Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Mark Your Calendars

I've got exciting news! The annoying and high-maintenance half of my family is going to be gone all weekend, so we are talking major free time for me.  Once Moody Teen and the Absent-minded Professor are out the door, sweet Mr. Beans will be easy to ditch.  I just have to agree to a sleepover, order Chinese take-out, make sure the basement is stocked with video games, mountain dew and brownies (and maybe some porn. JUST KIDDING), and I'll be flyin' solo for nearly 60 hours.  

What to do with myself? Normally, I would put on my PJs and read every celebrity gossip magazine known to mankind, while eating ice cream, watching indy flicks and painting my toenails. I will probably have time for all of that, and more! So I have hatched a plan...

I want to get to know all of you w├╝nderbloggers (who's the umlaut queen now, Em?) a little better, and now is my chance. I will actually have time to read and contemplate all of your profound, funny, poignant and Nyquil-inspired posts, instead of flying through them while burning dinner and yelling at the kids.

Well, since we all just adore alliteration here in Blogland, I have masterminded a special one-time event for Friday... First Post Friday!! My plan is to have everyone re-post their very first post ever, so we can all get a glimpse of where we were, compared to where we are. Doesn't that sound fun (and easy)? I have been following so many of you for a while now, but never have had the time to start from the beginning. 

So Friday morning, I will have a Linky up (God willing!). It would be fun if everyone re-posted their first posts, with maybe a little narrative, but I know some of you have regularly scheduled Friday features. But maybe if you do already have a new post planned, you can stop by and link me straight to your very first post, without re-posting it.

Won't you play along for little ol' soon-to-be-bored-and-happy-about-it me?

26 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I'm not sure if I'm read for the humiliation. Sure, I'll humiliate myself by wearing my Snuggie to the movies, but my writing is a different story!

kel said...

I'm up for it!

Young Momma said...

I'm game. However... I may not put my FIRST post... because it was... well... lame. It was just a "I'm doing this to become a better writer, blah blah blah" I think I may post my first real intro... maybe... we'll see... lol

Lindsay said...

Um, can I say jealous???? I can't imagine having that kind of free time.

I'm up for the challenge. P.S. My first post sucked.

stefanie said...

Ha ha, I just linked to my first post on my blogiversary. I was too embarrassed to re-post it. I'll link to it. It's not worth reading though, promise!

Jenni Jiggety said...

That is a fun idea!

Under the Influence said...

I will have to re-read my first post before I commit to this. I was writing for very different reasons way back when... :)

Denise said...

Count me in......cant wait!! Oh...and Can I come spend the weekend at your house?

dana wyzard said...

OK. I'm in. It will be posted underneath my usual FRIDAY'S READER'S SPECIAL on Friday. Do I have to READ it to you too?

Debbie said...

Yeah, that first post might be a little scary. But sure - I'll play.

dana wyzard said...

OK. JUST FOR YOU, I have my first post ready and scheduled for Friday. So you'd better link to me or MONDAY'S post will feature your obituary.

Love
dana

Halftime Lessons said...

GREAT IDEA!!
Wait...I've been drinking...what did I just agree to?

jill jill bo bill said...

My first one or my first halfway decent one? And no- I'm not talking about my sexual experience.

Paige said...

hmm, I wonder what drivel I was spouting back in the day...that was 1300 posts ago!

but this is a good idea

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

That sounds like a great idea. We are leaving for a trip Friday & I was thinking of reposting some oldies while I was gone. Great minds think alike!

Wendyburd1 said...

ummm mine said what up? that was basically it, so DONE! If you need any suggestions on movies to rent...hmmm I could probably think of a few.LOL!!

Soxy Deb said...

I love it!! I'm in.

Enjoy all your "free time".

You do of course realize that something will come up and all that free time will NOT happen? Your not new. You know what they say about best laid plans.

sherri said...

I love your idea about first post friday, however, I already have a special post set for tomorrow that I can't remove. Maybe next time.

Enjoy yourself!

angi_b72 said...

I am all set and ready for Mr Linky!

angie said...

I'm SO IN!

Eudea-Mamia said...

This is such a great idea!!!

And seriously, I had to look up umlaut again.

You constantly amaze me.

Good luck with Mr. Linky - he can be a real bas-tard.

How stinkin' green with envy am I that you're going to be able to surf in peace this weekend? Awesome.

Harlene said...

I'll play along, I don't even remember my first post, hmm.

Sera said...

Oooh, what a fun idea. You've convinced me. I'm in.

Lee of MWOB said...

Really dude? You're gonna spend you're free time surfing around blogtown? And you really want to read my first post? It ain't that great. How about setting your kid up with some porn and getting your ass on a plane to LA?? You'd get to know me a lot better that way!! :-}

Lori said...

I found you somehow but can't remember how.
This sounds fun. I've only been doing this since Jan. 28th it would not take much to see my first post I have out there.
http://basketballgymnasticsandme.blogspot.com/2009/01/jumping-in-with-both-feet.html

It's really nice to meet you! I will be back soon. I'm going to follow you..

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

lucky you - an empty house - I would be so lost!!!!!