As I was jogging earlier today, it dawned on me that I might have been blogging for a full decade. So I checked when I got home. Well, I was wrong. I've been blogging for over a full decade, 10.5 years! Hot damn!
In honor of entry into the double-digits, I dug up this Censlus Post from 2010. Coincidentally, I mailed my Censlus report yesterday. (By the time they sent the fourth one, I caved.)
Here's a flashback from 10 years ago. None of you had commented. I hadn't even yet met Alex. But I already thought this was a special place. I simply had no idea just how special it would grow to be, and for how long you'd continue to bring cheer and inspiration.
Thank you for joining this wacky journey at Life by Chocolate, for whatever leg of the journey you've ridden.
I appreciate you! More than that, I love you. You've kept me going, by giving me a guaranteed dose of sweetness. ALL THE TIME. You are pure heart, soul, spunk, silliness and friendship.
Be good to yourselves, and have some chocolate in honor of Life by Chocolate's 10+th Birthday!
Imagine having a job once every 10 years. That’s quite a hefty vacation plan. I can't let you slack too much, so I sent my US Censlus report in. I was quite disappointed that it only took me 10 seconds to complete. THIS YEAR (2020), IT TOOK 6 SECONDS. I GOT FASTER. All the practice exams and coaching, yet I didn’t even need to cheat. The Censlus Bureau informs that if you don’t mail it back, they will send a representative to your home. I thus devised a hand printed note on “Hello Kitty” stationery:
On second thought, I decided they might not prioritize my requests. So I’ve stored the letter safely for the next 10 years. Maybe by 2020, I’ll have more faith that the government will care about my personal needs. HAHAHA, DID I WRITE THAT? OH, OUCH! IT'S A GOOD THING I WAS SO NAIVE! IGNORANCE WAS BLISS. WELL, TO BE TRUE TO MY WORD, I'M GOING TO MAIL MY REQUEST DIRECTLY TO CAPITAL HILL BEFORE THE USPS GOES UNDER BECAUSE, YEAH, GLOBAL PANDEMIC THING. BUT A GAL CAN STILL PINE FOR A HANDSOME MASKED MAN TO COME TO HER DOOR TO COLLECT HER...DATA.