Nuclear Meltdown Narrowly Averted
I know I have gone on record as saying that if we do not multi-task, then the terrorists will have won, but sometimes I can carry the multi-tasking to stupid and dangerous levels.
So there I was, merrily wrapping up gifts, while ripping cds onto my laptop, when I decided that I should update my daily quote and lyrics before we settled down for movie night. Do you know how hard it is to wrap presents without using your thumb? It's damn hard, which is why cats have not yet taken over the world, I guess. It's hard enough to wrap presents without using your thumb, but it's even worse when you feel like passing out whenever you accidentally do touch your thumb, but I am starting to sound like a whiner and besides I am digressing horribly.
Now, much as I love my laptop, it has one idiosyncrasy which drive me crazy. The mouse pad is extremely sensitive and will sometimes jump to a different spot without any provocation. And I guess that's what happened last night, because I finished my updating, and had saved the changes in the template and republished (thereby finalizing the changes) before I realized that I had in fact deleted 3/4 of my sidebar, including all of my personal links, my favourite site links, all of my music links, PLUS the links to all of my archived posts since July 2005.
And then I banged my sore thumb.
Then people starting hollering to come down into the family room to watch Talledega Nights: the Legend of Ricky Bobby (yes, we were going for the art house film last night) and I got extremely grumpy, in addition to nauseous.
After the room stopped spinning, I went on the Blogger Help message board and pleaded for help, then went downstairs to watch the film with a heavy heart. Not even Ricky Bobby's grace to "little baby Jesus sitting in your crib watching Baby Einstein developmental dvds, learning about shapes and colours" could shake me out of my funk.
And then my heroes came through. Big time.
Rat suggested that I find a cached version of my blog on the internet and use that to recover my links and, once I found one, Eva showed me how to save the cached version in raw code so that I could pick out and copy the parts I needed. And it worked!
These guys are the bomb. I shall name my first grandchild after them. Somehow.
Here's a wee taste of some of the cds we scored yesterday. Perfect shortbread baking music, I think.