Blogger troubles; plus, yesterday

The Blogger problem is affecting more than just me. Here’s a thread on Google Groups about it.

Apparently if you save a post to Drafts before publishing, it doesn’t destroy the previous post. I’m going to try it with this one. If the previous post does disappear, I’ve got it saved as a text file.

I’ve done a lot of reading yesterday and today about Blogger support and how much it sucks. I hadn’t realized before how bad it was. I’ve contacted them before, with template questions, but that was years ago. Nowadays it seems like nobody bothers to answer emails personally. There has never been a phone number to call for support, either.

I guess I’ll go ahead and talk about my day yesterday.

I was feeling pretty casual so I wore jeans, a T-shirt, and sneakers. I also slept in a little; it was nice. As I mentioned, it was a beautiful day, and I had the windows open.

For lunch I met up with Brooke and David at the Boll Weevil. It was soooo good. I had the Cool Hand Luke (a turkey sandwich with tomatoes, cucumbers, and mayo). All of their sandwiches are served on this thick, sweet, honey bread. I could just sit and eat the bread by itself. Maybe with a little butter. Mmmm.

I had pasta salad with the sandwich. The pasta salad had black olives in it. I decided to see if I still hate olives. Surprisingly, they weren’t bad. The flavor was an interesting counterpoint to the sweetness of the sandwich.

I ate my whole sandwich and most of the pasta salad. Then we all decided to have dessert! o_o

I had Kentucky Pie, because I figured I should find out what pie was representing my home state. It was chocolate, walnut, and coconut, and they warmed it up, and it was delicious. I’ll have to have that again.

Brooke had some kind of cake/pie thing with alcohol in it. Bourbon? I forget :P I tried a little of it, and it was decent.

David had Grasshopper Cheesecake, which is chocolate and mint. I didn’t try it, but it looked awesome. He had to scrape pieces off of it because it was a big hard chunk. :D

After lunch I went back to work and stayed there until around 7 pm. I got everything done that I needed to get done and headed home.

I was supposed to meet up with Brooke, David, Mari, and Kelly that evening for dinner and putt-putt, so I first turned on my laptop to continue some downloads (of course) and then fretted about what to wear. I have outgrown most of my pants. I guess I have been eating too much (duh). Finally I chose my work pants and my black shirt with blue flowers, and I grabbed a long sleeved shirt in case it got cold. Brooke called and I headed out to meet everyone at Kinja.

Alas, when we got there we found that they close at 8 pm. (How ridiculous is that?) So when Mari and Kelly arrived we all decided to go to Mikoto instead. It’s practically right across the street, but I managed to overshoot it as usual (their sign is so invisible ;P) and had to turn around.

I was still pretty full from lunch, as you might imagine, so I didn’t order crazy amounts of food. I had my old standby, unagidon (and boy was it good) and some maguro nigiri (which was delicious). I also ordered some shrimp tempura and sushi rolls for Sean to eat later.

We sat around BSing for a long time until finally we decided we should leave so the Mikoto people could clean up–they closed at 9. We headed out into the parking lot, where we realized it was getting cold, but still decided to go to Bruster’s for ice cream.

I don’t know why, but we went to the Bruster’s in Evans. It seems like that’s a lot farther from Mikoto than the Bruster’s in Augusta Exchange, but maybe I’m on crack. It didn’t really matter, because the Evans Bruster’s is right down the street from Cheryl and Reid.

I didn’t eat any ice cream. Mari got Cinnamon Bun. I’m not sure what Kelly got. Brooke and David both got Chocolate Marshmallow. Mari’s parents came and had ice cream too: Bonnie had Coffee Oreo and Antonio had regular old Chocolate, which is informed us is the absolute best ice cream flavor, period.

We hung out for a long time after Mari’s parents left, just talking. Sean was supposed to get off work at 10 and come meet up with us, but it was kind of cold to play putt-putt, so finally we all decided to just go home. I brought Sean’s sushi back to the house and put it in the fridge.

He came home and ate the sushi while we watched an episode of Kyou Kara Maou and two episodes of Smallville.

I was interested to see Kyou Kara Maou 60 with subtitles. It was neat to see how much I had understood, and great to fill in the gaps of the things I hadn’t quite caught. For example, I couldn’t make out for the life of me what Bob was saying in his emails. His voice is deep, and they used a kind of reverb on it, I guess to show that it was email. Regardless, I couldn’t pick out any words, so it was nice to see what he said. It was also great to see Yuuri’s Maou speech translated. I had tried to translate it myself, and I’d done a fairly good job, but I couldn’t understand it with just listening. I had to try to figure out the sounds he was making and then figure out what words they might be and then do a rough translation of the sentences. It was nice to see that I wasn’t totally off-base.

I also have a better understanding of that scene now. Since they were all under the impression that they couldn’t use majutsu on Earth, Yuuri was totally BSing. (Which brings up a question: when did he start remembering what he does as Maou? Unless someone quoted him one of his Maou speeches, I’m not sure how he knew to format the speech and say “seibai!” at the end.)

The Smallville eps were cool. I actually watched the one with Chloe and the ghost last week when it came on TV. The new one was neat, though. I knew right away that Lionel had sent the package, and it irritated me to no end. It sucks that Martha doesn’t know Lionel knows, because then she might have seen through it. I guess she does know he had an inkling before…but she might think he’s lost all that knowledge. At the end of the episode, Sean said, “I’m still not sure how much of him is Lionel and how much is Jor-El.”

After we finished watching those eps, we went to bed. And that was yesterday!

Today Sean is supposed to go to a LAN party at William’s. Before that, Brooke and David are supposed to stop by. Sean is still in bed…so I’m not sure how it’s all going to work out.

Ah well.

Now, to see if this will post!