It's hard to believe that it was 10 years ago today that I wrote my very first blog post.
The First Blog Post
I remember it well: Dick must have been working from home that day. We shared an office at the time, and he told me that he was starting a blog, and that maybe I should, too. I had a handful of friends who were blogging already,and figured I might as well jump on the Blog Bandwagon. Who knew I would keep up with it, and would still be blogging 10 years later?!
I originally thought that this would be a fun way to share things with friends and family (okay, mostly my parents) and to just jot down random thoughts. It was well-before the days of Facebook, and this was a neat way of sharing photos and daily happenings. It was also a fun way to document vacations and special events.
Ironically, I've never kept a diary. Somehow, this very public digital medium works for me. Go figure.
I'm still using blogger, just like I did when I wrote my first blog post on August 22, 2003. They've been bought by Google since then. I used to host my blog on my own domain, but my options became a little limited, so I started to host it on their server about three years ago.
It's pretty amazing to think that I've been blogging for a whole ten years. Who would've thought that I'd have so much to say. Granted, I may not actually be saying much, but it's fun to have an online journal with photos that I can reflect back on and share with the World.
It's been a fun ride, and my, a LOT of things have happened in the last ten years.
I became obsessed with, and bought my MINI Cooper (named, MINI Driver, of course!)
We moved from Dick's Big Yellow House in the Mission to "His 'n Her Condos" in the Castro
(and showed some early photos from our wedding)
Cartoon Squash Baby! Part One and Part Two! Possibly the most funny blog posts I ever wrote. Long Live Cartoon Squash Baby!
Was mistaken as a hooker in Shanghai (Because, really - doesn't everyone have a hooker story?)
Was on the Home Shopping Network
Went to Vegas (more than a few times
Went to a few WGIs
Read all the Harry Potter Books
Had an Appendectomy
Had our bathroom remodeled
Said goodbye to our Grandpa Chan
Had our backyard remodeled
Said goodbye to our Big Cat, Marcel
Got my haircut
Saw the most Epic Green Day Concert Ever
Helped organize and attended the State Street Review Reunion
Went to visit Dick's Childhood home in North Carolina
Said goodbye to our Grandpa Chow
Signed up for my first multi-day breast cancer walk, then started training with the Warming Hut Hotties!, and finished my first 3Day Walk
Flew to NYC for one night to see Billie Joe Armstrong debut on Broadway
Hosted a BUNCH of Halloween Parties!
Moved into our new home
Dick's broken knee
Became a fan of glassybaby then proceeded to Introduce all of my friends to glassybaby, too!
Dyed my hair blue
Started Drawing and Painting again, which was the start of my Renaissance Year.
Learned how to make Plum Jam
Donated a whole lotta Platelets and Whole Blood
Hosted some pretty awesome WGI parties
Closed my web design business after 16 years
Got gallery representation for my paintings
These are just a few highlights, of course!
We also did a whole lotta travel in the last 10 years!
Spain with the Craddock AND Chow families!
Yosemite with the family
Hawaii with a bunch of friends
Rome, Florence, and Venice
NYC and Boston
Dubai for Jimmy and Pavan's Wedding
Tokyo (again!) and Kyoto
If you've made it this far, thanks for reading, and thanks for sharing my 10 year Bloggiversary with me! :)