I have something shocking to share with all of you. I think that in the interest of safety, everyone should probably sit down while they read this next sentence.
The Daily Duranie is turning FOUR YEARS OLD on Saturday.
I don’t know where the last four years have gone. I can remember the very day I started this blog (on Blogger, we moved to WordPress this past January) as though it was just last week. Furthermore, I’m really kind of shocked people still READ the blog…and even more so, I’m surprised Amanda and I have found that much to write about. Four years of writing a blog every single day. We started off writing one blog a day, and now we’re up to writing at least two, and sometimes four or more. It’s as though we’re addicts!
So, in honor of this occasion, in true Duranie (or Daily Duranie) fashion – we’re having a party, and we’re inviting all of you! This Saturday, September 13, we’re having an online party using Twitter and Facebook.
What I’m truly excited about though, is that I have finally tested the YouTube Channel waters, and am in the middle of compiling and devising a special playlist for our birthday party!! (No fair peeking ahead of time!) Our playlist is going to be made up of lots of footage and videos, interviews, concert clips that we love most! (Amanda and I. It’s our party, we get to choose. LOL) You should probably prepare yourselves for a lot of John Taylor, JoSi moments, DoJo moments, and Dom Brown. It’s going to be a really tough day for Amanda and I, as you can probably tell.
Things you should know:
Date: Saturday, September 13
Time: 11:00am-3:00pm (PDT); 1:00pm-5:00pm (CDT); 2:00pm-6:00pm (EDT); 7:00pm-11:00pm (UK time zone UTC+0.00)
We tried to make a time that would be at least semi-convenient for as many Duranies as possible (we’re shooting high hoping that it’s not just going to be Amanda and I chatting with one another all day, but if it is…we’re gonna have fun anyway!), and the party is four hours long because well, the blog is turning four!!
Activities: Amanda and I will be live-tweeting and on Facebook during that entire time. The hashtag for the event is #DailyDBday14, and we will begin the “Happy Birthday Daily Duranie” playlist on our YouTube channel right at 11am. We will tweet or post what video we’re on so that if you come in at any time during the party, you can find the video in our playlist and join in.
Drink of the day: This is Daily Duranie. Did you think there wouldn’t be a suggested drink?!? We drink Vodka Tonics – so that’s the drink. In case you need a recipe:
Vodka (We like Tito’s and Grey Goose , but it’s your choice)
Lime (this is really important, IMO.)
Pour at least a shot of vodka (I said at least, but this is purely up to you – remember life is a marathon, not a sprint.) in a short glass with ice. (or a tall one if you’re like us and prefer doubles. I don’t know what that says about us. :P). Fill the glass the rest of the way with tonic water. Finish with a squeeze of lime and then stir. EASY!
Games: This is a birthday party, of COURSE there are games!! We are going to have a drinking game that will be announced in the next couple of days, and we are also going to have two (one on Facebook and another on Twitter) super-special giveaway contests that will be announced AT the party!
We really appreciate the support we’ve gotten from the community over the years. We realize that not everyone appreciates or likes what we do, but we hope that for those who do choose to read each day or each week that we’re making fandom fun. We really want to do more to make this into a sort of “fan club” that many of us have envisioned over the years, but that takes money and time. We do what we can, but we really need your help!
If you really want to support us, come hang out on Saturday, check out our Cafepress store and support Daily Duranie if you haven’t already, watch some videos, and let’s have some fun!!