Tuesday, November 3, 2009

My Anniversary - Of Sorts

Wow!! November 4. Remember last November 4? Election Day? That is a day that, if I could, I would forget. However, I get a daily reminder...yes, that's the day the American public elected a man who had no experience running anything to run our country. How's that workin' out for ya, folks?

But...BUT...there is one saving grace from that day. The bloggers. You see, up to that point I had been reading blogs for a couple of years. Some fun stuff, but mostly conservative blogs. Eventually I started commenting on some of them. I had, in the past, read about this gathering these bloggers have called Drinking Right. It takes place on the second Tuesday of each month, except in November, 2008, the bloggers were having a special Election Night Drinking Right.

Now - disclaimer. I'm a very shy person (no comments from the peanut gallery please). Behind a keyboard, it's all good. In person, I'm horribly shy. HOWEVER, that was a very important election and I wanted to be with people of like mind, even if I hadn't met them. VERY out of the box for me. But I went.

That night I met Chad, Jimi, Egg, AB, Nick, Fred, Patrick, Peter, and many more. It's all been downhill since!! I kid. I'm proud to call these folks friends. Through them I met others, and next thing you know, I have a whole new network of friends! Soon after that date I started squatting on other blogs, and eventually - voila!! This place was born.

November 4, 2008 was, in my opinion, the day this country started going to hell in a handbasket. November 4, 2008 also, in my opinion, opened up a whole new world for me. Thanks for welcoming me into the fold guys!!!


  1. Making a positive out of a dark day, good for you.

    I have to say though, I could not agree more about your point here.

    Initially blogging was an outlet to express my feelings and beliefs on issues.

    Very quickly though it became about relationships. Through this medium I have developed deep personal friendships and built a network of associates across the country.

    I'm glad you gathered the courage to walk through the door of Papa's last year Chris.

    By the way, how did Chad get listed first? He must still be holding your laptop for ransom.

  2. LOL - No, I have the laptop back. I just talked to him the other day, so his name popped into my head first!! I should have added "in no particular order"

    And I couldn't be happier that I walked through that door. Thanks Fred!

  3. I can so relate to the behind the keyboard person & the in-person person being different. That is SO me!

    Way to put a good spin on that gloomy day!!

  4. *biting tongue*

    One year ago today....we were sitting in the Atlanta airport watching a large number of people who were suppose to be 'on the clock', standing in front a large screen TV watching CNN and cheering. sigh... Not one of the better b-day presents, that's for sure.

  5. hey Chris - shy doesn't count - if you are going to write about this stuff,just write.
    All the complainers, idiots , and trolls will show up in short order. Ignore them or shoot them down. Have fun with this :)

  6. Oh Charlie - don't you know that I will kick ass and take names?? Of course, when they're beyond reason, I just ignore. ;)

    @Kate - hope you're bleeding! LOL You shoulda been up here in the Tundra!

  7. Everything happens for a reason, someone once (okay, more than once) told me . . .