Friday, February 11, 2005

The Way We Were

Don’t be that way.

We knew it couldn’t last.

I mean, it was bound to happen.

All good things must come to an end.

So dawn goes down to day, nothing gold can stay.

I’ve been thinking about it for some time now. I like it here, but I just need a change of scenery. Staring at the same thing day after day after day starts to bring you down, you know?

So I’m doing it – I’m moving away.

No, not from Chicago, sillies! From this little blue and green and tan home at Blogger that has served me so well over these many months.

I just feel like we need a bigger place now. You deserve something pretty. So with that in mind, in the next week or so, I will be relocating to a new home at a new address.

Now, based on personal experience, I know that accepting change takes time, which is why I wanted to give you some advance notice of my move. I want to give you time to let it sink in so you can consider how this change will affect you, and how we can work together to make it a successful transition.

But, trust me on this one – you’re going to love our new place! It has a better school system, it’s way bigger than this place, and has a much better view. My new home is gonna be so cool – it will have stock tips, a recipe board, a word jumble, Classic Asteroids®, free virus patches, and a live feed into the Big Brother house!

Then, in Version 2.0 (to be released in late July), I’m going to develop an online dating service strictly for bloggers called You don’t get to pick who you date – I just randomly pair up two people in my blogroll. So maybe you’re already married, or maybe you live in New York and she lives in Dallas – I need you to just trust me on this one. Bubbe knows best.

Oh, shoot – can you hang on a sec? My cell phone’s ringing.

Talk to me. What? But I thought you said… Yeah, but when I signed the contract we… No, I know we talked about the recipe board… How much? Uh, no, just try it again – I’m sure it will clear this time. No, it must be some mix up at the bank. Let me make a few calls. Yeah, okay. Later.

Okay, due to an apparent miscommunication, my design team has just informed me that actually none of those things will be on my new site. But wouldn’t that be awesome?!

So that’s the good news, but here’s what breaks my tender heart – with this new change of address, all your old comments will be wiped out, blown away into the infinite blogoverse. This pains me to no end because I’ve so enjoyed reading all the funny, intelligent, and downright bizarre comments you have kindly left over the past several months.

I contemplated asking you to all remember precisely what you said each week, and in which order, and then recreate those comments exactly on the new site, but then I thought that might be a little too time consuming to orchestrate.

So instead, I’m just going to encourage you to do what I’m doing: take a walk down memory lane. Thanks so much for hanging out with me here, and I do hope to see you at my housewarming party. Please bring a dish to pass and RSVP, regrets only.