Sunday, March 11, 2018
10 Years Of All Things Fett - Big Plans & How I Ruin Them
Hey all, Counterfett here. On this day, ten years ago, my beautiful wife Makoace, started this blog for posting for one of her online job ideas, which sadly never panned out. At some point, later that year, my website stopped working, and friend of the blog Mario! recommended I use blogger instead, as it was easier to use and saved better. So the wife and I switched usernames, and I became THE Counterfett. Ironically, the old website is still live, and works better now probably than it did back then, but that's a story for another time.
In any event, this is a big landmark for me, and fills me with equal pride and sadness. Pride, for sticking with a project this long, even if it has veered around with course and interest changes a bit over the years. Sadness because of the drop in traffic and loss of friends that came along with that. Several of my good online colleagues have 'gone dark' over the past few years, and with no "IRL" way to check upp on them, their fate is a mystery. I hope they are all doing well!
Now, with all that out of the way, I had planned to have a big writeup of a solo game to post today. I was going to run and photograph the forces of REDI vs the Evil Gingerbread men that I promised a month or two ago when that big poll ended. However, my wretched luck got in the way. I got sick in the middle of last week. The doctor classed it as a upper respiratory infection (ie a cold), and cleared me to return to work after one day out. The day I spent back at work was horrible and agonizing, and when I returned home, my wife made me call again.
Well, it's still an upper respiratory infection, just a much more serious one. They pulled me from work for a few more days, and I am currently in the middle of a Makoace enforced quarantine. This means, sadly, I am bored, deprived of socialization, and not able to do a heck of a lot for myself. So, sadly, the grand tale of REDI vs the Gingerbread Men will have to be told another day.
I hope, in its place, you have enjoyed a look back at the banners I have put together for the place over the blog's lifetime. I used to change them a lot. I've had the current one up since 2011, because it seemed to fit the character of the blog quite well. It's been a fun run, guys. If you go all the way back with me, thank you for sticking with me. If you're a new friend, thanks for stopping by, and I hope I will make the forthcoming adventures as worthy of your time as the past ones have been for me.