Monday, June 09, 2008

Disconnected Weekend

What started out as a nice
R&R weekend for yours truly turned into a harrowing, nerve-wrecking experience when my PC decided to act up again. See, B had to work last weekend so when I found out about it, I made plans to spend my weekend catching up on my sleep, TV time and updating my blogs. I was even contemplating on changing my blog layout, something that I've been putting off for a while now. I had also just finished a busy workweek so the thought of having a free weekend with no translation or copywriting jobs hovering above my head was pure bliss.

I was up quite early that Sat morning. Feeling good about this little "accomplishment", I started the day with my EC round before checking into
Blog Explosion to vote for my friends Roxy and LJ. Immediately after this, my screen suddenly froze and refused to load or refresh. I waited for several minutes before attempting to refresh the page again but to no avail. Thinking that perhaps there was a glitch somewhere, I restarted my PC; hoping that a restart was all it needed to kick back into full gear. The same problem persisted and I was still unable to load any of my friends' blogs or even my own Mariuca or MPG for that matter! :(

Refusing to let this little hitch (or so I thought!) get to me, I decided to put off my blogsurfing and EC dropping to check on my Facebook Friends, or rather my precious games, which I have been sorely neglecting over my hectic week. Unfortunately, even that didn't happen as I could not log in to my FB account either!
By then, I was starting to panic and decided to go back to basics by performing a simple search on Google, which also failed miserably as the page refused to load as well. :(

I knew for a fact that it wasn't my connection causing this glitch since I could still send out and receive emails. I could also log on to some other websites like PPP and Smorty, but I couldn't view any of my favourite blogs like Listening, Learning, Living, Emila's Illustrated Blog, A Great Pleasure, Revellian, NAFASg, Anything Goes, Mumblings, A Total Blog, First Time Dad, This Is A Miracle, The Painted Veil and so many more. Every time I click on their link, the page turned up empty. My EC round was unfortunately halted and I also missed out on 2 dNeero survey opportunities during this temporary disconnect. Everything was at a standstill and suddenly, the lovely Saturday afternoon that started off so very bright and cheery became very, very bleak!

The problem persisted until the next day. I got up early again just to check on my PC. My heart
immediately dropped when I was still unable to visit my friends or surf! After scanning (again!) for viruses and what not that could be causing this problem and still coming up empty-handed, I realized that the only way to solve this problem and not go through another day of heartache, was to perform a complete restore on my PC. This is something I try to avoid at all costs simply because it's such a hassle and time-consuming for me to reinstall all my software and rebuild my PC. Plus, I had just recently started playing Virtual Villagers 3 and a restore would wipe out all my saved game, which only had 3 more puzzles for me to solve before winning! Left with no choice, I reluctantly and angrily went through the tedious process of backing-up my work files, my photos, my important emails and my blog stuff before restoring my PC to its original retail state.

When all was done, the weekend was almost over. I did however manage to fix the problem and Mariuca was back in business! I could finally view all my favourite blogs, I could check into my FB at last and see how badly I've been
hit at Triumph and I could resume my daily EC routine too!

So after almost 2 days of worry and grief, I was back to being one happy camper. Any blogger would probably share my sentiments when it comes to PC problems, especially when you're not able to log in to your own blog! And I had to go through it on the first free weekend that I had in a long while. I totally didn't get to enjoy the R&R I had planned for myself and ended up working on my PC instead. To cheer me up and to make up for not being there during my time of distress, B surprised me with my favourite Starbucks Iced Latte and this yummy Vienna Brownie from Secret Recipe when he got home from work! I'm going to enjoy this sinfully sweet, chocolatey, chewy delight without any guilt whatsoever; I so deserve it after my Disconnected Weekend! Anyone wants a bite? :)


Farah Deen June 09, 2008 6:19 PM

oh, that's horrible GP. I understand the frustration you went through, the PC and the internet line- to me are like my life lines! Without them, I am breathing but not enjoying life to the fullest! LOL

What's really the problem with the PC? It freezes for certain sites? and OK for some? Could it be anything to do with the cookie settings? If it's the connection problem, then, it will be problem to connect to all sites, not just selected ones only.

Anyway, yeah, restoring is the last option anyone wants, even formatting! I hate those. I hope this is final, and how sweet of your B to come home with that sinfully delicious brownie and your fav iced latte? My fav in Starbucks is the iced blended mocha...oh..I tell you, that's heaven! :D

Great to know that the PC is up and kicking again! Maybe, it needs a PC doctor? :)

Bobby Revell June 09, 2008 7:02 PM

Marzie! Wow, It seems like I know of at least 3 other times you had to do a complete restore on your PC. I know they are a pain! It's nice to know you're up and running again, the blogosphere is never the same without you:) Thanks for mentioning me, you are so sweet and such a great friend! If you ever buy another computer, get a Mac and you're problems will be no more!

Elara June 09, 2008 7:54 PM

Marzie! Missed you a lot! =) I hope everything's okay now with your pc, no more freezing. A similar thing happened to me when I was in college, my situation was worse. Imagine losing years worth of documents, mp3s and photos!

Have a great week! :) Yummy cake, btw. Slurp! LOL!

Mariuca June 09, 2008 8:05 PM

Hi Farah! You are my first commenter, for that u get a special GP hug! :)

I dunno what was wrong with it dear, all I know is that I was getting pissed off by Sunday (ask LJ! He he!) when I still couldn't load the pages. Yeah, some blh view, some tak leh as in it refused to go to the page I want it to go and will just remain at my Google It could be the cookie settings, but before this all was okay, prob only started on Sat. And I couldn't wait any longer la so the best way out was to reformat LOL!

I also lost a lot of email addresses from my Incredimail but am just relieved that the hardest part of reinstalling all da software is done. So come enjoy this yummy Vienna brownie to celebrate with me! :)

Mariuca June 09, 2008 8:11 PM

Bobby, I know!! :( This one was a long time coming, I've been experiencing problems for several weeks now, and I've been avoiding reformatting. I guess it finally caught up with me last weekend yeah? I did manage to hop by ur site when Karen told me abt ur problem though, that was before this whole mess happened. Anyway I'm back so HUGS! :)

A Mac?? Ooooh I'm so interested now Bobby!

Mariuca June 09, 2008 8:14 PM

Debbie!! I missed you too, that's why I quickly gave u a citizen over at your FB city lst night he he he!! I am back but am still reinstalling some stuff, can't remember what else is missing.

I'd hate to lose my old files so am trying to back-up regularly now! :)

emilayusof June 09, 2008 8:28 PM

A bite I want! Thank you Marzie, thank you Boy!

Glad to see you back online. I know the feeling...when mine got problem last week, I felt like kucing hilang anak hehe. My husband laughed at me when I got the connection back, he said I macam kera dapat bunga, lol!

Anonymous,  June 09, 2008 9:19 PM

Ooh, Roxy's getting in on this post early, only 6 comments so far!

I am so sorry to hear about your computer problems. I have had all sorts of Internet and computer problems on my very expensive and stubborn laptop, so I know exactly what it feels like.

Glad to see you're back in business!


Anonymous,  June 09, 2008 9:21 PM

A new post from the Genie Princess! I see you are also getting ready for a Battle of the Blogs, so I'll be back around to vote for you later today. I have only one vote left in mine...

Good luck to both of us!


Anonymous,  June 09, 2008 9:25 PM

Bummer, just lost my Battle of the Blogs...I am on a serious losing streak! Funny how it comes and goes like that. Anyway, I just put up a new triple digit battle so hope you will come by and vote for me later....

Have a great night now that you're reconncected and back in the blogosphere.


Mariuca June 09, 2008 9:38 PM

Yay, come share my brownie Emila! It's filled with choc kisses, yummy!

Yeah, so upset la myself Emila Yusof! Couldn't do anything at all, main games also cannot. Now have to restart my Virtual Villagers game all over again, lama tau nak tunggu my villagers grow ha ha! :)

Mariuca June 09, 2008 9:41 PM

Roxy!! I just saw ur new BOTB, still no taker. The beginning of a battle is always exciting ain't it? I shall most definitely drop by and vote for ur 3-digit battle, u know how much I love them!

What a relief to get the PC business out of the way. I was so lost without my blog buddies he he! Hugs all around! :):):)

Anonymous,  June 09, 2008 10:11 PM

Back to vote in your Battle...should be any easy one for Genie Princess!

Be careful, though, or he will pick you for the July BBB!


LadyJava June 09, 2008 10:44 PM

Wah.. I'm so late!! I got caught up with HK lah GP!!! Glad you got your connection back.. The only thing I can think of is spyware problems.. hey with incredimail, can't you save it in your D drive or something so next time if you need to restore anything, you only kacau your c:/.. Oh and I hope you do have two drives.. C for your OS and programs and D: for your data??? hmm..

So nice of B to bring you back your fav stuff.. he must really feel bad for not being there to cheer you up eh??

Anyway.. here I am.. let's chat woman!!!

LadyJava June 09, 2008 10:52 PM

Phew.. lucky still got time to vote for you... Good luck dearie..!!!

CrazyKinux June 09, 2008 10:53 PM

Having gone through a similar experience(s) a few weeks ago, I know what you feel like!

I'll give up television any day over access to the internet and a working PC.


Shemah June 09, 2008 11:17 PM

I absolutely hate having disconnected internet lines, or a crashed pc or anything of that sort that makes u unable to go online!!

I sooo feel you.. my PC used to crash everytime when there was an extra application or anything that took alot of processing. I couldn't even turn on my YM and only one tab at a time. How boring!!

Anyways, you sooo deserve your dessert treat!! :) Have a great week ahead!

Jackie June 09, 2008 11:36 PM

Oh Marzie,
First of all you were very missed. It just isn't the same without you!!

And oh my gosh what a nightmare. I know because I've been down that road a few times myself.

I am so sorry that your week end was a bummer. But, I am so happy to have you back.

You are just the sweetest person to be found anywhere!! Thanks so much for mentioning gave me a big smile this I am bumping down the road.

And yes I would love a bite of that yummy brownie. Don't tell but I just ate a Kit Kat chocolate bar for breakfast...LOL!!!

We were stuck being unloaded and that was all I could find.

Oh my gotta' go the rod is awful!!
Hugs and Love:_)))))

Anonymous,  June 10, 2008 12:28 AM

Stopped by to vote for you in your Battle of the Blogs earlier, thought I left a comment about you being a BBB, but my computer has been acting up and had a sympathetic shutdown when it read your post...


Anonymous,  June 10, 2008 12:32 AM

Hi Mariuca!

This time I have zoomed in on a rocket to drop off my Bay Head Blog EntreCard.

I better get bloggin' instead of all this zooming and commenting!


Sushi June 10, 2008 12:44 AM

Hi Marzie, good to see you back! I imagined you were really busy with your homebiz, but not trying to deal with the PC's tantrum. What a hassle, been there done that... I guess everybody who owns a computer has to deal with those annoying glitches at some point. Obviously it's much more painful for us bloggers. Yum! This treat looks scrumptious! Unfortunately for me it's poisonous, but Mama will definetely have a bite, oh yeah!

Mariuca June 10, 2008 2:41 AM

Hi Roxy, thanks for the vote! Your battle is moving really fast, should be over soon. What is BBB btw dear???

Oooh thanks for zooming here in a rocket, I always love those rocket visits! :)

Mariuca June 10, 2008 2:45 AM

Hiya LJ! Oh I understand, busy with games is a-okay, need to release stress by playing games! :)

I tried installing Incredimail in D drive once, but after reformatting, it won't run properly until I reinstall. So to save my important emails also, kena buat one by one and I have a lot to save, so lama la! Anyway, all my DL files are in D drive, so they're okay!

Thanks for the vote dearie, battle tak habis-habis lagi ni! It's a slow one looks like it. :)

Mariuca June 10, 2008 2:47 AM

Hola CK, thanks for ur comment. So glad to hear the worst is over for you, and hopefully for me too! ;)

Mariuca June 10, 2008 2:51 AM

LOL thanks Shemah, it's definitely no time for diet now! ;)

One tab at a time? Might as well go back to using IE he he! I think some spyware crept into my system and that caused the whole problem. I'm not 100% sure but anyway, I'm just glad the whole ordeal is over. You're right, it was so damn boring to sit in front of my PC and not do any surfing, I was going cuckoo oredi! ;)

Mariuca June 10, 2008 2:54 AM

Yay! Come share my brownie Jackie, there's still some for u of course! And perhaps another bite for Mollipop? She must be bored driving around endlessly!

Oh yeah, I'm actually pleased I did the whole restore thingy cause now my PC runs faster and smoother. So perhaps it was a blessing in disguise.

Have a safe drive Jackie! Thanks so much for stopping by while u're bumpity-bumping on the road HUGS! :)

Mariuca June 10, 2008 2:57 AM

Woof Sushi! I wish I was busy with my home biz, then I wouldn't have to go through last weekend! It was just my PC making my weekend miserable ha ha!

Anyway, I am happy to see u here today. And mama too, hope she enjoyed the brownie yum! :)

Anonymous,  June 10, 2008 3:35 AM

Oh, Mariuca...maybe you didn't see who you were up against in your Battle of the Blogs? BBB is "Bangable Blog Babes"!!


Anonymous,  June 10, 2008 3:36 AM

Maybe what your computer had is computer/Internet is so bad today I'm trying to use Firefox to blog and leave my comments. I hope you'll get these, I can't stand being disconnected from our beloved blogosphere!

Anonymous,  June 10, 2008 3:37 AM

It is very late in your world -- 3:30am -- but I'm hoping you're still out and about, I'm in a new Battle of the Blogs and your vote sure would help.


WaterLearner June 10, 2008 6:18 AM

I am glad everything is in order again.

Enjoy that brownie. It looks really delectable.

Mom Knows Everything June 10, 2008 6:27 AM

I hate it when my computer acts funky. I usually end up crying to my friends and they help me.

Anonymous,  June 10, 2008 8:08 AM

Hi Mariuca...
Is it me or is EntreCard "out" again? At 8pm my time, 8am your time, I can't seem to see the pictures on anyone's widget, no matter which computer in my house I use...I'm starting to feel like my computer got a little too close to your computer and "caught something"...I don't think I have the strength for a "full restore."


Mariuca June 10, 2008 9:36 AM

Good morning Roxy! OMG, ha ha ha I did NOT know what BBB was, thank you for telling me Roxy!

Oh I just voted for u, so good luck yeah? And EC seems to be working fine for me today, although I've reached my 300 limit so won't be able to drop until noon today.

I hope it's just the Net and not ur laptop that's acting up Roxy. :)

Mariuca June 10, 2008 9:37 AM

Thanks Karen, it was a weekend nightmare I tell you! Come share my brownie yeah? And hey, Bobby's blog is okay again dear! :)

Mariuca June 10, 2008 9:39 AM

Ha ha ha Tammy, that is so cute!!! I sometimes cry to my friends too he he but they can't help me all the time! So sometimes I just need to be a smarty pants and try to figure things out on my own he he! :):):)

Anonymous,  June 10, 2008 9:50 AM

My pc had been acting the same for about a month. After many reboots I finally gave up and tryed a different anti-spam software (Stopzilla if you are curious). It found 11 where the others had come up with none. Of course I only had used the free trial to scan, but I paid the $20 for a year to get it removed. It has been working like a dream since.

Mariuca June 10, 2008 10:24 AM

Good morning CD! Oh really?? Stopzilla sure does sound mighty, I think I will check it out, thanks so much for the tip! I want something that works like a dream too he he! ;)

Anonymous,  June 10, 2008 11:23 AM

Hey Marzie. No wonder la no poke or hug from you for the past few days ;)

Glad everything is ok now. I'll be misery too if my 'heart n soul' suddenly froze. Perhaps yr PC oso needs R&R :D

The brownie looks yummy. One bite mana cukup!! :p


Nessa June 10, 2008 11:25 AM

Thanks for the linky love Marzie!

It's frustrating when you can't access anything ya. We're so used to get 'connected' and when we can't, it's like something's missing or take kena je kan ... glad everything's up and running again :)

OMG! I LOVE Vienna Brownie. Now I feel like getting some for myself. Note 'some', not just one... hehehe

Rozella June 10, 2008 2:33 PM

Alamak! I hate it when my comp screws up on me as well... but that brownie! Hehehe That brownie would definitely make me one very happy girl. :P

Nick Phillips (15/03/1967 - 04/11/2022) June 10, 2008 3:43 PM

Oh boy, that sounded like a dreadful weekend la Marzie. Glad you got that sorted out.

It happened to me once where I couldn't access any of my favorite blogs all day. I was fuming mad. But the next day, things were fine. I still don't know what the cause really was ... glad things are ok now :)

MisterZyl June 10, 2008 4:19 PM

I want a bite Marzie.. looks delicious. :)

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious June 10, 2008 4:43 PM

aww... B is so thoughtful & sweet! He deserved yr love! :)

poor you had to go through such nerve wrecking weekend. glad it's all over now & am glad that you are back to visiting AGP again!! :))

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious June 10, 2008 4:44 PM

oh, your B's sweet gesture got all my attention that i forgot to comment about the brownie! The vienna looks yummy~licious, and looks like hersley choco ships on top! yumm... :)

Mariuca June 10, 2008 5:36 PM

Naz!! I need a new VAIO he he!! Lime green one, then only all my PC probs will end! Enjoy da brownie, one bite dapat jugak rasa! :)

Mariuca June 10, 2008 5:38 PM

Hi Nessa!! Oh I felt so tak kena over the weekend, something was definitely missing! I'm just glad that I got the hardest part of reinstalling most of my software done. That's the most important thing for me cause of my job kan?

Wah, enjoy the Vienna Brownie then Nessa, and since it's your fave, you get 2 bites! :):):)

Mariuca June 10, 2008 5:40 PM

He he, enjoy the brownie Rozella! I had it with my Starbucks Iced latte some more, imagine the "yummy-ness"! ;)

Mariuca June 10, 2008 5:43 PM

Nick!! Tell me about it, I was so frustrated and tensi oredi thinking about my PC. Some more couldn't play games, even worse LOL! ;)

I kasi chance to my PC and waited until the next afternoon before restoring the system. Thank goodness your prob resolved by itself. Imagine the hassle otherwise!

Mariuca June 10, 2008 5:44 PM

Faizal dear, of course you may have a bite...make it 2 for being so nice! Happy Tuesday! :):):)

Mariuca June 10, 2008 5:47 PM

Hi Jean!! I'm glad to be back and I was so upset over the weekend not even my kitties dared to bug me ha ha ha!

Enjoy the brownie Miss Yummylicious, still waiting for ur mua chee here LOL! :):):)

PS. B is da best! Marzie loves B ha ha ha!!!

LadyJava June 10, 2008 6:05 PM

Yeay.. GP! You won right??

Am feeling so much better now.. thanks for the advice this morning but in the end I had to go out so that also made me feel so much better..

Am at Azwaj's office now.. so can't surf much coz of slow pc... just replying my comments.. Miss Fly is at home...hheheeh..

Chat with you later!

Mariuca June 10, 2008 7:07 PM

Yeah LJ, I won woo hoo! Can't wait to join my next battle, but timing kena betul he he! :)

I'm glad to hear you're feeling much better dearie! Did u go out and shop till u drop? ;) It's okay, when u're feeling down, just do what YOU feel like doing, tak kira mahal ke tak? Correct or not? :)

I'm going out for dinner soon, ttyl!

Ratu Syura June 10, 2008 7:37 PM

I get so many Triumph invitations especially from Genie King but I never even tried it out! I don't think it's a good idea la. I'm already addicted to FB as it is! LOL! I thought you could still back up your Virtual Villagers saved games. Cannot eh? So you're playing all over again?

Anonymous,  June 10, 2008 7:41 PM

Marzie, perhaps Christmas comes early dis year. Santa 'B' can plan his 1st delivery in Aug ;)

One bite pun oklah .. janji dapat rasa! :D

J@n!ce June 10, 2008 7:42 PM

Sorry to know about your disconnected weekend. Glad that you are back now & how kind of B to buy the brownie to cheer you up. It looks really yummy. I've not tried it before :)

eastcoastlife June 10, 2008 8:21 PM

awwww.... so sorry to hear that! I would be hopeless if it happens to me. I don't know much about computers and backing up. :(

I couldn't get into FB on Saturday. I thought it was down.

Anonymous,  June 10, 2008 8:56 PM

Greetings Genie Princess!

I was awake when you stopped by my blog this morning, but busy getting my girls ready for school...not many days left before school's out for summer! They are excited to be able to swim in their pool and spend some time at their beach house.

I think I just dropped by Bay Head Blog EntreCard...back in a few to see if I can drop off RDH...


Anonymous,  June 10, 2008 8:58 PM


No luck "switching" EntreCards, maybe this Internet/computer is still a mess, it feels way too much like your problems from the weekend...I can visit plenty of sites, but have continued problems with anything Amazon related, especially images (I think EntreCard is either owned by Amazon or uses their web server). The good news is, I can at least drop my EC at my favorite sites, even if I can't see the image on the widget or hop along to the advertised site.

Hopefully it will clear up soon...I'm going in to the office in NYC tomorrow so I will be able to see whether it is my Comcastic Internet service here in the Roxiticus Valley...


Mariuca June 10, 2008 9:56 PM

Syura! The reason GK (and I) send out so many invites is cause we have to, in order to stay on in da game he he! Join la!! What's one more game compared to the many you're already playing? :)

Yeah la, my villagers all "died" during the restore session! I couldn't save them cause my game was in drive C. And even if I could save it, I was too upset to think straight, just wanted to quickly restore and get it over with, know what I mean? ;)

Anyway I started a new game oredi but it's moving slowly, not as happening as my first village! :(

Mariuca June 10, 2008 9:57 PM

Oh I wish Naz! By the time August comes around, I'd probably be into another model oredi or knowing my luck, the lime green one dah habis stock he he! ;)

Mariuca June 10, 2008 10:01 PM

Hi Janice! So nice to see u here today dear, how was ur weekend now that hubbs is back? :)

You should try the brownie Jan, but my fave one is still Mrs. Field's!! Those are really chewy and soft and simply scrumptious! Unfortunately, there's no more Mrs. Field's in M'sia, or at least I can't seem to find one! :(

Mariuca June 10, 2008 10:03 PM

LOL! Hello ECL, me too la! I'm not that good with computers, that's why had to take shortcut and restore ha ha ha!!! :)

Mariuca June 10, 2008 10:08 PM

Hola Roxy! Thanks for filling me in on your activities there, I'm always happy to hear stories from you. It makes me feel like I am right there with Bree and her 2 cuties! :)

Wow, you were awake when I hollered for u to get up? ;) That was like abt 5pm here, how abt over there? I still can't get our time difference right LOL!

Oh no! Your problem is sounding more and more like mine Roxy! But you're pretty good with computers right? Maybe u can figure out a way to fix it minus the restore. Good luck dear! :)

Anonymous,  June 10, 2008 11:54 PM

Wow... yummy cookie... can you share the recipe?

Tina June 11, 2008 12:32 AM

Marzie i so want a piece of that cake. damn it on a diet lol.

Hope you get your problem sorted out soon.

This will cheer you up. I have a easy fun tag for my sweet friend. Let me know when your up my little sugar plum! xx

Sushi June 11, 2008 3:35 AM

I wonder if you still have any brownie left for yourself. It looks like everyone is taking a bite! The EC was a golden advice, thank you,GP. However I have to rob my whole piggy bank to advertise at Mariuca's! One day, when I make my big EC bucks :) I'll see if I can get back to life on BE. Selamat Jalan.

Jackie June 11, 2008 7:30 AM

Hi GP,
Thanks for the sprinkle. We have been in mountains all day in Virginia.

I just now got a signal. Whew...I've got to get busy!!


Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious June 11, 2008 12:08 PM

hahaha... yr kitties must be very happy that their master is back to her ownself. :)

no worries, i will make sure that you'll get yr mua chee this weekend! haha!

wah.. my bulu roma all standing up already.. hehe.. do you need to shout it from the top hill? haha... seriously, i am happy for the both of you! *HUGZ*

Mariuca June 11, 2008 12:58 PM

Hi Chiz, welcome to Mariuca's blog! Enjoy the Secret Recipe brownie okay and have a great day! :)

Mariuca June 11, 2008 1:00 PM

Hi Tina? You're on a diet?? He he oh me too, am "forever" on a diet LOL! I'll come see ur tag sweetie and my PC is running just fine right now too so YAY! :):):)

Mariuca June 11, 2008 1:02 PM

Sushi!! I'm glad you're liking EC, I see you have many new visitors and commenters at your site now, good job! :)

LOL! I hope u get to advertise at my blogs too Sushi. It would be great to have your cute EC at my blogs! :):):)

Mariuca June 11, 2008 1:05 PM

Hey Jackie, thanks for stopping by dear! Hey, enough blogging for now and enjoy ur time with ur daughter and grandchildren okay? I'll save a seat for u on the Magical Flying Carpet till u get back, don worry! :):):)

Mariuca June 11, 2008 1:14 PM

He he he, must share my joy mah LOL!

Phoebe, Chubbs and Benji are all happy to see their Master no longer frowning. They were smart enough to stay out of my way during my "bad mood" last weekend, so cute!

Woo hoo, looking forward to some mua chee from Jean! :):):)

eastcoastlife June 11, 2008 2:03 PM

I'll ask the Amazing Calligrapher what else he can do and show more feet er.... feats on my blog. haha....

*cannot tahan.....takes a bite of brownie*

LadyJava June 11, 2008 4:37 PM

What is this Mua Chee GP!! lolz.. so blur lah me...heheh...

Eh enjoy your lunch! catch you later eh... uwah... lost my first place spot.. never mind give Zubli chance...lolzzz!!

Bobby Revell June 11, 2008 6:27 PM

Hi Marzie! I hope your PC is running smoothly today:) I wrote a little about you in my new post...come see!!!

Trinity June 11, 2008 6:54 PM

I want a bite!! :-) What a weekend you've been through Marzie! I know how you feel about it! I also such a blog addict and feel better after blogging hahaha.. so if I can't blog, I just keep contact with my blog friends via email from my handphone!


Marzie, I invite/tag you for
href="" >Tribute
... hope you can participate.. :-)

Mariuca June 11, 2008 10:58 PM

Hi ECL, thanks for stopping by for a bite. You let me know la if the fellow can do more amazing stuff he he! ;)

Mariuca June 11, 2008 10:59 PM

Hola LJ! Mua chee is a type of kuih. I think if u see it, you will know what it is. Got kacang inside and Jean is gonna try and make some, maybe this weekend? ;)

Mariuca June 11, 2008 11:00 PM

Bobby, thanks so much for the linky love! I needed that refresher course on SU! :)

Mariuca June 11, 2008 11:02 PM

Trin!! Me too, thank goodness I can check my email via my cellphone, at least I stay connected he he!

I'll drop by your place dear, thanks for the invite. :)

Bobby Revell June 11, 2008 11:27 PM

I'm in the top 10...yay hahaha! I wanted to tell you, when you stumble a site or article, make sure you review it after you give a thumbs up. If ur the 1st to stumble something, it will automatically bring up a review window. If you're not the 1st, then you need to click that little white balloon afterwards and do a review. I read that it actually reduces the amount of traffic if you don't review, and can actually kill that particular article's traffic altogether. I will try to help you get a magical 1000 visitors stumble. Thanks Marzie:)

Mariuca June 11, 2008 11:35 PM

Bobby, you are!! I noticed that too LOL!! Oh thanks for this info Bobby, I didn't know all this stuff. I am going to reinstall my toolbar tonight. Flying over to ur site now Bobby!! :)

LadyJava June 11, 2008 11:37 PM

I guess if i see a picture I would know kot GP!

Mariuca June 11, 2008 11:51 PM

Actually Jean gave me the link to the picture, it's somewhere in my chatbox. I'm sure she'll be putting up pics if she does make them this weekend! :)

LadyJava June 12, 2008 12:08 AM

Ok then.. will look out for it then.. thanks dearie!

Mariuca June 12, 2008 12:11 AM

LJ, in fact I think I had mua chee today but am not sure! He he, must wait for Jean to confirm! :)

LadyJava June 12, 2008 12:28 AM

hehhe... so cute lah you.. not sure of what you ate...lolzz!!

Anonymous,  June 12, 2008 12:46 AM

Hi Mariuca!

Dropping in from my NYC office to say a quick hello and leave my RDH EntreCard...the good news is, it's not my laptop that's the problem. The bad news is, it is my Comcastic Internet service that is (still) preventing me from using EntreCard from every computer in the house. The good news is, we're headed to the beach on Friday, so I should be able to use our neighbor's Internet to drop from there, when we're not sunbathing and swimming.

Have a great weekend as you get to it!


NIHAL June 12, 2008 12:55 AM

That would be totally horrible if the same thing happened to my PC!

I know how frustrating it is not being able to connect to the Internet is already, BUT, having the PC freeze and act all funny ... I would probably end up looking like "Ghost Rider" (flames all over my face) :))

emilayusof June 12, 2008 11:12 AM

Hehe...that's why I don't wanna start playing games. I know I'll get hooked up and frustration of losing all the we've built! Can we like save the game? Lol, I should try Virtual Villagers, where to buy the game?

Mariuca June 12, 2008 11:31 AM

LJ, cause the spelling was different, it was mai chi or something like dat and then it looked similar to the pic Jean showed me, but I'm not sure cause first time makan ha ha ha!! :):):)

Mariuca June 12, 2008 11:34 AM

Yay!!! I'm so glad to hear it's not your laptop Roxy! Thanks for the update. And what? Going to the beach again this weekend? Wow, someone is living da life isn't she? Work all week then go to the beach house for some R&R, I love it! :):):)

Mariuca June 12, 2008 11:36 AM

NIHAL!!!! Oh I missed u la friend, so happy u dropped by today! :):):)

Nihal, this time it wasn't Streamyx he he, so couldn't call them up to throw a tantrum know what I mean? ;)

Mariuca June 12, 2008 11:40 AM

Emila!!! Hurry up and try VV3!! Best gila and the villagers are so cute he he! Can have baby all! ;)

I installed my game in c drive, so that's why when I reformat, the whole thing was gone too.

I'll send u an email on this hang on yeah!! ;)

LadyJava June 12, 2008 12:09 PM

Tumpang Lalu!! GP!! what is this game VV3 or something?? on FB kah??

Anonymous,  June 12, 2008 12:41 PM

I am back in business with EntreCard from my computer at home. And it just passed midnight so I can drop again here!

Hazel June 12, 2008 2:24 PM

me too, feel frustrated is the internet is slow

eastcoastlife June 12, 2008 3:49 PM

You're still Mariuca on FB, right?

Mariuca June 12, 2008 4:20 PM

LJ, VV3 is Virtual Villagers 3, try la! :)

Roxy, that is really great to hear! I miss seeing ur EC at my dashboard! :)

Hazel, I hate slow connection too, it sucks big time!! :(

ECL, on FB I'm Marzie, hope u can find me there! :)

Jackie June 12, 2008 10:48 PM

Finally I got here. So sorry I missed you yesterday and the day before.

But, guess what? My pc crashed too. It took me forever to get it all fixed up.

What a nightmare. I still have no clue wat happened.

Thanks for joining in on my celebration.

Now I just hope my signal holds up so that I can do drops!!

Anonymous,  June 12, 2008 11:00 PM

Now you & I both have computer problems and sweet treats on our blogs! I made plenty of brownies, so yours is on its way to you on the magic carpet you sent over...

Anonymous,  June 13, 2008 3:47 AM

Where are you, Genie Princess??!! Here to drop off your brownies on Thursday afternoon...Rex and the girls and I are off to see Movin' Out (Twyla Tharp's dance interpretation of Billy Joel) tonight at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and EntreCard is acting a little funky for me again, so this may be my last visit until my Friday morning, your Friday night...get a great start to your weekend until I see you again.

Oh, and if your Battle of the Blogs vote can be bought with a brownie bribe, please stop by and vote for me -- I just won one and now I'm up against Stik and his cows...or cow patties this afternoon I think!


Sushi June 13, 2008 4:54 AM

Getting there Marzie, trying to earn my EC "money". By the way, congratulations on your appearance in the EC blog yesterday. I thought there were great tips there, and I told LJ in her cat blog( didn't know she had one of cats) that you guys should be the blog celebrities in the red carpet of the blogosphere because you're always on the spotlight!

Sushi June 13, 2008 5:03 AM

Me again Marzie, I have a question what is an R & R weekend? There are other abbreviations that I read in comments/posts that I don't get at all! That's fine though, I think it'll take a little while until all that sinks in :)
One I know is LOL( but this one is old). I hope I can learn more of these abbrev. and Mariucan's language.

Mariuca June 13, 2008 10:29 AM

Oh no Jackie!!! We both know how that feels right? In fact, I'm still missing several plug-ins and can't view my own ad here! Sigh...let's hope that was the last of our PC problems! :)

Mariuca June 13, 2008 10:31 AM

Hi Roxy!! I saw the brownie love u gave me at your site, thanks so much dear! I was too distraught by my latest post that I forgot to thank u there! :)

I managed to catch ur battle too! I'll be on one myself, am still waiting for a taker, wish me luck if u know what I mean? ;)

Mariuca June 13, 2008 10:34 AM

Good morning Sushi! Thank you for noticing our little mention over at the EC blog! Matt was really sweet to include us in his great article. He did give some excellent tips yeah?

R&R? Ha refers to Rest & Relax! :)

Matthew S. Urdan June 13, 2008 8:00 PM

Mariuca...the Google RSS Widget DOES link to the Top Dropper Sites. If you look at my page, when you click on the name of the blog, you get a brief description of the blog--what ever the blogger entered in the EntreCard description for their blog. And then a "View Link" Button appears. You click on that and you go to the site of your top dropper.

Hope that answers your question!

Mariuca June 13, 2008 10:03 PM

Really Matt? I will have to go back to ur site and check it out again then, thanks for taking the time to stop by with ur comment. Have a good weekend! :)

NafaSg June 14, 2008 1:25 PM

Hello GP!!! wonder we haven't seen u around of late. But oh well! U are back and we're so happy to see u again. Yeah!!

Oh u know what? Jean let us savor your Vienna brownies and BOY!!! IT MELTED OUR HEARTS!!! =)=)=)

So we must thank u for the brownies, although Jean was the one who passed them to us. Hehehe!

Happy weekend, dear!! =)

Mariuca June 14, 2008 1:34 PM

NAFA!! Your Vienna Brownie is here la, see ur link in my post? It's been waiting for u here, thank goodness it still tastes yummy, enjoy peeps!! :)

NafaSg June 14, 2008 9:50 PM

Yeah we saw our link! And it was so sad u could not get to view our blog due to your connection problem. But we're sure now things are back to normal, so do come and visit us when u are free ok? =)

Mariuca June 15, 2008 2:58 AM

NAFA! I'll definitely be coming over with some yummy goodies for you. Miss you guys too! :):):)

Sushi June 15, 2008 1:35 PM

Thanks for the R&R explanation, I asked Mama and she didn't know what it was but Daddy told me, so I think at least this is not "blogger language" only, taking into account that my Daddy knows what it means ;) hehe

Mariuca June 15, 2008 9:34 PM

He he it's not a blogger term Sushi, but at least you found out something new today yeah? Hugs for u Sushi! :)

emilayusof September 28, 2008 1:32 PM

am having another bite here! aah ambil semua boleh?

emilayusof October 17, 2008 11:35 PM

took a bite for today! yumms!

emilayusof October 18, 2008 11:24 AM

taking an early bite today!

Monica October 22, 2008 6:55 AM

omg the Vienna Brownie...i might ask my bf go get it from Secret Recipe later..hehe!

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