Please Excuse Our Mess....
We apologize for any inconvenience, but like the rest of the county, White Dade is under construciton. And, lucky for you, since this is White Dade and not Regular Dade, the construction should be finished on time and under budget, roughly by the end of the week. You may already have noticed some improvements in the aesthetics and features of this blog today, but for those who are a bit slow on the uptake, here is a quick guide:
Dade County’s Finest List – Note: This is not a link to the Miami-Dade Police Department, The last thing I need are those bastards knowing about anything I do. No, it is a list of posts that have either gotten a lot of comments for one reason or another or ones that people (my mom) told me they particularly liked. And there is a lot of crap to weed through in my archives, so I thought I’d make reading the good ones easy for potential new readers.
Blogroll – A year ago you tell me I’m getting a blogroll I’m thinking I either have a serious gastrointestinal blockage or that I’m going out for sushi. You tell me that today, and I say there is a list of 13 fine blogs and one ugly one just down and to your right on this screen. Should Dade County’s Finest and/or my extenisvie archives not satisfy your thirst for cut-rate amateur writing, feel free to visit any of the blogs listed. Some of them are kinda okay.
Catchy New Titles – No more blah default titles that blogger gave me. No sir, not here. Here at White Dade we come up with original titles for our sidebars like “The Latest From Miami.” If anyone has a better name for my recent posts, please feel free to advise.
Yes, that is ALF – A friend of mine told me I was coming off like an asshole on my blog. This, I think, is probably a good thing because most bloggers I read that are regularly referred to as “assholes,” “jackasses” and “bastards” get roughly 14 million hits a day. So I will continue my snarky tone for the duration of White Dade’s lifespan. But in an effort to make myself a little more friendly and lighthearted, I have decided to put up ALF as my profile picture. Because who could really take virtual vitriol seriously when coming out of the mouth of a furry alien puppet? I think he will be replaced by a new 80’s icon each week. So keep a lookout for comments from Alan Thicke, Bea Arthur and Harry Hamlin.
I am planning some more neat things on here, hopefully a photo behind the header, a cooler font on the top and some links to other sites of interest. Is there anything any of my literally dozens of readers would like to see? Let me know. Also, if you check my profile, you will see I have also started a template blog to experiment with different stuff before I put it here. Don’t bother visiting it. Like so many people I know, it is completely devoid of any useful content.
*Special thanks to all of you who helped me figure out how to do this correctly.