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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

So, our three-year anniversary is coming up next week

I say OUR because I really feel like we're in a relationship, you and I.

Three years is a long-ass time to blog about the same topic but here most of you are, loyal since the day I birthed this site.

If there's one thing I've learned in the past 36 months, people want to know who I am and many are waiting for the big reveal. Most likely, those of you who ride any of the express Lakeshore East trains before 8am and 6pm, and sit in the coaches nearest the locomotives, have crossed paths with me. I've even met up with a few of you for a ride home (Dib!) or a ride in (Al!). Some of you work in the same office tower as me (Van! Drumstick!). Some of you have become good friends (Donna! Sandra! Char l'hottie! Jill! Bouncer!) Some of you keep trying to meet me (Peter!) Some of you I really should try to meet (Squiggles! MATT! Bicky!) Let me get out my Romper Room mirror here: TomW, lswgirl13, April, AngelSil, SkinMan, Kelly, deepfish and a hella lot more of you! Some of you I really don't need to meet. Ever.

My mom, who just came to realize how *cough* big this site is, suggested I host some kind of get together on the 27th. Like this is the '50s and I'm just gonna roll out some pinwheel sandwiches and dip and have all of you over to my house so we can talk about the butt hurt that is the donkeys of GO Transit. Not likely. I'm not ready for that kind of meet and greet. If this site makes it to five years and my cattorney, Georgie Greyskull - Lawyer Cat, hasn't shut this party down, then I might consider booking a private room at some establishment near Union Station and hope none of you stand me up. 

So, to commemerate, I figure a re-design of the masthead, banner, logo - that thing at the top - is in order and I really have no ideas. I did a special design for the first anniversary but nothing since and I really should mark every sorry year this site climbs in popularity.

I'm looking for ideas. Have a look at what I've done in the past and inspire me. I'd appreciate it.

11 comments:

Bicky said...

Awww, that's so nice, CJ. If you ever booked a party, I would not stand you up.

I'll put on my thinking cap and try to come up with something.

Anonymous said...

You're nothing but a racist. How about some white men/women doing wrong or can you only see brown people doing it? You're nothing but scum.

C.J. Smith said...

It's mostly the green, pac-man-esque ones I dislike. Thanks for the comment! I meant to trash it but I'm gonna leave it because it made laugh out loud, it was so bizarre and random.

Squiggles said...

Bizarre and Random are the best! Besides, it seems as if Anon has some sort of superpower: the ability to detect skin tone underneath jeans! What a talent!

Anyhoodles, I would like to say: Awww... people want to meet me. And I would so be at a shindig. Something that I generally avoid.

As for banners: anything with flames and possibly donkeys. Is it inappropriate to have a green donkey with a tail on fire?

Anonymous said...

I'm confused. Is that not a pic of you with Paris Hilton?

C.J. Smith said...

Yep. She and I go way back!

Skin Man said...

Count me in....how about a monty python foot crushing a donkey?

AM said...

Share my video! Troll the troll.

MATT said...

Unfortunately, the express trains that you take don’t stop at Guildwood as far as I know, and the trains that stop at Guildwood don’t go past Pickering (at least the rush-hour trains don’t). I agree that the hors d’oeuvres concept proposed by your Mom probably isn’t that realistic, because while everyone on TCT shares at least one thing in common, chances are good that it stops there (and really, do you want that many strangers in your house? I wouldn’t...but I’m not exactly the hosting type). We may have to settle for venting about DDD’s, self-absorbed twats, helicopter moms and foot-riders in the comments section of your blogs. Nothing wrong with that either; I read another blog and can say that of the two-dozen or so “regulars” who frequent the comments section there, I enjoy interacting with all of them, although I’ve only personally met exactly two of them (and only one more than once). Such is life in a virtual world of Skype, Instant Messaging and social media.

Leesa Renee Hall said...

I take great offense to Anon's comment. Brown people don't smoke. Or am I now being racist?

Leesa Renee Hall said...

Oh and happy anniversary CJ. I bring you to bed with me every night (figuratively speaking of course) .