Actually, Happy Birthday to my blog.
Yuppers, it's been a full 365 days and 205 posts. I remember way back when I started, reading a BlueGal post in which she offered advice to new bloggers. I can't find the post to link to it, but she suggested posting twice a day. Well obviously I haven't done that; I'm only 525 posts shy.
I can only find so many ways to call Dubya an evil bastard, or conservatism a failing philosophy. Beyond that, I hate repeating things that are already out there. Anyone who stops by here, is already going to be reading C&L, Firedoglake, Kos, etc. I never got accused of plagiarizing in school, and I don't intend to now.
I hope I don't forget anyone here, but I'd like to thank Blue Gal for giving me some advice early on, as well as linking to one of my posts and calling my writing brilliant. OK... so maybe she fudged on that one, but I'll take it. Firestarter has also helped out a time or two, and even posted a mini biography of me that made me sound a whole lot cooler than I am. The folks over at Crooks and Liars, who included me in their blog round up. It's damn cool to look on statcounter and see the hits spike from 6 to a couple hundred. Wish I could have been creative enough to keep some of those. Ann, from who coined the phrase that became my blog title.
Then there's Dale who has done lots along the way as far as keeping the puttering 'puter tuned and running, setting me up with Gmail and making other suggestions along the way. You need to stop in out new digs some time. I found a GREAT recipe I want to try for a pork loin, and another for beef brisket. We don't have the view we used to have but we do have the beer fridge in the garage.
But above and beyond all of those great peoples, there's someone I only know as "jketola" who used to send me emails through a Yahoo group called "Boilermaker Shop Talk." If it hadn't been for him, I would never have clicked on a link to JP's blog before it was Pottersville, and started down the path that led me here. So...
Thank you all. I hope I have not forgotten anyone. And I hope to be here and not in Guantanamo or a KBR detention center this time next year.