Adele Dazeem. That’s my new term for what happens when you say something, but you meant to say something else.
I did Travoltify my name, but only because Cassidy had and I wanted to see how similar ours would be. He got Catherine Brazent. I got Mustafa Brazent. If you’d like to do the same, go HERE. I want you to know that it made me laugh until I cried, from the sheer absurdity of it. And I probably wanted to cry anyway, because it was -1 degrees and so many people are sick and/or hurting, and I was nervous because I had to work today. (Wednesday, as I write this) All of that made me forget something.
Yesterday, March 4th, was my four year blogging anniversary! Blogiversary? Blog Birthday? And I forgot to bake a cake. I meant to write something else. I meant to post about kindergarten, in fact! So that can wait until next week because today, we celebrate.
I’m going to spew it all out in paragraph. Just pretend I’m using that fast voice from the old “Micro Machines” commercials: Started my blog after a dry spell with writing. Oh yeah, I take photos and I have a baby and my blog is called “Tamara Like Camera” as a play on how people have butchered my name throughout my life so I thought I’d make it easy for readers. But oh yeah! Photos too! Oh wait. How will people know to read this? I can publish posts on Facebook! I think I will for awhile. Ok, this is nice. Do I want more? Is there more? Ambling along. Oh no! Scarlet is bit by a dog the day before her first birthday! How will I cope? I’ll write about it. And more about parenting. Writing, photography, parenting. I think I get it now – what I’m about. Wait, what? Someone wants to syndicate me on BlogHer? Well, ok! This is still pretty fun, but I’m anxious a lot. I think I’ll write about it. Life is having its ups and downs. I can write about them. I can give tributes here. I can give birthday wishes here. I can announce my second pregnancy here. I can write a love story here, and people will read it. Mostly my Facebook friends. Three years in, I discover the magic. Blogging communities. SITS girls. Guest posts and guest posting. Linkups and swaps. Ask Away Friday. Real Life Friendships. Some only through the computer. So far. Still others, in person. Many more to come, I know.
I really, really like it here. I think I’ll stay!
I didn’t bake enough cake to share. I didn’t set up some sort of giveaway or contest. I didn’t arrange to have pizza delivered to all of you. I didn’t even write this post until last night. So I’m just going to do it, painstakingly, and give some shout-outs to say hello, thank you, peace, and that my life is more complete with you in it. And I’m not speaking aloud, so I hopefully won’t Travoltify your blog names. So Happy Blog Birthday to me. Happy Un-Birthday to you. Namaste and Adele Dazeem to you.
And you, and you, and you.
Here is my second thank you note of the week. To all of you, in as alphabetical order as I could manage:
Enjoy The View, “So, I’ve Been Thinking…”, 31 Million Seconds, A Dish Of Daily Life, A Duck In Her Pond, A Lady In France, About 100%, Airing My Dirty Laundry, One Sock At A Time…, All Work And No Play Makes Mommy Go Something Something, Always Perfectly Imperfect, An Artful Mom, Another Clean Slate, Another Jennifer, Arcane Matters, Auer Life, Beauty School Dropout, BeQuoted, Beyond My Blue Door, Bibs & Baubles, Brooklyn Active Mama, Caramel Conversations, City Girl On Hicks Farm, Co-Pilot Mom, Coach Daddy, CoffeeLoveHealth, Completely Eclipsed, Considerings, Cozy Cabin News, Cropped Stories, Cut and Dry, Day With KT, Dear Girl Wallflower, Defining Hope, Definitely Ashlee, Divya Photography, Effie Girl, Embrace The Struggle, expandng, Family Sport Life, Fashion Sky Fall, Fel’s Photos, Finding Ninee, FOOD4THOUGHTNYC, Four Hens and a Rooster, Four Plus an Angel, Fractured Family Tales, From Corporate to Domestic, From Tracie, GiGi Eats Celebrities, Go Dansker Mom, Growing Up Madison, Happy.Pretty.Sweet., Happy Valley Mama, Her Weight Loss Diary, Hill Country Princess, Home on Deranged, Homemaking With Style, Honest Mommy, I Know How Is Babby Formed, If You Could See What I See, Janine’s Confessions of a Mommyholic, JDaniel4’s Mom, Jenn’s Random Scraps, Joy In The Midst Of, Karen Main, Karen’s Soiree, Kiss My List, Lemon Drop Pie, Life – Where’s The Handbook?, Linkouture, Little Apple Tree, Little Bins For Little Hands, Live. Laugh. Blog! Long Drive Journey, Love Life Logistics, Love, Life, Surf, Loving Marshall, Mama Schmama, Manhattan Image & Style, Mommifried, Mommy A-Z, Mothering From Scratch, My Big, Beautiful Life, New Mama Diaries, Nina Badzin, No Holding Back, Not In Jersey, Organized Island, Our Blended Marriage, Pampers, Play Dates and Parties, Pick Any Two, Pig and Dac, PinkWhen, Raising Flowers & Skids, Raising Humans, Raising Reagan, Real Into, REAlity Bites, Reflections of Now, Rx Fitness Lady, Saving Everyday with Sonya K, Science of Parenthood, Scruggbug Corner, Second Chances Girl, Shana Norris, She’s All Write, Six Feet Under Blog, Sleeping Should Be Easy, Stacey Loscalzo, Stay At Home Mom, Structure in an Unstructured Life, Sweet and Savoring, The Zoo, The Baby Is Fine, The Dose of Reality, The Fierce Diva Guide to Life, The Golden Spoons, The Liebers, The Miss Elaine-ous Life, The Mom Cafe, The Mommy Mess, The Patchwork Paisley, The Seana Method, The Vanilla Housewife, The noise of boys, This Momma’s Ramblings, Tidbits From The Queen of Chaos, Time Out For Mom, Too Darn Happy, Two Cannoli, Unconventional Mommy Tails, Urban Moo Cow, Virtually Vegan Mama, VitaTrain4Life, Vixen – Catherine Gacad, W.R.I.T.ER.M.O.M., where tess lives, Work in Sweats Mama, Working On Working Mom, WriterMom’s Blog, Writing, Wishing, Yes I’m Crazy, That’s Why I’m Awesome, Your Girls and Boys, Yum Yucky, Zanaree. Whew, what a lot! I fear I’m missing many.
If you don’t see yourself on there, I’m either a forgetful buffoon, or we haven’t connected a lot yet. I look forward to knowing you more! Of course, the non-blogger readers. You were here from the start. I never forget that. You all keep me going.