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My Fanniversary (10 years!)

Discussion in 'Friends and Family' started by Beauregard, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    So....10 years ago today (16th April, 2002) was the day I joined MC officially as Beauregard!

    It may honestly have been the single best decision of my life.

    From that day, I grew my sense of humor, my sense of self-worth, my imagination, my belief in others and in myself, became aware of my uniqueness and laughed at least once every day...

    Thank you so much to everyone who has always made this place the place it was then, the place it has been, the place it is now and the place it will be.

    Love!

    Bea:zany:{Matt B Regard}regard
    heralde, newsmanfan, Cindy and 3 others like this.
  2. TogetherAgain

    TogetherAgain Well-Known Member

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY, BEAUREGARD!

    I think it's very appropriate for me to celebrate the anniversary of our dear Beauregard joining MC, since he was a big part of the reason I joined. Actually, he was part of TWO of the reasons I joined--for his participation in that one thread where a bunch of people hijacked the EM bus and stole Muppets and all sorts of wonderful muffiny shenanigans... and for that fanfic he kept forgetting existed. I had to join so I could nag him to write.

    And if I hadn't joined, I wouldn't have started writing fanfic, and wouldn't have figured out that hey, writing really is what I want to do with my life. Not to mention that I wouldn't have made some of the greatest friends I've ever had, including... BEAUREGARD! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

    <Throws confetti>
  3. minidoozer

    minidoozer Member

    Dear Matthew,
    I'd like to propose a toast! If it hadn't been for you, my life would have been so very different and so very much less interesting (the same can be said for the life of a certain someone else). I wasn't there when you joined MC but I remember the first time we "met". Oh, the joyous and completely irrelevant conversation we had about Star Wars! Can I just say that you're probably one of the best things to ever happen, to MC and to us who are lucky enough to call you our friend!
    To Mat B Regard! *cheers*
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  4. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    YUM! *eats the toast*
  5. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Active Member

    Congrats, man. You've always been an inspiration and good friend. Happy one-oh!
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  6. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Thanks 'son'. I was thinking about that piece of artwork you once did with the top 100 (or more?) posters from MC on it at the time. I can still look at it and have memories connected to almost all of them!!!
  7. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Okay, bucko, here's the thing. I've known you for seven years now and I'm sick and tired of putting on this act and doing this pretending and carrying on. I think, after TEN YEARS of you being here, it's about time I revealed how I truly feel.

    About seven years ago (nearly EIGHT... goodness), I had just joined up on this fair forum, and I had no idea what was what or where to begin. Then I found Beauregard (or more likely, he found me), this mystical, historic figurehead of Muppet Central. His trademark Beau-face avatar and his always-witty posts and signatures made him so much more than just some other member to me... he was THE member to me. Anyway, we got to talking a bit and somehow he wrangled me into the crazy world that was The Moppet Family... and the rest is history. Thanks to Beau, I found out that I could be funny through my writing, that I could make wonderful friends on a website, and that being a Muppet fan could actually mean something. Lisa mentioned this earlier... but I have to reiterate it, because it's just as true for me: Beauregard is the reason I stayed and still remain a Muppet fan.

    He doesn't do it on purpose (I don't think... I can't imagine that he plans any of this out), he doesn't flaunt it, but Beau inspires people and reminds people why the Muppets are so great. He's always hilarious, sometimes somber, wonderfully thoughtful, incredibly smart, and one of the wittiest people I know. He's dedicated so much time, energy, and passion to this site, that it inspires other people to dedicate time, energy, and passion to this site. He has made so many wonderful friends over this decade-long history of forum fandom... and I am so honored and proud to be among them.

    I've never met Beauregard in person (but I have met Dave Goelz in person... which somehow adds up maybe [but probably not]), but he's been the most consistent and entertaining idol, mentor, and friend that a Muppet fan could have. Plus, he's British, so that's always nice.

    We may disagree on the appropriate sugar content of tea, or the quality of Glee, or who actually made out with that cow at DanDanStrawberry's wedding that one time... but Beauregard is my friend. One I treasure and still admire and respect... and one that I will meet someday, darn it!!

    Congratulations on 10 fabulously Muppetational years, Beau. Thank you for everything!
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  8. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    What are we going to do to celebrate :oops: being here at MC for ten full years now? *Thinks...
    :o Need help?
    Yeah... Bring in the vikings and the marching accountants, don't forget about the whoopee cushions. And launch the penguins!
    :) Oh, so they do have something silly planned.

    :crazy: explodes fireworks.

    Yay for Bo! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
    Bo was one of the founders for a bunch of the threads we older members remember fondly. Without him we wouldn't have had MopFam or that very first vacation to Disneyworld, outstanding warrants for hotwiring the EM bus to reclaim the Muppet puppets, a Dark Universe where :concern: and :mad: somewhat ended up together, and other things I can't remember now like the soggy popcorn or iced tea.
    So again, yay for Bo!
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  9. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Wikipedia says the traditional anniversary gift for ten years is something made out of tin or aluminum, so I present you with a tin bucket to go with the mop in your avatar. Congratulations and salutations!
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  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Now if only we can get him to stick around like the way he used to.

    And I'm not talking about using that yellowish goo he served for lunch everyday as a glue substitute.
  11. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Must add my muffins and confetti to the celebration as well - I'm another person who probably wouldn't have stuck around here as long without Beauregard. I don't even remember when we started interacting on the forum but I do remember the moment and being like "wow...Beauregard is talking to ME??" Through fan fics and Mop Fam and the Dorms and SWAEHB and gosh knows what else we got to know each other and I don't remember NOT knowing you at this point. Beau you are such a gift to the Muppet fan community and you are a gift of a friend to me, I'm so proud and happy to call you friend and I wish you the happiest of happy fan-i-versarys! :)
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  12. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    10th Anniversary? Wow, I'm not even at my first!
    Happy Fanniversary Beau!
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  13. Ozymandias

    Ozymandias Well-Known Member

    Hurrah for Beauregard and his 10 wonderful, Muppety years at MC! Here's to the next ten years! *cheers* :D
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  14. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Would you look at this? Toga, Davo, Prawnie, Beth, all these old-timers turning out for Beau's anniversary... now why can't you guys stick around and make MC feel like the old days?
    Muppet fan 123 and Beauregard like this.
  15. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

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    Hurrah to ten years from one of the finest authors on here! Yaayyyyy!!! :)

    :sleep: Author! Author!
    :boo: I thought his name was Matt?
    :sleep: Yeah, but yelling "matt, matt" sounds like an infomercial!
    :boo: What about Beau, then?
    :sleep: If YOU have a beau, I don't wanna know about it! At your age, you should be ashamed of yourself!

    ---------------
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  16. Teheheman

    Teheheman Well-Known Member

    Congrats Beau, one of the greats on this forum, for lasting on this thing for a decade of dedication. There should be a medal for people like you in the shape of an X or something.

    Daniel
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  17. LinkiePie<3

    LinkiePie<3 Well-Known Member

    *huggles* Happy Anniversary, Bo. :oops:
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  18. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    Yahoo!!!!! (no, not the search engine) Happy anniversary 5 days late, Beau!

    Awesome, a tin bucket made of aluminum! Next we'll have plastic buckets that are made out of iron.
  19. Gonzo's Hobbit

    Gonzo's Hobbit Well-Known Member

    Happy Aniversary Beau! (sorry this is so late) I remember when I first joined the board I fell in love with your fanfiction. You're always so fun to see around the oard, I think it's mostly because you don't seem as uptight as other people. Glad you decided to join the board all those years ago.


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