Saturday, March 07, 2009

Jilted By A Fond Lover

Thank you all for your wonderful comments on my previous post, but this particular article just digs in my craw. Not because I didn't have a wonderful evening, I had a grand time. No, the reason is that there was a lot more to the story and it took me two evenings to write it up. I labored long and hard to gift you with the screwball tale of our evening.

I sat the second night in front of the keyboard for three hours (I am a slow typist and an even slower thinker) and composed one of the best things I had ever written. It was weird, it was funny, and had all the charm of a fur-lined jockstrap. I even checked to make sure that everything was spelled right for the love of Mike! It was perfect!

I published it and put it out there for all the world to see with a deep and glowing sense of pride! But as I was rereading it for the umpteenth time, I noticed there was a comma missing where there should have been one. No problem. I went back to the compose screen, added the comma and published it again.

I go back to my blog to finish rereading my article and 90% OF IT IS GONE! THREE HOURS OF WORK, GONE! LOST! NEVER TO BE FOUND AGAIN! I had saved what I had written but all that was there was what I had written the first night and all of the good stuff was lost to internet ether. FUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCKKKK!

I almost cried, and I just didn't have it in me to rewrite the whole thing.

Fuckin' blogger. If it wasn't free, I'd ask for my money back.



  1. Your voice is great, so do a video blog of telling us a tale sometime. I bet you would be great at that!

  2. That's happened to me before. More than once. You'd think that I'd figure out to type shit up in Word, save, and then publish, but nooooo. I'm still an idiot. Cheers.

  3. Well, at least you got the comma in before it vaporized. Where ever it's at, at least it's grammatically correct.

  4. I wish I could blame blogger for my writing going missing, I blame my brain instead.

  5. I've learned the hard way to press "save post" about 20 times a minute.

  6. Im with a video blog. Doubledogdareya



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