Thursday, July 16, 2009

My blog anniversary and 20 things my old self would wonder about

Hey, tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of my first blog post. As I’ve been looking through this collection of crap, I’ve been thinking how surprised I’d be if the Linda Blackwell from 10 years ago were to look into the future and read the posts of the past year.

Man, I’d have a lot of questions and commentary:

1. I live in Las Vegas? How the hell did that happen?

2. What??? I’ve done stand-up comedy? In front of people?

3. I wrote a book called Bastard Husband: A Love Story? Wait, Chris wasn’t a bastard… oh, no! Did I get married again?

4. I had essays published in books? Oh… one of them is Chicken Soup for the Divorced Soul. Shit.

5. Beautiful Aunt Joyce is dead? No! No! NO!

6. Guiding Light has been cancelled? Bastards!

7. Hey, I don’t look too bad for 51.

8. I weigh 138.5? What the hell? (Note: “WTF?” wasn’t invented yet.)

9. Oh, so Mom and Jim got married… cool. But they live in Boise???

10. Wow, I sure have a good looking boyfriend.

11. Courtney plays the guitar and is a singer-songwriter, too? Like Christopher?

12. Oh, I see I haven’t gotten over my bird phobia.

13. Oh, I see I haven’t gotten over my obsession with Beverly D’Angelo.

14. Oh, I see I still hate going to work every day.

15. Yay! I finally got to see Leonard Cohen in concert!

16. I lived in Laramie, Wyoming? And UTAH?

17. I knew I’d still have my Saturn!

18. We have a black president?

19. Who the hell is Sarah Palin?

20..What the f*ck is Twitter? Is that Sarah Palin’s nickname?


How about you? What would your self from 10 years ago say upon looking at your life today? What would be the biggest surprise?


Krissyface said...

happy Blogiversary, LL! Life takes us on some amazing journeys, huh? I so enjoy reading about yours. And yeah, you are purty fly for a 51 year old.

And Sarah Palin's name is Twatter. Not Twitter. Hee hee!

Julie D said...

Happy blogoversary, darlin! I for one am very thankful that you started writing it....because it brought me a friend for life.

LMAO at WTF not being invented yet. You kill me.

I think the biggest surprise for me would be that I'm (still) single. When I was 38 I was ready to get married, and assumed that when I did, it would be for the rest of my life. So it would have surprised me back then to find out that in the next ten years I would marry and divorce.

Oh, and not kill the bastard in the process.

Anonymous said...

Happy blog anniversary!!!!

Hum for me I'd have to say WTF to getting married and divorced for my second time. Who woulda thunk that I would marry again in 2003 after my first divorce in 2002 that I would get divorced again in 2006??

Stephanie said...

Happpy Blog anniversary!
10 years from now? Huh? Hopefully it's something to Europe and stayed in the best hotels, will probably be more like, wel..the best hostel in Paris is... Woo Hoo.

Unknown said...

Happy Blogaversary! Time flies by fast, doesn't it? I love your WTF was invented yet...hahaha.

I think my younger self would say..."Dang, baby got back!"

Anonymous said...

10 years later I am surprised about the increasing trend among young women that their only value in society is seen as the sum total of their implants. When an 18 year-old used to graduate, they might have received a car or a college education. These days, a girl's parents buy her breast implant surgery. I truly expect the graduating class of 2010 to be an accomplished lot of pole dancers - complete with stiletto heels & garter belts underneath their cap 'n' gowns. (Don't forget tattoos galore!) Maybe I've been in Vegas too long...

Anonymous said...

I just wish Michael Jackson hadn't died ...because then I NEVER WOULD HEAR A WORD ABOUT HIM IF HE WAS STILL ALIVE! Remember his last album? Right, because NOBODY BOUGHT IT!

Vegas Linda Lou said...

Anon @ 12:42: Yeah, that's Vegas for you.

Anon @ 1:24: Um, a little off topic, but I'm with you. I think they should rename The Larry King Show, to The Dead Michael Jackson Show. So totally sick of it.

Thanks to all for the anniversary congrats!

Tasha said...

Happy anniversary!

Rekaya Gibson said...

Happy Blog anniversary?

What am I suppose to do with my cassette singles? Oh yeah, I can play them in my car.

Fragrant Liar said...

Ah, to be able to look into the future. From the past. Kinda like yesterday, when all my troubles seemed so far away, but now it looks like they're here to stay, and if only I could have predicted that in the future I would have had this power of prophecy to look back on things.

Happy Blogaversary!

Xoanan said...

Another great post! Happy Anniversary LL!

C.Thurlow said...

Happy Anniversary...ten years ago, I was a new mom, unemployed--employed by two kiddos that is, and new to the marriage thing. Whew...thank goodness for "time" that taught me to be more patient and loving! And to pursue writing...

Other Mikey's Julie said...

Wow - Happy anniversary! #3 cracks me up.
10 years - I was pregnant with my first baby - so I would be pleased that I have 2 beautiful healthy boys, but I would be very surprised that I am doing daycare at home. The biggest surprise would be to find out my wonderful father-in-law would be diagnosed with cancer on Father's Day weekend and only live until the 4th of July. (this one falls under your previous post of CANCER SUCKS) I don't live with regrets, but I sure would make sure my boys saw their grandpa a lot more often if I had been able to see this coming.

Lisa Gioia-Acres said...

You are just too funny - never stop writing. BTW, I wrote about you, dear friend, in my current posting!

linda said...

If, ten years ago, I were able to read my blog as it is now the one thing that would astonish me is the fact that I exercise at least five days a week.

I mean, if you knew what a lazy crumb I was at age 35 you would be shocked.

Here's to many more years of blogging.

Elle Bee said...

I almost peed myself when you asked if Twitter was Sarah Palin's nickname. Thanks for a good laugh!