It’s Mah Birfday

20 Sep

Last week, I reached the one year anniversary of blogging my insane thoughts throughout the interwebs. As with most things in my life, I completely forgot about this magical occasion. My teeny tiny brain is on overload and I failed to properly acknowledge the all loving and all knowing internet gods. I failed to give the peeps that encouraged and nurtured my half-witted ass the proper shout outs and accolades worthy of an Oscar acceptance speech. Make no mistake about it, I have had an amazing year in regards to writing. I started by blogging random thoughts about Vinny Delpino from Doogie Howser M.D. to actually scoring my first writing job. Not too shabby for a kid that never learned to read, huh? So, without any further procrastination I give you a completely random list of people that have blown me away with their writing, generosity, friendship, and over all complete and utter badassness. (Cue the orchestra now!)

Jules (@meangirlgarage) from Mean Girl Garage

What can I say about Jules that hasn’t already been said? This amazing woman is a teacher by day and a naughty sex toy reviewer by night. If that doesn’t kick ass all on its own, she once told me that “she wanted to write like me”. Now, I am not trying to brag or out Jules in anyway, but when she told me this, I was on the brink of questioning my own talent and skills as a writer. I mean, I still do that every single day, but after hearing that from Jules, I was instantly humbled and more driven to write than anytime before. And for that, Jules, I thank you.

DJ (@DysFuncJunc) from icanhasissues

DJ is truly my partner in crime. Crimes against humanity that is. There is nothing like finding another bacon obsessed, atheistic Heeb out there to share random Anchorman quotes with and make fun of our unfortunate medical maladies. I mean, what’s more funny than a craniotomy and degenerative bowel disease combined? Nothing. That’s what. Also, she thinks poop and farts are highly hysterical. Now that’s a true double bonus! We are currently designing our twinsie super hero costumes. My vote is for heavy usage of lycra and lace! What? I like to feel pretty, okay?

Jen O. (@JenO_Eh) from My Tornado Alley

If DJ is my partner in crime, then Jen and I were born from the same demon, blessed with opposite genitals, and sent about to roam and rule this bitch we call planet Earth. Jen ended up ruling where Canadian bacon is king. She has been blessed with copious amounts of maple syrup, donuts, and a huge hatred for mullets. On multiple occasions, her unwillingness to watch hockey has almost gotten her permanently kicked out of Canada. But what she lacks in hockey knowledge, she makes up with blatant sarcasm, snark, and a huge robotic heart. Although she won’t admit this to me, she is solely responsible for me getting not one, but two of my first ever writing jobs. She likes to argue with me and try to tell me it was all my doing, but I know the truth. I can honestly say that Jen is one of my best friends. And for that, I couldn’t be more grateful.

Tracey (@sweetney) from Sweetney and MamaPop

Tracey is my editor and chief over at mamapop.com. This woman snatched me from the pits of obscurity and gave me my first real writing job. I mean, I am still obscure as all hell. But thanks to Tracey, I have  HUGE platform to show just how much crazy actually floats around in this skull of mine. She has welcomed me into the MamaPop crew like I was one of her own. Everyday, I am in awe of my fellow writers there. They make me laugh and make me a better writer at the same time. Tracey has a true talent for spotting the best of people. Her loyalty is unmatched by anyone I have ever seen. I’m not just sucking up to my editor here either. It’s the honest to gawd truth. If you don’t believe me, ask anyone who writes or has ever written for her. I am sure they will tell you all about the baseball bat and brass knuckles she uses to defend her loved ones.

The Writers of How To Eat (@howtoeatblog) and MamaPop (@mamapop)

Adam P. Knave (@adampknave) from adampknave.com, Jen O. (@JenO_Eh) from My Tornado Alley, Bri (@sarcasmically) from sarcasmically.com, Aidan Morgan (@palinode) from In Palinode’s Palace, Kelly (@kdiddy) from kdiddy.org, Jodi (@jodifur) from jodifur.com, Miss Banshee (@missbanshee) from Inverse Candlelight, Snarky Amber (@snarkyamber), Sarah (@goonsquadsarah) from Sarah And The Goon Squad, Charlie (@everymankitchen) from The Everyman’s Kitchen, BHJ (@wwbhjd) from thebhj.com, Two Busy (@twobusy) from Two Busy, Katie (@motherbumper) from motherbumper.com, Laurie (@lauriewrites) from lauriewrites.com, Christine (@byflutter) from byflutter.com, Anastacia (@jurgen_nation) from Jurgen Nation, Amy (@thebitchinwife) from The Bitchin’ Wives Club, Kelli (@KBestOliver) from South City Confidential, Travis (@theholmes) from The Holmes, Melissa Locker (@woolyknickers), Susan (@trouttowers) from Trout Towers, Alexa (@alexaflotsam) from flotsamblog.com, and last but not least, Julie (@momslant) from The Mom Slant.

I know that is a shitload of writers. I know this. But the truth is, these are some of the most fanfuckingtastic writers around. For some odd reason, they allow me to pretend that I can even hold a candle to their many many talents. I must be a good bullshitter. Really, if you don’t follow these people via their personal blogs, MamaPop, or Twitter, you are missing out on pure excellence.

A BIG and Very Special Thanks Go To The Following:

Schmutzie (@schmutize) from Schmutzie for featuring one of my posts on Five Star Friday. That was the single most viewed post I have ever had on my personal blog.  I cannot thank you enough.

Paige (@PaigeJo75) for putting up with my shit on a daily basis, supporting my crazy, and giving me the two best little muses a father can ever ask for. There were many and many of times when you were my ONLY reader. There are still times when I am convinced you are the only one reading this shit. Specially, when I recap America’s Next Top Model!

Heather (@schmooplee) for making me fabulous meat and potatoes for dinner. Oh, and the bacon. I can’t forget the bacon!

Andrea Anthony (@andygirl) for always reading and commenting on my posts no matter how fucking stupid they are.

Paul Ingold (@theswimback) for representing Kansas City in a beautiful way. Yanno, through copious amounts of food and beverages!

Lindsay Smith (@sometimesicing) for loving bacon, Canada, and rocking any fucking hipster hat she so chooses.

I am sure I forgot a ton of people that have helped me over the last year. I am eternally grateful for every single one of you. The internets can be a mean, cruel place at times. But if you stop to look around, you can meet some really good and fabulous people. I certainly know I have.

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12 Responses to “It’s Mah Birfday”

  1. Dysfunction Junction September 20, 2010 at 2:05 pm #

    I just hope you still like your costume when you realize it’s bright pink like mine.

    For rillz, you so totally rock. If I wasn’t cold & dead inside I might get a little teary eyed.

  2. badassonpaper September 20, 2010 at 2:07 pm #

    I always knew how amazing you were… (are) and I will always be your reader, even if I’m the only one. I share TJ’s thanks to you all for supporting him and his massive talents over the last year. I know you have all made a big impact on him. Some of you on me too. Keep it up, husband, “we’ve only just begun….”

  3. Jen O. September 20, 2010 at 2:12 pm #

    Good thing for this robotic heart of mine. You’re like a stupid little brother (not that you’re anywhere NEAR stupid, it’s just the job of an older sister to belittle a younger sibling) and a best girl friend all wrapped up in one. Congrats on the one year anniversary, Tammy Jo.

  4. Lindsay September 20, 2010 at 2:17 pm #

    Awwwwwww… Tis been a pleasure being your Internetz friend, friend.

  5. sweetney September 20, 2010 at 2:36 pm #

    Love you, man. So happy to have you as part of our little dysfunctional family. xoxo

  6. andygirl September 20, 2010 at 2:52 pm #

    it’s your bloggy birfday? wow! many happy returns! how does it feel to be one? do you feel older? wiser? more chic at any rate.

    *muah*

  7. jules September 20, 2010 at 7:31 pm #

    Stop it! No. Stop it some more……. Ok. Really…… I heart you!

  8. flutter September 20, 2010 at 11:11 pm #

    aw. you just made my day

  9. Holmes September 21, 2010 at 4:24 pm #

    Hey man, happy blogarriffic anniversary. Here’s to many more.

  10. jodifur September 28, 2010 at 11:51 am #

    Thank you for the kind words. And happy blog birthday!

  11. Amy @ The Bitchin' Wives Club September 28, 2010 at 3:44 pm #

    Now that is a list that I am proud to be on. :) Thank you so much and happy birfday.

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