Happy Day Before the Superbowl

It’s official, the evil webhost went out of business, and rather than letting his clients know, he just pulled the plug on the server(s). Blog archives are permanently gone. May he be plagued by toads in his shoes for the rest of his life.

In other news, I have a new obsession, and its name is knitting. Weird, I know. I’m so not the knitting type. But I decided to try it out because so many of my friends knit, and apparently it’s the big thing here in L.A. And once I tried it, I found that it’s amazingly relaxing. No wonder so many people are doing it again! It forces me to focus on the repetitiveness of the stitch until everything else drops away, and then, as my hands become accustomed to the motions and no longer need my full attention, my mind is free to float through whatever issues have been pestering me, without the bother of them overwhelming me. It’s great! And I already finished my first scarf, which took me just under two weeks. Today I went yarn shopping, and I’m just giddy at the many things I can now make anytime I want. Granted, it’ll probably just be scarf upon scarf until I master all the techniques, but it’s still pretty cool turning string into something you can wear.

I have so many pictures I need to put up – from Christmas, and the days all around it, and others I can’t even remember right now. I’m just so tired of this damned computer though. I promise not to forget entirely, but it might be a little while before I get them all up. I will do my best to get them up before February 21st, mostly because I’ll have a whole mess of new pictures to put up after that weekend, and the last thing I want is to be looking at 400+ pictures to be editing all at the same time. Yeah, I’m just babbling now, but I feel the need to make up for the lack of posts for the past month by filling this one up with whatever nonsense I can come up with. For instance, did you know Dido’s last name is Armstrong? Yeah, me neither before last week.

Ok, enough drivel. I have a couple of dvds waiting for me, thanks to the wonder of Netflix. 😀

Can you hear me now?

Well, we’re back. We’re still a little broken, so please bear with me, but we’re almost there. Pictures are still being uploaded, the blog needs more formatting, but really, those are the easy parts.

So what happened? Well, my old webhost endore.com is the devil suddenly went MIA on Tuesday. One minute my website and email were there, the next, they were gone, and so far still are. The webhost endore.com is the devil has not answered a single email or phone call, and I’m fearing the worst for my data. In a nutshell, this means a) all my old blog entries are gone; b) all my old emails and email addresses are gone; c) I’ve had to spend all afternoon today rebuilding files; and d) I’m really not a happy person because endore.com is the devil. We’re now living in a shiny new server, thanks to hostsave.com, but even that will most likely be short term, as I’m not a big fan of their very archaic web-based email software. *sigh*

So that’s the state of my union, and really, it’s just a sign of the entire week I had last week. My website died, my email died, my cat died, my project at work blew up in my face, ‘causing me to lose faith in my job and the people I do it for, and when I tried to comfort myself with the rare treat of pizza on Friday, it made me sick, and my building has no hot water. So yeah, verra bad week.

But this is a new week, with a new webhost, and hopefully a new attitude. May it be better than last week.