How About Now?

I missed my monkey.

I can’t tell, however, if it’s running slowly because it doesn’t do that for me. Let me know if it crashes your computer or stalls it or just loads like mole asses. If you can’t leave a comment, email me at book _ ish at yahoo dot com.


27 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. MilitaryMom
    Dec 05, 2007 @ 11:04:00

    I love the new layout! Did you do this, or did you hire someone? Very Cute!


  2. Rachel...
    Dec 05, 2007 @ 11:27:00

    seems just fine to me


  3. Major Bedhead
    Dec 05, 2007 @ 11:28:00

    MM – Ha! No, I don’t have any talent at all when it comes to html or website design. I paid for this template. It’s from Luna Stone designs. Her link is in the sidebar, towards the bottom. I had this design up before but took it down because it was loading slowly. I think it was something in my sidebar, though – I cleaned that up and it seems to be faster for some people.Rachel – was it loading slowly for you before I took stuff out of my sidebar?


  4. Allison
    Dec 05, 2007 @ 12:09:00

    I missed the monkey too! And the bright color just seems very Julia. Hurrah for the monkey! And I’ve never had an issue with it loading. Oooo, my verification code is: rymcode. Rhyme code. That’s cool.


  5. floreksa
    Dec 05, 2007 @ 12:23:00

    loaded fine for me. It was very slow before.


  6. Kerri.
    Dec 05, 2007 @ 14:13:00

    Arghhhh. It’s an internet explorer thing. I just checked your site on a Mac, on a PC on Firefox, and then on IE7. The Mac and the FF browser loaded in good time. The IE? Holy fuck that took forever. Depends on what browser your visitors are using, I think. Check your statcounter – if they’re mostly Internet Explorer, you have to fix it. I’m officially never checking your site from IE again. I was aaaaaaaaaaaging waiting for it to load. Now I’m old and crotchety. ;)That’s my dissertation.


  7. Angewl
    Dec 05, 2007 @ 15:26:00

    It loaded slow for me. I am on IE6. I had not thought to use my firefox, though.


  8. BookMomma
    Dec 05, 2007 @ 15:35:00

    Fine for me.. I’m a Mac/Safari user myself. Glad to see monkey back up!


  9. LauraJ
    Dec 05, 2007 @ 15:58:00

    umm at the risk of being beaten over the head it’s loading slowly for me again…. and I just had my computer reformatted over the last weekend so there can’t be that much crap on my computer for it to be running that crappily!


  10. Jen
    Dec 05, 2007 @ 16:20:00

    I like the layout too, but……It took forever to load. I am using IE.


  11. Major Bedhead
    Dec 05, 2007 @ 18:03:00

    I guess if people don’t want to download Firefox, it’s going to be slow. I have no idea how to fix that other than using the fugly Blogger templates and since I paid good money for the monkey, I want to use it. Kerri – do you know how to help it load faster in IE or is it merely a template thing and people on IE are screwed? Shoot me an email if you have any ideas (beyond blowing up the template). I didn’t think anyone used IE any more, to be honest. Firefox rocks and it’s a piece of cake to download and use. Best of all, it blocks about 99% of the pop up ads.


  12. Colleen
    Dec 05, 2007 @ 18:10:00

    Aha – when I checked at lunch, it was awful – read the comments though and everyone else seemed ok. But now I’m reading that it’s IE – hmmm. My son keeps telling me to do Firefox so maybe I’ll have to do that just to keep up with you.


  13. Allison
    Dec 05, 2007 @ 20:36:00

    Firefox/Safari/Anything-Other-Than-IE RULES!IE drools. Yes, I’m five. Haha, now my verification is “imdog” Hahahaha. I’m 2 for 2!


  14. Christine-Megan
    Dec 05, 2007 @ 20:38:00

    Firefox on a Mac for me and it took a long time. I think it’s been 5 minutes since I started trying to load the page. Sorry 😦 I like it too. My internet here at school is a slow-as-molasses piece of crap connection anyways though.


  15. Lara
    Dec 05, 2007 @ 21:08:00

    welcome back, monkey!it loaded just great for me. 🙂


  16. Sara
    Dec 05, 2007 @ 23:34:00

    I’m on IE 6 because I didn’t like 7 – I hate tabs.Anyway, the background loaded a little faster than the post but the whole thing loaded in about 10 seconds tops.


  17. Rachel...
    Dec 06, 2007 @ 00:08:00

    I’m running Safari on the Macbook. Firefox seems to be just fine, too. And I didn’t notice a problem at all – just with the more generic Blogger layout you had for awhile – that took for frickin ever.


  18. The Hotfessional
    Dec 06, 2007 @ 09:33:00

    It did used to load slow for me, but it loaded much faster this time.!Glad the monkey is back.


  19. Shannon
    Dec 06, 2007 @ 10:19:00

    I’m using Netscape on Mac and it loads fine.


  20. sandy shoes
    Dec 06, 2007 @ 11:13:00

    This loaded slower than the Blogger template, but faster than it used to. I use IE7; evidently that’s my problem. Firefox sounds worth a try.


  21. Josie
    Dec 06, 2007 @ 12:31:00

    Working good for me.Kinda nice to see the monkey back 🙂


  22. Andrea
    Dec 06, 2007 @ 14:05:00

    I’m on IE 7 (I think – at work so not sure which upgrade level it is). It loaded slower for me before, but it’s better. It still takes a second or two, but no worse than some of the other sites I visit.I missed the monkey too. Hurrah for the monkeys!Little Bald Doctors


  23. Kerri.
    Dec 06, 2007 @ 14:13:00

    It may be parts of your template. If you want to cut and paste your main index template into a Notepad doc and send it to me, I can mess with it from here and see if I can isolate what the glitch is. But I’m in FF at the moment. On a Mac. And it’s fine. I tried from IE7 on my other system and it frigging bit it again. Seems like it’s an intermittent thing. I’m convinced it’s one of those java-based widgets in your sidebar. Email me the index. 🙂 (And call me at the office if this makes no sense. Forgive me for still sounding like Darth Vader, all sicky.)


  24. WI Mommy
    Dec 06, 2007 @ 17:00:00

    works for me!!!!


  25. kittenpie
    Dec 06, 2007 @ 19:37:00

    I missed your monkey, too. Did that sound dirty?


  26. Major Bedhead
    Dec 06, 2007 @ 22:38:00

    A little, kittenpie, but it’s the friskiest thing I’ve heard in a long time. Oy.


  27. Wisconsin Crunchy Mama
    Dec 07, 2007 @ 02:35:00

    I have IE and it works fine for me. Maybe it’s a Vista thing (I’m happily Vista-free now)? I blame everything on vista 😀


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