Friday, December 5, 2008

Facelifts (without the Plastic Surgery)

So it's been 40 posts. I thought it was time for a blogger-facelift.

I mean, really. What kind of South Orange County Native would I be if I hit the half-century mark without a little Aesthetic Remodeling. We are, in fact, the Real OC.

The first obvious change is the banner up top. I took the picture at a park near my Taiwanese home. The edits were done by my girlfriend, Brittany.

Not that the banner is an amazing feat of Photoshop Glory but... she just won a city-wide contest for designing the big Gasperilla Art Show Poster half way through her first semester in Photoshop. Just thought I'd brag a little.

She lives in Florida. For those of you who did really bad in geography... that's no where near Taiwan.
And for those of you who are going to ask... yeah, I miss her quite a bit.


On to the second update:
If you've noticed below this post, I've added what Blogspot calls "Reactions." That's right. Now you can leave your reaction to my post without the busy work of commenting (though I still covet your comments. it's an addiction really. I'm sure I find some bit of my self worth in how many little blurbs I get to read from all of you wonderful friends. Thank you Web 2.0).

Unfortunately, I didn't have the option of limit-less reactionary possibilities (that's what the comment form is for). So for now, you're stuck with "adrift" "killer tofu" and "foreign to me"

Interpret as you will.


But anyways... thank you to all who have been drifting along in this Journey with me. I thoroughly enjoying sharing my adventures with you. And after hashing them out here, I realize they really are as crazy as they seem.

Thanks again!
-Chase

5 comments:

Rachel Tamed said...

The new page is like Zoolander turning left :) Your girlfriend did a great job on the banner, too!

I totally want the reactions on my page now - but blogger seems to disagree...is there some trick you can teach me?

Rachel Tamed said...

Heck yeah it's a compliment :)

Don said...

Congrats on your 40th and your face lift. Lookin' good!

Now for some harmless smack:

South OC is more into the face lift. North OC is more laid back.

(The Balboa Fun Zone is a bit of an exception.)

Newport Pier vs. Downtown Fullerton.

This is all to say, What are doing? Raising the blog bar? ;-)

Anna Lefler said...

Hey, Friendly Drifter...

I'm SO following you on Twitter now. I will strive to launch non-sucky tweets...

:^) Anna

PS - Your blog looks flippin' sweet with its new face. Very lifelike.

BLOGitse said...

Hi from Cairo, Egypt...
The banner is beautiful!

I miss Asia...
Several times in Thailand, China...but never in Taiwan...

Next week to Australia for a 3 week holiday...
but I'll be back here next year :-)!