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Wednesday, September 19, 2007 :::


Today marks the five year anniversary of my first blog post evar. If we were married, you'd be sleeping on the couch tonight. has actually been around since 1999 as an ill-conceived portfolio website when I was still in my fertile early-employment stages. But I decided that "planetdan" didn't exactly sound professional, so on September 19th 2002 I birthed my blog instead, which was probably a smart move, considering this paragraph from a recent resume do's-and-dont's article that made me laugh the other day:
Colored paper, cutesy fonts, links to personal websites and childish e-mail addresses all scream unprofessional and are a turn off to hiring managers. One otherwise qualified applicant didn't get an interview at Bandujo's firm solely because of the name in her email address: "weird2themax."

"I recognize the advertising industry is full of talented, interesting 'characters'," Bandujo says, "but did I really want one who thought she was weird to the max?" No, he decided, he did not.
But I digress. This post is about celebrating ME. So let's get on with that. I'm sure somebody, somewhere got me a cake, right? And just so you know, my blogiversary happens to coincide with International Talk Like a Pirate Day, so now you guys won't forget to buy me presents next year.

When you think of "Avast Ye Matey", think of dan.

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Happy Blogiversary! And Pirate Day. What a magical day, indeed!


By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:43 PM  

Happy Blogiversary Dan! I read that CNN article too. It reminded me of the time I interviewed someone who felt it necessary to put on her resume that she was "partially hit by lightening." Ummmm... not only was this completely irrelevant, but PARTIALLY? I'm not so sure there's a gray area when it comes to being struck by lightening. I'm just saying...

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:01 PM  

I once got a resume that said Hobbies - parrots.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:14 PM  

Oo-ar me hearty!

Happy Blogiversary Dan! Keep up the excellent work.


By Blogger teebee, at 12:28 AM  

your blog doesn't look a day over 3. i mean seriously can we get a site redesign one of these years what is this 2005 still? unless your going for retro then, nevermind.

By Anonymous worm 2, at 3:09 AM  

Site re-design? Thatíll go over just about as well as new coke. No way man.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:03 AM  

Happy Blogiversary from Ohio, Dan!!
Where in the world did you find that huge child?

By Blogger steve tompkins, at 8:16 AM  

Happy Blogiversary! Yours was one of the first blogs I started reading!

By Blogger Jen, at 11:01 AM  

I work at a degree mill that supposedly trains people for real world employment; yet no one ever informs our students that stupid/overly cutesy email addresses are a bad idea. The worst one I have encountered so far:

By Anonymous june, at 3:22 PM  

Happy Blogiversary Dan!! The internet wouldn't be the same without you.

By Blogger Debbye, at 10:27 PM  

Gratz Dan!!

By Blogger Silver Frog, at 12:53 AM  

I once got a resume that listed "stapling" as a skill.

By Anonymous Noelle, at 9:20 AM  

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By Blogger Crap Happy Mama, at 6:59 AM  

Do you know what we have in common? We're the top two google search listings for 'diarrhea costumes. Yay for us! The proud, the few, the ones who bravely blog about diarrhea costumes where others would fear to tread.

I have Dyslexic Heart on my playlist......

Happy Blogiversary!

By Blogger elasticwaistbandlady, at 7:01 AM  

Disregard the previous comment. I forgot I was still in my super secrety pseudonym mode.

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By Anonymous worm2, at 5:48 AM  

Happy Blogiversary Dan! Yours is the first blog I started reading and still the only one I read on a regular basis! I've missed you though, work cracked down in Internet use and I just got up and running at home again, so today I'm getting my planetdan fix!

Thanks for all the entertainment!

By Blogger Trudy, at 10:09 AM  

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