I have posted no great insights, no great posts. It's just been me, or someone pretending to me, I guess. I've tried very hard to stick to my original cold fears of not letting this blog become an angst-filled teenager of self-absorption. Well, I've tried...
I've really enjoyed this, so far. I've only thought about stopping it about every other day. 41,000 hits and over 450 posts. I don't deserve an award, but I do want to take an opportunity to just acknowledge the co-perpetrators of this mess:
Rob Smith, God rest his soul, who was just who he was. Irascible doesn't even come close. Still, my toenails are sporting a brazen red color, Rob!
Elisson, who kicked off my further association with the Blown-Eyed Blodgers. P.S. I used your website as a reference page for my ChaCha gig. Some question about poop...
Velociman, who unwittingly helped me name this dubious effort.
To Erica, a special thanks just because her gift of encouragement is a thing to marvel at and obey. Plus, she took a hard knock from me and handed it right back. I still think I could take her in a jello-wrasslin' match, however.
Glenn Reynolds, doing his part by encouraging lots of new blogger with an Instalanche. If you encourage us, we start thinking we're good, Glenn.
Speaking of Jell-O, the gellin' in Helen completed the indoctrination, replete with sheep, shocks, and slurred speech by the usual suspects. Which reminds me to thank Jimbo for the introduction to all things Three Olives, (my SIL thanks you, too, Jimbo!), Georgia, Holder, Michelle, Denny, Kelly, Eric (Mr. Button-Down), Leslie and others I can't remember because of the Chatham Artillery Punch. Oh! Guy and SweetThing, of course!
Since then I've enjoyed the blogs of so many new and funny folks and some of the most brilliant women Bou, Teresa, Suzette and Dogette, Kim the Frothmistress, and Pam. Heck, may as well just post my blogroll here: creative folks like Jean, Robin, Julie, Stacy, and the twisted genius of Bent Objects and the mighty Hammer.
And on and on. Just look in the Rack o' Slacks and you'll know why I've enjoyed the last 366 days here on the Intartubes.
Now to get busy with the guitar practice. Need to get into musical shape for the Blogtoberfest!
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