Imagine There’s No Parse Error, It’s Easy If You Try

If you’d like to better understand the level of tension I’ve felt since the blog went all kawonky (and that is in fact the technical term) yesterday afternoon, then take your left arm, stretch it across your body, then rotate your left wrist 280 degrees and grab your right foot. And do a backbend.

Then, when your muscles start to spasm uncontrollably, THAT’S IT! THAT’S EXACTLY HOW I’VE FELT!

Thankfully, however, I’ve entered the cool-down mode of my unexpected HTML / CSS / RSS / NEXTTIMEWON’TYOUSINGWITHME work-out. Everything seems to be back in good working order thanks to Anne, Ashleigh, Kat and Melanie, all of whom rushed to my bloggy rescue in some form or fashion.

It takes a village to raise a blog, y’all.

So now that everything is back to some semblance of normal in all possible browsers (even Internet Explorer, which is totally on my list right now, but I’m sure we’ll make up soon), I do want to thank y’all for your incredible response to the Bite Back campaign and encourage you to continue getting the word out (Shalee is doing something cool along those lines on her blog, by the way).

As best I can calculate based on comments and emails, y’all have donated around 125 nets so far (!!!!), and my friend Brian assures me that I’ll be able to get an exact number in a couple of weeks. Y’all really are changing kids’ lives – I cannot thank you enough.


I’ll have my final ASCAP Awards post up in a little while, and also: today I am going to a former professor’s retirement reception at Mississippi State, where I plan to take and then post an endless array of nostalgic pictures (think along the lines of LOOK! THE WINDOW OF THE ROOM I SHARED WITH EMMA KATE! ISN’T THAT SO COOL?!?!?!).

It’s sure to be an experience that will enrich your life in ways you cannot even imagine.

Now do have a lovely Friday.

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  1. Can’t wait for the State pics!

  2. Thanks for the shout out, Boomama. If this will encourage some others to give to the needs of others then it’s a win-win for everyone!

    Glad you’re up and running again. I can’t wait to be experience something that will enrich my life in ways I cannot even imagine. Other than cookie dough that is…

  3. Kawonky is a very technical term when dealing with the wonders of HTML and CSS. Sometimes it’s the only thing that actually makes sense.

    Looking forward to those pictures. I’m nothing if not hopelessly nostalgic. Even if I’m not at all connected to said nostalgia. It’s all good.

  4. Hey girl…glad you are back in working order…I missed you!! I am so excited about you going to MSU today…I am also a tinsy bit jealous..take lots of good pictures…I miss it so much!

  5. Hey! I just found you and love your blog– thanks!


  6. I think you should get a shirt printed with:

    ‘I survived boomamakawonky08’

  7. Oooo! Can’t wait for the college photos! I was just waxing nostalgic about my college days recently. :0)

  8. “It takes a village to raise a blog, y’all”–classic!

    Count us in your number for 2 nets.

    Also, if you ever find the need to come and visit Compassion HQ. We are close, oh so very close…and we will give you the sparest of spare rooms (ala Anne of Green Gables) :)

    Enjoy your wonderful day “cooling down” from such a hard work out yesterday!

  9. Is holding your breath considered exercise? I hope so, because I did just that every time I clicked to go to your site over the last couple of days hoping it would work! Glad all is well, now. Enjoy the reception. I love making a trip back to my college campus, too.

  10. I can’t wait for memory lane from Starksville. Be sure and include a picture of the football stadium “oooh, look – here is where the hogs have beat us over and over like a bunch of yard dogs”.
    Oh i kid.
    Or not.

  11. Thank you for that description of how it feels when your blog goes kawonky.

    I made the mistake of looking at my blog on my mom’s computer this weekend only to realize that it looks like a black screen with some jumbled words on it in her browser. Not the look I was going for. So I promptly went to fix it…and made it worse, on all browsers. It took me about 24 hours to figure out how to fix it, during which time I had a huge flood of traffic coming to my site from a big link.

    “Take your left arm, stretch it across your body, then rotate your left wrist 280 degrees and grab your right foot. And do a backbend.” Yes. Exactly.

  12. Sister, I just experienced all that last weekend. Only the issue wasn’t my computer or the internet.

    IT WAS ME!

    I deleted my own blog because you know, I like a challenge in life. $150 and five days later and I got up and running.

    Dear sweet Lord.