365 days ago…

…on a quiet morning, or perhaps a noisy afternoon, the Picayune-Democrat was born.

It was a quick and painless labor–some might say the relative breeziness of its conception and birth prefigured many airy and contentless posts to come.

And though its parent hoped, as all parents will, that it might grow up to do great things–to right wrongs, to wrong rights, to express political wit and personal wisdom with equal… er, equanimity–it soon became apparent to all that this blog was fated for a far lowlier… er, fate.

One hundred and ninety-one posts later, the Picayune-Democrat has grown (heh-heh, I said "grown") and matured (well, not really) into the inglorious vacuum of inanity and self-referentialness it is today. And was yesterday, and will probably be tomorrow.

So without further ado, may I present…

A Look Back into the Pic-Dem’s Past, with a Nod to Harper’s Index

  • Estimated percentage of posts starting with the word "So": 65
  • Number of posts I claimed were "pointless rants": 3
  • Number of posts that were actually pointless rants: How many posts did I say there were? 191?
  • Number of posts I claimed were about "biting social commentary, sorta": 2
  • Number of posts I claimed were about "art, sorta": 6
  • Number of posts I didn’t claim were about anything: 150+, I think
  • Number of posts containing the word "beast": 2
  • Number of posts containing the word "freakin’ ": 25 (Really? I thought there’d be more than that. Note to self: use the word "freakin’ " more freakently. Ha ha.)
  • Number of posts containing the word "shit": 9, and the last one was January 21. Hallelujah… the long shitless dry spell (eww) is over!
  • Number of posts containing the word "Bush": 1, and it’s not even a reference to the chief executive. Note to self: we are long overdue for a political rant.
  • Number of posts containing the word "Portland": 12. Apparently I love Portland twelve times as much as I despise and deplore Bush. Good to know.

And in case you missed them the first time around, here are a few posts from the vault… enjoy.

So, um, that’s the announcement. I’m a year old. At least my bloggish self is. The rest of me is rather older and squishier.

Like the new banner? Enjoy it while it’s up…

About Molly Newman

Writer, cook and trivia/spelling bee hostess, living it up in North Portland.
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13 Responses to 365 days ago…

  1. Herm says:

    For she’s a jolly good fellow
    For she’s a jolly good fellow
    For she’s a jolly good feh-eh-low
    And she’s a hm-hm-hm.
    Happy Hanniversary! Haha. Seriously, it’s been a great year.

  2. Melissa says:

    Congratulations on this fine accomplishment…and to another 365 days of “pointless rants” beginning with “so” and more posts with “freakin'” mentioned.;)

  3. Jen G says:

    congrats, Molly. I think I will enjoy a fine beverage in your honor tonight. If you find your self in northern california, by all means join me. If not, have one anyway. you deserve it!

  4. happy freaking blog-iversary. =)

  5. Jeannie says:

    So the Bush the beast, and his marionette art show crew hit Portland spewing pointless rants that werent about anything, not even bitin social commentary. The freakin’ Picayune-Democrat hit the 365 day mark Hallelujah! Holy shit! Where’s the Tylenol.

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Great about mentioning Portland 12 times, because even good ol’ Bush can’t destroy my love of Portland. I truly love living here and hope to live here for the rest of my life.
    Happy Birthday!

  7. Sam Masson says:

    I rather preferred the other banner.

  8. Gotta admit to lurking more than I post…
    I love reading your blog! Yours is one of the few blogs with something to say AND uses nice, hefty, fifty-cent words that I have to look up! (hearing the word ‘yummy’ used to describe some new rub-ons makes me want to barf). There are times when you write, the words hit right to the core…and sometimes it’s like you’re channeling Faulkner…
    Here’s to another wild 365 days of PicDem!

  9. Amy Sorensen says:

    Happy First Birthday, RedMolly’s Blog! What a year it has been. Here’s to many more!

  10. DCJoe says:

    The only blog that even comes close to yours is http://verylikea.blogspot.com/. It’s just that yours has so many more posts. Congratulations!

  11. Happy blog-iversary! Here’s to another great year!

  12. Mimi says:

    Bwahahahahahhahaaha! Celebrating a Blogoversary as it should be done!

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