My life is to make everything around me beautiful.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Okay, Ranting About a Few Things?

I'm updating this here at the very top to alert those of you who are tired of ads—any ads. It eliminates ads for most websites and blogs. I understand people having to make money with their ads, but I think we deserve a choice to view them or not view them, if we so choose. I've had AdBlock for my Safari for a couple of months now and love it. I installed it on hubs' computer recently and he likes it. (It's a shareware, free if you're too strapped to pay the couple of bucks he asks, but I plan on sending this man and his wife a payment.) Anyway, go here for AdBlock for Safari—and you can use Safari on any PCs, even though it's an Apple browser and I think you'll like it a lot. If you're running Mozilla or Firefox, which I think is one of the best browsers ever and very fast, go here to download the AdBlock for Firefox. Firefox and Mozilla are actually one and the same. Mozilla is the foundation that took over Netscape and it created the Firefox browser. You can also get it for Chrome if you are running that browser. Here it is for Chrome. You can also block ads on Facebook and YouTube. Enough of this, just download them and have no ads to disturb you. I did and I'm loving it. Since this post won't be seen by many people after a few days, spread the word around. I've also put a button on my side bar to let people know they do have a choice to eliminate annoying ads; well, most of them anyway.

Okay, vent time here. I have a couple of them today.

First, let's talk about ads on blogs. You must know by now I absolutely do NOT like them. I believe it destroys the beauty of a blog. I know, I know, some people need the extra income in this horrific economy and I can definitely understand that. But I sure wish you had control over what you have to advertise. I'm seeing some absolutely disgusting ads. Plus, if you perchance accidentally "roll over" them, they will start playing! Loudly!  Now, the music is bad enough, not that all the music is bad because some of it is wonderful, but I find it too distracting. I have to turn off my sound if the phone rings or if I'm already on the phone, my caller will hear it. Not just the music but the ads! I'm not going so far as to say I'll never view blogs that have ads because a lot of my favorites do and I don't want to give up reading their blogs at all. I love reading them; I just don't like to see toilets, personal hygiene and various other ads for which I have no use. Cars in Detroit, Florida, Maryland, etc? I live 2,000-2,500 miles away; I'm not going to Michigan, Florida or Maryland to buy a car.

The next vent if this new blogger interface. This post right here has been the absolute hardest ever to post. I even used a template for it and it wouldn't show my photos! Now, I know HTML and it was all good. I have no idea what was going on but I actually had to do the whole thing over about 3 times. I was getting so frustrated I almost gave up on this one but I didn't as you can see. Blogger, please fix this interface and not have it so "glitchy." Please!

This is one of the most unusual colored living rooms I've ever seen but I really do like it. That sofa is very unusual and the rug is a bit modern for my taste but the room has a lot of pizzazz, which just goes to show you that if you like a color, then you go for it. Don't let anyone else set your standard for you. I think that's why we see so much "off white" and beige in living rooms. I find it a disgusting color actually. Be brave, use more color!

These chairs were the type we had in furnished housing in the military. They are really comfortable, too. Ours weren't this pretty; we had red leather cushions but I'd take another pair of those chairs again in a heartbeat.

Okay, I think this room is adorable! Mostly, it's the furniture I think is so cute.

Ooooooh, yeaaaaah! I love the red sofa.

What a wonderful place to be able to have.

While I like this and it's lovely with blue, I'd have pink with the white.

Summer nights on the porch.

The pink of this kitchen is wonderful and I like how the undercounter lights up the walls so sparkly.

What an unusual door. Kind of halloween-ish.

Elegant french doors.

I'd like these chairs in white, please.

Pink cabinets. Yellow walls. Squeeeeeal....

Quiet area made adorable!

Ooooh, yeeeeeah, but then I'd have to cook.

This painted window is gorgeous. I have no idea who did it but I sure would want one.

Oh, yes. Yes. Yes. Yesssssss!

My grandmother, mother, and even I, had one of these dryers. I think I must have thrown mine out at some point thinking it was too old-fashioned. :-(

I do my lamps with silk roses also. I saw one of these done in pink. I think I like the white better though—more elegant.

I'm afraid if I got in I'd never want to get out. Beautiful.