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almost daily photo: April 13th

[close up of the offending Sharpie in question]

My RSS feed broke, the engine light in my car is on, I was late to meet a friend at the bakery and when I got there I knocked a vase off of a table in a dramatic fashion, the cap of a Sharpie in my bag came off leaving some ugly black spots and when I got home I discovered I have a run in my Spanx. It’s only 1:30 in the afternoon. I sincerely hope your day is going better than mine.

update: I also forgot to put a title on this post, which I’ve just fixed. Hey, if you are looking at this in a feed reader and cannot see the moody photo of the offending Sharpie let me know and I’ll try to figure out why RSS might still be broken. My thanks!

· comments [28] · 04-13-2011 · categories:dailyphoto ·

28 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Amelia // Apr 13, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Virtual hugs and hopes for a real cocktail, eyes on tomorrow! xo

  • 2 megan // Apr 13, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Hee, thanks! I have my eye on a reasonable time to call it happy hour :)

  • 3 April // Apr 13, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Aw, go home and lay down, it’ll be ok!

  • 4 megan // Apr 13, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Thanks April! I have some stuff that needs to get done and them I’m thinking pajamas and television and cocktails and early bed.

  • 5 tanaya // Apr 13, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    When a problem comes along
    You must whip it
    Before the cream sits out too long
    You must whip it
    When somethings going wrong
    You must whip it

    Now whip it
    Into shape
    Shape it up
    Get straight
    Go forward
    Move ahead
    Try to detect it
    It’s not too late
    To whip it
    Whip it good


  • 6 Chelsea // Apr 13, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Just stopping in to let you know this post came through my RSS (Google Reader) squeaky clean — no missing picture or other wonkiness to haunt you. :)

  • 7 Rachel // Apr 13, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    FYI: I could see the picture in my Google Reader RSS feed and it was beautiful. :)

  • 8 Bri // Apr 13, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Sorry Megan! If it helps, I just lost a couple hours worth of work due to one errant keystroke starting a process that I couldn’t stop. Fun times all around. Hope your cocktail and pajama party help!

  • 9 Seanna Lea // Apr 13, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Yup. I see the offending pen just fine. I also saw the full text of the post in my reader (Google Reader), though I always click through anyway.

  • 10 Jennifer // Apr 13, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    It’s not your fault. Between Mercury Retrograde and the 13th of the month, I think everyone’s had a shocking day. Avoid office machines at all costs! (And don’t sign any contracts.)

  • 11 Gemma // Apr 13, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Sorry you are having that sort of day :( On another note, did you know that you can go to PepBoys or one of those auto part franchises and they have a little machine that somehow analyzes your check engine light (and lets you know if it is a big deal with it immediately problem or not) and it is my favorite price of free?! Might be worth it for the peace of mind.

  • 12 Wendy // Apr 13, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    It showed up in my feed. Just thought you’d like to know that. :)

  • 13 Rosa // Apr 13, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Wow, sounds like jammies, movies, drinks is a great idea for you today! But I love the dramatic photo of the offending pen!

  • 14 Jennifer // Apr 13, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Boy, once you get off track, it seems really hard to get things right again…

  • 15 Kristi // Apr 13, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Feed is feedin’ fine! (Google Reader user)

  • 16 Lindsay Jewell // Apr 13, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    When it rains, it pours. Hope tomorrow is better for ya.

  • 17 Star // Apr 13, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    What a day! Hope it ends MUCH better…since you so kindly asked, though I can see the photo in the blog post, alas and alack, the thumbnail photo still is not showing up in my Blogspot/Google blog reader…it did before, then it stopped, who knows why.
    Bye for now, Star

  • 18 megan // Apr 13, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Jennifer – I didn’t know! I’m just glad it’s not Friday as well.

    Gemma – Thanks for the tip on Pep Boys, it’s extra good because our car mechanic is on the other side of town.

    Star – Ok, I’ll see what I can do to get the photos showing up again. I get sparse reports that some people cannot see them but I cannot track down the trouble.

    Thanks for the wishes everybody! My day is already getting better (and by that I mean I found the thing I was shopping for (pipe cleaner chicks) and I managed to get home without further calamity.

  • 19 MJ // Apr 13, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    I saw it in my feed. I hope your tomorrow is better.

    BTW, today is my wedding anniversary! Hubby and I were married 4 years ago. On Friday the 13th. Yeah, we’ll never forget THAT date!

  • 20 megan // Apr 13, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    MJ – Happy anniversary! Smart date :)

  • 21 Nat@ dear little house // Apr 13, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Not a good day! Have a cup of tea, it makes everything a little bit better :) Also, Sharpies make things more awesome too, so you’re on to something there.

  • 22 Cindy // Apr 14, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Mercury is in Retrograde. Things break down and have to be fixed. I try to hold my breath and let it out slowly for the 4 weeks of Retrograde. It’s almost over.

    Love your blog.

  • 23 kim // Apr 14, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Check the gas cap on your car. Take it off, then screw it on nice and tight. That’s often the problem :)

  • 24 megan // Apr 14, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Kim – Thanks, I have a 200? era VW so the gas cap thing is very familiar to me, sadly this time the retightening trick didn’t work. (Insert doom music here.)

  • 25 Chocolate Covered Kitchen // Apr 14, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Sounds like a day I had recently when the only thing that didn’t break was the unrelenting rain. Fun writing, looking forward to reading more.

  • 26 kaylen // Apr 14, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Wow….what a day!!!
    Hope things are going better for you! :)

  • 27 Nikki Kelly // Apr 15, 2011 at 5:50 am

    I also had a pretty lame day on Wednesday. Most people that I encountered were just plain crazy.

  • 28 Erin // May 17, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Do you have a high res version of this photo? I absolutely love it and would love to hang it up on my wall. What would you charge for the electronic image?

    Sounds like a helluva day.

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