Monday, September 18, 2006

Happy Anniversary Syd

Today, September 19 is the one year anniversary of Syd’s blog, Adrenalines Shadow.

The blog started as a therapeutic tool to help her with loss and grief, but it soon became much more than a daily dump. People started reading and telling others about the incredible heart and soul, and the “in the moment” writing style.

The readers were entertained by her fits of passion and furry and most of all her three year old sage nephew, TLF. She rips up clothing, breaks glasses and porch fans. She shoots at stuff. She loves her wife and partner of 15 years. She loves her animals and her farm.

I found Syd’s blog during my first few days of blogging. I was at the blogger dashboard where you log in to work on your blog. On the dashboard you can see recently updated blogs scrolling by. I saw the name Adrenaline’s Shadow, and I don’t know what drew me to it, but I clicked on it. Normally when you click on a blog you are confronted with baby pictures, dog pictures or Asian girls smiling with a table of food in front of them. Shoes are another big blog item. This blog was nothing like the other blogs out there.

It was May when I first logged onto her blog. I started with the article that popped up, and it was good, so I scrolled down to the next story, it was good. I kept scrolling and then I read through all her archives. An hour or so later I knew that I had a new sister.

It seems that Syd is a sister to many now. She could probably post a one word story and have 20 comments from readers within an hour. Recently a local Astoria bloggist, went on a blog tour to see how long it would take for her to be linked back to this town. After an hour or so she ended up at Syd’s blog where I had left a comment, which took her back to Astoria.

I have people who email me to tell me that they read my blog every day, but more so that they read Syd’s blog everyday and thank me for the link. Syd’s blog is by the way, the only blog link I have. Oddly, I have it there because I’m too lazy to use a bookmark, but many of you tell me you use it every day, so it’s staying.

Astoria-Rust readers, please visit Syd’s blog, and leave her a happy blog anniversary comment. I know ya’ll love her, too. She spends all that time in the Internet to keep us entertained, so please leave her a comment of appreciation.

Syd, thank you for a wonderful year of entertaining reading. Thank you for the personal emails, encouragement and love you’ve sent my way in the past few months. You are a wonderful sister to all of us, “Darlin.” Love ya more than you will even know.


Anonymous Courtney said...

Great tribute Guy!

Happy blogiversary Syd!

6:30 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Thanks Courtney. Syd's the best. Though I think I'm going to get spanked when she wakes up and reads everyone's blog today.

7:45 AM  
Anonymous ocb said...

What a great friend! Makes all the rest of us look like big jerk heads but ya..whatevah!

Here is syd's first comment on my blog:

"Unless he pretends to live on an island, lets an audience choose his spouse, eats a horse penis, or get fired by Trump, most of today’s viewing audience wouldn’t be able to finger him in a lineup."

Posted May 29,2005 5:49 AM

Ahhh the words that made me swoon! lolol

8:40 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Damn, that's good. She really needs to write a book.

Hey, don't devalue what your friendship means to Syd. Being a freequent commentor on her blog elevates you to sisterhood. The only thing I did was to notice the date when it all started.
By the way OCB, you by far have the most attractive blog format I've seen. That vixenish cartoon says it all.

8:47 AM  
Anonymous ocb said...

well thank you...i have a few cartoon vixens for my blog ;)

Syd still hasn't been here has she. Slooowww asss. I know shes around I've already had harassing email from her lol

I am glad you noticed her blog birthday. I wonder, however, if SHE noticed heheeh.

9:13 AM  
Blogger Syd said...

First of all... I got up late, which has totally fucked my day and made me late in making the rounds.

Guy, I would SO kick your ass for this, but knowing that you took that risk...well i have to respect that.

Thank you. That's about as gracious as i can be. You know what you mean to me and I'll be damned if I'm going to be mushy in front of the likes of OCB.

Thanks to you all.

11:33 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

ocB, wait until she gets home and sees the cake tha K got for her.

2:03 PM  
Anonymous ocb said...

lol guy, ya for her "blob" birthday!

4:00 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

K even promised to wear a shit free dew rag tonight. Now that's hot!

Syd is going to kick my ass so bad if she ever comes back to read this. But I can't help myself...Help me stop...

4:24 PM  
Blogger Syd said...

You really like to live dangerously, don't ya, buddy.

You are SO lucky I happen to adore you.

7:58 PM  
Blogger greymatters said...

Guy, I love your blog, too. And we loves us some Syd. She's good folk as the saying often goes.

I like your sensibility, an oddly curious amalgam of things in all of us mischievous humans. I worked in cultural resources/historic preservation a long time ago, and as I read some of your posts, you have a reverence coupled with practicality that just simply rings true to me. I suppose I should add that my father -- a Canadian by birth, but an Oregonian by upbringing -- often talks in ways you write. Again, thanks for ... an opportunity to engage.

9:29 AM  
Blogger greymatters said...

Pardon the terrible misspellings above. I need to get in edit mode to "see" things clearly. Is it me, but is Blogger wonky this morning?

9:30 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Thanks for your kind words GM. Canadian and Oregonian, eh? I bet you get sentemental at the sight of flannel shirts.

Unfortunately blogger doesn't have a comment spell check. I could use one every time I place my hands upon a keyboard.

10:31 AM  

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