Tuesday, May 15, 2007

365 Days Later

It’s my first blogiversary, and I have only an hour left to celebrate. What should I do?

1) Host a debate: "blogiversary" or "blog birthday"? (Personally, I’ve always preferred blogiversary, but HBM likes blog birthday, and she speaks with authority, that woman. Plus – if it’s my blog birthday, then that means I’m almost like Gwen – and that makes me happy.)

2) Report that last night I had my very first bloggy dream. In it, I bumped into Antique Mommy, who was sipping coffee in a restaurant with her family. I ran up and gave her a big hug (much to her confusion) and then I left the restaurant and walked around downtown for awhile with Eminem. (I think he had a bit of a crush on me.)

3) Pick out my favourite posts. (I like this one. And this one. And this one. I don’t know that I like them best. But I like them.)

4) Meditate on the nature of blogging (oops, did that Friday).

5) Meditate on the nature of motherhood (oops, did that yesterday).

6) Give myself a blog make-over (oops, did that Saturday).

7) Go to bed and listen to the rain pattering on the roof while I snuggle up with The World According to Mimi Smartypants and my self-selected Mother’s Day gift, Unstrange Minds: Remapping the World of Autism.

8) Write up a linky and poetic description of my blog, its range of subject matter and its stylistic vagaries, a veritable compendium of all things BubandPie.

9) Settle at last, to my own satisfaction, the true spelling of my blogging pseudonym. Is it bubandpie? Ms./Dr./Professor Bub and Pie? BubandPie? B&P? (Is there something fundamentally wrong with me, a woman who is unable to devise a moniker without borrowing her children’s nicknames?)

Can you guess which options I picked?

43 comments:

Mary-LUE said...

I don't know which one you picked, but I've always loved Professor BubandPie. I think it has a nice ring to it.

Happy Blog Birthday!

wordgirl said...

I agree with Mary-lue. You've got a title...you should use it so everyone will know how LEARN-ED (yes, pronounce it that way) you are. I enjoy all of your posts, but I'll check out the ones you've singled out for us. Happy Blog Birthday.

slouching mom said...

Congratulations! And number 7.

So glad you're here
In the blogosphere.

It's a birthday ditty!

something blue said...

Happy Anniversary of the Bub and Pie blog! Here is to many more...

Of course Eminem would have a crush on you.

Lady M said...

Happy Blog-obirthday! Is that a reasonable compromise of celebratory names?

I like Dr. B&P

Owlhaven said...

Happy Blogiversary! I've enjoyed reading you this year!!



Mary, mom to many, including 2 still in Ethiopia

Mimi said...

Happy blogiversary! bubandpie. Like the new look, btw.

Theresa said...

Happy bloganniversary, blogobirthday, bloggingversary, bloggybirthday, bloggerversary, oh well, whatever. This is my first stop here, so I missed out on your whole first year. Professor Bub and Pie sounds good, it has a nice official ring to it.

Luisa Perkins said...

Ummm, I'm thinking no. 7. Because that's what I'd do.

Happy Blog Birthday, and Many Happy Returns!

cinnamon gurl said...

Happy Blogoversary!!

#7 all the way...

Love your bloggy dream... welcome to bloggy dreamers' club.

Andrea said...

Happy blogiversary! Here's hoping for many more to come.

Christina said...

Happy blogiversary! Hope you chose the option to curl up in bed with good books!

Suz said...

Yay for #7. I love reading while listening to rain. Happy blogoversary!

mamatulip said...

I laid in bed last night and listened to the rain, too. But I didn't dream about bloggers or pop stars. ;)

Happy Blog Birthday!

Ms. McFearsome said...

Happy Blogobirthversary, Profdocms. bub&Pie.

Glad you're here!

Christine said...

Happy Blog Birthday!

Gwen said...

You did pick a very auspicious day to begin blogging. And I think you should just go with Queen. That always works for me. :)

Happy Whatever Day a day late!

Karen said...

Here's to many happy returns of the day!
I'm thinking you read in bed, which is an excellent choice...
If you want to do more options, we could plan a week long birthday celebration, you know, like for a queen (there's a title! - speaking of which, it's the internet, no? You could be revdrb&p? That'd help with all the blogging weddings and such....

Bon said...

happy birthday, B&P. or blogiversary, as you wish. i like both. i think it really is more of a birthday, since the blog is essentially something one births, brings to life with words, rather than a partner one is lucky enough to find.

i like the crusts post. a lot. even more this time around.

and i like #7 too. :)

glad you're out here.

kgirl said...

Ooh, number 7, I hope.
Happy blogiversaryday!

Kyla said...

Happy blogiversary, which I prefer because we are all married to our blogs. ;)
Or happy blog birthday, because we did creatively birth these spaces.

Your choice. :)

mayberry said...

whatever you call the day, or yourself -- hope it's lovely just like your blog.

Robbin said...

Happy Bloggyversary!

And wow! The anniversary of my blog is just next month! And it's actually my THIRD.

You seemed so slick and professional, I was sure you had been doing it for AGES!

(And I love Antique Mommy. I have dreams of meeting her all the time, only I am MUCH more starstruck in my dreams.)

Jenifer said...

A happy belated Blogiversary to you! I think you choose #7....

Best wishes for many more wonderful posts!

The Mad Momma said...

congratulations.. it feels like you've just always been there to inspire... i didnt realise i've been blogging longer than you!

kittenpie said...

Happy blogday!

Susanne said...

Happy blogiversary. (I love HBM, but sometimes even she isn't right.)

Isn't it great? A whole year.

Mad Hatter said...

As you know, Isn't it Ironic? is one of my favs from the ouvre. I keep thinking that we need to hold a contest to come up with an alternative moniker for you--a name of your own as it were. It always seems so odd to want to say, "So Bub&Pie, how are Bub and Pie?" Maybe you should just be Dr. Blog or Professor Mommy Blogger or some such thing. Now that I know your real name, I can't imagine a more poetic yet down-to-earth moniker for you, so I think I will keep writing B&P while calling you G____ in my head.

Happy belated blogiversary. May you continue, hale and happy on the keyboard of life.

NotSoSage said...

Happy (belated) blogiversary, B&P!

My parents would say, "Long may your big jib draw."

ewe are here said...

Congrats on 365 days! woo hoo!

And I like the title of your blog... ;-)

Lawyer Mama said...

I prefer made up words like Blogiversary.

If I were you, I'd have gone with #7!

I always think of you in short form in my head - B&P. But I'm lazy like that. If I ever meet you in person I'll have the hardest time NOT referring to your kids as Bub and Pie and you as B&P. Those are just your names in my own little reality and it's all about me.... No, wait this isn't my blog!

Major Bedhead said...

The books. Definitely curled up with the books.

And I'm in the blogiversary camp, too. So, Happy Blogiversary!

Mary G said...

I love your makeover. Congrats on the 365! (I'm dodging.) B&P is nice - a little different, with the ampersand -- but it does require three shifts, so who'se lazy, lawyer mama. I guess you'll go with bubandpie.

Mouse said...

Congratulations or many happy returns, whichever is more appropriate. So this means I've been reading you for almost a year--I think I found you last June and became a regular reader soon after. And I have enjoyed it mightily!

Beck said...

Happy blogthingy day! I always think of you as B&P, really, which isn't too cumbersome.

Jill said...

You're always B&P to me. Happy Birthday!

mcewen said...

I'm reading Roy Grinker too! Only on chapter two though as by the time I get to bed to read I'm practically nodding off.
Happy blowsery! [sounds better phonetically]

nomotherearth said...

Happy (insert word here)! There's never enough time to read these days, so I hope that's the option you picked.

Catherine said...

Happy Blog Birthday!! And, nice new look! :)

theflyingmum said...

I like "blog birhtday" because birthdays=presents. Go buy yourself some presents!

DaniGirl said...

Happy Blogiversary to one of my favourites!! You've made the momosphere a better place.

Rock the Cradle said...

Congratulations on your Blogday/Blogiversary!

Hope I get to read more and more this coming year...

Cheers!

Antique Mommy said...

Happy Blog Birthday! I have so enjoyed reading your posts this past year even though you are so smart sometimes you make my head hurt (in a good way!) Here's to another 365!