Friday, February 09, 2007

Fred the Cat here and I have a Secret!

Wanna know my secret? Here’s a hint. Pretend this isn’t a Santa hat, but a party hat. Also pretend I’m wearing this party hat. (No way in hell I would actually wear one of those things. It was difficult enough to get an ex street cat like myself to wear a collar.)

Any guesses why I would be wearing a virtual party hat?

Okay, here’s the story. One year ago today Pop went to her computer, clicked on “Get your own blog” and thus the beginning of Morning Martini.

I remember that morning well because although she had written for several other blogs in the past, she had never actually gone through the mechanics of posting the writing herself. She was so very nervous. I remember she told Murphy and me to leave her alone as she had all she could deal with just figuring out how to begin a blog and how to post to it.

So I, along with a little help from her, am happily and proudly announcing that today Morning Martini is one year old in human years (that’s seven years old in dog years). Since Pop calls the shots around here (or thinks she does) we’ll celebrate this in human years. Today, Morning Martini is celebrating its first year on the “internets” and coming through the wires and tubes to you.

Today we are one. She and I want to thank every single person, dog and cat who have visited Morning Martini during its first year. If you have left comments or even if you haven’t, we thank you and appreciate your friendship and support more than we can ever express to you. Some of you are old friends and others are brand new. This THANK YOU is heartfelt and deeply sincere to one and all.

Now put on your own party hat and let’s celebrate all weekend long! Cosmic catnip for everyone! Weeeeee!


Blogger PTCruiser said...

I'm proud to be the first to say, "Congratulations, PoP"! Here's to many more years of Morning Martini! WOOHOOOO!

February 09, 2007 3:52 AM  
Blogger Blueberry said...

Happy Blogiversary!

February 09, 2007 4:37 AM  
Blogger Felinemom said...

No...thank you!

February 09, 2007 4:42 AM  
Blogger JM said...

Happy Anniversary! Keep up the good work.

February 09, 2007 5:14 AM  
Blogger Undeniable Liberal said... rock!

February 09, 2007 5:41 AM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

Kudos, and happy blogiversary! Glad I found you..

February 09, 2007 6:40 AM  
Blogger Blue said...

Lifting my virtual martini glass to you, Pop! Tonight I'll do the same with a real one! What the hell, Saturday and Sunday night too. Gotta celebrate my favorite morning stop!

And here I thought you had been at this blogging stuff for so much longer...

February 09, 2007 6:48 AM  
Blogger Gary said...

Happy anniversary! Martinis and party hats all least virtually. Hell, I'll even drink a real one tonight and think of you Pop.

February 09, 2007 7:13 AM  
Blogger FreakyNick said...

Happy Blogging Anniversary. Hope to be reading posts from Pop and you for another year. Thanks for the nip.

February 09, 2007 7:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats..What a year.

February 09, 2007 7:30 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

Congratulations! Here's to more years of great posting.

February 09, 2007 7:40 AM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

happy blogaversary!

February 09, 2007 8:14 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

I remember you from your previous writings and am so glad I followed you to your own home. Congratulations and have a wonderful weekend.

February 09, 2007 8:18 AM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

You've had a lot to say, and you've said it well, Pop! Happy Birthday!! I'm glad you're on "my" side, that's for sure!:)

February 09, 2007 8:22 AM  
Blogger roger said...

i've got my virtual hat on to celebrate. thanks for the reminder fred.

February 09, 2007 8:27 AM  
Blogger Pogo said...

It's been a good year, no? Thanks, and it's been good getting to know you (Looks like Bern's gets the nod - we get into Tampa too late for Columbia).

February 09, 2007 8:27 AM  
Blogger Anne said...

i am glad my owner have found your owner's blog, fred. she is much calmer, knowing that there are others out there that are as fed-up with our government as she is. thanks for sharing her with us!

February 09, 2007 8:41 AM  
Blogger Aikäne said...

Congratulations! I always know'd you could do it - and your blog is rightly a big hit.

February 09, 2007 8:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations Fred. Tell Pop that she's a hell of a blogger and should be damn proud of her accomplishments. I always knew she had it in her. And by the way tell her I'm taking her out to dinner tonight to celebrate. And of course, that will be preceded by a couple of Mr. Pop's world-famous martinis. Oh yeah, and one more thing, tell her that I love her more than she'll ever know.

February 09, 2007 9:08 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I started my blog in March 2006. A random search landed me on Knock Knock (peacechick mary) and I followed one of your comments back to your blog. I've read you everyday since, although I don't comment everyday.

Thanks, and keep the great posts coming. I wait to read your take on things.

February 09, 2007 10:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yippee! Congratsmus!

- Tata

February 09, 2007 11:14 AM  
Blogger Karen McL said...

I say a plate of *snausages* all around!

Congrats on a year of mayhem and madness (in a good way) that is Blogging!


February 09, 2007 11:31 AM  
Blogger isabelita said...

It's been nice to run into you; I wish you more swell blogging!

February 09, 2007 12:39 PM  
Blogger Fixer said...

I can't believe it's been a year already. Mazeltov!!!!

February 09, 2007 1:20 PM  
Blogger Jim Yeager said...

Well, look at that. It's been a whole year? Time flies.

Happy blogiversary, PoP. Let's do this again next year...

February 09, 2007 1:37 PM  
Blogger COLORADO BOB said...

Please help me out. See my latest post.

Hey Fred, gotta run.

February 09, 2007 2:13 PM  
Blogger Pursey Tuttweiler said...


Congratulations and Happy Anniversary.

I may have some human cosmic cat nip in the form of a nice glass of Chardonnay.

February 09, 2007 2:17 PM  
Blogger R.Powers said...

Happy blogoversary!

February 09, 2007 3:55 PM  
Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Happy Bloggiversary, POP!

February 09, 2007 4:16 PM  
Blogger C-dell said...

Happy Bloggiversary, mine is coming up soon.

February 09, 2007 4:23 PM  
Blogger BBC said...


February 09, 2007 6:01 PM  
Blogger Human said...

YIppie Kayeah. Happy Bogaversary
to Morning Martini!


February 09, 2007 7:00 PM  
Blogger Anon-Paranoid said...

Hi Fred....
well I guess your one lucky kitty having a talented human who writes so well. Please tell her Happy Anniversary for me will you.

My human just don't seem to have the time to put a post up more than once a week so he's a little behind more than usual lately. Perhaps in the future he can take some hints from your Mrs. PoP and do better.

Anyway I gotta run now and see if anyone is out in my yard where they don't belong.

Catch ya later big boy.

God Bless.

February 09, 2007 8:41 PM  
Blogger agreenearth said...

Congratulations on the anniversary of your great blog, best wishes, The Artist

February 10, 2007 1:15 AM  
Blogger Coffee Messiah said...

It's been a pleasure reading for the last few months. ; )
To many more Blog-a-ver-serys!

February 10, 2007 3:26 AM  
Blogger Fleming said...

Congratulations! I already know we have cats, martinis, living in Florida, and aggravation at Democrats' inaction in common. Luckily, I started my blogs just after the switch was made from the old form and so didn't have to go through the transition. I was nervous enough as it was.

The hurricane passed 3 blocks north of us in DeLand. I published some of my photos on FLIGHTS OF PEGASUS.

Keep on blogging! I'll be back.

February 10, 2007 5:12 AM  
Blogger Sewmouse said...

Happy BlogBirthday, PoP, Fred, Murphy & all!

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Make a wish and blow out the candle!

February 10, 2007 7:52 AM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

Happy anniversary POP! Congrats on a year well blogged. I look forward to many more.

February 10, 2007 8:30 AM  
Blogger Zelda Parker said...

Happy anniversary! It's always interesting to read your blogs.

February 10, 2007 11:17 AM  
Blogger Graeme said...

Congrats to you POP!!!

February 10, 2007 7:26 PM  
Blogger John Good said...

Congrats, POP! =) You are always a pleasure to read!

February 10, 2007 8:01 PM  
Blogger Joseph Edward Ryan said...

Thanks for a great read over the past year POP! :-)

February 10, 2007 9:01 PM  
Blogger Steve Bates said...

Woo-hoo! Happy blogiversary (y!JMctt!), POP!

February 10, 2007 9:08 PM  
Blogger Granny said...

It's been a pleasure reading both of you this past year. May you have many more blogiversaries.

February 11, 2007 2:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To be honest with you, Fred, that lady, Pop, who is your hired help, is almost as good writer as you. If I were you, I would keep her around at least for another year. Providing, that she is able to keep the high standards that you have become accustomed to, of course. Nevertheless, my warmest congratulations to you and to your maid, Pop!

February 11, 2007 6:24 PM  
Blogger Turtle Guy said...

Hey, Wow! Congratulations! The Armchair celebrated one year back in November and when I looked back over the entries, I couldn't belive how much writing I'd done!

Proof positive that every drop in the bucket adds up and sooner or later you've got a full bucket!

Happy birthday, girl!

February 11, 2007 9:00 PM  
Blogger The Truffle said...

Yaaaaaay! A pooty! A cute pooty!

February 12, 2007 10:47 AM  
Blogger Michael Bains said...

Holy Moly! I knew my slackin' ways would come back to bite me on the backside!

I missed the Cosmic Catnip!



Happy Blogoversary POP & Fred!!!

February 12, 2007 12:18 PM  
Blogger sumo said...

I'm late to the party too...congratulations Missy and Fred. Many more years we all hope!

February 12, 2007 3:31 PM  

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