200 Big Ones!

Holy champagne corks and party streamers! Amazing you is reading SCENIC WRITER SHACK‘S 200th post!

Five and a bit years is how long it’s taken to notch up that double century. Time flies when you’re having pun.

The Queen, Prince Charles, and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison are among the dignitaries who have joined in congratulating Scenic Writer’s Shack in the past on various mini-milestones.

This time, it was the turn of no less a dignitary than Gene Simmons, the soon-to-be-Brisbane-bound bass guitarist of legendary rock group KISS.

The following bro-hug email from him landed in SWS‘s inbox early yesterday morning –

Dear Glen,

Forgive me but I am not my usual foul mood self this morning. The current tour is blasting with both barrels, our latest song ANYTHING WITH A PULSE isn’t for a change being totally ignored by radio land, partner-in-crime Paul Stanley has just decided on a new choice of lip gloss – so he’s happy – and I’ve just gotten wind of the news our good friends at SCENIC WRITER’S SHACK have notched their own bit of history.

200 big ones eh! Our first year as a band was 1974 – I know I don’t have to tell you that – so KISS knows a thing or two about longevity as well. Kudos to you, royal cousin, for holding stage for that long and in the spiffy way you’ve pulled it off. Guess you’ll be staging one of those masked ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ parties to celebrate, right? Well, that’s what me and the boys would have done – at least, back in the day… like, before we were married and all…).

Here’s to you and your continued success in the future.

Rock on, fare thee well and see you in ‘Brizzy’ (is that how you say it?) in September.

P.s. If you open the attachment, big fella, there’s a nice little surprise courtesy of the rock Gods’ waiting for you.

OH – MY – GOSH! Not just a super nice email from friendly, fire-breathing Gene but then going one step further and throwing in a couple of those backstage passes to boot! What can I say other than “It’s nice to have friends in high places”. SCENIC WRITER’S SHACK is so grateful.

Before we bring the curtain down on this whole joy-fest milestone, it’s customary, on occasions such as this, to look back and reflect; ‘smelling the roses’ as it were. Yay! I get to be my own historian.

Here’s a re-heated serving of a glorious blast-from-the-past post from each of the last five years –

The feel great story of that year. Want fries with that? We got a whole lot more. (HERE)

Ok, so this attempted prank on the upstanding folk at Oxley Golf Club didn’t go exactly according to plan. But that didn’t stop some right ‘ol shenanigans going down on the 13th hole anyway. (HERE)

Yep, him and I go way back. Like, waaaaay back. So why not write a blog post about it? (HERE)

How sweet it was! We’ve all had one. It was finally time to bring mine back to life. Thanks to author Stacey Bryan for giving this post numerous airings, including HERE.

I am fist pumping strenuously for the fact that the latest Maccas ad on Australian television features the song I WAS MADE FOR LOVIN’ YOU by my, what I can now confidently refer to as, ‘good mates’ from the one and only KISS. Here’s another ad that uses the same song…

Click HERE to get happy.

11 thoughts on “200 Big Ones!

  1. You’ve been busy! You put me to shame. I just realized I didn’t even post anything for March !!!
    No wonder I’m well short of 200, lol.
    But thanks for the shout-out!!
    I remember most of the above posts–if not all. Here’s to keeping that wit and creativity going for many more years/posts to come. I’ve been enlightened AND entertained…and what else does one need?

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    • I was about to write “I couldn’t have done it without you Stacey” but I guess I could have, so that wouldn’t be 100% true. What I WOULD say is it would have been so much less an experience without you along for the ride.

      Thankyou seems too insignificant a word for all your incredible support, reading and commenting over the last five years. So instead I will offer a thousand thankyou’s for absolutely everything you’ve contributed over that time. I’ve said it before – I am so lucky to be on your blog reading list and anyone else who has you as a reader should feel – and no doubt does feel – the same way.

      And the ultimate compliment from you? The fact you remember all five of those retro posts!

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  2. PS: The I love Words image to the right here…just noticed it a few weeks ago and I stare at it with my mouth hanging open every time, unable to look away, lol………!! Sooooo creepy!

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  3. Gosh!
    Someone’s actually noticed the sidebanners!
    These aren’t visible when viewing the site on a mobile phone so I know you’re viewing it on a PC – which allows the full ‘Shack’ experience. lol
    Thankyou again so much Stacey.

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  4. Good on ya Glen. It’s never easy to put yourself out their for others to view your writing and make judgement but you’ve managed to do it well and with great variety. What’s next, possibly a book lol.
    Nah, I remember you saying that would be a nightmare!!

    PS – That post about Maccas takes me back because it gave me a good chuckle.

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