Well friends and foes, I can’t help but look at the calendar and notice that it’s been just over a year since I wrote my first post. It’s been a year of excitement, of loss and of deep thought here at Bob’s Place. I have been applauded and heckled. I have laughed and cried as I sat writing for you my dedicated and slightly deranged followers.
84 entries in this last year and if memory serves I need to wish my Mom a very happy birthday again. “Hmmmm” Calendar says she’s turning 29 again this year. Oh well Happy Birthday Mom, Love You!!
Looking back at the year I would have to say that my motivation for blogging remains as strong as it was when I started this little adventure with everyone. I feel that I have grown as a writer, self-editing is the hardest part for me. Thanks Karen for kicking me in the ass and making me take a hard look at what I put down on the page. We may have parted company on the wrong foot but I sure to try to put a little extra care into what gets onto my pages.
As I alluded, I have had loss this year. The passing of my Father first and foremost comes to mind. It’s going to be hard as hell not to have you around this year Dad. I am going to miss you not sitting at the kitchen table doing your crosswords at Christmas. But there have been good times too. Meeting people and connecting through our love of writing and sharing gut busting laughter is a prime example.
I found out that there is a good possibility that I am actually a 50-year-old woman, and I got the chance to share a look some of the fine cuisine that is driving Winnipeggers crazy! I got to rant and rage with you. I left no stone unturned and opened the table to all sorts of topics. Race relations, health care, drug use, and environmental awareness to name but a few.
But it wasn’t all hard work, we got the chance to share a few laughs along the way too. I evaded the clutches of Wayne Newton when he started to fill my dreams with dread. We celebrated my 1000th hit and I can assure you that I am well on my way to FINALLY getting 1010 hits. Ya Hooo!
You got to see me jump out of a perfectly good airplane and NOT fall to my profanity laced death. Savoured the sweet overtime victory on the road to Olympic hockey gold! We explored the junk that passes for public art on Winnipeg streets and played a prank on lovers of soft cuddly animals everywhere.
We went toe to toe with the Catholic Church. Apparently Pope Benedict XVI is a huge Star Wars fan; but doesn’t care that much for James Cameron’s Avatar. Seems the environmental epic it hit a little too close to the mark for the Pontiff. All of that tree hugging and spiritual mumbo jumbo seemed to be stealing the Church’s spotlight.
So what does the new year hold in store for us? Well, only time will tell. All I know is that I feel the need for some Bulgarian music videos. Gotta love that trashy Eastern European beat!
If any one out there speaks Bulgarian, let me know what I am watching. Stay tuned for more hilarity! Same Bob time. Same Bob channel.
Well congrats on the almost year mark here. It’s always good to know you’ve been at something for awhile. You seem to enjoy it, so that’s good.
Where in the hell did you find that video by the way?
Thanks on the congratulations! It’s actually been just over a year that I have been plugging away on the keyboard. I really must bottle whatever it is you women keep using for your birthdays. Seems like my Mom has been 29 forever. Like I said, “Oh Well”.
As for the Bulgarian Music Video, well ya know sometimes the universe works in mysterious ways. I just put out my feelers …Feel Feel. Hope I don’t get slapped and the results show up here.
My mind works the same way I don’t bother questioning it anymore, be it Speedo’s on Goats, or craving a Bulgarian Strip Video. The results speak for themselves.
If sporadic, rambling, mechanically inept navel-gazing is what you consider putting a little “extra care” into your writing, then my “kick in the pants” was an utter failure and I deserve no thanks. I still curse the day our paths crossed.
Karen thanks for stopping by. If my boyish rants and school yard humour insult you so why do you keep reading?
The Internet is big enough that you could freely walk on by my little corner and never venture in. Just remember it was you and your followers that gave me the desire to start this journey.
I wish you a Merry Christmas just the same.
Those Bulgarians love a wind machine don’t they? I think I caught the words “sex” and “nausea”
Hey Myra! Glad to see that I still have a few fans around the world.
Some people just don’t seem to get my sense of humour.
It seems that the Bulgarians really do like the wind machine, I never really noticed that part when I watched it the first time.
Well I am glad that I have a nurse on staff here, what would you recommend for a case of “Sex Nausea”? Perhaps some of your yummy apple ginger cake would do the trick.
You’re such a bad nurse in all the right ways!! 🙂
Congratulations on your one year Birthday for your blog Bob!
I hope your next year is fantastic!
Now if I was gonna post a sexy video……mine would have sun and surf ’cause sex on the beach is where its at!
I sent you a link on Twitter!
See you at the beach Bob! 😀
Chris Issac is SO last century. Don’t you know it’s all bout the Euro-trash beats. Seriously!! LOL
I did check out your Chocolate page on facebook. Seriously fancy stuff going on there. If they taste half as good as they look the people out there are in for a serious treat. How do I get a taste out here in Winterpeg? Does Santa Fed Ex??
Here’s a little free publicity for you Red. Well as much as the half dozen people that comment on here can give you anyways. I think the grinch a few comments up still has a bone in her throat about the way we parted company. No candy for her!
Merry Ho Ho Ho
Check out Red’s Candy Shoppe!
Ha I know its out so last century………………. but there are times that song can bring a smile…..or inspire a story!
Though the *bone in the throat* kind of makes for a great visual! 😀
Thanks for the link! No need but its totally appreciated!
Well in this case think of the bone in question as lodged sideways.
It’s actually also the name of a crime novel by one of our favourite writers/travel show host.
We had a disagreement over my writing style, or as she would put it. My utter lack of one. I have never let being inexperienced at something stop me from pursuing an interest.
So I honestly have no idea why she pops in here at all. If she dosen’t like what I do or how I write. Oh well, she’s a crazy old cat lady. I guess if she wasn’t bugging me she’d be telling kids to get off her lawn.
Congrats on the one-year anniversary, Bob!
Always a great read – keep up the good work! I am glad we found each other (and I’ll think of a great name for our Secret Nerd Society – I swear!)
XOXO ~ Nikki
Like I said I have some good followers and some not so good followers.
It’s truly people like yourself that make writing and laughing worthwhile.
I am sure you have many of the same feelings about blogging that I do. Tucked away inside a soft and supple female form instead of this mass of gristle and wood chips that I call a body.
I will hold you to that title, keep up the good work on your end. Enjoy your single life as long as it lasts.