I’d almost forgotten, but 5 years ago I sat down and launched this little undertaking with a single entry for the entire month that said absolutely nothing. I couldn’t come up with anything else to say until the following January.
Now it’s a half-decade later and SEB has grown more than I ever expected it would. Had you told me back in 2001 that in five years time there would be over 4500 entries and over 50,000 comments I’d have laughed at the idea that I’d been able to run a blog for five years, let alone any of the other accomplishments. This blog has gotten me invited to be on a news special, introduced me to many people I consider good friends despite never having met them, kept me afloat during my first ever experience with unemployment, and just generally has been one of the better things in my life that I am very proud of. I’d like to take a moment to thank each and every one of you who float by here every day to see what idiotic thing I’ve written as of late. You’re what makes it all worthwhile and I am always humbled and flattered that you make this a stop on your rounds.
Now then, I promised a few days back to put up a picture of me showing what I look like with hair and a trimmed up beard as that’s what I had for our Christmas pictures this year. So I fired up the webcam and took the following grainy picture:
My, but I am a handsome devil.