Apologies for the "pseuds corner" title but I recently read an academics analysis of the world of blogging. According to this erudite observer of human behaviour, blogs are dominated by women who make crafted tat, their blogs are predominantly pink and they treat their cats as children. This may or may not be true (and is not the reason for changing my background colour...honest).
I did have a bit of a chuckle when I realised that I was a conformer to this stereotype at a superficial level.
I don't consider what I do as tat, clutter maybe, but not tat; I also suspect that the net contribution to the domestic economy and enterprise of the UK of this "tat" is probably considerable. Not to mention the number of subsidiary farming and cottage industries that are sustaining rural economies and allowing some people to work where they live.
On the subject of pink: I will bow to his observational skills, however I do know that there is a reason dull pink is often used as a background matt. It is a neutral tone that is often used in art galleries and museums; the walls of these institutions are usually in a range of pale dove greys, through pinks to olive greens. As a colour it doesn't detract from or conflict with the foreground focus.
As to cats as children! I have two perfectly good children of my own and no need of treating my cat as a child; I neither dress him in clothes that are not cool or embarrass him in public. I don't go out with him and sing to his friends or ask them inane and silly questions. I don't insist that he go to bed at a suitable hour or complain that the TV he watches is rotting his brain. He is an animal, he has his own personality and habits and chooses to live with us until evolution grants him opposable thumbs, then he will no longer need the walking tin opener and exit provider.
On that final note I will leave you with a picture Chi Chi (Cheech for short) as I do feel I should conform to stereotypes.