Monday, January 29, 2007

Happy Birthday Charlie Blockhead!!!!!

That’s right ladies and gentleman Charlie’s turning 100 this week!!! To celebrate everyday I’m going to be posting my favorite pictures, updating old stories, listing my favorite posts, talking about old friends, and linking to new ones.

Now you are actually reading blog number 99, but it just didn’t make sense to kick the week off on a Tuesday when I could celebrate all week. Check back everyday this week and you will see new stuff. Who knows I may even get new furniture and change the drapes.

This is important; no birthday is complete with out well-wishers!!! Leave me a comment and let me know who you are. I just put the site meter up last month and I’m getting about 100 hits a week. I wanna know your name, your site, and anything you gotta say to the Ole Blockhead.

I know I haven’t been around much lately, but things have really picked up for me on the freelance side of life. I’m still doing American Idol everyday, this Wednesday will mark the end of my substitute run over at Just Baby Names (everything from Jan 25-31 is mine), I landed a gig over at starting very very soon, and I’ll be writing for Freight as well. Plus I’m looking into a monthly column for a weekly mail-out that goes to EVERY SINGLE HOME IN MY 4 COUNTY RADIUS!!!! Plus Plus I’m being considered for a few things concerning my day job.

I promise that no matter what, I will not give up on Charlie. Especially now that the freelance thing is taking off, I’m not going to forget the one the brought me to the dance. I started this blog to talk about life as a new dad and also as an open letter to my son. I’m not going quit until he’s thirty and begging me to move on.

The Adventures of Charlie Blockhead has not only given me back a hobby I missed dearly, it has turned into my friend, companion, confessional booth, a place to proclaim my love to Lucy, a sounding board for my doubts, and a place to kick myself for being such a doofus. It lets me shout, kick, scream, and cry without judgment or expectation, more importantly it lets me brag about the single greatest gift I have ever received…my son Fred.

In keeping with the celebration I couldn’t think of a better way to kick the party off than by re-posting my first blog. Enjoy:

“Baby Fred where are you!!!Baby's room painted...check.Floors good and clean...check.Crib, cradle, swing, and rocking chair put together and safe...check check check check.House ready to be shown to the millions and millions of future visitors....check...sorta.Baby Fred......still not ready....oh ok we can wait......we'll just pass the time by watching TV....or ummm I know!! I can cut grass.......let's rent a thumps twiddling... TV's boring...grass not no good...BABY FRED WHERE ARE YOU!!!!!This is torture.....”


Peter said...

Peter here, Happy 100, I just celebrated 1 year in the blog-o-sphere, 259 posts, BAM.

Anonymous said...

Happy 100th...I've been there reading them all. I'm so happy for you. I knew you were a great writer from blog 1. I love you, Lucy, and Baby Fred so! - Amy M.

Em said...

Happy 100th Charlie! I'm so glad that you share with the rest of us. My personal favorite blog is "Scare the Be-Jesus Out of Me" Elmo! Cracked me up.

I am 15 weeks pregnant myself, so it will still be awhile before my hubby and I can enjoy our own little person. Can't wait!

I do have a blog, but I haven't updated it for about 3 months. (Personally, I think the pregnancy has sucked all the creative energy out of me. ... Oh, heck! It's sucked ALL the energy out of me!!!)

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

100th post! Good job.

I have no idea how many posts I have done. I'm not sure I want to know.

Am I supposed to tell you who I am? I am Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah. I live outside of Washington D.C. and spend most of my time getting bossed around by my two year old twins, blogging and thinking about football, beer and food.