Six Years Later

On June 1st, 2005 I started a little website called Sarah and the Goon Squad. My first post is loaded with bad grammar. It sounds like every bad blog you have ever read and assures you that it will probably be my first and last post.

It wasn’t.

Almost 1800 posts later (and that is just on this site, since then I have written for at least 20 other websites) I am still here.

Life takes you in crazy directions. Impulsively signing up for that blogspot blog changed my life. I have gone places I never would have been, I have met amazing people and been given really cool opportunities. I have been in the photo pit at a rock festival, I attended a WNBA draft, I met John and Roger Taylor, I ate at The French Laundry, I have spoken on panels all over the country, I cooked with some underprivileged little kids and a Top Chef,  I drove across the United States, I edited posts that were written by Ronnie Lott and I got to go to The Winter Classic. I have made a lot of very talented friends. I have become a writer.

Who knew?

You don’t have to buy me anything for my birthday/anniversary, but I would love it if you would send me some more pictures to add to my flickr set.

Thanks for reading. I can’t imagine that I would have kept this up if it weren’t for you guys.

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  1. Congrats, Sarah! When I see you in a couple of months, I’ll buy you a beer. Or three.

  2. Congratulations. You are, without a doubt, one of my favorite people I have met on, and off, the internet.

  3. Congratulations. 1800 posts in 6 years is quite and accomplishment.

  4. Seconding what Jodi said. You are the absolute, unquestioned über-metal bomb-diggity of the interwebs.

  5. Happy Bloggiversary! Way to go!

  6. Email coming your way!

  7. Sarah, I adore you online and off. So glad we found each other.

  8. Six blogging years? That’s like 75 in human years. Congratulations!!!

  9. Congrats Sarah, that is awesome. Happy 6th bloggiversary!

  10. Photo sent!

  11. Forever in my Favorites!!!
    You make my laugh out loud at my desk at work ALL the TIME!! I love your blog forever!!
    xoxox

  12. 6 years!!! Congratulations!!!

  13. 6 years? Congrats! Can’t wait to see you in SD and buy you a beer!

  14. Happy Blogiversary!! Your blog was one of the very FIRST blog i started reading.. and then I started my own and life has NEVER been the same. Yay!

  15. Congratulations!!!!!

    Yours is one of my favorite blogs and I love that you are local!

  16. SOOOO glad to see your post tonight…it has been so long that I was actually going to email you to see if you’re okay!

    No, I don’t mean that in the sense that you are expected to deliver a post every day, I mean that as someone who has read here for years and found such a long abscence out of character. So I am happy that all is well, and I wish you a very happy anniversary.

  17. Happy Anniversary, Mama Goon! Rock on.

  18. Happy Anniversary! I’m e-mailing a picture. (It has baby toes in it!)

  19. Happy 6 years lady. I bet I’ve been reading here the majority of that. Really. Because I started mine in January of 2006 after haunting Pierre and Matthew’s comments for six months.

  20. you are now, and always have been……..
    THE AWESOME

  21. WOW!! 6 years and 1800 posts! That’s amazing and the kind of longevity I aspire for. Here’s to another 6 years!

  22. Conblogulations!

  23. Happy Blogiversary!

  24. Congratulations!!

  25. Wow! Great achievement. You rock, Sarah! \m/ \m/

  26. Jennifer says:

    Congratulations! I love reading your blog, not only because you’re funny and interesting, but because I get to keep up with your kids!

  27. I’m so glad June 1, 2005 happened. You’re the coolest.

  28. I’m just so glad you’re here

  29. Congrats!!

  30. Whoa. 6 years. Congrats!!

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