Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Guess what time I had to be at work this morning? 7:00 AM! We're having a special breakfast in our building for an organization that is honoring local students, so our staff is hosting the group. As I understand it, my high-profile, vital role in this endeavor is to re-fill coffee. I think I can do that, but I'll probably need to guzzle a carafe myself to make me coherent that early. Don't worry; I'll wipe my lipstick off the spout, of course.
And now it is with great wonder and happiness that I announce to you that I have marked my 100,000th visitor to this blog! Woo to the Hoo!
~I have 863 posts that began, I believe, in October 2005, the same time I started writing a monthly column for our newspaper. (I'm not sure because somewhere in my first year, I got a new look or switched something or other that lost some pertinent info.) Now, the deflating truth is, as I researched other blogs who hit 100,000, I saw one person who said, "in 9 months!" It took me 3 years. So what. I bet Clinton Kelly never emailed you, Mrs. 9 months.
~Do not be impressed about the newspaper column. It is stuck on the "religion" page where I'm sure only "religious" people read it. And sometimes I have to tell my mom it's actually in there. And sometimes I have to explain to her what I really meant to say, which is not too ego-boosting when I think other people may be out there going, "Melvin, what does this woman mean by 'boat-load of laundry' and what's that got to do with my Lord Jesus?" And sometimes I have to make my own family read it. It's like a punishment to them, like I'm making them sit and listen to me sing all of the verses of "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald." Even Jorge.
~I looked back at my first two comments, and they were both from males from whom I've never heard since. Story of my life.
~My first on-line friend I met through blogging is Susanne of Living to Tell the Story. She is Canadian, a great cook, and a reading addict. I sent her a little something this week because I love her even though I've never met her. Thank you for being my first blogging friend, Susanne! Now, see, if "Harry" and "Larry," my first commenters had stuck with me, I would have sent them gifts this week, but no--they ditched me. Too bad for them.
~The posts which have received the most comments (besides carnivals) are the one about musicals, "Can I Get a Napkin, Please?" and ... the one where I asked for your opinions about which wallpaper to choose for my kitchen, which got 5 more comments than the musical post. This tells me that my readers A) Are trying to evangelize me into accepting, yea, even loving musicals and B) Are really into wallpaper. So when my comments drop off, I'm going title the next post, "WALLPAPER MAKES ME SING!!!" and reel you all back in. You're like putty in my hands since I know you lurrrve wallpaper. [sinister laugh].
~My 100,000th visitor is: April in Connecticut, and no, that's not the name of a musical, even though it sure sounds like it. I cannot link you to April because she does not have a blog. I'm working on her about that!
When I emailed April to confirm that she was #100,000, here's what she said, "Wow!! 100,000 visitors!! That's awesome! And I'm quite proud to be the one that did it. I *almost* didn't check my Google reader before going out to do some things, but I said "Oh, I'll just check a couple...". Of course you know that turned into reading 10 before I snapped out of it! LOL Well, I'm so glad you came to your senses, April, and came to see me. I am sending April a little gift as a token of my appreciation, but I am not sending one to Harry or Larry.
So that's my 864th post. I know I said I was going to give you my interpretation of political jargon through the mom-lens today, but this ran too long, so I'll save that for tomorrow.
And speaking of "I See What You're Saying," (?) do you realize, we are ONE WEEK away?? Get to taping yourself--maybe you could do a musical ode to wallpaper!