Tuesday, August 3, 2010

To discuss a blogaversary: Two years, and no need for Viagra yet

First of all, a confession. I am writing this in my underwear. I don't want to hide anything from you, so I thought I'd put it out there.

Maybe that's how comfortable I've become blogging since Aug. 1, 2008. That's when I started Wild ARS Chase, at the time having no idea how to blog but wanting some excuse to write down all the things that pop in my head. A snippet of that first entry, about a college-age guy trying to tell me how to pick up women:

"He’s telling me he can help me learn how to pick up women (oh, the advice I need... of course, he's what I like to call "in shape" and "handsome," which helps. I'm what I like to call "the wingman"). I’m thinking, dude, when I was your age, we were doing old school flirting. Instant message style. Emoticons. ;). Bam. That's a relationship right there. :o) ... can you resist that?"

Since then, I :
  • Had nearly a two-year relationship with Capricorn
  • Took my dog to the vet numerous times, with Bailey racking up ridiculous bills
  • Moved to a different part of town
  • Performed in two different musicals
  • Became an uncle
  • Wrote more than 425 blog posts (Here's last year's recap of my first year of blogging, which included some of my favorite posts, such as my Snuggie review and the big fake Cosmo magazine Ben and I put together)
  • Started a new relationship
I haven't given many details at all about that last facet, in part because it was really tough telling all of you about Capricorn and I breaking up, as if the two of you were breaking up, too. That's why it's weird to talk about your relationships on a blog.

But I'd still like to give you a few details: She's an elementary school teacher ... She is doing a musical with me ... She has a wonderful singing voice ... She and Bailey get along splendidly ... As for a nickname, I've settled on Belle. Why Belle? Well, she played that character in "Beauty and the Beast." Thankfully, she didn't play Gaston, because that would just be a weird blogging nickname. Or an awesome one. Hmmm...

In the meantime, let me offer you some of my favorite posts of the past year:
Who knows what will happen in this next year, but I do plan to write as much as I can (and that will increase once I wrap up Music Man, the second of back-to-back musicals I'm doing). What are my other plans this blogging year? Well, I'm going to make a foray into stand-up comedy at some point, just to say I did it. And I also am sure Bailey will need to go to the vet at some point. Oh, and I'll probably give my nephew the sex talk. Busy year.


Anonymous said...

Happy Blogaversary! Putting "aversary" after any word reminds me of Friends.

The Daring Domesticate said...

Congrats on the anniversary! I looked it up on the Interwebs and we should get you a gift made out of cotton to celebrate. Since you have a love of underware, we should send you that.

Also, when I read about your new lady friend.. all I saw at first was "She is an elementary school..." and then my brain quit reading for a second.

Eventually, my brain caught up and I hung up on CYS (Children and Youth Services) because I realized she was a teacher not a student.

Congrats on that, also!

FunnyGal KAT said...

More details about Belle, please! (And wait, if she's Belle, does that make you... the Beast?)

Congratulations on your anniversary!

Mindy said...

A new girl? You move quick, man.

Saw a job opening at your newspaper on JournalismJobs.com. FYI.

Andy said...

Alexis- Thank you for your commentaversary.
Domesticate- I'll take cotton panties. And thanks for assuming I'm a child predator.
KAT- I suppose I am the Beast in this scenario. E-mail me for more details.
Mindy- Not as quick as you think- it took me a while to post the news about Capricorn and I... but yes, it's relatively quick. Timing isn't something that can be controlled, I suppose... and please come work here. That would be glorious.

Heather said...

Wow -- two years?! Impressive. You've been consistently entertaining :)

I know the next year of posts will be equally hilarious and insightful. And I can't wait to hear more about Miss Belle. I'm glad she and Bailey get along... that's more important than some people realize.

lbluca77 said...

It is kinda weird to talk about relationships on a blog. That is why I really never go to the relationship place on my blog. I mean who wants to read about me being dumped. Not that that ever happens.

But I think my fave post of yours was the fake house hunters one. Seriously it was brilliant and hilarious.

Congrats on the 2 years.

P said...

Happy bloggaversary and yay on the new girl in your life - best wishes for the two of you! :) x

Amy xxoo said...

Happy 2nd Blogaversary to you - i remember when you were just a wee little bloggy whippersnapper, back when i started reading you in September of 2008. I feel like your older blog aunty or something...
Also Belle? Cute nickname! Now i can imagine her as a sweet, shy, pretty French brunette who likes to sing and has an eccentric inventor father, regardless of how close that is to reality.

L.C.T. said...

Happy Blogaversary and welcome to the character of Belle :)

Katie said...

Am I the only one still wondering about you writing in your undies? Seriously dude - if you're gonna throw that line out there - at least give a gal a visual...boxers, briefs, boxer briefs...and dude - it it's a thong - just lie - even if you have an amazing backside - a dude in a thong just wierds me out.


Happy Blogaversary!

Racquel Valencia said...

Congratulations! Your blog has been entertaining, insightful, witty and hilarious for the past two years, and I look forward to the next two. And the two after that. And the two after that. Et cetera. You get me. Keep writing.

Now if only STG and I could make it official and quit the on again/off again crap...

Jenners said...

Happy 2 Years!!!

Hope you keep it up (Viagra!!!) for more years to come!!

And I'm excited to learn more about Belle. I, for one, am glad that she isn't named Gaston.

Worleebird said...

stopping by from 20sb. Happy Blogavesary! It can be hard to put your life out there, but it's worth it. :)

Katie said...

Dude, I'm so pissed that you went and got "Un single" without me. JESUS. I thought there was at least one other single blogger out there who was as funny as I am (even if I'm the only judge of funniness).


Happy Relationship!

...and blogaversary.

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