Is a really long time. That's how long I've been plugging away at this blogging thing. I've been telling myself all year that I just have to make it to five and then I'm off the hook. Oh how I've fantasized about shutting down the computer for good, but the reality is that I'll keep doing what I've been doing albeit with less compunction. I should probably switch up the template too after all this time. We'll see.
In five years there have been periods of drama and lulls of calm, much as I imagine you all have experienced in your lives. There have been funny stories and sad ones, jokes and deaths and various other notations that really fill the notion of web log. I'm glad I've done it, having a record of events is nice when you want a nostalgic trip down memory lane. Also, I can direct people to certain posts instead of having to rehash a story. Especially the Road to Montreal which details how I ended up in Canada in the first place.
A few statistics:
Post with the most traffic is the one about how to make french fries.
Post with the most comments is the one where Sara passed away.
Funniest post is a toss up between Love Is and The Ball, the latter of which I was regaling family members with in New York. Poor Serge.
If you've been around for the long haul, you probably remember the saga of Nude Dancer which gave oh so much blog fodder, but which cost me oh so many nights of sleep. So glad that water has passed under my bridge.
Funny too is how we change as we get older. Even in the last five years, many of the things on my 100 list are no longer true. For example, I LOVE alcohol now. Perhaps a bit too much lately, hic. I own a cell phone even though at the time I was certain that I'd never own one again. I think we only really know ourselves one moment at a time.
Thanks to everyone who stops by and reads my humble (or egotistical) writings. I love you all dear audience!