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Eat Some Cake!

Dear readers,

This month is our one-year blog anniversary! Even if you and I got in touch well after last fall, we can backdate it in our minds because I’m not sure that anyone cares. Eat some cake anyway! I choose a big piece of butter cake with chocolate frosting and lots of vanilla ice cream. What about you?

Unfortunately I’m gonna have to eat imaginary cake because I’m kind of on a diet, and I’ve already had my daily allotment of peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookie dough. I’m on a food plan that was customized for me, by me. It’s not really working all that well.

Our first blogiversary. Can you believe it?

A lot of things have happened over the past year:

  • My husband and I have had lots of good laughs over your funny comments and blogs.
  • Dried organic goji berries. Try ‘em.
  • I’ve taken a really awesome editing job at Movable Media (in spite of this blog, not because of it).
  • I finally painted my kitchen table. Sewing bedroom curtains?  Eh, that’s another story.
  • Bangs.
  • The Twitter. (Over 1,100 followers, and most speak English!)
  • I went from hating Brussels sprouts to roasting large quantities with sea salt every week. My children are least happy about this change.

Don’t be jealous of my thrilling activities and barely mediocre success over the past year. My kids still think I’m embarrassing.

Thank you for all your support and love through comments, Facebook likes, Twitter follows, and shoutouts in person. I’ve also met lots of cool bloggers online who I fully intend on latching onto like a toddler on the leg if we ever end up at a blogging conference together. I stalk a few additional bloggers because they make me laugh, and, although they do not know I exist or chose to ignore me, I’ll add ‘em to my shout out list anyway.

These friends and stalking victims include but are not limited to:

Robin at Hollow Tree Ventures (I wish we were related and she were forced to spend holidays with me.)
My aunt Jeanie, President of the TCB fan club (She IS forced to spend holidays with me.)
Nicole at Ninja Mom Blog
Jamie at Six Oak Street
The Possum Posse music and blog
Alistair at Scaryduck (He does not acknowledge my existence, but I stalk him.)
Roo at Nice Girl Notes
DJ at Thoughts from Paris
Kim at One Classy Motha
Paige at There’s More Where That Came From
Perry at Nouveau Old
Amanda at Parenting by Dummies
Jen at Jeneral Insanity
Leslie at The Bearded Iris (The ellipsis article changed my professional life.)
Susan at Divine Secrets of a Domestic Diva
Ramsay at Trinity Pest Management (Don’t ask.)
Jenny at TheBloggess (Thanks for the tear-producing laughs and for taking my money each month.)

What would you like to see this blog do over the next year? Step it up to moderate success instead of mediocre? Would you at least like the Brussels sprouts recipe?

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16 Comments
  1. Congratulations to you! One year is awesome! Any suggestions for a new blogger?

  2. Thanks for the shout out! Congrats on your blogiversary! I would chose a big thick slice of your Mom’s Frech Silk Pie to celebrate! Much better than cake.

  3. Thanks for my shout-out! (NOT!) I know I’m just your Mom who’s read every blog, laughed at most of them, critiqued you (even when you didn’t ask for it). But that’s ok, I’ll just have to eat double the cake to celebrate your success and drown my sorrows for not being recognized as your awesome Mom! Really, you are so creative, I’m very proud of you! Congrats!

    • Thanks and sorry I didn’t give you a shoutout. That would have gone down a dangerous path where I would have forgotten someone. Love you!

  4. Angela! Congratulations on one year! That’s fantastic. And yes–roast the brussel sprouts! My recipe is to bathe them in olive oil, and salt and pepper before roasting. I then roast them (at somewhere between 350 and 425, depending on how quickly I have to eat them before running out the door to get…somewhere…sower roast is better and easier to cook to tenderness) until the outer sprout leaves are browned and crisp–the browning thing lets me know they’re cooked and tender throughout. I think the roasting (and the gallon of olive oil I add) takes away that bitter taste and gives them a nice nutty flavor. But you’ve no doubt discovered that. What’s YOUR recipe?

    Congrats again! Keep the blog entries coming! Love ‘em!

    • Thanks! My recipe is about the same, only I skimp on the oil and try to burn the outer edges (I keep the tough leaves, too.) You know, come to think of it, I like most of my food to taste like charred beef jerky, even the sprouts. Wanna come to dinner? Haha

      • Lol! I would probably enjoy your charred anything!! Well done, baby, that’s what I always say!!! Or at least that’s what I said back when I ate more meat….. I use to insist that McDonald’s made my hamburger well done (before I realized their burgers are ALWAYS cooked to well-”done-ness”) and with NO condiments. The “fast food” special order usually took ten to fifteen minutes to complete, much to the chagrin of my father…or mother…or the whomever I was holding up because I special ordered…I think I’m the reason Burger King was invented. (Reference: “Special Orders Don’t Upset Us” Campaign). Anywhoo…Tonight was spaghetti squash night. Easiest way to make it: just put the whole squash–uncut–in the oven for an hour. After that, cutting it apart is easy, as then it doesn’t take a cleaver to cut it open like when it’s raw. The skin peels right off, too, and, with a little fluffing, faux spaghetti is ready to serve. But you’ve peeked my curiosity now, so next time I’ll then go ahead and return it to the oven to broil for 5 minutes, or until it turns from golden yellow to a crusty, leathery, charred brown substance. Squash jerky: I like the sound of that.

  5. Angela,

    Thank you for the plug and congratulations on your one year anniversary! As far as I am concerned you and I are tied for Funniest Blog on the Internet and the rest all get First Runners-up.

    I will probably try some of the Estee Lauder products too, on your say so.

    Perry

    • Sounds good! I don’t remember recommending Estee Lauder products, but sure. I bet they’d look good on you.

      • It seems to me when last I looked at your blog, Estee Lauder was one of the fine people we’re all supposed to support. They don’t seem to be there now, but I will get an insurance quote from State Farm Insurance ASAP.

        I bet I’ll look good in their insurance too.

  6. Aww… Thanks for the stalk-worthy shout out, lady! I’ve been REALLY behind on my stalking (and blog) so I got on tonight to check up on some of the awesome and FINALLY add a blogroll to my page. You were the first stop, so this was a nice surprise.
    If we ever end up at a conference together, we can totally latch onto each other’s legs and roll around that sucker like a retarded two-headed armadillo all day. I bet if we asked her really nice-like, we could get Robin @HTV to get in on the action too. I love her so many. Leslie @The Bearded Iris too. She would DEFINITELY be down for some silly shenanigans…

    And super-uber congratulations on the Bloggiversary! How exciting! I absolutely adore reading your blog. I’m not going to have any cake because I’ve been over-doing it on the cookies lately and my pants hate me enough as is. But, I will totally rock a glass of wine and toast you! Keep up the great work, darling. Here’s to many more! <3

    • “roll around that sucker like a retarded two-headed armadillo” Oh my gosh. Thanks for the visual! Hahaha
      Yes, I’ve been behind on blogging and commenting too. I was thinking that I should get a machine hooked up to my head to record thoughts so I could blog while I drive or shower. But since I don’t shower or leave my house that much, it probably wouldn’t be that effective. Huh. Big problems.

      • The fours of us would be big time trouble! A conference together – ah, something to live for. Ang, happiest of blogaversaries to you, honey! Thanks for the shout out – you know I love you (and your bangs). There isn’t any cake here, but I have three sleeping children and three buckets of unattended Halloween candy with my name on them – clink. (That was us toasting your blog with a couple Kit Kats). :)

  7. Congrats on one year! I’m really hoping to get to a blogging conference this year – it would be great to meet you!

    • Yes–is there a forum for all the blogger conferences out there? I’m thinking about BlogHer; what about you?

      • I’ve just googled blogging conferences, but yeah! I was thinking of going to BlogHer in July. I’ve never been to anything like that, but I think it would be an awesome experience.

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