Thursday, September 1, 2011

Welcome. And grace periods are bullshit.

Let me give you a little insight to Kayla's and my life:

It is currently 10:28 PM on Wednesday August 31st, 2011. That is 13 minutes past my bed time. This post will go live at 7 AM tomorrow. I wrote the welcome post to this blog a week ago. Then, a few minutes ago, I decided to test out the new Blogger interface. While doing so I wrote, saved, and closed a new post. Blogger saved the new post. It also saved the new post over the welcome post. That is life for Kayla and I. I can promise you that what you are about to read is not nearly as good as what I originally wrote. A week early. Because I don't procrastinate.


Little things happen (see above) and big things happen (don't ask because our lawyer said we can't tell you). The point? Life sucks. That was our inspiration for starting this blog in the first place. We want you to be as miserable as us. Not really. We want to make you laugh. Unless we hate you, then we hope this blog makes you cry. <3

It was a long journey to this launch. Not because anything was particularly complicated (or the bullshit introduced by Blogger tonight), but because our domain name was not available. And no, we could not choose a different one. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. Anyways... (formerly belonging to a wedding site) expired on June 9th, 2011. We decided we wanted it in July, but it was still not available. I learned that a number of grace periods existed; so, we waited impatiently. When the domain was still not available at the end of July, I contacted the most recent domain host and they said it was deleted and still in a grace period. More waiting. Nothing. I contacted them again asking for the specific date it would be available and they said, "There is no specific date. We suggest you backorder it so no one else gets it."

I have 2 problems with this:
  1. The starting bid on a backordered domain? $69. No fucking way.

  2. No specific date? Yeah. I'm sure. I bet they are released by magic!
So I waited. And waited. And waited. I checked the status of that domain every hour, on the hour, for WEEKS. Finally, on August 24th, 76 days after expiration, the domain was available and we snatched it.

So here we are. This blog is equal parts funny and offensive. In the beginning it will probably also be a little messy. So, please, sit back, relax, and bear with us.