Today is Thursday, and as some of you may have noticed, Thursday is Spotlight day over here at Small Review. As per my schedule, today you should be reading part three of my Gothic fiction Spotlight series. So why am I barfing up a "discussion" post (read: whine) instead of giving you a nicely ordered list of Gothic goodness?
Because I am a bleeping idiot!
Yeah, like that.
Tuesday I was sitting at work and, because the weather reports were all predicting a massive Earth-ending snow storm for Tuesday night through Wednesday night, everyone in town panicked and raided the library. They wisely stocked up on books and movies and by four there wasn't much left on the shelves worth taking. So people mostly walked in and then walked out and I didn't have anything to do for the remaining two hours until closing.
I could have sat on my butt and read for the rest of the day, but instead I figured I'd be all blog responsible and write a few Spotlight posts. And I did. I was a blogging superstar. I knocked out two Spotlights and a book review.Yeah, I was pretty much all
But we all know how that story ended....
That's right, a big whopping sinking boat of fail.
Here's what I did. I took my super cool Star Trek memory stick thingy and I dutifully saved my work after every letter I typed. I learned my lesson when it comes to saving my work. Take that Disaster Computer Crash of '96! And Power Outage of '99! And You're-a-Cute-Puppy-But-You-Just-Erased-My-Paper Incident of '04! And, ok, fine, whatever, I'm a slow learner. The point is, everything was saved and I was a genius.
So what's the problem then? Well, I skipped on home, made some dinner, got myself all settled in with a stack of books and some movies and that's when I realized it.
I left the bleeping memory stick at work!
Work. You know, that place that won't be open until
nine hours after the post is scheduled to be published!
You may be thinking, "But I wrote this on Tuesday, surely there should be time between Tuesday night and Thursday at 12 AM to go into work and retrieve the errant memory stick?"
WRONG! Normally, sure. But the library was closed due to the impending
Storm of Doom!
This is pretty much all I can say for myself:
Because misery loves company, I invite you all to share with me your blogging "I'm a bleeping idiot" stories!
Have you ever deleted a big post?
Misplaced a review (I've done that!)?
Referred to an author by the wrong name throughout a post?
Come on, share you shame stories!