Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Brief Word From The Gang

Hey Guys!

Here's a brief update....Most of The Lateiner Gang has been ill in one way or the other the past few days.  From flu's, to fevers to Dave throwing out his back and not being able to walk!  Please forgive the fact that we have been MIA for the last few days.  As of tonight, we are going to be catching up on the site.  There is a bunch of things going on that we want to share.  First and foremost, there a a handful of reviews that need to be posted.  Don't be overwhelmed, but if all goes according to plan, we will have 3-5 new reviews posted tonight or tomorrow.  Again, we wanted to let you know what has been going on as a few of you have emailed us in concern as to where the heck we have been (we appreciate that so much and thank you for caring!) and we felt it would be a good idea to give a brief update and then go on with business as usual.

Also, we were working on updating the look of the site before our house became a temporary mini hospital and it is almost done!  We have agreed (we hope!) on a new design and are putting the finishing touches on it.  That reminds us, if you happen to click on the site and see some weird patterns or things out of place, bear with us for a few days as we are just finalizing our new look.  Even though we try to avoid it, sometimes the best way to see if something is a good fit is to see it run live.  Besides the new look, we are going to be adding a few new colums to the site as well as updating some of the old ones.  We are really excited about this and hope you will be too once it is done!
Support the First Amendment, Read a Banned Book
With that, we quickly want to show our support for "Banned Books Week" which runs Sept 26th, 2009 through Oct 3rd, 2009. If you click on the "read a BANNED book" graphic to the right, it will take you to a site that Random House has created called "The First Ammendment First Aid Kit."  Baically, the site is in support of "Banned Books Week", the national celebration of First Amendment Rights.  the site will give you links to the banned book list as well as other resources that you can read to educate yourselves on this whole mess. 

Thanks again for your concern, and we look forward to returning to you ASAP!

Dave, Mara, Lauryn, and Sami
The Lateiner Gang


  1. Aw, too bad you guys were sick. ~_~ I actually did wonder why you weren't posting the last few days. Nice that you're back up!

    Bet those reviews will be awesome tonight!

    Good luck on your blog's new look. I've been waiting and waiting to see what it will be, and I bet you won't disappoint. Wonder what extra columns will look like...

    As always, congrats on all the followers you're getting in such a short time! I continue to be astounded at the amount. ^_~

  2. It seems like there's some kind of bug going around. Hopefully y'all get better soon.

    Can't wait for the revealing of the new look!

  3. Glad all are on the mend. there is some kind of ick going around fer shure. Lady K has been illin' the last couple of days.

  4. HI Gang, I hope everyone is feeling better. I can't wait to see the site update. Love your censorship pic, that's great!

  5. Sorry to hear that you guys were sick, and glad you're feeling better now.

    As for the new look of the site -- I rather like this current look, but then I'm quite prejudiced towards green.

  6. Aww, glad you guys are feeling better. It's always the case that if one gets sick the rest of the family is bound to get sick too. Hopefully you've completely kicked the bug--but don't forget to take it easy for a bit longer.