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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Looking Back at a Year in Brunch Bird, Or, Profiles in Naval Gazing

"The Last Brunch" a remix for Marithe & Francois Girbaud

It's been just shy of a year since I've started this blog and I thought I'd take a look back.

Number of people who called me self-indulgent when I said I was starting a blog: 1
Number of people who called me self-indulgent when I said I was starting a blog who now have their own blog: 1
People I was determined could never read my blog: my parents, my boss, my co-workers, and my Significant Other's parents
People who now read my blog: my parents, my boss, my co-workers, and my Significant Other's parents
Number of them who have found it cause for concern: 0
Total page downloads: 70,945
Total unique visitors: 51,215
Number of posts: 290
Most-read post: It's Christmas Eve
Reason why: An unlikely fairy godmother
Dumbest post I ever wrote: Verification Word Mad Libs (This was tough, because there have been some real stinkers, but seriously, that post was absolutely terrible.)
Favorite post to write:The One Where I Beat the D.C. Police Department
Number of gratuitous pictures of my dog on the blog: 3 (Here, here and here.)
Favorite Reason Why the Terrorists Hate Us: Bibleopoly!
Number of comments: 1,502 (Give or take. I was getting spam comments at the beginning and I lost track a couple times while tallying them all up.)
Most prolific commenter: Tie — I-66, Etcetera
First local blog I ever read: Rock Creek Rambler
My strongest blog influences: Sweet, Hammer, Pygs in a Blanket
Number of food purveyors I've likely angered:
I'm guessing three.
Best sport: Significant Other
Favorite discovery about the blogosphere: Heretofore total strangers willing to be genuinely chummy and supportive of the writings of some bird they'd never met.
Favorite overall month: November 2006
Only posts that got to me while writing: One Last Thing and To The Men Who...
Most commented-on post: The latter of those two
Most ill-advised post title ever: (sigh...$%&@)
Only person I ever talked smack about who would cause me to totally cave if he ever confronted me: Bob Woodward
Development that made me most wish I didn't blog anonymously: Making it onto McSweeney's
Two things I will post again, without even bothering to come up with a category: This video and this photograph.


Blogger I-66 said...

My number one goal for the next Brunch Bird Year:

Whup up on Etcetera.

5:42 PM  
Anonymous etcetera said...

this is redic. i posted a comment, like, 7 minutes ago and BB is WITHOLDING IT!!!!!!! i swear i had one in before you, i-66. damn.

5:49 PM  
Blogger Kathryn Is So Over said...

That photo is priceless. Do tell, did you find it a while back and save it for the perfect moment, or did google image search turn up the trifecta jackpot of a lifetime today?

5:59 PM  
Anonymous etcetera said...

number of future fans/friends you took cruising in your old convertible on a warm spring night as you gabbed about fabu dc bloggers one year ago: 1

number of emails exchanged so far this week with etcetera and K (as of 2pm Wed): 119

etcetera FTW!!!!!!!!!1111!!!!one!1!

6:02 PM  
Blogger Brunch Bird said...

I-66 and Etc.! Don't make me come back there you two!

K-Oh, that one's been in the hopper for, well, let's just say about a month now.

6:03 PM  
Blogger I-66 said...



That's a line. In the sand. Cross it if you dare!

6:06 PM  
Anonymous etcetera said...

i-66 is threatening me with physical violence! i'm going to boycott his next happy hour!

WHO'S WITH ME!?!?!?!?

hahahaaaaa. kisses, i-66!

6:16 PM  
Blogger Hammer said...

Congrats on your anniversary and thanks for the compliment! As Bear Claw told Jeremiah Johnson, "You've come far, pilgrim."*

* Yes, I realize the utter futility of making a Jeremiah Johnson reference on a woman's blog, but I did it anyway, so there.

6:35 PM  
Blogger I-66 said...

She acts all sweet, but inside she's plotting her attack. I've got my eye on you!

6:35 PM  
Anonymous Arjewtino said...

I love stats! Here's one: number of games etcetera will beat me at in ping pong: 0.

Bird, I think you should now copy-and-paste all your entries onto a Word doc, do a word count, and see if it would be long enough to make into a book.

6:49 PM  
Blogger Brunch Bird said...

Hammer- Thanks and my pleasure.
And, ooooh, Jermiah Johnson was dreamy in The Horse Whisperer...

I-66 and Arjewtino- It's like pick on Etc. day. Come to think of it, everyyyy day is pick on Etc. day. We kid because we love Etc!

Arjewtino, kid, that plan is so crazy it just might work.

7:01 PM  
Blogger I-66 said...

She's goin down. Plain and simple.


7:10 PM  
Anonymous elle said...

This post makes me wish I had "discovered" you sooner!

I adore the photo as well.

7:55 PM  
Anonymous freckledk said...

I so miss the "Why the Terrorists Hate Us" Fridays. Is it sad to say that it was once the highlight of my working week? Probably.

Happy pre-Anniversary!

8:17 PM  
Blogger Alejandra said...

Congrats on an awesome year! You rock!

11:31 PM  
Blogger Beakerz said...

Blogger and person who loves to read your blog: Me

thanks for starting and looking forward to the next year =)

5:05 AM  
Anonymous Sweet said...

Awww, so flattered my dear!

6:39 PM  
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8:50 AM  

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