Monday, February 8, 2010

The Rainbow Chronicles are 1!

A year ago today, a young Hoosier girl sat in her kitchen ... and created a Blogger account.

A lot has changed since that first post—and a lot hasn't. I've rambled about my awesomely awkward adventures in Chicago, ranted about magical moments waiting tables, and shared my love of Patrick Swayze to the world. Err, the followers of this blog.

And since it's my blog's birthday, I thought I'd share some of my favorite posts from the last year. Some of these got a lot of comments, some of them got zero. But these are the ones that I either giggled to myself as I wrote them, cringed as I hit "Publish Post" (but then was glad I did), or breathed a sigh of relief after writing.

Et voila, my favorite Rainbow Chronicle moments:
Thursday, June 25, 2009: The New BK Blow Job! I Mean, Sandwich!
Because sometimes, sexism in advertising is just so ridiculous, it's funny.

•Monday, May 18, 2009: Countdown to Schwinn Breeze: 11 Days!
Best birthday present, ever. Now let’s just hope this summer, I’m brave enough to ride it more than 5 times in the city. Plus, this post has
Pee Wee’s Big Adventure clips. And what’s better than that? In fact, here’s another post about Patricia!

Thursday, July 2, 2009: The 4th of July Syndrome
One of my favorite pieces about my mom. When I reread it, I feel comforted and a little sad, all at once.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009: More Magical Moments Waiting Tables
Because this really encapsulates the awkward hilarity that can happen while waiting tables.

Thursday, July 30, 2009: Yet another example of why my pops is the SH*T
My father is the shit. I wrote about it.
•Monday, October 5, 2009: Mondays, Mums, and Mom
This post somehow sums up my frustrations with my job search, my restlessness to be doing something valuable with my life, my love for reading, and how much I miss my mom. Damn, that’s kinda too many topics for one little blog post. I feel a whole lot of feelings. 

Geez. I swear, I didn't just look at the July archive when selecting these. These really are my favorites.

So, what do you think? What were your favorite moments at the Rainbow Chronicles? Tell me about it!

I'd also like to give a shout out to my most faithful follower and commenter: my big brother Jay. You know how I said my dad is the shit? Well, oddly enough, my brother is too.

Now, I know all three of you who voted for Swazye Fest as part of the bday bash will be crying yourselves to sleep if I don't leave you with this:

Oh, Patrick! SWOON! (You're welcome.)

It's been a good year, I think. Please, stick around for another one. I promise you won't regret it.

Alison (AKA "alisoncomposes")


  1. For the sophomore year of the chronicles, I request all Swayze clips be from the Outsiders, Roadhouse, Red Dawn, or Donnie Darko.

    Keep up the good work! You edged out TNC and Videogum for the highest percentage of posts read in my RSS feed last year. Congratulations!

  2. Ali, I so enjoy reading your blog. It's great to reminisce with you and share some laughs and a few tears. We've come a long way from home, and you've come so far with your literary talent. I know a great opportunity is just waiting for you. And I'll be the "little person" ready to share in your success.
    Thanks for the Swayze clip. I remember our North and South addiction in Jr. High. At your service, sir! ;)

  3. I totally had forgotten he was in Donnie Darko. Wow...

    Why are you wearing that human suit?

  4. "I have a new friend."

    "Real or imaginary?"

    LOVE Donnie Darko's friend Frank. :)