Monday, August 17, 2009

Wedding recaps all week on EAD!

You diehard Eat, Drink, Marry-ers already know the dirty details, of course, but in case you've missed the tales of how we pulled off our red, blue, patterned-out-the-wazoo wedding, come read my recaps on Elizabeth Anne Designs! I'll be there all week telling the story from scratch.

On a side note, it's tough writing about your wedding when you have to explain it all at once. Writing over here a little bit at a time - inside jokes understood, sarcasm appreciated, F-Word chiming in - was a whole different (easier) shebang. I'm exhausted!

Buckets of thanks to Ami at EAD for giving me the recap opportunity. Now, if only I could get my act together and send off those wedding submission packets for print magazines...

Monday, August 3, 2009

For the Love of Red Shoes!

Inspired by Pink Galoshes' post on Valentino bow pumps this morning, I thought I'd do a little tribute to my own fabulous Valentino bow wedding shoes (in RED, of course!). Some of these images you've seen, but I've never put them all together. So in the name of flaming red "bridal" shoes... enjoy!

Also, Let me know what other wedding images/descriptions you guys would like to see here. I'll be posting a big recap over on EAD Weddings soon, but I can still fill in a few holes here, too, if you're interested. And remember, I'm blogging on a daily basis over on my new blog The Freckled Citizen (I posted about shoes there just this morning... old habits die hard), so come and visit me there for a dose of everyday, non-wedding talk, too. :-)

Now... on the red Valentino extravaganza!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Hi, blog! Nice to have you back again! GRRRR.....

What should I learn from my blogging experience this weekend? It went something like this:

1. Coming home on Friday night and logging into Blogger to fix a (gasp!) typo on the top post at Freckled Citizen.

2. "Your Blogger account has been disabled." EEK.

3. Finding out that my various partners in crime for all three of my blogs - Trevor (The F-Word from Eat, Drink, Marry) and the lovely Marjorie and Mikaela from m-pyre - had been disabled, too.

4. While Freckled Citizen and m-pyre's URLs were still working (even though I couldn't access Blogger to create new posts or edit existing posts), Eat, Drink, Marry gave me the notice "This blog has been removed."

4. Seeing that an extremely large number of people were screaming their heads off over on the Blogger Help Forum about the exact same thing happening to them on Friday night. We're talking large-scale and massive frustration.

5. Leaving countless forum posts, filling out countless forms, sending endless tweets, and sending endless e-mails to Blogger/Google but receiving absolute, resounding silence from them... and seeing even more people plea for help all day Saturday on the forum or on Twitter.

6. Frustratingly waiting for resolve all weekend (when I normally don't blog anyway) wondering if I'd get my blogs back, what I'd do if they were permanently deleted, and basically bitching about unfair the whole thing was.

7. Sunday night... ta-da! My blogs and blog access reappeared.

Now am I supposed to be jumping up and down and thanking Blogger for returning my blogs to me? Well, no. Because it never should've happened in the first place. Is the answer here "you get what you pay for," which in Blogger's case, is nothing? Is migrating to Wordpress (which I'm not a fan of) the only solution?Anyone have any gems of wisdom ? Because to me this weekend is a big warning to run far away from Blogger, or risk it all happening again. Only, I'm not sure what action that implies. Sigh... any ideas?