Happy 10th Birthday, Vomit Comet!

Last Updated on: 15th October 2013, 10:02 am

Between the Thanksgiving festivities and the possibility of eye surgery, I almost forgot that today is the VC’s birthday. And not just any birthday, either. It was on this day back in 2003 that Matt’s superior spelling and grammar skills welcomed us online.

Yeah, 10 years. No, I have no idea how that happened.

When Matt set up a blog and asked me if I wanted to write on it, I thought it would be fun for a while but that eventually we’d both lose interest and it would just die like everybody else’s blog. But 3 or is it 4 designs, 5 commenting systems, 2 site addresses and a Carin later, here we are. About the only thing we don’t have much of now is Matt, funnily enough. He knows the door is always open if he wants to start up again though, at least I hope he does. If not I may just have to get in a few infights with him until he figures it out and starts writing about hockey again. He’s much better at that than I am. Yes, that was a compliment, my friend. No, don’t get used to it, douchesprocket.

I haven’t a clue how many people have visited here over the past 10 years, but it’s a lot. A hell of a lot more than I know any of us thought would ever possibly care. And to however many of you there are, thanks. Whether you’ve been a friend or a flamer (take that however you’d like), a regular or somebody who shows up a few times a year or even somebody that’s wound up in a You Are Here? the one and only time you dropped bye, you’ve helped make this place what it is. I don’t know what it is, but the help is appreciated.

Happy birthday Vomit Comet, and here’s to 10 more years…I hope! Now let’s all go celebrate! Who’s buying? It’d better not be me, ya bastards.

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  1. Happy Birthday, old friend.

    Started by me 10 years ago, maintained beautifully by Steve & Carin for the last 9!

    He knows he’s welcome. He’s just so friggin’ lazy.

    And don’t compliment me. It makes me uncomfortable in that “what the fuck just happened?” kind of way.

    Well done guys.

      1. Oh it was a great door.

        But we actually sold the door a few years back. It may have been as part of the home it was attached to, but I feel like the door was a key selling point.

  2. Ugh, the adolescent years aren’t far off now. Better stock up on acne cream, boy band albums and video games.

    And um, eye surgery? What have I missed?

    1. You haven’t missed anything. Pretty sure I haven’t mentioned it here or on Twitter.

      When I was little, they noticed a small cataract on my left eye. It wasn’t worth bothering with because it wasn’t harming anything and it wouldn’t really be worth removing especially the way surgery like that was at the time. But they told me that as I got older it might get bigger and maybe be a problem. Well…it’s bigger now, and sometimes that eye gets really sensitive/watery/just sort of strange. I had an appointment a couple of weeks ago to get it looked at, and it’s starting to expand into different parts of my eye. So tomorrow I’m seeing a specialist and from there we’re going to decide if it’s time to clean everything up. I’m betting on yes. It’ll be kind of nice to have 2 blue eyes again instead of 1 blue one and a greyish cloudy one and it’ll be cool to know my eye isn’t going to become deformed or explode or anything ridiculous, but who looks forward to surgery, right?

  3. I’ve known you guys for a good chunk of that time and it’s been a joy.

    Happy Anniversary to you both and the Vomit Comet and good luck with your surgery, Steve. <3

    1. That was supposed to be a heart at the end – it didn’t work and graphics probably don’t work for you anyhow. I forget that every now and then. Much love.

      1. Hahaha no worries. Most of the people who come here would be able to see the heart, so you’re good. Besides, it’s the thought that counts the most anyway.

        One of the nice things about this has been getting to know some very good people, yourself included. I can’t even remember now how the 3 of us ran into each other, but I know it’s been a long time. Time really flies.

        I’m heading to the meeting with the specialist in about an hour or so, so hopefully things will be a lot more certain when that’s over.

        And what’s going on with the Dodgers? I’m starting to worry that they won’t survive game 5.

  4. I met Carin before you but I don’t know who found who first. I know it was back when I had a couple of blogs.

    People from San Francisco are not Dodger fans so I am rooting for the Cards. I have another Canadian fan who is a Red Sox fan so I’m cheering along with her. Truth is, if we’re not in it, I don’t have as much enthusiasm.

    I’ll keep an eye out for posts about your surgery. Lve to Carin.
    P. S. Maybe she can remember how we first became acquainted. It was probably 2005 or thereabouts.

    1. “Keep an eye out.” Not sure if you meant to do that, but I chuckled.

      2005 sounds about right. If anyone will remember exactly when and how things happened, it’s Carin.

      My picks for this round were Dodgers and Tigers since it’s just not in my nature to cheer for Boston, so I’m really not doing well.

      1. Keep an “eye” out isn’t nearly as bad as the time I sent Carin a cartoon with no captions. I’d forgotten she couldn’t see them. Even now, I see things I know she’d love and have to remind myself that won’t work.

        1. I wouldn’t sweat that too much either. My own mother has done that to me a time or 4 and she sees us all the time. Just means that you think of us as regular people.

          1. Hmmm…I think it may have been at the end of 2006 ish…I think it was around the time Carol was ill. Thordora was sending you good thoughts…so I started reading, and then I guess we started emailing. I remember when I said I was going for a guide dog. I loved your response. “Guide dog? Did I miss something?” Lol.

  5. I knew you’d remember. But was it really 2006? I keep thinking 05, but you’re probably right. A lot of things tend to run together at times.

    And wow…Thordora. There’s a name I haven’t heard in a while. Wonder how she’s doing. I should see if she still has the same blog.

  6. Mostly to Carin:

    Carol died in May of 2007 so it was probably the year before. She didn’t have too much time between diagnosis and death.

    I remember saying to you that I forgot you were blind and you (Carin) said something like that’s the way it’s supposed to be.

    Thordora has her own FB page. I’ll let her know you’d like to get in touch. I don’t know if she still has the blog (the other vomit comet with different spelling).

    1. Not sure if she’d remember me so much, but I imagine she’d probably know who Carin was since of the 2 of us I think they talked more to each other and her and I spoke mostly through funny comments. I remember how amusing it was finding each other’s blogs because of the different yet similar spellings.

  7. Just messaged Thordora. Told her I don’t think you have a FaceBook page but I found you on Twitter and also that this blog is active. I sent her the link.

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