- have never eaten a Big Mac. They just look gross to me.
- have never worn a strapless dress or top. Not even sure how to wear them. I assume the dresses are usually worn with a strapless bra, but do gals wear a bra with cotton strapless tops? Seems like a lot of hardware for little shirt.
- have not seen the Godfather movies. I keep thinking I should watch them, but never feel compelled to sit down and spend the time on them.
- have concluded that manicures are just not worth the time or money. But pedicures are TOTALLY worth it!
- am a fan of Weird Al… I blame/thank my husband as I only knew his mainstream releases before we were together.
- am slightly bored with Facebook lately.
- sing to Jade The Boxer, frequently. Most of the time I twist pop songs into dog-specific tunes. Poker Face becomes Puppy Face. Party in the USA becomes Puppy in the USA or Farty in the USA, depending on the situation. And You Are My Sunshine stays the same… because she is my sunshine and she does make me happy when skies are gray (even when it is just emotional skies.)
- feel stifled by my job. I want to master so many new things (app development, CSS3, HTML5, etc.) yet it feels non-stop just maintaining status quo. And the status is not quo. (Bonus points if you can name where that line comes from.)
- want to go to a cabin the mountains for a long weekend with my dog. Too many cabins for rent won’t let me bring my dog.
- like the TV show The Voice, but hope it doesn’t continue on for too many seasons like American Idol has.
Um… another anniversary is upon us… the 10-year anniversary of this blog.
I’m a little stunned. It all started because I read about this new fandangled “blogging” stuff in a tech magazine. I had just gotten married and was tired of looking at my wedding site still. (Yes, I was a weirdo and had my domain printed on my wedding announcements. At least, a weirdo at the time. Now it’s fairly commonplace and there are whole businesses devoted solely to the creation of wedding websites. But back then… no, not so much.)
Anyway, 10 days after the wedding I was tired of seeing a page about “how we met” and “directions to the ceremony” and “directions to the reception” and whatever other stuff I had on that site.
So I started a blog. You can read that first post. Go ahead, I’ll wait…
It cracked me up to read it again and see that I wrote I was “following the herd.” I don’t know what herd I was following… except for people that are now considered to be pretty ground-breaking in this arena. People that have made a lot of bank off these social media thingies now days. Or they’ve published books. Or both.
I had no idea what blogging would become, how it would evolve. For the first couple years I blogged comments weren’t even part of the standard blog make-up. (Hell, photos weren’t hardly part of it. I had to FTP a photo to a server and hard code it into the post myself. Not hard, but drastically different from today’s setups.) Us bloggers were just spewing thoughts out on the web. In fact, even though my site was under my own domain (meaning, my maiden name… which is what I used for my wedding stuff… and to get a job before that) I called my blog “Brain Dump”. The whole “Glossy Veneer” moniker came later.
Anyway, I’m celebrating the milestone by promising to not blow this site up!