Designing Elephants

I just came back from a special church website meeting called specifically to ask for design changes.  The committee said, “We want you to do this!”

I said, “I can do this, but if I do, you lose that.”

Silence.  Head scratching.  “Oh.  But we really like that.”

I nod my head.  “This and that are attached*.  If I remove the one, the other goes, too.”

More silence.  More head scratching.

“Okay,” they decide.  “No changes.”  For now.

Amoeba told me about Ambrose Bierce’s definition for elephant.  I am keeping it in mind to comfort me through the church website design.

ELEPHANT, n. a mouse designed by a committee


*They wanted me to remove links, but keep pages.  Okay.  But without the links, how does one get to the pages?   O_o

But really, they aren’t as silly as they sound. Because I don’t have any of the links activated (I have no content yet) they didn’t understand the function of the left sidebar.  I think they’re happy — for now.

If you haven’t seen the website yet and are curious, it is still under construction, but what there is of it is here:

Harris United Methodist Church

Tribute to a Dog

A dog named Doug met Ambrose Bierce
..within a book one day.
The words they jumped right off the page
..and caused the dog to say,
“Oh, the wonder of these words,
..they surely must be mine!”
So the dog named Doug created a blog
..which simply is divine.
A place where wisdom, wit and ridiculous
..all meet in one accord
To thrust and parry, swashbuckle and flash
..swift as a dueling sword.
People travel by ‘net the world around insult boast and mug;
And when you ask them why they say,
..“Ya gotta dig that dog named, Doug!”