Thursday, August 20, 2009

To discuss that one-year blogaversary surprise

A year ago this month, I started hearing voicesWild ARS Chase, as noted in my special post on the event that has since been commemorated by Hallmark cards and a Lifetime Original Movie starring David Spade and Elizabeth Berkley.

I had promised all of you a special surprise. If you follow me on Twitter, you'll know the surprise has kind of been revealed. For those who don't like 140-character snippets about what someone's having for lunch or how they just slept with the pizza boy, here you go:

Ben, of No Ordinary Rollercoaster fame, has paired up with me for another co-blogging event. Some of you were clamoring for this...well, strongly suggested... well, said it wouldn't be the worst thing if Ben and I followed up on our first co-blog event last November, when we gave advice to guys.

How do you top such a thing?

With strippers and ice cream. But that's neither here nor there.

We created a fake Cosmo magazine.

Let that smolder for a second like a True Blood vampire in the sun*.

Starting Monday, you'll be treated to an entire week's worth of Cosmo-inspired articles, from some of the regulares features to a few of our own features, complete with artwork just like the magazine. It's almost like the real thing, except free and without the sense of shame. You'll never want another one of my silly reviews of Cosmo again. (I'll do them anyway because I'm a pushover.)

In this series, there are some photos that may cause people to disown us, there's lots of Cosmo-esque debauchery (just wait until you read Ben's cover story), and even a special guest writer.

Come back here or on Ben's blog Monday, and we'll direct you to the special short-term blog (a stog, as the kids say) we set up just for the occasion. I'll have daily reminders on here to remind you what's up that day, too.

*As long as it's not Bill or Eric... or the Count from Sesame Street, either.


Phil said...

That little co-blog in the past was what first brought me your site (or rather, to lurk in the internet shadows and comment periodically) so I'm obviously excited for this.

Doniree said...

Yeah, pretty much can't wait.

gracie-mel said...

better than the real thing!

Ben said...

1) I DELETED the tweet about the pizza boy. Stop bringing it up.

2) You told me I was getting paid for this.

3) I can't even wait. I dream inappropriate dreams about this.

Heather said...


Seriously. I'm like a little kid anticipating Christmas. Only, in this case, Christmas is a fake, shamelessly smutty magazine.

Erin said...

I'm really excited. Like a ridiculous amount of excited.

Kellie said...

Yes! Very excited! Next week will be a good week! :)

Soda and Candy said...


This is gonna be so awesome!!!

; )

w/v: ailize - the ill feelings brought on by consuming an entire bottle of Alize.

Andy said...

Phil- I hope this will up your lurkitude
Doniree- Well, you'll have to wait. Those are the rules.
Mel- I apologize in advance for embarrassing our family
Ben- 1) Did you delete the tweet about asking the pizza boy for extra sausage?
2) You're getting paid in gratitude.
3) My inappropriate dreams involve the pizza boy... instead, in mine, he just drops off the delicious pizza and leaves.
Heather- Better than baby Jesus.
Erin- I promise to meet one or two of your high expectations.
Kellie- This might actually be the best thing since sliced bread.
Soda- Stay away from the Alize.

Amy xxoo said...

Ace! The only Cosmo i've brought in the last 12 months is " Cosmopolitan Pregnancy ".... so this is gonna be sweet!

Herding Cats said...

Ha! That's awesome. Can't wait!

Jenners said...

OK...I'm excited. Really excited. Of course, you have the nerve to do this when I'm going on vacation and then have 1,000,000 things to do when I get back so don't delete your stog right away until I can read it!!!!! PLEASE!

Jill Pilgrim said...


siovhan said...

I'm really excited about this.
I bet it'll be better and less sketch than the real deal.

Anonymous said...

But...but...It's only Saturday. It's still days and days until Monday...Ok, two days. But still.

P said...

I'm so excited I think I just peed a little.

BeckEye said...

Oh, our little toddler is branching out. I'm so proud! *single tear*


My word ver is "arser." I'm not lying. I wouldn't lie about something so awesomely appropriate.

article marketing said...

I am in awe of your job list. I keep reading it over and over and over.

*~Dani~* said...

I just wanted to stop by and say


Thanks, that's all. Carry on.

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