Any excuse to celebrate! (and talk about myself)
|Woo hoo! (pretend this photo was taken this evening)|
Press play on this bad boy, then read on:
How it all began
In October 2007, about a month after my 21st birthday, Madgespace was born.
Let's take a look back at my very first blog post, shall we? It was titled 'Jesus Died for Myspace in Heaven' (based on a t-shirt we spotted in a Spokane mall) and mainly focused on a video of Jesus freaks ('God botherers' if you're British) singing their own special version of 'Baby Got Back'.
The video doesn't load anymore. But luckily, I remembered it! Found it here. Still hilarious. Still don't like jesus freaks. I stand by everything I said.
I also talk about dressing up as a turtle for Halloween, an idea that I actually followed through on a few days later:
Believe it or not, sometimes people outside my immediate family find their way to Madgespace. I attribute this mainly to the fact that I stole images off the Internet (with no attribution, of course) for the first five years of writing this thing. Google Images is like my own personal marketing agency.
Anyhoo, by far the most popular search term that brings people here is:
STEDMAN GRAHAMMadgespace Quiz
Did I have a parasite or were my symptoms psychosomatic?
A) Yes! Sabertooth worms everywhere!
B) Definitely psychosomatic
C) We'll never know
In my opinion, what/who does Jillian, the Season 5 Bachelorette, look like?
A) A Camel
B) Bob Saget
C) Mr. Peanut
Which of these unlikable pop stars am I a fan of?
B) Miley Cyrus
C) Lady Gaga
What did I win from a Special K cereal box?
A) Year's supply of cereal
C) Red dress
By far my favourite Madgespace moment was when I posted a snippet of an email my mom sent me. In it, she explained that she'd come into contact (I forget how/why - probably work related) with a person named 'Feline Grunder'.
Obviously, this got air time on Madgespace because I love an unusual name! In elementary school my friends and I were obsessed with Miep Gies (the woman who discovered Ann Frank's diary). And I remember my friend Dana's Dad telling us that he'd met a man named Ferd Shneringerd.
Anyway, Feline must have had a Google Alert set for her (his?) name and she (he?) COMMENTED ON THE POST. I think I panicked, deleted the comment and removed the paragraph from the post. Still, I've never felt so famous and controversial.
Yikes, it's already 9:55pm. Gotta go. Thanks for reading, and here's to another 100,000!
P.S. Hello, Feline (if you're reading this)