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Day 366 of 365 More.


Before I do anything else, I want to wish a happy birthday to my lovely fiancee, Stephanie. In many ways, 365 only exists because of Stephanie. We went on vacation for her birthday last year and while she was sleeping, I was in a hotel room with nothing to do but surf the internet. That’s when 365 was born. On her birthday. So Happy Birthday, Steph. I love you.

Next I would like to thank everyone who has made 365 a success. I am beside myself looking at all of the comments on my shot 365. As much as you all say I mean to you for starting this project, I have to say you mean the same to me. This is an incredibly difficult process to undergo, and I couldn’t do it without your support.

I especially want to thank everyone who stuffed money in my little Amazon tip jar. I felt silly even doing it, but people kept asking me, and I was astounded that i even made a dime. At ten dollars a pop, only 4990 more people need to donate and I really can be a full-time artist for the next year. As it is, though. Thank you, it does mean a lot. Maybe I’ll even pay a bill this month or something.

I thank everyone who supported me during that first year and I hope you’ll all continue with me during this next one. I mean, we’re starting out unemployed here, instead of it being an in progress development. We already know that I can post a pic every day for a year. But just think, this project could be interrupted by me starving to death on day 466 or something.

Isn’t that exciting.

Cheers to you all.

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45 comments for “8-12-07

  1. August 12, 2007 at 11:49 pm

    Cheers! May year #2 be greater than year #1! With that, instead of going to bed, I’m going to have a glass of wine with you!

    and Happy Birthday Steph!

    ps. I won’t let you starve! I’d send you a PB and Grape Jam sandwich first!

  2. August 13, 2007 at 12:01 am

    @lrayholly: ooh… you know how I love those. Thanks. 🙂 Hope the wine was good. I liked mine.

  3. August 13, 2007 at 12:15 am

    Happy birthday, Steph.

    I really like that this is a new set. New start and all that. Closure. Nice.

  4. August 13, 2007 at 12:19 am

    LOL. Happy Birthday Steph. Do keep him going!

  5. August 13, 2007 at 12:25 am

    Oh it’s very good! Decided it was worth another pic before midnight. My 365 was too sad today!

  6. August 13, 2007 at 12:25 am

    Cheers, Mav!
    And big birthday wishes to Steph!

  7. August 13, 2007 at 12:27 am

    I was waiting for this first shot of the next 365. Glad to see you continuing on. I hope you don’t starve to death… that would really bother my OCD side, the incomplete set and all. :oP

    Happy birthday to Steph as well!

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  8. August 13, 2007 at 12:31 am

    Sweet shot!
    WooHoo! Day 366!!
    And Happy Birthday to Stephanie!!

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  9. August 13, 2007 at 12:37 am

    Cheers! And happy birthday to Steph! And rock on with Year 2! I am close behind!

  10. August 13, 2007 at 1:25 am

    Happy Birthday, Steph!!

    Happy Birthday, 365 Days!!

    Niiiiiice depth shot, Mav!

    With your posting tomorrow (Monday), you will have the 365 Days pool consecutive-days streak free and clear. I posted my 366th, and that’s it for awhile. Break time.

    The next 365 days will bring you better fortunes, I’m sure of it. Cheers! [holds up bottle of Blue Moon]

  11. August 13, 2007 at 2:15 am

    wishing you and yours all the best.
    congrats again!

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  12. August 13, 2007 at 2:42 am

    Cheers Mav!

    And congrats Stephanie!

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  13. August 13, 2007 at 2:48 am

    To Year 2!!!

    Like Batman, you learned from Year One. Let’s see what ya got now.

  14. August 13, 2007 at 3:35 am

    I am glad that you are starting a second round of 365days. I saw many of your shots from the first year, but I didn’t really follow it, I more or less stumbled on them again and again. Now you are on my contact list and I can really see what you are going to do.

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  15. August 13, 2007 at 3:48 am

    Cheers Mav, Happy Birthday to both Steph and 365.

  16. August 13, 2007 at 3:50 am

    What a love story.. vacation, bored, dreams, newness of monster project..

    .. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Stephanie!!

    Cheers to ya!.. May the true dream job emerge from the pouring of yourself..godspeed…“““`waves…….

  17. August 13, 2007 at 4:12 am

    Cheers! *raises diet coke bottle* And Happy Birthday Steph!

  18. August 13, 2007 at 7:49 am

    Congrats Mav on starting over. Another full 365 eh? You’ll notice I never committed to another full run so someday soon you will see me take a break. Happy birthday Steph!

  19. August 13, 2007 at 8:36 am

    cheers dude – here’s to year 2

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  20. August 13, 2007 at 8:41 am


    I fell asleep last night before being able to raise a glass to you AND Steph. Happy Birthday dear woman….glad that you inspired Mav to do this project (along with thousands of others!) and I’m SO looking forward to seeing your year 2!

    AND Thanks for adding it to 365 MORE, I am still undecided if I will start IMMEDIATELY after 365 Days ends or wait a few weeks, days or months…we shall see.

  21. August 13, 2007 at 10:22 am

    @Princess Diablo: yeah, that was my feeling. I wanted to have the 365 set just sitting there at 365 photos so I could be like "and there it is" and be done with it. This is totally a fresh start kind of thing.

    @Sick Little Monkey: well, the awesome thing would be if I starved to death on the very last day, moments after posting the pic, a testament to my great legend… wouldn’t it?

    @phlewght: thanks for everything, george. I can’t wait til you come back.

    @[AJ]: well, I figure if someone is going to do it, it might as well be me, right? The crazy thing is unlike last time, I don’t have a whole bunch of back burner ideas to start with (I used almost all of them up last year) and there’s added pressure because right from day 1(well 366) I know the world is watching me. We’ll see how it goes.

    @pi c’s: yeah, I may be the only one who’s nuts. *shrug*

    To everyone else, thank you so much. And thank you for wishing Steph a happy birthday. Hopefully she’ll thank you all herself next time she logs in.

  22. August 13, 2007 at 10:50 am

    Thanks, everyone, for the birthday cheers!! And congrats to Mav!! (and btw, whoever said laziness doesn’t pay off??)

  23. August 13, 2007 at 10:54 am

    @beststephi: how does laziness pay off?

  24. August 13, 2007 at 10:57 am

    Me sleeping.

    So it pays off, but for other people 🙂

  25. August 13, 2007 at 11:30 am

    @beststephi: ah… so do you think you could slack me up a job? 🙂

  26. August 13, 2007 at 11:51 am

    You’re a legend. Someday, there will be a story about you on A&E. Keep up the good work!!!

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  27. August 13, 2007 at 11:54 am

    @Rockin’ Rob: ooh… that would be awesome. Thank you.

  28. August 13, 2007 at 9:59 pm

    Yahooo! You made it! Here’s to year TWO! I’m still undecided.

  29. August 13, 2007 at 10:07 pm

    this is great! I hope you are raking in the cash from folks. 🙂

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  30. August 13, 2007 at 10:20 pm

    @InsatiablySassy: Yep. I really never doubted my ability to finish after a couple weeks in. And I just kinda feel like I owe it to people watching me to do a year 2. Plus *I* want to see what I come up with as much as anyone.

    @lalalaa Dolce Vita: I wouldn’t sake raking in, but I did get some money. And that’s better than the none I had. I’m just really thankful to everyone. I didn’t expect any.

  31. August 13, 2007 at 11:07 pm

    great shot

  32. August 14, 2007 at 5:35 am

    Congrats and thanks for having the idea for the group 🙂

  33. August 14, 2007 at 9:27 am

    @[PhotoNerd] and @undersiege: thank you.

  34. August 14, 2007 at 9:29 am

    Cheers to Stephanie! and to you on the beginning of a new year!

  35. August 14, 2007 at 9:30 am

    @Travelinjim: thanks.

  36. August 14, 2007 at 11:43 am

    Wow! Cheers to you! Heres to your 2nd year. 🙂

  37. August 14, 2007 at 12:08 pm

    @practicalowl: thank you.

  38. August 14, 2007 at 12:17 pm

    Cheers to year 2 and Stephanie’s Birthday… may all your wishes come true!

    Edited to add: If it hadn’t been for you I wouldn’t have met your Mom 🙂

  39. August 14, 2007 at 1:01 pm

    @TXAlleKat: thank you. And yeah, I think she’s tons more popular than me at this point.

  40. August 15, 2007 at 5:56 pm

    no way, you’re giving it another go? i can totally see your point of view wanting to do another year but this is crazy!! hahaha, well i can’t wait to keep following your photos, chris :}

  41. August 15, 2007 at 7:52 pm

    @The Tidal Rabbit: I’m certainly going to give it a try. But honestly, its already harder this time around. It should be exciting.

  42. August 16, 2007 at 7:18 pm

    Man .. Thats an ace shot,,,

  43. August 16, 2007 at 8:19 pm

    @curlybyrne: thank you.

  44. August 16, 2007 at 9:16 pm

    Chris Maverick, We are Todd and Amy. We just found out about you. Happy Belated Birthday Stephanie.

    We have only just begun to look at your work and we wish to thank you for sharing with us.

    This picture of you, holding a half full wine glass of what looks like water, has the traditional "Cheers" look.
    I (Todd) see a hidden request for someone to change the water into…

  45. August 16, 2007 at 11:32 pm

    @MWCinCT: actually it’s Chablis. And thank you.

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