Monday, November 12, 2012

My Baboon Turned One and I Forgot His Birthday

While a new camera is not in the budget right now, I'm hoping to work something out so that I can post again soon. I do have some stories all mapped out in my head, with exciting titles like "Why I Was a Sucky Healthy Living Blogger", "Baboon urine to bring back period and Other Phenomenal Search Terms" and "I Think I Have E Coli". I mean...what I do is important. I make litte things. Out of clay. I take that responsibility very seriously, and I will not be silenced, fine readers.

SO! - if I still have any readers out there - I offer you this! A recycled photo of me with a Movember mustache*!

* scroll to the bottom of this post if you need to hear my favourite mustache song right away.

So it appears that I have missed my blog's anniversary. Clay Baboons turned one year old on November 10th.

I have officially been blogging at Clay Baboons for one year and two days!

I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all of my readers, especially those of you come back to check on me during long stints of radio silence. The interaction with you is what makes blogging so much fun. I'm humbled that you take the time to read my silly stories when I post them.

Anyway, I'm going to do something a bit cheap and - since I can't offer you anything new right now - link back to my some of my old favourites. The bulk of my readers showed up last Spring, so you might have missed some of my earlier genius*.

In this context, please take "genius" to read "self-indulgence".

OK, so here are some of my all-time favourite posts:

November 10th 2011: Can I Offer You a Sandwich?

A family trip to the zoo takes an exciting turn when an unexpected guest shows up for lunch. This is the post that started it all and gave this blog its name. (I needed a name. And this one time, I made a baboon. Out of clay. My creativity knows no bounds.)

November 2011: What Not to Say to Someone With an Uncooperative Uterus

Making a baby is not as easy as we thought it would be. This post was a public service announcement about dumb things that people say.

December 2011: Sometimes It Takes Me Three Weeks to Fold the Laundry

I get a bit distracted sometimes.

December 2011:Zombies Gave Me Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

I hate first-person shooter games. But I love zombies. Note to self: first-person shooter games with zombies in them are still first-person shooter games.

January 2012: Here There Be Monsters

Spoiler alert: there's a violent scene at the end where a giant ant attacks and rips the arm off of my father.

January 2012: For Self-Loathing, Press Three

Some things are very difficult for me to do: fold the laundry, return my library books on time, make phone calls. Especially phone calls.

February 2012: Stand Up and Be Counted

You know when you wake up in the middle of the night and tell yourself "don't think, don't think, don't think", but then it's too late because you're already thinking? Well, I don't recommend counting sheep.

February 2012: A Cart Full of Smug

When I buy healthy food at the grocery store, I want people to notice.

Thank you for being awesome and for reading my nonsense! You can't spell Clay Baboons without a double-O, which sounds almost like you!

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As promised earlier in the post, here's my favourite mustache song, Mustaches by That 1 Guy. It was pretty hard to narrow it down.

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Also, I'm doing NaNoWriMo right now! If you don't know what that is, it's a challenge to write a 50000 word novel in 30 days. And if you do know what it is, and you want us to be nano-buddies, here's my profile: StephanieElizabeth.