I think I need a break.
I was in the happy position of having sweet fuck all to do today except cut the grass. I had to wait until late afternoon though for the rain to start so I had an excuse not to. It's pissing down now so grass cutting is firmly off the agenda.
So here I was doing nothing and wondering what all the things were that I never had time to do, and the thought crossed my mnd that there was a website that needed to be redesigned because, to put it bluntly, the existing site is shite.
I used to be quite good at designing sites. I was sort of good enough to teach the subject and designed some sites for some pretty big organisations in my time. But now I can't.
I didn't know there was some kind of Statute of Limitations or a weird Expiry Date on design abilities but apparently there is. I now can't design my way out of a paper bag. Any modicum of design ability [which wasn’t that plentiful even in the past] seems to have evaporated into the Autumn mists. I am bereft of design. I swear that if I got a pencil, a ruler and a sheet of bank paper I wouldn't even be able to draw a single straight line.
So I have been sitting here looking at what can only be described as a fucking mess on the screen that wouldn't even be up to the mark on Geocities. I am amazed at my abilities to produce something that is actually worse than the current crap version, and I didn't think that was possible. Obviously I have hidden talents.
So I keep scrapping it and staring at a blank page.
And staring at a blank page reminds me of the book Herself keeps nagging me to write.
So I thought I might as well switch to this site and stare at a blank page here.
Except it isn't blank any more.