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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Back in saddle (oh, and I went to Cleveland)
So where I have been since the last time this blog was updated? Well, Cleveland for one.
I don't think I'll ever go back to Cleveland. A lady there chased me out of her hot dog restaurant for taking a photo of the interior. Oh, and a group of gang-bangers gave me some trouble on a street near The Christmas Story House. I did visit an excellent vintage toy shop though.
Anyway, here's a Flickr gallery filled with images of all the things that tried to kill me.
Getting the blog up and running again has been, more a less, a complete nightmare that plunged me no less than five levels down into the blog equivalent of Inception. Of course, instead of floating through a five-star hotel while fighting spies I was muttering under my breath while hunched over my laptop. I threw away something like 12 hours dinking around with Wordpress and Tumblr only to realize that, after all that effort, biting the bullet and setting up a redirect on Blogger would be the simplest, quickest solution. It took all of ten minutes.
So, slowly but surely, this blog will be up and running again by the end of the week. I'm considering a layout revamp. Nothing too crazy. It may be time to ditch the sidebar and create a new, separate page for it. Also: I may stretch out the paragraphs a bit. Podcasts are something I've wanted to start recording for years now and I've already got eight of them ready to go. I just need to get everything set up with iTunes.
But, before that, I should probably get some sleep. I've been sitting in this chair since 8 tonight and it's going on 2 in the morning. Uggggggh....