Monday, January 14, 2008

Can't Think Of A Witty Title Tonight...Sorry

This winter, despite being as SHITASTIC as it could possibly be, has included NO SNOW, but a helluva shitty upper respiratory nightmare for me. It's really been awful. Ordinarily, I'm not much of a complainer, but FUCK THIS COLD.

But, I've recovered enough to do a review. Today's subject, albeit late today, is Cocoanut Cove. "Military Mom" works for the USAF, so thank you. Don't care whether you stand a post with a gun, or you work on an Air Force base in North Dakota, I respect the job. We here appreciate what you do.

Now, this blog has one of the standard Blogger templates, the brown-circle Horror Show of Doom, that I dislike intensely. She has a personalized header, but honestly, it does very little in terms of improving the immediate impression. She has a three-column look, with buttons on both sides and the blogroll to the left, but it's not an avalanche of crap, so I'm giving it a pass. Her archive is rolled up, so yay, she's discovered one of Beta's nifty little gadgets. She also has a link to us at the top of the list, so she must appreciate our snark. Good for you, MM, we love you too, but get a new template, dear. That brown is so unbecoming.

The prose isn't bad. She's a decent storyteller, and it's concise and to the point. I have no complaints in this department. She doesn't beat you to death with stories about her family or her service to this country, which is good. However, it's easy to see what she's all about by reading just a few posts, which I'm grateful for.

So, MM, here's the deal. This is the same thing I'd be telling you if I wasn't still trying to escape the deathbed. Get a new template, post-haste. We have a few links on our own FAQ for decent free ones, and if you know even a bit of HTML, you can get a rocking look going. Anything but that brown circle nightmare. Keep on keepin' on with your writing, it's decent and I appreciate the effort you put into it. Good luck with your kids and your career, and again, thank you for what you do. I can't go too high because of the template, but you get two stars from me, and there are many who cannot say that.


  1. Woo hoo! Girl! Two stars from Atomic Fireballs! Wiping the sweat off my forehead.

  2. Wow, 2 stars! I'm very surprised, because I thought you would really slam me. I hate the template too, but I'm pretty computer illiterate! I'll take the criticism and try to make it better. Thanks!And thanks for the nice owrds about my job, I'm grateful.

  3. Good for you MM!! I think you got a great review! I think you got very good, very detailed feedback--I intend to continue to be a regular!


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