Friday, February 27, 2009

Beaming For Birthdays

I can't believe it's been this long, but Beaming For Bunnies officially turns one year old today!

It's grown so much, I feel like it won't be much longer until it sprouts legs and waddles off into the sunset and have some new adventures that may or may not involve pie.

Here's a link to the first post of the blog. I looked so skinny back then.

Let's fire up the Wiki and see what other important things occurred on February 27th:

-Henry IV is crowned King of France. (1594)
-Washington, DC is placed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress. (1801)
-The Dominican Republic gains independence from Haiti. (1844)
-Germany's parliament building in Berlin, the Reichstag, is set on fire. (1933, is rewrapped in plastic 70 years later.)
-Lebanon declares Independence. (1945)
-The Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution, limiting Presidents to two terms, is ratified. (1951)
-People magazine is published for the first time. (1974)
-Beaming For Bunnies founded (2008)

For kicks, let's see who has a birthday today:

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet (1807-1882)
-John Steinbeck, American writer (1902-1968)
-Elizabeth Taylor (1932-Probably died 11 years ago)
-Ralph Nader (1934-Soon)
-Neil Shon from Journey (1954-1986 [career])
-Danny Antonucci, creator of Ed, Edd n Eddy (1957-)
-Chelsea Clinton (1980)

And on a grimmer note, let's see who died on this day:

-Louis Vuitton, whose name increases the price of a bag by $300 (1892)
-Ivan Pavlov, famous for Pavlov's Dog experiment & embedded into the minds of Psychology majors everywhere (1936)
-Spike Milligan, famous Irish comedian in the 60's & 70's, worked with some of the Monty Python guys (2002)
-Mr. Rogers! What!? No! You died before they discovered that liquid concentrated Kindness led to immortality! (2003)

Despite that gruesome discovery, I think that this year was pretty good for me...for blogging. My actual, non-Internet life? Pretty boring and not fun to live in. Here are some things that I have learned in the past year:

-People love to read about Animation Villains, White Castle, Muppets, and the Letter Q.

-People don't comment when I ask for them.

-People don't enter contests if they don't like the prize being given away.

-I just can't get the chutzpah up to do "Casual" blogging. I don't think that my life is all that interesting to blog about, but many potential entries have died horrible deaths because I never bothered to write down my thoughts. Thankfully, the Curling blog (previous entry) was one of those moments that were spared the mental cutting room floor.

-Blogging for 28 straight days is insane, I have no idea how other bloggers manage to do it.

-It's as easy to lose friends as it is to gain them.

-I've unwillingly made quite a few enemies this year. Say the wrong thing at a College talent show or a blog, and suddenly everyone's out for your blood. Also, never piss off Competitive Eaters. You never know if one of their blogs somehow comes across yours.

-Writing 10 word summaries for stuff for five days a week is harder than it sounds.

-TV Tropes is the best site ever, and as such, it will ruin your life.

-Wordpress is actually a better blogging site than Blogger, but Beaming For Bunnies will stay here until I can get a Wordpress theme to match this one. Also, I have too many blogs, links, pics, and videos on here that will disappear if I attempt to move this thing.

-I need to better prepare myself for things like speeches and presentations, but I just can't do it.

-Speaking of which, it's a possibility that I might actually have ADD.

-Something I learned today: How long does it take for 6 guys to change a flat tire on my car in the SJC parking lot? Half an hour.

-Having your 21st birthday on Easter is not fun.

-Exploring the Natural History Museum in NYC for 5 fossils that correspond to the 5 original Power Rangers' dinosaurs, however, makes for a great day.

-The Iron Sheik is awesome in person.

-Ice cream perfectly chases away the horrible taste of a Mind Eraser. Not only does the drink live up its promise, it also erases several of your taste buds.

-It took the tragic, untimely death of the father of one of my good friends for me to realize that all of this petty arguing, "drama" and fighting in life is totally meaningless. Most of it is one-sided and could pretty easily be solved with communication. Hating for hating sake is simply unnecessary, and life could blink out in an instant. Drama is just. not. worth it.

-I'm unable to start a conversation. At all. I just awkwardly wait around for people to stop talking, I feel like I'm interrupting them. I usually am, and I hate that.

-I have an obsessive personality, and a few relationships have been or have been at risk of being ruined because of it.

-Jon Stewart is really that tiny in person.

-The Onion is in print form!

-Everyone in Chinatown sells the same thing, and no one minds at all if you go back and forth to each shop. I'm convinced that every Chinatown Shopkeeper is the same person, in a Nurse Joy kind of way.

-The reason that I didn't make a Dennis Christmas Special was that I had no ideas for a "plot," and I kept thinking that it wouldn't be as good as the Thanksgiving one.

-Embezzlers are always the people you least expect.

-I keep thinking that people talk about me behind my back. If you have something to say to me...SAY IT.

-Any video player that isn't Youtube is a complete sack of crap. I love the NostalgiaCritic, but the time it takes for his videos to load is approximately three times longer than the actual video itself, even on a good computer.

-This vid:

is simultaneously the dumbest & greatest thing that I've ever seen.

I think I'll go find a cake and carve a Bunny shooting lasers out of its eyes into it to celebrate. Here's to another great year of blogging!


kb said...

Happy Birthday To BfB!

veggiemacabre said...

Happy number one of birth life! said...

Happy belated birthday to your blog!

I think you should move it over to Wordpress. Apparently, you can make the switch with minimal hassle. Besides, if you did, I would be able to keep track of my comments more easily. Check it out...

Dan said...

Happy belated Birthday!!

nostalgiajunkie said...

Hey, congrats on your first year!

I started my blog on Blogger but I didn't like the lack of control, so I decided to try out Wordpress and am SO glad that I did. I host all my pics and stuff on Photobucket so that if I ever decide to move again, my pics won't get broken.

DJ D said...

I ditto what Dan said.

Amy said...


The reason I rarely comment is b/c I am lazy and it takes too long on here. This is my fault, not yours.

The Onion is in print form! you saying that makes me feel sad and old. I used to have a huge box of them from 94-95 when I went to school in Madison.