Thursday, January 26, 2012

WOUNDED BIRD IS FIVE YEARS OLD...


...and a few days. My first post was on January 22, 2007. I meant to mark the anniversary, but the day slipped past me. Anyway, it's been a good run.

No. of posts: 5869
No. of visits: 858,629 (plus a few lost when my counter went down for a couple of days)

To everyone who visits, reads, and comments, thank you. To my stringers who send me links and material to post, another thank you. My life would be much the poorer without the friends I've made online, many of whom I've met in real life. I can say, in all truth, that those I've met face to face were as I expected, but for two. I thought Tobias Haller would be an introvert, and I expected Fr Jake to be an extrovert, and the two were just the opposite, which was a surprise. If I liked you online, I liked you when I met you. As George W said:
"There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again."
The old saying is in Louisiana now, too.

These here intertubes are a wonder, indeed. Hugs and kisses all around.

28 comments:

Jan said...

Happy Blog-Birthday!

IT said...

Happy Blogiversary!

MarkBrunson said...

mazel blog

PseudoPiskie said...

You are a treasure both online and in person! I feel very privileged to have met you. And of course to have shared a PBKJS experience. LOL. Congratulations.

Ann said...

Congratulations- so glad we had a meet up in Anaheim - hope it will be again soon.

Allie said...

Happy Anniversary! It's been a pleasure to meet you both online and IRL!

Fran said...

Happy Blog-versary! I started reading you in summer or fall 2007 and we got to meet, right around now in 2008. What a lovely dinner we had with Tobias and James that night, too.

And when I think of all those who I have "met" via your blog, both in person and online alone. Wow! Even if I am not a regular commenter these days, I am still a regular reader and the Wounded Bird is one of the best, because you are one of the best.

You are such a light in the world. God bless you always and thank you for being who you truly are. Is there any more generous sharing of one's gifts than that?

Love you Mimi!!

Paul (A.) said...

Felicitations, Mimi!

Speaking of meetups, you know there's something going on in Indianapolis this July . . . .

Or are you all traveled out?

Counterlight said...

Since I usually post Chinese revolutionary opera on my blog anniversaries, I'll just say "May your blog live ten thousand years!"

Thanks for everything.

KJ said...

Happy anniversary! I hope there's blog cake!

Tobias Stanislas Haller said...

bonne anniversaire!

Grandmère Mimi said...

Wheee! A party already!

Thanks for the kind words and good wishes. I've met many of you in the comment thread, some of you more than once, and I've had the pleasure of 'knowing' all of you for quite some time.

My travel budget is pretty well blown by 3 visits to the British Isles in three years, so I won't be taking big trips any time soon. I know about Indianapolis, but, chances are, I will not be there.

KJ, the blog cake will be arriving through the intertubes later in the day. I hope the cake will not be in crumbs due to a rough passage.

whiteycat said...

Mimi, you are the BEST! Love you and Wounded Bird! many blessings and wishes for many more years of quality blogging. Best from me and the Cats. My day would not be the same without you. You're a ray of sunshine no matter what else is happening.

Paul said...

A very blessed blogiversary, Mimi dear! You are one of the blessings in my life and Wounded Bird is the first blog I read each weekday morning. Cyberhugs and virtual champagne!

Russ Manley said...

Happy Birthday to Wounded Bird! And many more . . . .

KJ said...

Of course, I know that any cake made by you would not contain trans fats, but as this is a festal Wounded Bird day, I am allowed to eat sat fats, so bring on the butter!

Grandmère Mimi said...

whiteycat and Paul, how lovely! You make me blush.

Thanks, Russ.

By all means, gather a few friends and toast me with champagne. I'd supply the bubbly, but champagne bottles are too large to fit in the tubes.

Grandmère Mimi said...

KJ, of course, my cake will contain zero trans-fat, but I promise not to spare the butter. What the hell! Let's go wild and crazy.

liturgy said...

Congratulations! You enrich my life. You enrich my life. When are you next in Christchurch?

Grandmère Mimi said...

Bosco! What an honor to have a visit from such an august personage, one whose blog is read by the pope himself.

Thank you. When am I in Christchurch? Now THAT is an excellent question. My spouse is dying to visit Oz and NZ, but the travel time is daunting for folks of a certain age. Of course, if he decided to make the trip, I would accompany him. :-)

Marez said...

Happy Blogiversary. You are a treasure indeed. And you have more than one fan in Christchurch. So come on down and visit... anytime!

Chris said...

Congratulations! I love reading your 5-year-old blog. May there be many happy returns of the day!

JCF said...

Mazel Tov, Abuelissima!

{Thinks you should throw a party---invite us all for Mardi Gras ;-) }

Nij said...

Dear Mimi,
congrats on your cheerful, insightful, patient, fun loving blog that I read every day!
Thank you so much!
Nij

Grandmère Mimi said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you. You are all very kind. Without you, I couldn't continue.

Grandmère Mimi said...

JCF, what is abuelissima? Grandmother to the nth degree? ;-)

Prairie Soul said...

Simply love your blog! Thanks for sharing your unique, warm, and witty "Miminess" with all of us across the blogosphere. I'd interpret abuelissima as the very best grandmother. Indeed.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Prairie Soul, thank you. I love your interpretation of abuelissima, and I love your nom de blog, too.