800’s A Lot. At Least I Think So

This is my 800th post in 21 months. I haven’t missed a day since the beginning (November 2007) and I’m very proud of this. Of course the time will come when I’ll miss a day, I’m sure of that, but until then, my record is unblemished. And 800 posts in 21 months means I’ve managed to add two or three in a day every so often.

I wouldn’t be able to do this if I had young kids, so I’d like to thank my kids for growing up.

I wouldn’t be able to do this if I had another wife, so I’d like to thank my first wife for divorcing me. 

I’d like to thank Bob Gainey for all the player movement this year because, as you can imagine, it’s slightly hard to have a hockey blog in the summer. Especially a different post every day.

And I’d like to thank those who comment. Here’s how it works from my end. I wake up in the morning and turn on the computer, even if it’s a work day, and I have a look at the comments. They put me in a good mood. Even the ones who tell me my blog sucks. (of course, the obscenity-filled, nasty ones get deleted).Then, periodically throughout the day, I check, even at work when the boss isn’t looking, to see if more comments have arrived and if they have, I continue in a good mood. Okay, maybe not always a good mood, but often I don’t feel like kicking a fluffy puppy because of you.

In these 800 posts, I’ve talked about many things. Habs naturally, which is the absolute foundation. Bruins and Leafs, who are the devil’s advocate. Russia. My personal life. Flying with the Snowbirds. Hitchhiking. Expos. Altar boys. Las Vegas. Buying the Habs. Stickboy. Everything. And I plan on continuing.

800 posts. I think it’s a lot, especially when two years ago I didn’t even know what a blog was until Lawrence said I should start one and he told me how.

Thanks for reading.

Now I’m going to jump on a ferry and find out why there’s a suture scratching my eyeball.

24 thoughts on “800’s A Lot. At Least I Think So”

  1. Congrats!

    It’s bloggers like yourself who keep the rest of us habs fans informed, entertained, and occasionally offended (kidding!)

    Keep up the good work!

    here’s to 800 more!

  2. Hey, thanks a lot, Brian. You’re one of the ones who put me in a good mood and keep me from kicking fluffy puppies!

  3. Since I don’t comment, I will now. Way to go! You have a good sense of humour, which has been very important in the last year. 🙂

  4. But I’ve seen your comments here before. And I’ve always wondered what an anvilcloud is. Anyway, thanks a lot. You’re right, there wasn’t a lot of laughs last year regarding the Habs. Not even Ryan O’Byrne scoring that nice goal on his own net.

  5. And you go back a little ways here and nice to see your name. What is a subdoxastic, by the way?

  6. Congrats Dennis! You have a whole arsenal full of material, I’m jealous 🙂 I’m starting to contemplate posting recipes. I going to carry on with my best beaches series while waiting for Bob to pull another rabbit out of his hat.

  7. Moey, I love your stuff and I love your angle with beaches and Saku Koivu. What about Malibu?

  8. Dennis,

    Malibu is coming and so is my favorite Malibu restaurant. If I start on LA, there’s a couple of good stories, including my “run in” with George Clooney.

  9. Dennis,

    I enjoy reading your new posts everyday, even though your a habs fan I think its safe for me to say your the most knowledgeable hockey fan I know. Keep up the good work and keep the streak alive. Cheers!

  10. Thanks Jordy. You’re no slouch yourself when it comes to hockey knowledge. You probably know a lot more facts and figures than I do.

  11. Looking forward to the next 800. Great stories, humorous, historical and all hab and hockey related. What more could a fan want?

  12. Nice work Dennis.

    I think I’ve read nearly every piece. Though I can be delinquent as a commenter, I’ll try to be better.


  13. I sometimes marvel at how far we have come. As a kid I was starved for information about the habs and in the summer forget about it. Now here we are today, it’s the middle of July and I’m sitting at my computer talking about the habs. Life is good! It was like Christmas when I first found the Montreal Gazette web site a number of years ago but I find now it’s sites like yours Dennis that I really enjoy reading. I don’t know how you find the time but thanks for doing what you do.

  14. Thanks a lot. I mean that so much. Any time someone says they appreciate your work, it means more than you know. For me, it keeps me going.

  15. Chris, you’re way too busy with your great site (Lions in Winter) to be commenting on mine. I understand completely. Thanks.

  16. Congratulations Dennis!

    I love your blog, you tell it like it is….. like me!

    All the best my friend!

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