Friday, March 21, 2008

The Best 365 Days I've Ever Spent With My Pants On!

If you'll allow me a bit of self-congratulatory blowhardy goodness, I'd like to wish myself a happy birthday.

Yes, it was exactly one year ago today that I took up a dare from a friend (Friend: "Dude...your emails are freakin' hilarious! You gotta write a blog! Me: Are you crazy? That's public man!") and first strung a series of quasi coherent sentences together, thereby announcing my presence to this here series of tubes. I had no idea how long I would keep it up, whether I'd want to, or if anyone would even read it. At the most, I thought it would be a cool way to scratch a literary itch that had been bugging me for a while until I got bored with it and that would be that.

But something funny happened on the way to short lived obscurity. I found myself having a blast. And the more I looked around the small corner of the interwebs devoted to our little game, the more I realized how good the writing was out there, and how passionate others were about producing it. I think I've enjoyed that revelation as much, if not more, than committing my own little scribbles to the electronic version of pen-to-paper. Thanks for that.

It has been a hell of a year. Along the way, I've made some friends, won some bets, needled our "enemies", taken things WAY too seriously, tried my best to entertain, been given the chance to express myself in a few other places and made more friends. I have to say, as hobbies go, blogging about a hockey team beats the living bejesus out of stamp collecting (er...not that there's anything wrong with that).

I've always told myself that the very second this starts to feel like a "job", I'm going to hang up my keyboard and vanish into the ether. But I'm not even close to that yet. So, to the 11,209 visitors to my little chucklehut in the past year, I'd like to offer a sincere and heartfelt THANK YOU! While I may have tried to do it without you, there is no way it would have been as much fun.


Sherry said...

Happy B-Day, SLC! Here's to many more.

It's been a blast having you in the blog-o-sphere. As somebody who likes to control her swearing, your posts are nothing short of cathartic for me. I would probably explode if you weren't around.

Brenda said...

Happy Birthday!! My husband and I have spent many hours howling over your posts (not to mention quoting them back and forth) ever since we discovered your blog. Thanks!!

Don said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday!
Keep it up!

oh, and...

Leafs Suck! (Just getting in the mood for tonight's game)

Jaredoflondon said...

Happy 1st Blogday, it is surprisingly nice to have an entertaining enemy blog to read (especially entertaining during their loosing skids).

Oh, and as if you didn't know, Sens suck!

Loser Domi said...

Happy Blogthday! (blog + birth = blogth) Even though I wasn't there from the beginning, it's amazing to see how the little guy grew and grew!

*throws confetti, blows party horn*

duff said...

Congrats 5

Senators Lost Cojones said...

Thanks all. Last night's result coupled with my raging post-dinner party hangover means I'm even more in need of your kind words than usual (even you Jared!)

@Brenda: You and your husband eh? Wow. Very flattering! I watch?

Anonymous said...

Nice job Keano!

Happy Blog Day

From the Johnny Onion and the Onion Johnnies

LeNoceur said...

Happy B-day. You're a daily read, and one of the best around.

HabsFan29 said...

I would wish you Happy Anniversary, but I can't speak for all the choked up I am.

Well done, sir! May all your cups be Lord Stanley's chalices, or something. But not at our expense.

PPP said...

AHHHH!!! I missed the party!

Congrats on making it this far and on being a welcome addition to my Google Reader.

Keep up the good work as I look forward to reading about your pain when the senators are eliminated in the first round.


Habsfan10 said...

I missed the big day (something about Jesus and a chocolate bearing rabbit meant a trip to the in-laws) but Happy 1st. If it wasn't for your team's tendancy to reduce our Habs to mush ... oh, I have no good way to end that sentence. Congrats.

HabsFan33 said...

"Hey Bjork, Happy Bjirthday".

-Norm MacDonald SNL, Weekend Update

You are simply the best there is SLC. To so many more posts, your Senators would hit behind Carey Price.