Monday, August 02, 2010

missed by a mile(stone)

It slipped by unnoticed, in the crush of pan-prairie road trips, urban island tarp dancing, and Germanic houseguest hovering. But on July 25, this little blog, this bastion of boorish blathering, this inner sanctum of inane scribbling, turned five.

It's been very good to me, this little corner of the blogosphere, and it's been a passport to some incredible destinations. It's served as a calling card to all the fabulous people that I have met whilst floating about in the ether.

Sure, I get a little neglectful at times, and sure the rigours of the blog are sometimes passed by for the junk food mentality of Facebook or the musical lure of BLIP, but I will always be a blogger. Even if it gets to the point where it's only the spammers with their roofing and/or penile enhancement links who read and comment, I'll know I'll always feel that pull to let my scrambled thoughts pour out through my fingertips. It's what I do.

Besides, does Facebook have cool stuff like this? It's a translation of my blog into Persian that I found on my stat counter the other day. What a beautiful language.

To commemorate this fifth blogoversary, I'd like to hand out some presents. I managed to amass a considerable amount of new music at the recent Calgary Folk Festival, and, is my custom, I will be crafting a mix CD celebrating this year's artists.

Would you like one?

Just say the word, and I will put you on the mailing list. And if I don't have a mailing address for you, drop me a line at bbruederlin(at)shaw(dot)ca.

You know you wanna.

16 comments:

Allison said...

Happy (belated) Blogoversary!

Geez, if I would have know I would have sent you some virtual cupcakes or something. Hard to believe how quickly the time goes by.

I'm go glad I clicked over to this corner of cyberspace 4 years ago...what was that show we used to blog about? Hmm...can't recall. ;)

27thstreet said...

happy fifth!

Stephanie said...

Yay Happy 5th!!
And I would love a CD please!

Jas B said...

Happy 5th Blogoversary! :)
Barb, I will be back there in a few weeks, I will come collect the CD personally! :D

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Hells yeah! Five years of you, it's a dream come true. And I'll take a CD as well. I'm making one to send you but i have to make sure all the tunes are 'Zombie worthy.'

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Virtual cupcakes are nice and all, but personally I would kill for one of your for-real cupcakes right now, Al.
Oh yeah, that show... Well it may not have stood the test of time (at least not in our lives), but I am so glad that our friendship has! Who would have known that day, all those years ago, that we would have become such close friends? Thanks, forgettable tv show!

Thanks, Mr Anchovy! Those years just sped by.

I would love to send you one, Stephanie! I hope to send them out in about a week.

Oh that sounds great, Jas! We must get together for tea, and I will bring a welcome back CD.

Anything you make is definitely Zombie worthy, Dr M! We can do an exchange, to celebrate all these years of mutual admiration.

bloody awful poetry said...

Happy 5th blogbirthday! I have no recollection as to how I found you (or was it the other way round?) but am I glad I did.

Also, CD. Do want. Please.

And I haven't forgotten that I owe you one too.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I can't recall how we met either, BAP, I think Beckeye may have been involved. (Isn't she always?)
I'll be delighted to fling a CD your way, to your parents' address, I assume? And don't worry, I understand how studies can usurp such important tasks as making me mixes. I may just have to show up in person to collect.

Moxie said...

Happy anniversary! Seeing as I keep forgetting my own blog's anniversary I am impressed that you remembered and paid homage.

And I would love a mix CD! :-D

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I actually just sort of stumbled upon the fact, Moxie. A week after the fact, but that's close enough.
I would be delighted to put you on the mailing list. I don't think I have your address yet, though.

L said...

Happy blog birthday! (I strongly dislike the term "blogiversary" but that is just a personal feeling. I try not to judge. Can't you tell? :) )

Of course, I would love a CD but I feel so bad as I have not yet reciprocated your first gift. So maybe I should get to that first!

Lesley

Charlie said...

So now we know that zombies live dead for a minimum of 5 years. Happy 5th, Barbara Zombie, and I'll alert George Romero.

I've only been around here for two or maybe three years, but they've been a blast. Thanks, Barb, for being so fun and cool.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I don't even care for the word "blog", Lesley, it sounds so clumsy and awkward.
I will be delighted to put you on the mailing list! And don't worry about reciprocation. One needs to make mixes when the muse visits. It's supposed to be fun.

George Romero has been a big influence on me ever since I saw Night of the Living Dead, Charlie. He made being a zombie fun.
So glad to see you making your rounds again. Keep feeling better, my good man!

brookem said...

despite the fact that it might seem like im only posting for freebies!, im really not. (though i'd LOVE a mix cd, but again, not why i'm commenting!)
my little bloggy just turned FOUR, and i did a similar post. i know you and i read a mutual blog, justrun, so i thought i'd finally pop over here and say hello.
and happy birthday to your little toddler blog! 5 years! woo!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Happy birthday to your blog too, brookem! How nice of you to visit, I shall be returning the favour promptly. After all, any friend of Justrun's is a friend of mine.
And I would be delighted to add you to the CD mailout list. Just email me your mailing address and it's yours.

Johnny Yen said...

Yay! Happy Blogoversary! I continue to enjoy your posts immensely!