Undoubtedly, reading one blog and only one blog forever and ever can give you a sense of unyielding, unhealthy loyalty, but when said blog only updates a few times a month (to use a hypothetical circumstance), it can get kind of lonely on the barren plains of the blogosphere. Luckily (my second sentence to start with an adverb…for shame), we here at Franks and Beans can suggest other blogs for you to read. Seriously (that’s three, dammit), we do this at least once every two years or so.
“The Gregarious Girdler” not only uses one of my favorite adjectives to describe itself, but it’s also run by a Franks and Beans fan o’ the month and the number three commenter on this site (after Larry and myself…which isn’t sad in the least), Lauren. Having a penchant for using Gs in an alliterative manner, she previously ran the Grouchy Gastronome blog, but decided that it was dumb and that she hated it. I could also have told her that, if only she had asked.
So hey, Franks and Beans fans, check out Lauren’s new WordPress-powered blog today – nay, this very second! You’ll be glad you did.*
* This is not a guarantee.
You know who loves the original Franks and Beans logo? We all do. It’s simple, the lighting is great, the poses are right and it reminds me of a time when I used to have that watch, that shirt and that hair. We have been running with it for over three years now, though, and I thought it was time for a change, or at least partly, as I’ll still use that original image until I die, at which point it’ll be posted up at my funeral, where people will go “what’s Franks and Beans?”, watch some episodes, and then lament even further over my tragic demise.
Speaking of my demise, I work at a movie theater. My other job (when I have it) is much more suitable for discussion, but this information is more pertinent to this process. The theater in question is falling apart both figuratively and literally; the latest pieces to crumble: dignity and half a marquee sign, respectively. Taking a cue for a friend at this theater, I decided to grab some letters and write “Franks and Beans” as if it were actually up for all to view.
As is evident, the sign itself took some damage from the 20-foot fall to the parking lot. After putting up unbroken letters, I decided to replace them with more “seasoned” ones to try and get a “distressed” look, with the results below:
I wasn’t crazy with how it looked, but thought I might as well go for broke, and then went for a “Franks and Beans theater in the middle of a war zone while a hurricane tosses zombies about at random. And also there’s an earthquake in there somewhere”:
Aaaaaaand after seeing final images, I went with the original edition which I think is a bit nicer. The masthead area on this WordPress page squeezes images a bit and crops the top and bottom; at first I didn’t think I’d like it, but it ended up giving it an artsy look that I’ll probably end up just taking credit for down the line somewhere. If I do, please feel free to point me back to this post and put me in my place.