Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Happy Scribbly 1st Blogiversary to Me!

Today is my 1st blogiversary.

But before my ego takes over this post, I want to thank my BBFF (Best Blogging Friend Forever), Quirkyloon, for superior I mean for giving me this Superior Scribbler Award:

She is such a cunning, cooked loon, sweet thing for honoring me with this award. It comes with a few rules, though, and I'll be a cooperative blogger and list them here:

Superior Scribbler Award:

*Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 however many ReformingGeek wants most-deserving Bloggy Friends.

*Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.

*Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to This Post, which explains The Award.

*Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we'll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor!

OK. That's done. Now who shall I pass this on to?

I'll pick on some of you newbies (to my blog):

The Inadvertent Farmer

Wizard of Otin
Mad Science (Jamie)

If you hate awards, then I humbly apologize but if you love them, enjoy!

Now, on to MY BLOGIVERSARY celebration post. That's right. One year of gibberish, country life sagas, and geek craziness from this barely baby-boomer. I hope I've managed to keep you awake during my posts and have made you giggle a few times.

Now isn't this a cool cake? It's perfect for a Star Wars fan like me. I hope it tastes good.

Anywhatsit, I have a few of my favorite posts on my sidebar if you're looking for something to read today and someone has stopped by to ask me some questions.

ReformingGeek, will you keep this blog going?
I hope so. At least for awhile. I'm still having fun.

What are your plans for the blog?

I wish I could say that I'm Dooce and I'm going to run ads and make megabucks.
Nope. That's not my style and I will never have that many readers! I'm sure I'll change my template again at some point. YeeHaw.

Will you be writing a book or publishing blog posts as a book?

Doubtful. I can't imagine anyone wanting to read my blog posts in book format and I don't have ideas for actually writing a novel. Hum...... How about "Crazy Geek Yoga Instructor and her Perspective Cat fight off Zombies only to be eaten by Coyotes". Wait. That might happen. Scary.

I just want to entertain. It's a hobby. It's fun.

OK, ReformingGeek. Thanks for answering the questions. Enjoy your blogiversary and save a piece of cake for me, 'K?

Thanks, but, um, fat chance on that cake.

Thanks to all of you for your hilarious comments, your support, and for you lurkers, feel free to pipe in every once in a while. Oh wait.
Did you say that there are no lurkers? Oh well. A girl can dream of being lurked blog stalked.


It's also time for geek vacation. Hubby and I are headed to the northeast tomorrow. That's right. The other coast, the "right-handed" coast, the one with the freezing water. We will make our way all the way up to Maine with a quick swim to Nova Scotia. Wait. Hubby just said he's taking the ferry. Hum....

I plan to eat enough seafood to continue my metamorphosis into a fish. We'll throw in a few hikes and some biking to burn off some calories pretend that we're fit and trim.
I'm sure I'll purchase more than my share of souvenirs and I'll save a few of the kitschy best ones for my blogging buddies. Stay tuned for blog giveaways!

Cat will stay home in the care of his nextest favorite humans. Wait. I think the caregivers are his favorites. Hubby and I are the also-rans.

If I get a chance, I'll read your posts and leave witty, or maybe silly, comments for you. I also hope to have some photos to post.

In the meantime, have a great holiday weekend!

Photo credit: R2D2 cake: princessrica on, Creative Commons license (see sidebar).


Mama-Face said...

Anytime someone mentions dooce in a post I die laughing. I'm gonna stay nice though. It's just cuz I'm jealous. My bad.

Happy Anniversary. Happy Vacation. It's a holiday weekend? Oh yeah, one less day to not force my child to go to school. That's a holiday fer sure. Hope you have a lovely time in that lovely place.

May the force be with you.

Meg said...

Congrats!! One year is a big accomplishment, and that cake rocks!

Anonymous said...

@Reffie Congrats GF! I didn't realize it's only been a year! Feels like we've been BBFFs forevah!

And that's a good thang!

I want a pic of when you start to develop gills. K?

Have fun and be safe, don't hit any icebergs. Think Titanic.

If I eat a piece of that cake will I get smarter? Cuz everybody knows I need more brainz! hee hee

Nooter said...

go getcha some rock lobster!
down, down

ReformingGeek said...

@mama-face - Thanks!

@Sassy! - Thanks and I'll save you a piece.

@Quirky - Um, icebergs? Uh oh. I'll keep a look out for brains.

@Nooter - Yummy, lobster!

Suzanne said...

Happy Blogiversary! WooHoo!
On your way to the eastcoast, wave when you pass Ohio.
Have a great vacation!

Anonymous said...

Here ya go...I'm your biggest stalker, ahem lurker fan, and I've enjoyed your blog for the whole year. Enjoy your trip to the cold coast and make sure hubby (Gawd I can't believe I typed that) takes a bunch of pictures. You do know we're stalking, ahem following, in your vacation footsteps, huh? :-)

Meadowlark said...

Congrats and have fun!!! :)

Unknown said...

happy blogversary! I suggest you take the ferry as well. As much as you would like to keep training.. I am sure that water is WAY too cold!

Have fun

ReformingGeek said...

@Sue - Thanks!

@Anon - Thanks and I'll be on the alert for you lurkers!

@Meadowlark - Thanks!

@dizzblnd - Thanks and I believe I will spring for the ferry!

Marissa said...

Happy Blogiversary! Are you going to acquire a Maine accent while you're up there?

The Old Silly said...

What a great post to commemorate a significant bloggy achievement! And the scribbler award thingy is perfect for you, too. :)

Hey what part of the northeast? I'm in Michigan but i'm sometimes in Jersey visiting with my son. Great country up & over there.

Marvin D Wilson

Funnyrunner said...

Happy Blogoversary and have a fabulous trip!

Deb said...

I notified the NH/Maine Border Patrol that you and hubby are coming through. They have already posted those electronic road signs at every entrance road to the state saying "Be on the lookout for a geek and her husband that talk funny."

Safe trip!

ReformingGeek said...

@Marissa - Thanks. I doubt anything can take away my Texas drawl.

@Marvin - Thanks. We are going to Maine via Boston. It should be pretty.

@Funnyrunner - Thanks.

@Deb - Uh oh. ;-)

Ed said...

Yumm...Can I have the brain part? Happy blogiversary too!

Hit 40 said...

Your not going to give away the fish that you catch???

Have a great trip!!

Unknown said...

Happy bloggiversary! Or whatever the hell-a you called it. And I am jealous of your east coast trip. Love it!

Mike said...

WoooHooo! I got an award!!! Thank you! Happy Bloggiversary!!!! I love the North East!!!

n said...

Happy Anniversary!!! You inspire me to greater and greater heights...or what have you!

Mike said...

Enjoy the scallops from the Bay of Fundy, and the night sky there in Nova Scotia is the best I've ever seen it. the water is a might cold, though.

And say hi to all the French people who didn't make the migration to Louisiana with the rest of the people who eventually became cajuns. Tell 'em Boudreaux and Thibodeaux said "Hi".

And congrats on your 1st. I can only hope I make it that long.

nonamedufus said...

Many happy returns RG and congrats on joining the scribblers.

ReformingGeek said...

@VE - Thanks but please step away from the cake. I need the brain part.

@Hit40 - They will be quite smelly by the time I get back here with them.

@Betty - Thanks!

@otin - Have fun hanging up your award!

@Julie - Thanks! You inspire me, too.

@Mike - Thanks and I'll keep an eye out for the folks that couldn't figure out how to get to Louisiana.

Just keep going. You can do it.

@nonamedufus - Thanks!

Bee said...

Happy Blogaversary!! :o)

Have a great vacation I'm so jealous! Say 'hi' to Deb while you're over there.

Anonymous said...

Happy blogiversary to you, and many more!! Thanks so much for the award! [blushes and slides foot back and forth]

ReformingGeek said...

@Bee - Thanks!

@Jamie - Thanks and your welcome.

Jean Knee said...

hAPPY blog anniversary to you.

if that were a double chocolate cheesecake you'd be in trouble

Skye said...

Congrats Reffie!

Oh yes, enjoy your vacay! I'm spending my long weekend working :(

ReformingGeek said...

@Jean - Thanks. Yum. Chocolate!

@Skye - Thanks. Sorry you have to work.

United Studies said...

You are the second person I've come across celebrating their first blogiversary. Congratulations! Here's to many more years of fun and silliness!

Maureen said...

Ooooh, I always wanted a Star Wars cake... never had one.

Congrats on your award AND Bloggiversary! Have a great trip!

ReformingGeek said...

@Jacki - Thanks. I guess summer 2008 was a good time to start a blog!

@Maureen - Thanks. That was my first one, too.

Ed said...

Last posted on Wednesday? Alright, the party is over! Get posting! ;)

Unknown said...

congrats on your award
congrats on one yr of blogging
that cake is uber cute
have fun on your my hubby would love the trip your going on
try not to turn into a fish cuz it's hard to type with fins

Unknown said...

Jeezus! I never thought I would get to the end to post my comment. Hell I forgot what I was going to say now. Oh yeah, congrats dear lady on yer year of blogging.
I know you swim like a fish but I think you better be careful trying to swim to Nova Scotia. That water is pretty damn cold!

ReformingGeek said...

@VE - You sure are demanding! ;-)

@georgie - Thanks!

Unknown said...

Congrats on your 1st Blogiversary! Keep 'em coming! Have fun on your vacation. How far are you to mermaid anyway? LOL

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

CONGRATS!!! How exciting!! Here's to another year of awesomeness!!

Chaotically Calm said...

Congrat on turning's very special in the world o' blog. Oh and have fun in the freezing waters of the northeast!

ReformingGeek said...

@Collete - Thanks. I'm about 1/2 fish by now!

@Mary - Thanks.

@Chaotic - Thanks and I'll try! Brrr.

The Constant Complainer said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your blogiversary. AWESOME. I really enjoy your daily updates and wish you much continued success.

kathcom said...

Happy Blogiversary and congrats on the award! (I love the cake!)

"1.00s, 1.50s, 1.75s for the short arms. If you know what I'm talking about, you're probably old, too."

"Boomer brain fog: What was the last, middle, and first part of what you just said to me?"