Thursday, December 21, 2006

Meltdowns and Merry Christmases

Have you ever seen a grown woman cry?

Yes? Well, of course you have.

How about a grown woman blogger? Have you ever seen a grown woman blogger cry while composing a blog post? It is a very sad sight indeed.

But when you've spent over an hour writing a post and you are very close to hitting publish when you somehow DELETE the entire post accidentally. And you can't find an "undo" button to get the post back and you frantically look to Blogger Help for a shortcut key for the "undo" button and then you find one (eureka!) only to try it and find out it doesn't work and you realize that your entire post is lost forever - the post you slaved over for way too long, tweaking every word and every picture to perfection.

Well, when something like this happens, it's OK to cry right? Plus, you might just be a bit hormonal...

I hope it's OK, because last night I shed a little tear, in frustration, over my stupid lost blog post. And this, dear friends, is a sign that it's time for me to take a little break from posting. Plus, it's the holidays and it's slow around the blogosphere anyway. I'll be back to posting after the New Year and, in the meantime, I am going to try to visit and comment a bit more - something I haven't had much time for in the last week or so.

So, with that, I'll leave you all with a special holiday greeting from someone we all know and love. Because when I'm feeling a little blue, there's nothing like a picture of David Hasslehoff in his undies that really turns that frown upside down, kwim?

May you and your families all have a wonderful holiday season and a very Happy New Year!


Blogger wayabetty said...

Been there done that!! And I've shed some tears and pulled out some hair too. Thanks for that image of the Hoff. Now, I'm going to have to wash that image out with SOAP!!

I wish you and your family a warm and joyous Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year!!

9:37 AM  
Blogger NtycnBoricua said...

I feel ya on that - I'd cry too. Happy holidays to you also!

10:21 AM  
Blogger Blog Antagonist said...

Been there, done that, cried a river. I learned the hard, hard, hard way, to compose my posts in word first. If that happens again, you can use CTRL Z on your pc. I never knew that until recently.

10:23 AM  
Blogger Kyla said...

Merry Christmas!

I think the old statement needs to be revised for this generation, instead of "No use crying over spilled milk."
It should be "No use crying over deleted posts." What do you think? Because who is off the computer long enough to spill milk anymore? *lol*

10:24 AM  
Blogger Celebrate Woo-Woo said...

Kyla's got some good ideas and is quite right about not having time to spill milk...although if I did spill milk, I would still cry because it would be all over my keyboard.

After one too many times of that happening (because the recreations are never as good as the original finalized version), posts are composed outside of blogger, usually wordpad, and then pasted in, never deleted from the wordpad until I've seen the published version on my blog;>

10:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh! I cry too when that happens to me.

Thank you for the Hoff picture. I am totally a complete woman now.

Have a wonderful holiday and a fantastic 2007!

10:52 AM  
Blogger Cece said...

Oh no I've done that before, too! So frustrating.

Don't know if I should stare or look away at the picture! LOL Have a Happy Holiday!

11:03 AM  
Blogger aka_Meritt said...



11:39 AM  
Anonymous chelle said...

Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season!

12:59 PM  
Blogger Beck's Mommy said...

What a co-inky-dink! I just watched one of my favorite all time series yesterday, True Hollywood Story. And guess who the man of the day was? That's right! The Hoff himself! Have a great Christmas!

1:10 PM  
Anonymous Jenn said...

oh. my. gosh. I haven't laid eyes on that revolting man for many a moon, thanks for sharing. NOW I can have a Merry Christmas.

I hope your family also enjoys the holiday break.

2:37 PM  
Blogger Em said...

Seriously, you shouldn't have! Hoff just was not necessary. LOL Enjoy your break from posting and have a fabulous holiday. I, too, will try to catch up on reading and posting. See, here I am catching up! :)

2:39 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Chicky said...

I fear the Hoff, even more so now that I have that image in my head. Um, nice package there Hoff.

And I've lost posts too. There is little that is more frustrating than slaving over an entry only to have the mighty internet wipe it away. I've learned to always copy everything before hitting Publish or Save.

Anyhoo, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and Santa brings you the inspiration to try to write that post again.

3:32 PM  
Blogger Catch said...

hang in there Sweety!

5:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, blogland is slow right now. and I would so have cried, or at least screamed over losing a post that I spent too much time on!! You are not alone.

6:42 PM  
Blogger crazymumma said...

eeeeewwww, you are so mean. David Hasselhoff? ick. Have a great holiday!

8:26 PM  
Blogger Sparky Duck said...

oh my eyes, my eyes!

8:28 PM  
Blogger PunditMom said...

What a save! I'm sorry you lost your post, but this photo was TOOO funny and just what I needed!

8:49 PM  
Anonymous krista said...

I needed that laugh. Thanks.

9:23 PM  
Blogger SUEB0B said...

Thaaaaat sucks. Sorry.

I think David is pretty, but your header is prettier. What is that cool font again? One of my faves.

10:17 PM  
Anonymous Jenny said...

I've totally been there! But if it makes you feel any better...the Hoff still loves you.

5:32 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Right back at ya ... Yes, all of it :)
Especially the holiday greetings from "The Hoff."

6:45 AM  
Blogger jen said...

that has made me cry. but yet the thought of it is lovely - you wanting us to have something so much...

and instead we got the hoff. perfect.

happiest to you!

7:04 AM  
Blogger Christina_the_wench said...

Ctrl A then Ctrl C before you hit the publish key. I'm just saying......

Hoff's chest hair is nasty. I am requesting a better gift.

7:25 AM  
Blogger metro mama said...

I used to like you until you posted that picture.

Just kidding. Happy Holidays! Sorry about your post. That sucks.

7:43 AM  
Blogger Oh, The Joys said...

It is also o.k. to beat your fists on the table, etc. ACK!

10:38 AM  
Blogger Damselfly said...

Aw. I'll shed a tear into my eggnog for your lost post. That has happened to me, too. Merry Christmas!

11:12 AM  
Blogger Sandra said...

Now I am blind!!!

So sorry about the post my friend. Wishing you a very happy holidays :)

11:21 AM  
Blogger Mommy off the Record said...

All: I will begin composing my posts in Word from now on before I upload them. I should have been doing that all along (duh). Live and learn!

Suebob: I will try to find out what font it is. I picked it out so I think I have a record of the name. I'll try to get it to you.

12:19 PM  
Anonymous emma said...

I've cried in that situation before. Merry Christmas and keep up the good work, I love your blog!

1:45 PM  
Blogger Mom101 said...

I don't know if "happy" is the exact emotion that that photo leaves me with, but still, I see where you're going with it.

Happy happy to you and yours!

2:19 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

Oh, that's a BUMMER. BUMMER. I hope you rewrite it, so we can read your litery genius! :)

And, I understand. I had a melt down at work the other day myself. It's very embarresing to be caught crying in front of 150 of your co-workers. Gawd, it was awful! I totally feel your pain.

7:23 PM  
Blogger carrie said...

And now I am hearing the theme song to Night Rider in my head. Gross!!! Thanks, but Gross!!!

Have a relaxing, happy and tear-free holiday!! See you in 2007!


12:17 AM  
Blogger Red Rollerskate said...

Dude, not sure that picture made me feel better or worse. Sorry for your e-loss.

8:02 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family.....zzad

7:34 PM  
Anonymous Izzy said...

Ahahahaha... And to think millions of girls (and probably a few boys) had that very image on a poster in their bedrooms. How very frightening!

Enjoy your break from posting!

8:02 PM  
Blogger Liam's Mom - Gina said...

I would definitely cry over that. I cry on certain emotional posts too... composing them takes a lot out of me and they aren't even deep.

Nice Hoff graphic... LOL

11:57 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Ahhh. It SUCKS when you lose a post like that. Grrr.

Hope your holidays are happy. LOVE the Hoff card...

2:12 PM  
Anonymous wordgirl said...

Sweet Lord! That boy needs to put a shirt on!

2:47 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Not only do I cry, I sometimes swear.

Happy Holidays!

6:36 AM  
Anonymous Moobs said...

Never has a man been in more obvious need of a back sac and crack wax.

7:42 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

*chuckle* Yes, Hoff in undies . . . perhaps just because he is SO SURE this is what you want!

10:59 AM  
Blogger Mary Tsao said...

My eyes! My eyes!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Breaks are good. Hope you enjoy yours!

7:49 PM  
Blogger Tanner said...

I cried when I saw David in that swim suit. Happy Holidays!

12:18 PM  
Blogger Gingers Mom said...

I have done that more than once. IT KILLS ME!!!

9:02 AM  
Blogger Queso said...

1. I totally feel you on the cry. That was completely cry worthy.

2. Thanks for the Hoffgreeting. I'm not sure it gets much better than that.

3. Hope you and yours had a happy holiday(s).

10:22 PM  
Blogger Margo said...

Did someone just turn up the heat?? LOL

Sorry about the lost post. We've all been there.

9:28 AM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Heart breaking into a million little pieces for you... lost blog posts are right up there with dogs dying and children pooping in the bathtub. Ouch.

Come back soon. And happy, happy new year to you and the familia, C!!

1:58 PM  
Blogger Mary-LUE said...

Happy New Year to you too, MotR!

As much as I miss when my faves take a break, I am more and more convinced that it is a necessary thing to do. I hope you come back refreshed and ready to share in a few days or weeks time!

6:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just saw the Hoff last night on Catherine's blog.....too creepy!

6:41 PM  
Blogger Queen of the Mayhem said...

Nothing says "Happy Holidays" like The Hoff! UGH! I now have that frightening image burned into my brain! Why, Hoff, why the banana hammock? UGH!

7:17 PM  
Blogger Mommy off the Record said...

LMAO at "banana hammock". Ewwwwww!!!

p.s. I, too, thought it was hilarious that both Catherine and I had chosen to wish bloggers a Merry Christmas by posting a pic of the Hoff. I actually almost posted the exact picture she did. It was between this one and that one. The one she posted was less hairy and less, um, banana hammocky, but yet still hilarious in a freaky Christmas nightstalker kinda way.

p.p.s. Happy New Year everyone!

7:56 PM  
Blogger Pendullum said...

Not only did I post a happy Christmas and a most happy New Year... It went into cyber hell...
Now is that a way to treat a Blogger at Christmas I have to ask??/
But I digress, I feel your pain... Just in the fact that through empathy my Christmas Greeting was obliterated...
So, Cristina, may I wish you the Happiest of NEW YEARS filled with blogger comments, and endless blogger stories...
So glad I found you dahlink...
Thank you for being one of the most amazing blogger buddies I have,,, You have been in my living room,on my porch and even in my bedroom at night as I cozied up with my laptop for a Mommy Off The RecordMoment!!!
Thank yousomuch!

10:19 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Happy New Year!

11:28 AM  
Blogger Red Rollerskate said...

Are you still crying over that blog? If not, where are you??? Need new post, please.
(wow, that was demanding. Sorry.)

8:14 PM  

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