Monday, July 30, 2012

My SEVENTH YEAR Blogoversary!!!

Hard to believe seven years have gone by...I was with Blogger before Google bought it. And yeah, it has it's faults, but what can I say, I decided to stay here.

My original blog had a theme: the weird/funny side of science. I wanted to create a blog that combined my love of science with the tomfoolery of Seinfeld, and I was dedicated to writing about how science is stranger than fiction.  But at some point, I realized that my heart was in pursuing my dream: writing and trying to get published. My blog limped along for two more years before I decided to shut it down and start over again right here. 

What I discovered was a wonderful world of fellow writers. So I thank you very much for coming here and reading my stuff.

My very first blog post went live on August 3rd, 2005. So in honor of that monumental day, I give you my very post post below. Here's to seven more fun years of blogging-goodness!

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Have you ever been stuck in traffic and you're just not able to hold it any longer? Nature calls, and you can postpone the inevitable for only so long. What about those with medical conditions that complicate things? Or maybe that chimichanga you had at lunch isn't agreeing with you while you're in the car. What's a person to do?

The new Indipod by Daycar is the answer.

It allows you to do your business in the privacy of your own car. This British invention is an actual in-car toilet. What about prying eyes while you engage in one of life's most private moments?

The Indipod comes with this built in inflatable privacy bubble to cover all the windows and such...and it creates a more relaxed and comfortable environment. Plus, I'm sure the bubble protects those outside your car from any malicious odors. Even those foolish to remain in your car while you take care of business are the bubble completely surrounds you and the air fan masks any embarassing noises you should be making.

How much can this Indipod hold? It has an 8 person-days capacity. In other can hold 8 days' worth from one person or one day's glorius medley from you and 7 of your best buddies.

Leave it to the British to invent a sophisticated product like the Indipod...

I guess the American version, the Bumper Dumper, has some pretty heated competition.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Think I'll just hold it, thanks!
Congratulations on hitting seven years. That is a long time to be blogging. I only know one person who's blogged longer.

Julie Dao said...

Yeah, I'm with Alex... I'd probably just hold it. I can't even use a port-a-potty. *shudder* Congrats on your seven-year blogoversary! What an opening post!

Emily R. King said...

Seven years is a huge accomplishment. Congrats, Jay!

The Desert Rocks said...

I remember my long days stuck in LA traffic and maybe that would have come in handy. You're a riot.

T. S. Bazelli said...

Happy Blogoversary!

Jay Noel said...

Alex: I'm with you. I'm one of those that can only do that at home.

Julie: Me neither. Just can't do it. Thanks!

Emily: I appreciate it.

Eve: I'm sure stranger things have happened on the LA freeway.

T.S. Thank you!

Miranda Hardy said...

That's hilarious. Happy blogoversary! That's quite an accomplishment.

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

Seven years is quite the achievement, Jay. I've only been going strong for about 1 and a half years. You are an inspiration to me.

Vero said...

Seven years?! *fans herself*

Cheers and to many more years and great posts!

nutschell said...

CONGRATS! 7 years is a great achievement. Already looking forward to your 10 year anniversary:)

M Pax said...

I'd rather risk snakes in the bushes. lol Congrats on your anniversary. Wow. Seven years.

Although there were Friday evenings in DC where that might have been tempting.

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations on seven years of blogging! :) That's really impressive--especially in the digital age.

Amusing first post.

Cherie Reich said...

LOL! I think I'll hold it too.

Congrats on seven years of blogging! That's fantastic!

Brinda said...
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Brinda said...

I am SO not using that device. Congrats on seven years. That is quite a milestone.

Jay Noel said...

Miranda: Thanks so much.

Michael: You've been going VERY strong. Thanks for reading.

Vero: Cheers to you!

Nut: Might have to have a big bash for 10 years.

Jay Noel said...

Mary: I'm sure to people in DC it would be no big deal!

Eagle: Thanks so much.

Cherie: I'm the king of holding it in.

Brinda: I'm with ya there. And thanks.

Kelley Lynn said...

WOW congratulations!!! Good for you for sticking with something for so long. Even if it does change/grow a bit, seven years of ANYTHING is fantastic :)

David P. King said...

Seven years? Man. That's a long time to be blogging. Glad to be on your team. Only problem is our car is too small for a product like that, but that's okay. It is, however, a great solution to the "bottles of apple juice on the road" we noticed during our last trip. Yick! :)

Cynthia said...

Happy birthday to your blog, Jay! That's awesome commitment you have for sticking this out for as long as you have.

Rusty Webb said...

I've heard things like that are popular in places that have an exploding middle class and very little infrastructure. Traffic jams that can make 10 mile trips last for 12 hours or more are frequent. The world needs those, I'm sure of it.

Ciara said...

Wow, you've been blogging a long time. Seven years? There should be a senior card for that. :)

Eve said...

Hey Jay! years is a long time in bloggerland! And, as to your first post...very entertaining! that thing really real? I don't know anyone who would use that...well, okay, I guess I can't speak for my friends, but I wouldn't use it...that's disgusting! What do you do with it when you're done? Just toss it in the back seat? What if you have to pick up your mother-in-law (or the kids!)right away and there's a big container of shit in the car?....That's the kind of thing others will notice immediately...unless you deflated those balloons, and got out of the car and put it in the is pretty funny! What if traffic starts moving again just as you're beginning to release your bowels, and you have to drive and crap at the same time?!
Thanks Jay...this is really entertaining!

Carol Kilgore said...

Seven years! Twice as long as I've been blogging. Congratulations :)

Jay Noel said...

Kelley: I know...I'm pretty sure seven years is much longer than most Hollywood marriages.

David: Ah yes, I'm familiar with the apple juice bottles.

Cynthia: Thanks!

Rusty: I'm sure there's some country out there where it's sure to be a big hit.

Ciara: A blogging senior card. I like it!

Eve: Hopefully, you'd pull over to relieve yourself. But what if a cop comes over thinking you're having car trouble?!

Carol: Thank you!

the weirdgirl said...

Happy Anniversary Jay! I'm coming up on seven years myself. I'm also at a point where I want to concentrate on writing and getting published - all you writers inspire me! - so I think I'm going to take a hiatus from blogging to get it done.

Phats said...

Happy Blogoversary!!

That is crazy I hate long road trips because of stops I should get one of these :)

Melissa Bradley said...

Happy, Happy Blogoversary!! Here's to 7 more and beyond. I'm very happy we connected over this last year as I have enjoyed coming here tremendously. You are a pillar in this community and we would be the poorer without you.

Jay Noel said...

WG: You can still blog - but maybe blog about your writing. It's such a great outlet!

Phats: Get one for the tennis team.

Melissa: Kinder words have never before been uttered on this blog!

Mr. Shife said...

Congrats on 7 years. Your first blog is definitely way better than my attempt. I quite enjoyed it and glad to add bumper dumper to my vocab. I started in 2005 as well and was just going to write about my adventures with my basset hound. Amazing how we evolve. Take care.

Jay Noel said...

Shife: Thanks for being one of my all-time favorite blogs and longest returning readers. Hopefully we keep doing this until we become blogging legends!

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