Thursday, January 10, 2013

Dropkicking 2013

2013 has been treating me well so far. I'm in love with my new blog design, and apparently so are all of you (thank you!) I will be freezing for a reason in a few short weeks and I've been able to keep some money in my savings and checking accounts. Sadly, that's huge for me. But I'll take it. Every little bit helps right?

Most recently, I bought this:

4 days before St. Patrick's Day I will be seeing the
Dropkick Murphys.

I lost my shit when I saw the concert on the calendar. Even more so when it sunk it that it didn't say 'sold out'. I fell in love with the Dropkick Murphys almost 3 years ago and I haven't looked back. You see, I love bagpipes. There's just something magical about them. There's something sad about them, and yet at the same time happy and fun.

Sometimes I think I'm part Irish. The drinking, the music. But I'm not Catholic, so, there's that. It's fun music. It makes me want to tap my foot or clap my hands. I want to grab someone by the elbow and twirl around much like the scene in Titanic.

In case you don't know, I like to respond to all of your lovely comments by e-mail, which is easier since they're all sent to my phone. Well, lately I've been noticing that whenever I try to respond to someone's comment it tells me they're a no-reply blogger. The horror!! So now I'm trying to figure it out because it's pretty annoying. By using my gray matter and with the help of some other bloggers, it's been decided that the problem lies with Disqus. 

I've been wanting to get rid of Disqus for quite some time now but there's a catch, a big one.

If I delete Disqus I'll lose all my comments.  

Apparently there's no way to remove Disqus and retain my comments. So I ask you guys, what would you do? Delete and basically start over on the comment front or cringe and bear it?


In other news, I'm just a click away from reaching I've reached my giveaway goal! I'm pretty excited about this. I've been wanting to host a giveaway when I reached 100 followers. That day came Wednesday morning. 

Now... with that being said I'm looking for a few giveaway co-hosts. Contact me by twittergoogle+ or e-mail if you're interested in giving something away. I'm hoping to have everything set and ready to go live next week.


  1. Congratulations on reaching 100 followers Michael :D I love me some Irish music and it's kickass that you're going to get to see some. Hopefully there won't be too much Irish drinking and fighting going on.

    As for the comments thing. I had Disqus for a while, and it was awful for me, so I got rid of it. It's sad to lose the comments, but I think it could be worth it.

  2. LOVE your new design!! It's adorable! I'd love to be apart of your giveaway!

  3. Yes your new design is FABULOUS - makes me want to spruce mine up a bit!


  4. I love, love your new design. It's brilliant and I'm a little jelly. :)

    Also, I love Disqus. I'm sorry it isn't working for you.

  5. Thanks! I'm pretty in love with it =]

  6. Thanks! They're pretty awesome. I can't wait. As for Disqus, it's getting the boot this weekend.