It’s my anniversary! Today makes five years that I have been on xanga. I can hardly believe it’s been that long myself. Some years I have been more involved than others, but I have always found my way back. Xanga has been my sounding board, my shrink’s couch, my advice bank, my practice field, and so many more things. Over the years my blog has evolved, but the overall premise has stayed the same. It has been my place to voice all of the random thoughts going through my head that are begging to be discussed. Sometimes those thoughts will border on the absurd, sometimes they might be considered deep and philosophical (very rarely), and sometimes they may be of a more personal nature (even more rarely). In fact, here is a good snapshot of just how all over the place my blog is;
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If there has been a common thread in my writing throughout the years it’s that I’ve tried to be genuine in everything that I do. I have never changed what I am doing to try to be funnier, or to try and not seem irreverent, or to try to invoke emotion. I just put myself out there and allow you to interpret what you will. I am a comedian by nature, and I enjoy being one, but being a comedian does not define me or my writing. Even though it gives me great pleasure to make you laugh, it is that depth and versatility that I strive towards.
Before I end this special entry, their are three special people that I would like to acknowledge and thank. I am not sure I would give nearly as much of a crap about xanga if it were not for them:
Shirlann – Her and her husband ABD have become two of y very favorite people around here in the past year. She leaves the BEST and most thoughtful comments (sometimes of the essay variety) and she is never gone for too long. I have enjoyed learning about her family and sharing in some of her experiences. She has a wicked sense of humor, which I love about her, and she gives great and uncompromisingly honest advice. I am so glad I am in her circle.
MlleRobillard – My loquacious cousin from Louisianna. We have come to the conclusion that we must be related because there were so many similarities between us. She is one of the most compassionate, kind, and loving souls I’ve ever met, and one of the most genuinely interesting writers around. She is well read and intelligent (those two things are one and the same), goofy and full of wit, and strikingly moving on any given day. It is always my sincerest pleasure to hear from her.
Kalligenia – I feel as if I have known her for a real long time. We have been reading eachother since 2004 and every time I left xanga for a while, she would be here to welcome me back with excited and open arms. There were times over the years that she was my one and only consistent reader and I was more than happy to be blogging for no other reason than to be her “morning laugh.” She read on while I faced the possibility of going to Iraq, and I’ve shared in her journey as an aspiring author. Her continued encouragement is a big reason why I am celebrating five years today and I am very lucky to have her as a friend.
Well that’s it for this one. I’m going to end this now before this entry makes us all diabetic. Here’s to the next five years. (One last thing. I would like to thank Jaynebug for this.)