Well, what can I say? It's sure been an interesting two years since I started up Scope-Tech on November 8th, 2008. There have been just over 500 posts (this one is either #505 or #509 depending upon which count you believe) and I can hardly believe how much has changed since I started.
Back then, I had just started a new job, moved into a new condo, and had pretty much given up on meeting "her", so had accepted my lot in life to be "the bachelor". And Scope-Tech was a great way to pass the time while eating dinner alone in front of the computer.
Now? Wow! I married a fabulous woman, have a 14 year old daughter who has boundless potential and is an A #1 good kid, and my dinners are eaten at the dinner table with them.
While I might not be posting as often, please know this:
Before I was a blogger I was a commenter. I take that role VERY seriously. I don't follow for the sake of following. If I read you, I READ you. And I will try to leave a comment if I can think of one that is more than just a "me to" comment. And I (almost) always check that little box so I get the comments emailed to me from all the other people, too. (Sorry VodkaMom, you get too many comments for me to do that.). After all, I didn't meet Cora because of a post that I wrote. It was because of a comment I left.
So, I want to call out some folks who were really important in helping me find my blog legs. I don't mean to slight anyone not named, but to highlight these wonderful people here:
Gwen - Everything I Like Causes Cancer - She's like the most excellent and kick @$$ fairy-blogmother a guy could ask for. She's the one who introduced me to blogworld, got me going and introduced me to all her friends out there. And she was the videographer for my proposal video, and the only other person in the building who knew what was going on. The gal is simply ACES.
Candy - Candy's Daily Dandy – Candy took my virginity. She was the first person to leave a comment on my blog. She's a great lady, filled with passion for her Red Sox, her Celtics, her Tommy-boy and his Patriots, and helping women find quality beauty products at her Candy Bar. And when her kids gave their speech at her wedding, I was mentioned by name. How cool is that?
MJenks – Vita Brevis – Mr. Jenks left a comment on my second post. We share a Midwestern upbringing, a love of redheads, a college football team, and even a birthday. If you have a love for Latin, things going boom, or embarrassing stories of his youthful sex-ploits, check him out.
Sass – Are You Sassified – What can I say? Well, if it were Thursday, I could tell you the Things I Want Thursday, which Sass originated. I've met this lovely lady a few times and let me tell you, she is just like she comes across on the blog. ||_|, I know.
Sassy Britches – Well okay, Sassy Britches – Another blogger I have met a couple of times. The first time I met her was shortly before I met Cora in person. And I honestly think that she was more excited about it than I was. And I was pretty darned excited, considering that I was flying 2000 miles for a first date.
Dr. Zibbs – That Blue Yak – The good doctor. The man. The myth. The legend. It was on his blog where I first saw Cora and was lured to her blog.
Cora – Coracabana – Any list of bloggers has to include my fabulous, wonderful wife, Cora. For those of you who have been around these parts for a while, I think a good subtext for this whole blog has been the developing of our relationship from flirty to dating to engagement to marriage. And let me tell you folks, the adventure has just begun.
So, for those who have been around here from the beginning, for those of you who are reading me for the first time, and for all the folks in-between, thank you. It's you who have helped given me a life better than I could ever imagine.