I’m a blockhead. What can I say? Should I act any different this week than in previous weeks? No. I fully intended on posting yesterday, but I had a thing in the morning and it caused me to miss my lunch break. I usually write on lunch and after the baby goes to sleep at night. However, last night was American Idol and I had to write a recap. I did come up with something and actually stayed up late working on it. Then at the last minute my virus detector freaked on me and I was left with nothing to show for the late night except for a bad taste in my mouth. That may have been more from the chocolate sunday Pop-tart than anything having to do with the blog.
Since this is Issue#100, I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to a long list of people. First off, Lucy without you and Fred not only wouldn’t there be anything to write about, I wouldn’t have a life worth living. Everyday you shock me, amaze me, and inspire me with your love, tenderness, and most of all your ability to look past my blockheaded-ness. Just when I thought we had it made, the two of us in our nice home, the world at our finger tips…along came Fred and made our previous life feel like a pebble compared to what we have now.
Jim “Genuine” Turner started out as just the author of one of the first blogs I began reading. Thanks to him and a few others, I was inspired to start Charlie Blockhead. Over the past year not only has he taught me the ropes, but he’s also recently put some extra income in my pockets by bringing me aboard as a Blogger-For-Hire. I thank him at least 3 times a week, but still it’s not enough. Thanks buddy!!
Adventure Dad, TuTu Boutique, Poop-and-Boogies, Sara and the Goon Squad, Terri, and the rest of my Blockhead Buddies. Thank you for all the support you have given me and hopefully the links we share will only grow stronger in the coming year.
Weird Girl and Cubicle Dad, I know we just met but I’m loving everything you do. You’re a perfect match for this site and you have great voices that leave me wanting more.
This next one goes out to my biggest fan and comment provider. Amy M. You blow me away with the things you say sometimes. You have been around since day one. Lucy and I just want you to know how much we cherish your friendship and that you/your family are one of the reasons we came back to HP. We just came across a comment you left and that had somehow slipped past us. It was concerning the Church move we faced mid-year and simply put, you spilled your guts all over the post. I don’t know how we missed it or what you must have thought when we never said anything to you about it. Just know that the reasons you gave were the same ones that brought us back. Thank you for your never-ending honesty.
I know it seems like I’ve just given my acceptance speech for the Academy Award for best ‘butt-kisser in a blog or internet format’, but this site has been a dream come true and has lead me down paths I never knew where there. No matter what happens from here on out, where I go, or what life throws at me, I’ll always have Charlie to turn to and remember the first year of my son’s life. He’s turning 1 on March 20th and I’m itching to start putting video up of him. It’s one thing to see his picture, but just wait till you see my little man in all his craziness.
Thanks again to all my friends and family, readers and fellow bloggers, teachers and fellow dads. This birthday toast is for you!!