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And This Is How It Went Down

WordPress login, forgotten password

Username: ThisIsNotMyUsername
Password: ThisIsNotMyPassword

Me: Dammit. Dammit.

Jepeto: What’s wrong?

Me: I want to write a blog post.

Username: WhyTheHellWon’tThisWork
Password: I’mPrettySureThisIsn’tIt

Me: Stupid freakin’ stupid stupidity

Jepeto: Writer’s block?

Me: No

Username: PleaseWorkPleaseWorkPleaseWork
Password: IThinkThisIsItPleaseBeItPleaseBeIt

Me: EXPLETIVE EXPLETIVE EXPLETIVE for the love of EXPLETIVE EXPLETIVE

Jepeto: What the hell is wrong?

Me: I haven’t written a blog post in forever.

Jepeto: So?

Me (whacking at keyboard): I can’t remember my stupid freakin’ password for the blog.

Username: YesNickyThisIsIt
Password: YesJustLikeYourOnlineBankingPasswordButBackwords

Me: YES! Yesssssss! Finally.

Jepeto: You remembered?

Me: Yes.

Jepeto: So, what are you going to write about?

Me: … *lengthy pause*… I dunno….

Dammit. Dammit.

 

 

 

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  • I was wondering where you’ve been lately. Those passwords can be devilish sometimes so I have a box of index cards. Glad you’re back!

  • Shawn

    Something weird happened. I stopped writing. I ran out of, i dunno, ideas? or Oomph. That’s it oomph. And then you and Mike stopped writing.
    It must be contagious.

  • I’m giving up. There is no way I can keep up with this password stuff. Then to top it off, we are changing from what we have now to ATT Uverse or something like that which means all new email addresses, new passwords. I’m overwhelmed. I want to cry. I have a new dentist who told me I could have a movie star smile if I would let her put veneers on my teeth. How much does that cost, I asked her. “About $1000 per tooth” she replied. Shithead woman! I thought I already had a movie star smile. Bitch!

  • Just don’t use Admin. : ) I have password dementia. It’s really frustrating. You create a password that’s considered “strong” so a hacker can’t crack it but then you can’t remember it. What’s the point? Maybe fool them by using “username” and “password.”

    I’m glad you’re back!!!

  • Passwords and user names are just evil. I have a notebook that I write my asst. passwords in usernames in. It now is thicker than the book “War and Peace”.

    About the time I have them memorized…I get a message that the site has been hacked and I need to change it to 12 letters with a symbol, a number, and at least one capitalized letter. Seriously????? My breakdown will be on the back of the Internet.

    I am so glad to see you back, though…that makes me really happy.

  • MikeWJ

    In high school, I had a crush on a pretty brunette named Wanda. She had long brown hair that hung over her face and she was very shy. But one day she invited me over to her house. I was hoping to kiss her, of course, but instead of embracing me she introduced me to her mother. I don’t remember Wanda’s mother’s name, but I do recall that she was a quiet woman who didn’t seem to like me much but greatly enjoyed eating oranges. Not just the fruit’s meat, but the flesh, peel and all. I thought that to be very strange for a number of years, and then one day, on a whim, I tried it for myself. To my great surprise, I found I liked the peel’s bitter flavor, which if you pay close attention is also laced with hints of bubblegum. To this day, I often — but not always — eat the skins of oranges. As for Wanda, we never kissed. And so it goes. What you set out to do, you sometimes don’t. But if you’re lucky, something else steps in to fill its place.

  • Well dammit Nicky, Mike’s already told you the story I was going to. Pray I don’t dance to cover up. But yes, passwords. Roth

  • BAhahHAhHAhHAhHAhHAHhAHhHAhHAHAahHAHh!! Sorry, Nicky! Glad you finally remembered your password and login information!

  • Hey Linda! I’ve been really busy with work and then time just kind of got away from me. It’s good to be back!

  • Is there medication for a lack of oomph? Actually, never mind. I don’t think I want to know.

  • You do have a movie star smile and your new dentist is a twit! Over the past couple of months, we’ve launched new websites at work, more social media and a whole whack of other things that all require passwords. It’s gotten so bad, I can’t remember any of my own!

  • Hah! I recently read an article about the easiest passwords to hack and password was at the top of the list… right after admin! πŸ™‚

    Thank you. It’s good to be back.

  • I’ve got so many passwords to remember these days… it’s gotten to the point that everything I read lately looks L1k5_Th1$. I think I’d rather read War and Peace. I’m happy to be back. I’ve missed you guys too. πŸ™‚

  • It’s amazing, but Wanda and I could be the same person. She’s a brunette, I’m a brunette. Her long hair hangs over her face, I’m a brunette. She’s pretty, I’m a brunette. She’s very shy, I’m a brunette. See what I mean?

    So, basically what you’re saying is that if at first you don’t succeed, eat an orange peel?

  • Oh, but I really wanted to see you dance Indigo! It’s why I didn’t give up trying to remember my password. πŸ™‚

  • Thank you sweet thing! It was pretty funny… afterwards. πŸ™‚

  • Barb

    Hahahahahahahahaha this was great and SO TRUE!!!!! πŸ™‚

  • Naw, she’s cute, Nicky. Not simply amazing and gorgeous like you and me but cute. We have just changed from our internet provider and I have new passwords, etc. for everything. I am ready to collapse with the stress of it. My new email is scary and I don’t even know it yet. God help us all, Child!

  • XOXOXO

  • YOU ARE BACK YOU ARE BACK YOU ARE BACK!!! YES!!!! This post is hysterical too… you never disappoint! Passwords…. ACK!

  • nonamedufus

    What, you don’t use the name of a cheese for your password?

  • nonamedufus

    That was a very appealing story, Mike. Hey, it could have been the pits.

  • nonamedufus

    I could use some of that oomph medication. Or we could start a group of non-blogging bloggers.

  • You have no idea how relieved I am to know I’m not the only one! πŸ™‚

  • Thank you Katherine. We’ll just pretend that my absence and forgetfulness were intended, okay? πŸ™‚

  • *smacks head repeatedly* Why didn’t I think of that?

  • Hahahahahaha! I have this problem on almost every website I visit which is why God created spreadsheets.

  • I feel your pain. Passwords are the devil’s work. Glad to see you back, too. Give my best to porn star guy.

  • Yeah, except God, in his infinite wisdom, created password protection for spreadsheets. I think I’ll just save myself the headache and tattoo it on my forehead. Of course, then I’ll just spend hours trying to remember if I tattooed it on backwards so I could read it in a mirror or if it really is backwards.

    Sigh.

  • Do you suppose Hell is password protected? If it is, it might just be the one time it works to my advantage!! Porn star guy sends his best back at you (although you and I both know that his best isn’t quite the same level as yours! πŸ™‚ )

  • I think we all go through these situations.

    Both in passwords AND in blog ideas.

    January is coming up though… just sayin’. πŸ˜€

  • Thank you for commiserating and for the push… yes, January is coming up. Or so I’ve heard. Repeatedly. πŸ™‚

  • Jay of The Depp Effect

    Ha! I so recognise this scenario, only in my case it’s usually not that I can’t think what to write after all that, but that I have no energy left to do so!

    I’ve semi-solved the problem by keeping a list of password hints. You know the sort of thing: ‘What was Aunty Sheila’s nickname when she was pregnant? + the year we adopted Booboo the cat from hell.’ Things nobody else would know.

    Just make sure you don’t have another password hint further down the list that says ‘what was the name of the cat from hell we adopted in 2002?’

    Oh yeah, and the reason I’ve only semi-solved the problem is that sometimes I’ll change a password and forget to update the list. *Sigh*

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