If you look at my archives from last year, you’ll notice that it was a dramatic week here at Citizen of the Month in 2006.Â There was the wild “Blog Appreciation Day,” something which many of you participated in.Â There was a post where I expressed my fear of meeting some of you, wondering if I should hug you or not.Â Â And it was also moving week, where I moved back in with Sophia.
It is now a year later. Things change.
1)Â I’m nowÂ going to move OUT.
2)Â I don’t have the energy to do a big Blog Appreciation Day.Â I’m in a much more mellow mood.Â Of course, I greatly appreciate all my blogging friends, even if I don’t send you a photo of me reading your blog.Â Let me postpone the big day for a month.Â I don’t like to end traditions.
3)Â Most importantly — I have overcome my fear of life-long fear of hugging strangers!Â Last week, I went to a blog reading AND Secret Agent Josephine‘s art show, and I just hugged everyone — men, women, child, and dogs.Â Â I even hugged LvGurl before I was even sure who she was. Something has happened to me over the past year — I have become a hugging machine.
Tonight, Danny invited me to see Wilco at the Greek Theater.Â I have to remember to hug him.
By the way — I did end up buying a print done by Secret Agent Josephine, but I still have to pick it up from the gallery. Here is the original sketch to give you an idea of what it looks like.Â Isn’t it perfect for me? — A dog with glasses surfing for pornography on his laptop!