When the bluebird of bitterness (a.k.a. Bob) decided to go into the blogging business six years ago, he asked his siblings Otto, Ada, Nan, Eve, and Hannah to join him. Since jobs for unemployed birds without any marketable skills were pretty thin on the ground, all of them eagerly accepted. Well, “eagerly” might be overstating the case a little… still, six years of long hours and lousy pay later, they’re all still here, and everyone agreed that it was an anniversary worth celebrating.
It’s hard to believe, but five years have passed since the bluebird of bitterness was hatched. Although Nan, Eve, Otto, Hannah, and Ada had hoped to throw a party to celebrate, plans were derailed when they all came down with bird flu. By the time everyone had recovered, it was too late to do any planning or preparation; so instead of a party, they just had birdseed birthday cake and watched this guy playing the “Angry Birds” theme on YouTube.
Sunday was Bob’s birthday, so we held a little celebration. Last year’s party was a tough act to follow, but I think everyone agreed this year’s was even better… well, maybe not better, but just as good… okay, maybe not just as good, but pretty close. Here are some pictures Nan and Eve took:
The bluebird of bitterness was hatched three years ago today. To celebrate the occasion, we had a little party with the office staff.
I started bluebird of bitterness on February 15, 2011, without any idea what I was getting myself into, and I have to admit it’s been a ridiculous amount of fun. WordPress informs me that the site has received 17,739 page views so far — not bad for an obscure little blog that’s just one year old. So here’s a big thank you to my readers, and happy birthday to the grumpy little bluebird who provided the inspiration for it all.