Today on NPR: Tech Talk Tuesday!
Just kidding, this isn’t NPR. But we are going to talk tech. In a highly unsophisticated way.
I made a rule for myself on Sunday.
I refer to the rule as No Tech Sundays, and it involves: me not doing anything tech-related… on Sundays.
Let’s back up. (<- this is a pun and you don’t even know it yet. BOOyah!)
On Sunday, I was fiddling around in the back end of my site, and as per usual when I back-end fiddle, I broke something. Because I’m a lazy sonofabeehive, instead of fixing the little coding error I made, I went to the site that manages my backups, and restored a recent backup.
And then half of my site disappeared.
Oh what’s that you say? You wanted to make one of my recipes on Sunday? Yeeeeeah, there was a 60% chance that the recipe didn’t exist that day. Like GONE.DOT.COM.
Because old habits die hard, I kept trying my Restore Backup Method using various backups taken at different times of the day on Friday and Saturday (because ineffective repetitive behavior is always a good idea), with the same result each time: 50% to 60% of my blog posts would still be missing once the backup was finished restoring.
Restore, restore, restore. Nothing, nothing, nothing.
I freaked the fudgesicle out.
My brain went to deep, dark places. It went to a place where technology ceases to exist. It also went to the beach. Shit, it went to Mexico.
Like, I thought to myself, “Welp, that’s it, folks, that’s all she wrote. Guess my Life o’ Blogging is ooooova!”
And then I thought to myself, “This is a job only sausage can fix.” So I ate half a pound of it. With half of a butternut squash. And some kale. The recipe’s coming soon. It’s not this one. It’s a different one. As I was saying…Turns out, sausage does not a problem fix. And doing the same thing over and over again to undo a problem also does not a problem fix.
I kept restoring back ups, I kept eating sausage, I kept calling my mom, I went for a run, My Sunday was spent in front of a computer with some high blood pressure and a bowl of sausage.
Long story short, I was texting MY GIRL, STEPH, and she gave me the stellar idea of going directly to my host to have them re-set their latest backup. I waited on hold for seventeen thousand years, spoke to a support tech who burped three times (three!) while we were talkng, and badda bing, badda boom, problem solved.
No more deep dark places, no more beach, no more Mexico. At least not today.
So my No Tech Sundays rule. For whatever reason, every time I get a bee in my bonnet to change something tech-related on my site, it’s aaaaaalways on a Sunday, and I aaaaaalways mess it up. Remember this post? <- happens all too often.
Henceforth, my Sundays shall involve no technology (NONE! Except maybe a TV…because: football). I don’t know about you, but No Tech Sundays sounds pretty liberating! Want to join me?? We can start our own #NoTechSundays hashtag. It’ll be a blast and a half. We’ll do all sorts of outdoorsy things instead of trying to be tech heros. Are you on board? Great!
So this sketti squarsh recipe, guys. OHMYGERD. So silly simple, so healthy, so insanely tasty and garlicky in your tummy. All you do is roast your spaghetti squash and saute up some shroomages with garlic, more garlic, chicken, lemon zest, and kale, with a side of garlic. BOOM: A meal you can eat in volume to your heart’s delight.
Lessons to be learned from this post:
- Stay out of the back end on Sundays
- Sundays are for football and sausage.
- Make this garlicky spaghetti squash with chicken, mushrooms and kale
P.S. This is so deliciously Paleo, it’s not even funny.