Thursday, June 08, 2006

Dear Blogger,

Before I get into this diatribe I want you to know that I understand hardware problems, downtime, software glitches and all that stuff... But c'’mon. This is ridiculous.

For the past two days I've tried to read posts written by my wonderful blogging friends and leave witty, insightful comments that will leave them begging for more, but I can'’t because you've had several thousand problems with your site, hindering my ability to write even the smallest "Hello! I'm still here!" And thats if I can load their sites in my browser. What the fuck? Can'’t you people get it together?

I've tried giving you the benefit of the doubt. I've read your "“Scheduled Outage"” notices, shook my head, swore a little, and moved on to other things. However, none of the scheduled times fall into the times that I'’ve had problems. It seems like when I've attempted to write a new post in the past two days, my Dashboard won'’t open. Reload. Nothing. Reload again. Again, nothing. I've had to resort to writing posts in WordPerfect to copy and paste at a later date. It sucks. It really, really sucks and I'’m tired of it.

I don'’t mean to take my frustrations out on you but you don'’t seem to understand what this means to a woman like me on a day like today. When you'’re having a day like I'm having, not being able to get your frustrations out is a horrible perdicament to be in. Its not your fault that its been raining here for what seems to be weeks on end and I can'’t take a walk or go to the park and the simple act of going to the grocery store is a monumental task involving coats and umbrellas, wet grocery carts and soggy hair.

Its not your fault that I'm feeling overwhelmed and underappreciated. That I haven'’t been sleeping well and I'’ve been short-tempered with everyone in my house.

Its not your fault that I'’ve been snippy with my dogs. Okay, maybe my dog deserved to be yelled at for snatching something out of my daughter's hand. Again. But its not your fault that I blew up at my other dog for being pushy for attention. The poor animals haven't had a decent walk in... I forget the last time they had a walk, decent or otherwise.

Its not your fault that I haven't worked in a month and that I have no life outside my of home and family.

Its not your fault that I haven't gotten around to making that appointment with my gynecologist or found a chiropractor that could help me with my chronic back pain because it would require getting a babysitter.

Its not your fault that I don'’t know how to hire a babysitter who would be willing to deal with a 13 month old who is going through a phase of severe separation anxiety. Its not your fault that even if I could find such a remarkable person, I wouldn'’t be able to afford their fee since I haven'’t worked in a month.

Its not your fault that I snapped at my daughter for swimming in the dog'’s water dish and then again for throwing her sippy cup at me for the fifth time today.

Its not your fault that she won't drink from that damn sippy cup even though she knows how to and I seem to be the only one who cares.

Its not your fault that I walk around the house, day after day, cleaning and tidying and wonder why I bother because the next day there will be just as much cleaning and tidying to do and nobody, besides me, cares.

Its not your fault that I'’m letting my child rip up a magazine because I need a moments peace and the other options were letting her jam a pen in her eye or hitting the dog in the head with her sippy cup, again, and I just don'’t have the energy to care.

Its not your fault that I'’ve been on the verge of tears all day and finally gave in to them after something set me off.

Its not your fault that I'’ll have to put my child into therapy by age 2 because her Mama had a slight breakdown in front of her.

Its not your fault that the breakdown made me feel worse, instead of better, and I now have a stuffy nose, red eyes and the beginnings of a horrible tension headache.

Its not your fault that I didn'’t mean for this post to turn out this way. It started as an angry letter to you, the staff of Blogger, and its turned into an online rant and you're probably a bunch of guys who have never had to go through the kind of shit that a stay at home mom has to and you obviously have your own problems so you probably don'’t care.

But please, I'’m begging you, get your hardware problems fixed. Or you'’ll be getting my therapist'’s bill in the mail.

If I can find a babysitter for my kid, that is.

49 comments:

Self-Proclaimed Supermom said...

Tons of hugs from here. And I hate Blogger too :(

Ruth Dynamite said...

You just need to send your husband out for more vino. Blogger has been challenging, this is true. Have a sip - no have several - and relax. You'll find a sitter in due time. Cheers!

mothergoosemouse said...

Fucking Blogger fuckwittage. May I use this comment as a shout-out to my Blogger friends who are feeling neglected? Dudes, I'm trying to read and comment. I'm really trying.

Mrs. Chicky, I'm really sorry that you have had such a shitstorm of a day. I am drinking wine in your honor.

wendy boucher said...

It's all my fault. I dumped Blogger this week in favor of Wordpress and Blogger just hasn't been the same since. I'm really sorry for all the bad Blogger karma I stuck out there. And I'm even more sorry that you had such a bad day. I hope it's much better tomorrow.

My new URL: www.wendyboucher.com/blog

kittenpie said...

ugh, it's been making me nuts yesteday and today too! Just starting to catch up on reading, and depressed over lack of comments. Seems better now though... *fingers crossed* We've had annoying IT issues at work too - something in the ether.

But as for you... sending you a hug!

Gina said...

Thanks for writing this post. I think you made us all feel better. This is our free therapy and when it goes bust... well stand back!

Gina said...

Oh, Mrs. Chicky, I almost forgot! I was so inspired by your 100 list that I finally got mine done. And yes, I stole a couple of yours that we had in common. And I have added you to my links since you are a daily read. THANKS!

Kristen said...

It IS all blogger's fault, lol. They've been RUDE AS HELL to me these past few days too. Know that you're not alone in that. And you're not alone in the letting your daughter rip up magazines for peace and quiet either. I do that over here too!

Jozet said...

No. It is their fault.

There. I feel better having said it.

I've been frustrated beyond frustration the past few days.

Amen to your post.

Amen.

Mommy off the Record said...

Sorry you've had a bad day. Hope tomorrow is better. :)

Oh, and I'm totally filing for a divorce from blogger. My lawyer has already sent them the papers.

carrie said...

I would so come and babysit for you if we lived in the same town!

I thought it was my crappy aol giving me grief when I was trying to post, alas, I can tell from all that I've heard, it isn't. Curse you Blogger!!

Smile.

Petite Mom Blogger said...

Great post! Thanks for making us all ( that still use blogger) feel better. I hope you are feeling better soon! :)

Mama of 2 said...

Cyber hugs coming your way. Here's to having a better day ...and hey I hate Blogger too.

Marcie said...

Wow, could it be that blogger is back to normal today? I've posted on a couple of blogs already this morning. Yip-eee!
I hope today goes much smoother for you and for blogger.

bubandpie said...

You're very charitable to Blogger... I tried to comment last night but Blogger was on the fritz again and wouldn't let me!

Mom101 said...

Oh no - I hope things start looking up. and ya know? Keep taking it out on blogger if you want. Better them than the family, right?

Sending you virtual Excedrin.

radioactive girl said...

I tried to write yesterday that if we lived near each other, I would say we need to get together with our kids and complain to each other. Unfortunately, my comment was somehow eaten by stupid Blogger. Not good for when I am already in a crankypants mood! I hope your mood gets better soon!

Tuesday Girl said...

Blogger has been just terrible the past two days.

Curse you blogger!

Christina said...

Sorry things have been so sucky for you. *hugs*

And yeah, Blogger is being a real bitch. If I was 100% sure I want to keep my blog title, I'd be switching to wordpress in a heartbeat.

Mother Bumper said...

I hear ya' Mrs. Chicky, I hear ya'. I'm darn near crazy myself and can't post. I'm going insane. It can only get better I hope. Please be fixed today or Momma's gonna have a meltdown (that no one will be able to read about).

sunshine scribe said...

Blogger sucks! He'll be getting my therapy bills in the mail too. Why do I assume he is a he? Because he is always breaking down and doesn't listen??

Michele said...

I was whining about not being able to leave comments, and meanwhile you were having a really shit day. Sorry it was so crappy - it HAs to get better now.

PS - I purposely save magazines for the times I need to let them have a shred-fest so I can get a break.

wendy boucher said...

I know I'm still in the honeymoon phase, but I'm loving Wordpress and it had one button transfer of my Blogger site. Too easy!

Blogger was actually a great place to start for me. But I'm happier now. Thanks for bringing chips and dip to my housewarming party!

Her Bad Mother said...

Maybe we could all storm the Blogger gates together.

Or just join wordpress. How does one do that?

So sorry for your sucky, made-worse-by-Blogger day. I so hear you.

J's Mommy said...

I seriously think we are living the same life. Are you stalking me?!?!?

Amy (binkytown) said...

Really, who needs blog problems? Diaper smeared changing tables aren't enough? Might I suggest a martini? Two?? :)

mrsmogul said...

The only reason I still use Blogger is that one, it's free and two, it would be a pain to tell everyone to change their links

Blogger gotta get it together - wait is there a BLOGGER GOD?

J's Mommy said...

I feel your pain Mama. Blogger really needs to get their act together or I'm out. I couldn't post or read or comment for days and it was killing me. I feel like I've lost all the readers I amassed. Come on boys, fix it!!

lildb said...

Oh, Mrs. Chicky, you're having a rough one. Hang in there, sweetie.

And more wine is in order, I think.

Like, a coupla bottles more.

Here's a big hug for you, girl. {{{{squeeeeze}}}}}

Heather said...

I say you open a bottle of the rose you were writing about! I too am annoyed by blogger (but kinda figure I get what I pay for). Here's hoping your day gets better and blogger fixes their issues!

MrsFortune said...

Damn, I could have written this post, only with the age of the child reduced!!! I swear, a move to wordpress or typepad is called for! Fight the power.

Hire the damn babysitter, woman. Hey! I'll babysit if you train my dog. :-) Trade?

The Flip Flop Mamma! said...

YEAH! Amen sista! I've been ready to punch my computer screen. But it's not it's fault, I T S S T U P I D B L O G G E R S F A U L T!!!!!!!

Kristin said...

Hey Mrs. Chicky...

Hope you are having a better idea... if we lived closer I would totally watch baby chicky for you.

Blogger totally sucks ass.

Irreverent Antisocial Intellectual said...

I'm with you. PLUS ... Blogger ate my "FUCK YOU BLOGGER" post, which was THE.MOST.IRREVERENT.THING I've ever written.
Bastards.

Kevin Charnas said...

oh man...I'm right there with you. I thought that I was going to start setting buildings on fire and blowing up cars...

A quick story to lift your spirits...A friend of mine was going to the gyno and ran out of time (she had been at work) to run home and clean up real quick. So, she took a tissue from her purse and did a little...you know...a wipe down there. Well, then she goes in and after a few minutes up on the table the gyno says with a confused lilt in his voice, "Umm...I don't know where this came from...but here..." and hands her a postage stamp. It was stuck down there when he found it. Apparently, a stamp had stuck to the tissue that she had used to wipe herself.

Izzy said...

Oh, I so understand. I've had many a day like that but add in not being able to blog and BOOM! Your day just got a lot worse. Sorry for the suckage {{hugs}}

Pattie said...

I could have written that post last Wednesday! I was so pissed at blogger, too. Hope you are doing better today!!!

Mother Bumper said...

Oh I know and understand that whole babysitter issue. I really do. This post was easy to understand. Damn Blogger (me shaking my fist at them) for being the icing on the cake.

Lisa said...

I KNOW! I've been irritated with them too. SUCKY Blogger!

something blue said...

Someone at blogger is looking for a job. Maybe they would be better at babysitting.

Hope the sun comes out and your mood lifts.

mamatulip said...

Yeah, I hear ya...I got so fed up with Blogger I jumped ship, as you already know. ;)

sweatpantsmom said...

I was away and seemed to have missed the whole Blooger debacle, but I've read some really good 'Dear Blogger' letters, yours included.

I say, send them to Blogger, now - they deserve all the grief.

mommy on the verge said...

yes, Blogger is really starting to suck it. I have even considered just quitting. But, I'm going to BlogHer, so, how can I go if I don't even have a blog?
Go get a babysitter and go to a chick flick with a big Dr. Pepper and buttered Popcorn! You deserve to relax chicky chicky!

kim said...

ive been seein your glasses all over and thought id drop by :)
i cant find anyone brave enough to babysit off hours ...the girl that babysits during the week was smart enough to get most of my paycheck (well deserved too let me tell ya)
and ditto on the blogger stuff ...its nice to see its actually up so i can leave a comment finally!! hang in there ... i love your little corner of blogger heaven :)

Lena said...

I totally feel you on this. I left Blogger for Typepad a month ago and the fucking birds came out and sang!

Try it. You'll liiiiike it. ;)

Also, why am I JUST NOW finding you when I pretty much know everyone on your blogroll and have seen your name a million times? Things that make you go 'what the hell?'.

Anyway, you'll be seeing more of me! I know that's terribly exciting.

Blog Antagonist said...

LOL! I've been doing the word thing too. Blogger stinks. Been thinking about changing, but I'm a creature of habit and I dislike change.

Mama C-ta said...

I remember the blogger f-up days. Oh how they pissed me off and I made sure to take it out on everyone I came into contact with!

petite gourmand said...

you have completely described my day-minus the dog.
sippy cup and all
(glad to know my 13 month old isn't the only one who doesn't want to drink from one)
the search for the perfect baby-sitter,
desperate need to go to the doctor, dentist, hairdresser the whole deal.
glad to hear I'm not alone.

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