27 October 2006
The Exile-Blog's first birthday.
|This blog is now a year old; something that amazes even me. I wondered when I starteed the thing if I would get to Christmas, and here we are a full 12 months later, still tapping away.|
This posting is number 420, which means that I have pretty much written a full-length book over the past year. Looking over them, some are things that I am proud to have written, others I wish that I had been sober that night!
My first ever posting read:
I have been thinking about starting a blog for months, but indolence always prevented it from happening. It is said that hard work never hurt anyone, but I prefer not to take any chances. Two things happened to change my mind:As I wrote then, it's my toy, but I'm pleased to note that I have given some serious grief to the hand shandyists for war - you know who you are, lads, and don't need a link.
The second factor that led to this blog has never been properly addressed. Why not? Probably because I had more fun taunting the cakewalkers than anything else. On that matter I note that, also on the blog's first day, the score in Iraq reached 2,000 dead Americans. Today it is over 2,800, and the number of cakewalkers grows fewer with every passing day. As I wrote then: "Enjoy what's left of the war, lads, 'cos the peace for you is going to be lousy".
Nothing has happened over the past year that would make me want to change that sentence one jot.