Monday, December 08, 2008

Someone Has A Case of the Mondays

Oy, I had an entire post here, all set to go, and it disappeared. Technology just pisses me off. And that reminds me--I need to write a post about technology. Ok, it is more than a post, but nevertheless, it has to get done, and a snafu like this just reinforces how much technology irritates the heck out of me.

And trust me, the post you would have read was one of my best ever. It would have made you laugh, cry, then take a short break for a snack and to go potty, then back again to laugh some more.

So, no ear wax technology, no updates on the stupid squirrels who are using my new ramp as Club Med Rodentia, skiing down it, eating nuts and basically having their little squirrel parties on it.
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Before I leave you, I just wanted to let you know that in my never ending research to find out obscure factoids, I discovered that there is a National Joe Day. It's still a few months away, but I'll keep reminding you as we get closer. BTW, surprisingly, it is around the same day as my birthday. Weird, huh?

Have a great Monday.

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29 comments:

tahtimbo said...

I think it was someone from Greenland who caused your post to disappear. They are a sneaky lot:)

LL said...

damn... I hate it when that happens...

erm... the losing post thing, not the squirrel ski-slope.

ettarose said...

I just can't wait for Joe day. What would you like for your day honey

Lauren said...

Damn squirrels.

Dan Brantley said...

THat's no way to start a week.. or end a week with either. That's just wrong... lucky for meeeeeeee my elelectroniiiiiccccs never giiiiive me annnny trrrruubbbllle......

Adullamite said...

There is no technology invented that cannot be beaten by brute force and ignorance. At least that's what I find......

eve cleveland said...

Joe,
Maybe the squirrels took your hilarious post and are opening up a comedy club on your ramp. They neighbors will really go "nuts" over that...ok that was lame. Can't wait for JOE day. You and my son are two of the bestest!
Hearts,
Eve

ReformingGeek said...

Around here, we blame the cat for everything but now I know that's probably the squirrels.

Damn! I neglected to add Joe Day to my personalized calendar from Shutterfly.

Don said...

"Gee, I had my post written. I swear! The squirrel ate it!" Come on Joe, you can do better than that. No gold star for you today...

Lidian said...

Ah, the post that got away! They are always the best ones, aren't they?

Jenn Thorson said...

It's not surprising that National Joe Day would be around your birthday-- I imagine they took it into account.

Let us know when it is, and we'll be more than happy to celebrate along with you and your Joeness!!

Da Old Man said...

@ Tahtimbo: No doubt they are up to some shenanigans.

@ LL: Stupid disappearing posts

@ Etta: I haven't decided yet. But I'm sure everyone will try to combine it with my birthday present.
:(

@ Lauren: Exactly, they leave shells all over the place.

@ Dan: I Knnnooooooooww.

@ Adullamite: Computers can't take a punch. Don't ask how I know that.

@ Eve: I'm gong to promote the heck out of that holiday next year.

@ Reforming: It is a major Holiday. Not quite as well known as "Talk Lke a Pirate Day," and nearly on a par with Christmas.

@ Don: Stoopid damn squirrels.

@ Lidian: Always
:)

Da Old Man said...

@ Jenn: The Google says it is March 27th. BTW, nice avatar.

Mike said...

That squirrel stole my 80's aviator glasses.

I want him dead.

Chat Blanc said...

does Joe Day include celebrating other Joes, like sloppy joes, joe schmoe and shoeless joe?

AngieSS said...

OMG...sorry Joe -- I know how much that sucks. And no matter how hard you try, you can never recreate the magic of that first draft!

You still made me laugh -- and now I can't wait until Joe Day!

Da Old Man said...

@ Mike: So does Mrs. Crotchety. She hates all squirrels.

@ Chat: According to The Google, it is an opportunity for everyone who dislikes their own name, to assume the name Joe for the entire day. Me, I will embrace it as a celebration of all things Joe.

@ Angie: Nor can I. The excitement is building. Get your shopping done early, it will be here before you know it.

MuseSwings said...

It's not good to have your birthday so close to a major holiday. People are going to cheap up and just by you one gift for both. If they even bother to buy you a gift.
Not sure how I got here - I started out at Nanny's and kind of wandered from blog to blog. Ended up here. Cynthia

rusty said...

My brother's name is Joe, but I like you better. Technology sucks even more than my brother does.

Chunks of Reality said...

I laughed when you talked about your squirrels and your ramp being "Club Med". LOLOL

Do you have as much fun as they do on it?

Da Old Man said...

@ Muse: Glad to see you stopped by. Please come by again.
I know about the doubling up of presents, two of my best friends have Christmas Eve birthdays, and my nephew is Dec 26th. I'm going to presume no one will try that doubling up trick with Joe Day and my birthday (which is already a Holiday--check you calendar)

@ Rusty: Thanks. :)

@ Chunks: Nope, those squirrels have way more fun than I do.

PaulsHealthblog.com said...

Since I am not a techie, that stuff happens to me too!

Durn...

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

Awesome, I thought I was the only one that celebrated Joe day...

dana wyzard said...

Is that squirrel one that Bill once animated? I might give it a try myself.

As for your ramp, I can still get around without one, but if I ever need one, too bad. There's no room here unless it's slanted like a ramp for jumping the grand canyon. Wheeeee!

Da Old Man said...

@ Paul: Happens to me all the time

@ Petra: Every day should be Joe Day

@ Dana: Not sure if it is or not.

LOBO said...

You are WAY more mellow about this than I was when "New Blogger" rolled out ... I didn't have my "One Hour A Day" rule in place yet, so I would lose 3-4 hours a pop because they hadn't worked the kinks out.

It was a tiny window of time -maybe ten days- but I was frothing ...

Da Old Man said...

@ Lobo: Me mellow? Do you want to know how I know a computer can't take a good right hook?

Kirsten said...

Please let us know when Nat'l Joe Day is! I need to find a date! That takes time.

Braja said...

They have a Joe day?!!? Cool! I want one.