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Posted: 08.12.2002
You see I do what they can't do, I just do me

Which one, pick one, this one, classic
Red from blonde, yeah bitch I'm drastic
Why this, why that, lips stop askin'
Listen to me baby, relax and start passin'!

And if I had to give you up
It's only been a year
Now I got my foot through the door
And I ain't goin' nowhere
It took a while to get me in
And I'm gonna take my time
Don't fight that good shit in your ear
Now let me blow ya' mind...

Today (August 12, 2002) marks my one-year blogiversary! My life has seen a lot of changes in the last year. We had just moved into our first home after five years of marriage. When I started blogging my health wasn't so great -- I would guess that I was bedbound about 60% of the time and I was only able to get out and leave the house on rare occasions. Now I'm doing much better and make it out the do' for at least one outing a weekend, and sometimes during the week as well. Before blogging my portfolio from 1998-2001 included mostly friends and family member's sites. Since blogging, with the help of a lot of wonderful women I've been able to pump up my HTML skills, learn CSS, and give that 2002 portfolio a real workout.

When I started blogging a close group of friends and I had just survived an internet wedding group split that wasn't exactly a fun time for anyone. Since then we've remained quite close and three of seven of us are now first-time mommies. When I started blogging, I was powered by Blogger and I didn't even have comments. Movable Type is now the Oz-man behind the curtain of my Wizard (after a brief stint with Greymatter), and I live for all the latest bells and whistles. When I started blogging almost all of my online time was devoted to Wholly Matrimony! and Clueless Books. Now it seems I hardly ever have time to even touch those sites. When I started blogging I didn't even know Tech TV existed. Now I have one of the hosts wearing red shirts on air just for me.

And all of this doesn't even begin to cover all of the amazing friends we've both made since blogging. (Todd started a month after I did on September 14th.) Some we've met in person. Some we will meet in person soon. And still others we'd better meet in person in the near future somehow!

I never dreamed I'd have so many people reading here every day. I still don't know "how" or "why". I'm only thankful that you do, because even though I never in my wildest dreams imagined I'd be able to keep up with all this -- much less for full a year -- it's become a very important part of my life. And I'm very thankful to have found that secret writer/ranter buried deep inside of me in order to share her with you all every day.

[And I said no salt...NO SALT for the Margarita, but it had salt on it...  BIG GRAINS OF SALT!] So to the important things... Beer's in the fridge to the right. Chips and salsa are over to the left. I'll be firing up the blender momentarily for blogaritas, and the cake should be wheeled out soon. Hopefully if my wish comes true when I blow out the candles, Rivers Cuomo will pop out of it! Thanks for stopping by... -Robyn

Hey boy take a look at me...let me dirty up your mind...

Happy blog-b-day!

¤ ¤ credit: katie | 08.12.02 at 12:08 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I got so teary reading that! I'm one of the lucky people that have met you and Todd in person. That was one of the best weekends of my life... thanks for all you do and Happy Blogiversary! ;)

¤ ¤ credit: Christi | 08.12.02 at 12:08 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Since I knew you before... I just wanted to say I always knew you'd LOVE it once you started. I have really enjoyed reading all of your tantrums over the last year and have admired your many, many new designs. I've always thought you were very talented by you continue to amaze me. Congrats on the first year and I look forward to seeing what the second will hold for you.

¤ ¤ credit: Angela | 08.12.02 at 12:12 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Happy one year, and I wish you many more years of blogging happiness.

¤ ¤ credit: wKen | 08.12.02 at 12:20 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Happy blogaversary! Amazing how time flies, doesn't it? I started my first blog (on xanga.com) in November, went through blogger in February on angelfire, bought my first domain in March, and working on my second... It seems like yesterday. And although I've only been reading your site for about 2 and a half months, it seems like I've been reading your blog since I you started.

I can't wait to see what the second year holds for you on here. Congradulations.

¤ ¤ credit: Veshka | 08.12.02 at 12:23 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Blogaritas! Blogaritas! I know we're getting together in the middle of the afternoon, but do you think the 'ritas will be in order anyways? ;) Happy Blogiversary!

¤ ¤ credit: Christine | 08.12.02 at 12:29 AM | link--this ¤ ¤


Happy Birthday to ATPTB, and to my favorite Tantrum girl!

¤ ¤ credit: annessa | 08.12.02 at 12:33 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Happy Blog birthday girl!!! I am bummed I finally get to go to Gnomedex and you and hubby won't be there :( but we definitely will figure out a way to get us all in one place soon and then let them jello shots fly fly fly babe :)
Looking forward to another year of words that make me laugh, cry and shout along with ya but most of all the words that inspire me and touch my heart.
Much love girl!!!

¤ ¤ credit: gnome-girl | 08.12.02 at 12:52 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

happy blogiversary robyn! :-)

¤ ¤ credit: linh | 08.12.02 at 12:53 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Happy anniversary to you! Your site is one of those ones that I *have* to read every day. Keep up the wonderful blogging and here's to many anniversaries to come! Btw, I can't wait to meet you and Tod. :) Hurry up and get here, September!

¤ ¤ credit: Kymberlie R. McGuire | 08.12.02 at 12:56 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Happy Happy!

¤ ¤ credit: Amy | 08.12.02 at 12:59 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Happy Blogiversary!!! Blog On Baby!!

¤ ¤ credit: Camille | 08.12.02 at 01:02 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

This reminds me of that Friends ep where Monica wanted to go to Vegas to celebrate their "plane-aversary", "ani-Vegas-ary", "A-Nevadaversary". ;)

Anyway, congrats on this major milestone. I've enjoyed reading your blog, and I look forward to reading it for a long time to come.

Happy Blogiversary. :)

¤ ¤ credit: GeekGrrl | 08.12.02 at 01:15 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Happy Blogiversary!

¤ ¤ credit: Geri | 08.12.02 at 01:59 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

yeah. what they all said. about the happy stuff. and especially the 'ritas. cheers!

¤ ¤ credit: wendell | 08.12.02 at 02:51 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Your blog is proof things get better with age. Can't wait to see what you do as you approach your terrible two's. :) (Give me a minute and I'll find somewhere else to post it again! heh)

¤ ¤ credit: Cis (idiot girl who can't find the right post to comment on) | 08.12.02 at 03:16 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Cis, *giggle* -- sooooomebody has had one too many blogaritas! ;-) *hic*

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 08.12.02 at 03:25 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

(blogiritas mmmmmm...) Happy blogiversary Robyn, you've done some amazing stuff in only a year. Congratulations!

¤ ¤ credit: karen | 08.12.02 at 04:03 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Happy 'blogiversary, ma'am! Please don't stop anytime soon :)

¤ ¤ credit: sheri | 08.12.02 at 04:40 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Happy anniversary to my first read of every morning!

I've brought jello shots and whipped cream. I'll just make myself comfortable over here.

¤ ¤ credit: michele | 08.12.02 at 05:12 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Mmmmmmm...jello shots! Have I told you lately that I love you?

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 08.12.02 at 05:15 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

happy bloggy dayy!!!!

¤ ¤ credit: kat | 08.12.02 at 06:08 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

damn. and to think, I was in the shower (yes, the shower!) the other day, trying to remember what you were before you were at blogblogbaby -- weren't you something else? (I mean, you're ALWAYS something else, in a good way).

happy blogiversary! I still can't believe it's only been a year. damn.

¤ ¤ credit: erika | 08.12.02 at 06:15 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Happy Anniversary to my favorite blog. And believe me, I read a lot of them.

¤ ¤ credit: John Kenneth Fisher | 08.12.02 at 07:30 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Happy Anniversary!!! See? You just prove that blogging is good for your heatlth!

¤ ¤ credit: Statia | 08.12.02 at 07:37 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Happy Blogiversary!
Go Bucs.....
*has fingers crossed*

¤ ¤ credit: jen | 08.12.02 at 07:52 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Happy Blog-irthday Robyn...It's been fun knowing and having someone else in the Tampa Bay areato talk to about football...Hopefully this year will be better then that last cuz we have Chucky and everone else doesn't..

¤ ¤ credit: Heather | 08.12.02 at 08:06 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Happy Blogaversary! You're a bright light in my daily rounds.

¤ ¤ credit: Christine | 08.12.02 at 08:48 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I hope my site looks this good a year from now. Happy Blogday!

¤ ¤ credit: Anna | 08.12.02 at 09:11 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Happy BlogDay! And on my wife's birthday as well. Very cool!!!

Enjoy a blogarita for me and keep on keeping! And the idea of dominatrix web design = HELLAGOOD!!!

¤ ¤ credit: C.C. | 08.12.02 at 09:29 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Congrats girl! So much changes in a year, eh? :) Cheers and here's to another great year coming up!

¤ ¤ credit: ste | 08.12.02 at 09:35 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I love it here... hope you continue the rants and raves for at LEAST another year! :)

¤ ¤ credit: leandra | 08.12.02 at 09:58 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

happy anniversary! am so glad I've "met" you :)

¤ ¤ credit: felicia | 08.12.02 at 10:03 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

You were the first blog site I ever found. You made me want to start my own blog...so I did. I love reading your site everday! Happy Anniversary!

¤ ¤ credit: bird | 08.12.02 at 12:00 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

O happy day, with joyous glee! We will away and blogging be!

Sorry about that Gilbert and Sullivan attack, there. :) Congratulations on one year! And we will meet someday!! Too bad you're going to New Orleans with your Gnomedex money. :( You could have come to San Francisco this year! Of course, that doesn't rule out a Pirillo trip to Florida, too. MMMMmmm, blogaritas are my friends...

Thanks for an always-entertaining read... I'm never disappointed when I visit!

¤ ¤ credit: Gretchen | 08.12.02 at 12:31 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Congratulations! Here's to a great year, and to many more ahead.

¤ ¤ credit: Mike | 08.12.02 at 01:51 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Happy Blogiversary!!! Here is to many, many more!!

¤ ¤ credit: ginadapooh | 08.12.02 at 02:01 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Well Gretchen, I haven't blogged it yet as to not jinx it like the last time so I'll just sneak it here in the comments -- but I think Nawlins is off and OU football is on. My Gma's 70th birthday is the same day OU plays USF (located here in Tampa). It's a huge game b/c Lee Roy Selmon, former OU Sooner and Tampa Bay Buc, is the USF athletic director. It's a big "homecoming" game for him. So with some help from family, my aunt is flying in from DE as well, and our plane tickets have been booked. We hope to buy game tix here at the end of the month. And with a 2.5 hour layover in Houston, we also get to meet Christine and Kymberlie. So it sort of worked out. I just wish it would've worked out in Iowa! :-\

And Erika, Todd and I shared tobynopoly.com addresses before we each got our own domains -- your mind hasn't failed you! ;-)

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 08.12.02 at 02:04 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Happy blogiversary to you Rob! Sending you big hugs and lots of love! ~S

¤ ¤ credit: Susan | 08.12.02 at 03:38 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

happy blogiversary, sweetheart! I'm so darn happy that you've been around for a whole year!!! :)
Pour me one of those blogaritas, girls! Its a party! :)

¤ ¤ credit: kristine | 08.12.02 at 03:45 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

happy blogaversary to you! :) thanks for making me laugh, cry and think over the past year! you rule!

¤ ¤ credit: susannah | 08.12.02 at 04:33 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Happy Blogaversary! ok, so i'm a little late in the well wishes... hey, i just wanted the last word.

¤ ¤ credit: mikey | 08.12.02 at 05:05 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Happy Blogaversary! Thankyou Robyn, for sharing yourself with us, thanks for all the times you have made us smile, cry, laugh and provided us with ideas to chew on. Hoping for many more years! *smooches and hugs*

¤ ¤ credit: munin | 08.12.02 at 08:14 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Happy Blogaversary Robyn! I've enjoyed my visits here and I look forward to many more! Hugs!

¤ ¤ credit: Kathy | 08.12.02 at 09:25 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I'm late getting here to put in my wishes (you know why), but Happy Blogiversary, Robyn! It seems like it's been years since you started. Remember forever ago when I asked, "Have you all ever heard of 'Blogger'"? We've come a long way since then, huh? I'm so glad you're feeling better and better... and you're lookin' more fine every day ;) Cheers!

¤ ¤ credit: Ashley | 08.12.02 at 11:28 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

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