Mission: Small Business Grant and some Housekeeping

keep calm and carry on


Just a warning, in case things don’t go entirely smoothly, we are moving hosting companies in the next few days.  You shouldn’t even notice since i won’t switch the name servers until all looks perfect on the new host, but we have to back everything up, then upload it again, hope make sure all the pictures, tags, formatting, etc., holds up reasonably well.  And while I’m at it, I may do a little big of design change.  I know!!  Sorry, but I’m not that happy with this one, and I need to move some things around and set up a different base for some potential other stuff we may or may not do.  Yeah, that’s cryptic!  But that leads to

The Favor!

I would promise you guys all sorts of things if you’d click on the thing below and vote for us at Mission: Small Business Grant, but that’s against the rules.  It’s a great idea, but making us get 250 votes before your grant application will be considered is beyond annoying.  I’m not really a DamnSpammer, but I sure feel like one!  Click the link below, and if you have a Facebook account (friends, family, people walking by your house!), just click the Log in with Facebook and Support thingie on the right side of the page, then type in Surrender to Chance in the search box, click Search, and when our name comes up, just click Vote.  If any reader is also applying for a grant, post the name of your business in the comments, and I’ll be sure to go vote for you as well. Don’t worry, you don’t have just one vote, you can vote for many businesses.  I just hope this is Mark Zuckerberg Facebook IPO cash that’s going toward this since the money the are raising seems to be about Facebook more than anything else.


We haz planz!

I’m worried about the Fur Babies and their Personal Planz if we win the grant.  Someone (Rex?!?!) has typed in TUNZATOONAFSH over and over on my iPad.  Vinnie has been off in a corner with Lynus snorting and groofling (it’s a bulldog thing, you just don’t know how to describe the sounds!)  Ari, here’s another perfume blogger cat picture to add to your collection – the scariest cat that’s ever owned me. With this one, that’s not just a nice thing I say.


CAT Planning

  • Irina says:

    voted. my husband voted as well
    good luck- you deserve it

  • FragrantWitch says:

    Done! I also asked several girlfriends to do it as well. Go, Patty!

  • Added my vote … Good luck!

    Regarding moving your WordPress site … I use a product called BackupBuddy for all my sites and my clients’ sites. With it, you can set up an automatic backup schedule, optionally backup to a cloud server (Amazon S3 etc), and create a migration script. To move to a new server, you create a full backup, create the migration script, upload the migration script and backup file, run the script on the new server, and you’re done. Doesn’t get much easier than that. Cost: $75 for two sites and well worth it.


    • Patty says:

      Thanks, Vasily.

      It wound up being easier than I thought! Just put in a ticket at my new host, and they moved it all, I just had to repoint the name servers, and it was done.

      I’m more perplexed about moving the other blog that’s wordpress.com and has a redirect on it to blog.surrendertochance.com. We can’t repoint the servers to stc, but need to figure out how to do the same thing we did with wordpress.com. Probably make a call to gator. 🙂

  • Sam says:

    Done! My fingers are crossed that you get the grant.

  • Ari says:

    I voted, Patty!!! And I will add this gorgeous kitteh to my master list as soon as I figure out- is he Rex, Vinnie, or Lynus???

  • Ninara Poll says:

    I am in love with your Toyger furbaby. He can come visit me anytime, as well as your other furdolls 🙂

    (proud mom to 3 furbabies — urm, cats — of her own)

    • Patty says:

      There are days I would toss Rex out of the house, but the moment my hand touches his fur, I just can’t. 🙂

  • Rachel says:

    Oh my gosh, do you have a toyger?! What a beauty!

    • Patty says:

      Yup, Rachel, that’s the Toyger baby. I lurve him, but Toygers are weird as shit. Every toyger owner I’ve met has bizarre, aggressive, sweet, lovable cats.

  • tammy says:

    I voted, and got my mother and various other family members to do so as well. Best of luck!

  • Hey, all y’all reading Perfume Posse . . . . . please show your support and vote now, for Surrender to Chance

  • Done, Patty! Whyever would you hesitate to ask???

  • Aparatchick says:

    Done! I wish we could search by type of business because I’m sure there are some small perfumers out there we could also support.

  • Patty White says:

    thank you, Joanna!!!

  • Joanna says:

    you got my vote!

    • Musette says:

      Joanna, thanks (on behalf of Patty, who HATES doing this but I made her :The-Incredible-Hulk:

      I sent a request to every organization, every politician, everybody who has sent ME stuff in the past year. Turnabout, people! I wonder if Joe Biden will vote for Patty? Or Aaron Schock….they send stuff to my inbox with abandon. I figure they can take time to do a little return…don’tcha think?

      xoxo :Devil: