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

Alphabet Photo Challenge — A & B….

Week 1 – A + B


Melli is hosting a new Alphabet Photo Challenge!  We have to FIND the letters of the alphabet (not make them) in the every day things around us.  We CANNOT use text media (the alphabet letter can not have been designed to BE an alphabet letter.)

This A seemed a lot clearer through my eyes then it does through the camera lens — but it is time to post so it will have to do!



Those of you who attend church will recognize this symbol. May God forgive me. 🙂 I really did pay attention to the sermon. And I didn’t take this photo until after worship when only the clean up crew remained in the sanctuary.