Monday, February 2, 2009

To discuss a Super Wild Anniversary Part 1

I can't believe it! Who would've ever thought this would happen back in August! It's more than I could have ever asked for!

Yesterday marked my six-month blogaversary.

Oh, and my hometown Steelers won the Super Bowl, too.

Brief Super Bowl sidenote: Capricorn, a Ravens fan, was tuckered out by the fourth quarter, as she and Bailey felt asleep beside me. Meanwhile, I'm more tense than Michael Phelps awaiting drug test results. The Cardinals got a safety and the quick touchdown near the end of the game, causing me to leap from the couch, as Capricorn did the "What in the world is going on?" face. I spent the rest of the game bouncing nervously in front of the TV. I'm fairly sure my heart stopped beating for a moment, not unlike Stanley during last night's "The Office" episode. Also: Capricorn has officially requested the Jonas Brothers be the halftime show next year. I have officially requested it be anybody whose primary fanbase doesn't have grown children.... and who isn't named Jessica or Beyonce.

Back to this guy: I started Wild ARS Chase Aug. 1 with this random post. I got one comment, from a former classmate, so I don't know if that counts. Plus, she complimented me by saying: "Again, nothing better to do while at work."
I never would have thought I could pull off six months of this, let alone have so many commenters and regular readers who I'm not related to at all. I'll hit 200 total posts this week, and have had more than 14,000 visitors since I started, both totals that are as ridiculous to me as Jessica Alba's acting career.
So, thanks for all the support; I've already shared much of my appreciation through the Wild ARS Awards.

Later on, I'll have a list of highlights from the past six months. For now, here are some noteworthy compliments about this blog. You all have a weird way of showing appreciation. If this was a movie poster, you'd all get the captions at the bottom:
  • You're like the gay friend I wish I had, except your straight.(Heather, who won a Wild ARS Award for this)
  • Andy will pop culture the piss out of you. (JenBun, also an award winner)
  • He makes me literally laugh out loud on a daily basis. (She's Lump)
  • I'm totally going to stalk you. (kk)
  • If I was 20 years younger, I'd totally have a crush on him. (Diane)
  • (He's) basically me with a penis. I am addicted to this blog and feel like spreading the infection.(Finger Talks)
  • Andy is the Jim-from-The-Office of bloggers, and he makes Pams of us all. (Southern Belle)
  • He regularly blows my cover at work, when I start to laugh out loud (SamIAm)
  • He has an adorable dog (Kellielea)
  • (WAC gets an award) Because he has a dog named Bailey too. But it's a boy. Which is just weird. (Jossie Posie)
  • Damn you are good! I think you should quit your job and become a full-time comedy writer! You are that good! Of course, I'm not going to fund you for the first penniless years while you struggle and eventually break through but I support you in your decision to do so. (Jenners)
Thanks, everyone. You are all way too kind. And brutally honest... come back later today for some other festivities.


LBluca77 said...

200 posts in 6 months wow that is very impressive. I have not gotten to 200 yet and it has been over a year. Of course right now i have nothing interesting to write about either. Congrats to you!

Astharis said...

Congrats on six months! It's safe to say that you've made a lot of progress in that time! Your blog is definitely one of my favourites. :)

Sam_I_am said...

So 6 months makes this the longest lasting hobby? haha. jk. Good work!

FunnyGal KAT said...

Now that you've reached the six-month mark, I think it's officially time to say you've been blogging since 2008. Kind of like on a resume when, instead of listing your work history as Dec. 28, 2007-Jan. 2 2008, you just put 2007-2008.

200 posts in six months? Do you ever work?

Anonymous said...

Happpppppy 1/2 Blogoversay!

I've had my blog longer, and definitely nowhere near as many hits, so I secretly hate you, but yay for you and six months of blogging. =P

Andy said...

Lbluca- I'm the rabbit, you're the turtle. And slow and steady wins the race or something like that
Astharis- Thanks!
Sam- Um, just about. Now I'm working on bowling. Averaging about a 140 so far
KAT- Good idea... and Yes, I do work- I just write a blog post every day when I get home. For me, it's either do it almost every day, or never do it- I'd be terrible at doing it from time to time.
Motown- Um, I secretly love you. Fair enough?

Amy xxoo said...

Congrats on the blog-iversary there Andy!

Also, check out my blog for my official entry into your photo challenge....

Dr Zibbs said...

I bought you a cardboard anniversary crown that I'll be sending you.

Jossie Posie said...

Yay!! Happy 6 month blogoversary...Imagine the hoopla that will go down when you make one year. Seriously, I expect pure and utter craziness around here.

Heather said...

Congrats on six fantastic months. :) I'm SO glad you stuck with it. I need my weekly dose of bad reality TV and pop culture trivia. Thanks for the many, many laughs!!

Lump said...

only six months?? and wait - 200 posts in six months??! crap, dude. now that's a celebration!

Jess said...

Happy Anniversary!

KatieSaysSo said...

Happy Blogoversary!!!! =)

Kylie said...

Congrats on 6 months of a great blog! Here's to many more!

kisatrtle said...

Andy, I was screaming like an extra in a horror film for the entire last three minutes of the game, wavin' my terrible towel!

This, of course, didn't help me look "normal" around my husband's friends wives who don't really understand football.


Congrats on your six month anniversary.

Diane said...

I spoke too soon... I developed that crush, no matter how old you are ;)

Thomas said...

Too cool, well done on reaching the big 6, here's to a year!

~Sheila~ said...

Happy Anniversary DUDE!
6 mo. I am still trying to remember how I came across your blog...hmm.

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