August 4, 2004

Where Are The Party Hats?


Did you realize that I started this site over a year ago? Can you believe it? A thousand posts, 10,000 comments, one trashed database and several hosting plan upgrades later, here I am!

Truth be told, I tried off and on for years to keep some sort of journal and failed miserably each time. I guess I liked the idea more than the practice. So imagine my surprise when I got the bright idea to start this here blog. And imagine my surprise a year later when I find I'm still at it and enjoying it more than ever. Wonder of wonders!

But I have a secret that I think should finally be revealed. As much as I say hey, yeah, even if no one was reading this thing I'd do it anyway, its really you guys that keep me going. Its not always clear to me why you feel the need to read what I write but please know that I appreciate it. I've had a fantastic year meeting new people, making new friends and learning some interesting things about the world and myself. I look forward to many many more.

Posted by Chris at August 4, 2004 11:04 AM

Happy (late) Anniversary! Just wanted to let you know I really enjoy reading your posts, and I'm glad you kept with the blogging thing.

Posted by: Oliquig at August 4, 2004 11:10 AM

Chris, my one year is coming up as well and I still love it. I am glad that I came across your little oasis of interesting stuff.

Posted by: goodsnake at August 4, 2004 11:12 AM

You mean I have a choice? I can actually stop reading your blog???

Yeah, right.

Posted by: Lee at August 4, 2004 11:17 AM

Sweet talker.

Posted by: Michelle at August 4, 2004 11:21 AM


Posted by: Lauren Brady at August 4, 2004 11:25 AM

Oh my, it's too early in the a.m. for me to get sentimental. Happy blogiversary!

Posted by: Martha at August 4, 2004 11:30 AM

Wow! Happy belated Anniversary! I agree that my blog is for primarily me to vent and reflect, but having readers to commiserate with and support you add something that a plain old paper diary could never hold a candle to. I'll be around, reading your blog for many days to come. Your blog is one of the first I began to read over 7 months ago. You even helped to inspire me to get off my butt and start my own blog.

Posted by: myllissa at August 4, 2004 11:31 AM

Happy Anniversary!! You're now one of us. Our plan has worked. MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! Now could you fix the bold please? Pretty PLEASE? It's driving me mad.

Posted by: Tjej at August 4, 2004 11:39 AM

So glad you are here! Love your pics, posts and humor.

Posted by: Sheryl at August 4, 2004 11:42 AM

It's because we're stalking you. Duh. The internet makes it so easy, especially when you write on it just for us :-)

Posted by: Dawnie at August 4, 2004 11:45 AM

I've been writing since 2001, and it really is having people out there reading that's gotten me to write more. I understand completely.

But why we read you? Because you're interesting and funny and enjoyable. Hooray for you!

Posted by: alektra at August 4, 2004 11:47 AM

No! You Ahhh!
I am totally down for a party today. Still can't update. Can't check email. Fighting back tears.
Enough about me, happy anniversary! Buy your blog some flowers and take us all out for dinner why dontcha!

Posted by: GranolaSpice at August 4, 2004 12:04 PM

No Chris, YOU rock! Happy Anniversary! We love reading you everyday! Keep it up!

Posted by: Sue at August 4, 2004 12:11 PM

damn, i need to start pimping my blog more.

go you :)

Posted by: laura at August 4, 2004 12:24 PM

happy anniversary, chris! i bet it's been one crazy ride...

Posted by: Judy at August 4, 2004 12:25 PM

Holy CRAP!!! 1,000 posts and 10,000 comments? Thats INSANE. I'm way over half a year and I'm not close to that. You are my hero!

Congrats Chris. You are one of the ones who helped me step into the blogging world, and I love seeing when you've updated on my blogroll. I hope you keep going for years, its been a fun ride.

Posted by: Zoot at August 4, 2004 12:32 PM

Happy Anniversary!!

Posted by: Empress at August 4, 2004 12:39 PM

Aww... well happy blog aniversary. :) glad you're around.

Posted by: Carla at August 4, 2004 12:46 PM

I just found your site recently, but I say, good show. I'll stay around to see if you can make it through a second year. Good Luck

Happy Blogversary.

Posted by: Mike at August 4, 2004 12:47 PM

Well happy bloggiversary.. It will be my 2nd soon.. :O)

Posted by: Cheeky girl at August 4, 2004 1:05 PM

Happy they make a Hallmark for that?

Posted by: debby at August 4, 2004 1:20 PM

Congratulations! Love the site.

Posted by: Fraulein N at August 4, 2004 1:22 PM

You know what would be so, so cool? If you redesigned your site to have all sorts of blinking animated gifs that announced your anniversary and maybe a trail of confetti to follow the cursor around.

Wait. No. That would be the most awful thing ever. My bad.

Happy Bloggiversary anyway though.

Posted by: Amalah at August 4, 2004 1:24 PM

Just #24 chiming in here. ;) Congratulations on your belated blogging anniversary. Come one now're completely terrific and that's why we come. :)

Posted by: groovebunny at August 4, 2004 1:36 PM

it's your anniversary...your anniversary...(I'm singing that awful R&B song, possibly Boyz II Men?) Happy birthday to your blog! Thanks for always been sweet and taking pictures of bathrooms. I just can't live without that!

Posted by: samantha at August 4, 2004 2:14 PM

Happy anniversary
Happy anniversary
Happy anniversary
Haaaappy anniversary

Posted by: Jeff A at August 4, 2004 2:14 PM

In the immortal words of Freddie Mercury.....


Hopefully for many years to come Chris! Happy Blogversary. Now, where should we hang the pinata???

Posted by: Scarlett Cyn at August 4, 2004 3:03 PM

Congrats! And thanks for a year's worth of entertainment =D

I forget my blog anniversary EVERY year. I haven't remembered it once since I started blogging. Most of my energy is taken up remembering my dogs' birthdays so we can have little parties for them.

Yes, I am a scary dog person.

Posted by: pie at August 4, 2004 3:17 PM

Happy Anniversar, congrats and all that crap!

Posted by: Kaffy at August 4, 2004 3:28 PM

We loveth the Cactus! Quirky stories, constant pictures, Monday's altogether addictive. :)

Posted by: Zandria at August 4, 2004 3:44 PM

Isn't it bizarre, how this whole blog thing has come to be this huge not-so-underground thing? It's so very cool!

Enjoy your Blogiversary!

Posted by: Kim at August 4, 2004 3:48 PM

Happy Blogiversary!

And Chris? You rock too ;))
I think that's why that comic dude called himself Chris Rock. He's a fan!

Posted by: Sweety at August 4, 2004 4:40 PM

Happy blogaversary.

Love your blogsite.


Posted by: cassie-b at August 4, 2004 4:50 PM

You newbie. :)

Happy blogiversary!

Posted by: Coleen at August 4, 2004 5:01 PM

you're just now realizing how much we rock? sheesh.

Posted by: tj at August 4, 2004 8:06 PM

Keep it coming!

Posted by: Mel at August 4, 2004 8:33 PM

Happy Blogiversary!

Posted by: Krush at August 4, 2004 8:34 PM

Happy Blogiversery!!!!

Posted by: Adi at August 4, 2004 8:43 PM

HAPPY BLOG-I-VERSERY! (there - I added my own spin onto it)

This blog is rockin', smokin', and kickin'.

Posted by: Maureen at August 4, 2004 8:57 PM

I have that rendition of the "Happy Anniversary" song from the Flintstones going through my head...."ooooooooooooh happy anniversary..happy anniversary...haaaaapppy anniversay.."

Blog on!

Posted by: Pratt at August 4, 2004 10:02 PM

Haha, I too tried to keep journals. Failed every time. Yet somehow, I can keep posting. Don't quite know why that is.

Happy blogiversary!

Posted by: jacinthe at August 5, 2004 12:29 AM

If there were only one blog I was allowed to read it would be yours. (ok, actually a toss between you and Where the Hell Was I?) You provide so much variety and entertainment. You are to blogs like Carol Burnette is to entertainment tv. And... to top it all off, you're nice too.

Posted by: wlfldy at August 5, 2004 8:19 AM

Here's a late happy anniversary to you!

Posted by: Jay at August 7, 2004 1:18 AM