If you read my last post, you may have become aware of dramatic events unfolding in the comments section. It wasn’t the usual sort of comment drama you read about on other blogs (negative comments, dissension in the ranks), no this was drama I instigated with my own hand, well, actually finger.
You see, I can’t keep my hands off the blog…and it’s even worse now that I have the iPhone and can “check in.” I was doing that the other morning while walking into work, and there was this nice long comment by Cathy…I read, I walked, I scrolled, I smiled…and then when I put my finger on the phone to go back….I hit the trash can icon to delete the comment.
What followed next was me no longer trying to multitask (I stopped walking and smiling) as I watched the swirly thing in the middle of the screen that indicates something is happening [honestly, the swirly motion reminded me a bit of a flushing toilet] get to work on deleting Cathy’s comment. My eyes searched frantically for an “undo”…but I didn’t see one. I wanted to rescue the comment, but wasn’t sure if I could do it on the phone, so I did the next best thing…went to Cathy’s blog and ‘fessed up that I’d deleted her but hoped to retrieve her. She was (as always) gracious and encouraging.
When I was finally able to check in on a “proper” computer, I was relieved to see that my memory of a “Trash” collection in comments was correct. I found Cathy’s comment (and one of my own I accidentally deleted several weeks ago, what does it say that I didn’t find it worth poking around for my own comment?) and “untrashed” her. I feel so momentarily technically savvy that I officially declare this a “new experience.” [Ooh, and I also just figured out how to link to individual comments!]
My other new experiences involve cakes. The first type is pancakes. I was making them the other night and thought…hey, I could throw cocoa into these pancakes. I’ve never done that before, but why not give it a whirl?
They were yummy.
My other new cake experience is something that combines technology and cake. I found a free iPhone app called “Easy-Bake Oven.” Now, I never had an Easy-Bake Oven as a kid (sigh), so I was intrigued. And it turns out this app lets you bake, frost, decorate, and eat virtual cupcakes. I had a lot of fun selecting my cake, frosting, and decorations. And so I sort of finally got to use an Easy-Bake Oven.
I don’t usually use a knife and fork with cupcakes, but the example above was a particularly challenging cupcake to handle. Yummy all the same though.
If you have a blog, what were your moments of bloggy technical triumph? Did you ever have an Easy-Bake Oven?