The blog giveth and the blog taketh away …

"Cool Banner!"

“Cool Banner!”

I don’t check my email much – really should get into the habit.  But we’ve established I work two jobs, am a single mom and read – a LOT.  (6 books since just after Christmas, but that’s another blog).

Anyway.  I checked my Debauchery Soup email today and found 2 sidebar emails.

The first was from the owner of Stay Calm Cupcake.  I used a photo I had found on Google.  It was adorable.  A little cupcake with the words ‘Stay Calm Cupcake’ on it.  It was hers.  Oof.

I have a lot to learn when it comes to what the rules are regarding using pics etc.  I figure if they have those watermarks on them, then its hands off.  I will be doing my research.

She very politely asked me to take the picture down.  I have done that.  I apologized and she responded with ‘no worries, great blog’. LOL!

The next email was from a follower of my blog, deWriterMD.  She noticed my fuzzy mole rat banner and not only found the original picture (which I probably stole also), but created a non-fuzzy version for me!

Thank you SO much Deb!  You can check her blog out at: MetaRead360 Small Press Presents

So I think I’ll touch a little on ‘why the mole rat?’.  I have had a fascination with Naked Mole Rats since the 90’s.  I seriously adore creatures that the majority find ‘ugly’.  So, other than the fact that I love them, I hope my little mole rat represents the following:

  1. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
  2. It’s naked.  As I feel when sharing with you.  Baring it all.  No holds barred.

Fun facts.  They’re eusocial mammals.  One of a kind!  All pitching in with their tasks for their colony’s Queen.  Like ants … only, pink and adorable and naked.

I’ll do a whole post on them one day, so I’ll stop there.  I know, I know, you’ll be on the edge of your seat until then.

SO – in closing.  Hope you like the banner, I know I love it.

I also know my pal and fellow blogger and movie writer over at The Return of the Modern Philosopher is going to hate it.  They creep him out.

About debaucherysoup

I've traveled 4 continents, affording me experiences and adventures to last a lifetime. Most important was the exposure to other cultures, beliefs and lifestyles. I'm also mom to one of the most amazing human beings I know.

Posted on January 31, 2013, in Humor, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. I think the Mole Rat is pretty good…He (or she) could use a little Jergans, and perhaps a top hat. One can never underestimate the security derived from the proper cap.

  2. So funny, before I even read your post I stopped to check out the naked mole. Found it very endearing!

  3. Reblogged this on MetaRead360 Small Press presents and commented:
    Hey, thanks backatcha, sista-blogger! You rock!

  4. I am NOT a big fan of that new banner!!! That creature up there FREAKS ME OUT! What if it ever crawls up under my toga??? UGH!!! 😛

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