Thursday, July 20, 2006

It's a Bouncing Baby Blog!

Exactly one year ago today, I wrote my very first post on naivehelga. That's right - it's my bloggiversary! Thanks for reading.

In honor of my bloggiversary, I re-read all my old posts (all 405 of them, and really, I just scanned) and made a list of all the As and A+s I gave throughout the year. I originally planned on doing the A-s, too, but that made the list way too long. So, here's the list:

Oryana Natural Foods Market
Into the Woods
Human couples named Mike and Lisa
Post Secret
Project Runway*
My new bathroom
Gap Curvy Fit jeans
Clay Aiken
Dell Inspiron 6000
Newcomers Welcome Service
Orlando Bloom READ campaign
Friday Night Lights
Sarah M.
Nutty Bars
Erika Stephanie
Health clinic pamphlets
Desperate Housewives premiere
“friends week”
Shannon and Mark
Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper ad
Nuns at EMU
Creative panhandling
Petit red lentil soup (made by Natalie)
The Bottom of the World
Desperate Housewive DVD
Charlie’s professional attire
Dad’s birthday
Finishing my homework
The song “the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”
The pale sessions vol. 1 - everything matters
Mom and Dad’s 40th wedding anniversary
The Squid and the Whale
Gina McKee being able to walk
The Virginia Strong epiphyllum (and Mom’s birthday)
Big Ten Market
Real preemies (as opposed to animatronic ones)
Emma’s brush with Internet stardom
Getting my paper back
Trained animals
Undressed Year in reivew
Me finally learning how to put links in the body of my blog
New Year’s Eve in OKC
Brokeback Mountain
Hilary Swank’s lovely breasts
Girbaud jeans
Possibly adding a fabulous new blog
Pat’s birthday
George Bush’s cultural awareness
My facetiousness
Nathan’s Pickles
Caviar shampoo
Me, loving you
Felicity Huffman in Transamerica
Robin Szolkowy’s beautiful ass
Wombat in his sweater
Filliam H. Muffman
Zara’s Blockbuster adventure
Tim and Andrae at Red Lobster
Santino and Daniel having amazing collections
Overall Project Runway score
Peter playing for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
My mind in the gutter at eight years old
Jen and Running Fit
Tiny Slice of Life
Special boxes
41 weddings in 10 years
My sweet ass brother
Getting a raise
Quite possible the most unfortunate and most bizarre series of events to ever transpire
Thank You For Smoking
Anyone who thought I was going to be talking about Lindsay Lohan when I was really discussing my showering habits
Augusten Burroughs
The One with the Proposal
Sangria in the daytime
Babies in general
Brooke Shields having another baby even though it might make her crazy
The Battle of the Babies
Sara Ramirez
My bubba’s wedding
The bridemaids of pat and Natalie’s wedding
Pat and Natalie
Garden veggie cream cheese
Grey’s Anatomy
Grey’s Anatomy guest stars
Book Covers from the New York Times Book Review
Detroit Popcorn
Mark Harmon
Donating money to a really good cause
The Glass Castle
Kingsley nudists
Movie trailers
Manolo on Michael
Frozen pea treatment
Black and white wedding photography

* There were eight As and A+s for Project Runway, not including special references like Tim and Andrae at Red Lobster

One of these days, I'll make a list of all the Ds and Fs - that might be more fun.

Do you think I should give out fewer As this year?


christa said...

A's are good... the more the merrier!

mama kay said...

Whew .. Happy Bloggiversary! I am so glad you made it and I somehow managed to find it! :o)

equippedtofascinate said...

I'm still a little bitter that I got an A- during friends week.

casey said...

Congrats on one year. I wonder when my blogday is?

Dustin J. Harder said...

happy bloggiversary fo sho!

Dogex99 said...

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There are hundreds of dog breeds I wish to cover and I am only half way through, but I hope to turn my site in the best dog training resource on the Internet.

An excellent day to everyone reading this!

Michael R.
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