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.

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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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