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



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

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

  2. 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.

  3. bitetherabbit says:

    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!!

  4. 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?

  5. 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 :)

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

  7. 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***

  8. You rock my soul.

  9. finally! i was having whoorl withdrawls. :)

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

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

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. Wellcome back sweety…

  15. Wheee! Welcome back!

  16. Welcome back! YAE!!!

  17. Welcome back! Also? Anders is just GORGEOUS.

  18. 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!

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

  20. 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!

  21. 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.

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

  23. Welcome back, Whoorl! I missed you. :)

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

  25. nice work! All the effort was worth it!


  26. 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.

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

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

  29. 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?

  30. 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.)

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

  32. 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…

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

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

  35. 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.

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

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

  38. 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.

  39. 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!

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

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

    Welcome back, lady!

  42. Darren McLikeshimself says:

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

    Welcome back, Whoorl! You have been missed!

  43. Filtering Life says:

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

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