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Happy Birthday to my blog, Happy Birthday to my blog, Happy birthday….

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 29, 2010

Happy Birthday to my blog, Happy Birthday to my blog, Happy birthday….

My blog had a birthday, I dont think it was today, but a few days ago. Yeah, I been bitching, ranting and filing the cybertubes with negativity about China for one year now. Here are my observations:
1-I like to complain
2- I post a lot, as in probably ten per day
3-I have learned a ton while blogging here
4-it would appear that most people and I are on a similar track when it comes to thinking about china
5-did I mention the fact that I post a lot, like to complain and am opinionated?
6-china needs prayers
7-the world really really needs to wake up to the china reality
8-have you thought of reducing your china footprint? At least till they become responsible global citizens?
9- its good to get feedback, irrespective of whether its positive or negative…

Ok I have also learned the following:
blogging and the pseudo relationship that one engenders with their readers is kind of like a marriage, let me explain. In the beginning I bent over backwards to make sure my posts were pc(politically correct) poignant, maybe witty and sensitive. It was fun to write, get my thoughts out there, get some feedback, ie love, from you people.I was not as confident of your love and my sincerity with the relationship and my posts mirrored this insecurity.

Then we moved into the next stage, like passionate love….

Each day was better than the last and I posted like a fiend. My mind was filled with making you feel me and my posts mirrored this fact. I only looked for the best photos, I tried to explain myself and wanted you near. Then

Then we moved into the next stage, like engagement…

I felt more confident with your love, what you wanted and my posts showed this. I no longer tried to woo you with my words, but showed my heart and soul, I figured if you didnt like it then you can move along, find something thats a better fit, but gave you my all and made my commitment

Then we moved into the next stage, like marriage…

My posts now are not pc at all, they may be flighty,may be snarky, but its the real me, I am giving you insight into who I really am.

If you want a pictorial description of our love now,,,,,
So now, I ve picked up some weight, and you have too, but you still look great. Sure I dont rush home after work and call you as often as I used to, but I still love ya.
, I am now in the stage where I trundle through the house in my boxers, (people will think their swim trunks right?), I pass by the large window in the living room, remote in one hand, bag of cheetos in the other, glance at the neighbors, wave, then move back to my comfy chair, tugging on my junk and switching channels, while you yell, tell me to get dressed its almost 2 in the afternoon, i mumble something about it being my day off and ill do as i damn well please. But in the end i still love ya…..

I guess I’ll leave you with that visual till my ADD kicks in again and I post some more.

3 Responses to “Happy Birthday to my blog, Happy Birthday to my blog, Happy birthday….”

  1. Congrats!

  2. SherCM said


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