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Do These Look Like Funky Little Penises to You?

Yesterday did not start out as The Most Fantastic Day Ever®. I was tired, I’m stressed about our upcoming move, and I got to sit in a conference call where a woman ranted that someone hadn’t done something, because the lady in question had canceled their appointment and then forgotten to reschedule them. Derp.

The day was rounded out by finding out GoDaddy had shut down our largest site, UrlyBits.com, over a copyright complaint someone filed without ever trying to contact us first. The Scrw Media sites are Paul’s full-time job and the source of his income, so having the largest one down for even a few hours is just not a great thing. To GoDaddy’s credit, they handled the situation pretty quickly, but the process was a bit of a pain, and the stress of not knowing how long we’d be down and the loss of traffic while it was was enough to make Paul a bit cranky last night. Between all that and a bad day in general, I decided it would be a good idea if we said screw it all for awhile and went out to dinner. We both needed a break.

I had a couple of Groupons in the car, one for a Thai place, and one for a Vietnamese place. We decided on the Vietnamese since I’d never had it before, and he hadn’t had it in years. The food was really good, and I got to knock Pho off the list (#72) of 100 Things to Eat Before You Die.

My favorite part of the meal was the spring rolls, and I have to share a picture here. I am used to the spring rolls you get at Chinese restaurants, which are usually fried. These were cold, and if I remember correctly the wrappers are rice paper, which had a kind of squishy, gelatinous feel to them. They tasted amazing, but I swear picking them up they felt and almost looked like limp little penises. Anyone else get that impression?

I Didn’t Get a Raise Because I Forgot to Douche

When considering asking my boss for a raise, I’m not sure ‘remember to douche’ would be at the top of the to-do list. Or in the top 5. Or even the top 100.

Update on the Ex Brother-In-Law Drama..Errr..Situation

Short and sweet, finally heard back from the people at the ex’s brother’s work where I had to report him for harassing me through my blog on company time.

Hello Sara,

I would like to follow up with you regarding your email dated September 16, 2009, in which you complained about receiving unwelcome messages from one of our employees who was using our IT system. We do appreciate you bringing your concerns to our attention and allowing us the opportunity to address them.

We discussed this matter with Mark ******* and made it clear to him that he is not to use our computer system or internet connection for personal communications, including blog or website postings. We believe that should prevent a recurrence. I do ask that you let me know if you receive any further communications from our IP address or from our IT system.

Thank you again for your email.

With best regards,

M****** *****
Office, HR Manager

I sent them an email back thanking them for their help in all of this. Despite what he and my ex seem to think, just because a blog is readable by anyone, does NOT give you the right to send verbally abusive messages to the site owner just because you get a bug up your ass.