Thursday, November 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Mommy



One hundred sounds really old, doesn't it? Come to think, I don't think I've ever met anyone who was one hundred. But this isn't about anyone, and we're certainly not celebrating anything that has achieved one hundred status. I've not made a replica of the Hollywood sign with one hundred sugar cubes, for example, or swallowed one hundred fireflies. This isn't even my hundredth blog entry, it's my seventy-eighth for those of you who are counting. But this is a monumental anniversary, nonetheless. It's Mommy's birthday. And by Mommy, I don't mean Sally, my biological mommy, her birthday is Income Tax Day. No, today Mommy With a Penis is a spry one year old.

Birthdays are usually a time for self reflection, for looking back at the previous year and weighing achievements vs. missteps. It's a good time to create lists for the upcoming year, to meditate on future blog entries. For instance, do I reexplore the train wreck that is Carrie Prejean, or do I stick with anecdotal tales about my family? Do I continue to question the sexual orientation of a certain Maverick, or post more pictures of my son wearing tutus and sparkly shoes, which surely will require years of future therapy? So much to consider. It really is a great time for self evaluation, assessment, trajectory, conclusion.

But, fuck it, I'm not going to do any of that. Don't get me wrong, more than anything I'd like to be significant. I'd like to say something earth shattering about blogging that would make each and every one of you nod your head and gasp. But I got nothing. So, instead, I'm going to thank all of you for being fabulous and sticking with me. It's been a wonderful ride thus far. An E ticket ride to say the least. And it wouldn't have been as fun without all of you. (Well, let's be honest, which one of us really wants to write in a vacuum?)

I'll let you in on a little secret. Mommy With a Penis is going through a change. No, not the change...a change. It's time for a sprucing up. A spring cleaning. A full blown rhinoplasty. That's right, MWAP will soon be under construction. Up till now, I've been content with my stock Blogger template, but it's time to express myself artistically and create a new look. My look. Something bolder. Something more eye catching. Something...penisy. (If you have suggestions, please be sure to leave them.)

Besides the facelift, what does Mommy With a Penis plan to do to celebrate? I'm going to bake myself a cake...


Something cream filled, I think!

17 comments:

Michael Rivers said...

Congrats on the year! I just celebrated mine on Nov. 10th. I know the work it takes. I'm looking forward to seeing your new look!

The Only Girl said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday! Can't wait to see the new look.

FYI - that 100 year old woman looks suspiciously like my mother-in-law . . . yikes!

Mr. Knucklehead said...

Note to Author: We're about half a generation away from no one understanding that "E-Ticket" reference. Nowadays they just think it's something you download from the Internet and print out.

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

Umm, that photo is a Riot!
Happy Anniversary! Looking forward to your makeover. Will you have a dramatic unveiling that makes us cry?

Vodka Mom said...

Happy Birthday Hutch! I mean, Happy birthday BLOG.

And the pic is fantastic. Now, how about a slice of that cake?

ShAKirA CHOONG said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MOMMY! CONGRATULATIONS!!! Keep up the great work. I honestly love reading your posts!
Cheers!

iieeef said...

aw Hutch, you look really GREAT in that pic!!!

Lainie Ventura said...

Happy Birthday Fabulous!!! Save me some of that cake! xox

Heidi said...

Congrats on your first year of blogging! Keep up the good work.

surprised mom said...

Congratulations on one year! Love the blog! Interested to see the new look. Can't wait til you cut the cake.

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Beware of WordPress evangelists. That's my advice.

Ted said...

Congrats on the one year milestone. That's very impressive. Have enjoyed reading your posts and look forward to many more. And I understand the need to spruce up -- back when I ran a website, we changed the design every year. Looking forward to your blog's new "face".

Frau said...

Congrats on your one year! I can hardly wait for the new look...I wish I could have a piece of that cake.

C said...

bwahahahah! i love that cake mold! congrats on the one year mark with many more to come! cant wait to see what you come up with here!

c

CSY said...

Happy Birthday, Mommy!!! LOVE your blog! Save me a piece of that cake, will ya?

headbang8 said...

Your blog is both beautifully written, and important for the world to read. Keep it up.

Jason, as himself said...

Oooooo, something penisy!

Hi, I'm over from C's blog, and I gotta say I'm hooked already. My husband and I also got married in that four month window, and we have an adopted son and two daughters from a previous marriage.

Now...I must go and read some more about Mommy With a Penis...