Happy birthdayWell there are no babies or even baby dolls on hand to celebrate The Vandal’s second birthday. Pity really, because I like all that party carry on and a sexy lady in a bikini popping out of a huge birthday cake would have been appropriate – all things considered. The considering part of it being that I have never had a sexy lady in a bikini pop out of any of my birthday cakes and well, I’m getting on a bit so my chances of it ever happening now are becoming pathetically remote.

Alright then, enough about my weird fetishes. The Vandal was born in August 2009 as something to do other than twiddling my thumbs and dying of boredom. The other reason was that it involved writing and doing silly things with words, so it was a perfect match for me. ‘Moved Into My New Blog‘ was the seriously cunning title I gave to my first post, however it did get a little more interesting once you got past the title. In incredible detail and with such amazing foresight, I explained in this very first post what Vandalism of Words was all about. I hate quoting myself, so Click Here if you want to see what I wrote way back then. Not that a skerrick of this at all matters as I would calculate only two people ever read the post anyway. Well, one in fact as I read it twice.

Luckily, my readership has increased a little since then and now I have all sorts of numbery and statisticky things with graphs that tell me more than a few people read The Vandal. From The Vandal’s birth on Blogger the idea has been to have fun, be a little informative and write with my tongue planted firmly in one of my cheeks; and habitually use a lot of unnecessary adverbs in the process. Earlier this month The Vandal posted his 500th post, which when multiplied by the word count of each post makes exactly, eh, well, um, I’m not a mathematician, so let’s just say a lot of words indeed.

As some of you already know, a potion of this enormous amount of words went into a book. Vandalism of Words, is the stunningly creative title and like the blog, is free and has now been downloaded by so many people I can’t even visualise the number. So enough said in my little birthday speech. I suppose it’s time to blow out the candles now. Phhhheeewwwwwwfffpphhtttt! Great, got all two candles in one blow!

Happy Anniversary Baby!
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9 thoughts on “Happy Anniversary Baby!

  • 20/08/2011 at 4:16 pm

    Congratulations Derek aka “Vandal”! As for as getting both candles out with one blow; I’m impressed! ~Anne ☺

    • 20/08/2011 at 5:40 pm

      “As for as” … Ok, that’s it; no more tweeting in the morning for me till I have at least four cups of tea or a “Monster” energy drink! ~Anne

  • 20/08/2011 at 6:18 pm

    Happy birthday H.M.A.S Vandal and all who sail in her – splice the mainbrace. :D

  • 20/08/2011 at 9:23 pm

    Amazing results after only two years!
    An excellent blend of education, amusement and commentary that keeps us all comming back for more.

  • 21/08/2011 at 3:43 am

    Congratulations, mate! Here’s to many more anniversaries to come!

  • 21/08/2011 at 3:55 am

    Hey Derek, Happy B-day to The Vandal! I’m new here, which is good for me since there’s plenty (a whopping 2 years worth) of backlogged content for me to read. Whoo hooo! I’ll probably just catch up when I read Vandalism of Words. Anyway, thanks for being here for us and I wish you the biggest, most bad-assyest (yeah that’s a word, I swear!), sexiest bikini lady cake imaginable! Congrats!

  • 22/08/2011 at 12:01 am

    Happy Happy Joy Joy! New to joining and reading your blog of greatness. But have thoroughly enjoyed what it is I have read.

    • 22/08/2011 at 11:16 pm

      Thank you Joelle. So glad your’re enjoying what you’ve read so far on The Vandal.

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