With my 10,000th post coming up everything started to go wonky with my computer. I struggled to fix the problem and was frustrated at every turn. In the end there was only one thing to do - go back to the beginning. My Dad used to favor that solution when thinking through a problem - "Go back to the beginning. Think it through."
Coincidentally it's also a line in the 'Princess Bride' where Indigo is drunk and doesn't know what to do so he thinks what Vicini would do, he would "go back to the beginning. Vicini said go back to the beginning". We always got a laugh out of that part.
So I had to ditch it all, do a full factory restore - files and images wiped clean. So now I build again. Fortunately all my images in my blog which I am starting to go through 'from the beginning' to pick out my top 100 posts so I will see them again. Some images I will never see again. I didn't really check so who knows what I lost. Why doesn't that bother me more than it does right now?
Going through the archive from the beginning. Can't be ANYTHING other than wicked awesome. I love when I get to be ego maniacal about something like my blog. It's like it's a living entity. We held on during the storm and came out better on the other side WITH our missing cat.
This image was the first one on my Tumblr dashboard. Some things are just a sign from the Universe.
I am choosing to call this a victory for the time being.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.