December 18, 2005


How goes it, folks from the land that "could not be found?" What's that all about, you ask? Well, if you're asking, then the problem is on my end, and not with Al Gore's brainchild. For some reason, most of you "could not be found." It appears that you bastards have all up and left me! And it's not just blogs, but almost every url I try. Every now and then I get through, but I've been trying each an average of 4 to 5 times... and many of them I just stop trying. My mood has swung in a big way.

It's led to an interesting mix for a Sunday morning. Yep... this morning has been a sonic kaleidoscope.

I awoke in a fairly good mood... see, this evening, I am going to a Bears game. Yeah. It's going to be frickin' cold, but I'll be sitting there at Soldier Field, watching Mike Vick hopefully get planted in the frozen turf, and sipping on beer slushies. Okay, that last part isn't so great, but it's part of being at a game in December. There I go, off track...

Anyway, when I started out on the internet early this morning, I was grooving to tunes from Ian Moore, Los Straitjackets, and the Maverick soundtrack . Good bluesy rock, a bit of country, and instrumental surfer rock... great way to start a Sunday morn. However, having the taunting "..... could not be found" message appear over and over changes the mood a bit. I opted for some good heavy rock... I pulled out Neurotica. While a great choice, it didn't combat the frustrations building over no access to some of my peeps.

As I got into the second hour of being told that everyone had left me, I decided to start everything all over again. This time, I couldn't even get my homepage to load... it could not be found. Luckily, I was able to reach my site, only to be denied once again when I tried others' sites. I decided to hold service... Psalm 69 was the subject, as Jesus built my hotrod.

After service let out, I almost literally threw in GZR and soon after, Misery Loves Co. I'll admit, that by now, I was almost happy when I couldn't get to someone's site. Good angry tunes...

Four hours... I decide I'm going to give up, when I'm able to get through to Amazon, and the idea for this post comes up. I've been walking around for about 10 minutes singing the closing bit of "Plastic" from Reveille... okay, screaming it. "YOU CAN GO F#%K YOURSELF!" Relaxing.

I've finally gotten through to my editing page, so I'm going to see if this works... if so, you'll read a bunch of crap. If not, you're spared. Either way, I've decided that I'm done. After I hit "Publish," I'm throwing in some Elmore James. Or maybe some Tori Amos... I can visualize her writhing on her piano bench. Mmmmmm......

Later, and have a good day.

Posted by That 1 Guy at December 18, 2005 12:04 PM

MMMMM Tori Amos. Saw her in concert several times too.

But if you are feeling that lonely, you have friends you can call. My internet works fine. I can just describe it to you.

Posted by: RSM at December 18, 2005 12:39 PM

Did you just make a five hundred or so word post about *not* being able to access some websites? Dayum...that's talent, dude.

And I'd be happy to help RSM, you know. Want me to start reading all of my spam emails to you? Just let me know.

Posted by: zonker at December 18, 2005 01:44 PM

Oh I *hate* having "not found" issues -- irritating as hell, that.

Hope you have a sure fire keep warm plan for the game -- it's a deep freeze out there today! Don't have to worry about keeping the beer cold though, I guess.... :)

Posted by: Richmond at December 18, 2005 03:49 PM

Sounds like the DNS your provider uses was down for the count. If the name you're looking for can't be resolved into an internet address - then nothing can be found (unless you've memorized the urls of all the places you visit and can type in the numbers instead. *grin*)

Hope you have a great time at the game - better you than me! I hate being that cold.

Posted by: Teresa at December 18, 2005 03:59 PM

I was sooo not following the post..until the Tori Amos thing...sometimes you bloggers are tooo cryptic for this little ole housewife...

but I think I get it now, and it reminds me of Eric's "food posts" earliers this week...

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at December 18, 2005 04:21 PM