Celebrating Two Important Days

Today is May 13, 2012, and this means the dovetailing of 2 important things. First up, the date happens to be Mother’s Day 2012.

So to all you mothers out there, I hope your kids—both young and old—have remembered you, and have at least sent you flowers, or picked up the phone and given you a call.

If your mom is still alive, and you haven’t yet talked to her, what are you waiting for? Because let’s face it, if it wasn’t for her, you wouldn’t be here.  😀

  Happy Mother’s Day

flowers, tulips, sky, red, puple, yellow, blue, green

     Photography by zaveqna  Source: Flickr 

May 13 also represents an anniversary of sorts. It was exactly 4 years ago today, on May 13, 2008, that I hit the Publish button for the first time on the Bassic Sax Blog.

candles, cake, blue, green, pink, orange, cake, birthday

Fast forward 4 years, and the Bassic Sax Blog looks like this: 1414 published posts; in 54 categories; with 314 tags; 3225 legitimate comments approved; and approximately 500,000 spam comments blocked. That’s a whole lotta’ sax—and spam—in approximately 1460 days.

Thanks to all of you who have been along for the ride thus far. Some of you have been around since the beginning, and some of you are fairly new to my site. No matter how long you’ve been reading my blog, a big Thank You.

My friends have asked me how I always seem to find something to write about in a field that’s so narrow. My answer to them is simple. I start most days with a Forrest Gump view of the world: “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” After some research, I usually find something to write about. Sometimes it’s cream filled. Sometimes caramel. Sometimes it’s just simply nuts.   😉

Not matter what tomorrow’s topic might be, here’s to the next ½ million blocked spam comments.  :cheers:

…this is just my blog. My “real” website is www.bassic-sax.info. If you’re looking for sax info, you should check it out too.There’s lots there!

© 2012, Helen. All rights reserved.


Helen Kahlke is a professional horn player and sax teacher who lives in Abbotsford, British Columbia. She plays soprano, alto, C melody, tenor, baritone, and bass saxophones.

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