November 27, 2007


Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 5:24 pm

candle-5.jpgI sat down in front of the computer hoping that the mush inside my cruller would magically congeal into something writeworthy and, more importantly, something readworthy. Just as I was about to surrender to the unyielding brain goop and step away from the computer, I glanced at my watch and the little date thingy on its face.

Well, I’ll be damned. It seems that, as of today, I have been at this blogging thing for five farookin’ years. It all started with this post, and here I am more than 2,100 posts and almost 11,000 comments later. Who’d a thunk it?

This exercise has provided me with countless hours of excellent reading, more laughs than a person has a right to have and a chance to have some fun tossing my written turds into the collective punchbowl. Most importantly, blogging has introduced me to a collection of truly amazing, talented, funny and thoughtful people both in the real world and in the cyber world.

I offer my heartfelt thanks to everyone who has found this place to be worth a piece of their valuable time. I am genuinely grateful.

Ironic that it is today that I found myself wondering if the number of writeworthy things is finite and, if so, whether I have hit the proverbial wall. The good news is that being reminded of this hardly noteworthy occasion provided me with something to write about today.

We’ll see what tomorrow brings.


  1. Happy farookin’ blogiversary, Jimbo. May you have many more!

    Comment by zonker — November 27, 2007 @ 6:17 pm

  2. Ayyyyyyyyy! Ohhhhhhhhh!

    Jimbo, I hope you (and Nancy and Hillary) never run outta things to say. It is always entertaining and enlightening. Keep up the good work!

    Comment by Jerry — November 27, 2007 @ 6:37 pm

  3. You’ve set the standards high for the rest of us, Jim.
    Congratulations… and thank you for staying here!

    Comment by Jean — November 27, 2007 @ 6:46 pm

  4. YAY! Congratulations!

    Comment by RT — November 27, 2007 @ 6:59 pm

  5. Five years–that’s farookin’ ancient in blog years, dude.


    Comment by Tommy — November 27, 2007 @ 7:28 pm

  6. Congrats, cuz. It’s been fun, ain’t it?

    Comment by Cousin Jack — November 27, 2007 @ 7:52 pm

  7. It is we who should be thanking you Jimbo. It is always a pleasure to come by this place even if it is in Joisey.

    Comment by GUYK — November 27, 2007 @ 8:30 pm

  8. Eat my shorts, Hairboy. I got ya Mazel Tov right here.

    Comment by Erica — November 27, 2007 @ 9:09 pm

  9. Congratulations and I am glad I found you.

    Comment by LeeAnn — November 27, 2007 @ 9:11 pm

  10. Happy Farookin’ Blogoversary Jimbo – the blog world would not be the same without you!

    Comment by Teresa — November 27, 2007 @ 9:32 pm

  11. “…wondering if the number of writeworthy things is finite…”

    There will ALWAYS be something to write about… Democrats, Hillary, Flaming Liberals, bad hair days, vodka, stories from the good ‘ol days, other people’s blogs. C’mon now! Maybe you just need some liquid lubrication! Or a nap.

    Comment by Mike R. — November 27, 2007 @ 11:07 pm

  12. That’s amazing, Jim. I’m in ore. I think about quitting about every other week but then that little part of me that just likes to — or HAS to — WRITE *even if no one were ever to read a word of it* kicks in.

    Comment by dogette — November 28, 2007 @ 6:18 am

  13. Well done, Jim! I hope you’re around for five more.

    Comment by Craig — November 28, 2007 @ 6:41 am

  14. Happy 5!

    Comment by oddybobo — November 28, 2007 @ 8:45 am


    Frum- Great Reader KIM JONG IL, Pyongyang, Norf Korea 90210-U812

    Slubject- BLOG-O-VERSARY

    Messagie- Have HAPPY not CRAPPY Blog-O-versary!

    Love Yoo Long Time,
    KIM Jong IL (DickTater)

    PMS- Hook me up wiff Nancy Pelosi!!!

    Comment by JihadGene — November 28, 2007 @ 9:57 am

  16. Heh. You said “turds.” And “punchbowl.”

    Turd in a punchbowl,
    Steamy and smooth.
    Turd in a punchbowl,
    Jimbo’s in the groove!

    May you continue to treat us to the Bizarre Crap that pops outta your cruller on a regular basis. It’s a pleasure to know ya, Hairboy.

    Comment by Elisson — November 28, 2007 @ 10:54 am

  17. Nice job. Keep it up.

    Comment by Dick — November 28, 2007 @ 11:52 am

  18. Happy 5 year Blog-O-versary!

    Here’s a toast to 5 more…..((((clink))))) (((clink))))

    Keep up the great work! You da’ man!

    Comment by texas — November 28, 2007 @ 12:40 pm

  19. Congrats Jim. I always love to hear your take on our good ole Garden state.

    Comment by VIPERGIRL — November 28, 2007 @ 12:41 pm

  20. Congratulations!! And here’s to five more!! 🙂

    Comment by Richmond — November 28, 2007 @ 3:26 pm

  21. Thank YOU, Jim. I just had the best laugh reading installment one of MSGT Steele’s story. I had not noticed here before. LW at B5 posted a link. Tears of laughter are pouring down my face. LOL.

    Comment by Maggie45 — November 28, 2007 @ 4:27 pm

  22. Appause to Jimbo ……one of the best blogs on the information highway. Your Hillary & Nancy stories are first hilarious, second pretty much on target!

    Comment by dudley1 — November 28, 2007 @ 6:35 pm

  23. Congratulations on your 5th. May you prosper in the blogsphere for years and years to come.

    It’s always a joy to come here and see how folks are holding up in the old place (NJ).

    Comment by joated — November 28, 2007 @ 7:09 pm

  24. Holy crap. Five years. I think that’s like 100 in human years. Or something like that. And I felt like the old timer coming up on #4. Good Grief. Seriously, in blogging, that extra 18 months is the equivalent of frickin’ LIGHT years!!


    Comment by Bou — November 28, 2007 @ 7:26 pm

  25. …. keep on trucking, Jimbo….. good for you, bro….. and hey, it has been a pleasure to both read your blog AND get to know you…..

    Comment by Eric — November 28, 2007 @ 7:32 pm

  26. Wow! Five years! Congrats….

    And to think I quit in about half that time!

    Dude, keep it going – otherwise whom will be left to defend New Jersey against Erica and her minions?

    Comment by Jersey — November 28, 2007 @ 9:18 pm

  27. Happy Blogoversary – wow, and here I thought I was a veteran with 4 years under my belt – I believe your blog is the first time I ever read the word “farookin'” even ;o)

    Comment by Liz — November 28, 2007 @ 10:34 pm

  28. Congratulations! And keep those blog posts coming!

    Comment by Enlighten-NewJersey — November 29, 2007 @ 12:03 am

  29. Congratulations, Jimbo. May you have many more weak cliche comments on this auspicious anniversary.

    Comment by Ken Adams — November 29, 2007 @ 12:24 am

  30. Happy blogoversary!

    Comment by bogie — November 29, 2007 @ 3:49 am

  31. I’m late, but Happy Blogiversary, Jim!! 🙂

    Comment by pam — November 29, 2007 @ 6:27 am

  32. Let me join the parade of Congrats and thank you for entertaining me.

    Comment by hoosierboy — November 29, 2007 @ 8:41 am

  33. Conflatulations Jim! 5 years is quite a stretch. At anything.

    Comment by Dave S. — November 29, 2007 @ 9:58 am

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