Hello once more!
Good evening to you fine people from myself, Mike Steel, on this most wonderful of days. It has been too long, perhaps, since my last post, or too short, all I know is that it was unlikely in between and most probably not in between enough to warrant complaint. Yes, my dear readers, my writing is as giddy as my head for today is another day of enjoying WordPress and it’s exciting features which have newly been brought to my attention by another command from the world of Computer Science. This command, a most epic and exuberant document, explicating my every move as to be committed upon this fine blog in the minutes preceding this post, arrived to me, as I remember, on the morning of February the seventh under the banners of Aberystwyth when I was only in the 19th year of my age, as I am still. There was a jocund bluster in the air and a fellow had just retrieved his hat from a passing wilder-beast, but I was in my element for I knew that would be the day that I would be required to once more use this most amazing of websites. I am quite sure of my mood for, just to heighten my already much improved state of mind, I enjoyed a few minutes of rambling on to my pet guerrilla, Dr. Hedgehog, about the spirit of the times and the news so readily available in the papers of the day.
It was about this time that I discovered I had not the love of pineapple chunks as I remember from when I was a boy, as a boy I would regularly and endlessly feast upon such morsels as I would happen to chance upon, but now no longer, I even once recall having picked them off of a very fine pizza which I had been enjoying. How could I do such a thing, I thought to myself, and, indeed, Dr. Hedgehog was much in agreement for he also was a lover of the pineapple chunks, a strange taste perhaps for a guerrilla, or perhaps not, I don’t know, I’m not a zoologist. For two days then I pondered his thoughts, and for forty-eight tormented hours I wondered, were pineapple chunks really to be my undoing in the eyes of my favourite pet who, since I was only small, had carried my umbrella and fastened my chicken nuggets about my ankles. It had, in fact, been an idea of my estranged aunt’s to have chicken nuggets fastened about my ankles, and, as was the situation on Tuesday, rationing was looming and I feared for my entire legs being pulled away by children hungering for those small pebbles of chickenny goodness.
After two days of considering this I found my constitution much improved and ready for another look at WordPress, my instructions had been first to find a theme, one that was both tasteful and vibrant, that was neither decadent nor over-indulgent. How to spell decadent was also on my mind for Dan the Present assured me either ‘ent’ or ‘ant’ was a fine ending for such a word. I had hoped not to need to use it in this blog and therefore avoid the rather unfortunate necessity of having to spell it, however, such times pass, as such times come, and now I find myself not only having to try and spell it, but having to regress through the same thoughts as had come prior to this problem when I had wondered upon its spelling. What a complex world it is we inhabit, where, in a moment, spelling, meaning, and aim can all change and leave us with a blog that has neither purpose for those that read it, nor he who works away painstakingly at the heart of it.
The theme, however, has been much more successful compared to the spelling of decedent, there were far fewer issues than the difficulty of the task might suggest and even my attempts to use it have so far gone without any too miserable results. Unfortunately, a second and equally important task had also presented itself, coverd up originally by a number of pinapple chunks now much devoured by Dr. Hedgehog, this task was to install plug-ins into my WordPress page. Oh, how my eyes rolled and my sides ached, and my ped cat danced the merry jog, oh, how my estranged aunt waved a pair of cacti about while the sun turned blue and split into three different equally exciting chunks.
The first of these plug-ins was to connect that most venerable page, Facebook, and that most honourable page, Twitter, to my humble blog. Now, my good and fair readers, who so often, I am sure, visit those pages and enjoy their merriment, you may now like or share this page in such a way that all those good souls you know might say ‘Oh look, Perciville is reading a rather splended article on how cats should never wear apricots on a winter’s evening!’ And then, with social status much improved, you can go about town and show off your particular wit that you shall have picked up on the number of notable subjects presented here, and all those people about town would know what you spoke of and be generally glad of it all.
The names of these plug-ins, now to be recorded for the ceaseless hordes who shall rule our overthrown earth in millenia to come, are so titled as Async Social Media Buttons (Google+, Twitter, Facebook), and my beautiful tubes. The former being a plug-in for connection to the bracketted pages, and the latter allowing me to play around with the placement of YouTube videos within my blog, which I shall have much fun with at a later date, I am sure.
I fear though, my fine readers, that my blog post for today must come to an end; Dr. Hedgehog has had his fill of pinapple chunks and I myself must attend a pressing engagement with a womble named Kevin. For now, dear readers, farewell!