Unplanned outage…

We get emails all the time from the service desk at work letting us know that there’s an “unplanned outage” in one of our offices, like when the phones were out a few days ago in our Lake Mary office, or when the Houston office lost power a few months ago and went offline.   For the past couple of weeks, my blog (or my “blawg” as I am told I should call it, being a N’awlins gal and all), has suffered an “unplanned outage.”  The truth is, I am one of those people who knows just enough about technology to be dangerous!  I managed to break my blawg by trying to switch hosting and domain registration from one company to another without properly installing software, pointing the “A” record in the right direction, etc.  For the record, I’d never even heard of an “A” record until Tuesday!  Over the last few days, I have spoken to multiple technicians at GoDaddy.com who, with much patience, have managed to get me up and running again.  Shout out to Brian, Jordon, and Kevin, my three buddies who I have come to know so well I believe I will invite them for Christmas dinner!  They were most gracious — never have I complained about the service provided by GoDaddy.com.   They receive high marks in my book and I don’t mind advertising for them!

Now… if only I could find a hot line, like the service number at GoDaddy.com, to call for all my personal aches and pains!  So I am experiencing an unplanned outage this weekend.  If I were to send an email about it, it would look something like this:

“Attention All Users:

The Guillot family is experiencing technical difficulties with Tina at the moment.    Her leg is not working properly, she is moving slowly, and several reboots have not seemed to correct the issues.  Technicians are working around the clock to correct the problems and we hope to have Tina up and running within 24 to 48 hours.

Thank you.
The Service Department”

I can’t seem to get it together lately!  My memory is shot (must need a new hard drive), I am moving so slowly (must need additional RAM or ROM or whatever it’s called) and my kids think I have lost it (I think my mother board has gone out).  I’m thanking God I’m not overly committed this Christmas as I have been in past years.  Perhaps if I sleep late tomorrow, everything will be much better on Monday?  I’m hoping!  At any rate, I hope to get back into the swing of things now with my blawg (I like that… thanks, Shay)  that we’ve successfully made the transfer to the new host.  : )  Be watching for more posts!

Hello, dahlins!

Welcome to my blog!  This is the first post in what I hope to be a long term adventure.  My messages will be quite random in topic and at this point, I have no idea how often I will be able to write, but I will try to be somewhat consistent.

So I was trying to think of a name for this blog… one that would be catchy… one that would be easy to remember… one that would not have already been taken (not an easy feat), and my amazing sister suggested “spicychickenlegs.com.”  Sounded good to me, but I thought that might just be a little too random in the world of randomness.  I started out calling it “DishinDahlin” which, as you might guess, comes from the words “dishing” (as in talking, chatting, telling) and “darling” (as in dearly loved… wishful thinking on my part).  Eventually, I decided to just be me, Tina Guillot, but if you see the use of the word “DishinDahlin” anywhere else in my blog, this will help you realize what it’s about.

I hope you will susbscribe to my posts (enter your info on the right) and visit often.  Blessings to you all!

Tina