Finding Something Friday on Makeovers (Or Does This Blog Make Me Look Fat?)

If you haven’t dropped in to the Hall of Fame in a few days…Surprise! But if you have, and noticed the blog makeover, then thanks for the lovely comments. And if you’re scratching your head and saying, “Why, yes, things look different but I can’t quite put my finger on it,” then, um, I’m sure you have lots of other great skills.

So, I’ve added a few blog pages, a functionality that’s especially convenient if you want to add more information but keep a streamlined front page. For those who may not want to go the paid website route, a free blog with pages can be an effective showcase. Just look for the Edit Pages tab (adjacent to the Edit Posts tab) the next time you’re writing a new post. It’s that simple.

And I think I read where Blogger allows up to ten pages. Think of all you can do with ten pages! You can direct readers to your credentials or contact info. You can add a page of free downloads or fun facts. You can have recipes or riddles or rhymes! Pictures! Pointers! Puddles!

Um, okay, maybe not puddles. But I think you can see that the possibilities are endless.

I still have a bit of streamlining to do before this blog’s shiny new makeover is complete. I just hope you’ll still recognize the sleeker, shadow of her former self, Cathy C.’s Hall of Fame!

What Not To Do Wednesday (The Old "Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words" Thing)

The Beneficent Mr. Hall, Cathy-on-a-Stick, and yours truly went on a train ride and met some wonderful people.

“Ha,ha,” they laughed upon seeing Cathy-on-a-Stick. “You must give us your card so we can follow her adventures!”

“How kind,” I said. Now where did I put those business cards?

After the train ride, we checked into a lovely B & B, where we met even more wonderful people.

“Ha,ha,” they laughed (again) after seeing Cathy-on-a-Stick. “Please give us your card!” Hmmm…where ARE those cards?

Upon returning home, I found the business cards. In the box. On my desk.

I’m sure you don’t need me to draw you a picture about What Not To Do, grasshopper.

Double Tootin’ Tuesday: The Ultimate Bird Lover and CNN (Radio, That Is)


For all of my fine-feathered friends out there (and really, I’m just talking to the family of wrens who nest in a hanging plant on my screened porch every year), I’d like to say thank you very much!

Because without you, I wouldn’t have had a fine story for The Ultimate Bird Lover. Remember way, way back (and for once, I’m not exaggerating) when I wrote that story about Sally the crazy dog gobbling up the baby wren? Yes, I know that doesn’t sound like what you’d call a happy story. But it had a heart-warming point.

Still, you can imagine my surprise when a fellow from CNN Radio invited me to do an interview about birds and such. On the radio. At CNN.

Well, I don’t need to tell you that I high-tailed it to CNN! See, I started in radio way, way, waaaay back in the day, so I was thrilled to see CNN Radio up close and personal. And also, because I’m a ham.

Anyway, we had quite the conversation about birds and such. More about “and such” than Sally and the baby wrens. But I managed to wing it(C’mon, you had to see that coming) and I believe The Ultimate Bird Lover was even (briefly) mentioned. Maybe, if you live where a CNN affiliate broadcasts, you heard me blah-blahing away. But if not, you can still read my story. Because truly, it’s a sweet story.

So, all’s well that ends well. (Well, except for the baby wren.)