100 Blog Posts

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I did it!

Yesterday, I completed my 100th blog post. Woo!

Blogging has been a much more interesting endeavor than I originally predicted.

Writing every day for an audience (even if the audience is mostly friends and family), revealing my opinions to the world, and, consequently, receiving the occasional bit of hate mail has made me feel like a writer again.

So, in celebration of the big 100, I’ve consulted my site stats to bring you a countdown of my most popular blog posts to date.

10. Famous Camelback Mountain

I’m so happy this one made the list. It’s about an old postcard I picked up at an antique store and how it makes me confront my mortality.

9. Promises, Promises

Sometimes, I’m not the best wife. Here’s a list of promises I made to my husband. I broke each an every one of them.

8. Cute-Girl-Crazy Face

To put it simply, I am not cute.

7. Beach House Hunting

My family rents a beach house each year. Here’s my blog post about how much I love this tradition with a bunch of memories from our 25+ years on the sand.

6. Neck Injury

This blog post is not good at all. The only reason it makes the list is because I get at least one hit per day because someone googles Beetlejuice shrunken head. Not my best work, folks.

5. Pre-Pregnant

After I got married, my career got a little wonky. Could it be?

4. From Brunette to Blonde…A Journey

Thinking about a major hair color change? Read this.

3. An Extremely Exciting Blog Post about the Photos in My Wallet

I suspect this one comes in at #3 because my cousin’s high school senior photo was featured. Her office co-workers found this post and had some fun. Apologies (again) to my cousin.

2. Olive Branch

This was a terrifying post in which I tried to make amends with my childhood friend who I had not spoken to in over a year. It all worked out. We’re back together. Phew!

1. Thin It to Win It

Another terrifying post in which I admit that I enjoy being thin. Some people got real mad.

An Extremely Exciting Blog Post About the Photos in My Wallet

These are with me at all times. For no good reason.

These are the photos that are in my wallet.

They are with me all the time. Because they are wallet-sized and I don’t have any other place to put them. I also like them and I’m short on ideas right now so here’s a brief explanation for each.

1. My adorable nieces from years ago. They wear bras and braces now.

2. My other adorable niece from Lou’s side of the family. Last time I saw her, she looked like this.

3. Anthony Hart and I at the Brophy prom in 1999.

4. My mother and us kids at my oldest brother’s wedding in 1997-ish.

5. The Menconi children. Taken at an Olan Mills studio (where else?) in 1987.

6. Cousin Kirsten’s senior photo. Sorry, Kirsten!

7. Lou and I at the Heard Museum. This photo was printed in Java Magazine. I gave this to him and wrote, “That’s it…you’re stuck with me.” Then he gave it back to me, apparently.

8. My father as a baby with his parents. Somewhere in Illinois.

9. Taken at month #2 of dating Lou. I was brunette and he was shaggy.