I’m Taking The Day Off

While I don’t have a friend named Cameron, or a girlfriend named Sloane, I am still taking the day off today.

I’m still getting a little blood trickles, my debilitating headache is still with me, and I am so very tired.

I hate doing things like this, but I’m still in a bit of pain, and I had to go back to the plastic surgeon this morning for a quick checkup. In short, I need to rest, and if I don’t, Mrs. Earp is going to kick my arse.

I’ll do my best to get posts up tomorrow.

It’s Time For Another Probe

There is a good chance I won’t be around much today, because I an having a colonoscopy. This will be my fourth, I believe, and while the procedure begins at 10am, I may be out of it for a while – like I’m not out of it already.

My primary doctor wanted me to get this procedure, after a stool sample came back negative, and the fact I wasn’t due for another colonoscopy for another year. I figured I might as well get it so he doesn’t keep harping on it.

All the previous scopes came out fine, and I hope that will be the same result today. I had to take the day off yesterday because I needed to take all the pills starting at 5pm. Didn’t want to keep running to the bathroom at work.

I’ll try to respond to the comments later if I’m able.

UPDATE: The doctor found a polyp today. They removed it, and are going to see if it’s cancerous. So, it hasn’t been a happy day, but I should know the results in a week to ten days.

One. Million. Views.

Since most of my readers here don’t bother much with the sidebar, but if you took a look at the bottom on the right margin, you would see a pretty impressive statistic.

The O.K. Corral earned its one millionth view on Friday, February 3rd.

After going back and forth with a few blogs, I took a break for a while, as I was trying to battle depression. I came back with The O.K. Corral on October 30, 2015. It took a while for people to find me again, and I don’t have the views I used to get when blogs were much more popular.

I finished my last blog with more than three million views, and did that in a couple of years. It took me about seven and a half years to reach one million, and while that isn’t a great accomplishment, I was proud to hit the mark yesterday.

None of this would be possible without all of you. Stopping by the blog, leaving comments, sending me the occasional story for the site. All of that motivated me to continue posting, even when I wasn’t in the mood.

So thank you all. Thank you for your support on this insignificant blog. I appreciate every one of you.

I’m Calling Out Sick

I have been sick as a dog since Sunday afternoon. Running a fever, awful pain running up and down my back, and I am so cold, all day, every day. I had about two hours sleep Sunday night, and then slept for twelve hours Monday night.

I thought the cellulitis came back after a few years without it, but I don’t have the rash, just the back pain. I already called in to work and said I would be out until probably Friday. I hate using sick time, but I’m really not in great shape.

So this is my only post today, because it takes a lot of energy to do almost anything at this point. I should have posts on Thursday if I feel better.

Google Has Canceled Feedburner

This is just a quick post about the blog, but it’s important to all the readers who waste their time here. Google eliminated their Feedburner system, which sent out notices of new posts here.

So, I signed up for Follow.it and you can find the site feed there. Obviously, most of you already know the blog URL, but if you want to get updates to new posts, you can sign up for Follow.it. It’s free.

I’m fairly sure it’s working right now, after some of the techs there helped me through the process.

A Blog Note

So this is awkward.

Apparently, the free version of WordPress changed its 3,000MB of media storage to only 500MB of media – photos, videos, or documents. I have been using this blog since 2015, and space was never a problem.

Until Thursday.

On Thursday, I received a notice stating that my 1,500MB of space was now over the limit, despite the fact I went over 500MB years ago. So, I did my best to delete as many unnecessary photos as possible, and I’m still way over my space.

WordPress would allow me more space for media, if I would gladly pay $15 per month, which is never going to happen. So, from here on out, I don’t think I’ll be able to post photos here, which also means we won’t be having Caption Contests or Olympic Babes O’ The Day anymore, either.

I mean, I may be able to just out up the URl, and have everyone click on it. I don’t know, but this is a really annoying development.

Sorry about this, but I’m not having WordPress gouge money from me while I have a free site.

P.S. – Oh, for f**ks’ sake! WordPress Went back to the 3,000 MB space Sunday afternoon, just after I deleted a ton of images from the Sunday Services posts. Disregard all of the above. From here on out, I’ll try to reuse some photos so I can save some storage space. Blogging really shouldn’t be this difficult.

P.P.S.Erik visited Alvernia University on Saturday and Arcadia University Sunday. He really seemed to like Alvernia, but did not like Arcadia at all. Lots of blue-haired SJWs and everyone was giving their preferred pronouns.

A Thank You

This is just a quickie post – heh, heh, “quickie” – but I wanted to thank everyone here for coming to this insipid blog. In the last couple of weeks, my visits went from 300 to between 500-600 every day. A lot of that has to do with the generosity of other great bloggers – Ace of Spades HQ, The Pirate’s Cove, etc. When blogs were a lot more popular – like the mid-2000’s – I was receiving a thousand visits a day.

At this point in my blogging career – not that I make money, but you get the point – I don’t fret about visits as much as I used to. So I wanted to thank everyone who spends some time here; the regulars, the lurkers, the curiosity seekers for dropping by, reading a post or making a comment. I am truly thankful.

Also, since I haven’t mentioned this in years, you can also take a look at Only Son, the book I co-authored with my friend Pamela Meister.

Thanks For Nothing, WordPress

While WordPress has been a decent platform for most of my blogging career, lately, they have made changes literally no one wants. Every few months they tweak something which never needed tweaking. Their original system had you either post normally, or post using HTML codes. I liked the HTML, because it was easier to post photos, copy links, etc.

Now, then entire platform has turned to crap. It’s very difficult to post in HTML now, and they made blogging very complicated. I hate this new structure, and posting photos is increasingly difficult. Why would you want to anger your publishers?

I don’t know what I’m going to do from here on out. Blogger is awful, and there aren’t any really good platforms worth using. At this point, I may just jettison photos and just write. WordPress ruined their entire system, and they did so for nothing.

About That Post

I put the previous post back into draft after my sister said she thought the post could be a problem down the line. While I disagree, and I think the people involved have already made their decisions, I respect my sister’s opinion.

The post is not deleted, and it will not be. The post will be up for all to see when we’re sure they are rejecting the case. Sorry for the confusion, but I didn’t want to give my sister even more stress.