Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Blogoversary to Me!

It's true, Quangsters--it was one year ago today that Foreign Quang made its first appearance in the blogosphere. One year since we have been spewing Quang over the web. One year that I have adamantly refused to Twitter! And one glorious year that I have had making new friends from all over the world.

My very first comment five days later, was from Shirley Bahlmann, author extraordinaire, in response to my post Trollin' for Luv. Since then, I have had a year of amazing comments from amazing people--people who I am proud to consider my friends, though I have only met a very few offline.

Sincere gratitude, at this giving-thanks time of year, goes out to Auntie M., Janice, Jill, Writer Dad, Cindy, septembermom, Daisy, Robert, Hayden, Ken, Sandy, Marc, Pen, Naqvee, Eric, Kim, Brenda, Ana. You have helped me become a better blogger.

Thanks to Liz, who graced my blog with her presence shortly before she left this world for a better one.

Also a big thanks to those who may have only commented a few times but who nevertheless made my day when they did--- JB, Louie, Theresa B, Nadja, Jed, Uncle Danny, Uncle Gary, Nussaibah, Solomon, Stephanie, Kelli, windtraveller, Naomi, Armonis, Dana, Peacefulwmn9, Hutch, Minka, Ben, Lynette, Gerry, JM, Chuck, Jill S., Big Bad Wolf, and Danielle.

Gratitude to the ultimus maximus to Computer Geek, a.k.a Winston Smith who put up with many late hours, much whining, and undone dishes (sometimes) while I joined the blogging masses. Smooch.

Those of you who have hung out with me for a while, have seen the feature in my side bar titled "Ten Zen--Question of the Day from a Child Who Hates School." It's true, Weston hates the classroom. He does however, love learning. Over the past year, I have posted a few of the many, many questions I get from him each day. Trust me when I say that I have answered or attempted to answer every single one of these questions. May you all be so blessed with an inquisitive child. Here's a repeat of the questions I posted, in case you have missed any. Enjoy!

What is the biggest flag in the world?

What is tofu?

To some people, are we rich?

Is a bastard just a blaster without the “L”?

Why does Hitler act that way?

Do serial killers just go around trying to get rid of different kinds of cereal?

What are immigrants?

How did those stones get like that? [Stonehenge]

Why is there hot and cold? Why can’t it just be in the middle?

What is inner peace?

How do you set a sundial?

Do you ever just look at your life and say, “I’m really here?”

Does a cat hate water the way I hate tomato juice?

What can submarines do to ships?

Are there some jets that can fly down and go underwater like a submarine and then scoop back up?

What’s a restraining order?

How fast are Lamborghinis?

What does assorted mean?

How does Jesus always watch you? Is there a world-wide TV screen?

Is the Lincoln Memorial in Nebraska?

Why can we see when there is a nose between our eyes?

Do you ever just wish you could sit in a chair in front of the TV and melt into a big glob?

Why are there leaves in your purse? [doesn’t everyone carry spare bay leaves?]

Is there any medicine I can take that will get rid of this freckle?

What was the Boston Massacre?

Do women shave their armpit hairs?

How do you tell someone you don’t want to be his friend?

Would you still love me if I were just made out of bones?

Why do big turtles weigh so much?

Is David Letterman a lesbian?

Was Viet Nam worse than the civil war?

Do bees only have one nostril?

Why do they always call big ships a “she”

How do you play Mancala?

Is a Luther a person who goes to church?

How come standing on your legs makes it feel like you don’t weigh anything?

Are there such things as $50,000 watches?

How is money different when it’s all really just a piece of paper?

When a volcano first forms an island, how do the insects and snakes get there?

Are earwigs a resemblance of the devil?

Do you ever just wish life was easy?

Do you ever wish that killer animals were nice and that a lion could be your pet and that you could speak with him so he could just say, “Hey owner, would you please let me out because I really have to go to the bathroom?”

When is the next lunar eclipse?

How can you move your body parts when it’s like each part of your body has its own brain?

How long can a cat live?

What is a marble vein?

Can air freeze?

Has anyone survived a black hole?

When people drink wine, don’t they realize they are drinking feet?

If the builders of the Tower of Babel were really serious, why didn't they build it on top of Mt. Everest?

Why would there be a GMC car for sale at a Ford store?

Are there more rats or spiders in a junkyard?

How did they go to the bathroom during Queen Esther’s time?

Can a bird pick up a steer? No? What about a silver monster bird?

Does every word have a meaning?

Why were pigs made?

How much would it cost me to buy Utah's state capitol building?

When I grow up, will my chin be shiny?

Is it better for everyone to faint and die all at once, or for the world to just explode?

What’s the difference between fog and mist?

Thank you so much for making this a great year for me! Here's to another fun year of Quang!


  1. Did you really refer to your readers as Quangsters? Cuz seriously, that's the funniest thing I've read all day! LOL. You are awesome, Randi. Happy anniversary. Hard to believe it's been a year. I know my first one flew by, even though there were individual months which felt like years.

    Thanks for being rad.

  2. Sean (Writer Dad): Of course I did! This is Quangster's Paradise!

    It IS hard to believe I've been doing this for a year. Time flies when you're writing. Thanks to you for all your inspiration, help, and laughs over the last year.

  3. I'm happy to be a Quangster! Happy Blogoversary!! You know that you are one of my best blogging friends! I'm so glad to have found you :) Happy Thanksgiving dear friend.

  4. septembermom: Thank you, thank you! I'm so glad to have met you too! My blogging friends are what keep me going, that's for sure. You've added so much to this site with your wonderful comments. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family too!

  5. Congratulations. I'm pleased to be a Quangster.

  6. Original Quangstah, WoOt!!

    Ok, Randi. Those questions...I don't even have words...WOW. And I mean that in the BEST way possible!

    Happy anniversary!!!

  7. Auntie M: I'm so glad you're a Quangster. You are much of my inspiration you know.

    Hayden: Yes! You are one of the originals! Someday when I'm rich like dooce, you can say you knew me back "then." Hee hee! Thank you so much for being such an enthusiastic supporter. You truly do rock the world with your awesomeness.

  8. Happy Blogoversary Randi!
    It seems as though you've been around for ever.
    I can't actually imagine life without Foreign Quang. Anyway,thinking about it... what's foreign about Quang?

  9. Ken: I have been around forever. Cuz I'm old. But the blog has only been around for a year. What is foreign about quang? Quang is some sort of gooey mish mash substance. The fact that it is unidentifiable makes it foreign. The complete definition is available in my very first post.

    P.S. Foreign Quang can't imagine life without Ken. :)

  10. I'm truly blessed to have you as my friend and fellow quangster. Happy Thanksgiving, happy anniversary and a here's a glass raised to you and yours!

  11. Oh wow, so tickled to be included as a Quangster and thank goodness Sean wrote that word cuz otherwise, I wouldn't be able to spell it.

    Happy B-versary and may there be many more to come.

    I particularly love the questions.. wow.... serial killers eh? ha ha ha ha.


  12. Janice: Thank you, my dear friend! I thought of you today, thinking of friends I am thankful for! Your presence here on my site has meant so much to me. You are truly a blessing.

    Daisy: Of course you're a Quangster! You're one of the originals! Thank you for the well-wishes. So you could identify with some of those questions, eh? I'll bet you have to answer some just like them every day, don't you? :)


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