November 28, 2008


Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 2:10 pm

Because this year Thanksgiving fell on November 27th, it overshadowed a truly important and unmentioned event.

OK, I lied about the “important” thing.

You see, as of yesterday, this blog turned six years old. Who’d a thunk it?

I have written a few entries shy of 2,500, far fewer than written by many bloggers, but far greater than any number I would have imagined six years ago. I’d go on and on about why I take the time to write the silly stuff I do, but there is nothing quite as boring as reading the drivel of a blogger on the subject of blogging.

Let me just say that the best thing that has come of this exercise are the people I have come to know, both in the cyber-world and in, as they say, the “meat world.” Many will be friends for life, for sure.

Beyond that, I can only offer my heartfelt thanks for taking a piece of your valuable time to stick your head in the door of the House by the Parkway. It continues to amaze and humble me.



  1. Jimbo, you have become a part of my daily routine for the last year and a half. I get up in the morning, check Drudge, RCP, my Myspace account and this fine blog.
    You provide me with laughs and a common sense outlook i find in few other places.
    Plus because of your blog I have found others that I like. Jooette’s blog is rather entertaining as well.

    May you have many more anniversary’s like this.

    and remember in regards to Obama….I didn’t vote for him and I don’t have to be nice to him either.

    Comment by Robbie K. — November 28, 2008 @ 2:25 pm

  2. Happy blog birthday, Jimbo!

    Comment by Ken Adams — November 28, 2008 @ 2:54 pm

  3. For one of my earliest and most favorite inspirations, happy, happy number six. I’ll never catch up to you.

    Comment by Omnibus Driver — November 28, 2008 @ 4:54 pm

  4. You’re the best, cuz.

    Comment by Cousin Jack — November 28, 2008 @ 5:25 pm

  5. You’re one of the reasons I started blogging. 🙂

    Comment by LeeAnn — November 28, 2008 @ 5:39 pm

  6. Deer JimBlow,

    To commemorates this most auspicious occlaysion I’m will have the Pyongyang Wash-O-Rama-Laundromat and SCUD Launch Pad personally start a dryer fryer in your honorable honor.

    No need to tank me,
    Great Reader, KIM Jong IL

    Comment by JihadGene — November 28, 2008 @ 5:49 pm

  7. congrats, my friend.
    like you, i’ve made so many friends in the ether-world of the web and, like you, some in the flesh that the effort of grinding out posts makes it all worth while.
    my morning coffee wouldn’t be the same without a stop by da house by da parkway.

    Comment by gregor — November 28, 2008 @ 6:19 pm

  8. Congratulations! 🙂

    Comment by RT — November 28, 2008 @ 7:49 pm

  9. Mazel tov, Hairboy (and thanks, too, Robbie K.), on the anniversary of this auspicious occasion. You may be a dooshbag, but you are my favorite dooshbag.

    Comment by Erica — November 28, 2008 @ 8:52 pm

  10. Congratulations! Hope you have many more years!

    Comment by Kevin — November 28, 2008 @ 9:40 pm

  11. Congratulations upon the sixth anniversary of your blogging.

    Comment by joated — November 28, 2008 @ 9:57 pm

  12. Good fer ya! Hope ya keep on blogging and maybe one of these days we will get together again at one of them blogger meet thangs

    Comment by GUYK — November 28, 2008 @ 10:24 pm

  13. Happy blog-birthday!

    Comment by DMerriman — November 28, 2008 @ 11:21 pm

  14. Congrats, bro. Can we finally get the state to do the right thing – in honor of your six years of valuable commentary – and name a mile of one of our ubiquitous interstates after you?

    Comment by Jersey — November 29, 2008 @ 12:46 am

  15. Six years of this shit? Oy.

    I jest, of course. You are a daily read – most days, anyway – and your guest-posts at my site have had me and the Missus laughing unto the point of self-pissage.

    May you continue to enjoy “this thing of ours.” And may your hair stay Great and Farookin’.

    Comment by Elisson — November 29, 2008 @ 12:53 am

  16. Happy Blogiversary, Jim!

    Comment by pam — November 29, 2008 @ 10:03 am

  17. Congrats. You have given me many laughs and more than a few things to ponder. You have entertained me, and that is the highest compliment I can offer. Thanks for six years of work and hopes for many more.

    Comment by hoosierboy — November 29, 2008 @ 10:14 am

  18. WooHoo! Thank you so much for bein’ so damned entertaining for the past 6 years. You’ve definitely helped make my life a bit sunnier.

    Congratulations Jimbo.

    Comment by Tammi — November 29, 2008 @ 10:57 am

  19. Okay, so I pick now to take a few days off and try to stay (somewhat) off my computer. A very belated happy blogoversary. May I say you are one of the bright lights of all the blogs and I am so happy I have gotten a chance to know you in person as well.

    Comment by Teresa — November 30, 2008 @ 1:08 am

  20. Happy Blog birthday. I make sure that I read you every night. I truly enjoy reading the stuff you write.

    Comment by LeeAnn — November 30, 2008 @ 1:58 am

  21. Jim, it’s hard to beleive that 6 yrs have past since you told the Usual Suspects of your new hobby and for me even though I don’t blog and I have meet some great people and enjoyed the trips to Helen & TN over the past couple of years. Happy Blog Brithday !!!!

    P.S. while you were out last night – the Usual Suspects had dinner at the house and of course downed 1/2 gallon of our favorite drink – Orange Vodka. We all missed you and the misses. See you this afternoon at the club !!!

    Comment by The Body Guard — November 30, 2008 @ 7:30 am

  22. Happy Birthday, and that said when do we get to hear some more from your alter ego


    Comment by Dan Kauffman — November 30, 2008 @ 9:40 am

  23. The “next” installment of Master Sergeant John “Jack” Steele has been sitting on my hard drive, half finished and gathering dust for a very long time. Maybe it’s time to put it on my “to do” list.


    Comment by Jim — November 30, 2008 @ 10:10 am

  24. A little late to the party, but a hardy congrats for keeping me entertained day after day, Jim! The House By The Parkway is one of my first stops in the morning as I’m sipping my coffee….many times having to wipe THAT coffee off my monitor due to your wonderful sense of humor. I hope one day to actually meet you and shake the hand of a fellow Joisey guy who never fails to make me smile. 🙂

    Comment by JerryK — November 30, 2008 @ 11:28 am

  25. … congratulations, big guy!…..

    Comment by Eric — November 30, 2008 @ 5:49 pm

  26. Congratulations!! And Thanks! 🙂

    Comment by Richmond — November 30, 2008 @ 8:41 pm

  27. Congrats and thanks!

    Comment by Mr. Bingley — December 1, 2008 @ 11:55 am

  28. Congratulations and may your glass never be empty.

    Comment by James Old Guy — December 1, 2008 @ 1:03 pm

  29. This congratulation was composed while seated under a large pine tree in the wilds of the Allegheny National Forest surrounded by 27″ deep Snow watching [4] doe deer munching on twigs during the morning of December 1, 2008.
    I had to have something to do….No Bucks around “male deer” & I left the thermos & candy bars in the truck.

    Onward & upward….Dudley1

    Comment by dudley1 — December 4, 2008 @ 12:40 pm

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