June 11, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me

[Video goes here but Youtube seems to be unreachable. Friday. 12:23 PM] Back.

I know what you're thinking. "Did he blog for six years or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum webpage, the most powerful handblogged page in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?

American Digest Stats
First post: June 9, 2003
Entries: This will be entry 6,900.
Visits: 4,686,425 (But who's counting?)

Through some sort of odd harmonic convergence, the stories and items on the page below represent a pretty fair cross-section of American Digest so far.

Thanks to all my readers for coming by and coming back.

Posted by Vanderleun at June 11, 2009 11:26 AM
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June 9, 2003? I suppose you know best but I remember some powerful writing about 9/11. I thought you started blogging soon after that.

Posted by: Linda P. at June 11, 2009 11:59 AM

Good call. Actually, I did but off of another site. You can see some pages in May of 2002 @ the wayback machine, but there were others before that which are now lost.

Posted by: vanderleun at June 11, 2009 12:10 PM

Happy Blogiversary, Gerard.

Here's to the next 5,6 - whatever.

Just keep 'em comin'.

Posted by: Cathy at June 11, 2009 1:43 PM

Congratulations and thanks for your efforts!

Posted by: Milwaukee Mike at June 11, 2009 2:14 PM

I wouldn't miss my daily, sometimes thrice daily ("I wonder if he's added something."), visits even if I had significant cramps and a bad rash.

Posted by: Lance de Boyle at June 11, 2009 2:21 PM

Time flies when you're having fun!

Posted by: Eric Blair at June 11, 2009 2:38 PM

Happy Birthday.
Here is to many more.

Posted by: ac halle at June 11, 2009 3:32 PM

Congrats, and thanks for the great reading.

Posted by: Andy at June 11, 2009 3:36 PM

Thanks for the memories, Gerard, and many happy returns of the day. I'm looking forward to the future. Why do I check in almost daily?

Because (wait for it):

"I gots to know!"

Posted by: mezzrow at June 11, 2009 3:41 PM

Many, many happy returns of this day. Yes, it is a selfish Birthday wish from me, but then I am a giddy girl in the presence of a well-turned phrase, a glimpse of beauty, a haunted memory.

More, please?


Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at June 11, 2009 4:09 PM

Congrats and happy birthday, you fine wordsmith, you! Peace be with you.

Posted by: Kerry at June 11, 2009 4:47 PM

Why, yes, as a matter of fact, I do feel lucky. Happy birthday.

Posted by: Morenuancedthanyou at June 11, 2009 7:09 PM

Good on ye!

Keep on keeping on, sir. Happy, oh happy day to you.

Posted by: TmjUtah at June 11, 2009 7:42 PM

The link at the end of the comments says AMERICAN DIGEST :HOME. Well, maybe not quite exactly home, but certainly a place that I stop by every day, and a place where I can count on reading or seeing something that will make me glad I did stop by.

Posted by: Pete Madsen at June 11, 2009 9:10 PM

Let me throw my congrats into the mix.

Still don't know how you can stand the mental attitude of the Queen Anne area, though.

Posted by: Mumblix Grumph at June 11, 2009 9:54 PM

Callooh! Callay! Hooray! Hooray!
Forever, and ever, amen.

Posted by: Deborah at June 11, 2009 10:30 PM

Happy Blog Birthday, Gerard.

Posted by: rickl at June 11, 2009 11:25 PM

The covers of this book are too close together. Keep going.

Posted by: sippican at June 12, 2009 4:48 AM

Thanks for the time and thoughts that you put into the site!

Posted by: Dave J at June 12, 2009 10:50 AM

You are most welcome. As are all my valued readers.

Posted by: vanderleun at June 12, 2009 11:07 AM

Happy blogday, and thanks for the daily must-read, Gerard!

Posted by: Velociman at June 12, 2009 11:30 AM

Your wordsmithing abilities are amazing. Congrads!

Posted by: dave at June 12, 2009 11:49 AM

Tip of the old chapeau. Keep up the good work.

Posted by: Carl H. at June 12, 2009 12:01 PM

Congratulations on your anniversary. I appreciate your blog.

Posted by: Scott M. at June 13, 2009 3:02 AM