Happy, Happy, Happies to Me

A year ago to the day I cut out this slice of the internet and claimed it as my own.  I wasn’t sure then what I wanted it to be and I am still not sure where exactly I want it to go, however I am grateful for the ride.

Borne of heartbreak, this ride has been more fun than I could have imagined.  Along the way, there have been friends made both real and virtual (and I value you both in equal if different measures,) a contest about the worst date, a literary fantasy or two explored, and a smattering of regrettable moments as well.

I never thought that so many people would clickety-clack their way here on regular, sporadic, or the occasional basis.  I don’t want to appear to be a victim of vainglory, but I thank all of you readers too for making this ride so pleasant. However, I will ask you for an anniversary present nonetheless – I am asking all of you to comment.  Lurkers and regulars alike, I beseech you to leave a comment.


50 Responses to Happy, Happy, Happies to Me

  1. Hollywood says:

    Okay! I have lurked long enough. Refugee, I really enjoy your website and your writing, especially your Crash Davis rant. (oh my…)Keep up the good work.


  2. Woot! Congrats on a year! Here’s to number two!

  3. Christina says:

    I am a lurker too, happy one year of blogging. I’ve enjoyed the ride and look forward to more. Here is to another year!

  4. Fearless says:

    What are you doing New Year’s Eve?


  5. NoticedFromNorthwest says:

    Happy One Year!

  6. SingleGirl says:

    Happy, happy anniversary. Delighted to know your blog. Thrilled to know you.

  7. Sean in NOLA says:

    As a foodie in New Orleans I have enjoyed you food writing and much of your other writing as well. Thanks and Happy Anniversary

  8. I comment all the time so I have nothing much to say.
    Oh, except happy bloaversary.
    And I’m glad that you recently got laid, even if it did involve an injury.

  9. laloca says:

    i’d raise my glass to you, sir, if i were drinking these days. congratulations on a year well-blogged.

  10. freckles says:

    i will reluctantly take my creepy lurker mask off. because you asked so nicely! thanks for inspiring me to sit at a bar by myself and see what happens. i’m very much looking forward to more of your dc insights.

  11. congrats sugar…

  12. Julia :) says:

    I freely admit I am one of the lurkers and your posts definitely make my day more interesting… you are one of the first blogs I turn to when I’m supremely bored at work 🙂

  13. lilyandjane says:

    I do what I’m told…I very much enjoy your blog. Happy happy.

  14. Allison says:

    I’m a fairly new reader, but love the blog. Happy anniversary!

  15. J says:

    Excellent blog. I look forward to your future postings!

  16. bettyjoan says:

    Happy bloggiversary! 🙂

  17. BigSis says:

    I love reading your blog and hope to meet you for reals in the future.

  18. mia says:

    happy anniversary! Delighted to read your writing, so congrats!

  19. kathleen says:

    your stories are frequently amusing, and always well written. this is why i keep coming back. happy anniversary, and i hope the heartache is significantly duller.

  20. K says:

    I suppose you’d consider me a lurker because I never comment, but that sounds…creepy. No idea how I found your blog a few months back, was most likely linked from one of the many others I read, but thanks for your stories & keeping me entertained!
    Hope you’ll stop by our blog,

  21. Derek says:

    Have commented a few times. Am never let down by your brand of humor and rant. Hope that if I ever find myself in DC we can share a Manhattan and some stories. Keep up the good writing. Here’s to another year.


  22. Donna says:

    Gosh, I hate the word “lurker”. It does sound creepy.
    Voyeur, perhaps? No, that certainly doesn’t work either.
    Anyway, I enjoy your blog, congratulations on your anniversary, and keep up the great writing. Cheers!

  23. Julie says:

    Happy anniversary!

    You know how much I love your blog. I’m very, very grateful to have “met” you.

    Don’t ever stop writing.

  24. Kristin says:

    I am so glad that you carved this space for yourself in the worldwide web. It has been a pleasure. I look forward to more.

  25. ella says:

    happy bloggerversary darling.

  26. Gilahi says:

    One of the good things that has come of my occasional contribution to blogland is meeting some great folks. You sir, are a great folk, and I have enjoyed all of the time we’ve spent together. Congratulations on your anniversary.

  27. Dara says:

    Congrats on the anniversary, and know that even though I rarely have time to comment, I’m always reading.

  28. Oliveira says:

    *lurk lurk*
    *delurk* Oh hello!
    *lurk lurk*

  29. dan-E says:

    it’s always good to find a blog that’s erudite and engaging. especially one that’s been in the biz, as we like to say. congrats. whatever reason for starting your blog, us blog readers are grateful.

  30. Lazygal says:

    Thanks for an enjoyable year’s reading… don’t remember quite how I found this blog, but it’s always a good day when I see you’ve posted something new!

  31. charlotteharris says:

    Oh, just letting you know that I am still here reading! A hearty toast to your anniversary!

  32. Shannon says:

    Happy blogiversary! Here’s to many more.

  33. jamy says:

    The gang’s all here! Happy anniversary–keep up the good work.

  34. Karen says:

    De-lurking to say “hi”. I don’t think I’ve commented before though many times I think to but don’t.

    Anyway, happy anniversary! I’ve enjoyed your writing and look forward to another great year.

  35. LiLu says:

    Cheers, darling. I promise to get that special thing done for you as my present to your blog. Congratulamations!

  36. Kevin says:

    I’ll be hitting one year myself in 60 or so days. Congrats, I know how hard it is to keep up the good work.

  37. lacochran says:

    Official comment logged. Check!

    Congrats, RR!

  38. Nonnash says:

    Congratulations on your milestone. Your stories are the makings of a grand autobiography.

  39. I don’t generally comment on blog posts, but what a nice request! And since my own blog posts have been dwindling in recent weeks (uh, months?) I like to think that reading what other people have to say means I haven’t yet turned completely misanthropic. Thank you for the socialization!

  40. Nancy says:

    …and the other coast weighs in with a delurk…back to lurking after a hearty Congrats. *raises the glass of a fine full-bodied cabernet*

  41. Thank you to all of you who left a comment/present to mark the occasion.

    To the lurkers who decided to emerge from the shadows, extra thanks to you.

    To those who chose to remain in the shadows, no harm, no foul, no offense taken.

    To those whose blogs I discovered because you left a comment for the first time, I look forward to reading at your place sometime soon.

    To the regulars who are a constant source of support, encouragement, and valued feedback, thank you again for all that you are and all that you give me.

    To the handful of bloggers with whom I have had the privilege of associating faces and personalities to words, isn’t it time we had drinks again?

  42. Cyndy says:

    Looks like I’m late to the party. Here’s hoping this year was the first of many.

  43. Jules says:

    Congratulations! What an awesome occasion!!!

  44. Lyndsay says:

    I’d call this fashionably late, but it’s a comment none the less.

  45. redhead says:

    Happy blogiversary sweetie. *raises bourbon in toast*

  46. Congrats on the one year anniversary!

    Looking forward to reading another year of your thoughts and observations….

  47. girlofwords says:

    I’m so effin’ late …


  48. teriboberry says:

    Delurking to say thanks for the wonderful read. Please keep writing.

  49. f.B says:

    I’m very late to arrive, but I’m saying “congratulations” a week late anyway. Congratulations. Can’t wait for what’s to come.

  50. Behind in my reading but still here! And congrats – happy I found you, tiger.

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