Tuesday, January 01, 2008

The Smiling Infidel Takes A Number Two!

The Smiling Infidel turns TWO YEARS OLD today. Some would say that this blog does indeed show the mental maturity and behavior of a bratty 2 year old too!

So I launched The Smiling Infidel on New Year's Day 2006 with this riveting post about a lurvely pink and politically-correct T-shirt I made for a co-worker friend of mine. What happened next? Well, just like U2's famous song, 'New Year's Day', all was quiet on New Year's Day. Really, really quiet. :)

Many times I've thought about giving up blogging altogether but the strange ideas and voices in my head keep compelling me to come back so I can write out my weird thoughts and vanquish them from taking up valuable cerebral space. Those voices are also prophetic, you know. Look at the picture below from my first post. I made those awesome little buttons including the Hillary Clinton one. At the time it was a cheeky little joke to even ponder the thought of any more scandal-ridden Clinton's running for the Presidency. I'm afraid that by creating the very first Hillary campaign button I may have set horribly cosmic things into motion.
Real Men Really DO Wear Pink
Two years ago I would have never considered the possibility of making online bloggy friends and then meeting them and becoming real life friends. But it happened. Two years ago I didn't really think that anybody would be interested in reading my random collection of oddities. But that happened too. So much has happened over the past two years and I'm glad to have shared teh internets with all of you fine people!

Treat yourself to a piece or two of this festively decorated cake masterpiece, you deserve it!

29 comments:

omar said...

FIRST again!

Happy Birthday, Elastic's blog.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Smooches to you Omar!!!!

Platonic smooches, in case your wife or my Papi may be reading this.

Pretty much I've known you since close to the beginning of Infidel blog time. And you are the creator on high of the Infidel template. You made me what I am today, Omar. :sniff:

elasticwaistbandlady said...

And you know you're number one with me too. You don't think it's a linkie coincidence that you're NUMERO UNO under my Infidel Peep Show listings, do you?

Nancy Face said...

HAPPY BIRFDAY to The Smiling Infidel!

Hilary: AAARRRGGGHHH!!!

Cake: w00t w00t!

How very glad I am that you keep blogging, my friend! :D

Nancy Face said...

Did I just misspell Hillary? I hope she's offended.

Carrot Jello said...

Happy Birthday Ms. Blog! I remember when...

Bee said...

Did jean knee make that cake for you? It was de-lish!

Glad to have made your acquittance!

[curtsey-curtsey]

(a sight to see, now I can't get up!)

Bee said...

At this moment I watching hunky guys in grass skirts... mmmmm!

glittersmama said...

Happy Birthday!!

Do you have some ice cream to go with that?

Two years old...does that mean the Infidel is going to throw lots of screaming, head-banging, throwing-self-on-floor temper tantrums this year?

Jean Knee said...

Happy Birthday dear infidel blog!

You have the power of prophecy my friend, a true seer. Will you please put a picture of me on a tee shirt winning the lottery no wait , me publishing my book, noo wait, me selling anything to anyone ever, no how bout nahhhh let's stick to the lottery.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Can you believe it, I have to work on my bloggy birthday??!!!?

It seems grossly unfair to me. Catch you all later.

Mrs. Monkey said...

That cake is too perty to eat.

Happy Birthday to the infamous infidel blog.

Millie said...

Happy Birthday Elastic's Blog!!!!

I like the Hillary goofy-face button. :)

Carrot Jello said...

I'm wearing my black stretchy tube top and black spandex pants in your honor today.
I even broke my front tooth in your honor.
That's how much I like you.

the frogster said...

Happy birthday! I have had the same feelings of "as if" about making blogpals, the same feelings of "whatever" about quitting blogging, and the same feelings of "okay I gotta post this" that keep me typing away. Glad you're still here.

Oh, and you spelled my name wrong on the last button. You spelled it P-R-I-N-C-E-R-I-C-H-A-R-D and it should be T-H-E-F-R-O-G-S-T-E-R. No worries, just wanted to point that out to you. Happy birthday and happy new year!

Amber said...

Now THAT is one cool cake. And cool cat. But it's no surprise to me: are are the hippest toddler on the block!

P.S. And I'm soooooo glad you have stayed blogging!

No Cool Story said...

Happy Birthday Smiling Infidel!!
Blogtopia is juts a bit weirder with you, and I love it :)

Happy New Year too :)

aubrey said...

happy birthday, elastic blog! enjoy your terrible twos. p.s. do those "voices" in your head have anything to do with all of us begging you to never, ever, ever give up blogging. or else our lives would be empty? cuz at least one of those voices was mine. saying. that. happy new year, girl and happy birthday!

Annie said...

I luv cake.

Here is to two more!

BrentD said...

Happy Birthday.
Happy New Years.
Happy to provide you with some lolcat extermination if necessary.

But only when you're ready.

Seriously, keep up the good work and one day you too will be free of cat-dependency.

Sherry said...

Happy Birthday! Glad to have discovered your site via humor blogs. How do you make the smilies for your posts?

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Sherry- The smilies come courtesy of Senor Ninja Omar.(He's the first commenter) He's The Smiling Infidel blog design genius.

Awwww, thanks for all the well wishes. I'll be around when I'm not so bloated from scarfing down birthday cake.

Elizabeth-W said...

Happy Two Years! Can't wait for the Terrible Two's Tantrums you'll be having for all of us to witness, endure, smile bemusedly at....

jams o donnell said...

Happy blogoversary Ewbl... may there be many more!

carronin said...

Happy Birthday Smiling Infidel! The funniest blog on the planet.

Anonymous said...

big rich said-
HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOU IS ZA BEST!!!

Lauren said...

mmmm cake...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOU AWESOME INFIDEL YOU!

Geosomin said...

Heppy birfday.

You haz cake?

Iz like da cake...

Melissa said...

I'll eat some cake, but first, is it made from processed cheese or spam? I'll be horribly disappointed if it's not..