Friday, February 6, 2009

The One Where the Emoticons Gain Ground

OK, so I am pretty smart, right? Say right. And pretty handy with computer stuff for the most part. So why is it that everything to do with Blogger is so darned difficult? Yesterday in order to insert those $#@^%*! Emoticons, I had to download a particular Foxfire add-on, then download a plug-in program, then use the plug-in program to edit the HTML in my Blogger to allow it to use Yahoo Emoticons. Simple, right?

Simple, yet insidious. I believe the whole thing was a plot designed by the emoticons to take over my blog. Now when I go in to make a new blog post, right above the text are displayed all of the Yahoo emoticons. It is a nightmare of a hundred yellow faces. (Witness the actual screenshot above!) I hate that they are animated. They appear to all be mocking me. I removed the lines of HTML that I altered yesterday in order to allow them, but they won’t leave. I feel as though I am possessed. I had a lot of things to do today. Real life things. But I am afraid they are just going to have to wait, because this is war, people. The emoticons will go, if it is the last thing I do. If you don’t hear from me in a couple of days, Gardenweasel, don’t forget our closet pact...I can’t bear to think of the relief society seeing it. Bring a lot of trash bags.

Oh! One more thing. Assuming that I survive my epic emoticon battle, I am playing Pay it Forward with one of my favorite blogsters...Here’s how it works: the first four people to leave a comment on this post will receive, at some point during the year, a handmade gift from me. What it will be and when it will arrive is a total surprise! Although, let’s face it, I’m not very crafty, so you can almost certainly expect to receive FOOD. GOOD FOOD. The catch is that you must participate as well–before you leave your comment here, write up a pay it forward post on your blog to keep the fun going. Then come back, let me know you’re going to play, and sit back and anticipate the arrival of your gift! Remember that only the first four comments will receive a gift from me, so be quick! Oh...and being completely conversant with the mail system, this offer is open to everyone...yes, even those who are geographically challenged (translation: those who don’t live in beautiful sunny Southern California).

10 comments:

Trevor and Colette Riley said...

I am 100% in on this pay it forward business. I have already posted it on my blog. I also am not very good with computers so props to you that you know how to work stuff like that. And yes I am your first comment I do live far away so my mother can have something instead of me!

Glass Mannequin said...

Gift, gift gift!

Lisa--aka The Gardenweasel said...

I'm IN! I hope.....

Lisa--aka The Gardenweasel said...

My post is dorky but what else is new (on my blog)

Lisa--aka The Gardenweasel said...

All I read was blah blah blah emoticons, contest. Got wheat.

Lisa--aka The Gardenweasel said...

Was the contest not, "leave for comments?"

Lisa--aka The Gardenweasel said...

i mean "four"

~ Jamie ~ said...

What the hay! I totally count as the fourth!

~ Jamie ~ said...

Oops! Commented first, posted about it second. As soon as I saw fourth comment I skipped everything else. :)

Tyler said...

Fixed it!

Your Battle sounds a lot like the battle in one of the movies i finally saw... Is there an decepticon emoticon? I am thinking that there really is a bumblebee emoticon somewhere in yahoo that can change not only into a car but an actual bee then to a inorganic organism! If i put my self into an emoticon do you think that Optimus will accept me onto his team? Well here is mine... :[P] pretty fearsome I know now i just need a name.