Tuesday, October 21, 2008

100 Days ... and counting!

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.

28 comments:

USelaine said...

Congratulations, Laurie! You've enriched the CDP universe immensely with your artistic eye and fluid prose. Brava!

Mister Earl said...

Thanks for the wonderful sentiments, Laurie. The feeling is mutual. Maybe we'll run into each other one day.

PS - Do you have an "in" with the SPPD? That could be useful! ;-)

Hope said...

Laurie...Congratulations on reaching your 100th post! I must say that I'm surprised, though, because I hadn't realized you had only just started your blog in July! Your blog is so amazingly wonderful, artistic, beautiful, and I could go on and on...that I thought you had been blogging for so much longer than that! I do hope you continue your blog for 1,000+ plus posts! This is such nice place to visit ...I always look forward to each day's post!

Tanya said...

Congrats and cheers to you! Perfect picture to go with this day of celebration :)

babooshka said...

Congratulations "Pasdenda Prowler" on your 100th post. I was first struck by the photography, espcially the mono, but it's the writing that transports me to another world. Well done, and yes long may it continue. I'm sure Virginia and Knoxville girl will join me in raising a glass of FB. wine to you.

Dixie Jane said...

From one who has known you the longest, and maybe the best, my sincere cngratulations for the success of your blog. You have given all of us an incite to where you live laced with art and humor and talent. Thank you for all the happy beginnings of my days.

Yakpate said...

Congratulations, Laurie! You have created a wonderfully unique community of bright, funny, intellectually curious fans who look forward to your daily posts like a morning cup of coffee! Your blog inspires on many levels, from the visual delights of your photos to your insightful commentary to the enthusiastic response of your readers. Clearly, it is an extension of the phenomenon that is you!

Cafe Observer said...

Congrats2youelations, Laurie!!

100 posts...I had my doubts, but you make this shepherd proud.

100, wow. I can borrow a couple for my site, maybe? Or,at least can I use your photographer.

So where is the hubby takin you out 2 celebrate?

ben wideman said...

Congrats Laurie! Only 1000 more posts would be a travesty. You post some fantastic stuff! Here's to hitting the million post mark :)

Thanks so much for the shoutout.

altadenahiker said...

You know you're one of the most popular girls in the class. Congratulations and when are you pouring?

Wayne said...

Way to go kiddo.

Petrea said...

Woohoo! Party time! Isn't it fun to be part of this world? I mean that in many senses. Your participation as a person, photographer, blogger and writer are an enhancement on many levels.

Benjamin Madison said...

Congratulations! I'm looking forward to reading hundreds more.

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

Congratulations,
Wine and Brie are all very good but can you head over to the Formost Liquor store and pick up a bottle of Southern COmfort for your trashy neighbor to the west?

keith said...

Congratulations on 100 posts! You've mastered this daily photo thing quickly and become one of the best. I wish I could write half as good as you.

Trish said...

Congrats on 100. Pretty soon you'll stop noticing the counts and just post. And as Ben said, 1000 would be a low number to aim for. Make it 10,000! I rarely can get enough of SoPas and really appreciate your glimpses.

Eki Akhwan said...

A big, warm congratulation, Laurie! And here's for the next 100 photos and beyond!

Your yesterday's post of that antique car is awsome! I love the design of antique and classic cars, and that car is definitely one of the most beautiful I've seen. Thanks for sharing, my friend.

Jutilda said...

I'm sure you meant to crop it so only the 100 of the address appears. YAY - your photo blog has been fascinating and so informative. Look what new horizons it's broadened for you. YIPPEE!!

Love the perspective by the way.

Shanna said...

Congratulations Laurie!!! I look forward to seeing and reading your blog first thing every day - even before coffee. I especially enjoy the way your writing interacts with the visual image. They really work together to create one conceptual and imaginative piece. CHEERS !

Miss Havisham said...

I am just relieved that South Pasadena has you. They need you. Love.

Mister Earl said...

Here are some Texas burnt-orange roses in honor of your 100th!

-K- said...

Congratulations. You've certainly been able to generate many more viewers (to judge by all the comments) than me (and most other bloggers.

And thank you for the nice words (again).

Laurie said...

Aw shucks, folks, it's a big love in! Thank you, thank you, a million thank yous. I appreciate each and every one of you for your comments, your humor, your support, your many talents and smart insight and beautiful artistic visions.

Hugs all around. :-)

Webradio said...

Bravo Laurie ! It's good...

Virginia said...

You know the saying, " Day late and a dollar short?" That's me. How on earth did I miss you yesterday, AND it was your 100th!! Forgive me my friend. Yes, B, Knox and I are raising a glass of FB right now, even though I haven't even had breakfast yet!-HA You do a fabulous job. Keep it up.
V

Hilda said...

Ach, I'm late! Congratulations, Laurie!!! Here's to more lovely photos and even lovelier prose from a wonderful woman!

Columbo said...

Congratulations again, I think your site is one of the best around. Your photos and commentary are awesome. Thanks again.

Kelly said...

Belated CONGRATULATIONS! Glad you are a part of the CDP community!