Sunday, February 28, 2010

Happy Blogiversary

While I released my first post earlier in February of 2009, I never circulated the URL until one year ago today, so this is the day I claim for my blogiversary.

From February until August, I blogged in relative obscurity.  That September, though, people began to find me based on comments I’d left on other blogs. 

To you reading me now and all who may find this in the future, I thank you.  Knowing that you are reading gives me all the motivation I need to continue writing.

So many of you have been so kind with your time and guidance, and you continue to provide daily examples of how good a blog can be.  I thank you for your time and friendship.

So as a token of my appreciation, I’m posting the coolest video I’ve seen in quite some time.  If you’re a fan of either boogie-woogie piano or dancing, you’re going to love this:

Admit it, that was totally “The Shit.”  (And if you didn’t bother to click “play”… Party Pooper!)  Special thanks to my Dad, for sending me the video!

Screeching Change of Subject Alert:
I stayed home sick on Friday, after spending all day Thursday coughing my brains out.  I bought some cough medicine on the way home.  I haven’t taken cough medicine, especially in liquid form, in over 30 years.  As a kid, you think it tastes pretty good.

As a grownup, it’s like you’re doing a shot.  I had this overwhelming urge to lick some salt and take a bite of lemon each time I took a dose.  Is it just me?

Anyway, the important thing is that it worked.  Will be back on the job on Monday.  But until then, it’s Gold Medal Hockey time!  USA!  USA!  (um, and Go Sid!)  I stick by my earlier wishes… a hat trick for Sidney Crosby, but a 4-3 victory for the US.


  1. Yes, that's the way it was done (not by me) and can you imagine there not being any obesity doing this. Thanks for the mention of who sent you this, Mom raised her ebrows at that but I told her just who you like best. Hope you get feeling better, I too will be rooting for the USA but hope Sid does well and Brooksie doesn't hit him too hard. Dad

  2. HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY! One year of spreading joy to the world. Thank you, Bluz.
    How about dat BoogieWoogie. The Berries, as we said in the '40's. The uniform included bobby socks, saddle shoes, plaid skirts that flared out and showed your underpants on a daring move, big sweaters. Guys wore guys' stuff, as usual. No one cared about their underpants.
    This brings happy memories of watching my Big Girl cousins take the floor and wishing I could do dat jitterbug.

  3. Thank you both for providing 90% of my traffic between February and September! And also for setting the table for all the stories I've gotten to tell. Everything starts with one's family.

  4. Well, happy blogiversary!

    And yeah, I can't do cough medicine anymore because to me, it IS doing a shot. Literally, I get drunk from them now. How cool is that?

  5. Very cool...

    "Are you drunk, here at work?"

    "No, I have a cough."


  7. Thank you, dear Cassie, for your comments and your wisdom.

  8. Happy Blogiversary! Outstanding interlude, as usual.

    PS. No hat trick, but the Gold for Sid. Now I know what the rest of the NHL feels like when they're watching the Kid. Glad he's on our side.

  9. PASTAFERIANS UNITE! Food for the gods is on display.

    HooRay for the Kid. We win either way.
    Happy March!

  10. Happy blogiversary! Hope you're feeling 100% better, even though I suspect the universe heard your plea for Sid to have a hat trick and decided to give you 1/3 of what you asked for.

  11. Happy Blogiversary, bluz! You were such a tremendous find for us. That video was totally cool. I loved the boogie woogie piano playing and the jitterbug. Rich is going to have to take me dancing real soon! So glad you are feeling better.

  12. IKNAB,
    That was quite a game, wasn’t it? I almost shit my pants when we tied it up. And if we had to lose like that in OT, I’m glad it was Sid that did it. He deserves it.

  13. Burgh Baby:
    This is a case where 1/3 is greater than the whole.

    And thank you, Burgh Baby. I’m thrilled to have gotten to know you and your family through your blog and comments. Burgh Baby is the blog I’ve been reading the longest, (right after That’s Church/Burgh Blog), and is a shining example of what can be done with a family blog.

  14. Cher:
    You were one of the first non-friends/family that came to the party here, Cher, and for that I’m forever grateful.

    Glad you liked the boogie-woogie.
    Given your post today, there must be something in the air. BTW, “Mary Ann” that commented there is my lil’ Mother.

  15. No, it's not just you.

    Happy blogoversary to one of the coolest blogs in the whole wide internets.

  16. Thank you, B Girl.

    And you know I'm enjoying your site too! Anyone that inspires material for me is all right in my book!

  17. Happy Blogiversary!

    And, I love the video! My grandpa used to play piano like that. Wonderful to listen to and watch.

    And, thanks for inspiring a quick interweb search for "hat trick." Yes, I admit I didn't know what it meant. So, you're educating me. Do you think that's a good thing?

  18. Thanks Cristy,
    Wow, it must have been fun to visit your grandpa. I could listen to that kind of stuff all day.

    Sorry I lost you with "hat trick"... sometimes I forget that not everyone is a puckhead. I applaud your inquisitiveness in looking it up. Maybe I should use more links...


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