Thursday, July 31, 2008

3rd Blogiversary!


It seems like it was only yesterday when this blog was created, with a 3-week old baby who had absolutely no concept of what 3am or sleeping meant, was in my arms.

Back then I wasn’t sure about what I was going to “blog” about. Maybe about art, or design, or post my sketches. Or maybe about monkeys with handguns, mustaches and top hats or something like that.
But whatever it was, it was going to be temporary because I had other things to do like write a novel, a movie script, illustrate 10 books, and learn to speak French & Japanese while taking flying lessons.

But then I got sidetracked…

I started writing about family life, my KFC obsession, strange men’s facials, parenting, Ohio, breast milk (*shivers*), among countless of other weird things I thought nobody (except my wife or that angry in-law in Ohio because I'd never heard of a "buck-eye" before) would ever read.
Now that my daughter is 3 I keep wondering how long I'll keep this up. Maybe it's when the wife doesn’t pay attention to my gift suggestions about Christmas and Father’s day gifts anymore? Maybe it's when I finally own an island in the South Pacific? Or maybe it could be when my daughter is old enough to Google and finds out I’ve been writing about her for years and cries at me to STOP because I’m embarrassing her in kindergarten …?

I just don’t know. Although the wife ignoring gift suggestions definitely justifies an end.

CTD Highlights
Favorite posts over this past year:
And some favorites over the last 3 years:
1st year links
2nd year links

The post that started it all...
Confessions of bunny killer

41 comments:

Whirlwind said...

Great recap. I'll have to read the last few later though (just some from the second year). I think I forgot my blog-i-versary again this year...

The Laundress said...

Happy Blogiversary...If you see some creepy stalker from NY reading every archived post to catch up..Yeah, that's me.

for a different kind of girl said...

Having just really discovered you (does it count as a discovery if the blog author kindly left a comment at the blog of the one claiming to now have made this wonderful discovery?), I have much to catch up on here. I'm sure after doing that, I'd encourage you to keep on going. My blog is nearly 2 years old, and I was going to write one post to appease someome harping on me to blog, then pull it down. Now it's just me prattling on.

Awesome Mom said...

I would still love to read a post about monkeys and handguns.

Congrats on making it three years!

Darren said...

Happy blogiversary! It's fun to keep writing even after the kids find out about the blog, by the way. I haven't been called an embarrassment yet, but that's probably only a couple of years off.

wayabetty said...

Tony, I'm so glad I found your blog. It was the post of your daughter's b-day w/Elvis impersonator that got me hooked! And to find out you are a fan of the Colonel, I feel a "blog buddy bond" with you. Ok, that's a bit corny. But I'm glad I found your blog. Keep on writing!

kittenpie said...

Happy blogiversary!
I didn't know what I was going to write about at first, either. Sometimes, I still don't know what I'm all about, since I tend to hop around. That's the beauty of it, though, isn't it? Brains are messy, blogs can be, too.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

Happy blogversary!

painted maypole said...

happy blogiversary!

womaninawindow said...

Three years. Wow. And to think that you didn't know what you would write about. You are one of a kind. Glad to come by.

Kate said...

Awesome re-cap. Love the best of CTD. Congrats on your blogaversary! And keep writin', 'cause me loves readin'.

nonlineargirl said...

What is it that Pooh says? Many happy returns of the day!

I mention Pooh because 3 year olds love pooh, and poo.

h+b said...

No-one else keeps me up with the Colonel like you do !

Happy 3rd Bloggi ( I believe the 'traditional' anniversary gift for this momentuous occasion is some Hot-n-Spicy )

Chicken, that is.

subsub said...

Happy Anniversary!

I just discovered your blog in the last several months, and really enjoy it! I've linked several people, including my KFC-owning buddy. :)

My fave post so far was the Mother's Day coloring page one, for sure. But I also particularly enjoyed seeing your birthday gifts...the Colonel in Tijuana...love it!

Lisa said...

Has it really been 3 years already!? Happy Blogiversary, Tony! Hope you celebrated with a bucket of chicken. :)

Nicole P said...

Happy Blogiversary!!

andi said...

Happy Blogiversary! Now, please get busy and start on the post about monkeys with handguns. I'm intrigued...

Whit said...

3 of the happiest years of my life.

Congrats, Tony!

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Happy Blogiversary to you!
Happy...

OK, I'll shut up now.

Happy Birthday, hon!

April said...

Happy Blogiversary! The first post I read was about taking your daughter to see the Doodlebops and how you thought she was going to rip her pull up off and throw it on stage. I laughed so hard I cried. I called everyone I know and read it out loud to them. Please don't give it up, you have a gift! Thanks for the laughs (and the tears - Damn that Daddy's Little Girl song!).

mama speak said...

Happy Blogiversary! Now go get some chicken, you deserve it!

Artist Unplugged said...

Just started reading your blog in the past year and it has been a finger lickin' good time! Head straight to KFC for a blogiversary bucket! I might just grab me some mashed taters and a couple of pieces and read some of those posts you mentioned.....

carrie said...

So happy you're still around to amuse us! Happy Blogaversary to YOU!

And no worries, just look at The Colonel, he keeps getting better year after year . . .

Amrita said...

congratulations Tony. I enjoy your blog

The Real Mother Hen said...

Congrats Tony.
Oh yes I still remember many of the posts vividly and your sense of humor.

I think your daughter will thank you for all the memories you have captured in writing. And not forgetting the lovely letters you write to her every year on her birthday. You really are an awesome dad, in addition to being the author of this awesome blog.

Now send some popcorn chicken over please :)

Mrs. Mogul said...

Happy Blogversery. I forgot mine!

Ben & Bennie said...

Happy BV, Tony! One of these days we're going to share a bucket of KFC chicken while illustrating a children's book about knife-fighting spider monkeys.

Rick Andreoli said...

I do loves the blog. Plus, I have to thank/blame you for making me start mine. Congrats on your anniversary!

DaddyO said...

Congratulations, blogging with a baby is lots of work! My blog started about the same way.

AirmanMom said...

<--- Guilty as well of not knowing of your existence, prior to your comment on another blog! Congrats on the blogiversary! It appears I have some reading up to do, and I can't wait! Enjoy a drumstick-then get back to blogging!

~AirmanMom returning to her blog...

Raging Dad said...

Wow, happy blogoversary. Inspiring! I just hit one month, so I am humbled... Looking forward to reading through your favorite posts.

Phil said...

I'm late to the party, and you probably are tired of receiving notes of congratulations, but... What the heck.

Congrats!!

Rock the Cradle said...

A very Happy blogoversary to you!

Here's to many more!

Sue said...

I'm just lucky enough to have stumbled across your blog on your anniversary. I love it! I've been reading and reading and reading!

Love your sense of humor, and look forward to reading lots more.

Mitch McDad said...

Happy Year 3. I often wonder about my kids reading about the stuff I've written. Maybe I just won't let them learn how to read.

HappyHourSue said...

I feel compelled to let my dad blogrollees know that there is boobage today. Thank you for your time.

the weirdgirl said...

Happy blog anniversary!

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

Big congrats!

WOW Gold said...

happy blog anniversary.

gourmet popcorn said...

happy blog anniversary.

Gray Matter said...

Found you from Fairly Odd Parent's comment section (usually I only care about what I write, but as an ex-ad gal I noticed your "handle.")

So what? Now I need to go through THREE YEARS of brilliant (and lovingly brief) posts.

Fine.