Wednesday, October 1, 2008


While I was publishing my blog here, the darn thing mysteriously vanished for about 20 minutes.

I clicked on the bookmark, and nothing came up except the Google home page - which was odd because the address bar read

(Playing Twilight Zone music...)

With my mouth agape, I must have clicked on my link two dozen times before it occurred to me something might be terribly wrong.

I panicked. It was 2 in the morning.

I'm sure there's nothing more irritating to a help desk guy than some borderline hysterical chick with no technical expertise, and no technical vocabulary to describe her, er, my predicament.

I thought I had registered my site - which I pay for because there is no '" at the end of my address - at Go Daddy, but I couldn't find any info on the wee scrap of paper I write everything on. All the poor guy could do was assure me that, in fact, the name was registered to me, but beyond that, he couldn't do much. HELLO, you don't have your customer number or password... And to make matters more embarrassing, the original blog showed up while I was speaking with him.

Even though he was polite and patient, I could sense he thought I was just another idiot who hadn't written down her information, and please don't call again unless you pull your head of your rear, thank you very much, have a nice rest-of-the-week.

After a few cleansing breaths, I searched through my old emails, and discovered that I had set up the domain through Google Apps (which parks the domain at Go Daddy, but I access it through Apps.) Of course, I didn't realize that at the time I made my call because I was having a senior moment.

I suspect Blogger was doing some late night diddling with their site.

With a sigh of relief, I went to bed, knowing all was right with the world.

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