A short post today to congratulate myself and all of you who continue to stop by the Banter to read.
(All the play buttons are really short snippets, be brave, press ’em).
You may have noticed to celebrate this world-renowned milestone I’ve changed the look of the Banter. It will most likely be only for today or until the next time I post. (You likey? Tell me yay or nay).
The red background is one of my paintings that I’ve entitled “Contained Chaos.” I painted this years ago when I lived in a place that had a large garage. There was wine involved, music and buckets of paint in which I dipped my hands and brushes in to create this on a large canvas.
It was during my Jackson Pollock red period.
I wish I had something really grand to say but I’m not great at speeches. Since I posted my first ramblings on January 29th of this year, I’ve received thousands of likes (thank you) and acquired an intelligent and talented group of followers, 467 so far and I hope to have that number doubled by my year of blogging mark. Oh, to dream. My busiest month was in May when I was Freshly-Pressed and I had nearly 18K visitors that month with two of those days bringing in nearly 10,000 visitors.
This is what we are:
Many of you stuck around and since then I’ve been doing this with you:
On a few blue days, I’ve read your comments or read your posts and you’ve made me feel like this:
Like Madeline Kahn in Young Frankenstein, you guys have been an “enormous schwanstucker” to me at times, making me laugh, feel good and my heart goes Ah-h and Aw-w more than a few times.
Other times I read some of your posts and think:
And others I read and do this:
And then other times this:
No matter what emotion that comes bubbling out of my subconscious from reading you and knowing you, it’s always fun, heartwarming or one of those things that make me go hmmm. And, I’ll keep reading you and hope you’ll do the same.
Thank you. Now here’s to my 100th post, to us and with any celebration, give me and you a big round of applause:
And end here with a celebratory song. Have a wonderful weekend, y’all.