Tuesday, July 04, 2006


It's been one year since I started blogging. Exactly. So it's time to reflect. Time to take stock. Time to look back. Time to review. Time to examine where I thought I was headed. Time to evaluate whether I was remotely close to properly predicting where my blogging would lead. Well, on second thought, it's not really time for me to do that.

That's your job.
I just type here.

Anyway, to help you happy readers on your way, here's what I said in my Opening Salvo.

And now, over two hundred fifty (250) posts later, it's time to celebrate with a little contest. The (booby (literally)) prize for which will be the use, by me, of the un-retouched version of the photograph set out below in this post as my "profile" picture for one month. Trust me, you will all enjoy it. I will not. In the un-retouched photo, you'll be able to clearly see that I am wearing this swimsuit.

  • CONTEST: I have identified my all-time favorite comment left on my blog over the past year. That fact is not relevant to the contest. I just thought I'd mention it. Now, with respect to the contest . . . . If, during a period commencing upon the publication of this post and expiring seventy-two hours after such publication, twenty (20) different people show up here on my blog and leave a comment on this post identifying their favorite post on this blog (or someone else's blog if they didn't happen to enjoy any of the posts on this blog over the past year), I will begin using the above-referenced unretouched version of the photograph set out below for my profile picture, and I will continue to use the above-referenced unretouched version of the photograph set out below as my profile picture for one month or until enough people ask me to stop. Which could easily happen. Seriously.

So ... that's it!

Happy anniversary, darlings!!

My favorite comment ever?
Of course you want to know.

It's appended to this post, my third or so. And it's from an anonymous poster commenting under the handle "Funshine Bear" (how could you not love it?) who said: "A Finnish peasant woman, a harvest field mouse, whips, chains, whistles, yoyo's, my grandma riding by on bicycle giving me the finger, and a duck."




Blogger PDD said...

Okay Garrett, this is hard, and I am not going to waste too much time trying to decide like I usually do. Garbage in Garbage out remember? So, I have narrowed it down to two of my favorite posts by you. Again, I haven't really taken the time to disect, but these two stick out for me.

1) On Probabilities and the Alphabet - Part 1

2) On Doing the Right Thing - Part 1

What I liked about "On Doing the Right Thing - part 1 is not only did it make me laugh out loud, but it shows that you are human and not just a guy in speedos standing by your glamorous pool. However, I am very much looking forward to seeing this photo you propose to show.

10:24 PM, July 03, 2006  
Blogger PDD said...


10:28 PM, July 03, 2006  
Blogger garrett said...

One down, nineteen to go.

7:27 PM, July 04, 2006  
Blogger PDD said...

Where are your people garrett? Where is that frog, I mean fog? Where is the pink? Where is Erin? Where are they all to discuss and choose?

Come on guys, garrett needs 19 more people to feed his ego.

Garrett, you need to take lessons from me. I have my own ego machine independent of anything and anyone. It works magnificently, especially in interviews.

12:22 AM, July 05, 2006  
Blogger The Velvet Fog said...

I'm sure I have a favorite comment, but who has the emotional energy to wade through one year of this?
I think my favorite is that comment by anonymous a while back.
It was hilarious, however it escapes me at the moment. You know what I'm talking about, Shores.

11:35 AM, July 05, 2006  
Blogger The Velvet Fog said...

Also, you can't go wrong with: DANT.

11:35 AM, July 05, 2006  
Blogger The Velvet Fog said...

Love the goggles by the way.

11:39 AM, July 05, 2006  
Blogger PDD said...

Fog, posts not comments. Step down from the bike and take a moment.

Come on Guy! Don't you want to see Garrett in his speedos!!

Garrett, I give you full permission to slap the pink in two.

12:17 PM, July 05, 2006  
Blogger PDD said...

Come on Guys!!

It was supposed to be plural. Sorry.

12:18 PM, July 05, 2006  
Blogger The Velvet Fog said...

Uhhh, oh yeah.
My favorite recent post is the one about Garrett hiding under his desk while the night staff argued with someone on the phone. That is vintage Garrett. Also, the one where is stomach gurgled and sounded like a fart. Good stuff there Mustafa!

1:43 PM, July 05, 2006  
Blogger The Velvet Fog said...

I'm not that strong a swimmer.


1:44 PM, July 05, 2006  
Blogger The Velvet Fog said...

It looks like you need to get Marquez over there to get that pool deck swept of sticks. What is going on?!?!?! Geebers, how do you keep all that crap out of the water?

1:58 PM, July 05, 2006  
Blogger garrett said...

Two down, eighteen to go.

Fifty-four hours to go.

4:07 PM, July 05, 2006  
Blogger Chris said...

I enjoyed the hurricane escape updates.

11:57 PM, July 05, 2006  
Blogger garrett said...

Three down, seventeen to go.

Twenty-seven hours remaining.

Looks like I may get lucky here. Due to, of course, my staggering unpopularity!

9:19 AM, July 06, 2006  
Blogger Dongley Shlongford said...

I like the one about nose hairs.
Now lets have a look at your willy.

10:40 AM, July 06, 2006  
Anonymous Party Boy said...

I like the one about juggling.

10:41 AM, July 06, 2006  
Anonymous ed said...

Gotta be 12 days of Harvey & Eck!

11:43 AM, July 06, 2006  
Anonymous Potbelly said...

Chinese Ho!

11:44 AM, July 06, 2006  
Anonymous Phil Ligget said...

Half naked thursday

11:44 AM, July 06, 2006  
Anonymous Farm Dog said...

I liked the ones about your poker winnings...

1:42 PM, July 06, 2006  
Anonymous shenanigans said...

I like the post about your toe nails. The Big Toe Captain Part 1

2:17 PM, July 06, 2006  
Anonymous Simply Red said...

I really enjoyed the post about your erasers. On My Eraser - Part 1

2:21 PM, July 06, 2006  
Anonymous Worldwide Pants said...

Gotta be the one about getting those pants hemmed and the subsequent updates

3:30 PM, July 06, 2006  
Anonymous Don said...

I liked the one on curriencies.
Thats hot!

4:15 PM, July 06, 2006  
Anonymous Dewayne said...

I like all y'alls postin's.

4:16 PM, July 06, 2006  
Anonymous The Dude said...

I liked this one the best!

4:17 PM, July 06, 2006  
Anonymous MR Ducks said...

October, 2005 Duck, Duck, Poop.
Priceless. I printed it out and hung it on my wall.

4:39 PM, July 06, 2006  
Anonymous Chinese Ho said...

Me Chinese, Me play joke
Me put pee pee in your coke!

4:40 PM, July 06, 2006  
Anonymous Chinese Ho said...

Me forgot,

Sept. 30, 2005 'That is some Wall'
is me favorite.

It is some wall.

4:42 PM, July 06, 2006  
Blogger PDD said...

I believe there are only 2 or 3 more to go.

Please Erin and the pink, discuss.

5:25 PM, July 06, 2006  
Blogger garrett said...

According to the good folks at blogpatrol, there were several comments left by the same person.

I'm giving credit for seven unique people leaving comments, and that's probably overly generous.

So, we're at seven down, thirteen more to go.

Thirteen hours to the deadline.

11:03 PM, July 06, 2006  
Blogger PDD said...

Good going guys.

11:22 PM, July 07, 2006  
Blogger garrett said...


I get to keep one secret, at least. Far less than twenty souls showed up so no SPEEDO for blogland. Thank goodness.

11:25 PM, July 07, 2006  
Blogger PDD said...


11:37 PM, July 07, 2006  
Blogger FLAMINGO1 said...

I've already seen that. No big whoop!

3:02 PM, July 10, 2006  

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