Tuesday, March 29, 2011

100 Posts! And a New Name!

Well, despite our silence for all of last week, we have reached a blogging milestone: this is officially our 100th post! So thank you, dear readers, for sticking around even when we fall off the face of the earth for a bit. We're hoping that last week's insanity in our lives will be an anomaly, and we'll be around more to give you a little somethin' to read.

In celebration of actually sticking with this blog thing, we have a super-duper exciting announcement: we're changing our name. No, not our real names--we already did that. We're changing the blog's name. We finally admitted to ourselves that "Adventures of Two Midwestern East Coast Liberals" was about the most ridiculously long-winded blog title on earth. It seemed cute to me when I first came up with it as "Adventures of a Midwestern East Coast Liberal", but somehow the pluralization of it when Carrie came on board just made it feel even longer. It's time for a change. Fear not, we will still regale you with tales of our adventures. There are still two of us. We are still from the Midwest and live on the East Coast. And despite the best efforts of one family member, we are still liberals. 

So what's the new name, you ask? (Okay, maybe you don't ask cuz it's staring at you from the top of the page, but humor me here.) Our blog is now called "And the Next Day". 

The new title is actually a reference to our wedding vows. We wrote our own vows for our ceremony; I read them first and then Carrie read them. At the end she said, "And when I wake up tomorrow, I will promise this all again." I replied, "So will I.  And the next day.  And the next, each day choosing us again." It was really important to us that these aren't promises we're making to each other once. They are promises that we make to each other constantly, choosing one another and our relationship every day. 

Now that the wedding is over (we're still contemplating a recap series though--despite it being several months ago. Any interest, dear readers?), I feel like it's a particularly appropriate title. The wedding is over, we're together for ever and ever and the next day after that. And also, let's be honest, some of our posts are a little "We did blah blah blah and the next day we did blah blah blah." So, all around appropriate!

What do you think? And more importantly, what do you think of this winter that just. won't. end? I got all excited when it got warm earlier, but that seems to have come and gone. Please come back, spring?! Please?!


  1. I seem to have fallen off in my commenting duties. I don't know maybe something was going on that I was focusing on? In any case, interesting new name, although I think the old one was fine too. Now you just need to advertise by commenting on other people's blogs and get more readers than me (and mom and the other Jen)(and that conservative one).

  2. I read regularly too! I like the new name (and the story about your vows).

  3. Oh! more commentators! Fun!

  4. @J - You're definitely our most faithful commenter, and we appreciate that! But we do have a few other readers :)
    @Shan - Thanks! I read your blog too, although you seem to have an issue with comments...?

  5. @J, haha, I'm pretty sure we have a few other readers floating around out there besides the ones related to us! Or at least that's what the blog stats tell us, and everyone knows numbers don't lie!

  6. I like the idea of revisiting the wedding! I drool over all wedding pictures and the inside story! I'd love to hear more about it.