My First Anniversary is Dynomite!
A year ago today I sprang forth this blog. A year ago today I unleashed this photo.
And you wept until your eyes became puffy and red. And you looked up to the heavens and pleaded for mercy. And you clutched at your heart and wailed, “No, God! Nooooo!”
And you were laughing at me but I confused it with pity.
Because today it seems fitting — on my one-year blogoversary — that I share some of that spotlight with you.
Today you will place your vote for one of our four Dynomite! contenders.
The winner will be declared the most Dynomite! of all.
But, wait, there’s more!
The winner will have their photo posted on my blog site for all the world to admire (see Jason at bottom-right).
But, wait, there’s still more!
The winner will be awarded a Basket O’ Nostalgia, featuring flashback items hand-picked by 1979-Angie — to be revealed when our Dynomite! winner is announced next week!
Yes. Pinch yourself because this is all happening.
Now let’s catch up with our round of contestants.
It’s like magic watching all of those different ways the scarves can be tied! I was at TJ Maxx today and they had a display of scarves. I’m guilty of standing there looking at them thinking, “I can tie it like this…or like that…or like this…”
(My bolo tie) was handmade. No, not by me. I bought it when I worked in a glass gallery. People didn’t notice the braces when I wore the bolo tie. It was my train-track diversion technique. Keeping my mouth closed worked, too.
Angie, where we differ is that I’ve spent many years learning to block out these memories, followed by a strict diet of vodka to make sure any lingering memories were completely wiped out. I seriously don’t remember having this picture taken.
I can understand why you’re picking on me. I really can. But let’s all stop a moment and reflect on what someone was thinking in this photo. Not me (“I am rocking this active wear”), not the cat (“$^%&#*@($&^%^#*@@($&%”), but my mother who took the actual photo. What the hell was she thinking?
Vote today, vote tomorrow, vote every day if the feeling moves you — polling will end at 6:00 AM CST next Monday.