August 29th is upon us once again, so, as I so every year, I ask that all of you out there join me in wishing a Happy Birthday to the always lovely and always talented Carla Gugino:
Oh, and while you're at, it how about wishing a Happy Birthday to the blog of which Ms. Gugino is the Unofficial Patron Saint*, a little - and little-read - blog known as Threshold.
The very blog that, in fact you are - or more likely, aren't - reading - turns five today.
They grow up so fast. Before you know it Threshold will start finding that it has hair where it hadn't had any before, its voice will crack, it will start noticing girls, and it will become moody and rebellious and just generally impossible to live with.
It's hard to believe that I've been doing something this utterly pointless for so long, but hey, what else am I going to do with my time? Something worthwhile? Yeah, right.
Five years ago I launched this little blog with no particular plans or expectations, and while some things have changed along the way - "regular" features that have come and gone, changes to the layout, etc. - that much has remained constant.
I would be lying if I said that I'd started the blog without any sort of hopes that it might lead to something more. Sure, I wasn't expecting it, but there was some part of me that hoped that someone might stumble upon it and think, "Hey, this guy is brilliant, witty, and acerbic...I should throw money at him so that he can be brilliant, witty, and acerbic on my dime!"
But it was just a very small hope.
In any case, I thought about doing some sort of retrospective of favorite posts, but in addition to being brilliant, witty, and acerbic, I'm also lazy as hell, so I invite you to create your own retrospective via the Archive links to the right.
Take a look back at five years' worth of complaints, typos, misspellings, sentence fragments, and the ocassional picture of a famous woman not wearing much.
*For those not familiar with the story, on the day that I learned that Threshold and Carla Gugino shared a birthday I also learned that she was starring in a new TV series starting up that fall entitled...Threshold. Granted, my blog has lasted much longer than the TV show, which even Ms. Gugino's loveliness and talent couldn't keep afloat, but the coincidence was too delightful to go unrecognized. Thus, despite the fact that she's still alive - a fact that pleases me greatly because, well, I loves me some Carla Gugino - I have dubbed her this blog's Patron Saint.