Today marks my 100th post here at Glimpses of South Pasadena. Let's head on over to Mission Wines and get a bottle of bubbly!
When I started this blog I had no idea what I was getting into. I thought it would be a nice little way to chronicle an exploration of my new town. I thought maybe five people would read it -- and all of them would be members of my family.
Instead, it has introduced me to a world of new friends starting right here at home. A big shout out to Scott Feldmann over at The South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. To Chief Dan Watson at the South Pasadena Police Department. To Steve Fjeldsted the oh-so-cool city librarian who doesn't even seem to mind the fact that I tend to obsessively prowl around the library after hours. And to Mister Earl and Trish -- South Pas residents and faithful Glimpses readers whose comments add the wonderful historic details to so many of my posts. This blog has connected me to all of you-- and many other fabulous South Pas neighbors who have either written or stopped me and said hello. It has also connected me to a wild and talented network of local area bloggers including (but certainly not limited to) Petrea Burchard at Pasadena Daily Photo, Ben Wideman at the sky is big in pasadena, Keith at Gem City Images, Kevin at The Jimson Weed Gazette, Cafe Observer, Miss Havisham, Pasadena Adjacent and Altadenahiker. Your photos, art and writing amuse, inform and inspire. Because of all of you, I feel like a welcome part of the community.
And that community has also extended across the earth! Glimpses has been graced with thousands of visitors from all over the planet. As part of the City Daily Photo family, I have been privileged to meet my world neighbors from almost every continent. Your comments here and your many spectacular blogs have given me insight I could have never picked up from history books or news sources. When I was a young girl growing up in Texas I always wanted to have a pen pal. Well, now I have dozens of them. Viva l'Internet!
So, here's to 100 -- nope, make that 1000 more posts, at least. Thanks for being here, everyone.