Thursday, January 21, 2010

I'm proud to be naive.

Please consider this blog post a letter of apology to my readers in regards to my recent post, "
Update on my gray hair (in case you care as much as I do)."

No, I am not apologizing again for anything I wrote that might have been offensive. Instead I am apologizing for this picture.

To find the picture I simply googled "Cruella Deville." When I found a picture I liked, I copied and pasted it onto my blog. Since I am paranoid about copyright laws, I knew for sure that I should site my source (Oh, and I live with a law student that would have a conniption if I didn't). So I simply wrote "source" underneath the picture and hyper-linked the web page to it. Just like I did above.

"No problem, right? My bases are covered," I thought.

Well tonight, just as I was about to leave for my Thursday night Bible study, something was nagging me to click the "source" link and double-check that it worked.

So I clicked it.

And it definitely works.

Only the title of the web page is "CRUELLA DEVILLE SMOKES CRACK PIPE!!!!"

How did I not notice this?!?!?!

I mean, I already knew that Cruella Deville smoked cigarettes, so I wasn't surprised when she was smoking in the picture. But how did I not notice the yellow smoke and weird contraption that is definitely NOT a cigarette in her right hand!!

I know why. Because I didn't know what it was. I've never smoked anything in my life. I really didn't think I was this naive of a person, but apparently I am.

The whole time I was at Bible study I kept thinking to myself, "I really need to get home so I can find another picture of Cruella Deville to put on my blog so that no one sees the blatant CRACK PIPE that is on there now!" Oh dear.

So I told my wonderful girlfriends at Bible study to get their opinion as to what I should do. Should I even bother changing it at this point? I mean, I figure all three of my readers have seen it by now anyways (ha, that was a joke, I hope). After they stopped laughing, they encouraged me to leave it... and laugh at it.

Moral of the story::
Even if it means you accidentally put a picture of Cruella Deville smoking a crack pipe on your blog, it is a very good thing that you do not know any better. Part of me is thoroughly embarrassed that I overlooked such an obvious thing, but the other part is proud of myself. And I'm not ashamed to be naive. It's a good thing, right?

(Go ahead. Click on it and see for yourself.)

So the big question is this...

I know lots of people that tell me they read this blog, but they never comment.
Did you notice the crack pipe or not?!


  1. I didn't even notice after reading your blog and commenting the other day that Cruella was holding a crack pipe. I'm in the same boat with you. I don't know what one of those things even looks like. HAHA! I'm laughing because that sounds like something I would do. As I was reading your last post, I was laughing out loud and my husband ask me what's so funny. I told him about the pipe and he asks if he could see. His next reaction was... Yep, that's a crack pipe alright. He's seen a few of those on the job as a state trooper.

  2. Too funny...Honestly didn't even notice... Thanks for pointing it out now though! :)

  3. I'm gonna have to get some kind of web-filter on the comp now so we don't end up in some kind of undercover sting operation becuase of your web searches!

    - Greg



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