Mar 27

Happy 5th Birthday!

Posted by Matty

Nanc and I noticed that a notable birthday recently passed. In March of 2003, was born.


We picked the name ‘toysaregoodfood’ after hours of domain searching. Once you realize that every single possible domain name that you want has been taken, you get a little punch-drunk. It still doesn’t make any sense, but I can’t imagine the name being anything else.

Indulge me in a quick look back. Way back in 2003, the website was coded by hand in Notepad. (Uphill both ways. Without any shoes.) Sure, it put hair on our collective chests, but we now both have a healthy respect and understanding of HTML to fall back on when we need it.

Nanc started knitting in 2003. Wanna see a lost picture of her very first yarn ‘stache? Check the gallery. I’ve also included a picture of her first knitted item, a Gryffindor scarf.

Some of the articles that we first posted on that yellow, brown, and blue website in 2003 are still very popular. Several people (including Nanc’s brother Craig) consult with ‘The General’ before making any major decisions. Nancy wrote about her sewing table, which still gets a boggling amount of web traffic. I wrote a piece on a weird amusement park in my home town that still gets hundreds of hits every week.

I would also be neglectful if I didn’t mention another 2003 event. That was the year that Rachel and Jason got married. We did our part by providing a couple of PEZ to mark the occasion.

Happy 5th toysaregoodfood. I hope we’re still neglecting you, and occasionally updating you in 2013!

Birthday cake photo source: Wilson-Fam under the Creative Commons license.

9 Responses to “Happy 5th Birthday!”

  1. P-la Says:

    Ah, the memories! Personally, I miss the fish cam. I raise my almost empty coke can in salute to more years to come!

    (NanC, I admit it, I laughed at your yarn stash photo)

  2. nanc Says:

    Wow! That takes me back. Five years, eh? Does that mean we’re vested? (Quoted from one of the most loving, yet unromantic anniversary cards from Bonez to me.)

    And, yeah, I laugh at that “stash” too. The majority of that yarn was acrylic from my grandmother’s stash and has since been donated to the women’s prison.

    Happy belated bloggiversary, TAGF!

  3. Rachel Says:

    Wow! Happy birthday TAGF. The gold, brown, and blue years, those were heady days, heady indeed.

    PS: Nanc yoour stash then is huge compared to my stash now. Take comfort in that.

  4. Rachel Says:

    wait…I just realized that means this year will be our 5th wedding anniversary. wow. luckily we still have cool pez dispensers with which to celebrate.

  5. Tammy Says:

    Happy 5th B-Day to TAGF!
    How funny that you would post this on Andrew’s 10th birthday!!

  6. mk Says:

    Happy Bloggiversary!

  7. Jen da purse Ho Says:

    HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!!! 🙂 5 years huh? shoot….. 🙂

  8. aubyn Says:

    happy 5 years. i hope for another fun and great time eating toys.

  9. Petra Says:

    Happy Bloggiversary! I raise my glass to another 25 years of TAGF!

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