No, the title of this entry actually has nothing to do with what I’m going to write next — it’s just something I always wanted to say, and the one month anniversary of My Cool Job seemed to be an appropriate occasion. Then again, probably finding a quarter under my couch cushion would be also — I just love saying it.
I’m certainly a noob when it comes to blogging, but I’ve learned a great deal during the past month, most of which I have had to relearn in the last few weeks since WordPress changed its format. I expect I’ll still be learning for as long as I’m around, and everyone who’s commented or written a blog entry that I thought was awesome has taught me something along the way.
I’ve had a great time corresponding with the folks that I’ve presented here, and I’ve learned that there are cool jobs out there that I’d never even thought about, or that I never expected that so many people would be interested in (you wouldn’t believe how many hundreds of people have looked at “Watchmaker“). I’ve enjoyed having something to chat about with acquaintances (“So what have you been up to lately, Carrie?” “Oh, just e-mailing the Syrian Ambassador, and by the way I suspect he thinks Bush is a weenie but is too diplomatic to come out and say so.”) I’ve enjoyed all of the time I’ve spent commenting on everyone else’s blog as well — I think an expansion of my blogroll will soon be in order.
I’ve made some great blog-buddies, and special thanks to Khyri, planetross and CurlyWurlyGurly for not only entertaining the hell out of me, but being brave contributors and loyal readers as well. You are all the jiggiest!
I’d also like to give an honorable mention to the retarded trolls at Slap for rocketing my stats up through a link from a thread on their forum. While most of their asinine comments concerning the Pro Skateboarder entry will sit in limbo for the rest of eternity (because they already have their own mean-spirited and not very interesting forum to make stupid comments), I would like to let them all know the following:
1) I think Pro Skateboarder Doug Brown’s a nice guy and I am proud to have him as a contributor on My Cool Job;
2) Their idiocy completely backfired — the amount of traffic on that entry is so high that any search for “Pro Skateboarder” now invariably comes up with the blog entry they’ve been so condescending about;
3) Nice try with the link you sent, trolls–but I’ve already seen “Two Girls, One Cup” and so I expect it didn’t have the desired effect on me that was intended. I refuse to link to the video. Even a description of it would turn your stomach. Just think of what they did as the internet equivalent of leaving a flaming bag of dog poo on my virtual porch.
4) I’m sure they’re not sharing this with each other, but it does appear that a lot of them are reading other entries on the site as well, which I find extremely amusing. Guess there isn’t much going on in Mom’s basement these days and they need the stimulation.
They’ll get bored and move on, but hopefully the rest of you will stay tuned to see what’s coming up next. I actually took a chance and wrote to one of my own personal heroes and role models to see if she would contribute, and she did! I’m thrilled to say that after tomorrow’s Casual Friday entry I’ll be taking the time to present her entry on Saturday.
Who is this mystery woman? What is her cool job? How do you keep a My Cool Job reader in suspense?