I was called a magical unicorn today
I was called a magical unicorn today and I cannot lie, it kinda made may already awesome Friday a little better! I have also decided that I want to be addressed as such from now on. Hence forth, I will only respond to “the Magical Unicorn”…………………………………………………..or Becca……. BAH! This came about because I was able to get information out of my brother that I guess no one else could? OR! he knows I would continue to ask him and bother him until he told me. POINT LITTLE SISTER!!! BOOM!
I have a couple of things to address, so I am going to try and do it quickly….
I want to preface this first thing by saying that this is a broad statement and this rant has been brewing for approx three months. It is directed at no one in particular (SERIOUSLY, if it was, i would call them out in person to their FACE, cause that is the humane thing to do)…
If you know how to slap up a cms (like wordpress, joomla, drupal, etc) and you can install a premade theme on to the cms, YOU ARE NOT A WEB DESIGNER. YOU ARE NOT A WEB DEVELOPER! You are discounting my entire profession and the time I have worked to build up my shit.
- Do I use wordpress? um DUH! Because it is easy and convenient.
- Could I code you a website in PHP/CSS/HTML/Java/JQuery, yes.
- Could I create a homegrown CMS in PHP that was user friendly with a decent GUI and have it be exactly what is wanted? yes. I have started creating my own CMS actually. Just for the HELL OF IT! THAT IS HOW AWESOME I AM!
- Now, do I mean this part of the post to call out anyone in particular, no. No, I do not.
Actually, some people I work with in my spare time who want websites built, know how to use wordpress, just not how to design, customize and develop the sites. These people are AWESOME because they openly admit to these facts and actually want to LEARN more about how to design and create the sites. One has even asked to learn more about it, and that is part of the website creation deal we made. It was factored in because I ENCOURAGE IT.
This rant does NOT by any means apply to or discount the people that can code in HTML and use CSS to their advantage and so on….
Now with all of this being said, my final statement… I have seen and heard many a person advertise themselves as developers and designers because they can throw up a premade system and a premade design… it is insulting. STOP.
OK! WHEW! I have been holding that in for about 3 months. Anywho, onto the more fun parts of this post.
We are at FRIDAY, what are you all doing this weekend? Here is a list from scoutmob of stuff to do: http://scoutmob.com/washington-dc/scoutfinds/4118 — their eat-local-street-bar things looks good! I will be headed into clarendon tonight to watch my soccer team get wild and crazy on a pub crawl of sorts (SOBER WALKER RIGHT HERE!). Then tomorrow night, I will be headed further into old town to try out a new sushi joint and celebrate my brother’s 30th birthday. While we are celebrating slightly late, he is slightly old. SO no worries there. He is awesome though! And he is SO awesome that I overnighted part of his gift just so I could make sure it was perfect and I may or may not procrastinate… worst thing ever, his gf (she’s AWESOME) reminded me like two or three weeks ago. hahaha I suck.
This next bit may or may not interest you…. but I am in love with Pot Belly’s Mediterranean Sandwich. It is good with and without chicken. You can preorder and it has the right amount of salt, spice, and flavor that you really dont need to add anything extra.
Now with that being said, I am starving. I will leave you with a couple of final things.
1) I am going to five guys for lunch, why? because i ran 3 miles this morning at 5:15am.
2) Here is your friday funny (mute if you dont wanna hear the awful freakin song):
3) Here are your friday grooves:
90s throwback 1: Sublime, What I got (reminding you to always be thankful)
90s throwback 2: Toadies, Possum Kingdom
To Prep you for the Weekend: LMFAO, Shots.
GET FIRED UP! IT’S THE FREAKIN WEEKEND! Happy Friday y’all!