As you know, it’s a very special day today. Yes, I’m sure it’s marked on all of your calendars. December 24th every year is Evil Squirrel’s Nest’s “blogaversary” as they like to call it, and 2016 marks our 5th birthday here on WordPress! Wow… five years I’ve kept this silliness up! Who’d have guessed what started out as a lame attempt to promote my line of shitty Cafepress merchandise would have ended up becoming the epicenter of fucked up humor that has entertained the small crowd of masses who have followed me in that time?
Since that special day fell on Saturday this year, I thought it might be neat to dig way back into my archives and find the very first squirrel photo I took after starting this blog up on Christmas Eve 2011. I was a bit disappointed to find out that I apparently wasn’t much into taking squirrel photos during the entire first half of 2012. This may have had something to do with it, but then came the miserable drought and heat wave that lasted the entire summer that kept the critters confined to the shade most of the day.
This photo you see above of what looks like a black squirrel (but I assure you is just a regular grey in a patch of shade) sitting on my neighbor’s fence bordering the ditch was my first post-blog squirrel picture. The data stored in the photo says it was taken just before 7 AM on July 27, 2012… a day when it got up to a mere 100 degrees, which trust me, was practically frigid that summer.
I’m a bit surprised I hadn’t used that particular squirrel photo on my blog before, but since it predates the start of my Saturday series by a couple months, I guess I just never dug back far enough to retrieve it. But I’m glad I had it free for the occasion… and here’s to five more years of cute squirrels and lame attempts at twisted humor at The Nest. Now officially in our sixth year of service to you, the reader!
Have a great holiday weekend everyone!