Just a little random Saturday

Posted: Saturday, March 01, 2008 by Travis Cody in

I love my cat and I understand he's coming off a tough couple of months of sharing his place and his peeps with a couple of houseguests. But really!!! This clingy stuff has got to stop!

I hate getting so far behind in my blog rounds, but I so enjoy spending Saturday morning catching up with what I missed from y'all during the week.

Did anyone else have trouble with Blogger today? I had a few comments disappear during my rounds. Then there were Google server errors. It took forever to get a blank post form to come up. Then I had trouble saving my post. I did the smart thing and saved my random thoughts in MS Word.

It really sucks when I follow the directions to hook something up and then it doesn't work. Tech ijit that I am, I don't know if I still hooked it up wrong or if it's just broken.

Happy March!

I got tired of fighting with Google and Blogger, so I took a break to go do some work on my music project. Today I came across a Tom Petty tape. I'm not a huge Petty fan, although I do enjoy a lot of his music. The tape I archived today is Full Moon Fever. Those of you familiar with Petty will agree with me when I say there isn't a bad track on this tape.

Free Fallin'
I Won't Back Down
Love Is A Long Road
A Face In The Crowd
Runnin' Down A Dream
Feel A Whole Lot Better
Yer So Bad
Depending On You
The Apartment Song
Alright For Now
A Mind With A Heart Of It's Own
Zombie Zoo

Remember Mimi's Message in a Bottle Meme? If you scroll down my side bar there you'll see the original message I did, along with a link to a blog where you can see at least another 130 more! I thought of another one today.

One of my favorite singers is Andy Williams. This song was running through my head today.


  1. Jamie says:

    Romantic Movies, Love Languages, and now The Theme from Love Story. Do I sense a theme comeing on?

  1. Love the bottle and thanks again for pumping peace globes and posting a plug for my new site (like I need another one).

    I used to play this song on the piano when I was a teenager until it nearly drove my parents crazy. Constantly! Now it's in my head and I can't get it out. Thanks Trav!

    Maybe I should call my parents...it's a sign.

  1. Julie says:

    Ahhhh love it love it love it! The message in a bottle AND the song!

  1. DrillerAA says:

    Yep, I had the same trouble with Blogger/Google yesterday morning.
    I guess I need to sit down this afternoon and put up a new post as well.

  1. want me to hold the cat for awhile??? i could hold your cat and eat your cake at the same time! ha ha ha

    smiles, bee

  1. Jeff B says:

    I was having server error notices yesterday afternoon as well. I started using MS Word to write in when bloggers spell-check went down a while back. It's got a better dictionary anyway and now Bloggers "new and improved" spell-check highlights every contraction. Argh!

  1. Sir john says:

    No waaay



  1. Linda says:

    Yesterday was absolutely awful with Blogger. Every time I tried to go to a blog to leave a comment I'd get a server error or it would take forever for the comment box to open only to have it eat my comment after I left it. Obviously they must have been doing something with it but Lord knows what.

  1. Akelamalu says:

    What a great idea for a message in a bottle! Loved the Andy Williams clip.

  1. Travis says:

    Jamie: Maaaaaaaaaybe. LOL!

    Mimi: But it's a good song to have in your head I say!

    Julie: Wooooooooooo!!

    Drilleraa: Looks like whatever was wrong is fixed now...so far.

    Bee: My cat and my CAKE!!!!

    Jeff: Sometimes I'll compose in MS Word, especially for longer pieces. I'm glad I did yesterday, otherwise I would have lost all my thoughts.

    Sir John: The link wouldn't work. If it's what I think it is, then I too am a fan of Jerry Lee Lewis. But to every mood it's music.

    Linda: I guess we shouldn't complain too loudly about a free service, but it sure can be inconvenient when it doesn't work right.

    Akelamalu: Thanks!

  1. Shelby says:

    Awesome idea for a message in a bottle... and I too loved the Andy Williams song.. AND I like the selection sunday ticker..I'm a HUGE college basketball fan.

    HUGE. It'll be fun.

  1. the teach says:

    Travis, I have a friendship award for you at my blog. Come get it dear friend. :D

  1. That's a great album (TP.) It was one of the 1st CDs I ever bought. My message in a bottle was something along the lines of; "Hey people in civilization; Sucks to be you!" *LOL*

  1. I've been having trouble with google today.

  1. Dana says:

    Aw, poor kitty! Blogger does weird things once in a while. I just ignore it and come back to it later :D

  1. Travis says:

    Shelby: The tournament should be wide open this year.

    Teach: Thanks dear!

    Lana: I think I've got a bunch of my mom's old records, and there are about 6 of his.

    Charles: It seemed better for me today.

    Dana: He only thinks he's a poor kitty.

  1. Kimmie says:

    Hi Travis!

    Your Messages In A Bottle are beautiful. The theme from "Love Story" is on my Limewire and I Love listening to that song. What year was Love Story made? Do you know? I can't remember! My 49 year old mind is getting that "Sometimer's" Disease..I can remember one thing though...very clearly. I cried for weeks after I saw that movie. Call me a hopeless romantic, I don't mind. Smiles.

    Olde Lavender Prims

  1. Kimmie says:


    I Forgot....

    Love, Love, Love,...Tom Petty's "Last Dance With Mary Jane" and BTW...can I have your cat???? >^..^<



  1. Travis says:

    Kimmie: Welcome! Love Story was released in 1970. And there are days when you CAN have my cat! LOL!

  1. Roger says:

    My favorite of Toms is Running Down A Dream, great guitar! Hope ya had a good today & a awesome tomorrow!!

  1. Janna says:

    Happy March to you too!

    Enjoy your clingy kitty.
    He loves you. :)

  1. Janna says:

    It said my primary love language was QUALITY TIME, with a secondary language being WORDS OF AFFIRMATION.

    That sounds like me, all right!

    And, OMG, you mentioned Double Stuf Oreos... I have a package right here next to me!
    Ordinarily I'm not much of an Oreo chick, but once in awhile (like maybe once or twice a year) I get a craving to dunk them in milk. This week is one of those weeks! :)
    I got the mint ones.
    Not bad!

    And I LOVE Nutter Butters too. :)

  1. Turnbaby says:

    I love Andy Williams.

    I have got to do my message in a bottle before I rot away in Mimi's dungeon forever!

  1. BeckEye says:

    How's this...I HATE "Free Fallin.'" I liked it the first few times I heard it, but I think it was just played so much that I grew to despise it. I was so mad when Petty played it at the Super Bowl!

  1. Travis says:

    Roger: I don't think I have a favorite Petty tune. I like some and I don't like others.

    Janna: He's clinging again while I'm reviewing comments. And Nutter Butters are great! I haven't seen them in ages though.

    Turn: Just do it!

    Beck: Come to think of it, that track does get heavy rotation on classic rock stations.

  1. JohnH985 says:

    I'm a big Petty fan and I agree with you, that is one of his best albums ever. Not a bad track on it.

    Isn't it fun, finding old stuff and putting it on the computer. I'm finding stuff I forgot I had.

  1. Grandy says:

    I agree with your comment on the Petty album. It ROCKS!! Very cool bottle pic. ;)