Friday, March 19, 2010

Moving on out

I have decided (read: been forced) to change my blog from Blogger to Wordpress. So just wanted to warn my faithful readers that if things look screwy in the next couple of days, it's not you, it's me.

In the meantime, enjoy a picture of Maeve, looking like a queen on her throne. Jack is apparently trying to get her interested in The Wiggles by showing her an actual DVD.

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Moving platforms

That's it. I am moving to Wordpress. Nothing will change for you readers, but it will take a while to move all my archives over. All 350+ entries. That have to be re-named by hand.

But soldier on I will. Because Blogger is trying to kill me and I won't let it succeed.


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Testing 1,2,3

Oh Blogger, this little love-hate relationship we have is starting to roll too much to the hate side, if you ask me. First I couldn't publish this weekend. Then you let someone hack my RSS feed. Now you won't publish me again.

And I have funny things to say. Like how Jack is getting a pony because he made a heart at school today that said he loved Mommy because "she takes care of me." And how Emmie thinks it's funny to eat sand. And how Josh can't go to work because the company he is working at right now won't let people living outside the city in which it is located travel to the office because of swine flu fears.

But no, you are a bitch and you won't publish any of it.

Or maybe you do. In which case we'll go about our business and inevitably have this conversation again in a few weeks because I am too cheap to pony up for Wordpress so I endure these ridiculous outages.


Saturday, May 2, 2009


My friend, Kevin, is a freaking genius. He fixed the whole Google Reader redirecting to p*o&r$n problem. I love him. He got the whole pan of blondies I just made this morning as a thank-you.

Long story short, there was a hidden file I could not see in my FTP folder that would redirect people when referred by AOL, MSN or Google. That's why if you came straight to the blog by URL, it was fine.

Thanks to everyone who notified me of the problems. And sorry if you really liked the other content better than the blog.


Don't use Google Reader

If you read this blog through Google Reader, don't. My RSS feed has somehow been hacked in Reader and will redirect you to a Russian p*o&r$n site. I mean, unless you like that sort of thing, then by all means, keep on keeping on.

For now, I am shutting off the RSS feed. We spent hours searching the code for my site last night and couldn't find anything. My super-awesome IT security husband (who admonished me for not changing my password and not making it strong enough) has deduced someone has somehow hacked Google's DNS for my blog's feed. It's the only explanation for now.

If you go straight to, or to any of my links by using the URL, you are fine. We also tested other feed-readers and there was no issue with those.

In the meantime, I have shut off the RSS feed. I will let you know when this is solved. And of course, Google is being less than helpful with this issue. You'd think I wasn't a multi-million-unique-visitor-a-month blogger who makes $40,000 per month in ad revenue. Oh wait, that's NOT me. Damn.


Sunday, June 15, 2008

A blog by any other name...

Blogger sucked so bad a few weeks ago that I was forced to change to Typepad. But in order to be able to have a blog with them that allows a customized header and design, I had to pony up some cash.

But now we have the termites taking up all my extra money (do you know how hard it is to feed and clothe thousands of hungry bugs?) and a remodeling budget that has skyrocketed past all previous expectations. Suddenly spending money just so I can have a customized header seems pretty wasteful. You know, when I could be spending it on things like new sill beams and floor joists. Things that hold the house up.

So the question is: can I trust Blogger enough to publish my drivel on a regular basis again? I hate jerking all you readers around and making you update your links and feeds and readers and whatnot.

Please bear with me while I try to decide what to do. I am planning to double-publish on both platforms for the rest of the month and then I am thinking I will move back to Blogger full-time. Again, I apologize if this annoys the shit out of anyone else. So check or check -- eventually it will all redirect you to again.


Tuesday, June 3, 2008

OMFG It's a miracle

Blogger actually published my post! It's only been two and a half weeks since that was possible.

Again, though, check my new blog at


Sunday, June 1, 2008

Is this thing on?

I am going to keep trying to publish and see when Blogger finally gets off their asses and fixes the ftp problem. So far, it's been two weeks.


Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Bite me, Blogger

This is ridiculous. Still can't publish. I finally switched to Typepad, but the redirect isn't working yet.

If a blog publishes in the woods and no one can read it, does it make a sound?

Hang in there good readers.

In the meantime, please check out a new blog at