Monday, December 21, 2009

Hey! This is like a ride!



And what a ride it is.

I'm shocked to look at the calender.

Today is 1 year since my first post.

Now, 365 days and 615 posts later, here I am.

I started writing this just to bitch. I had no idea so many others would enjoy it.

In 1 year I've gone from 1 daily reader (me) and zero blogger followers to 2800 daily readers and 231 Blogger followers.

And all I can say is THANK YOU, to all of you. Your comments and emails and idea/story contributions have made this more fun than I EVER dreamed it would be.

I'll keep writing as long as it's fun and the patients give me reasons too. Which will likely be a long time.

Dr. Grumpy.

52 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you Dr G...Happy Anniversary. Keep 'em coming.
Love your blog.

I don't really know which is funnier: your Patients, others in your profession., and even the family tales.

Not bad for a Yak herder.

Can't wait to read about your next vacation!!

mm

Julie said...

congrats on your blogiversary.

Keep up the good work!

The Good Cook said...

Congrats to you! There's a book in here somewhere you know...

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Good Cook- I'll never have time to write it. So this is my book, in progress. Enjoy!.

Doctor D said...

Congratulations Dr. Grumpy. May your second year be even better!

Annie said...

Thank you for the laughs I get from each post. You have a nice sense of humor.

Happy holidays to you and your family!

Old MD Girl said...

Congrats on 1 year!

Chris said...

Congrats - yours is the first blog I check in the morning. I need my daily laugh as soon as possible.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Dr. Grumpy! I read your blog every day and love it. You couldn't have picked a better anniversary--it's my birthday. What a great present your blog has been!

Helen said...

Congratulations, Dr. G!

I started reading in the summer and I've loved your blog ever since.

Doris said...

Happy Anniversary to you and to us!

I love a blog that makes me laugh right out loud.

>:)

Re-gruntled RPh said...

Congratulations, Dr. G!!! Happy Anniversary! You have made some pretty difficult days bearable with the laughs! Don't let anyone ever tell you this is a waste of time, it helps lots and lots of us deal with the daily grind!!!!

Jacqueline said...

Happy Grumpiversary! And, is that you in that pic? Because that kid is totally adorable!

Rebecca Setzer Schroeder said...

Happy Blog Anniversary! I am a new reader, but I look forward to your posts every day!!!

Pink said...

Happy anniversary!! I love your blog and I really enjoy Mrs. Grumpy's posts too. Happy holidays to you and your wonderful office staff and family.

Capt. Schmoe said...

No, THANK YOU Dr. Grumpy. Congrats.

Sue said...

Congratulations on your 1 year blogging anniversary! You make me laugh each and every day.

Di said...

Congratulations and long may you blog!

I'm not a frequent commenter (and I know how we live for comments), but I am a frequent reader and enjoyer.

Anonymous said...

Happy anniversary Dr. G! We love you. Keep writing. I couldn't start my day without reading your blog first thing.

Anonymous said...

Dear Dr. Grumpy followers,

You all have no idea what a pleasure it is to work with this man! Aside from his humor, fun tales of work life as well as home life, he is a riot to work with, and very good to me! It seems like yesterday that this all began, its been fun watching all of these unfold into this incredible work of real life crazy tales! To you Dr. Grumpy, I'm coming up on my 6 year anniversary soon, I think that's deserving of a hmmm...Porsche?!?! What to you all think? Anyway, congrats Dr. Grumpy on the one year status its been quite a fun ride here with you!
Back to farming now I suppose:)
Yours Truly,
Mary~

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary, Dr. Grumpy! I love your sense of humor. I started reading your blog this summer and it's the first thing I check every day. Many, many thank yous for starting my day off with a big laugh. I hope you keep writing for a VERY long time.

Sandra

Dragonfly said...

Happy blogiversary!

RxKerBer said...

Happy Anniversary Dr G!

I check your blog before I even get out of bed on my crackberry.

I love your posts and you write so well. Keep it coming.

Rachael said...

Yours is the first blog I check every day (ok, sometimes, twice a day. I admit it).

And I've gotten a few others addicted as well.

keep the laughs coming. Congrats on your first year!

Mari-Ann said...

Thank you so much for becoming the entertainment value in so many humdrum days. I need to get everyone in this hospital with a sense of humor (five or six people that I know of) to read you every day. And thanks to your patients, staff, drug reps, your family and even to your dogs for providing blogging fodder. Happy Holidays, Dr. G. and to all Grumpyites everywhere!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Dr. Grumpy!

I love your blog. Thanks for all the laughs. :)



L.

mommy-medic said...

Hey this is kind of like a ride too

http://mrbadak.com/wp-content/images/Apr07/donaldduck_1-774410.jpg

I too have become a grumpy addict, but it's all because of Nurse K. Speaking of..... when is she coming back?!?!?!?

Congrats on the mass following. Moooooo. (Joining the herd).

me said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

I love your blog ~ refreshingly honest about our world of medicine ~

Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Doc!

Janna said...

Yay! Happy Blogiversary!
I've only been reading you for maybe a month or two, but it's so addictive I've been gradually burrowing into your archives. I think last night I finished May 2009.

This must make me a Grumpy-Junkie. :)

My first blog post was in August 2006, so I hit my three-year mark a few months ago. Every year I'm amazed that the time has flown so fast.

I hope you're in the blogosphere for many, many years to come. :)

Anonymous said...

no, thank you. you're blog is the funnest of them all!

mojitogirl said...

Congratulations on your first year! I too check daily to see what madness your patients dump on your doorstep. Laughter IS the best medicine and you provide it in whopping doses!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU...I think your blog keeps me going. Just as I think I'm gonna call it quits, I go to your blog and my miserable days seem funny!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary from your favorite drug rep! You look so cute on the hobby horse! I had the same one as a kid! Looking forward to daily laughs in 2010...

Dr. Tonya said...

Happy Grumpiversary!!! As another said, I am not a frequent commenter but I do read your blog every single day and have read all of your posts and comments. Thanks to you, your staff, your family, and patients for providing me with giggles each and every day. Please keep writing! I LOVE your blog.

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmakuh and Happy New Year!

Morris said...

Congrats on the 1 year mark, Dr G.

"and the patients give me reasons too"
It'll be a *very* long time, then. We'll never run out of stupid...

Easily Lost said...

Congrats Dr. G!

The Evil Receptionist said...

Congrats! I just started reading your blog about a month ago--right after I left a pain management practice and moved to the somewhat saner world of internal medicine. Thank you for making me laugh everyday.

Miss Kismet said...

Happy Blogiversary Dr. G, and your staff as well...I feel like I "know" them through your writing. Can I send some cookies? :)

As one reader said above, I too check your posts on my iphone before getting out of bed. Grumpy junkies unite!

Lipstick said...

Happy blogiversary Dr. Grumpy! I never, ever miss a day. I do love, love your blog.

Jeni said...

I don't remember how I came to find your blog, but I sure am glad I did! Every occupation has its quirks, bad points -and thankfuly, yes usually some good ones too. But it's so nice, refreshing and fun to read your take on your patients, drug reps, other doctors and all. Rarely do you fail to entertain and often educate too in the process and there are some days when I really need to hear someone else be sarcastic, cynical and yet, happy too. Renews me, it does!
Have a great Holiday!

Mary K said...

Congrats Dr. Grumpy! You have no idea how much laughter you have provided and how much I appreciate your blog. Three of my friends are following you now also.

Congrats again on your one year anniversary!

Jen "Serietah" said...

Your blog is actually the only site besides worldofwarcraft.com that I have bookmarked on my ipod. I really enjoy your writing style. Thanks for taking time out of your life to share with us!

ACZ said...

To Quote Capt. Schmoe,

"No, THANK YOU Dr. Grumpy".

Hands down, your blog is my favorite of all of them out there.

Maha said...

Your blog is freaking hillarious! It gets me through some pretty hair raising shifts because I know that there are other shit magnets out there! A couple of the nurses and docs try to take out 20 minutes each shift to share in the funnies. Congrats on the anniversary :)

gunghonia said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary, Dr. Grumpy. It is a testament to you and your readers that I, in my short attention span for such things, continue to check back on a regular basis. You improve the quality of my craptacular cubicle more than you know. (No offense to my amazing boss, who I see on here in comments more often than I see her in person.)

sbux said...

Happy Anniversary!
I am a kind of new reader, stumbled across your blog just a week or so ago, but I read all entries and I am looking forward to many more!

Anonymous said...

There are two blogs I check every day - and yours is one. I like to laugh out loud, and it helps me see the ridiculous in my job and my patients. Thanks for sharing!

runti said...

Thanks bunches Dr. Grumpy!!! My day is not complete unless I catch up on all your craziness. And that bouncy horse...used to have one just like it, until the seat cracked, then the bouncing and rocking pulled that seat crack open just enough to pinch my @$$ something fierce then clamp back down on my shorts so I couldn't climb off. Mom found me still on the horse long after she called for dinner...I'd whimpered myself into a lather and lost my voice. Yeah, thanks for bringing back horrific childhood memories Dr. Grumpy! ;^)

Grumpy Fan(atic) said...

Like all the rest, I just love your blog, writing style, sense of humor, cynicism, and your unique spin on how to deal with people that have trouble gripping the obvious, and no common sense. As someone already stated, since there is no shortage of stupid, I look forward to reading your blog for YEARS to come! Thank you for everything!

Carolyn said...

Mary: Porsche!

Yesss!

Jaded Pharmacist said...

I didn't read through the previous comments (51 at the time), but I can bet I'm not the first to say THANK YOU for your stories and anecdotes. For me, they're a nice winddown at night after a long day of pushing pills.

Best wishes to you and the Grumpy family, and may 2010 bring you good stories, good times, and - of course - plenty of Diet Coke.

Jaded RPh

 
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