Five Years In and Still Going Strong

Well, well. Today is my bloggy-bloggy-birthday. This little blog is FIVE years old today. It is merely a fluke of nature that the blog was birthed on Pi Day, but that always gives me something else to celebrate.

I deserve a parade, or something. That’s it – my very own float in the geek’s Pi Parade. Bring me my tiara and don’t forget a piece of pie!

What started as a rant about bad manners led to politics, of course. Duh. A year went by, and the blog got its sea-legs.. After two years, there were more readers, more commenters and I was venturing out to meet face to face some of the intertubez folks that were previously called “friends I haven’t met yet.” Year three showed even more growth, including the first picture of little ol’ me holding my favorite dessert. 2008 was my first CPAC, where I was indoctrinated in “The Rules” and met Erick the Giant Slayer and the neighbor I didn’t know I had. Then birthday number four rolled around. The blog was bursting at its seams with many friends, a few enemies (remember, Rule 4) and parsecs of snarkage. Just a few days after that celebration, I coined my favorite phrase of 2010, “Sometimes the stupidity of people just stupefies me.” During this past year, along with dishing out massive amounts of discontent on the powers that be and the media minions who lick their toes, I was also invited to join the blogging families of Potluck and PeachPundit. Happy, happy, happy – just spreading the joy, baby.

Pi, in and of itself, can make a political statement. Imagine these two having a discussion on the steps of the Wisconsin Capitol. There, I knew you’d get it. What a perfect illustration of the moronisphere of politics populated with your standard sleazy Democrats, standard sleazy Republicans, standard sleazy Independents, screaming Union goons, whining Presidents, scheming First Ladies, incompetent government officials. And I didn’t even mention Georgia, that bastion of gentility in government affairs. Sex, lobbyists, video tape. Oh wait, that was last session.

In searching for Pi-related party favors, I ran across this interesting cartoon where dinosaurs are discussing Pi Approximation Day at The World of Pi (no, it’s not a restaurant).

Oh, the horror! Pi approximation? Reducing the exactness of exquisite perfection to a mere approximation? Egad! That’s like saying a stick drawing is a suitable rendering of the Mona Lisa. What interested me the most is the what the T-Rex says in the last frame…“Failure is just success rounded down, my friend.”

If ever there was a motto for the Obama Legacy, that’s it. Bam. You’re welcome. I’m feeling very Maleficent today, so watch your step.

As always, I want to thank The Anchoress for providing the spark. See what you started?!?! 😉

UPDATE: I always knew that Albert Einstein was born today (how fittin’), but March 14 is also Truett Cathy’s birthday. (For you pesky non-natives, he is the inventor of my addiction, Chick-fil-A). He is 90 years young today. Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha…now I have a reason to link to my favorite song.

UPDATE II: Instalanche! Thanks Professor Glenn for the birthday wishes. I was walking in the door of the PeachPundit Road Show when the ‘lanche hit, so I was a’schmoozin’ it up instead of sitting at home watching the sitemeter spin into the stratosphere. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

UPDATE III: And look! There was a Memorandum thread for little ol’ me, while I was a’schmoozin’, too! (Thanks Fausta!)



  1. Fausta said,

    March 14, 2011 at 8:37 am

    And keep up the good work!


  2. radiopatriot said,

    March 14, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Five years is quite an accomplishment! I’m one of the “friends you hadn’t met yet” who met you at the 2008 CPAC. (I still have your bidness card).

    Congratulations, and here’s hoping there’ll be five more years of Obi’s Sister to hang out with on occasion!


    Andrea Shea King
    over at the Radio Patriot


  3. 1MadJack said,

    March 14, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Congratulations on making it to 5 years of age. You may begin Kindergarten now. 😉 Oh and I see Andrea and Mr. BigFurHat know you, so you’ve made it BIG. Happy St. Patty’s day in advance also! 🙂


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  5. buttwheat said,

    March 14, 2011 at 11:36 am

    pie? whut kinda pie? goozberee? cheree alamoad? punkin? blooberee?

    happy anavursuree der obi’s sistur!


  6. Claudia said,

    March 14, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Congrats on doing this for 5 years! Here’s for 5 + 50 more years!


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  9. Adrienne said,

    March 14, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Happy Blogoversary! May we be fortunate enough to have you blogging for at least the next 20 years…


  10. vanderleun said,

    March 14, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Never leave.


  11. mojo said,

    March 14, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Don’t forget the Tennessee legislature that passed a law defining PI as 3.

    To simplify things, don’tcha know.


  12. Obi's Sister said,

    March 14, 2011 at 4:36 pm



  13. Steve Burri said,

    March 14, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Ha! All your attempts at logical thought concerning Pi are in fact just circular reasoning.

    Happy blog birthday, Obi’s Grandma!


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  15. steveegg said,

    March 14, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Congrats on 5 years, and many more.


  16. james said,

    March 14, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Happy happy joy joy!!
    5 years old is a big step! Congrats to you and all you do


  17. March 14, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Happy blogday! Five years is an achievement and I hope that the next five are just as enjoyable for you!


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  21. KingShamus said,

    March 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Here’s to many more blog-o-birthdays.



  22. David said,

    March 15, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Happy Blog-Birthday!!


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  24. Revnant Dream said,

    March 16, 2011 at 12:59 am

    You have a pretty nice Blog. Cheers to you & another 5 years.


  25. driver said,

    March 16, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Sorry I missed your blog-birthday, but you may enjoy this “Song about Pi” by my friend Lucy Kaplansky nevertheless.


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