Saturday, September 30, 2006

No Cookies for the Following People

I just made homemade chocolate-chip butter cookies. Everyone can have one except:

1. John the Electrician. No explanation is necessary.
2. Nobody and Dadguy, who think cats suck. Pfft.
3. My cleaning crew. They cleaned a picture frame thoroughly, but when I attempted to adjust its tilt this afternoon, it fell off the wall, fell directly onto the top of my hand and cut out two huge holes from my skin. I bled for 3 hours. A friend, who is a former paramedic, was able to get it to stop bleeding and bandaged it up for me. He should get his own tray of cookies; he's a great guy. I'm popping Extra-strength Tylenol at the moment.
4. Frankie and Johnny, as well as Jen's cat Travis and Teri's two cats (cats can't have chocolate).
5. ClustrMaps crew. Their counter can't count anymore; it's been down for 3 days. What if someone from my arch-enemy country France tried to visit? WHAT THEN? :)
6. Monsieur Chirac of France, because, well, you know...
7. Snow Patrol, because I can't get the song Chasing Cars out of my head and have sung it for 5 hours straight (it's from Grey's Anatomy).
8. There are others, but I want to go have a chocolate-chip butter cookie now. My hand hurts. Waaa! Sniff.

If you want to sing Chasing Cars with me, click here.


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Sep 30, 2006, 9:55:00 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

zed, please I beg you, let me have two cookies. my husband will kill me if i don't ask for one for him. (whether or not he actually gets to eat it is another story.)

Sep 30, 2006, 10:11:00 PM  
Blogger Nobody said...


Sep 30, 2006, 11:39:00 PM  
Blogger Scarlet said...

i shall resist eating it Cookie Monster style and just nibble it slowly. mmmm yumm thanks.

Snow Patrol...1: dont know them or the song. 2:they were guest VJ's on Rage music last night. (how creepy, dont know or heard but 2 run-ins about them from oppisite side of this rock called Earth)

if she gets 2 cookies then i want another!! umm,, for the .. for.. um.. Batgirl who just walked in through the door...yeah, thats it..

Sep 30, 2006, 11:51:00 PM  
Blogger Scarlet said...

oh... cookie distracted me.. ClusterMap seems fine to me. is counting well on mine and can click map to access fine...

bloody french!! they heard you Zed.

it will be a duel of French Sticks (a la Vader style)

Sep 30, 2006, 11:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Zed said...

Pfft, PFft, PFFt, and PFFT to you nobody. Cats are great!!! Long live the cat!! (raspberry)

Oct 1, 2006, 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Zed said...

scarlet, ClustrMaps even had a notice up in their "news/blog" that the counter wasn't working (because I kept writing to them to say please announce it). So I bet now that they announced it, it's fixed. Murphy's law. :) I'll go check.

You can have 5 cookies--you do like cats, right?

I had never heard of Snow Patrol either, but I knew the song from Grey's Anatomy "Chasing Cars"--it's wonderful. Go click on the original post here and listen... You'll love it.

Oct 1, 2006, 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Zed said...

Scarlet, Here's ClustrMaps statement:
"Hi everyone… for the past two nights (early AM on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th September)[make that 3 nights now] we encountered a problem we believe is an artifact of an interaction with the new server, which has resulted in counts of “0″ hits for the previous days.
"We are looking into this as a matter of urgency, and are grateful for your patience. Many thanks…"

And you know as well as I do Scarlet that 45,000 French people came here in the last 3 days. Once again, Murphy's law. :)

Oct 1, 2006, 12:29:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

Oh thank God...I read through it twice looking for my name and didn't see it.

Cookie me, please!

Oct 1, 2006, 6:05:00 AM  
Blogger Doctor Mom said...

Fancy Zed--
1. I didn't see my name listed, so does that mean I can have cookies? You see I served cookies the other day in Cul-de-Sac, and you wouldn't believe what The Fab did with those cookies! So, OBVIOUSLY, I didn't take any myself... then I served coffee and doughnuts....well then he suggested doing something else with the doughnuts.... and now I can't eat those either... and I would really like something sweet with my Chai Tea this morning.

2. Chasing Cars... in my head, sleeping, eating, going to the bathroom... my 14 yearold doesn't know what "wearing out it's welcome" means... over, and over, and over................

The Fab is over in Cul-de-Sac threatening to "lay some sod" and well you can only imagine what he did with that... and then he thought that maybe you were also called "Some Sod"... but that's not all, then, he threatened to use yours or Tricia's cats to remove chocolate from places where chocolate should NEVER be.

You should probably visit the Cul-de-Sac today and help straighten this mess out before property values decrease.

Oct 1, 2006, 8:22:00 AM  
Blogger Doctor Mom said...

P.S..... DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT give The Fab any cookies... you wouldn't believe (ok maybe you would) what he does with them!!!

Oct 1, 2006, 8:23:00 AM  
Blogger ClustrMaps Team said...

Hiya... believe me, our users are NUMERO UNO (hey, why else would I be reading this?) We've put in more prominent links everywhere to our news/blog site for better late-breaking announcements, and we are definitely on the case! It's going a little slowly, alas, but we'll get there... definitely want some of the cookies!!!!!

All the best, and thanks for sticking with us...

-CJ from ClustrMaps

Oct 1, 2006, 9:18:00 AM  
Blogger Mel said...

Me want cookie!!!

I LOVE that song, I am addicted to that show. I even have the Canadian addicted now too :)

Oct 1, 2006, 9:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Zed said...

Dear CJ from ClustrMaps,
I wouldn't be so concerned about your service being down if I weren't totally OBSESSED with the maps. Ask almost anyone here--we've all been waiting for France to get off its duff and stop by my blog...what, are they too good for me? :)
Anyway, I know you're working to get it resolved, and I'm hoping it's soon. I love my little and big red dots!
Yes you may have some cookies--the sooner you fix ClustrMaps, the more you get.
Best of luck for a quick fix.

P.S. "Hey, why else would I be reading this?" Why? Because I'm the Zed.

Oct 1, 2006, 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Zed said...

Cookies for Mr. Fab are contingent upon what awful things he wrote about me on Doctor Mom's site.

Oct 1, 2006, 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Zed said...

Doctor Mom--Here are cookies, many cookies. Yum!!

Mel--Here are cookies. They're only for you until Mr. Mel fixes the MP3 speakers.

Oct 1, 2006, 11:25:00 AM  
Blogger Teri said...

I like this song!

Thanks for the cookies, I'm sure the cats will love them. I feed them chocolate chip cookies now but they usually only get a very small piece each.

Oct 1, 2006, 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Zed said...

Teri, just be careful with the chocolate chips--cats can have seizures with chocolate. My first cat did and its awful to see.
Maybe give them cookies without chips in them?

Oct 1, 2006, 12:26:00 PM  
Blogger ClustrMaps Team said...

Er (blush, blush), I only realised after I posted my comment that the POSITIVE intention behind my remark "why else would I be reading this?" (meaning "reading user blogs is proof of our dedication to our users") also had a NEGATIVE slant (in other words the possible meaning "why would anyone read this?") which I assure you is not at all what was intended! Heh...

SO, since you took it so nicely, and came back with a great remark ("Because I'm the Zed"), I've gotta say we're rewarding you with a free ClustrMaps+ upgrade... so, no more ads, and shortly you can zoom in on the continent maps... let's see if those French visitors show up after all!!!!!

Cheers, and thanks for the good humor...

-CJ ;-)

Oct 1, 2006, 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Zed said...

Thanks for the upgrade, CJ. That sounds like a good deal! Much appreciated.

Perhaps you could draw in some red dots on France for me. I mean, I only LIVED there and CONTRIBUTED TO THEIR ECONOMY for over a year. :)

Have a great day! Hope CM's back up and running soon.

Have two more cookies.


Oct 1, 2006, 1:16:00 PM  
Blogger Lynda said...

Can I have two cookies? I think when you get rear-ended, you should be allowed two cookies.

ClusterMaps has never left *me* a comment before! Maybe my map is too far down my sidebar. :)

Oct 1, 2006, 2:15:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

Yes, you may have two cookies, Lynda. Sorry about your being rear-ended. Oh, okay, have three cookies--they may be the best I ever made.

As for ClusrMaps, what can I say but ... when you're popular, you're popular. Actually I'm sure it has far more to do with my whining. Whining is a very effective tool/strategy. :)

Oct 1, 2006, 2:29:00 PM  
Blogger Teri said...

have you heard from the electrician at all?

Oct 1, 2006, 4:21:00 PM  
Blogger Sans Pantaloons said...

Zed, are you able to zoom in yet?
Hopefully you can see all those visits from Paris I bribed, er.. asked Jaques Chirac for.

Oct 1, 2006, 4:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Zed said...

Teri, I have. He said he'd come by on Tuesday, but I told him forget it--I didn't want to waste another day waiting him. (He claims he got "tied up" and then had a flat--oh, I'm sure!)

Anyway, the super in my building will do it for me. He's a great guy and I'm sure can use the extra work.

Oct 1, 2006, 5:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Zed said...

Sans, not yet because they haven't updated the map since the 21st of September, but maybe tonight.

Wouldn't that be wonderful! That's something I'm really looking forward to!

And then I can call off the ICBM aimed at Mr. Chirac's home. He must have heard about that ... or perhaps you're right, it was your bribe. Can we get him on a bribe-taking charge? Wouldn't that be fun?!

I'll let you know about the zoom!

Oct 1, 2006, 5:16:00 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

cookies Mmmm Mmmm

thanks Zed

Ps. CATS rule

next time can you make pie?
I love pie.

Oct 1, 2006, 7:28:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

What type of pie? Apple-walnut okay? Or Apple-crumb? Or perhaps something else. Anything to please! :)

Oct 1, 2006, 7:31:00 PM  
Blogger Nobody said...

I'll take some blueberry pie, please.

Oct 1, 2006, 9:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Zed said...

Do you like cats, nobody?

Oh, okay. You can have a slice of blueberry pie the moment I make it.

Oct 1, 2006, 11:27:00 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

is my fave

Oct 2, 2006, 11:16:00 AM  
Blogger ClustrMaps Team said...

Hiya Zed... just to let you know that things are looking more stable now; thanks for the cookies, and you'll find yourself listed on our User of the Month page now!

All the best..

-CJ of ClustrMaps

Oct 9, 2006, 5:25:00 PM  

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