525,600 minutes. It’s my bloggiversary golden birthday!

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I woke up at 5:30 this morning. On 5/30. My 30th birthday. My golden birthday. And my bloggiversary. Almost 530,000 minutes of my life have happened in the lifetime of this blog. And that’s pretty darn awesome.

birthday dessert
Yes, Blog Friends, That is CHEESE in my dessert. Spring Fed Goat Cheese with Angel Food Cake and Pistachio Ice Cream. Holy Happiness Batman.

So, How Do You Measure a Year?

  • 266 published posts?
  • Stats in general?
  • Love?
  • Cups of coffee?
  • Days employed?
  • Friendships?
  • Laughs?
  • Nerd moments?
Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver
The sonic screwdriver Brian gave me as an early birthday present!

I could list the amazing things and people that have been a part of my life over the course of the last year since my first official blog post. To call it a journey seems silly, but that is exactly what I’ve had. A journey. Personally. Professionally. Emotionally. Physically. I have walked a thousand miles in my own shoes, and I have a year of blogging/reflecting to prove it. And I’m not done yet.

Because of YOU though, it’s been a very unique journey. One that only a blogger would understand. I’ve made friends around the world. I’ve shared personal stories. I’ve become a better writer because I read your writing. And you inspire me.

So today, I’m asking that when you comment on the blog, you share your own work. If you’re not a blogger or an artist, tell me something about yourself.

Mark Poulin Sloth necklace
A SLOTH necklace I received for my birthday! Our lovely friend Ava found this little guy on the interwebs from Mark Poulin, so I had to share his site with you.

Blog Friends, how do YOU measure a year?

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31 Responses

  1. You are reading a post from the self proclaimed King of Geeks. I have personally read more Cisco routing guides, manuals, handbooks, and workbooks than most of the writers of same! After not even looking at a router setup in over 2 years I can still (in my mind of course) detail a process for writing subnet permission lists. Not real exciting but real nerdy!

  2. Happy Birthday Chrissy! So glad I “met” you through my blog and also Katie and I can’t wait to meet you in a couple months. HUGS!

  3. So. I met you when we were both barely 18. Now we’re 30. It’s been quite a ride, my friend. I measure a year in… Chrissys. That could be considered a unit of measure, right? Happy Golden Birthday, Jelly Bean. (Your package went in the mail Tuesday, so… It will be fashionably late… To extend the celebration, of course.)

  4. Katie said that we should come make fun of you for being old since she can’t. So… “Ha!” There, that should suffice. (And we’ll just ignore the fact that I’ll be 30 myself in nine days.)

  5. As Joe Pesci would probably say “Happy Freakin’ Birthday” 😉 As a blogette you’re doing a stupendous job. Have you thought about attending the Blogher conference coming up in NYC or somewhere? You could meet Martha Stewart and (gasp!) Katie Couric.

      1. Maybe you’ll get lucky and meet Martha Stewart. I wonder what she cooked up for her fellow inmates in West Virginia. Hush puppies 😉

  6. Awww congratulations, happy birthday and I measure a year in pounds gained, friends gained (and lost) and experiences learned from. I adore you and cheers to this being your best year yet! xx

  7. I think this qualifies me as a geek. For my 40th birthday, I asked my husband for (and received) the Aerosmith version of Guitar Hero … special edition guitar controller included. Before the Guitar Hero franchise “retired”, we managed to go through 6 guitars. When we rock, we rock hard. BTW, Happy Belated Birthday!

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