Monthly Archive: September 2009

random thoughts. version 2.8.4 / yogurt, boys and God

• last night i forgot to take out my contacts because i was tired. then, while reading about jay leno in Time, i rubbed my eye. then i was all, ‘why is everything all blurry now?’ and i rubbed my eye some more. then i remembered the stupid contacts. there’s about a 3 percent chance that one currently is lodged behind my right eyeball.

• I’ve been freaking out less and less about this whole youth group leadership thing. i feel like i’ve got a pretty good support system in place. and yesterday i found faith foam stickers at Meijer -a clear (ish) sign that this is what God wants me to be doing.

• i’ve lost 18 pounds since Aug. 1. and that’s no rounding, or estimating or anything. it’s a genuine 18 pounds. according to a real digital scale. only two people have noticed (one was my grandma). what the crap does a girl gotta do to get a “you like nice” around here?

• the only reason i eat yogurt is that the show burn notice makes it look so cool.

• i really hope all the episodes of flip this house on TLC were filmed like three years ago. because anything else would just be too depressing for home improvement television on a saturday morning.

• my blog should be loading supa dupa fast now. it’s on a amazing new server via GoDaddy and it’s set-up especially for wordpress blogs (or so im told). ive noticed a difference and i hope you do too because i still love my site design, and i was thinking i would have to change it to make things load better.

• speaking of blogs, i’ve been using a new search engine optimization program. i kind of think SEO is a bunch of voodoo magic, but i hope it works anyway.

• i really hate when people leave snide messages on facebook in response to my status updates. you may think you sound funny, but it doesn’t read funny. it reads mean. and do you people have nothing better to do with your time than leave me snide remarks so you can feel superior?

• one time I made out with a guy during my junior year of college and then i never talked to him again. ever. my junior year of college was in 2004. he still calls me. like once every few months. i have never ever even returned a phone call. that’s weird right?

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i hate mice and i’ll even say it twice. i. hate. mice.

before i even start telling you this story, i would like the record to show that i am a vegetarian AND that i have even gone months at a time as a vegan, where i ate nothing but tofurky and pretzels. and that i do these things because i love animals.

I LOVE them.

also, i would like the record to show that i love the dog i live with so much that i pick up his poop nearly every day with just a cheap wal-greens bag between my hand and his feces. and after i wash my hands, i then play ball with him for hours on end, even though he carries it back to me over and over and over in the same mouth that has the same tongue he uses to lick ALL the parts of his body.

so it’s not like i just go around trying to kill random creatures. i’d actually argue that the opposite is true.

but OMG THE FREAKING MICE IN THE GARAGE MUST DIE!

they are gross, and scary smart and icky and stupid and ugly and if they come into the house, im moving.

i once caught 12 mice in my Springfield apartment, and I’m sure that David Fitzgerald will be happy to tell you the story of how i thought the mouse poop was bits of chocolate on my counter because i was stupid and naive and could not imagine a world where mice would invade MY house.

i was so dumb. not only did they invade my kitchen, they also had no qualms about going number two right next to my bed. WHERE I SLEPT!

i tried to be nice and all vegetarian-like at first and bought the stupid live traps. but within in one day, they outsmarted it. they somehow used little “mice teamwork” to rig it so they could get the food and escape.

one day.

and once i went to grab a bag of tortilla chip and there were MICE IN THERE!!!!

WHAT THE CRAP?

i ended up giving in and killing them with snap traps. (don’t tell peta).

basically the whole springfield mice saga has led to a deep, deep hatred of the stupid rodents. and when i saw one run across the garage a few weeks ago, i screamed like i was on a roller coaster despite the fact that i was actually on a phone. (sorry diana).

i immediately texted my roommate (the head of the household) that “WE HAVE MICE IN THE GARAGE AND NEED TRAPS”

i even used all caps like that, even though it takes a half second longer for each letter, because she needed to UNDERSTAND.

she got traps. and then put peanut butter on them and set them up.

and we caught one mouse.

and then the other mice figured out how to eat all the peanut butter off the trap without dying.

I DONT EVEN KNOW HOW TO DO THAT?!? what the crap?

now my roommate has decided to step it up – with electric traps. apparently it will shock the mouse, which then dies in a convenient compartment.

if this doesn’t work, im told an exterminator will be called in.

if THAT doesn’t work, there might just be an accidental fire along the 900 block of quil lane. (mice die in fires right? or do they somehow outsmart that too?)

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YAY! MY BLOG IS WORKING / i used to hate godaddy but now i love it

hey there!

i missed you SO MUCH.

not being able to blog sucks.

as you may have noticed, my site was down for about a day because of some stupid problem at GoDaddy.

and at first, i was all ‘man, my new site design must be jacked up. i need to change it to something more plain ASAP.’

but then i couldn’t even get into to my freaking blog to change it because MY SITE WAS DOWN.

so  then i thought ‘i will give it a few hours and see if it fixes itself.’

but it didn’t.

and them my mom called and was all ‘your site isn’t working’

and i was like FRICK. FINE! i shall call GoDaddy’s tech support.

i waited on hold for about 25 minutes, so they could tell me that they were aware of the problem and that it would be fixed ‘sometime.’

i figured i would go to sleep, and wake up to my blog magically fixing itself.

alas, that didn’t happen.

and because i wanted my readers to know that i was totally aware of the fact that my stupid site was down, and because i really was checking out other hosting companies while getting p*ssed about my site, i tweeted:

dude, if GoDaddy doesn’t fix its stupid server soon, im going to have to look at other hosting services. this is NUTS.”

and i shyte you not, about 15 minutes later GoDaddy called me on my cell phone offering to fix the problem.

Viola! just like that. and they were all ‘we saw your twitter and want to help.’

i was seriously feeling some tweet power.

and after a few minutes, i was convinced to switch my site over to a different server at GoDaddy that’s more powerful and better for blogs. a free better server. free for everyone 🙂

yes, it took a few steps, but the GoDaddy handled most of it and by about 8:30 p.m. my beautiful wonderful blog was up and running!!

im not going to lie, there was about 7 minutes in between me giving the GoDaddy man all my info on my site and hosting and them getting it up and running where i worried that i had just givien all my info on my site and hosting to a scam artist.

but then i realized that my phone number is not directly listed on twitter or my blog, so said scam artist would have had to do some crazy digging to call my cell. and i just can’t imagine anyone wanted to go through all that work to rip off the sevenlayerburritos.com domain name.

well, unless it was taco bell i guess. but even that seems crazy.

in conclusion: my site is working wonderfully, i’m sticking with GoDaddy, and twitter really is fixing the world one tweet at a time.

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