That’s right – it’s my blogiversary….my SECOND blogiversary!!  

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Before I go any further I want to say THANK YOU to each and every person who has ever passed through here…even the spammers!   I am always mildly surprised to look at my stats…“Well look at that – there are people who come here…and then come back for more!”  🙂  It is a highlight of my day to see new people wander in and look around, and especially to “talk” with friends I’ve made in this virtual world.

Two years, and I feel like I have only scratched the surface of things to talk about…I have yet to finish my tour through the Olympian Gods (I’ve been kind of dabbling with Poseidon lately…I wonder if there’s a water hazard coming up on Pilgrimage?)  I was looking over the Roman Virtues yesterday and realized there’s plenty more of those to cover.  Of course, once I solve my download issues, I will finally tackle the Sophocles-Armitage connection vis-à-vis The Crucible.  Things have definitely slowed down here lately as I’ve been trying to adjust to my new career situation.  With massive budget cuts looming, I imagine there will be angst on that front for some time.  All the more reason to spend more time here….budget cuts I can’t do much about…Richard Armitage and the Classical Tradition?  I’m all over that!

So, how to mark the 2nd Blogiversary?  I was thinking about it yesterday, and of course I clicked right over to the “Anniversary Gifts by Year” website to investigate.  Anniversary two is traditionally marked by gifts of the COTTON variety.  Hmmm…what sort of cotton mementos could I come up with?

An appropriately blog themed T-shirt?

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Not a bad choice….could do it in a variety of fashion colors…

What else?  Linens maybe?

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Hmmm – tempting…

I thought about it…for about a minute.   I already have a king sized pillow that my husband refers to as my “boyfriend” – he’s a pretty good sport, but I’m guessing this might be slightly OTT even for him.

However…with some modification…

Perfect! (Is there anything you can't customize on the internet?)

(Is there anything you can’t customize on the internet?)

I can see it now…my own line of Ancient Armitage cotton apparel and linens!


18 comments on “FELICEM DIEM ANNIVERSARIUM MIHI Richard Armitage

  1. jazzbaby1 says:

    Happy blogiversary, sidewinder!

  2. judiang says:

    Happy blogiversary! Wishing you many returns. 😉

  3. Guylty says:

    First of all – happy happy blogiversary, Obscura. I bless the day you decided to start your own blog. I love reading your explanations of ancient art and culture, and I think you are definitely the queen of the Armitage connections 🙂 Here’s too many more such.
    As for the budget cuts – maybe you could start a side-business of Armitage Customized Gifts or something? I’d order all your cotton products 😀 And I totally loved your black cushion. Beautiful indeed.

  4. Servetus says:


    So much has happened in two years, but I’m not sure what my blogosphere would feel like without you in it. Thanks for being you.

  5. Perry says:

    I love your blog and look forward to you hitting on the stash of topics you’ve got in your kibisis. Happy 2nd blogiversary.

  6. Happy blogiversary! I love to visit your blog:D

  7. cdoart says:

    Congratulations and to many more happy years of blogging and happiness !

  8. Happy Blogiversary! Love your blog!

    And I’m still contemplating making a pillow with you know who on one side–life size head and shoulders. Ha! One trip to the craft store for heat bond fabric I can feed through my printer and an iron and I’m ready. Now to narrow down the image choices. Hmmm. Of course, then there is my hubby who takes my RAing in stride, as well. Ha!

  9. dededotti says:

    Happy Blogiversary..I have learned so much from you.I enjoy this blog and of course Richard…Looking forward to 3 years..

  10. katie70 says:

    Congrats on two years blogging. the two years have gone by so fast. Thanks for teaching us so much. May the fun keep going on for more years to come.

  11. wydville says:

    To commemorate your anniversary I should be happy to gift you the tee shirt pictured above: I have the technology! All you need do (privately) is specify colour, size and an address and it shall be done. There’s also a little bag that may come with it; ask Guylty.

    Congratulations – keep it coming!

  12. suzy says:

    Happy blogiversary! I love it and read it permanent, even if I reply rarely. thank you very much for your funny and interesting posts!

  13. Hariclea says:

    Happy anniversary!!! Don’t think budget budget cuts on such a happy day 😉 one thing this here i hope guarantees is that there never are any cuts on the pleasure one can get in comparing, referencing, remembering, exploring, etc 🙂 Looking forward to what theme you will surprise us next with! Thanks so much for being around and entertaining and informing your readership 🙂

  14. obscura says:

    Thank you all so much for the lovely blogiversary wishes!! I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to be a part of such a great community.

  15. Esther says:

    Happy blogiversary!

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  17. Mermaid says:

    Happy blogiversary 🙂

  18. Leigh says:

    Congratulations! Two years and I’m still delighted with what you share with us 😀

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