I’m Back.

Finally. Stinkin’ shit on a stick, people. I hope you like, unless of course, you are using Internet Explorer 6 and my sidebars are at the bottom of the page (UPDATE – fixed, YAY!). And if that’s the case, I think it’s time we had a heart-to-heart. How can I say this…deep breath… I’m SICK of seeing how IE6 treats you…he is such a jerk and look at you! You’re beautiful, smart and witty! Just give Firefox a chance. He’s charming, waaaayyyy better looking and most importantly, he will treat you the way you deserve to be treated. But if you JUST can’t live without IE6, at least get him stylin’ with a little IE7 . I only say this because I care.

So, wow. New host (three’s a charm, right?), new platform, new everything. I finally gave Boobable Hype* the boot and made the move over to WordPress. And let me just say, WordPress, I love you from the bottom of my heart. I want to french kiss you on a bicycle made for two. While wearing berets. Maybe I’ll even let you go to 2nd base, but I must warn you, the bodacious tatas have shrunk back to the original ho-hum pre-pregnancy size. But I can do the cherry-stem-knot-tongue thing! That’s right, baby.

This was quite a project for someone with limited coding skills, especially someone afflicted with PPPP (Pixel Padding Perfection Problem). I could have gone live with this thing weeks ago, but the obsession over 2 pixels here, 5 pixels there was consuming my soul. Do you people realize that your site is translated TOTALLY differently on different browsers? It can look perfect on Firefox, but then terrible on Internet Explorer? And so you fix it in IE7, only to see it look like shit in IE6?! Over and over, as you pull what’s left of your post-pregnancy hair out? Dude, I bow down to coders.

People, this is what has been keeping me awake a night. Pixels. FUCKING PIXELS AND PADDING. Not the fact that my son is 6 MONTHS OLD and is like, a burly man. Nope, pixels and padding. And this book.

But I had a revelation a couple of nights ago! You guys probably don’t give a flying turd about my pixels and padding, right? OH MY GOD, PLEASE SAY YOU DON’T. You all care about things like this!


I must say, he is quite the handsome devil (cute shirt from the lovely SAJ).

So, I’ve come to terms with the fact that I can’t make everything perfect all the time. Oh, those silly little life lessons.

So, did you miss me? Lots? Wait, did you even know I was gone?

*name changed to protect the confusing and not-so-helpful

  • nabbalicious

    February 7, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    You’re back! Woot! The new site looks sweet.

    And Anders…good lord, you have a cute kid.

  • Alissa

    February 8, 2007 at 4:27 am

    What a great day – snow AND whoorl’s back. Your new site looks great. Anders is, and no doubt will continue to be, a heart breaker.

  • bitetherabbit

    February 8, 2007 at 6:30 am

    WHOORL!!! You’re back! I didn’t realize how much I’d miss you….I’m SO glad you’re back. And Anders definitely looks like he’s going to be a little heartbreaker – so cute!!

  • RA

    February 8, 2007 at 6:05 am

    Yay, you’re back! I’ve been clicking on your bookmark ever since the first and today, I found myself holding my breath. Welcome back! :) How is being a SAHM treating you, now that the coding is done?

  • erika

    February 8, 2007 at 7:14 am

    i love the site and you were missed tons. thanks for the tip about the book, it got nothing but excellent reviews. perfect timing for me because i’m about to tackle html and css again. bye bye movable type, hello wordpress. hopefully.


    whoops, put the wrong information on the previous post. delete it please :)

  • Heather

    February 8, 2007 at 6:20 am

    Of course we missed you. And you’re right, Anders is all we care about. He’s such a handsome little devil.

  • Jenifer

    February 8, 2007 at 7:06 am

    YAY! I missed you….OMG…the withdrawals were awful. I sent myself to rehab but they didn’t know how to treat Whoorl addiction. But, now I can get my high on a daily basis

    ***Accidentally posted on the wrong post, but that was do to my over excitement***

  • Kimmer

    February 8, 2007 at 7:13 am

    You rock my soul.

  • sizzle

    February 8, 2007 at 7:23 am

    finally! i was having whoorl withdrawls. :)

    anders got cuter while you were off redesigning the blog- look at that face. adorable. heartbreaker, for sure.

  • SAJ

    February 8, 2007 at 7:31 am

    Yay! Yay! Yay! Your pixels look perfect to me.

  • Kiki

    February 8, 2007 at 7:32 am

    Oh thank gawd! I mean, I love Dooce and Amalah, but I gotta have some Whoorl! Welcome back! Now it’s my turn to get FoxFire and WordPress. Let the process begin!

  • Amanda

    February 8, 2007 at 8:19 am

    So glad you’re back! The new site looks swell, but you’re right, all we really care about are photos of your freakin’ adorable baby.
    Happy 6 months, Anders!

  • Sadie

    February 8, 2007 at 8:39 am

    Oh, thank fuck. The interwebnet was getting all boring and stuff. And damn, is that a cute baby. I love how he is a little fatty.

  • B@B@

    February 8, 2007 at 9:03 am

    Wellcome back sweety…

  • Leah

    February 8, 2007 at 9:19 am

    Wheee! Welcome back!

  • Kim

    February 8, 2007 at 9:52 am

    Welcome back! YAE!!!

  • metalia

    February 8, 2007 at 10:38 am

    Welcome back! Also? Anders is just GORGEOUS.

  • Jessica

    February 8, 2007 at 10:40 am

    If I had pixels, I’d want them to look like yours… Glad you’re back, it’s been a lonely unwitty month without you!

  • lini

    February 8, 2007 at 11:03 am

    Even though we talk every day, I really missed Whoorl.

  • gorillabuns

    February 8, 2007 at 11:08 am

    okay, you totally lost me on the technical crap but, glad to see you are back. i like the header, did d design it?

    little man IS one mighty heartbreaker!

  • LVGurl

    February 8, 2007 at 11:10 am

    Yes, I can stop stalking an empty URL. Glad you’re back! :)

    Liz sent me the latest batch of Anders photos by accident, so I got to see how he’s grown. What wonderful greenish-blue eyes he has! Holy shmoly. He’s a handsome one. Keep him around.

    Hope the new hosting and interface works well for you.

  • whoorl

    February 8, 2007 at 11:12 am

    Gorillabuns- I am proud to say the new whoorl is 100% designed by yours truly.

  • rebecca

    February 8, 2007 at 11:23 am

    Welcome back, Whoorl! I missed you. :)

  • Danielle

    February 8, 2007 at 12:43 pm

    Good to have you back, the site looks great, and Anders is precious!

  • mel

    February 8, 2007 at 12:54 pm

    nice work! All the effort was worth it!


  • Donovan

    February 8, 2007 at 12:58 pm

    Oh, were you gone? Sorry, I didn’t really notice.
    The site looks nice. I look forward to seeing it when it’s done.

    *with the love-fest from everyone else I figured someone needed to play hard to get.

  • lissa

    February 8, 2007 at 1:06 pm

    I’m so excited your back. The site looks great.

  • gorillabuns

    February 8, 2007 at 2:02 pm

    no way! you did grrrrrreat! i’m totally impressed! how many exclamation points in one response?

  • Jen

    February 8, 2007 at 3:25 pm

    AAAHHH!!! You were missed!!! New site looks great…and, I’m one of the ones who cares less about the pixels and more about the gorgeous bebe – but, well done you. How did he get cuter?

  • am'ti b

    February 8, 2007 at 8:21 pm

    glad your back, now i can see what is up with ya’ll on the other coast b/c you know who never fills me in (secret bro talk.)

  • Neil

    February 9, 2007 at 8:29 am

    Eh, you don’t want those smelly IE people coming here anyway…

  • Sam

    February 9, 2007 at 9:26 am

    Oh, yay, hip hip hooray! Whoorl’s back!

    Everything looks wondrous to me. Great job! And yes, your Anders is one fine looking boy. He is really deliciously handsome. Of course, he comes from two terribly good looking parents…

  • kris

    February 9, 2007 at 10:54 am

    OMG thank goodness. Wait, I use IE . . .

  • angie

    February 9, 2007 at 12:20 pm

    Yeah!!! you’re back@!!! I was hoping that html hell wasn’t permanent. And I love firefox and wordpress too.

  • Kiki

    February 9, 2007 at 2:33 pm

    PS. Anders looks as if he knows the secret of life. He’s got wisedom in his eyes and that all-knowing smile! Watch out Mom, heartbreaker isn’t even the beginning of it.

  • Mary O

    February 9, 2007 at 4:47 pm

    You’re back! Your site looks great, and I’m not even sure what browser I’m using. Also, Anders is a doll!

  • lin

    February 9, 2007 at 7:32 pm

    Welcome back, kid! Your new site looks great (brava!), but Baby looks even better. What a complete doll he is.

  • BeachMama

    February 9, 2007 at 7:36 pm

    Whoorl! Glad to have you back, yes you were missed. Great job on the site, sorry it caused so much pain. I hate to be the only one to admit that I use IE, but it looks great on my computer :). Anders looks just so cute, happy to have his Mama home I am sure.

  • cocodrie

    February 10, 2007 at 12:55 pm

    Bwahhhhh: “I want to french kiss you on a bicycle made for two. While wearing berets.” It is sentences like these that made me miss you so!

  • jocemom

    February 11, 2007 at 6:43 am

    Welcome back!
    I am trying to convert to firefox but cannot get my favs to transfer. Looks like I was using IE6.

  • Rachel

    February 11, 2007 at 3:21 pm

    Holy crap, Jillian’s prom date is SOOOOOOO CUTE!

    Welcome back, lady!

  • Darren McLikeshimself

    February 13, 2007 at 6:43 am

    Clearly I’ve been out of it for a little while.

    Welcome back, Whoorl! You have been missed!

  • Filtering Life

    February 13, 2007 at 1:13 pm

    Looks fab times 100…way to go. Hope your back hurts from patting it, you did great!

  • guinness girl

    February 19, 2007 at 12:26 pm

    Yay! You’re back, and I love the new look, and Wito is cuter than ever!