Oh, the places we’ve gone.

You guys, today is my ten year anniversary at Fluid Pudding. Ten years. (This is where we started.) I wanted to do something really meaningful to celebrate a decade with you. Artistic nude photo? Yes! (No.) Video blog? My awkwardness is contagious! You didn’t come here to squirm! At the last minute, I decided to celebrate by creating something that I love.

I love burritos.

Muenster on a FlatOut

I took two slices of Muenster cheese and placed them (lovingly) on a Flatout. (When I SEE Flatout, I think “PHLAT out”. When I SAY Flatout, I say, “phlah TOOT.”)

Apples Added!

I then sliced a SweeTango and placed the slices (passionately) on top of the cheese.

Apple Muenster Burrito!

Finally, I rolled it up (as you do) and ate it.

Ten years. Some of you have been with me since before I was married.

My Wedding Dress

You stuck with me during both pregnancies.

very pregnant

And both births.

First Glimpse of Harper

You listened to me sing.

You dealt with my headaches and my eczema.

When zombies and eczema hands fall in love...

You don’t laugh when I fall down. You humor me when I knit stuff and when I sing songs about cake balls and when I make my dogs lick your face and when I stuff my own face with marshmallows.

You always make me feel like I’m exactly where I should be.

Oatmeal Pies Crumbled and Balled

You know about Little Debbie Oatmeal Pies, right? Get this. I just learned that you can make oatmeal pie balls by smooshing up Little Debbie Oatmeal Pies, rolling them into balls, and dipping them.

Dipped!

They look just like cake balls on the outside, but when you bite into them, you are right back in elementary school and it’s snowing outside and your mom has a roast in the oven and Christmas is right around the corner.

Oatmeal Pie Ball

They’re magical. And they take less than an hour to put together. And you don’t have to bake a cake. You don’t have to bake anything!

Instead of doing a giveaway for my ten year Fluid Pudding anniversary, I’d like to ask you to do something for me. Would you please leave a comment below so I know you’re still with me? I wouldn’t be here without you, you know.

The traditional ten year anniversary gift is tin. For that reason, I dedicate this song to you.

(I know.)

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177 thoughts on “Oh, the places we’ve gone.”

  1. Still here. :) I don’t remember when I found you, but it was long, long ago…before you had the kids, for sure. :) Happy anniversary!

  2. Let’s see, I joined in just after Harper’s birth and I have read every post since. I won a $100 Gap gift card from you. I started blogging because of you and then I quit because it.is.hard. I first saw the OK Go treadmill video when you posted it, so thanks for that. Congrats on the big 10! I lurk around and I have the bad posture to prove it so today is the day I stand up straight and say THANK YOU. You are an important person in my life even though you don’t know me AT ALL and now you’re probably a wee bit scared.

  3. Of course I’m still here. Yours was the first blog I ever read in late early 2003. I think Meredith might just have been born. I was pregnant, living abroad and looking for advice on child birth. You were the only non-alarming source of information on pregnancy and childbirth on the internet. And so funny too. Happy anniversary.

  4. Still here, reading from Los Angeles since 2005ish. I can’t believe I had forgotten about that Rattlesnake Bit the Baby song. Awesome.

  5. I’m still here! A loyal reader. I feel kind of like a creepy stalker though because my brother used to be good friends with Ben & Tempe – so I feel like I know you – although I totally don’t… and I work across the street from the VegaDeli and always think I will see you there and it will be a whole “Oh my gosh, I totally read your blog!” moment, wherein I will look like a nerd. Thus far, I have never run into you – you are probably feeling thankful for that right now. I can still keep reading the blog, though… right??

  6. Always here. Always will be. I’d show you my ankle, but I just had surgery because of an old injury I ignored and it is in a cast. Give yourself an extra day or two then try C25K again. Still in pain? Hie thee to the doctor.

    Still over here eating my Honeycrisps because I can’t find SweeTangoes. Darn you, universe!

  7. Came here a couple of years ago after watching you on Citizen of the Month’s holiday concert. I like it here – so I’m sticking around!

  8. I can’t remember when I started reading Fluid Pudding, but I feel like we could be BFF’s! Thanks for all the laughs.
    And, in your honor, I’m making cake balls for the first time today. Wish me luck! (Actually I’m going to go read the recipe for the oatmeal pie balls, and if it is easier, I’ll be doing that. I’m like that, taking the easy way out most of the time!)

  9. I am, of course, still here. And now I am remembering my own ill-advised take on “rattlesnake bit the baby”, in which I sang to my Roomba on video. Video which has been DELETED FROM THE INTERNETS.

    But still. :)

  10. Reading for two years now, from Dublin, Ireland and Fluid Pudding makes my morning cofee/blog reading session all the happier :) I’m totally with you on the ankle photos; I broke my ankle (while running! at 6am! with no phone! 3 miles from home!) and took pictures of it in all its swollen glory to send my sister and holy cow – not a pretty sight.

  11. I’m here! I loved that Rattlesnake video when I saw it probably 3 years ago or so, and I love it even more now that I realize my son is probably that exact age right now :)

  12. I’m a bit late on this one as I’m catching up after some chaos but I’m still around and enjoying your blog.
    I can’t remember where I heard about you, Ravelry maybe, but I’m glad I did.
    And you forget to mention that you played the piano for us and it was beautiful.

  13. I’m still here (late to the party as usual) – I think I started reading when Meredith and my daughter were both leetle eenfants. I still believe we might just be long lost twins… well, a couple of years apart. Of course I’m the younger one, which is how I like it.

  14. AwesomePudding,
    Congratulations on your ten years! I’m still here, but as my list of bookmark grows, the less often I visit each site.
    Thanks for continuing. You’re a wonderful writer and wonderful mother.

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