Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Friday, March 08, 2013

JUMP START

Officially the big day is tomorrow 3/9/13 but I'm giving myself the whole weekend to celebrate.  Thanks to everyone for your company on these
EIGHT
Great Years in Blogland:)
152,000 page views!
Have you learned anything about me? 
P.S. Who is from my big secret blog follower from  Mountainview, California???  

35 comments:

  1. Congrats!! and here is to 8 years more.

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  2. Congrats, Annie! I can't imagine the blogging world without you in it! I hope you've gotten out of it as much as you have given!

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  3. Changes in the Wind -- Thank you Monica, my rootin' tootin' cowgirl friend and author of BUCKSKIN BESSIE one of my favorite all time books!!

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  4. Talon -- Thank you Ms. Poetess with the mostest! We share the moon in the sky.

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  5. YOU ARE SO AWESOME! CONGRATS!!!

    Sandie

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  6. Chatty Crone -- Talk about awesome, you got a lot of that yourself especially on Fun Fridays to keep us smiling all weekend.

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  7. I haven't been here for the whole
    8 years but I'm glad I found you. Congrats on the anniversary and enjoy the celebration.

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  8. Congrats to the one of the best of the net. I agree, if you quit that might do it for me. I just couldn't survive without you. (sniff, sniff)
    I looked to see when I started and see we're both pretty ancient here. Mine was 6-17-04) And I've no idea when we got together but I'm glad I did. cm
    btw: we're in Branson doing some estate work with Marilyn's CPA brother so we're kind of in your neck o the woods.

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  9. Congrats! I don't know how long I've been reading you, but I'm sure it's been almost since the beginning. I was a beta tester on Blogger way back in their infancy & then went "pro". They sent me a hoodie for that. I still wear it even though it's worn & over 10 years old.

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  10. Jeanie -- I am so glad you found me too. Just think of all we have found that we have in common and hopefully I will get to meet you in person this month.

    Cliff -- I met you guys through blogstock 08. Following Nora and Jamie Dawn led to you, Rachel, Ralph, etc. I wanted us to go to that so badly. I did not realize that you had been here a year longer than I. You will always be a favorite familiar face.

    Bonnie (BIZ)-- I know we have been reading each other a long time and I admire you most for your gusto and ability on remodeling and taking on some very difficult tasks. Also your love and support of your family, especially your brother.

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  11. I wish I hadnt missed the first 6 years but I am grateful for the 2 I have been here and to know someone as special as you is on this planet with me.

    love you bunches
    Sonny

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  12. Congratulations! Here's to many more.

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  13. Sonny -- But I believe we've been soul sisters for a long time:)

    Cube -- Thanks. So glad to see you back and glad to know you are recovering well. You've had a bad start to 2013 health wise but things are going to be looking up from now on.

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  14. Hooray! So glad you did, my friend.

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  15. HAPPY HAPPY 8 years!!!!!!!!!

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  16. Congratulations. I have learned many things about you; you used to be a banker and you like chickens, are just two of them.

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  17. Hello Annie
    I'm another who has only known you for a fairly short period of time but certainly enjoy our friendship - look forward to your posts but don't seem to hear from you nearly enough these days lol
    Went and had a lttle look at your original archives earlier - how's Dora these days:)
    Take care
    Cathy

    Cathy @ Still Waters

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  18. Wow! That is totally amazing and so very wonderful, Annie! Congratulations! Have a wonderful weekend to celebrate.

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  19. Congrabulations G.A. on surving 8 years in the blog land.

    I'm not that far behind as I have about 67% of your longevity coming up in May (5 years).

    As for you reader from Mountain View, California, that is a very good question as I have the same wonderful reader visit my blog from time to time as well.

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  20. Riot Kitty -- Thank you! Love your wit and your extreme dedication to your fantastic work. Your try to be tough but you are a marshmallow and most caring of other folks.

    Rob and Monica -- Thanks for this wish and for your Facebook wish too. You guys are the best.

    kenju -- Thank you Judy, and thanks for reading the fine print. We've both been at this a long time and I adore your magic work with flowers plus your no nonsense attitude on issues.

    Cathy -- Glad you discovered Dora. Just one of my many multiple personalities. I am getting behind in my commenting and hope I haven't missed any of your posts. It is great having a friend from Australia. Especially one who shares so many adventures in wonderful photographs.

    Kay -- Thank you. Hopefully my weekend will consist of catching up on all my blog reading. You certainly do a good job of keeping us up-to-date on Hawaii happenings! You also offer some great tips for our computer usage as we surf the internet.

    G.B. Miller -- Thank you for the congrats! Interesting that we have the same lurker possibly. I did see another blogger friend who had feedjit and also has a Mountain View, Ca visitor. Could be we have a mystery.

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  21. Congrats! 8 years ago I was 11. Oh wow. How does that seem so far away?

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  22. Peace love and Sharpies -- What a thrill to see you here and to see you back on Almost Out Of Ink! Love your doodles. I had just checked on you earlier today and missed your most recent post. Oh my your are just a pup. I was 58 when you were 8:) Ain't it awful to have to put business before pleasure?

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  23. Checking to see if your secret follower revealed themselves, Annie.

    Oh, and I forgot to answer your question...which was have I learned anything about you. Well, yes, of course. You reveal so much of yourself here...your compassion, your passion, your kick-assedness (I'm not sure it's a word, but I'm making it one) and that you are a remarkable woman and Ron is blessed to have you in his life...as are all your friends and family.

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  24. Congratulations GA ! Are you still as excited & enthusiastic as you were when you started ?

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  25. Talon -- Thanks for coming back to share what you have learned about me. I accept "kick-assedness" as a word. You were too kind in your comment and I thank you. No I haven't learned who is from Mountain View,California but have learned that others have that same visitor. Curiouser and curiouser.

    Ramakrishnan Ramanathan --Thank you. It has been a joy finding your blog and your fabulous photography.

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  26. Congratulations, Annie! Has it been that long? I'm on my 8th year as well. I started in Jan of 2006 and have been going at it pretty regularly since then.

    I wish you many more happy years in Blogland!

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  27. Ileana -- I am so grateful to know you and appreciate all the encouragement you have given me on m art work. You are a spectacular artist and I envy you the art community in Miami. Thanks for you congrats and soon we'll be wishing you the same.

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  28. Congrats, GA!!! I have learned that you keep your sharp sense of humor even when you are down. I love that about you.

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  29. Lynn --Thank you. And I love the way you see good in everything!

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  30. I think Mountain View is Google head quarters. I get hits from there too, but I could be wrong.

    And congratulations!! Yes I've learned you are one tough cookie, in the nicest possible sense. :)

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  31. Congratulations Annie. I love your blog, your humor and your strength.

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  32. Congratulation to you and more of another 8th wonderful years ahead ;D

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  33. LL Cool Joe --Thanks. Talon called it "kick-assedness". I have learned that you are one heck of a good parent and your girls are blessed by you and your partner.

    Pat MacKenzie -- Thank you Pat. I count you and Lloyd both as friends as I get to follow many exciting events in your lives. Thank you for sharing,

    Shionge --Betty, you have certainly opened our eyes to international living and how alike we all are regardless if our borders are land or water.

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  34. Congrats - please continue.
    Have I learned anything about you?
    Yes - I like you.

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  35. I just found your blog through About,com Grandparents. Eight years and 152,000 page views! I'm in awe! I've been at this for just over a year: "Things my Grandkids Should Know" at axiesdad.blogger.com and just broke a thousand page views. Any blog that starts with that wonderful quote from Macbeth has to be great. I hope I can get all the way back to the beginning to start a thorough perusal.

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