I feel I must take time out from my busy busy schedule (huh? WHAT?) for some very special announcements.
First, please look carefully at my bloggy digs today. They look beautiful, don't they?
Well, on Saturday, they did not. Most assuredly not.
There was some sort of weird Photobucket malfunction, and my bandwidth went all wonky (that's a technical term).
I fuh-reaked out, for sure.
And emailed my previous designer (this had happened before and she fixed it right up).
Surprise -- my email bounced back as undeliverable. So I checked out her original site ... which no longer exists.
So I stewed and agitated and freaked out a little (or a lot, as you wish), until about midnight.
And then I did the only thing I could think of.
I emailed a friend.
A friend who designs.
It was late at night and I really wasn't expecting an answer till morning ... or later. So imagine my delight and surprise when I got an almost immediate response.
"Holy crap!!!!!" was her answer when she had looked at my messed-uppedness.
A frantic exchange of emails later, and she was taking jerryrigged images and piecing something together so at LEAST it could be read.
And then she promised to make it all better the next day.
I asked her what the heck she was doing up so late, and this was her response:
LOL. I never sleep. :) Actually I was on my way to bed when I got your email but couldn't leave you with that trainwreck - i love ya too much.So yeah, she rocks.
And who is this special, wondrous person who rescued me from the depths of bloggy despair?
Please check my sidebar for the addition of something new: I heart Shakespeare.
Because my personal rescuer was none other than Judith Shakespeare herself.
Girlfriend, you rock my world -- both as a blogger and a friend.
And as such, I would like to present you with the first ever "You rock my world" award from little ol' me.
(If I knew how to make it link back to my blog, I would do that, but if I could do that, then I might have been able to fix my problem myself, ya know? Heh.)
I love you bunches, C!
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Following all that angst, I woke up Monday morning to some cheerful news, in the form of an award from someone who is near and dear to my heart.
Holly from June Cleaver Nirvana said some REALLY nice things about me yesterday and gifted me with this:
I would give it back to her -- in a big way -- except I think there is some kinda weird weirdness that happens if you try to give someone an award she already has. Oops!
And speaking of oops, yesterday's award reminded me that I am a bad, bad blogger buddy because I neglected to publicly acknowledge some other awards I have been given. *Insert embarrassed hemming and hawing here*
Angela of AOJ and the Lurchers gifted me with this beauty oh-so-long ago. I'm sorry, hon. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Dixie Chick of Holding on to Those Southern Roots also awarded me some pretty blings.
A long time ago.
And my most shameful moment follows. This one was given to me, and I can't remember by who. Usually when I download them, I put the giver's name in the name of the jpg. But this special thing? Shamefully, I didn't.
I know I thanked each giver personally the day the bling was given, but I wish I could publicly thank the person who gave me this one. Can anyone 'fess up to that?
I mean, seriously! Who doesn't want to be a must-see blog???
Thank you to all my friends out there.
I suck -- but at least I'm cute.