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  A blogger's Nightmare!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

i have been subscribed to a Blogger Help Group called "How Do I.." for about a year now and i only peek in once in a while. today, since there is nothing to do at work (well, im guessing the recession in the us econ is to be blamed ~ but thats another story tho).. i decided to go check on the recent queries of blogger users and see if i can help.

i found two horrifying situations today..

but let me ask you.. what's the most mortifying nightmare a blogger can have? i know you'd agree on me with this..

finding out that all your posts for more than a year have been deleted!!!

i've been blogging for almost 4 years now and if this happens to me i'd DIE! well ok that's exaggerated.. but if it cannot be recovered i just don't know what to do! what a waste of all those thoughts and ideas..

so now all my hopes are for raynie and fernando.. that they find a solution soon! nobody has replied to them at the forum yet. and i'd be on the lookout for any replies too.. (just in case something like this happens to me) *knock on wood.

i took screen shots of their messages:

OMFG!! Is it really possible to lose your blog and everything on it? according to Raynie she did not delete them and it's still searchable in the postings. so this is totally weird!

now im thinking if it shows on the google search it has got to do something with the coding platform.. and im not used to the xml template, reason why i reverted all my blogs to the older version. so i hope this would never happen to me..

the second one where the owner, fernando, admits it was deleted by accident:

they have tried to contact blogger but there is no word yet if blogger replied. so if anyone out there knows any solution please reply to the forum: Raynie and Fernando


atomicvelvetsigh drank tea with Pandora @ 12:04 AM   4 gazing outsiders

  On October 15: Be Part of the Blog Action Day 2008!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Blog Action Day 2008 Poverty from Blog Action Day

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*.* note: the three action buttons were created by me but feel free to grab them and post it on your blog, make a keychain or stick it up on the bumpers of your car! i don't care as long as you start caring.. we start caring..


atomicvelvetsigh drank tea with Pandora @ 4:20 PM   0 gazing outsiders

  some more boring stuff about me...

Sunday, September 21, 2008

and here goes another meme off from a myspace bulletin.. and anyone can continue its virus by answering and posting it on your own blogs.. so here goes mine..

Have you ever licked​ the back of a CD to try to get it to work?
no, but i have washed several with baby soap and running water. it helps remove dust and finger prints of people who do not know how to handle a fragile cd. (lol)

What is the biggest age gap between you and someone you'​ve dated​?​
erm.. 10 years. he was older of course.

Ever been in a car wreck​?​​
no. knock on wood.

Were you popular in high school?​
not really.. but i was known as the kid who wrote a senator in a major newspaper and openly bashed him. yeah at 13.

Have you ever been on a blind​ date?​
yes. it was terrible. and you dont wanna know..

Are looks​ important?​
my aunt once joked "better be fooled by a handsome man than an ugly one" oh well i dint take it seriously of course but i think maybe she has a point there. lol..

Do you have any friends that you have known​ for over 10 years​?​
of course! and im happy to have such wonderful friends for keeps.

By what age would​ you like to be married?​
uhm next question please..

Have you ever made a mistake?​​
lol.. im not a machine. *winks

Are you a good tipper?​
oh its a culture here so yes its a practice. (btw i thought for a second there, that the question was "stripper". ha!)

Have you ever had a crush​ on a teacher?​
definitely! my philosophy professor in college. hehe even stalked him..

Have you ever peed in public?​
no way! haha.. maybe when i was 2?

What song do you want played at your funeral?​
maybe classical music. or probably have my stacks of cd's on standby and write on my will to have them all played.. (thats a maybe.. its not a plan in the near future tho)

Would​ you tell your parents if you were gay?​
well i havent. besides i was young then.. (if..)

What would​ your last meal be before getting executed?​
my moogie.. *.* (those who doesnt get it.. tough luck!) *giggles

Beatles or Stone​s?​
The Beatles of course! now i hope the next question is not asking who is better, The Beatles or Elvis?!

If you had to pick one person on earth​ to die, who?​
he knows who he is.. or does he know i wish him dead? nhe i dont.. maybe years ago.. but so far.. with regards to this question i have only one person in mind. and about 'how' i let karma take over.

Beer,​ wine or hard liquor?​
light beer.. or smooth rhum? ohh that's tough! depends on the occasion i guess (and who im with)

Do you have any phobias?​:​
heights! heights! heights! and more heights!

What are your plans​ for the future?​
near future - look for a nice weekend vacation out of town.. around december. so if there are any recommendations..
years from now - well lets see at the end of this year. *winks

Do you walk around the house​ naked​?​
undies are not counted, right?

If you were an animal what would​ you be?​:​
sea creature. the earth is composed of 70% water and 97% of that is part of the salty oceans. so hmm.. there's too much to explore.

Hair color​ you like on someone you date or have crush​ on?
how would that affect anything? next silly question please..

Would​ you rather be blind​ or deaf?​:​
no music no life. but then again if one is deaf and blind you can still feel the beat.. so hmm..

click to see how i paint with MSPaintDo you have any special talents?​:​
painting thru MSpaint which does not look like cartoons(?) (if that is considered a talent of some sort) haha!

What do you do as soon as you walk in the house​?​​
check my mail. (sorry i have to be honest lol)

Do you like horror or comedy?​
depends on the mood. but these days comedy, there's a lot of bullocks re-makes (read: asian to english and vice versa) for horror lately.

Are you missing anyone?​
YES!! and he knows it.. sniiif..

Where​ do you want to live when you are old?​​
mmm.. in a quiet peaceful place away from the busy buzz of crowded cities..

Who is the perso​n you can count​ on the most?​​
him *.*

If you could​ date any celebrity past or present,​ who would​ it be?​
hmm.. not into celebs.. but maybe johnny depp.. and he should be in his pirate costume and it should be in his ship.

What did you dream​ last night​?​​
erm i was riding a harley davidson. with the short hair and in a tight black leather suit. yikes! im serious i really did dreamt this..

What is your favor​ite sport​ to watch​?​​
not into sports.. so i guess haha TAKESHI'S CASTLE (too)
watch a vid here and here. lmao..

Are you named​ after​ anyone?​
real name - a saint who is known as both stigmatic and ecstatic.. sheesh. i know..
pseudonym - listening to the velvet underground in my mind while laying on the couch waiting for the violent noise outside to stop.

What is your favorite alcoholic drink​?​​
now back to alcohol.. hmm.. the "grandma" of all rums..

Non alcoholic drink​?​
cappuccino freeze! and green tea..

Have you ever been in love?​
whatta question.. but funny somebody gave this magnet to me on my birthday:

its better to have loved and lost than to live with the psycho the rest of your life

Do you sing in the shower?​​
hmm nope. it might rain! ha!

What is your favorite Holiday?​
halloween. i like to scare myself.

Would​ you ever get plastic surgery?​
i dont even go on a diet so why should i get one?

Have you ever caught a fish?​​
Yes. A big dutch one! haha..

well, but not a herring - "often eaten with raw onions and/or pickles and the typical way of eating it is first picking it up by the tail and then letting it slide into your mouth gradually."


atomicvelvetsigh drank tea with Pandora @ 7:43 AM   3 gazing outsiders

  Are you a jet setter or simply somebody who loves to travel?

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Help TripAdvisor Decide How to Donate $1 Million

TripAdvisor is donating $1 million to five great causes and I just voted on how the money should be split up. You can help them decide by voting here. Don't worry, they will not solicit anything. You don't even have to donate as well. Voting ends by November 11.

Just a short background.. i've been a member of this site for the simple reason of getting updates on the latest hotel and resort reviews around the world. (yeah im such a dreamer i know!) there are a lot of tips on where to go and where not to go too.. the reviews are from real travelers, and you can as well post your comments about a place you've been to to warn others or invite them. some of the warnings may be funny but believe me its a great help.

So, the causes are as follows:

Please click the image to go to their voting page.

You can leave more than footprints behind when you travel, by making a difference in the community and the places you visit.


atomicvelvetsigh drank tea with Pandora @ 3:34 PM   1 gazing outsiders

  see? i knew it!

Monday, September 15, 2008

You Should Follow Taoism

Your idea of religion (or spirituality) is broad and expansive.

You believe that God is everywhere and in everything.

For you, life is about achieving balance and harmony.

The more you can go with the flow, the happier you are.

What Religion Should You Be?


atomicvelvetsigh drank tea with Pandora @ 2:14 PM   4 gazing outsiders

  can you bear more of velvet?

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

here's something off from the myspace "about me" section..
About me:
Name:Atomicvelvetsigh aka Velvet aka Moogie Girl
Birth month and year:August, 1980
Birthplace:Manila, Philippines
Current Location:Moogieland (halfway between the Netherlands and the Philippines)
Eye Color:Dark Brown
Hair Color:Black
Right Handed or Left Handed:Right
Your Heritage:Filipina
The Shoes You Wore Today:just some step ins
Your Weakness:greentea plus soothing music under the wide open skies at night *sigh..
Your Fears:heights!
Your Perfect Pizza:super supreme double crust with cheese filling (pizza hut)
Goal You Would Like To Achieve This Year:already did ~ go to Paris and Holland
Your Most Overused Phrase On an instant messenger:"lol yeah yeah"
First Thoughts when Waking Up:What time is it?
Your Best Physical Feature:My eyes
Your Bedtime:any five hours between 8 AM and 8 PM
Your Most Missed Memory:this year ~ drinking absinthe with him after a long day of cd and book hunting
Pepsi or Coke:vanilla coke
MacDonalds or Burger King:yikes!
Single or Group Dates:group ~ re: i dont do dates
Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea:Nestea apple
Chocolate or Vanilla:of course, vanilla! pure white sweet taste.. mmm
Cappuccino or Coffee:cappuccino!! wah! i need one right now.
Do you Smoke:quit
Do you Swear:can't quit
Do you Sing:should i quit?
Do you Shower Daily:Definitely Yes! (i dont get those who dont)
Have you Been in Love:Isn't it obvious
Do you want to go to College:Been there done that
Do you want to get Married:next question please
Do you believe in yourself:Of course! always believe in your dreams..
Do you get Motion Sickness:Yes but i just try to sleep it off
Do you think you are Attractive:No?
Are you a Health Freak:yikes no! tho i know i need to more conscious of my health. (ok ok honey i wont eat too much pizza.. next month. maybe. ha!)
Do you get along with your Parents:sometimes
Do you like Thunderstorms:Yes, except if im online. then i have to shut down my pc. brr..
Do you play an Instrument:guitar.. long time ago..
In the past month have you Drank Alcohol:hihi.. yes.
In the past month have you Smoked:nope.
In the past month have you been on Drugs:yikes no!
In the past month have you gone on a Date:nope nope..
In the past month have you gone to a Mall:yes, last weekend
In the past month have you eaten a box of Oreos:just a piece.
In the past month have you eaten Sushi:*hurl.. never!!
In the past month have you been on Stage:how i wish..
In the past month have you been Dumped:erm, i have dumped. ha!
In the past month have you gone Skinny Dipping:would i? haha.. lol yeah yeah
In the past month have you Stolen Anything:bandwidth. ok i admit. kill me.
Ever been Drunk:Yikes! yes.. and i cant remember the whole thing. geesh!
Ever been called a Tease:i am the moogie teaser
Ever been Beaten up:next question please. seriously..
Ever Shoplifted:Sort of (?)
How do you want to Die:Old happy and satisfied.
What do you want to be when you Grow Up:would i still grow?
What country would you most like to Visit:aside from France and Netherland (since i went there already).. Greece!
In a Boy/Girl..
Favourite Eye Color:Gray
Favourite Hair Color:Dark brown
Short or Long Hair:as long as he smells good.
Height:oh! 6 footer!
Weight:not too heavy ok.
Best Clothing Style:come as you are.
Number of Drugs I have taken:none. geesh.. lol yeah yeah
Number of CDs I own:More than 500
Number of Piercings:2
Number of Tattoos:how i wish..
Number of things in my Past I Regret:lost count.


atomicvelvetsigh drank tea with Pandora @ 12:39 PM   2 gazing outsiders

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