This is my 250th post!

This is me (with some of my best girlfriends) right before the night that changed the rest of my life… My 20 year grad reunion. I’m seeing that I really was 15 pounds lighter  back then… must do something about that!

Holy sh*t balls batman. I guess I DO blog a lot! I think that’s a pretty darn big milestone. I never marked 50, 100, 150 or 200, so I’m going to mark this one by saying hells ya! I did it!

I started blogging in 2006. It was a blog that was read by few. But the few that did read (Hi Mom! Hi Michele!) made me realize that I had something to say. Maybe even something worthy.
Here is my very first blog. I’ve pretty well abandoned it for THIS blog. Sorry old blog. It was nice while it lasted!

My friend Michele and I got to know each other through our blogs. She fell in love with my crazy dog Henry, and I was captivated by her story of moving to small town Norway from San Francisco. Here is HER blog!

I visited her in Norway when I took my big trip last year. We hit it off BIG TIME! It was one of the highlights of my adventure. I baked her biscotti, she poured me wine. It was lovely! We traveled to Bergen, Norway together and did the Norway in a Nutshell tour. It was good, good times. We count ourselves lucky that we got along so well, otherwise that long train trip to Bergen would have been awkward.

Michele and I in Sandefjord, Norway.
I love that through this (sort of) new medium you can make friends and expand your world, even when you live far away.
My mom said that from my blog she learned things about me that she never knew. How cool is it that I could surprise my own mother??? I love that she and my dad (and the rest of my friends and family for that matter) supported my need to be away for 6 months, listened to my nattering on about my life and what I should do with it for the previous year, and followed along with me. I didn’t feel as alone, knowing that my people were (virtually) joining me on my adventure.
My mom and my sister who came to meet me in Iceland at the very tail end of my trip.
Thanks for reading friends, and I can’t help but wonder where my travels will (hopefully) take me in my next 250 posts?
It’s fun to imagine….



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6 Responses to This is my 250th post!

  1. Ginger BlogMan August 21, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

    Congratulations, what an excellent milestone

    • My name is Andrea September 4, 2012 at 8:39 pm #

      Thank you! I can’t believe I made it, really. But the blogging obsession doesn’t seem to be waning!

  2. Anonymous August 21, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    Well, I really have to do something about my hair and it is and was lovely reading your blog and Iceland is something I’ll never forget. Blog on girl.
    xo Mom

    • My name is Andrea September 4, 2012 at 8:39 pm #

      Thanks Momma! Your hair is fine, by the way, and I needs me some Iceland stat!

  3. Michele September 3, 2012 at 8:16 pm #

    Awww, this post makes me feel really happy that I know you, really special that you put Norway and me on your trip-of-a-lifetime itinerary, and super nostalgic for the fun I had with you here. I’ll never forget our trip to Bergen! That was such a treat for me. Remember the poor man who asked us to please stop talking on the train? AS IF!!! 🙂 I love that picture of us, and the one of your mom and sister, too. I canNOT wait to meet them one day in Vancouver! Congratulations on your 250th post. I’ll be reading the next 250, so keep writing, girlfriend, keep writing. Store klemmer fra Norge. Big hugs from Norway.

    • My name is Andrea September 4, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

      That guy didn’t stand a chance against us! Especially when you started speaking Norwegian to him after we’d been blabbing in English for hours! Ha! He didn’t mess with us after though, did he? LOL! Norway was a highlight, and ets face it, meeting you was a big reason why! I hope to do it again one day, and get back to Norway to see more and get further north!

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