They came just after midnight and had it not been for the hairs standing up on the back of my neck I wouldn’t have known they were there.Â Don’t ask me how or why I knew they were there.
Maybe it is the same sixth sense that animals have before an earthquake or a tornado or maybe they stepped on the loose floorboard in the hallway. Either way it doesn’t matter because when I turned around my right hand was already clenched in a fist and the left was flying through the air with a vicious jab.
Except I didn’t connect with anything but the wall.
The idea had been to knock him/her back on their heels and then follow up with the same right hand that had registered more knockouts than an audition at Hooters. The plan would have been great but like so many others before it the damn thing didn’t work.
Insult Is Added To Injury
Instead of staring down triumphantly I found myself being pummeled by well aimed kicks and fists. None of them hurt all that much but you can still die by a thousand paper cuts.
So I centered myself and called upon the Force, I thought “What would Yoda do” and then tried to make like that little green muppet but he is 800 year-old Jedi master and I am 44 year-old Jewish kid from L.A. who is approaching middle age.
And that my friends is the key element, I am approaching middle age but not quite there yet. If I was actually middle aged I would have accepted that I couldn’t defeat the blog assassin because my old body wouldn’t do it.
But since I am not middle aged yet I knew that I wouldn’t have to worry about being as good as I once was, I just had to be as good as I am now and damn, when I am on I am exceptional.
Exceptionally good at texting my buddy because the man handles my hosting and he knows that when I say I have broken the blog I need help.
The Database Crashed
Yeah the whole fercockteh thing blew up and ten thousand posts disappeared. That is a big part of why the place looks a little bit different.
I haven’t had time yet to fix all of the crap that was damaged in the crash but I can deal with it later. I am just happy that I got my stuff back because I would have been really upset if I had lost everything.
In the interim this place will look like it is under construction for a bit. It is 1 am now and there is no time or energy to deal with all of the aesthetic repairs now.
BTW, I do backup the blog on a regular basis just in case things happen because you never know when the blog assassin will show but it usually happens on a night like tonight where I planned on going to bed before midnight.