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Happy Blogiversary to Me!

January 13, 2011

Tomorrow* The Engagement Project turns one.

What a difference a year makes. When I wrote my inaugural post, I envisioned a blog about self betterment through healthy eating, exercise and self discovery.

Then I realized that was incredibly obnoxious.

I don’t know that the Eff I’m doing. I’m just stumbling around over here. So instead of lecturing you on how to improve, I just figured I’d invite you to stumble along.

A few of you have been with me for most of this first year, watching me fumble through a doomed relationship, spoil a bunch of first dates, obsess about the unattainable Super Ex and suddenly run smack dab into Mister Me, who has turned my usual approach to love and relationships [sardonic mocking coupled with emotional detachment] on its head.

Others of you found me when I aired one of my more spectacular drunken episodes and ended up on Freshly Pressed. You were probably fairly nervous about my alcohol dependency. I hope I’ve fooled you shown you that I’m actually a fairly well-balanced adult.

Whether you’re new or old or just randomly ended up here searching “how to destroy my boyfriend” [don’t act all innocent, I can see my search term stats and that is high on the list], I just want you to know I appreciate you. Thanks for chilling with me, laughing with me, crying with me and occasionally judging me. It keeps me in line.

Everyone please raise your mimosa;** Here’s to another year of life’s decorative sprinkles; the good, the gnarly and the cream-filled centers. May the wind always be at our backs and the martinis at our lips. And when everything goes a little sideways and we’re left dealing with a steaming crap-pile of emotions, may we at least find the proverbial nipper of brandy in the desk drawer of life.


*I’d have posted this tomorrow, my actual blogiversary, but I’ll be on my way to New Orleans with my two best ladies. Plus, if I’ve learned nothing else from blogging for a year, it’s certainly taught me never to post on a Friday.

**You don’t start your Thursdays with a mimosa? Come on people, that’s just basic nutrition.

11 Comments leave one →
  1. January 13, 2011 9:13 am

    Hooray, happy first birthday! Have fun in New Orleans, I’m sure you’ll be back with lots of new blog fodder =)

  2. January 13, 2011 9:21 am

    Happy, Happy Blogiversary! Your blog will always be one of my favs. I raise my mimosa spiked with vodka to you!

  3. January 13, 2011 9:49 am

    Congrats Bea!

  4. Lisa permalink
    January 13, 2011 10:00 am

    Happy Blogiversary! Today’s my birthday & thoroughly enjoyed your blog & look forward to more! Do you mind if I ‘borrow’ your toast to share with some friends this weekend as I toast to another year of decorative sprinkles? PS – starting any day with mimosas is guaranteed to be a good day. Cheers & have fun in NOLA!

    • January 13, 2011 10:14 am

      Borrow away! Consider it my birthday present to you. To decorative sprinkles! …and the cake underneath. mmm. cake.

  5. January 13, 2011 11:01 am

    Happy blogiversary!! Have a blast in NOLA and can’t wait to read all the funny stories to come.

  6. January 13, 2011 4:56 pm

    Happy first birthday!

  7. January 13, 2011 6:29 pm

    Milestone! *jazz hands*

    You’re only as old as you feel. Wait. Does that apply to blogs? How does your blog feel? Mine feels like kittens.

  8. stineybean permalink
    January 13, 2011 8:09 pm


  9. January 14, 2011 5:26 pm

    Have a blast celebrating your blogiversary in New Orleans! I’m raising my glass of wine (who doesn’t drink wine at 6:30 on Friday??) in your honor! -xo

  10. January 19, 2011 12:47 am

    Happy blogiversary! Been enjoying reading your blog the past several months. It’s quite an accomplishment to last for a year – most people give up after just a few months! Oh, and on posting on Fridays – why the hell is that?? I try to never post on Fridays either – it just seems like there is no one out there!

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