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M is for Milestone

Hide & Seek… 997 … 998 … 999 … 1,000! Ready or not, here I come!

Hey, where did everyone go? You mean I’ve been all by myself this whole time? Wow. Who knew?

Yes, I’m as subtle as always. No doubt you can tell by now: This is my 1,000th blog post!

Yeah! Exciting, isn’t it? “M” is the Roman numeral for 1,000. I get it. Clever. Mildly. Erm, whatever. Okay, now what?

Humans sure do love counting things, don’t they? 1,000 posts? That’s almost as interesting as how many rotations around the sun you’ve lived.
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Something odd has happened. Two nights ago this humble little blog hit the 1,000 comments mark. I think it is somewhat fitting that Jane at the They Call Me Jane blog made the 1k comment since I first heard about this milestone from her. She recently did a blog post about her 1,000th comment, too. Of course, she reached that milestone in less than 100 posts. It took me about 213!  If we do the math on that (and I do love math) it should be obvious that her rate of comments per post is about twice as much as mine. I guess that means I’m half the man she is, or something like that. 🙂

1,000 comments is something of a misnomer, though, since WordPress includes my comments in that total, too. Oh bother.

I started this blog for reasons unknown back in September 2009. I have to say the very best part has been getting to know some fellow WordPress bloggers. Reading the news is nice, but it gets monotonous and has an element of “sameness” to it. Hitting the “Blog Surfer” function and finding out what regular people have to say is far more exciting. It’s something I look forward to every single day.

So I’d like to give some quick shouts to some people who were notable in helping me reach this little 1k milestone and are also some of my favorite real blogs to visit (presented in no particular order):

If I left anyone off the list, I’m sorry. Don’t worry, I love you, too. 🙂

Midday post of miscellany

Just some random what nots:

  • The last day I missed a post was Monday, October 5, 2009. That means it is now 113 days of consecutive blogging and counting! Eat that, NaBloPoMo.
  • The blog is now eight comments away from the “1,000 comments” achievement. Who will be the one to pop my 1k cherry?
  • Last night Mrs. Abyss laughed her ass off. Longer and harder than any time I can think of in recent memory. (Too bad for her she has a cold and a little rattle in her chest and all that laughter choked her good!) She came home from work and found that I had purchased haircut clippers and had buzzed my head good. I figured it would be a good cost-cutting move since haircuts cost me $22 each and the clippers were a one-time investment of only $10.50.
  • In my latest move of craziness I decided to forgo the gasoline-powered internal combustion engine this morning and I walked my ass to work. (It’s only two miles.) There is something exhilarating about getting from point A to point B under your own head of steam. The trick now is to see how long I can keep this up and what effect it might have on me. Thanks to the WordPress “schedule post” feature I’ll still be able to blog while I’m hoofin’ it across town later this afternoon.
  • There have been four cans of energy drinks in our fridge during the last 24 hours. The gerbil herd may be getting ready to stampede. Our scientists are carefully observing – from a safe distance.

Have a great day, all!