i went to login last evening to find my blog had completely disappeared. gone. zip. hasta la vista baby. before panic could completely take hold, i posted an SOS on bloggerforum. by this morning, i had a remedy from the intrepid redryder. he had recovered my blog's cache from google and repieced it together for me with most of my template hacks in place. (who was that masked man!?) i'm gonna have to knit that guy a scarf or something. the moral of this story:
BACKUP YOUR TEMPLATE. stupid me did not know this is as easy as copy, cut & pasting your template code into a word file.
also, internet people sure are nice.