Happy Birthday Hose Monster. You turn one year old today.

I feel today the way a parent must feel on that fateful day the first lil'un heads off to college, gets their first real job, buys their first house, bestows upon them their first gooing grandchild. I feel as though I have guided you into maturity and given you the tools to become a responsible, upstanding blog, respected by others independent of your ancestry and penchance for posting pictures from Victoria's Secret. I feel very proud today. Or something.

Okay, not really. But I will admit that I as a person and as a writer have changed quite a bit over the last year because of you, dear Hose Monster. So thanks for that.