John Mc

This is a collection of my thoughts. Some of the thoughts that I once had, I no longer do. Some thoughts I have now I have never had. Yet none shal be discounted. This blog is soley for the enjoyment of the author and the readers. On occasion the views expressed are overly exagerated in order to prove a point. Also there may be a dirty word or thought in some of the posts. Grow up and take this for what it's worth - a blog that barely anyone will ever see.

10/18/2006

Anniversary

Well, this is it. I know that you were counting down the days as well. This marks the one year anniversary of my blog. Yup. One year ago today I started writing this thing. After 190 posts, you got a bit of insight into me. You learned about my philosophies on life. You learned about the women that I dated. You learned how they turned out to be psycho. You heard about Effingham. You heard about my radio career. You read a bit of my politics as well.
While I have grown, so has this blog. It has changed form. New options have been added. There are links on the left, comments on the bottom and a color scheme that I dig. I also have recently been able to do video and other things on here. My creative limits are very few when it comes to this thing.
It has been an interesting ride. This random day of the year - this strange one year mark is an interesting one. I thought about where I was a year ago and where I am today.
A year ago I was working in the industry that I wanted to work in. I was in a town that was familiar to me, but still not officially my home. I was surrounded by friends who worked with me. On the weekends I saw the friends that I had known for years.
I was working at the old station. Since then we moved to a new and better location. My boss lost her job. I ran the radio stations for a while and then lost mine as well. I moved back up north to Chicagoland. I moved in with a long-time friend. I am now working as a waiter.
What I will always remember is before I left Effingham, I threw a party. I found out who my friends were that day. The people who had touched my life for a brief moment, but who will never be forgotten. I then threw a party up in Chicagoland for my return. I, again, was amazed at the turn out and am grateful for everyone who was a part of both celebrations. One a good-bye and one a welcoming.
My friends have also always been there for me. My family is remarkable. I have two incredibly gifted sisters that I have mentioned briefly and two parents who are perfect. When I feel that all is lost, I know that I can always be found with those who mean the most to me.
I take comfort in the small things like that and realize that they are the big things. This past year hasn't been that great to me, yet I do see the great things that have occurred. I know that next year will be better. Why am I so confident in that? It is because I am going to make it so with God's help.

I will continue this blog. I will continue it for two reasons - 1. Me. It is a creative outlet for me and a way to either vent or boast about my life (depending upon the topic.) It is also an interesting way to look back on what has happened. 2. Many people have told me that they check this blog as much as they check their e-mail or MySpace accounts. I found that amazing. I don't even know some of these people, yet they are interested in what is going on with me. I thank you for that.

In honor of this momentous occasion, I have made a slight directory of what I have posted so far divided by category. To find out what I said about any of these topics, please click on the links and it will take you to the posting. Not all of my posts are listed (that would have taken me a LONG time) so, I encourage you to go through the archives around that date to read more on the topic.

But, everything started with this one:
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2005/10/my-first-entry.html

I just looked at it again recently. It seems like forever ago that I wrote that. Yet, it also seems like a week ago. My favorite one is my 100th post. I feel that it tells you the most about me. Here it is:
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2006/02/100th-post.html

The most emotional one of the year for me was this one:
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2006/07/post-150-homes_115254920005028988.html

The longest post I ever put up was the one I wrote on how men see a first date. I can't believe that I was able to write all of that, but I really enjoyed doing so for you:
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2006/02/first-date.html

And the most incredible one that I have enjoyed was this recent one:
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2006/10/compelling.html

So, here is to one year of blogging down and to many more to come. I promise. I thank everyone who has read and posted. I more importantly thank all of you who have been with me this past year. You don't know how much that has meant to me.

Index:

First Entry:
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2005/10/my-first-entry.html

Weird Stuff I Found:
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2005/10/cool-guy-files.html
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2005/10/japans-mind-control.html
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2005/11/um-my-monkey-died.html
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2005/11/new-autobiography-ghost-writer.html
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2005/11/quite-shocker.html
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2005/11/weird-blog.html
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2005/10/things-that-i-i-find.html
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2005/11/cant-make-this-stuff-up.html

Friends' Blogs:
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2005/10/joelle-joins-circle.html
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2005/10/billy-d-too.html
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2005/12/two-new-blogs.html

Car Accident:
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2005/12/hour-and-half-long-mistake.html

Sox Win:
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2005/10/sox-won.html

Philosophy & Religion:
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2005/11/parallel-thoughts.html
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2005/11/follow.html
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2005/11/hes-here.html
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2005/11/satisfaction.html
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2005/12/frozen-breath.html
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2005/12/respect.html
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2006/01/few-thoughts-from-greg-behrendt.html
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2006/02/100th-post.html
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2006/05/carrots-eggs-and-coffee.html
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2006/07/im-back.html
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2006/08/update-faith-money.html

Women:
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2005/11/wow.html
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2005/11/are-there-any-normal-chicks-out-there.html
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2006/01/audra.html
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2006/01/women-of-effingham.html
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2006/01/audra-jo-story.html
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2006/02/first-date.html
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2006/04/ten-commandments.html
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2006/07/complexities-of-man.html

Political:
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2005/12/censorship.html
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2006/03/getting-political.html
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2006/07/hard-cell.html

2005 In Photos:
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2005/12/year-in-photos.html

Music:
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2006/02/5s.html

Randomness:
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2006/02/tampon-over-troubled-waters.html
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2006/04/random-thoughts.html
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2006/07/3-6.html
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2006/08/castanza.html
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2006/08/video-tour-of-my-home.html
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2006/08/water-ride.html


Effingham:
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2006/04/its-been-long-time.html
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2006/05/fridays-adventures.html
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2006/07/explanation.html
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2006/07/post-150-homes_115254920005028988.html

Radio:
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2006/05/walker-vs-dahl.html

New Job:
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2006/10/long-rant-for-your-amusement.html
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2006/10/waiting-still.html
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2006/10/waste-of-day.html

Important:
http://ckramer316.blogspot.com/2006/10/compelling.html

4 Comments:

  • At 3:01 PM, Blogger Mark said…

    Thanks John for a year of fun! You inspired me to start my own Blog and even gave me some attention through your blog.
    I look forward to your next year, especially the parts about you getting that radio job you have wanted, then a girl coming into your life, and lastly, the Republicans maintaining control of Congress!

     
  • At 3:36 AM, Blogger John Mc. said…

    Mark,

    All would be GREAT! A radio job, a girl and the republicans?! How awesome that would be.
    Thank you for your support of my blog. An thanks to everyone else who has enjoyed it in the last year.
    I will continue to blog my life and my thoughts with hopes that people still care about what I have to say.

    Thank you to all,
    -John Mc.

     
  • At 8:41 AM, Anonymous ArtZ said…

    John Mc.,

    I'm glad that you like my animated birthday cake graphic but I don't appreciate having it stolen from my site, especially since I paid to license that image for my site, not yours.

    If you want to use that image, I suggest that you subscribe to www.animationfactory.com and get your own copy. They provide a great service at a fair price.

    I make my living creating intellectual content and am somewhat sensitive to digital piracy.

    -- Art Z.

     
  • At 12:54 PM, Blogger John Mc. said…

    Thanks for the commercial for the animation factory. I'm sure they have great rates. I selected your little birthday candle because it was extreamly cheesy.
    Sorry to hear you are sensitive to digital piracy. But, now that everyone knows that Art Z (If that is your real name) has purchaced the lame birthday candle, I think things are groovy. Perhaps I will use it more often now in honor of your purchace.
    Calm down, man. I'm not making any money off of this blog. It is just a way to stay in contact with friends, update people on my weird life and entertain perfect strangers. Even people who are really good with "Flash" or whatever you use for making cupcakes.

     

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