One year ago today

I wrote this:

Happy Birthday to me.

As a birthday present to myself, I have
decided to enter the 21st century and gt my very own


We’ll see how this works. I had intended to
use this blog as a backup to the stories I post at,, and

I will, of course, offer the occasional de
rigeur snarky comments and rants.


We’ll have to see how it


One year, 373 posts and something over 270,000 visitors later — here we are.

I say “something over” because I was blogging for four months before I finally bribed someone to hook me up to SiteMeter.

All-in-all, I’m very pleased with my little blog, and I’m looking forward to another year of stories, recipes, snark, drink mixes and advice.

I’d like to thank my Gentle Readers and all those confused souls who linked to this blog — bless your hearts.

Now. The gentle whiff of applesauce cake and three-alarm structure fire has hinted that my cake is ready, so I’m going to go grab a fire extinguisher and have some birthday cake.

See y’all tomorrow.


Meditations on forgiveness
Mindset, mindset, mindset

40 thoughts on “One year ago today”

  1. OMG, Happy Born Day! You and my Favorite Pimpilicious Cadillac Driver share a birthday!
    I hope you have a MOST excellent day and get all sorts of DIVINE presents.

  2. Happy Birthday, sweetie.

    I have a present for you. I’ll be over this evening to give it to you. 😉

    I wish you many, many more years of blogging, LD. Yours is by far one of the very best in blogland.

    You have a gift for writing and you know how to keep your readers glued to their screens. For that, I thank you.

  3. Happy Birthday Lawdog!

    Many thanks for the work you do and the posts you make to this entertaining and informative Blog.

  4. Happy Birthday Lawdog!

    It’s been a great year just reading your stories, rants and funny posts. Keep up the great writing and trust me, we’ll keep reading for many years to come.


  5. Congrats, LD, I greatly appreciate your insights and experiences…now finish the damn gorilla suit story!

  6. May you enjoy your birthday with a nice “cheesecake”, an adult beverage, and an aggressive EarthFirst!er to take out your aggressions on.

  7. Happy Birthday brother. Funny how it all seems to slip by so fast, but I’ll echo the sentiment you wrote in my freshman yearbook.

    “May you die in bed at age 90 shot by a jealous husband.”

    Best of everything.


  8. Happy Birthday, ‘Dog. I hope that you’ve enjoyed writing your ‘blog this past year as much as I’ve enjoyed reading it.

    Hmmm…I see that you’re like me: you just get better looking every year. All the best to you.

  9. Happy Birthday ‘Dog, from one of the confused souls that link to your site.
    And Maaaaaany MOOOOOORRRRRE!

  10. Happy Birthday!

    Only one year on the Blog? Man, it feels like I’ve known you for far, far longer than that. Must be all the great stories you’ve told that make you seem like a friend I’ve yet to meet.

    Enjoy your cake. Enjoy your day. And come sit down and tell us another one or two, soon.

  11. Happy B-Day atcha!

    I know I can always count on a smile and a chuckle at your “place”! Thanks!

  12. Happy B-Day Lawdog!

    Now, I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of these guys, they’re irreverent, rude, and downright funny. But they do ask that we forgive them, because they’re Canadian. *grin*

    Withouth further ado, is their version of “Happy Birthday”

    Once a year we celebrate,
    With stupid hats and plastic plates,
    The fact that you were able to make
    Another trip around the sun.
    And the whole clan gathers ’round,
    And gifts and laughter do abound.
    And we let out a joyful sound
    And sing that stupid song.

    Happy birthday!
    Now you’re one year older.
    Happy birthday!
    Your life still isn’t over.
    Happy birthday!
    You did not accomplish much.
    But you didn’t die this year, I guess that’s good enough.

    So let’s drink to your fading health,
    And hope you don’t remind yourself,
    Your chance of finding fame and wealth,
    Decrease with every year.
    ‘Cause if you feel you’re doing laps,
    And eating food and taking naps,
    And hoping that someday perhaps
    Your life may hold some cheer.

    Happy birthday!
    What have you done that matters?
    Happy birthday!
    You’re starting to get fatter.
    Happy birthday!
    It’s downhill from now on.
    Try not to remind yourself your best years are all gone.

    If cryogenics were all free,
    Then you could live like Walt Disney.
    And live for all eternity,
    inside a block of ice.
    But instead your time is set.
    This is the only life you get.
    And though it hasn’t ended yet,
    Sometimes you wish it might.

    Happy birthday!
    You wish you had more money.
    Happy birthday!
    Your life’s so sad it’s funny.
    Happy birthday!
    How much more can you take?
    But your friends are hungry, so just cut the stupid cake.

    Happy birthday!
    Happy birthday!

  13. Well, congratulations. I, fer dang sure, enjoy and appreciate your observations, perstpective, and musings, not to mention the recipes.

    I just finished Bill Jordan’s “No Second Place Winners”, and I sense a little of the same story-telling style and dry wit – Coincidence or just a “Texas thang . . . ” ?

    Anyway, thanks for the thoughtful stimulation and giggles

    Best regards,
    XLMiguel, formerly Mike in VA

  14. Happy B-Day, Brother LawDawg, on behalf of all of us at THR.

    Least, I think I can speak for everyone in saying that…

  15. Happy Birthday, from yet another misbegotten soul who links to you!

  16. Happy birthday LD, although I’ve only been reading your stuff a little while it is definatly a favorite. Keep up the good work and let’s be careful out there!

  17. Happy Birthday, LD!

    Keep up the good work.

    Any finish the pink gorilla story…

  18. Happy (belated) Birthday, Dawg!

    May your successes always increase, friend.

    Sloop New Dawn
    Galveston, TX

  19. Happy Birthday LawDog – a bit belated – may you have many more.
    May you also keep entertaining us with your stories and make our waistlines fuller trying your recipes. Hats off to you!!

  20. Didn’t get on the computer last night, so you’ll just have to take this a day late: Happy Birthday, sir, and thank you! OldeForce

  21. Ever so Happy Belated, mr. Dog.

    I don’t know for which I envy you more: the experiences which fill your life’s book up to now or the wit and eloquence with which you relate them.

    Regardless, thank you profusely for both.

  22. A couple of days late and more than a dollar short (as usual), but HAPPY B-Day anyhow!

  23. Happy birthday, br’r Dog. I passed through your town the night before last and thought warm thoughts your way. Would’ve stopped if I were driving and it hadn’t been after midnight to boot.

    Kateykakes, you’re a tease, and it’ll probably bring you to a bad end. 🙂

  24. Hippo Belated Birdie. Mine was four days prior to yours. [My car overheated, I had 1.5 hours of overtime, I tried to go to the after-hours ticket payment window and couldn’t find a cop to let me in, I got a migraine and puked in my lunchbox, crawled directly into the tub and then to bed…]

    Here’s hoping your birthday was better than this mortician’s!

  25. I know what I was doing 13 years ago on your birthday.
    My sons’ birthday too. 😀
    Hope it was awesome, LD. You deserve the best!!

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