Today Wasn't The Best Day Ever

I awoke at 7:30 am to find all of my sites hosted at HostGator offline.They are having a meltdown at the data centers or something. They'vebeen working to fix it since last night.

I was already sick for the first time today by 9:00 am.

After sorting that out, I tried to buy Neutral Milk Hotel tickets via TicketFly.They went on sale at 10:00 am this morning. At 9:30 am I tried to add credit card info to my TicketFly account, so it would be ready at checkout, but it turned out there was no way to do that. At 9:58 am I began refreshing my browser every 20seconds to insure I got a chance at a ticket. At exactly 10:00 am I put 2 tickets in my shopping cart and clicked the checkout button straight away. After submitting my credit card info, which I had tried to do earlier so it would be ready already but couldn't. TicketFly redirected me to the event listing page with an empty cart and no tickets.So I tried again at 10:03 am. All the tickets were sold out. They literally yanked the digital tickets out of my hand and gave them to someone else while I was paying for them! I won't be using TicketFly again, that's for sure.

By 10:30 am I was sick enough that I had to take Levsin to keep my insides in.

At 11:15 am, with stomach pacified, I headed back to the 'burbs for a meeting. I missedmy train because my "Freedom Pass" had run out of funds and needed to be refilled.When I eventually got into town, I found I had to cancel my noon meeting anyway.All of my servers were still offline and so we couldn't go over anything. I workedon some other projects while sitting in the Groovey-groundy until around 2:00 pm.

I then went to the Sun bank to cash in my sack full of change. I do that whenever mychange jar starts to run over. Sun bank has a coin counting machine, so there's noneed to wrap the change first. My change jar is typically good for at least $60 to $100when full. Unfortunately, 2 guys were at the machine already. They literally had bucketsof change in assorted buckets, bags, and even prescription pill bottles. They weretaking a long time, so I gave up and headed back home with a sack full of coinsstill in my pack.

On the train ride home I changed seats because the guy across from me was having a very loud phone conversation about how he was suspended from playing sports because someone else had done something that got them all in trouble — whoever they are.Not wanting to hear all about it, I moved to the other end of the train. At the next stop a very loud family of 6 sat down all around me and proceeded to carry on a jovial shouting match for the next 15 minutes.

It's now 3:30 pm. I am getting the expected emails regarding site outages. Another site I manageis running "slow" now too. It's on a completely different host, and the problem probably isn't related. Itwould be nice if there were a few less problems today.