It’s time to celebrate! Today marks the five year anniversary of The Cutter Rambles!
Back in the good old days of 2007, I had a blog on my MySpace page. (Keep in mind that back then, MySpace was still an actual thing) After finding a new job in December of that year, I thought it would be a good idea to abstain from blogging and concentrate on doing actual work instead.
That dedication lasted for about six months. In June 2008, I decided to once again chronicle my thoughts in blog form. And so, The Cutter Rambles was born!
My first post was a brief recap of my anniversary trip to Canada. It wasn’t especially exciting, but that was common of my early posts. I can’t imagine they held much interest for anyone besides close friends.
If anyone who has recently stumbled upon the blog wants to go back and read some of those early posts, you probably won’t be too impressed. I didn’t spend much time worrying about things like proofreading, formatting, or adding pretty images. In addition, I tended to ramble on a bit. (I suppose that should be expected based on the blog’s name)
Because I’m always happy to celebrate myself and my accomplishments, I’ll provide you with a quick retrospective of the five years of TCR (It isn’t cool unless it’s been acronymed!) To start, I asked some of my long-time readers to list their favorite posts and why they enjoyed them.
The Movement: Part II – It was thoroughly entertaining because I could imagine your horror and having to deal with the situation.
The Cruise – I like the story about “Flasher.” That always cracks me up.
Fun with Childproofing – I remember thinking the toilet lock can’t be that bad, it must be operator error. Not too long after, it was my turn with said lock and I was more entertained than chagrined to learn it lived up to its reputation.
Story Time – Instead of the more common comments about sports teams or players, you are commenting on children’s books and calling the characters rude or drama queens.
Cleaning out my Closet – You chronicled some great toys, even if you allowed your mother to sell them. Something for which I can never forgive you.
Atlantic City – Featuring the likes of Stafford H. Cassell and Waffle House!
For those of you who really want to catch up with your The Cutter Rambles history, I’ll provide you with a few sample entries from over the years. These aren’t necessarily the best posts or my favorites (You can find those on the About page), but taken together, they do a decent job in illustrating the evolution of the blog.
Did America Make a Mistake? – My first pseudo-political post where I question the election of Barack Obama.
The Pants Problem – Discussing how pants aren’t made for men of my proportions.
I am NOT complaining about the Phillies – I do enjoy bitching about my favorite sports teams. Except as you can tell by the title, that was not what I was doing.
Atlantis – This post is only memorable for the major announcement contained within.
The American Flag is Not Offensive – America! F*** Yeah!
Are We Excited? – My last days before becoming a father. How little I knew back then.
The Movement – My first post about poop. It wouldn’t be my last.
41 Percent – A 41% receipt might not even make it onto my fridge these days.
Beginnings and Endings – A sad farewell to my grandfather.
Game On, Cookies – This was part of the 31 Days of Blogging. My diet began to mess with my brain a little here.
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance – This is how I imagine bad sequels get made.
A Very Waffle Crispy Valentine’s Day – An old married couple celebrates love.
Young MC and Sports Optimism – Recalling the time when I made Dale Murphy feel bad.
Welcome to the Jungle – A tribute to the world’s greatest band.
The iPod – The time I learned that my iPod was a bit of a jerk.
The Terrible Twos – Sadly, it’s now five months later, and many of these problems still exist.
The Bride – One of my first attempts at flash fiction.
In honor of the anniversary, I decided to create a Facebook page for the site. So if you use the Facebook, and you enjoy reading my blog, please don’t hesitate to Like the page:
Honestly, I’m not sure if the Facebook page will provide any real added value if you already follow the blog…but it might! Maybe I’ll post all kinds of fun and interesting crap there, and if you don’t Like it, you’ll miss out. Can you really afford to take that chance?
I’d like to conclude by thanking all of my readers. Whether I know you personally or merely virtually, it has been great having you here, and I hope you’ve enjoyed getting a glimpse into the mind of the Cutter!