All of those 300 or so blog posts from myspace from March (I think) 2006 through November 2008 have all been imported. Finally. All (almost) of my blogging history is now included on this silly little site.
Having said that… don’t go reading them. They are awful. It’s all broken image links and me bitching about minor league hockey. There are a few cool things. Our engagement is there. My first two years with the kids. A bunch of Rush shows. My first attempt at live blogging is there. It was a Mission of Burma show at the Paradise in Boston. It was only two or three posts, and one of them was me complaining about the opening band. Whatever, good stuff. There is also my Uncle’s death. I came across that one today as I was porting them and I didn’t read it. I can’t. Most of the posts though really are about minor league hockey. The Lowell Devils and the Lowell Lockmonsters and pre-Jen Rob driving to road games because he had no life yet and that’s what he did. Loser.
I know a couple of people get emails when I update the site. Hopefully they didn’t just get 204 emails. Yikes, I didn’t even think of that until just now. If so… sorry ’bout that.
The first place I ever tried blogging was on myspace. Interestingly, it was also the place that I met my wife. You might say that myspace changed my life for the better. Infinitely better.
But I digress…
When the old myspace died it was replaced by the horrible piece of garbage that is the new myspace. Blogs from old myspace were not ported into the new myspace. It was just another reason to hate their redesign. I thought my old posts were gone forever. For some reason tonight I did a little research in Google and found out that you can request your old posts. When you make the request it tells you it will notify you when your blog is ready for download and that it might take THREE DAYS before you hear back.
I don’t think I’ll be able to import the old posts into WordPress.com. I wonder though, can I copy the text into a new post and then edit the date and time so that it appears as though I entered it 100 years ago? I’m not sure I want to repost all of it. I’m not sure what’s in there, apart from a whole bunch of posts about the Lowell Lockmonsters. There will be some wonderful stuff about the early days of my relationship with the love of my life. It’s all worth keeping just for anything posted from April 2007 on.
I’ll let you know.
It started on November 18, 2008. That was the day I started a new blog using Blogger. In all the years since then, there had been exactly one day where I did not submit a post. Sure, the Blogger site was split into two at some point early on, and later the public blog was moved over to WordPress.com, but through all of that there was only one day that I missed completely. It was pretty recently too, if I remember correctly.
Well, now there have been two days that I missed. I was bouncing around between buildings yesterday so I didn’t have a chance in the morning. In the evening…
Last Friday, my beloved bride Jen came home from work feeling sick. On Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, she was barely able to get out of bed. She still feels crummy, but at least she managed to go to work yesterday.
As for me, I was feeling really tired on Monday but otherwise all right. Yesterday I just felt blah. Really run down. Little to no energy. Then around 2:00ish I had to cave in and get some caffeine to keep myself going. On the way to the 3rd floor kitchenette I thought to myself, “hmmm, self, your throat is feeling a little sore.”
Yes, yes it was. It still is. I officially am in the early stages of the mega-cold that kicked my beautiful wife’s butt this weekend. Oh good. I went to bed early, hence no post in the evening, and slept pretty well, but I’m still getting worse. I’d say I’m down to about 70% on my health meter, but it was closer to 75% when I got out of bed an hour and a half ago.
The Disney Channel is offensive. They have a show in which one of the characters is a dog who writes a blog.
I find that insulting. Is Disney telling me I’m a dog because I write a blog? Well up yours Uncle Walt!