Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Meme Dump, But First ...

Tis true, I have been at this blog thing for fifteen years now, though I never knew I have fifteen years worth of things to say, but it's true; I'm still here and people still read it and so, yeah, I'm Fifteen!

And here's that that first post:


Newbie

I'm new to this blog thing, but I do love to talk and I do have an opinion—hell, I have thousands of opinions—so I guess that's as good a place to start. 

Let's talk about.........Me!

I am a happily-partnered gay male, and I have been with the love of my life for the last eight years. We met online in an AOL chatroom—no, not THAT kind of chatroom—and became IM friends, and then email friends, and then phone friends and then friends across the country and then I went from California to Miami to meet him, and that was that.

A few months later I'd left California and settled in Miami—talk about culture shock! We stayed in Miami for about six years until Carlos—the aforementioned partner—accepted a job in Smallville, South Carolina, and we loaded up the truck and moved to....well, not Beverly Hills, but Smallville. A small town. A cute town. A town full of nice people who didn't seem at all peeved that the newest arrivals were a couple of mo's from Miami.

That's a start, I think. More to come.....I hope.

My how things have changed since then ... so let's take a moment and look at some facts about ISBL:

There are 390 followers, though thankfully not all of them comment because that would be insane to keep up with. I have written 10,952 posts and have read 76,476 comments—not counting the spam bots which get deleted right away and have been viewed 7,628,095.

But I thank all of them, all of you, for coming by to check on what I have to say, whether it's political, social, architectural, funny, rude, fashionable, or just takes about Carlos and me, and the our furry family.

Thanks for reading ... and now, a Meme Dump:

44 comments:

  1. Happy 15th Blogoversary! Wishing you many, many more! I enjoy your blog so much!

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    1. Thanks Debra, and right back atcha!

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  2. Congratulations on 15 years of blogging. I don't always comment, but I always read. Here's to another 15 or 30 more.

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    1. Oy! Thirty more???? ūüėĀ

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  3. Congrats! Does this make you an old-timer? And for some reason I found "fishing trips with Scott Peterson" super funny.

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    1. Never get into a boat with Peterson!!!

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  4. Anonymous10:08 AM

    Awesome!! Congratulations!! I am an avid reader and sometime commentor. Your blog makes my day, every day! You are an inspiration to be more active politically. Thanks for all your wonderful work and opinions!!

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    1. Well, thanks for reading and commenting, and I'm glad you enjoy it!

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  5. Happy 15th Bob! I'm late to the party, but happy to be here.

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  6. Why I'm a Democrat and then some! Oh, if only Trump's would end up in an Alcatraz . And congrats on 15 years. I missed my last two blogiversaries, I think I'm either 15 or 16 myself. Funny how time flies.

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    1. It is amazing how long it's been and i owe it all to David Dust, AKA your good friend and sister, Mame, who I started reading before I started blogging!

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  7. Anonymous11:00 AM

    A very happy anniversary with continued success. I thoroughly enjoy the combination of serious along with humor. Look forward every morning.

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    1. Thanks for coming by to see what's floating around inside my head each day!

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  8. Anonymous11:37 AM

    the dog's mother
    Adding my Happy Blogiversary!
    So glad you started and so glad
    you are still going.
    xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxxoxoxoxo :-)

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    1. People keep saying it's hard to find stuff to write about but I don't seem to have that problem!
      xoxo

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  9. Happy 15th Anniversary Dear!! I don't follow you by clicking on the button BUT you are in a folder of blogs that I visit everyday and sometimes several times a day. Thank you for bringing us the funny, seriousness, and everything in between. Thank you for sharing your life with us. Many more years to come. I am still advocating that Carlos write a post now and then. I believe in fair and balanced reporting. Celebrate!! XoXo-Victor

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    1. Carlos literally has no desire in blogging, even though I tell him that it's really simple.
      Thanks., as always, for the reads and the comments!

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  10. The problem is not between right and left, it's the extreme right and the extreme left that create mayhem. The ones in the middle have to try and steer between the hate on either side.

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    1. Sadly, there is very little moderate right, and what there is of it, says almost nothing so as not to rile the rightwingnuts!

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  11. Happy 15th! Glad you're still here. Can't start the day without checking to make sure you've not hit Carlos over the head with that frying pan.

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    1. Ah, the cartoon frying pan!! It's always hovering nearby ....
      Thanks for reading!

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  12. Happy 15th to you and to Carlos, as well!
    No treejaculation just yet ... you have a few days to go before you should attempt that! Have a Happy Thanksgiving first!!!

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    1. Yes, our house doesn't turn Christmas until AFTER Turkey Day!

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  13. Congrats on 15 years! It's been 20 for me--hard to believe. I shudder to think what my first post was; I'm sure it was quite mundane and self-conscious. I don't do winter/Xmas decor until December 1. I actually prefer my fall decorations anyway and putting up a tree is a PITA.

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    1. Twenty seems unfathomable, but good on you!
      Our decorations go up the weekend AFTER Thanksgiving!

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  14. Yay!
    Whoa. Fifteen years? Congrats!
    And love the memes. Especially the one about pronouns. Love!

    XOXO

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    1. Seems like only yesterday!!!
      xoxo

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  15. Happy Big 15!

    That Pie Chart is brutal...true,...but BRUTAL!

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    1. That pie chart is brutal, that's why I love it!

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  16. aussieguy5:18 PM

    Eh, you're just a teenager! :)
    Congrats and here's to (at least) 15 more!

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    1. Like Dick Clark? The World's Oldest teenager? ūüėĀ

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  17. Congratulations on 15 years of successful blogging. Your consistent plea for political sanity and fairness deserves some kind of an award. Oh, I remember, you were last year's Laughing Horse Blogger of the Year!

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    1. Thanks, Yorkshire. Common sense will one day become fashionable again.

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  18. Happy blogiversary. So glad you're here. Thanks for the laughs and the politics (sometimes I don't know which is which).

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    1. I agree; politics can be terribly funny or just terrible!

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  19. Congrats on fifteen!
    You are 15 going on 16
    Baby, it's time to think
    Better beware
    Be canny and careful
    Baby, you're on the brink
    You are 15 going on 16
    Fellows will fall in line
    Eager young lads
    And roués and cads
    Will offer you food and wine
    Enjoy!

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  20. Happy 15th, please keep up the fun,

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  21. Krayolakris8:50 AM

    I’m grateful for your blog. Congratulations on 15 years!

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  22. My dearest Bob, congratulations on fifteen years of posts that are funny, poignant, thoughtful, and brilliant. I am thankful for your voice every day! Keep at it, my friend. Onward.

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    1. Thank you so much, that means a lot to me!

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