Sleepwalking my way through life: Hippo's and Birdy's

Hippo's and Birdy's

I am incredibly happy that this has finally happened. I say finally in a way that sounds like I expected this to happen, but it wasn’t really expected, it just happened. It’s like when the sun rises in the morning, or when a bird flies by your window, or when you feel the ground beneath your feet. My news isn’t nearly as important as these things; it’s just my vain imagination that wishes it to be.

This very post you’re reading is my four hundredth post. This news, although impressive, is not really amazing and is not worth a whole post to itself (unlike my hundredth, two hundredth and three hundredth, which kicked ass), but something has happened that has made this news more special.

Two years ago, to this very date, was the day I wrote my first blog. Ever. On 20th of May 2004, I opened up Blogger and typed up my first post, creating an amateur blog that has changed and evolved into the entity that you read before you. When I began writing I was such a different blogger; I used bad grammar, I had no sentence construction, God, I used a ‘z’ when saying ‘it’s’. But now… I’ve changed so much. I discovered my true passion for writing, for manipulating words to do my bidding, to tell the world what I’m thinking. I found that churning out these lovely words could calm me down much more effectively than any stress ball.

I never expected to make it this far. I thought that this site would last until the summer of 2004 ended, only a mild distraction that would last me to the beginning of school where I would give it up after being drowned in homework. I never expected that in two years time I’d still be spending hours in front of a Word document as I wrote something new about my day.

Two years is a long time.

But that isn’t the biggest of news. Even if you don’t call that big news, it isn’t the ‘wonderful’ thing that has happened.

Marie and I got back together last Saturday. We went to see the romantic Prime in the morning and headed back to her house in the afternoon where we made rhubarb pie. We laid on her bed in the soft glow of fairy lights and talked things out, working things out. After two months of chasing her, we’re finally back together. And nothing right now can suppress nor surpass the feeling in my chest, like I’m a constant roller coaster, my breath being constantly taken from me.

Happy birthday LittleResearchMonkeyBoy, I hope you have a good one.
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At 12:12 pm, Anonymous Elisabeth Ice Cream said...

Happy Birthday!!!!! And congrats Joe, you deserve it!!! I am so happy for you! Big hug.

- Elisabeth

At 1:38 pm, Anonymous Jules said...

Yay :) Good for you Joe. *woot* :))

At 5:36 pm, Anonymous Kiwiqueen said...


*sends littleresearchmonkey blog cake. With a candle.*

Oh, and congratulations on the whole thing with Marie! :-)

At 6:54 pm, Anonymous x said...

omg congrats! ^^

and happy happy birthday... (:

At 1:32 am, Anonymous Dan. said...

And I was the one that got you on it. Member blondeindeisguise? :P

I'm glad you got your girl back Joey.

Dan x

At 7:11 pm, Anonymous lamb chop said...

Well done! Keep writing, my blogger brother.

And congrats. :)


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