Tuesday, July 21, 2009

WHERE IS MY GUN?

angry_woman

I can barely breathe.  I want to cry.  I can’t believe I could do something so stupid! 

I had a very hectic day at work.  I came home and worked out (aka MHS made me do really heavy manual labor) building sweat equity in our home while Daughter #2 made dinner.  After dinner, I sat down to write Part 3 of The Story of US.  Once completed, I did my final edits and was clicking back and forth to do the linking when I escaped from my writer without saving. 

GONE!

A beautifully written *cough, cough* very long story of how our romance developed thru our high school years.  You would have loved it.  It would have warmed the cockles of your heart.  (What are cockles, anyway?)

Please excuse me  while I go off into a closet to scream really bad words.  Where is my damn gun?

Please leave comments offering sympathy……….and tea……and vodka……..and chocolate…………and toast……..and a new kitchen.  That would make me feel better.

31 comments:

mzbehavin said...

Ewwww... I've done that.... It's not fun.... okay that didn't help..... You make me laugh....

Okay.... That probably didn't help either...... I know!!!!

I have Chocolate..... And Margarita Mix........

All better yet??? :-) Hang in there.... and back to the drawing board and all that good stuff... oh, did I mention I love your blog???

♥ Braja said...

Aww, Smarty....sorry....

Have a margarita :)

f8hasit said...

I have done something similar in the past...
...with the soundtrack playing in slow motion going, "NnnnnnoooooOOOOOOOOO!"

Ah, Fuck. Another rewrite.
:-)

Pastor Sharon said...

That bites! I'm Sending chocolate your way. . .

♥ Braja said...

Aww, Smarty....sorry....

Have a margarita :)

Gorilla Bananas said...

How terribly frustrating! I'm glad the story seems to have had a happy ending.

Delaney said...

I think anyone that uses a computer on a regular basis has done that, usually screaming - NOOOOOO! at the top of their lungs as they realize what they are doing just as completely screwing it all up. I know I have. You are a new member of a very big club.

Beth said...

There are no words to express my distraught over this situation. Seriously. That just bites.

Start all over again tonight. You already have the thoughts in your head. The words can come back.

Michel said...

Shit man! You STILL Haven't finished that story! I totally forgot I was waiting for it.

Likely story. You just don't want to do your homework. However, I will forgive you because you're clearly abused by the zone. You need your strength!

Eat a cookie and get WRITING!

only a movie said...

Oh... that sucks.
Too much on your plate. Slow down a bit. We'll wait for it, I'm sure it's a lovely story.
xxxooo

The Peach Tart said...

That sucks and the only cure is wine and chocolate.

nothingfancy1 said...

Quit yer belly-aching at get right back to work rewriting the story. I NEED to read it NOW.

Okay...now I'm the one belly-aching...

Hit 40 said...

Oh... so sorry!!! Just awful. I have lost grades at school which amounts to re entering about a million numbers!!! I cried.

Jan said...

*Piling vodka, chocolate, sweet tea and cinnamon toast at SMB's feet, then sloooooowly backing away*

Mrs. K said...

i hate it when that happens and my cockles are warm and fuzzy because i'm just pretending i read your story

Debbie said...

Man....Smart Mouth...You ARE a type A personality!! Take a break...don't push yourself so much to get so much done at once. We love you....won't ever forget you and will always forgive you and even if you want to take a break (sounds like you need one for your sanity!) we will miss you but wait with great anticipation! You must be going 90 miles an hour all the time. I cannot tell you how many things I have to get done!

shopannies said...

love this picture too funny

Linda said...

*laying coupon for new kitchen next to Jan's offerings*
Hang in there Sweetie! We'll wait:)

ReRe said...

Been there done that! Chocolate, that will fix everything!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Hot tea with a shot of something warming on the side...

So sorry SMB, technology can be so so frustrating sometimes.

Optimistic Pessimist said...

OMG...I hate it when that happens. Why does this happen??? And then when you try to re-write it you're too drained.

Sending lots of virtual drinks your way to soothe your pain.

Jason, as himself said...

That is so frustrating. But I'm relieved you didn't do something REALLY bad.

Sprite's Keeper said...

Wow, I really hope you didn't find the gun.
I've done that myself, but John taught me a cool trick to retrieve something that gets accidentally deleted. Control Z.
Every time I accidentally erase a paragraph or an entire entry, the Control Z brings it right back!
Although it may be too late now for yours...
Again, really sorry, and now I hope you don't find the gun for my own safety.. :-)

Sara G said...

Oh Darn....I hate it when that happens!!
Now you have to go back to the "writing board" only remember to save this time!!
take care and look forward to seeing your post when you post it

Nina P. said...

NNNNNnnoooooooo!! I did that with a long work project. I was almost done with about 2 weeks of work, (not backing it up anywhere just saving it on our OLD work computer) and CRASH!!! Blue screen of Death and NO hope of recovery!! I now hit save often and if it's a big project, I back it up! Lessons learned the hard way always stick!! Now go have a cold tall one. The next version is going to be even better!! Love and Light, Nina P.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Sympathy sent. Scream loudly into the closet. Have a shot of tequila.

I have a feeling, though, that the rewrite will be even better.

Oz Girl said...

I'm sending a bottle of vodka. You so need it.

It's been awhile since I've done something that stupid, er, I mean dumb, er, SAD. That's what I meant, something that sad. It does make me really sad when I don't save something I've been agonizing over for a long time.

I agree with Michel, the Zone is sapping your energy.

Donna said...

You know that sounds just like what I did a few days ago. I was making a new post, had everything already to publish. click! What the f...k just happen. The damn thing posted the title, but not my little story on memories of my past vacations. LOL!yeah I was pissed.Yeah I know how you feel.LOL! All I can say is LAUGH at yourself because we are laughing with you.

Auntie, aka Dog Girl said...

OUCH.
Damn that hurts.

JeanMac said...

Oh boy, been there.

midlife slices said...

Sadly that's happened to me more than once and even more sadly......I still haven't learned the "save your work" lesson. grrrr......