15,000 Days! July 20th, 2014 @ 7:02 am PDT
It’s been 15,000 days since I was born. It is a meaningless number, but I felt like I should mention it. I wish my mom was around to celebrate this milestone. She’d undoubtedly think it was really cool.
Fourteen Years March 13th, 2014 @ 5:07 am PDT
And just like that: It’s been fourteen years since I started blogging on this site. It seems like only yesterday that I wrote a post celebrating my thirteenth year, and the spaces between the years gets smaller every day.
Kathleen A. Gagne August 12th, 2013 @ 8:10 am PDT
My mom died one year ago today. It simultaneously feels like it was only yesterday and like it was a thousand years ago. I miss her so much that there is an actual ache in my heart. She died much too young. It was undeserved and unfair and unjust and I still rage inside that […]
Eight April 7th, 2013 @ 6:27 am PDT
Today makes it eight months since my mom died. She died on August 12th. I was sitting in the car in the parking lot of Centinela Feed on Pico, waiting with my son for my wife to get some cat food, when my phone rang. A nurse at Woodland Terrace named Ida Alvis — a […]
Thirteen. Years. March 13th, 2013 @ 6:16 pm PDT
It’s hard to believe that I’ve been actively blogging for thirteen years now. And yet here we are. I wonder how many people remember that this site was originally called “bling”? That was short for “rambling”, which is what I felt like I always did here. Thirteen years is a long time to be rambling […]
Twelve Years Ago March 14th, 2012 @ 7:58 am PDT
The domain name davidgagne.net is a little bit older than that. But I consider this date the birthday of my blog because it’s the anniversary of my first blogger post. I am finding it very difficult to wrap my head around the fact that I have been blogging (more or less continuously) for twelve years. […]
One Week after September 11 September 4th, 2011 @ 5:59 am PDT
Originally posted September 18, 2001 It’s been one week. So this is the first anniversary of sorts. And next week it will be two weeks. And then it will be a month since. And then it will be six months. And then a year. And then five years. And then ten years. When all the […]
This One Goes to Eleven March 15th, 2011 @ 12:39 pm PDT
Yesterday marked the eleventh birthday of this site, and was pretty darn close to the six-month birthday of why I haven’t been posting much lately. If there ever was a valid excuse for not writing, he is it. If you could somehow take every single good moment, event, experience, and feeling of my life and […]
A Decade of David March 13th, 2010 @ 9:23 pm PDT
If you happened to scroll to the very bottom of this site today — Saturday, March 13th, 2010 — you would have seen this note in the footer: It is very, very hard to believe that I have been blogging for ten years. My very first post was not very interesting. At the time I […]
Welcome to Los Angeles September 11th, 2009 @ 11:09 am PDT
It’s hard to believe, but today is the nine-year anniversary of the day I arrived in Los Angeles. At the time I really had no idea I’d stay for so long. And yet here I am still. Life’s funny like that.