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happy birthday to this blog

Tate had his third birthday party about a month ago and he’s having a real hard time letting go. He keeps asking if we can go to his birthday party again, and greets random people by crinkling his brow and saying, “you wuz at my birthday party, riiiight?” I thought he was finally forgetting about birthdays until we brought Omar, his classroom pet, home for the weekend. When Omar was settled, Tate plucked two votives from their holders, set them down in front of the terrified guinea pig, and crooned “happy birthday.” Not to Omar. To himself.


Well I’m not much for birthdays, given that I just continue to get older and increasingly have to buy my own presents if I want anything good. But yesterday was the one year anniversary of yoonanimous. And as loathe as I am to celebrate aging of any kind, I permitted myself to feel a moment of happiness at the thought that I’ve been blogging for a year.

Blogging sure looks easy, doesn’t it? It can be easy, and fun. But sometimes, when you’re tired and cranky and premenstrual, blogging can feel an awful lot like a job. My goal is to post twice a week, but sometimes, nothing happens that’s worth writing about. And then, there’s Tom. I’d write about him every single time, because the material is SO GOOD. I mean, you have no idea how ridiculous my husband is in real life. There’s a post about his grooming habits that I’ve been tempted to publish at least ten times in spite of his threats to divorce me. I’ve argued that he’s infringing on my First Amendment rights. He says I should go ahead and sue because he likes his odds. Anyway, when Tom starts talking about “boundaries,” my marriage vows require that I at least pretend like I’m listening.

This post is a celebration, yo. I celebrate this blog, because I now have a journal of sorts, a record of many of the highs and lows that I experienced with my dudes at this particular moment in our lives. Stuff I wouldn’t have written down without the excuse of this blog. And I celebrate you—for reading, for writing really good comments, and for supporting this little non-profit operation I’ve got going.


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  1. Your blog is always something I make time to enjoy—your writing is hilarious, & your family seems like a riot. Also, your sense of style is fantastic! Not at all like my own, but you’ve made me feel brave & consider things I would not normally touch with a ten-foot-pole. I am going to see Skyfall in IMAX today, & there’s a Levi’s outlet right down the road. I have never been able to wear Levi’s, but after your last post about cropped jeans & the curve finder, I’m giving it a shot. Happy birthday!

    November 10, 2012
    • yay levis!! how did it go? and how was the movie?? i am dying to see it

      November 11, 2012
      • They measured me and said I was a demi curbe, which didn’t fit, so I went up to a bold curve, which didn’t gap at the waist but wasn’t in my correct size. American Eagle, I will be there at your Black Friday sale to buy jeans that fit my hips and butt.
        You must see Skyfall. I paid the extra for an IMAX ticket and it was worth every penny. Javier Bardem is insane, hilarious and incredibly, inexplicably hypnotic. And of course, DANIEL CRAIG. In impeccably tailored suits, my favorite masculine fashion statement!

        November 13, 2012
  2. Happy Birthday to yoonanimous! I recently hit my one year in blogging as well. I agree that it’s so great to have a place to journal your life when you probably wouldn’t have taken the time otherwise. Love reading your posts. Can’t wait to see what your next year has in store!

    November 9, 2012
    • thanks leesa. happy birthday to your blog as well!

      November 11, 2012
  3. A year – that is something to celebrate for everybody – blogger and reader alike. I have to point to Joan from Debt of Gratitude for sending me this direction originally. I laughed, I nodded, and I keep coming back. Here’s to turning Two!

    November 9, 2012
    • ah, your comments are often some of my favorites. thank you for reading and sharing

      November 11, 2012
  4. mettemia #

    Hei. Happy birthday to your blog. It`s a funny site, and It remind me off my blog. Writing about every day life. Well done…………….. Ps. I also have a funny man, and I love writing about him 🙂 Have a nice weekend…………………..mettemia

    November 9, 2012
  5. Andrea #

    Happy Anniversary!
    I always enjoy reading your posts.
    By the way, i ve planned to bake your banana cake this weekend again- now its kind of birthday cake 😉

    November 9, 2012
    • hot damn i love that cake!!! i think i have some rotting bananas at home to make one today! thanks for the reminder. cheers

      November 9, 2012
  6. keep em coming Yoona

    November 9, 2012
  7. Congratulations. I started reading your blogs only recently and already feel a certain affinity, blogging about parenthood, my personal interests and just putting in words all the jibbering thoughts on mind. Oh yeah, the affinity may also stem from me being Korean and all! Happy anniversary.

    November 8, 2012
    • thanks! your blog inspired me to ditch Zumba for running today

      November 9, 2012
  8. Such a great post, congratulations! I’m coming up on a year as well. Isn’t the blogging world great?

    November 8, 2012
  9. Yo!!! Indeed this is a celebration!! I really enjoy the posts that I’ve read thus far and I am thankful to be around for the one year anniversary! It is very true, blogging definatly isn’t as easy as I thought it would be! You stuck it in there and now “Check you out!” A years worth of blogging swag!! As a fellow blogger, I have to say I am very proud of your accomplishments here and also, this post is very inspirational, as I am looking forward to my post that will celebrate a year of me blogging!!! I can’t wait to see what’s to come. Your blogging swag is very familiar. I often feel like I am reading an email from someone I personally know!!! Cheers!

    November 8, 2012
    • hola. blogging makes the world feel less vast, for certain. congrats on your blog!

      November 9, 2012
  10. happy birthday, yoonanimous! i’m know how hard blogging is. i am good at it from january through june and then it totally goes to hell. so, i’m legitimately impressed with your ability to not only post regularly, but to keep me laughing. thanks for keeping it real.

    November 8, 2012

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