And in that self-celebratory spirit that a blog-a-versary indulges in, I'm going to go ahead and provide a handy cheat sheet for some of my Greatest Hits Such As They Are. At this point I'm closing in on 1200 posts and I wouldn't expect anyone to have read every word of every one. (My wife, who takes her status as my soulmate very seriously, has come pretty close, which makes me humbly grateful to the highest extent imaginable.) But if you were inclined to check out a representative handful of my previous posts over the last half-decade, I might hypothetically recommend these:
This year: A perennial bad guy, out of context
2009: Truly trivial trivia
Enjoy! Or don't! A lot of those older posts are now hilariously out-of-date, as are some others I didn't bother linking to (everything from how hard it is to be the caretaker of two small children [cue sound of karmic laughter] to what video games I saw myself being deeply immersed in in the future). The one about getting locked out of the house is still gold, though, I'm pretty sure. Mostly it's a good sampling of the big overarching themes of my life: my wife and kids, my pop culture fascinations, and the many and varied overlaps therein.
At any rate, whether archive-diving or casually keeping up with an RSS feed, thanks for reading and here's to the next five years!