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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!!

  4. 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?

  5. 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 :)

  6. 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.

  7. 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***

  8. Kimmer

    February 8, 2007 at 7:13 am

    You rock my soul.

  9. 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.

  10. SAJ

    February 8, 2007 at 7:31 am

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

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. B@B@

    February 8, 2007 at 9:03 am

    Wellcome back sweety…

  15. Leah

    February 8, 2007 at 9:19 am

    Wheee! Welcome back!