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Five

June 22, 2011

I’m late, though that’s no shock. I honestly thought AEAE turned five on the 22nd, but it was the 19th. Whoops!

I started AEAE back in 2006 when I was still brand new to learning photography, but I knew I loved it, and there was all this great music I loved that I wanted to share. I was unemployed, taking a ton of pictures every day when I wasn’t looking for work, and needed something to do. Blogspot was free and had a hot pink layout, and suddenly I found myself with a blog.

I know I don’t post nearly so much as I feel I should, but I can’t imagine pulling the plug yet. I can’t imagine not having this place, especially come October, though my contributions to the Countdown this year might be kind of sparse. I think I’ve exhausted everything remotely spooky for three hours’ drive!

I know I’ve also not been the greatest about commenting on my friends’ blogs, but rest assured, I come by and read and see how you’re doing. I just usually have nothing intelligent to add to the discussions, though I am still so happy to see that everyone else is still going strong as well. (Davy – love the new look.) I am thankful for every one of you who’s been a regular over the years and has encouraged me. You guys are the best.

I’ll keep stumbling along here for as long as I can, and wishing you all well with your own blogs, no matter how much radio silence it seems like I’m maintaining.

Here are some songs with five in the title or artist’s names.

The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Take Five

The Five Stairsteps – Ooh Child

The Ventures – Hawaii Five-O

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Message

The 5th Dimension – Love’s Lines, Angles and Rhymes

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. June 22, 2011 3:37 pm

    Hi Dane,
    it’s hard to believe that you were brand new to photography five years ago, you take such amazing shots. I’m just sitting here wondering to myself how many large and small decisions I have made based at least partially on hot pink and I suspect quite a few. I am so glad you took the plunge and so glad I found you.

    • Dane permalink
      June 25, 2011 8:05 pm

      Greer, that is a lovely thing to say. Thank you so much. I’m glad we found each other, too – we have such simpatico tastes from gardens to photos to hot pink! 🙂

  2. June 23, 2011 6:54 am

    the pleasure my dear is all ours – here’s to years and years more
    x

    • Dane permalink
      June 25, 2011 8:04 pm

      Oh Ally, thank you for coming. You’re the bees’ knees, and I’ve thought so for years, back when I first friended you on Flickr.

  3. June 24, 2011 12:30 am

    Congratulations on five years, and those are five good choices for tunes. I’d grab ’em, but I have ’em all already. Keep on keepin’ on!

    • Dane permalink
      June 25, 2011 8:03 pm

      Thanks, Jeff! I wish I could write as intelligently about music as you, but I’ll settle for having similar taste in music. 🙂

  4. June 26, 2011 4:36 am

    Huzzah! Happy belated blog birthday my dear and keep ’em comin’ x

    • Dane permalink
      July 3, 2011 12:17 am

      Thanks, Davy! You’re a doll for coming by. ❤

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