Monday, February 25, 2008

It's Like We're All Having Our Period Together

thank you

Vintage Thirty reached a milestone on Friday. It was her first day with over a hundred visitors! This was so unexpected that I started trying to figure out where I'd been linked to garner such attention. But I'm still left scratching my head. Now I know there are some of you out there right now going, "Ahahaha...ahh yes. I remember my first 100 visit day. Isn't Tootsie cute? She's excited." And those same "you" would wonder if half of the world had fallen into a ditch if you'd only received 100 visits. You'd be all, "How did I not hear of this half of the world falling into a ditch thing? When? Where? What happened? I hope it didn't happen during rush hour because then it could have been much worse!" and you'd be frantically tuning in to CNN for an update from Wolf Blitzer [and just what the crap kind of name is that anyway? It sounds like Santa's reindeer that no one talks about; you know, like the 5th Beatle].

I LOVE to write. I've written screenplays and entered them in competitions. They didn't win but they did advance. I've written children's stories and started a novel. I've also written other blogs and journals. But until I get optioned or published. Hell, until I get PAID, writing is just a hobby. So I blog. And it's really helped me make with the words. I do most of my blog writing in the afternoon or at night and save it to post the following morning. Why? Well, first of all I like to put up something fresh for you very special peeps first thing in the morning. If you've taken the time out of your busy schedule to come over here and read what I have to say then I like to accommodate. I'm like the New York Times that way [I also sometimes sit on a story]. And also? I'm not that creative before I've had at least 2 cups of coffee and really all that does is get me through not killing part or all of my family before I deliver some kids to school. I'm considering therapy so stop looking at me like that. Yes you too. Another thing I do is check in on some of my favorite blogs late at night before I hit the sheets just to see if anything has been updated. You know what I often find? That one of you will have an entry with a similar theme to that of which I was planning on posting in the dawn hours [this excludes any memes]. So there I am in a bit of a pickle. Do I go ahead and post as planned? Or do I save it for a rainy day? And just so I don't leave you reeling from curiosity, I'll tell ya: I've done both. I find it fascinating that there is much we have in common. I know most of us are parents to human children and it's not such a stretch of the imagination to believe that we experience similar situations at nearly precisely the same moment, but it is interesting nonetheless. And I want to say THANK YOU! Thank you for visiting and making me feel special!

17 comments:

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

It is like we're all having our period.

Last week I did a post on ADD/Overmedicated kids. This weekend when I finally caught up on my New York Times reading, I saw that Judith Warner had done the same thing in her Domestic Disturbances column. Spooky. I'm sure anyone who read both would think I was "inspired" by her, but actuall not.

Madame Queen said...

Sigh. I still haven't had a 100 visitor day. I think I'll go sit in a corner.

tammy said...

I'm in the "less than 100 visitors" camp myself, so CONGRATS on your big milestone. You have every right to be excited. :)

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

It's been very, very recently that I first surpassed that magical number, and holy hell did it feel good. I feel like I should print out the Statcounter page and frame it so that I can remember when somebody other than my father-in-law thought I had something useful to say. I'm sure it won't last.

Love ya', Tootsie!

Melissa said...

Congrats!! I know when I hit that mark I was quite excited myself!!

Karen said...

100! Woot!! That's a milestone to be proud of.

And I appreciate that you keep us in the reading first thing in the morning.

Bunny Bunster said...

Congratulations!!

Melissa said...

I remember when I hit 100 visitors...

Then I realized that my blocking cookie for Stat Counter wasn't working and half of those visits had been from me tweaking, previewing, and re-loading a new template.

Tootsie Farklepants said...

Thanks everyone!

MQ~ get out of the corner woman. Your blog rocks!

Melissa~ LOL! Yeah. I remember in the early days of blogging when I'd have like 10 hits a day and 8 were me. Then I was like, "oh".

Marlee said...

Congrats on 100 visitors--I'm a long way (down) from that.

I love your writing and your blog!! :)

Allie said...

Congrats on your 100 visits! That is awesome.

HRH said...

Yeah and Congratulations...I love visiting and think everyone should after all you are the NY times of Mommyness.

Stu said...

I'm not really having my period but I play one on TV... no, wait, I meant to say I am not having my period, but I do like to stop by.

-Stu

Colleen said...

I certainly don't hit anywhere close to 100. I get excited if I have 10 hits, even if like 5 are me and 2 are my hubby. ;)

congrats on your milestone! I'm surprised it's not a lot more...you're a lot of fun to read.

THE MOM BOMB said...

. . . and don't forget, you ARE a published writer (Glamor mag, no less)!

We're in the same boat, Tootsie. I've written an advancing, non-winning screenplay and one considered but ultimately not chosen for publication book. This next book I'm thinkin' of self-publishing . . . because I am sad.

TOTALLY TRUE: I had a dream that I opened the Op-Ed page of the NY Times and you had an op-ed! It was right there under the name TOOTSIE FARKLEPANTS! And I was so jealous!

Tootsie Farklepants said...

Mom Bomb~ I hope I was wearing pants.

Kathy Likes Pink said...

I am very new to the world of blogging - both reading and writing- but I have thought the same thing. It's so great to read about so many mothers out there in so many places far from me, going through the same things. (cue Twilight Zone music...)

Your blog totally rocks and you are the funniest thing EVER.