One yearPosted: February 5, 2010
As of today, I’ve been at this blog thing for a year.
My first post was about the Omawari-son, his music, and us both realizing college is coming. It is a year closer now. Ouch.
When I started, I saw that a lot of bloggers noted the one year milestone in a post. I decided I was not going to do that. Obviously there has been a change of heart.
I figure this is a good opportunity to thank all of you who read this silliness. I enjoy all the comments and emails. Please keep those coming, it is interesting to get your thoughts on what pops up in my mind. I had no idea I’d enjoy doing this so much.
Here are a few things I’ve learned over the course of my year here.
- The post blending a biblical figure and an iconic cartoon cat is, by far, the most popular thing I’ve written. There is a metaphysical lesson there, but I don’t know what it is.
- I am disturbed by the number of people who find this blog while searching for nude pictures of Erin Esurance, Flo from Progressive and either their grandmother or me. Welcome to each of you. Please seek help.
- Some guy named Jerry Silver thinks I’m petty and a small person. I cry myself to sleep every night thinking about that.
There are also a few things that people have asked on email that I’ll go on and address here:
- What is Omawarisan? Omawarisan is a Japanese term for my occupation. While I make it a point at work and in my daily life to be very much unlike what you’d expect from someone in my occupation and though my job doesn’t define me, it just seemed like an easy name to use.
- The robot icon. What is that about? The robot’s name is Gigantor. Gigantor is a Japanese cartoon (again with the Japanese! Maybe I should convert) I used to watch when I was little…a long time ago. There is more to the choice of Gigantor, but I’m going to hold that for now.
- Where are you from, where did you go to school, yadda yadda? First, I don’t know if you can yadda yadda a question. I grew up in the Washington D.C. area; I will always consider that my home. I graduated from Oxon Hill High School and the University of Maryland
Anyhow, the blog goes on from here. I urge you all to hit the Blogs You Should Be Reading page and enjoy the work of the folks whose sites are there. I update it fairly regularly because I’m conscious that there are people and sites I forget and need to get up there.
Thanks again everyone,