829 Southdrive

829 Southdrive

A New Jersey state of mind

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Thanks, Friends!

Many times over the last year, I wasn't sure if I had
the right ideas for my posts.  But I went with them
anyway.  Quite a few I regretted having gone through
with, but that feeling never lasted very long.  There
was always someone with a funny comment or wise
word or two to change my mind.  I'm lucky to be
in the midst of a small group of very intelligent,
 witty, and frankly caring and compassionate people
who I consider to be my close circle of friends.
I know there's way more to life than just the blog,
but often, it's just what the doctor ordered.
You all like meatloaf, right?


  1. Happy Bloggaversary!

    Make mine veggie loaf. :^p

    Never start writing for what you think others will like or what others are blogging about, Baydog, just be yourself. You are the one we come here seeking.

  2. Congrats Baydog and looking forward to my meatloaf :)

  3. Congratulations.

    I think Panda's advice is sound. Be yourself. Be original. Be unique. And you are certainly that!

    But I think it's also good to learn from others. I know I have picked up lots of tips and tricks and ideas from other bloggers.

    I guess the same could be said for cooking?

  4. Baydog -

    My dose of Baydog is always pleasurable and thought provoking.

    The life experience presents endless topics and views, I always find your take refreshing.

    NJ,sailing,food,wine,family and tunes; your serving of wit and clever prose is always enjoyed.

    Go Eagles!


  5. you want some meatloaf?
    MOM! meatloaf! now!
    what is she doing in there?

    congrats on 1 year, baydog. I love your mix of posts, and look forward to many more years.


  6. I can't cook or dine like you can, Baydog, but I sure can feed! Especially on meatloaf! Make mine salmon?

  7. A year sure goes by fast when you spend half of it stuck on the Garden State Parkway.

    The Garden State has long needed a voice like yours to counter the naysayers who would have us believe it is merely chemical plants, pizza joints, and an underworld burial ground.

    Those may still be the pillars of the state's economy, of course, but you have shown us how much more is there.

    Cheers, and scratch the wiener dog behind its ear for me.

  8. Happy Anniversary Baydog! I look forward to many more posts in the years to come!