Right before the Great Site Crash of 2009, otherwise known as LunarFail and sometimes referred to as @#*&#$@*, the family and I took a midweek trip to MoMA. It was Veteran’s Day, no school, and we just felt like going somewhere before dealing with work. It’s true that we don’t go to museums often – the cost has become prohibitive these days, but I was fortunate to recently receive a year long Family Pass in exchange for a photo of mine that was used in a MoMA publication. Sweeeeet!
There are other perks to a membership other than motivating us to visit the museum often. There’s a 10% discount on the cafe, for example, which has tasty food and a fun bustling atmosphere, plus all the high chairs are Stokke in every imaginable color. I mean let’s face it. When you’re going to MoMA with 2 small kids, it’s not really about looking at the art, but more about nervously steering your kids’ wandering hands away from priceless pieces (Mia actually rested her hand on a chair at the Bauhaus exhibit which had the guards running). But there’s the cafe and the grand spaces and all the escalators as well as the outdoor sculpture garden which is a space the kids can run amok in. It was fun (btw, Mia’s wearing a cool hat sent to her by her penpal Pauline whose mom runs Line + Liv. Hello Pauline!).
So what’s going on with the site? Nothing. Still. Yeah, I know. Some of you have emailed asking how I can be so calm. Honestly, I don’t know. I alternate from being mostly calm to wanting to kick some serious whoop ass, but to whom? It’s frustrating for sure, but getting angry will just get us worked up so we’re just dealing in the most zen way possible. Plus I have work deadlines and I don’t have time to be pissed. In truth, this may be a blessing in the most weird, warped way because really, who doesn’t want more business? But we’ve been getting a steady stream of orders coming in from our other third party e-commerce sites as we’ve now redirected the site to our old original homepage circa Spring 2008 with links to etsy and foodzie and it’s kept Mark more than busy. To think of orders 6+ times this volume is scary and it’s what concerned us in the first place. Between you and me, I’m not sure we would’ve been able to handle it. So yes, we lost a lot of sales opportunities, but at least our Friday is not of the “tear-your-hair-out-busy-and-sleep-even-less” variety and we are still making sales so this is not as monumentally tragic as if could be if our site was our only source of revenue.
Still, it’d sure be nice if our site went back up. I miss looking at it. 54 hours now they’ve held it hostage. At this point I’d like to at least have access to my files so I can throw it up another server if I need to. This is so depressing.