Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Frogma Is 5!
Happy Bloggiversary to you,
Happy Froggiversary to you,
Happy Amphibibloggiversary, dear Frogma,
Froggy-Bloggy-Versary to you!
Yep, five years ago I sat down at this very desk (but a waaaaay older computer) and typed up my very first blog post - What's a Frogma? You see, I had the name a long time before I had the blog & that post was the story of where I got it (a lot of you know but if you don't & you wondered, well, there it is).
Oh, and if you don't know, you probably missed the post where we had a lot of fun with "ogma's"! (hey, look, it's my old comments!)
I honestly didn't give it a month. I'd tried keeping journals plenty of times. I think the record was maybe a week. But journals were never anywhere NEAR that much pun. I mean fun. No, I mean pun (and boy were those some mean puns)!
Anyways - you know what I mean, right?
Thanks EVERYBODY for making it that way - this blog seriously wouldn't have made it this long if it weren't for all the people I've met doing this!
Here's a funny thing - in that very first post, I mentioned that at the time I came up with the name, the only other use of the word that Mr. Google found was the name of "some band in Denmark or someplace".
Well, I don't know where I got Denmark, they were actually from Newcastle upon Tyne, and I'm a little embarrassed to admit that tonight, five years after I first piggybacked this blog onto a name they'd been using all along , I actually listened to the music of the ORIGINAL Frogma for the very first time!
You see, when I started this blog, I was using an older computer. It was a good one, the friend who passed it on to me is an IT professional & had to have the absolute latest & greatest to be able to work from home on days when he was on call & so his secondhand computer was probably about a hundred times better than anything I would've ever bought for myself - but it never made noise because I never got around to buying speakers! So when I googled Frogma, I was in a words-and-pictures world. Tonight was the first time I was thinking about Frogma the band since I got the new computer, and I thought - "Oh, that's right, it was a band first - I could actually HEAR them now!"
Liked what I heard, too. At some point, they split up & moved on to other bands, but their MySpace page is still there - go on & have a listen for yourself!