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Fifty-Two Weeks of Blah Blah Blah

Today is defective yeti's one year anniversary. How you like them apples?

Keeping a blog for a year was a 2002 New Year's resolution of mine. My intentions were fivefold:
  • Jot down the assortment of random thoughts that stampede through my mind like tapirs in a Wal*Mart and leave no trace when they vanish immediately thereafter.
  • Write reviews of all the movies I saw in 2002. I can't for the life of me remember why I thought this was an important thing to do. There's a good example of a random thought that should have been jotted down.
  • Improve my writing skills by using them on a daily basis.
  • Become an Internet Superstar (or at least create a meme or two).
  • Bore the crap out of you, personally, by droning on and on about my motivation for blogging.
Woohoo: five for five!
Like all bloggers, I am, at heart, a Glutton For Attention, and wouldn't have been able to accomplish any of the above goals without the knowledge that at least somebody was stopping by from time to time. In other words, the yeti is a monster of your creation as much as it is of mine, you enabler, you. Thanks for reading -- I can't tell you how much I appreciate it.
Well, that's more than enough sincerity for one year. Smarm and wisecrackery will resume on Monday. Posted on January 10, 2003 to dy





Comments

Congratulations on keeping it up for a year. I can no longer say that this is the only personal website I visit regularly, cuz you got me hooked on the insane, drunken ramblings of Richtoscano, but you still get the blue ribbon from me.

I don't know what's more amazing - that your sense of humor is getting even sharper, or that I keep visiting your site despite your shitty taste in board games and music.

Posted by: Dave on January 10, 2003 3:52 PM

Actually, it was 52 weeks of Ha Ha Ha. Or it would have been if I'd found your site sooner, dammit. Anyhoo, I've completely enjoyed the 20-or-so weeks I've been checking in so please stick to your original intentions. I don't think the world is ready for a blog of new year's resolutions based on spam subject lines. Wait. Scratch that. If anyone could make "ordering prescription drugs online" howlingly funny, it would be you. And just for the record, this is the only personal site I read. (Since you have no idea who I am, I have no idea why you should care, but thought I'd throw that out there anyway.)

Congrats on a mission accomplished and Happy New Year.

Posted by: Spaz on January 10, 2003 4:38 PM

good job on the whole year thing! now that you've been around so long do you get upgraded from Pretty Okay Guy to Man of the Hour?

Posted by: adam on January 10, 2003 4:50 PM

congrats. sorta impressed so far. next!

Posted by: apt7 on January 10, 2003 4:58 PM

congrats!

Posted by: PugAchev on January 10, 2003 5:02 PM

I first found this blog through the Gaurdian newspaper (biggest broadsheet in the UK) who spotlighted (spotlit?) your esteemed organ re:the Iraq party invite a while back so, yeah, Internet Superstardom m8

Hope you keep doing the blog thing for at least another year,

Cheeers, Jamie

Posted by: Jamie on January 10, 2003 9:32 PM

Hey! Same birthday!

Posted by: James on January 10, 2003 10:56 PM

Congratulations on doing ANYTHING for an entire year.

I like your journal. It's one of the few that provokes for-real laugh-out-loud-laughter.

I think, however, that you should upgrade the Queen's title to one that is probably more accurate: Supreme Ruler.

Posted by: lee on January 11, 2003 1:56 PM

Fan-Frickin'-Tastic! Congratulations. It's times like these that...erm...

Dont read this if you don't care about how I found out about this amazing site.
I was watching TechTV and saw that www.explodingdog.com was the site of the day. I regularly went there, and found that Exploding Dog did something for www.themorningnews.org and I regularly read that...and The Morning News mentioned your website. I don't remember why. Well anyways I have been coming here for a while now. I guess I can't lie and say I have been a regular reader for years, now, can I? Oh well I absolutely love this site.
I say a celebration is in order. Clark Hornbell may bring his Canadian beer and bacon. !Viva Matthew Baldwin! Espero que escribas para tu entero vida. Te quiero.

Posted by: Simon on January 11, 2003 3:21 PM

Fan-Frickin'-Tastic! Congratulations. It's times like these that...erm...

Dont read this if you don't care about how I found out about this amazing site.
I was watching TechTV and saw that www.explodingdog.com was the site of the day. I regularly went there, and found that Exploding Dog did something for www.themorningnews.org and I regularly read that...and The Morning News mentioned your website. I don't remember why. Well anyways I have been coming here for a while now. I guess I can't lie and say I have been a regular reader for years, now, can I? Oh well I absolutely love this site.
I say a celebration is in order. Clark Hornbell may bring his Canadian beer and bacon. !Viva Matthew Baldwin! Espero que escribas para tu entero vida. Te quiero.

Posted by: Simon on January 11, 2003 3:21 PM

oops. didn't mean to post twice. now i know why people post twice...hit the button twice...and...

Posted by: Simon on January 11, 2003 3:22 PM

Congratulations on the first year! I look forward to laughing throughout the terrible twos.

Posted by: Lee on January 11, 2003 7:01 PM

Hooray for you! You have cost my employer enormously in terms of my lost productivity.

One suggestion: more pictures of your cats. That shit is HILARIOUS.

Posted by: rich on January 11, 2003 7:27 PM

I shudder to think what a defective yeti birthday cake tastes like. Probably involves yak fat.

Congrats, Matthew. You have finished the first level. Level Two is a real bastard, but just keep hitting shift-alt-spacebar and you'll be fine.

Posted by: Rory on January 12, 2003 4:52 AM

Well...although it seems like forever,

I still feel like you don't even know me.

Posted by: Lisa Marie Presley-Jackson-Cage on January 12, 2003 5:18 AM

I found the site because you had some CGI app that was "create your own Memepool" I was trying to find a mirror of Memepool...Glad I did. Keep up the good work!

Posted by: Kenneth on January 12, 2003 8:01 PM

Hi Matthew,

I miss your old site acesup.com but your new project is so hilarious at times that I'll forgive you... please keep up the fun for some more years!

Marcel from The Netherlands

Posted by: Marcel on January 13, 2003 3:40 AM

hey - somebody owns up to sleeping with The Queen. Are we thinking about the same one?
Were you specifically invited, or ja just open the wrong door?

Posted by: bryan on January 14, 2003 3:59 PM

I just stumbled on your site today, I have been perusing it, that means reading it, I think, off and on all day. It's got a good beat and you can dance to it.

Posted by: boz on January 18, 2003 4:22 PM

Matt, You know there will always be at least one person reading your material and finding it totally fascinating....
Love, Mom

Posted by: Anonymous on January 20, 2003 10:07 PM

I have no problem cruising down to Vancouver south with some Kokanees and watching you Yanks get tipsy off the extra percent. Nice work over the last year. I especially enjoyed the chess move post.

Posted by: Clark on February 7, 2003 11:01 AM