Wednesday, February 02, 2005

The World is a Little Worse Off Today

I just spent twenty minutes writing what was probably the funniest thing I've ever written. It was witty, bright, charming, and beautiful (essentially, everything I am). It touched on a variety of topics, all interesting and timely. It delved into the human soul and left it a little bit better place than it was before. It very nearly might have been the post to end all unhappiness in the world, and make the world a place where we can all truly buy the world a Coke. Or at least a Shasta.

However, Blogger gave me an error and it was lost. Forever.

So instead you get this.

Enjoy.

11 comments:

Robert said...

I've had that happen a couple times. I try to remember to highlight the post and hit <ctrl>-c before I post. That sticks the text on the clipboard. Then if it fails, you can do a <ctrl>-v and paste it back in the window. If you forget those codes, they're under the edit pulldown menu (copy & paste). I only do it for the really long posts or if I have to back out of a comment to recheck what was said.

Heather said...

Ah, yes, the dreaded Blogger conspiracy...

Whitney said...

Damn Blogger. I had that happen to me a couple of times and that ended up being the reason I switched to Movable Type. I like it way better. And to think...someone could have bought me a Shasta if it wasn't for Blogger. Damn dirty Blogger!

Obsconder said...

http://wbloggar.com/download this program and give it a whirl, you'll probably like it. let's you create, edit, save, upload, and preview posts, all while not being on the blogger website. I only use blogger's editor for quick fixes when I'm too lazy to click the icon for the program.

LifeofCheddar said...

Well the world is definitely a little worse off today from the abscence of your witty, bright, charming and beautiful blog! I had that happen to me as well with my very first blog.

I had poured so much of myself into it (well that may not be exactly true but it was an amusing story about how the ergonomics expert at work told me that since my arms are so short - which is a strange relevation I was still living in denial over because I should not have short arms at 5 foot 4 - that perhaps I should try mousing with my left hand as I wouldn't have as far to reach - no easy task after mousing for 10 years + with my right hand) and the whole story just disappeared and a blank post screen replaced it. Where it went, I just don't know!

But I absolutely love your blogs! They are hilarious. Jerry Seinfeld has nothing on you! Also, unfortunately, carsalesman are a necessary evil in our life and good on you for running some over in your escape! Finally, what's a Shasta? Never heard of it.

Anonymous said...

Might I suggest the sweet sweet gyrations of the dancing pickle to pick your mood up!

The Author said...

I too, had that happen more than once. I simply do up my rants in notepad and save them on my PC. Then I cut and paste and add any appropriate formatting.

Many bogger utilities out there (as mentioned above) that I'm considering too.

To Paraphrase Tuesday's episode of "Committed":

Q: Why did the moth fly into the dentist's office?
A: The light was on.

Anonymous Midwest Girl said...

I have to call foul on that joke...that was on Scrubs! (Could it have been on both?).

Also...for you non-midwesterners out there...Shashta is an off-brand pop. Kind of like Sam's from Walmart.

Gene said...

I haven't had a Shasta in years. In Carolinas we have the strange tastes of Cheerwine and Sundrop, not to be found elsewhere.

Robert said...
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Robert said...

My roommate talks about Cheerwine all the time. He's from South Carolina.