Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Happy One Year Blogiversary To Me!

Yes, this week is my one year anniversary. I can't believe that I've been blogging for a whole year now, but it's true. When I first started out, I wasn't sure what I was doing, but within a week I had pretty much figured out this whole blogging thing.

Forget the fact that most of my *real life* friends don't know what a blog is, nor do they care.

Forget the fact that I now routinely embarrass my family & friends by taking pictures of everything.

Forget the fact that my laundry now remains piled high and my house needs attention.

Forget all that! I'm a blogger now, so I do have a mission. Just don't ask me what that mission is. I still haven't quite figured that one out. Was my mission to spill my guts about my past and make others despise my mother? No. Not really. Honestly, I don't know what my plan was and still don't because this is all a work in progress. I can tell you that I feel like I've had the best therapy available in the last year. Some of us need to purge ourselves of the past in order to move happily into the future without being weighed down by that excess baggage left over from the past. I can tell you that it has certainly been successful for me.

So, in honor of my one year anniversary, I'd like to share with you one of my very first posts, since it's highly unlikely that it was read by more than one or two people. Enjoy!

Snooty Primadona's Musings, Opinions & Critiques on Just About Everything Under The Sun… (Which translates to: I can insult the best & worst of people.)

Okay, I feel that I must say this upfront. I'm about as far from a "snooty primadona" as a woman could possibly get. However, I just love that title and had to make it mine! Quite frankly, the older I get, the more irreverent I get, so this just makes so much sense.

This is a picture of me from a few years ago when Big D, Big C and I all had our salsas entered in the Austin Hot Sauce Festival. I think this was from the 3rd year we all entered and DIDN'T WIN ...AGAIN!

I quite often stick my size 8.5 foot in my mouth even though I seriously don't mean to, but then sometimes I do mean to. Okay, I'm a paradox unto myself, but it doesn't end here by any means. People are so very strange and I like to toss wrenches into the works whenever possible. Whenever someone I know (and don't necessarily like) gets too full of himself or herself, I have this uncontrollable urge to knock them back to reality. (Yes, morons, we are all, alas, humans. It's just that some of us aren't sheep...) I just cannot help myself because it's always so much fun to do so. I like to do things like inquire as to whether it's time for them to take their medication or suggest it might be time for whatever meditation exercises they practice, to begin. I get many indignant stares as well as stares of disbelief, which are always most rewarding. Then I just let out a little giggle and move on to something else. Once again, get over yourselves.

I've always loved that line of Julia Robert's in "Pretty Woman" when she gets in the elevator for the first time & says "OH NO! I HAVE A RUN IN MY PANTYHOSE! OH WAIT! I'M NOT WEARING ANY PANTYHOSE!" That always cracks me up and the look on that woman's face is priceless!

ON ANOTHER NOTE: For the last several months, I've been undergoing a lot of dental agony, with not just one, but 3 dental MD's. Some of you with dental phobias might want to go on to the next post here. One is a regular dentist, one is a periodontist, and the other is an oral surgeon. I started out with an abscess tooth (yup, OUCH!) so, my regular dentist referred me to both the periodontist & the oral surgeon. The former for a spine tingling & excruciating "deep cleaning" and the latter for a 3-part root canal. Can we talk fun here??? Painkillers NOR Xanax worked on me for any of these procedures, but I've defied the odds & lived to tell the tale. For all of the above procedures I really wish that I'd had my Ipod because the sounds made by the doctors' tools were actually worse than the procedures. Forget fingernails on a chalkboard…. that would have been like music compared to this. Soooooo….. $2,000.00 later, I'm told to come back in 6 months to see if the procedures worked. TO SEE IF THE PROCEDURES WORKED?????? ARE THEY KIDDING???? SO THEY GET PAID THAT MUCH MONEY FOR A "MAYBE" YOU'RE TOOTH WILL LAST?? We're talking one tooth here, people. Is there no justice left in toothdom?

Alright, I've taken my Xanax and have calmed down now (just kidding - I don't take anything).... HAPPY? Well, I am happy and that's all that counts in my book, so get over it.

Life is mysterious.... don't take it too serious... and avoid being a moron at all costs. And my biggest piece of advice for the day is: Take. Care. Of. Your. Teeth.


numberonesistah said...

Wow..happy blogaversary for you! I hear you've gotten to know some of my fam. Be afraid, be very afraid! Although, it sounds like you are cut from the same cloth so perhaps it will be peas and carrots after all.

The Incredible Woody said...

Happy Blogaversary!!

Vol Fan has a thing whenever the doctor or dentist does something that hurts really, really bad. He'll grab 'em by the nuts and tell 'em to take it easy. Our doctor and our dentist is very glad that he doesn't visit them often!

Sassy said...

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ONE YEAR!!!! I just hit mine not long ago...I totally agree this is the best therapy for what ails ya!!! I am an addict to this blog and I ♥ it! I loved that part in Pretty Woman as well...and I also love the name you chose for your blog...it's great and HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY TO YOU!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

is it just me, or has the past year flown past?? congrats on this milestone! ya know, I dont know if its just the ones I read or what...I see a fair number of first blogaversaries being celebrated, but cant think of hardly any that have been around 2 or more...

noble pig said...

Happy Blog birthday! Times flies eh! It's been a great year reading about your life, I always, always enjoy coming here.

tardevil said...

You're funny. Happy bloggaversary!

The wife said...

Happy Blogaversary!!!

And Snooty, I'd be honored to come out to Texas if/when the time comes to help plan the daughter's wedding. We can swap crazy mom stories and enjoy cocktails too!!

hermomsometimes said...

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY Wow 12 whole months. Doesn't it make you wonder what you did with your spare time before "the blog".

I so enjoy reading what you write. So keep telling about your life and anything else. I will keep reading.

BJ Roan said...

Happy Blogoversary! If only that darned laundry would learn how to wash itself!

Pleasing Procrasinator said...

Happy Blogiversary Mrs. Snoots!!!
Your sparkling outlook has added much to my life so keep the therapy sessions going:)

Hugs and Love!! Congratulations!!!

Heather said...

All hail Queen Snooty! CONGRATS!

So glad to know I'm not the only one with piles-o-laundry.

Kind freaky on the 1st story though. I have 3 silver fillings to replace on Monday. Honestly I think I'd rather have a colonoscopy.


Janie said...

Happy Blogaversary, Snooty!

You freakin' ROCK!!!!

Flea said...

Well congratulations and happy blogiversary! Are you sure it's only been one year? You've come a long way, baby!

Bottoms up! But only clear liquids, dang it.

Snooty Primadona said...

Blogaversary, Schlmogiversary... Whatever! I'm just glad I found all of ya. But seriously, you know this means you're really twisted, right?

numberonesistah: Oh, I know very well who you are & I say you were cut from one helluva great cloth.

woody: Maybe that's why my oral surgeon retired before it was time to go back. ;-)

Thanks Sassy!

V.V.: I think a lot of us just started around the same time, but I'm glad to have found all of you.

NP(Cathy): You're still the Queen!

tardevil & the wife: Thanks so much. I can't be dragged away now.

tammy's mom: Thanks & I'm glad you joined the ranks of bloggers too!

BJ & PP: Thanks, really. I believe that genius inspires genius.

Heather: Um... yes, they are pretty much up there on the same plane. Ugh!

Right back at ya Janie! I still can't post on your blog since you changed it to the new layout. I. Am. Clueless.

Flea: I KNOW! I may have to back out. Really.

Naz said...

Congrats on the one year mark.


Patricia said...

Happy Blogoversa gorgeous!

...and best wishes for many more.

(find a dentist like mine - one who knows his pharmaceuticals, and isn't afraid to use them) :o)

Treasia said...

Happy Blogaversary to you Ms. Snooty. Goodness times flies. That's about the time I found your blog as we must have started about the same time. Cool.

imbeingheldhostage said...

Congrats to you Snooty, the blog world is a better place now that you're in it! xo!

Staci said...

Congratulations! I just knew you weren't really a Snooty Primadonna, but I sure do covet the name! You brighten my day.

brneyedgal967 said...

Again - add me to your Shitty Blog Friends list because this is such a late CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR BLOGIVERSARY. But, I suck like that. I do.

Still - I was just telling Harley Guy that even if I quit blogging altogether you and I will be life long friends - I've got your numbers and I will call and harass you until one of us keels over. Probably you first, because you're older - (snort) - see, did I make you laugh? But seriously, I count you among my real life friends because you've become that and I can't wait until we get together and have some fun!

brneyedgal967 said...

Shit - I closed out before I posted my last comment.

What I was saying was....

Go ahead and add me to your shitty friends list because this CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR BLOGIVERSARY is so late. But seriously, I am so glad you and I ran across each other blogging. I told Harley Guy just the other day that even if I stopped blogging, I think you and I would be lifelong friends because I have your number and I would continue harassing you until one of us keeled over - probably you first, because you're older and all - *snort* - did ya laugh? Hahahaha.

For real, I count you among my real life friends and I can't wait until we can get together and have some fun!!


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