Monday, July 26, 2010

Speaking of Birthdays: Glimpses of South Pasadena is 2!

How did I miss it? On July 13, GOSP quietly and uneventfully turned two years old. I'm not sure how it's possible that I have posted 743 photographs of our fair city. (Well, I suppose you can't count this one. Or this one either. But what the heck, that's still 741!)

A big thanks to all of you, my fabulous readers, for your continued collaboration. Your comments give this blog a color and depth I could never achieve on my own. Long-time residents offer an insider's history of South Pasadena. Visitors near and far stretch the boundaries of our San Gabriel Valley neighborhood to span the globe. I may take the pictures and write the posts but you, my readers, make this blog a real community.

14 comments:

Mister Earl said...

YAY!!

AND WE CAN SEE YOU NOW!

Sharon said...

Congrats! You just reminded me. My site turned two in July also and I completely forgot about it.

Mike said...

This is a cool shot for number 743.

Bellis said...

Wow, well done! Yours is one of my favorite blogs. I'm so impressed by the way you've kept us entertained with a new photo and an interesting story to go with it every day for 2 years.

Judy Williams said...

2 years??? WOW

Mr. E - that Shirley MacClain number from Sweet Charity just made my morning. Other than our beloved Pat, no one has grown into herself more than she. I'll be humming that tune all day.

Isn't it fun to take a photo of yourself in the mirror? hee hee

wv: explogl It's when your blog explodes and yours certainly has on more than one occasion (and I mean that in a GOOD way) :)

Wayne said...

45th birthday, 2nd birthday, it's just one big party in SoPas these days.

I'm homing in on 2 years, Aug.1 but according to the post count I'm short by about 60 posts.

I think I was abducted by aliens some time in past 2 years.

Good work LA, I don't know how you do it while doing the Mommy thing too.

Petrea said...

Fabulous! You've got a lot to celebrate. What you've accomplished in two years is something to be very proud of, Laurie. I think you should sit back and think about that, and be more than pleased.

Pasdadena Adjacent said...

I like this portrait of you...and sbhowing off your bobbles too

congratulations

wait, I see the post below this one has a number 46....hmmmm...what could that be about?

ben wideman said...

Aw, Laurie, that is awesome! COngrats.

Judy Williams said...

This has no relevance... wait, maybe it does. Well, I say in honor of Number 46 and Number 2, we should all be PUTT'N ON THE RITZ

Shanna said...

It has really happened, on occasion, when I have seen GOSP. In my mind I read gospel of......

Congrats!

Jilly said...

Two birthdays! Yours and the blog! Many congratulations Laurie. I've always loved your blog and your ability to write such beautiful words to go with each great photo. You make us think and I love that. I really like your eye and your mind.

Apologies for lack of comments lately - too much going on here but a friend recently told me it's lack of time management and old age. Probably! Nevertheless I regularly take a look at your blog and an always uplifted by it.

Big hug and well done indeed. You do your community proud.

Laurie said...

Thank you so much!

TheChieftess said...

WOW!!! Another birthday!!! And I love the pic...a new avatar perhaps??? It's definitely been a joyful experience participating in your daily blogging! It enriched our delightful experience of South Pasadena over the past two years and has opened the door to many new and wonderful friends!!! Thank you Laurie!!!