Stories From the Bus Stop

I hate going to the bus stop. It is probably 0.05 miles from my front door, but it seems like an ordeal on many of the days I have to walk down my street, around the corner, and up the hill to the T-intersection where I wait for my kids.

See, I drop Sam and Jack off at school in the morning, but they take buses home. And I say buses, plural, because Jack takes a special ed bus. Technically Jack’s bus driver is supposed to drop him off in front of my house, but as his bus arrives at about the same time as Sam’s, she is kind enough to check for me at the regular stop to see if I am

first, i’m not good at small talk

second, it’s a weird stratification with different languages, etc.

ellie always wants to come over

jack breaks into vanessa’s gated yard

sam whines at me when he gets off the bus

jack lollygags on the way home

Stimeyland! New! And Improved! Now With Rainbows!

It’s been about a year that I’ve had my same ol’ blog header and layout. I get bored easily, so I decided I was ready to change things up around here. In case you’re wondering, I regularly move furniture around in my house as well.

Things aren’t all that much different here in Stimeyland. I got rid of some of my sidebar clutter and added a pretty rainbow in the header. Plus I have links to all the places I write in the sidebar now because if I can’t keep track of my blogs, how can you all? I had to make a list for myself and put it on my desk so I wouldn’t fuck up by forgetting where I write.

“My name is Stimey and I’m a blogoholic.”
“Hi, Stimey!”

In other new design news, I embiggened my Pontificating Gerbil.

Alex thinks I’m alienating the normies by being so crazy (read: rodent-centric) all the time. I say that I don’t think there are many normies that show up here. Except for you, of course.

So, poke around and enjoy yourself. I do all my design and layout myself and I am FAR from a professional—or frankly even a qualified amateur—but I have fun with it. I hope you do too.

14 thoughts on “Stimeyland! New! And Improved! Now With Rainbows!

  1. Newsflash for Alex: your readers don’t come here for the blog header; we come for the writing, the stories, the great pictures. I’m just sayin’.

    That said, however, if you start adding unicorns? Then we might have a problem. ;-)

  2. I don’t understand how Alex could possibly argue with the new and improved layout, with 200% more psychedelia.

    Maybe he’s questioning why your shadow rodent is giving us all an obscene gesture…Just sayin’.

  3. WOAH! I thought I ended up in the wrong place for a second…I LOVE it.

    It’s so…retro-crazy-funky-catchy-cool.

    If you ever need pictures of guinea pigs to use as friends of your gerbil, I’ve got ’em.

  4. Um, since we’ve only ‘met’ per se via e-mail, I don’t think I should have a vote.
    However, I kinda preferred the family photo in the previous banner. If I remember what your blog used to have as a banner, that is.

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