365: Alright, here’s your chance. Let it all out. What has it been like?
Christina: I now know what it feels like to have children.
Marcie: Ummm, I don’t know. It is like Groundhog Day, but the part when Bill Murray figures it all out and starts to have a good time.
Christina: I thought Bill Murray died in the movie. He died of writer’s block.
Marcie: Noooo he falls in love and lives happily ever after.
Christina: Sorry, I was thinking of Capote. Well, I now know every thought Tanya has had for the last 358 days. It was like being inside her head, minus the Being John Malkovitch coolness of it.
Christina: I mean that in the most loving and thoughtful way.
365: Are you saying I die at the end? This is terrible.
Christina: You may die at the end of this blog.
Marcie: I think I will miss you frantically begging us for ideas and then ignoring every one we came up with. That was fun!
Christina: I’m with Marcie. We had some good ideas that were ignored.
365: Hey, Christina, you got plenty of air time!
Christina: Not nearly enough for my ego.
Teresa: I got NO air time. In fact, I think you've totally missed out on all my news this past year. I feel like a middle child. Completely ignored.
365: THERE she is! Was wondering when you'd join the party. FYI, I’m a middle child, so now you know why I needed a blog.
Teresa: That was very Machiavellian.
Christina: Did you learn that word tonight?
Teresa: I’m very clever. You didn’t know?
365: Let’s stay on topic, folks! What else?
Marcie: How about having to get you home by 10:00p.m. for the past 358 days just so you could post before midnight.
Teresa: Seriously. I used to like Cinderella.
365: And then you’d read what I came up with and think to yourself, “We rushed her home for that?”
Teresa: Not really. It wasn’t so disappointing, it just wasn’t news. We were part of the brainstorming process so no surprises for us.
Christina: I can't believe you never used Western Standard time.
365: That would be cheating. Did I ever surprise you? Did I ever write a post that made you learn something new about me?
Teresa: There were many times I wondered where your imagination came from. Especially your fictional dialogue pieces. Those were most surprising.
Marcie: I can’t pinpoint something right now, but I loved the posts with your niece. I think it showed a tender side of you that might not always be evident.
Christina: I learnt a lot about your family.
365: Well, I would like to officially apologize for discussing this blog at length one too many times. And I’m sorry if I stole some jokes.
Teresa: It’s OK, you had no choice.
Marcie: We knew this about you way before the blog!
365: I knew you’d understand.
Marcie: I was surprised at how much your readers loved those blinking dialogues. I loved them too, they were a big hit!
365: Yeah, the Conversations With My Cursor did well, surprisingly. OK last question: What is your pick for fave post?
Teresa: Ouff, that’s hard! The Architect was a memorable one.
Marcie: It really is difficult, I mean I am your niece’s fan for life.
Christina: Yeah, she hit it home. She made me feel bad for being single. And she’s not even my family. Maybe she has a future in blogging?
Teresa: I guess I’m happy the Internet dwellers got to know my friend a little better. In hindsight, being a middle child for a year was worth that sacrifice.
Marcie: I would just like to say, when you are on Jimmy Kimmel, I would like to be your date. And I would like Penelope Cruz to play me in the TV movie of your life.
365: Right. Noted. Thanks buddies. For everything.
(cue the music...you knew it was coming...)