Tuesday, September 1, 2009

sharing is caring, and i care about you (in that non-threatening, semi-anonymous internet way)

it has arrived, today marks the beginning of a celebration.

as we now find ourselves in the month of september, nine months after the holidays, there are many glorious events about to take place worthy of at least an obligatory nod on these here pages. it's not only my birthday season, but this month will also mark my six month blogoversary as well as my 100th post.

now, i usually don't make a big deal about my own birthday, but this year i'm turning thirty, and i think that's reason enough to party. oh, yeah, and this will also be the first year for family birthday week. that's right, myself, the fuss, and b all have our birthdays in the same week at the end of september. and there's also the big get-together for my nana's eightieth birthday. yes, the same nana responsible for my header pic.

while us yankee/mets loving folk will descend upon the land of the green monster to visit the fam in the cape cod area, there may be some things going on here at my pearl hiding spot.

i still can't believe i haven't quit blogging yet. there have been so many times that i questioned my ability to tell an entertaining story, or doubted that i would ever reach an audience that understood my point of view, yet i still kept going. and mostly to show my appreciation for that momentum from you dear readers, i want to do a little something special.

and also because i never win any bloggy contests so it feels a lot better to give things away than to be sad about being a loser.

so you guessed it, there's a giveaway coming up here soon! unfortunately i don't have the pics ready yet to get you really, officially amped up for it. so this is more of a teaser post about a giveaway than the real thing. but trust me, it will not be crap from my closet or chewed up dog toys, despite the fact that monster's headless blue dino cracks me the fuck up and i can't see how anyone else wouldn't laugh at it:

oh, and i'm not done yet kiddies. i'm working on arranging my all-star lineup of guest bloggers to thrill you with amazingly hilarious and well crafted masterpieces while i'm off getting drunk. i have no idea what they intend to write about, but i do know that they are probably going to be at the very least slightly more fun than me talking to inanimate objects or inventing different personas to talk shit to.

if that isn't enough to entertain you, then you're shit out of luck, because that's the best i could come up with for my fantastic birthday/blogoversary/100th post extravaganza. and if you are intrigued, or even shivering with anticipation about what exactly my fabulous 'thank you for reading my words' gifty gifts are going to be, then i can tell you to relax. take a deep breath. details will be coming soon, with pics to prove i'm not entirely full of it.


The Vegetable Assassin said...

Dude, I never win bloggy contests either, let's set everyone ON FIRE! :)

Also, I hate that it's September because this summer's been so shitty for weather that I feel cheated. Like Fall's coming and summer hasn't emerged till THIS WEEK where it has the audacity to be hot.

Lora said...

I love your funny dino! Here's the ridiculous blue dinosaur that lives at my house:

my word verification is assmen

Badass Geek said...

Headless dinos are the best kind.

Stacie's Madness said...

My ex would say he is a headless blue balled dinosaur.

Just sayin

I think your posts are hilarious...so glad you have stuck it to me in a nonthreatening semi-anonoymous internet way.

My daughter has a birthday at the end of September, so that just means in my book you rock even more.

Turning 30 was NOTHING compared to 35 (ugh)

Organic Meatbag said...

I am soooooo looking forwards to your extravaganza!

erin said...

Jeremiah is 31 and I'm 28 so I always imagine us as hovering around 30 together.

I can't wait for your blogstravaganza!

Lana said...

veg- yes! i love that plan, do we need insurance or something though for that?

lora- your dino is sick!! i can't believe someone has a job and got paid to make that thing!

badass- word! they don't give dirty looks or talk back.

stacie- thanks! and i truly believe that sept is by far the best bday month. apples and pumpkins and warm days/cool nights...

meaty- yay!! i think there should be a little something for everyone.

erin- i love the word! i just hope it's not a let down after all the hype :)

Courtney said...

That dinosaur rocks Lana!!!

mylittlebecky said...

aaaah! september birthday month! wee! my mom's the end of sept as well (25th). happee birthdee month!

ps wasn't extinction enough?? sniff.

Vic said...

I think the dinosaur is really funny! Happy Blogversarybirthday! Ish.

Me, me, pick me!

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

If you waste anytime questioning why you blog or what you blog about then you are being foolish. The only person you need to entertain or inform is yourself. If you find a headless dino toy hilarious then it is (I happens to find that funny too. I image head and body meeting up in the toy box for a conversation where one blames the other) Then when goobers such as myself read your posts and STILL comment then you know you have a unique vision and point of view. Congrats on your near 100. Sigh...I was young like that once.

Lana said...

courtney- i'll tell monster you think highly of his favorite slobber toy :) i still can't help but laugh at it myself.

becky- thanks! and maybe in the future dinosaurs will come back in odd colors and with no heads and be smarter than all of us :)

vic- yay, thanks! and i'll post soon about when to enter to get picked to win some of my awesome gifty gifts :)

cal- i will take that as a huge compliment, thanks!

'Cuz I Felt Like It! said...

30? Definitely a reason to get shitfaced! Not that I need one though....

Skitch said...

"Birthday season"!

Wabbit season!

"Birthday season!"

Lol...sorry...that's the first thing that came to mind. ;)

Hope you and B have a great month! Enjoy 30! I misplaced that somewhere years ago. ;)

Bird Shit and Baby Caca said...

Blue headless dinosaurs, upcoming 30th b-days, blogoversary, getting drunk! This is the best post ever! It has everything this girl could want! lol!

Lana said...

cuz- yay! works for me!

skitch- haha, thanks! and i have a feeling i'm just going to be calling it 30 for few years now :)

bs & bc- hi!! and thanks! you're invited to the party, come back for the giveaway :)

Jules said...

You're too funny! I can't wait to see what you have in store for us!!