

SAAAAANS.

KImtoo

I'm late, but still - I'm ok with serifs, but I don't need 'em.
And those pictures were the exact reason we got ourself a rescue kitten - we wanted him growing up thinking that was what life was like.

Arnebya

So. Weirded. Out. At/By. Newness. Gah. Also, yay, though, so.

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