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today I’m happy.

happy Fourth of July!
not only is this a special day of celebrating our freedom, this is also a special day for my blog. this marks my 500th post! when I think about it, 500 seems like a lot! but it’s really amazing how quickly it snuck up on me.

it seems like just yesterday I was deleting my myspace account and converting my blogging addiction to blogger. myspace was were I began blogging. sometimes it was intentional rants meant for certain people to read, sometimes it was just as simple as posting a song that I loved, other times, I kept my words private, especially when they dealt with new feelings and shy love. I’d have to say that sometimes, I miss those blogs. I almost feel as though, now that I’ve developed myself as a pictorial, fashion, and findings blogger, that adding in my personal thoughts and musings would only complicate things. {hmm…maybe time to have blog #2. yea right, if only I had that extra time!}

so I guess what I’m saying is that, for this, my 500th post, I thought I’d get a little personal. show you a little bit about me. tell you how I’m really feeling by showing you some of my favorite past posts that I’ve written.

I believe in innocent love.
I’ve always wanted a little red wagon.
I love to cook.
I love photos.
quotes inspire me.
I zone out from time to time.
I cherish my friends.
sometimes I wish I was a kid again.
I’m head over heals in love.

and for today, celebrate your independence. eat all things yummy and happy. do things that make you smile. have some fried chicken, take an extra slice of cake, indulge in your favorite brew, laugh at silly jokes, kiss your loved ones, light up a sparkler or two or three. and all the while remember what we are celebrating, and cherish it.

{image from wildfiremmm}

5 Responses to “today I’m happy.”

  1. maggienikole said:

    alyson, those posts are all wonderful!
    i can relate to much of what you mentioned.
    but, perhaps what touched me the very most was how in love you are.
    it’s really lovely.

    ps-when i had a car i often drove without the radio on, i loved the snippets of silence it afforded me.
    have a great 4th of july.

  2. Catherine said:

    Congratulations on your 500 posts that is such a huge milestone and definitely one to celebrate! There is something special about being able to share all those important feelings with other people and find that they are not dissimilar! I think it’s exciting.

  3. Sarah said:

    Alyson – 500 posts! Wowza!
    And when I looked at your links, the first one for cooking, there was the first comment I left you. The first day I found your blog. That was a good day.
    I rather like your personal posts. I like it all. Keep it up my friend.

  4. Heather said:

    Did you ever find a spirograph? If not, check out spirographs on ebay. I actually saw one the other day, at the little deli where I lunch, in the corner with the magazines and games. I was too shy to pull it out and wile away my lunch hour playing with it, but I think I might do just that tomorrow. I was flooded with happy memories at the mere sight of it. That should be enough to get me over that unreasonable shyness…

  5. Amy said:

    miss alyson, I think that, even though you don’t deliberately write about personal matters in this blog, your personality shines through and is just as strong (and tied) to the things you blog about. I don’t know you and you dont know me, but you seem like fantastic little lady, sweet, happy and funny.

    So keep it up, I love reading blogs like yours.