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Oopsy-Daisy or Don’t Let Herb Carry The Nuclear Football!

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I accidentally hit the “Publish” button instead of the “Save Draft” button. This means a large number of you got to see the upcoming project I’m working on, A re-telling of the biblical story of Esther. Unfortunately, it was part 2 and it was not ready to go for a couple of reasons, one of them being that I wasn’t ready to publish any part and haven’t published part one yet.

I switched it back to “draft” mode but it showed up in the WP Reader and in the e-mail already. I’m sorry if I have confused you by this. If I haven’t then you probably know me well enough to go, “That Herb. Good thing they don’t have him carrying the ‘Nuclear Football’ or he’d set down his lunch and start WW III.”

Sometimes I shock myself with the smart stuff I say and do. Then there are times I try to get out of the car with my seatbelt on.

Except it should say, “Oh, Herbie…”


41 responses to “Oopsy-Daisy or Don’t Let Herb Carry The Nuclear Football!”

  1. Beverly Avatar

    Good news, maybe. I cannot see it in my WP Reader. Hopefully that is the case for everyone. Thanks for the heads’s up!

    1. Herb Avatar

      lol. Thanks. I wasn’t ready to send it. Oh well.

      1. Beverly Avatar

        Lol. Oh well, it happens. We are all excited to see Part 1 and Part 2 when you are ready.

        1. Herb Avatar

          Actually I couldn’t do the story justice in only two parts unless I made them really long so it will be a bit longer of a series.

          1. Beverly Avatar

            Oh, got it. That will be even better.

  2. annemariedemyen Avatar
    1. Herb Avatar

      I know, right?

  3. Bruce Goodman Avatar

    Don’t worry, Herb. I get in the car and belt up before realizing I forget to bring the key.

    1. Herb Avatar

      Well, I have done that one before, too.

  4. dumbestblogger Avatar

    Due to technological advancements the nuclear football may soon be able to fit in a ping pong ball, which would be much easier to misplace.

    1. Herb Avatar

      Or make a mistake with! I read a book by a Lt. Col who carried it for President Clinton. That was scary. It was called Dereliction of Duty by Robert Patterson.

      1. dumbestblogger Avatar


  5. Mr. Ohh's Sideways View Avatar

    Don’t worry Herb This just gives me another reason to laugh and I love to laugh so THANKS
    Laugh Try it you’ll like it

    1. Herb Avatar

      Happy I could oblige! Keep laughing.

  6. Margy Avatar

    I accidentally published a post that really said nothing much – I was just testing something. A day later when I realized it had been published, I was surprised to find how many people had left comments…

    1. Herb Avatar

      lol. I’m glad I’m not the only one.

      1. Geoff Stamper Avatar

        You are definitely not the only one to accidentally publish. I have done it several times and I HATE WHEN I DO THAT. Luckily you are probably more philosophical about it than I am. It tends to ruin my day!

  7. LAMarcom Avatar

    I had a similar experience with one of my ex-wives, before she became one of my ex-wives (seems I am always in the market for the ‘future ex-mrs-marcom’ And the astute reader will recognize that I just stole that line from ‘Jurassic Park’ –Jeff Goldblum’s character)

    Anyway, I was saying…

    Oh yeah, my first ex. We were in Tel Aviv (I used to work in the Sinai for the U.S. State Department. You may have read some of ‘those’ posts: Sinai Field Mission.—SFM—Search for them on my blog if you’d like to ‘read more about it.’

    Or not.

    Damnit! I am gonna finish writing this ‘comment’ ‘even if it harelips the Pope’.

    We were sitting at a sidewalk café on Dizengoff Street and I casually remarked,

    “You know Janet, maybe we should get married some day.”
    She took that to heart. (Or maybe she ‘heard’ me say “Sunday”)


    I wasn’t meaning ‘right now!’

    Next day we were married.

    (I had a problem back then with the whole concept of ‘Just say no’ when it came to women, and Nancy was still somewhere far off on the event-horizon at the time: ’79…and could not help.)

  8. Herb Avatar

    I guess you better make sure the next one can hear better, lol.

  9. Amber Avatar

    Well i was sad to see it went to a 404 error, but i will anxiously await it’s arrival (since i couldn’t remember reading part 1 and thought it was kinda odd to see 2). My favorite story I’m excited to read it.

    1. Herb Avatar

      You’ll have to tell me how I do on it.

  10. Rhonda Avatar

    I always enjoy Your writings.

    1. Herb Avatar

      Thank you! Welcome back. You are always welcome to comment.

  11. kagould17 Avatar

    Been there, done that, dragged my post back to draft. Then come the questions, I saw your post but now can’t find it, I was in the middle of commenting and the post disappeared. Every day is an adventure as a senior. Stay well Herb. Allan

    1. Herb Avatar

      lol. Yes sir.

  12. Jacqui Murray Avatar

    Everyone I know who blogs has done that. It’s like a right of passage.

    1. Herb Avatar

      lol. It should be called a wrong of passage.

      1. Jacqui Murray Avatar


  13. haoyando Avatar

    Wow, love the duck picture. Did you shoot that picture or your son did that? Yes, I did that once or twice with the publishing button. Once or twice, i tried the private option, but only to realize later that the private posts can show up on the notification pile of others. LOL. WP has a way of making fun.

    1. Herb Avatar

      No, that’s just a meme I found on that I thought fit what I did pretty well. I never have tried the private post so that’s good information to have, thanks.

  14. Sarah Angleton Avatar

    We’ve probably all been there. I know I have.

    1. Herb Avatar

      lol, thanks.

  15. AJMcGregor Avatar

    I can relate. (I’m feeling worried about Peter. He’s disappeared. I hope he’s okay.)

    1. Herb Avatar

      Thanks. I can’t recall Peter…

      1. AJMcGregor Avatar

        Of Peter’s Pondering. 😊

        1. Herb Avatar

          Oh. Sorry. Hmmm…He’s not one I follow regularly. As far as I can tell his latest post was 6/17 and nothing to indicate he was going anywhere. I didn’t see a “contact” page on his blog anywhere. Yes, I can see your concern.

          1. AJMcGregor Avatar

            He’s a great guy and I just hope he’s all right. He’s missed posting one of his Sunday song posts for two weeks now. He also hasn’t checked into my blog and he’s been pretty faithful.

            1. Herb Avatar

              I notice that he didn’t reply to your comment on his previous post, either. He has no contact page but maybe a blogger(s) that you both follow and/or comment regularly might have his email for some reason or other. I wish I could be more help.

              1. AJMcGregor Avatar

                Thanks, Herb. I might probe further. If I do, I’ll let you know.

      2. AJMcGregor Avatar

        Peter from Peter’s Pondering

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