Sunday, December 10, 2006

Sunday Blog Chatter: The Da Mimi Code ( or OOPS)

I'm renaming this post Do You See What I See?

Readers: It has been brought to my attention by a wise-cracker from a faraway land (whom shall remain nameless) that this technological feat is no feat at all.
Can one find the humor in this??
I proclaim a miraculous new site that works all sorts of widgets and bells for your blog..........and they're invisible.
To everyone but her.

I did say it was Da Mimi Code, didn't I? Come on, people! Work with me here.
I refuse to repost this.
At the bottom of this post there's supposed to be a white flower with the words "Imagine" on top. You should take that literally.

REMINDER: There's a hot competition underway over at Dating Profile of the Day. Saturday Comeback Challenge Round 5 welcomes new competitors this week! You have until midnight Monday to submit your answers. Come know you wanna play!
like to share with you a few links I've found lately to enhance blogs and presentations.

I've also decided to return to my blog's old format with a few changes and additions.

brewing a blog explosion!

Behold.Mount St. Helens meets Mims in the blogosphere. This live webcam updates every five minutes; just about as often as I change my blog. She has been in a constant eruptive state since October, 2004. So have I!
So I invited her to rest a spell.
Do you mind if she hangs out here awhile? A static image (updated every five minutes) of Mount St. Helens, Washington USA, taken from the Johnston Ridge Observatory. The summit of Mount St. Helens is at an elevation of 2,549 Meters (8,364 feet), at 46.20 N, 122.18 W.  The summit stood at 9,677 feet before the May 18, 1980, eruption. The Observatory and VolcanoCam are located at an elevation of approximately 4,500 feet, about five miles from the volcano. You are looking approximately south-southeast across the North Fork Toutle River Valley. The Mount St. Helens VolcanoCam is brought to you by the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Vancouver, Washington, and Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Amboy, Washington USA.

Want to add a fancy banner to your site? I did the one at the top of this blog in five minutes.
Ever wondered how to float images? Drop caps at the beginning of paragraphs? Design a magazine-style font? Design your own logo?

It's all here in one place.
And it's not complicated.

While searching for Breast Cancer awareness links last week, I stumbled across a site called Mandarin I added the Breast Cancer stamp to the sidebar of my blog and was able to choose a color that blends in with my color scheme. See? There are so many other tricks and tips at Mandarin that I can't wait to try. They have copy and paste codes for everything and lots of tutorials.

Switching to beta was a little frustrating at first but that issue has been resolved and I LOVE BETA now. It's so much easier to add links and change the look of your blog. While Blogger has some kinks to work out, it's definitely been worth the risk. My (OUR) Peace Globes  have now found a permanent home in an X drive in cyberspace. They are happy and warm.
Frank to the rescue.

I added a Flash Banner to the top of my blog to draw attention to the ongoing Peace Globe initiative. It's easy to do! Follow the link underneath my banner or click here. You are welcome to use my own code to advertise peace globes on your own site if you wish.
Saturdays will be dedicated to

Dona Nobis Pacem In the Blogosphere

also known as Peace Globes. If you're new to this project click here and learn how to participate in our initiative for World Peace.

Want music on your blog?
Go to

This is what Magazine-style drop down lettering looks like......
Mimi Morphs returns Tuesday, December 19, 2006.

...Stepping out of my comfort zone Twice a month I've pledged to do something I've never done before but always secretly wanted to and write a story about my experience....
Magazine style pull-outs look like this.........
Click the banner for Morph Where You're Planted.

Click Here for Mimi Morphs Into Suds
(I just coded my own banner with a link to the story. It was easy!)

How about a Scrolling Marquee with Opacity??

Mimi On Mars

.....or say it with an Alphabet Block
MIMI On Mars ~ MEN!
Your Wednesdays will never be the same.
Click here for a story on how I fell in love with an office assistant. Don't delay! It could happen to YOU.

This technique is called Sitting Pretty. Click here for the code. Make it your own.

Click here to make a free banner like the one shown at the top.









continues Friday, December 15, 2006

(Click the word BLOG above for an example. Do you want to be Karaoked???! Write me. )

Mims has missed her mean calling. I went to SCRIBBLER and created a masterpiece with one shake of my mouse, so to speak. I am easily amused. It's a masterpiece! All you do is draw lines in the box, push a button and the computer does the rest. I am calling this.......
Monument to Mims - well.....what ELSE??!! Frank Sirianni, artist-guy-from-Canada-who-scribbles-quite-well-without-a-machine eat your heart out! I can't figure out how to save it and let you see it though. You have to figure out the c-o-d-e first (ha!). I'm sure my drawing holds the mysteries of the universe within. I don't know about that but it did hold my attention for ten minutes.

The globe filmloop at the top was created at I really love this feature and have seen it used effectively on other prominent blogs. Click here for a great example.

I went to and made my very own flower! I named it Mim's Mum located in Mimsville. So childish. So girly. So mind-numbing. WARNING: This is not a testosterone happy site. Guys might want to skip this one.

Free non-profit images like these from the

Learn how to post free squares! Or squares that rotate!

Boxes and bordered boxes with many variations. Here are a few samples. Just copy and paste the code from

This is a centered bordered box. The background color is hexadecimal color C0D4AF. The box has a defined width of 300 pixels. The padding of 5 pixels is added so that the text doesn't flush up to the border. The border color is black.

Center Bordered Box With Bordered Image....

Road Trip from Hell
Traveling alone can be hazardous to your health.If you forget to pack your pajamas you can't borrow someone else's - you might freeze to death, especially in northern temperature changes. Always pack extra flannel for those romantic pajama parties and lots of bubbly conversation and crayons for coloring inside the lines.
How about a colored centered bordered box....
Help! I need directions! and a bubble bath......






SGT DUB said...

Guess I'm going to have to check out Mandarin Designs. Looks like a lot of great widgets to use. Also, thanks for the auido link, i've been trying to find one I can figure out. Have a great day.

alphawoman said...

Wow is all I can say.

Mimi Lenox said...

READERS: Please let me know if my new bells and whistles are showing up. Thank you.

Bond said...


Some are and some are not. They are worse in firefx then in IE.

Also, it looks like mandarin design did not renew their site.. they are no longer thre.

~*SilverNeurotic*~ said...

Mimi, the two banners you have in the side bar cut into the text a bit so it's hard to read your posts.

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