Sunday, January 8, 2012

Pushing My Buttons

When I first started this blog adventure, I noticed something interesting. Lots of blogs have these things called buttons. Each button is unique to that blog, hopefully making some type of positive statement about it's content. The goal, I suppose, is to get the reader to see the button, grab the code and place it on their own blog. Free advertising. Of course, this only works if you love the blog, think the button is worth grabbing and you're smart enough to cut and paste the code. I usually don't grab buttons because I frequently struggle with that cut and paste smart part.

Anyway, last January my buddy Jessica over at Two Shades of Pink wrote to me suggesting I needed a button. Jess, being the brainiac she is, offered to make the button for Butts and Ashes. What could I say but, yes please and thank you!


Then I got this.......







Now, I am not a completely ungrateful oaf but let's be real. This button is sweet. And pretty. And girlie. And normal. Who in their right mind is going to believe for a nano-second that this button accurately and sincerely represents Butts and Ashes? I'd be sued for libel, for sure, if I enticed unsuspecting masses to visit Butts and Ashes with that button. The poor slobs would read the first three sentences of a post and demand a refund.


Anyway, I had to gently inform Jess that although the button was so sweet it made my teeth hurt and I totally appreciated all her hard work, I didn't think I could use it and still look myself in the mirror. I mean, I do have some integrity. Some.


That's when Jess tried a few more before finally settling on this one.....






Isn't it awesome? Isn't it so me? Vintage, black and white with just a hint of color where you least expect it. And the font? Perfect! No curly cues or girlie swirlies just plain and to the point. I love it! And so, a year later, I have added this little piece of perfection to the blog. Grab it if you like.


One last confession. My new button, although awesome in every way, was not my first choice. Jess, thinking herself a comedian for the moment, sent me a button hoping to shock and surprise my unsuspecting self. Obviously, the girl forgot who she was dealing with. I still say this should have been my blog button. Jess still says something about R ratings, children and common decency.


My first choice?


Wait for it.....












Wait for it......











Wait for it.......













Butts and Ashes. The Woman. The Myth. The Legend.



One last thing. I just heard Jess broke her arm. Please take a minute to stop by her blog, type a well wish or two and let her know you saw the evidence of the day she lost her mind last year. It'll drive her insane. Again.  bwahahahahahahaha


21 comments:

Ms. A said...

Hahahahahahahahaha, thank Gawd you didn't use the last one! You nut!

Sandra said...

Hysterically funny! Nuff said.

Brian Miller said...

oh yeah, wow, that looks like it hurts....um....lol

Prudence said...

umm I'll take that first button! but have no idea how to "write a code for a button" and the last is for sure, you.

Katharine said...

Hahahahaha, I spit my mouthful of coffee back into my mug...that is awesome(ok, not really for a button,but it made me snort laughing and so do you) Ok, time for a new cup of coffee...

Glen said...

When I get important enough to have a secetary - that's the one I want.

I'll consider grabbing your button but you is going to have to be a little more regular with the writing young lady :-)

aLmYbNeNr said...

Oh Marla. I ♥ you. I'm definitely grabbing your button. :)

So. Cal. Gal said...

If I can't grab your butt at least I can grab your button. Although, I think that acrobatic broad has a certain special charm.

Enchanted Oak said...

What's so funny? I always use that pose for keyboarding when I need to stretch my legs a bit, don't you?

Nice to see you out and about, dearie.

Joanie said...

Sheeee's baaaaack! :D

Mrs. Tuna said...

Well she's um....flexible at least.

Coby said...

That last one has just scarred me for life. Seriously, so disturbing! I'm off to go gouge my eyes out!

Kelley Simpson said...

So glad to see you back! Oh, Thank God.

Okie Book Woman said...

I just discovered that you're back! I'm so glad! I've missed you, Girl!

Two Shades of Pink said...

OH WY WORD. I completely forgot about sending you that last pic as a joke! So when you wrote wait for it...I really was. I laughed so hard remembering that disturbing pic and knowing you would love it! Sorry i missed this post. Not really in blog land all that much. Happy to see you writing again. And i am so glad you are using your button and that you love it. Even if it isn't your first choice. :)

Auntie Cake said...

Laughing so hard I can hardly type. Three cheers for Jessica!

Hope you have a great week!
Kate

Sarah said...

I see the butt, but where is the ashes?

Gia said...

Hahahah those are kickass buttons. I think you settled on the right one, though...

Sandra said...

Still love the button AND....you need to write girl!

Anna, The Lemon Lady said...

Just stopped by to say hello and see what is current. I enjoy your blog. Life is an interesting journey, isn't it. Cheers. "the lemon lady"

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

just stopping by to let you know you've been on my mind. i pray that things are going well in your life. love the blog button, the last one maybe not so much...