1.) Lily and I spent the day in Pittsburgh at the hospital getting her now monthly treatment, and the doctor is very pleased that her numbers and everything look fantastic, and we only have one more monthly treatment until we move on to every five weeks. Lily did have fleas, which surprised me, because I brushed her and bathed her and did not see any, but this means that if Lily has fleas then all of my dogs have flees, so I just spent the last hour wrangling three dogs and a cat to give them a pill each and then a separate preventative one- I guess last month’s frontline did not work. Lily has a SPOOKTACULAR Halloween bow and I will post a picture of it later because right now she is out in the back yard doing dog stuff.
Side note: Giving three dogs and a cat flea and tick meds shouldn’t take an hour and cause an aerobic sweat and leave me winded FER FUCKS SAKE ANIMALS WE’VE BEEN TOGETHER FOREVER WHERE IS THE CIRCLE OF TRUST YOU FUCKERS?
2.) I am soliciting quotes for a complete site rebuild and redesign so we can move to a new theme and get rid of this outdated theme that no longer really works with any of our plugins and is just a pain in the ass for all of you. It’s also not fair to Alain who has been duct taping and bubblegumming shit together for about a year and doing the tinkering on the live site because shit keeps breaking, which also is a pain in the ass for the users. I have a metric ton of RAM in my computer and unlimited bandwidth, so I don’t notice things like many of you do. I will also be doing a review of the ads and getting rid of some of them because there are just too many god damned ads and some of them don’t do anything and there is no point having them.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT THE THREAD FOR YOU TO START LISTING WHAT YOU WANT IN THE NEW DESIGN. WE ARE NOT THERE YET.
ALSO NOTE: We’re gonna just try to limp this motherfucker through the election and only then will we start to formulate a plan to move forward. I just want you to know that I have heard you and am working on it.
ONE MORE NOTE: THERE WILL NOT BE NESTED COMMENTS OR UP OR DOWN VOTING OF COMMENTS AND THERE NEVER WILL BE AS LONG AS I LIVE AND BREATHE ON THIS SHITTY LITTLE ROCK FLOATING AIMLESSLY AROUND THE UNIVERSE.
I LIED ONE MORE FINAL NOTE: I would like to add a writer or two and trim some of the less active writers from front page status. I am looking for people of color, LGBTQ, and women. We got enough straight white dudes.
3.) I am so fucking angry right now. Not at anything in particular, but actually everything in particular. I am so worked up about this fucking election and having mood swings and just literally hating on everything that crosses my path. I’m the human embodiment of sweaty dynamite on a bumpy wooden carriage in 100 degree heat. I’m flipping off yard signs of candidates I don’t like and I almost said FUCK IT GBCW and drove the Honda over a stretch of signs with several candidates I did not like. I am on edge. Yesterday I was convinced all is lost, today I was driving and remembered back to 2016 and I never saw a Hillary sign but everywhere I looked were signs for Fershee and Ihlenfeld and AJ Thomas and Fluharty and all the people in whom I am personally and emotionally invested and felt super positive.
I seriously think I need an ativan drip for the next two weeks.