i just ruined half of my blog.
somehow by deleting pictures from my Picasa web albums, it erased those images from my blog entirely. How the two were directly related, I have no idea. I would never have thought they were tied together.
The images were saved on my computer, then burned to discs, and it automatically saved them all to Picasa Web. Now the images are no longer on my computer, and were in picasaweb and I deleted them and now are not viewable on my blog.
that's just great.