Thanks, people...

... tomorrow marks my two years of blogging.... September 10th, 2003 began it all... my first post?.. lamenting the demise of the great Warren Zevon....

... incomprehensible... I never thought I'd still be doing this after two years... so far, it's been grand... hey, just check my sidebar... see that section called "Drinking Buddies"?... of all the benefits, trials, and tribulations of blogging, compiling that list has been the very best part... it has been a distinct pleasure to have met so many fine people via blogging... from Artillery punch to Redheaded Sluts and homemade apple brandy, we've drawn out the best in each other....

... from Chicagoland to Atlanta... DC to Savannah, I have traveled... soon I will add NYC and New Jersey to the list... I've even opened my home to some.. I've donated money when they were down... laughed when I read their stories.. shook my head in disbelief at their writing skill... and grieved at their losses... Hell, some of you I consider almost family...

... over these short two years, I have been amazed by your sincerity and wit.. your passion and friendship... your camaraderie and attitude... it is impossible for me to thank you all enough for the gifts you have given me....

... next week, I'm off to the Big Apple for a few days of vacation... while I'm away, six or seven guestbloggers will be keeping the lights on here... as for me, I'll be atop the Beekman Towers contemplating it all over a few highballs...

... but today I'm off for a drive through the mountains... it's a beautiful day here... cool and sunny... and life is good..

... amazing, though... tomorrow marks two years... two years of reading your blogs... two years of getting to know you... two years of shock and awe... in short, you people rock... thank you...

by Eric on September 09, 2005 | Bullshit (38) | TrackBack (14) | Psycho Rants
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Bullshit So Far

No. Thank you for the wonderful writing, the quick wit, and the friendship.

Congratulations.

Bullshitted by Jim -PRS on September 9, 2005 10:06 AM

Hey if you ever make it to Northern Wis, my door is always open!

Bullshitted by livey on September 9, 2005 10:15 AM

No, no. Thank YOU sugar!

Bullshitted by Maeve on September 9, 2005 10:36 AM

Happy Bloggy Birthday - I shall be raising a glass to you and Warren!

Werewolves of London Rock on...

Bullshitted by Misty on September 9, 2005 12:45 PM

Two years, eh? Why, that's 17,544 hours!

Don't think of 'em as wasted hours.

Think of 'em as hours spent in the fine pursuit of helping the rest of us waste our 17,544 hours.

Many more years of happy blogging to you, Eric!

Bullshitted by Elisson on September 9, 2005 12:52 PM

Congrats!

Thanks for the good times and the great scotch (fun, but not so great). I think I'll send you a sippy cup in honor of this milestone.

BTW, I think you should post more fiction here, too. Your civil war piece was great.

Bullshitted by Blackfive on September 9, 2005 01:46 PM

Bah! You & your sappy-ass reminiscing :-P

Still... two years... fairly impressive :-)

Bullshitted by Harvey on September 9, 2005 03:02 PM

congratulations to you....2 years old huh?

typical lessons for 2 year olds......

learning to share

using the potty

saying please

I hope you have mastered all three!!

Bullshitted by ArmyWifeToddlerMom on September 9, 2005 03:10 PM

Cheers! Keep it up..
Okay, still keep it up even though I got this when I tried to post this the first time... I know, I know...Geocities IS questionable, but that IS where my URL is...I guess I'll just remove it then...geesh...:

"Your comment submission failed for the following reasons:

Your comment could not be submitted due to questionable content: --name of my URL--

Please correct the error in the form below, then press Post to post your comment. "

Bullshitted by Lisa on September 9, 2005 03:18 PM

Happy blogiversary. :) Your corner of the blogosphere is one of my favorites...

Hope you and the missus have a great time taming the Big Apple!

Bullshitted by Richmond on September 9, 2005 03:40 PM

Happy Blogiversary! And if you ever make it back to Chicago, I'd love an opportunity to qualify for the Drinking Buddies list.

Bullshitted by Omnibus Driver on September 9, 2005 03:57 PM

Happy Birthday, you red-headed slut.

Bullshitted by Velociman on September 9, 2005 04:38 PM

Happy Birthday. Thank you for all that you do...

Bullshitted by Dana on September 9, 2005 04:53 PM

Happy Birthblogiversary!

Bullshitted by Chablis on September 9, 2005 04:58 PM

Happy Blogoversary, Eric! Thanks for the stories ... hope we're both still blogging two years from now :-)

Bullshitted by Barb on September 9, 2005 04:59 PM

Two Years! Far-freakin' out!

I'll try and get you some lawyers, guns & money on the way PDQ.

Bullshitted by El Capitan on September 9, 2005 05:18 PM

Great writing and wit! Congrats!

Bullshitted by Marcus on September 9, 2005 05:57 PM

a thousand congratulations and happy blogiversary!

Bullshitted by justrose on September 9, 2005 06:48 PM

Congratulations, Eric! And thanks for giving so much...Robert Service, superior tunes and so muich more. Oh yeah, and squirrel sex.

Bullshitted by zonker on September 9, 2005 07:11 PM

You ROCK, Eric!

Keep on keepin' on.

; )

Bullshitted by Christina on September 9, 2005 07:29 PM

Happy whatever and congratulations for something or another......

Bullshitted by Madfish Willie on September 9, 2005 07:49 PM

We are the lucky ones. I'll tell ya what Dude - you do add a special something to my day. A day is not good without a visit to your site.

Thank YOU!

Bullshitted by Tammi on September 9, 2005 08:29 PM

Congrats on your anniversary! Thought of you this morning when a Wild Turkey truck nearly ran me down crossing the street.

On the side of the truck it said "Tennessee's finest bourbon" and so I thought I should ask you if there's any truth to that statement.

BTW, you'll be staying a block or two away from the UN and my old high school. It's a nice area though very quiet at night (by city folk standards). We'll see how it matches up in noise level to where you live.

Bullshitted by michele on September 9, 2005 09:10 PM

A special something to Tammi's day?! Why she almost got fired for reading you at work since you're BANNED by her company! Heh heh heh! Must've been the squirrel sex.

Congrats, big Guy. It's a real pleasure. Truly, the pleasure is always all ours.

Bullshitted by Bou on September 9, 2005 09:21 PM

No, thank you my friend! Thanks for all the great writing and good times. May there be many more such!

Bullshitted by Laughing Wolf on September 9, 2005 09:53 PM

Congrats on two my friend. It has been great knowing and partying with you. You gotta come to Helen. V-man's making artillery punch.

Bullshitted by Denny on September 9, 2005 11:50 PM

Happy Blogday.

Even though I just figured out my blog is older than yours we both know who has the best blog.

I'll hoist a Blanton's for you.

Bullshitted by Ironnerd on September 10, 2005 12:08 AM

Hey, Eric --
I only discovered the wonderful world of blogs a year or so ago -- but your's is definitely on my top 10 favorites list -- love your writing. And you turned me on to Sidney Bechet for which I will be forever grateful! (Sidney is now in Iraq with my Marine pilot son-in-law) Happy 2nd Blogversary -- keep up the fine work! And that's no BS!!

Bullshitted by Marianne on September 10, 2005 02:02 AM

happy blogiversary!

Bullshitted by amelie on September 10, 2005 02:26 AM

Two down. Just damn! Time certainly does fly.

Bullshitted by Dax Montana on September 10, 2005 07:36 AM

Happy Blog Birthday!!!!

Bullshitted by Kelly on September 10, 2005 08:27 AM

I'm glad you've been around all this time and to me you'll always be my redheaded Rhett Butler~ big kisses babydoll!

Bullshitted by Sandy on September 10, 2005 08:39 AM

oh yeah, i'm with denny...find a way to helen..must enjoy your straight whiteness in first person..happy day eric!! you are the best..

Bullshitted by shoe on September 10, 2005 01:45 PM

Happy Blogiversary, Eric. :)

Bullshitted by pam on September 10, 2005 06:01 PM

Congrats! Ok, I'm just a couple of days late. GRIN! Glad you are around and posting.

Bullshitted by vw bug on September 11, 2005 12:36 PM

Sorry I missed it...but happy blog birthday!

Bullshitted by Sissy on September 11, 2005 02:02 PM

cugrats, sir. ye dun grate. i look ford to meetin ye!

take keer.

Bullshitted by buddy don on September 12, 2005 05:02 AM

Herzlichen Glückwunsch to the birthday boy ;)

Bullshitted by Ann on September 12, 2005 05:12 AM