The Cotton Anniversary

People, I almost dropped the ball!!! Guess what I realized earlier today at lunch when I said aloud for the first time that I didn't have a blog post ready for tonight? I realized that it's the first Monday in November. I assume that this means nothing to you. But for me, I think back to two years ago, when, on the first Monday in November, I introduced you to blogging. Two years ago, when I said to myself "Charlie, you like to write funny things and you should start doing so every week. Might be nice to set a schedule for yourself." Two years ago, when I responded, "Good, idea Charlie. I think I will do that. You're so wise and intuitive." 

If you've been reading from the beginning, I would like to say thank you. If you just started reading, I would like to say welcome. If you started reading somewhere in the middle, I would like to say welcome and thank you. A lot has happened in the past two years, much of it in the past year, for that matter. A year ago, I was writing on Blogger for free, and now I'm using SquareSpace, through which I own the domain I own that domain! How cool is that? 

Funny is subjective. I'm going to say maybe half of the posts on here are funny (maybe). I don't know what you find funny. What I do know is that I don't have to love lasagna to tell you that Monday's are the worst. What I'm aiming to do is sharpen my skills and give you a smile. A smile, not a belly laugh. (Extra points to those of you who belly laugh.) Isn't that a good idea? Smiling after a hard day. Side Note: To those of you who read this on Tuesday, you're doing it wrong. 

I've spent two years now trying to develop a unique voice with which to write. I'd like to think I'm well on my way to doing so. In fact, if you know me, you are probably reading this in my voice in your head. I have to imagine that it's almost as awkward as speaking to me in person. Almost. Because the problem with reading this in my voice is that you don't know where to put the correct inflection on certain words. HAHAHA! Just kidding, I never spoken with any sort of inflection. Far be it from me to ever emote. The point is I appreciate you being here while I try to find my voice. I really do.

From this point forward, it's full steam ahead. This train is not stopping, it's accelerating. Two years is nothing. Talk to me when we are at 20 years. Or when someone discovers me, whichever comes first. Honestly, I'd be fine with either, as long as it's the second one. But again, this really isn't for my reader(s) or fan(s). It's for me to try to write comedic posts every week. It just happens to be publicly readable. I'm glad that people do read it, because feedback is always appreciated. And I'm glad that still, two years later, people say I'm funny.