Hey party people, Yahoo! Mail is sponsoring this post about staying connected. So thanks to them and the Clever Girls Collective who got Bossy the gig and endorse Blog With Integrity, which means Bossy has to tell her council up front about stuff like being paid to write. Carry on! You’ll learn why Bossy has a blog.
It was the year 2000 and Bossy had just moved back to her Pennsylvania hometown from the farm in Virginia. One of the reasons Bossy and her family abandoned their rural life was in order to continue with something resembling a social life. No disrespect to the Wolf Spiders.
And it was with this new objective in mind that Bossy became close to her:
Her name is Wendy and at the time she lived only a few blocks from Bossy in Bossy’s small town. And Bossy and Wendy became fast friends hold the fast. Mostly they just hung around:
Bossy and her friend Wendy went to outdoor auctions and they went to plant nurseries and they went to lunch. But mostly they stayed in and watched brainy television, like the Westminster Dog Show and all of the many World War Two documentaries starring Drew Barrymore.
But what Bossy and her friend Wendy truly excelled at was giggling. In fact, the two friends were known to laugh to such an insane degree that they once drove Bossy’s young daughter from her position on the porch:
And then one day Bossy’s friend Wendy announced she was moving. Eight states and 2,400 miles away.
Bossy was heartbroken, but within a few days of their physical separation, the two friends resumed their relationship through email. In fact, Bossy often thought that emailing her friend Wendy was the job she wished she had.
Through emails to her friend Wendy, Bossy predicted fashion trends, gave decorating advice, and sent photos of the Bossy family with captions.
Things continued like this for a couple of years until everything changed. You see, Bossy’s friend Wendy went through a divorce which was difficult. For Bossy. It was difficult because the friend that Bossy once had who was always there in emails began to do other non-Bossy things with her time.
So one day Bossy thought maybe she’d start a blog instead. The end!
And so we have Bossy’s friend Wendy to thank for what you are reading. Or more specifically, Wendy and the folks at Yahoo! Mail, who were on the front line of the industry standard. Without email, Bossy probably wouldn’t have become a blogger. Instead Bossy would be something boring, like a pretty Veterinarian living in a sunny two-bedroom flat in progressive Copenhagen.
Wait, what was Bossy saying again? Oh, yeah. Thank you Yahoo! Mail!
GrandeMocha saysJuly 21, 2011 at 11:04 pm
Do you still talk to Wendy? She sounds like fun.
Lynda M O saysJuly 21, 2011 at 11:16 pm
My sister from another mother and I live 3000 miles apart and were it not for Yahoo we would own a phone company by now. Which one we aren’t sure but definitely one of the Big Three.
what are the big three?
Lovelyn saysJuly 22, 2011 at 6:03 am
So that’s how this blog came to be.
Amy saysJuly 22, 2011 at 9:11 am
The green one does look better.
p.j. saysJuly 22, 2011 at 9:39 am
Thanks very much for today’s History of I am Bossy lesson. I am now better educated and a better human being! That living room gave me a start: looks just like my S-I-L’s in Bala C.
Have a great vacation, p.j.
joeinvegas saysJuly 22, 2011 at 1:38 pm
I hear Copenhagen is very nice
Craftwhack saysJuly 25, 2011 at 2:19 pm
That was a good nap time story. Now we know just a little bit more about you, plus you get to receive some cold, hard cash from Yahoo. Yee-haw!
Gail K. saysJuly 26, 2011 at 8:51 am
BTW, how is Bossy’s Daughter’s novel coming along?
Carol saysJuly 26, 2011 at 10:35 am
FYI: Tell Wendy she is correct. My Alaskan Malamute, (Cocopuff) IS fiercely independent and DOES try to get at my guinea pig (Latte). I’m not sure she really wants to attack her, but would most certainly try to mouth her until she was limp. In any event, I’m ever thankful for your blog. It’s like my internet bible. Get I get an AMEN?
foolery saysJuly 29, 2011 at 12:55 pm
Very close to my own blog start history. Thank heaven for e-mail because it was the outlet for my bottled up creativity. Now I have a blog and I’m lazier than a dog on a hot day.