Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Purge

     No, this is not about an episode of Lost.
It's about what happened here. In a fit of frustrated pique, I took down the former blog site, posts, comments and all.    
     Gone, baby, gone.

     (Thanks for the phrase, Dennis Lehane. I use it often. Not exactly sprinkled in like croutons or bacon bits. More like a lone slice of pickled ginger. Or a kick of wasabi.)
    Somewhere lost to the ether are all the pixilated pixels, pretty colors and gorgeous pictures of blackberries, a pat of butter, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Twitter bird, chocolate truffles, manuscript pages flapping into the Monongahela in a scene from Wonder Boys, Julia Child holding a big fish, Poseidon rising from the sea, Romeo climbing Juliet's balcony, John and Abigail Adams, and Rip Van Winkle snoozing beneath a spreading chestnut tree. (Well, I don't actually know that it was a chestnut tree, but let's just say. Less flat. More filling.)
     Regrets few.  Though I did like all those pretty pictures. And some of the posts. And all of the comments. And do not really wish to spend the time recreating the blog from scratch.
     Sometimes it's better when you start from the beginning. If you can only figure out where that is.


JL Walters said...

Terri, I came and am commenting about what I don't know. Just hang in there. Janet

Eileen Charbonneau said...

I like the format. It's very you, Terri. And look at it this way: you are now getting a second chance to make a good first impression.

Liz said...

Glad you are back and look forward to more!

Terri said...

Thanks, peeps. Love yez.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back. Hope it's better for you the second time around. Although I enjoyed round one as well.

Carly Phillips said...

Fun blog. Glad you're back and posting!

Terri said...

Thanks! (I had a link to Plot Monkeys but forgot to add your page. Fixing that now.)

Jenna Kernan said...

Terri is having the opposite problem of most people who are haunted by old blog postings and emails sent in a fit of peek. Strange to have the opposite problem.

Here is the wisdom given to me today which was delivered by fortune cookie: IT IS BETTER TO BE MERRY THAN WISE.

Terri said...

Hmm. Sounds like Limp Noodle Cookie Factory sells many Mai Tais, for (in the words of Thomas Gray)
"where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise."

On the other hand, Confucius say, "Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star."

Personally, I can go either way.
Depending on the day of the week.

Chinese philosopher & reformer (551 BC - 479 BC)

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