June gives it up early. When I post this to FB, about 17 of my exes will nod their damn heads.

I'm just now forming the thought that all this time I've been feeding Steely Dan too much. I thought he was much younger, and those oh-so-easy-to-read instructions on his canned food said to feed him three times a day. But now he's seven months old, and I'll bet I don't have to feed him at lunch anymore.

IMG_4077

I wanted to capture him looking incredulously at the camera, but instead he's editorializing again, covering my offensive coffee with his judgey kitten foot. Once he learns to talk, he'll probably be all, dat bad for yuu, yuu no. make yuu jittree.

I don't know why petspeak needs to be misspelled. They're not writing it.

Anyway, as you know from your Big Book of June Events, tomorrow is my 10-year anniversary of blogging, and I spent 87 hours worrying about which photos to put in my 10-year video, cause I'd be all, yeah, it's good, but is it TEN YEARS good. And then I realized there were about 15 pets to cover and who should I leave out and basically the whole thing was hard. Life is hard. The point is, I finally finished it and got it on YouTube only to break up with Ned and have all the photos of him piss me off now, but even still, the damn thing is a retrospective of my past 10 years and he's in my last five years, so.

THE POINT IS, you guys started LOOKING for it. A coworker, who's read me for like four weeks and doesn't know any of the players, was even all, "I went on YouTube to try to see that video early and I can't find it."

Sigh.

So yesterday I put it on Facebook, but here it is for the rest of us. Videovus, for the rest of us. You know I have no idea what that's from? I know everyone goes on about it and laughs and high fives, but I am clueless. It must be a show I never cared about, like that one show about radio with Maura Tierney or the one about people working in cubicles where Roy and Jim or Roy and Pam or someone were always about to get married or something.

Oh my god anyway, here, without further ado, a day early because you guys are terrible, is my video in celebration of 10 years of blogging!

Taa-daaaa! I love that the shot they used, here, is Dick Whitman's mom. Cutest thing, ever. Plus I look good. That's what matters. I remember this is before I met Ned, and I was dating a different boy, and that was the first day we ever Did It.

What's with my eyebrows in that photo?

Oh! And speaking of eyebrows, I think Ima make it till payday!! On Monday, I had $21 to last till Thursday, and then I went to see It's a Wonderful Life at my old theater because it's what I do, so with the ticket and parking I had $10 left, but here it is Wednesday and that $10 is in tact and I have fish and spaghetti and you know what this is like? Remember in It's a Wonderful Life when they had the two single dollars left at 6 p.m.? That's what it's like.

A few of you sent me donations to celebrate my anniversary of bothering you for 10 years, and that's exciting and very kind! It will be here in a few days and then I will be high on the hog, man! And I know you guys talked in the comments about everyone sending me 10 dollars for 10 years, but I know it's most expensive-ist time of the damn year, and I do not expect that at all. Just that you're reading me is nice. I mean, who wants to read my crap every day? You do.

I didn't want to go off on this tangent. Want to save it for tomorrow. So I will.

IMG_4051

Paula H&B, faithful reader, found the most ridiculously wonderful collection of middle-aged women in mid-century standing next to ridiculous Christmas trees, and I am in love. I am obsessed. I cannot get enough of these photos. They're my favorite things ever.

You know how I get about old photos.

I finished my cards last night, no thanks to my roommates.

IMG_4070

The entire time was me moving cat bodies. Oh! And here's Austere Deer card. Chris and Lilly, don't look.

IMG_4064

Do you really believe the "joyful" new year part? Cause those cards are staring at you in Personal Growth. (It's a When Harry Met Sally line. Sue me.) Those cards are the cards that insist you put on sunscreen before you can run out to the water. Those cards are first in line for flu shots. Those cards would never be 51 and living on $10 all week.

Also, I take issue with those cards capitalizing "New Year" the way it's used.

I'd better get in the shower, and I want you to–

goddammit.

IMG_4079

He's up there eatin' the big cats' food. That jerk. Look at his little back footie, though.

IMG_4067 IMG_4061
Why do we have to have all these cats? [Looks behind her at whomever's responsible.]

…Oh.

Talk at you tomorrow. As I have done almost every day for the last 10 damn years.

Decadely,

June

P.S. Look up there at my goddamn nose. Son of a BITCH I hate my nose.

61 thoughts on “June gives it up early. When I post this to FB, about 17 of my exes will nod their damn heads.

  1. I guess I’d make a poor criminal since it never occurred to me to seek the video stealthily. The photos of Lu were heartbreaking but the picture of Iris (?) on the bed of ground cover is frame worthy! Thanks for 10 years!
    Our biggest beast is enamored with Edsel, she watched the video with me but the ears perked every time he was on screen.

    Like

  2. Rehab experience! Ever since FatGate, I've had not a drop of alcohol, to reduce what was apparently really obvious bloat. For once, I don't need rehab. No, no, no.

    Like

  3. Thanks for the fun video. It’s always bittersweet to look back. I hope your future is filled with just as many good memories and good people.

    Like

  4. What a very lovely video! I had to stop it to see why you had a letter from the New York Times, and then I died. And when one of those Gibb brothers was in your lovers section…dead again.
    I love the music, and hummed it inside my head all day.
    I have been reading since early 2010, so not the full ten years, but quite a few. I am so grateful for this little space in the world. It is one of my favorite places.
    Lovely post, lovely June!

    Like

  5. Oh.
    Well I’m not obsessed with him anymore.
    Pssst, delete my comment up there please…..[hiding now].

    Like

  6. Now I’m curious how Tall Boy is doing. Didn’t he see your boobs?
    Wedding Dress Alex, what is the secret to her peachy skin other than youth? Certainly there’s a secret there.
    A most excellent veedeo on a most excellent post and a most excellent past ten years, Joob. Here’s to 10 MORE years!!!
    Did that just give you the hives?

    Like

  7. You know, if people hit the tip jar for $10.00 to celebrate the 10 years, that equals 0.002739772602 a day. Or not. You are a cheap date, Miss June. Thank you for all your years of service to the pie community.

    Like

  8. This was really cool. I couldn’t comment earlier for some reason. It is good to look back and see ones life, isn’t it? I thought your hair looked really cute in the pictures where it is just below your ears and above your shoulders. I forgot that look. You make me think of my life too, which is, of course, connected to yours. In the past 10 years two of my brothers have died as well as a sister-in-law and two friends. I’ve made new friends and kept the old. My husband has had some serious health issues but he keeps on keeping on. I’m so glad you started your blog. We all get to read your diary daily. Keep up the good work, honey.

    Like

  9. Thank you for brightening my days with your ding dang funny blog! Even when you’re going through rough times, you’re funny as hell, and that makes the rest of us feel like we can survive our own rough times.
    Your nose is beautiful – you wouldn’t be you without it. You’re so pretty!
    I’ve had many kittens, and in my experience, with the way they zoom around every second that they’re awake and blow off all that energy, you don’t have to worry about overfeeding them. Not when they’re young. They need those extra calories. I’ve always left dry food out constantly for my cats and they graze at will. They all stop eating when they’re full. None were ever overweight. That being said, yes, you can probably drop the lunch feeding. He’ll be fine. He’ll just eat the big cat food when he’s hungry.

    Like

  10. Congratulations and how time flies ! I came just after the big split was happening. The D. Which is how I also refer to that certain lower ab condition. Anyway, in that time I’ve laughed and cried with you as least as much as I have in my own life. I hope to be with you another 10 at least. You are the prima primo blogger. The Lucile Ball of blogging. The cats pajamas. Thank you Thank you for being here.

    Like

  11. I’ve been here since 2009 and I look forward to your everyday posts every day. Even when you start out that you’re in a hurry so then I have to read it quickly because I’m insane like that. And I get highly annoyed when I can’t comment early because of my job. Like today.

    Like

  12. I’ve been here since 2009 and I look forward to your everyday posts every day. Even when you start out that you’re in a hurry so then I have to read it quickly because I’m insane like that. And I get highly annoyed when I can’t comment early because of my job. Like today.

    Like

  13. I’ve been here since 2009 and I look forward to your everyday posts every day. Even when you start out that you’re in a hurry so then I have to read it quickly because I’m insane like that. And I get highly annoyed when I can’t comment early because of my job. Like today.

    Like

  14. Thank you from the bottom of pea-picking heart for these last 10 years! I am so grateful for you and all the herd and all the Pie Peeps I have come to know and love.

    Like

  15. I am with Miss Pam, sometimes your blog is the smile or laugh of the day. When you are younger, a decade contains BIG moments of life…a degree, marriage, baby, lots of bridesmaid dresses in the back of the closet. At 59 the last decade contains so many losses. And so it goes. The corollary is that all the bright spots are that much brighter and appreciated.

    Like

  16. Thank you for keepin’ on keepin’ on. I so love you and your band of followers. Looking forward to the next 10.

    Like

  17. I have a whole list of blogs that I read every day, but I save yours for last because you are my “dessert” blog – saving the best for last! Thanks for making me laugh for all these years – I APPRECIATE YOU.

    Like

  18. Ten Years Gone…one of my favorite Led Zeppelin songs, posted below in honor of your blogiversary.
    It’s been a wonderful ride, June. I’ve only been down for the ride since 2011. Can’t believe you’ve been at it so long. You should be very proud of what you’ve accomplished. Congratulations!
    The video is lovely. You are surrounded by a lot of love. Your world is very…white, though. After taking notice of this, that’s when I knew…you should give a man of color a chance next. There are some great guys out there (and some duds, just like any), especially where you live. And who else is going to appreciate ALL THAT? Just a thought…
    https://youtu.be/kWbO9a1_Z3U

    Like

  19. Loved the video! You did an extra, outstanding job on that award winning production.
    It Jim and Pam and they did get married.
    Loved all the memories, some not so sweet, but memories. The photo of you with the unibrow (@3:40) just kills me. Flump.
    Thank you for all the years of blogging and all the pleasure, tears, funny and being real for a group of people, most you don’t even know, in this great community called BBP. You are awesome.

    Like

  20. Thanks so much for keeping your blog alive. I’d miss you so much if you gave up on it. Happy 10th anniversary!

    Like

  21. Happy 10 year bloggiversary, June!
    After a panicky day yesterday being cock blocked by YouTube, the veedeeo was worth the wait until today.
    So many memories.
    You aren’t getting older, you’re getting better.
    Here’s to many more blog years together!

    Like

  22. Ah….ten years…(thanks, Miss Pam)….
    Moved three times, bought a house, changed jobs, lost my Mother and my Mother-in-law plus several friends, my brother married after being with the guy for 46 years, three additional grandchildren and started grad school. And all the while June and the Pie peeps were here. Best part of every day you blog, Missy!

    Like

  23. Ohhhhh! It’s like opening our gifts on Christmas Eve instead of waiting until Christmas Day. And what gifts you and your 10-year-anniversary video are to us!
    Thank you for 10 years of humor, honesty and real live. I start each morning with BBP and check back multiple times a day to catch up on comments. You’ve created quite the community here and that says a lot about you.

    Like

  24. The video was great. I counted remembering 6 of the cool masthead-thingys. You make my morning get up and go.
    P.S. I even did my makeup for a Xmas party last Friday night based on your “look” from the work party. Had the computer open, biggified your photo, and then put the slap on my face. It looked pretty good in my brunette version.

    Like

  25. Wait! Not done watching the veedeo yet but had to stop it to come over and ask where hunky, crap WHAT’S HIS NAME, longer haired nice guy is??? The real nice guy with brown longer hair, I can not continue watching until I remember his name. He’s cuuuuute, Joooooooon.

    Like

  26. I just finished rereading Misery by Stephen King. So, “I’m your biggest fan” is a creepy line.
    I do however, get a feeling of disappointment every time I open BBP in December. For just a second I think “darn no new post!” And right then I know……squee! Today brings extra squee
    Because of the vee-dee-oh.
    10 years. In our house we’ve had the death of my mother and brother. Army retirement. Moves. Two daughters married. Cancer. A grand baby born. The Pie has ridden along. Some days it’s brought my only smile. Thank you Junie. I’m a fan.

    Like

  27. LOVED the video! I have read this blog and the Bye Bye Buy one, the pictures brought back so many memories. Thank you for sharing your life with us and being so open. I know it is not always easy, especially with snarky comments or downright mean ones.
    You are so talented and funny, and of course so pretty too!

    Like

  28. Thank you for blogging for these past 10 years. I’ve been here since 2009, but I’ve read all of your archives.
    Love, love the veedeo. My favorite part was **spoiler alert** Barry Gibb.

    Like

  29. Argh!!!! How do I watch the veedeo without the annoying ad in the middle, I can’t get the add off. Help!

    Like

  30. 10 years? holy shit. some times i wonder – where the eff did that time go? i’m sure it was utterly irking to do this but i appreciate you very much.
    not sure what i’d do without this blog, you and these peoples.
    ps. i’ve booked my flight.

    Like

  31. I waited to watch the video, although I was impatient. I was richly rewarded when Barry Gibb popped up among your other lovers. I spit my coffee out. Thank you, that was the laugh I needed! Great video, great blog, great hair!

    Like

  32. Thank you oh so much for blogging. Laughs, tears, good times, good people, great stories. Love it!

    Like

  33. Congratulations on the 10 years of blogging – one day, your blog will have the historical significance of Samuel Pepy’s diary. No snark! Could be true.
    Can I tell you what was funny? The ad that displayed across your video offered a “Serene Rehab Experience.” We could all use a holiday.
    Great post, June!

    Like

  34. Loved the veedeo and was surprised at how many people I recognized. Of course, being me, I enjoyed the Pets part the most, even if it did make me a little sad.

    Like

  35. Congratulations on ten years of blogging! I loved the video, watched several times so I would not miss a single thing. Hope you enjoy blogging as much as your faithful audience enjoys reading. Thanks for the memories!

    Like

  36. I never thought I’d see the day when June quoted Seinfeld. Festivus, for the rest of us!
    A great 10 years! Thanks so much for all of the laughs.
    Your mom is so cute.

    Like

  37. I watched it again, and OH MY GOSH, you can start stalking Mid-century Modern Furniture Guy again. Squeeee!
    The picture of you drinking out of the painted water tank killed me.

    Like

  38. I LOVE SUPERTRAMP!
    Joon, You’re video was SO GREAT!
    Thanks for blogging all these years. I hope for many more to come.

    Like

  39. Thank you for keeping this blog going. Many times it’s the highlight of my day. I did not sneak and look at the video, I waited so I’m an extra angelic reader.
    That line is from Seinfeld. Which I loved and will watch on reruns to this day.

    Like

Comments are closed.