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Another Crazy Pointless Milestone Reached

Posted on | October 29, 2008 at 7:05 am | 12 Comments

Pop!Woo hoo! Today marks one complete year of daily blog postings by yours truly. I’m not sure why I set this goal for myself, but I did, and I achieved it. So pop the bubbly and party it up! I’ve posted an entry every day since Oct 30th 2007, even while I was on vacation. And since 2008 is a leap year, that’s actually 366 consecutive posts, not just 365.

Fade to BlackSo what am I going to do to celebrate, while you’re downing the Sparkling Wine? I’m taking time off, of course! For a long time now, I’ve wondered what it would be like to go through life without writing something every day and without analyzing every aspect of my experiences for blog fodder. Maybe I can just enjoy the oddness of something without remarking on it or taking a picture of it? Maybe I won’t get as upset when I’m not always trying to turn life’s little annoyances into Pet Peeves of the Day? Maybe I’ll actually have a little extra time to get some other things done that I’ve been meaning to do? Or maybe I’ll just be extra lazy? Who knows? Maybe I’ll get so giddy from the freedom that I’ll never want to don those blogging chains again. But I doubt it.

My current plan is to take just a week off, so I should return on Thursday, Nov 6th. Will I resume daily blogging after that? I don’t know. As I’ve said before, if I get off pattern it’s really hard for me to get back on.

Oh, and that should give you all plenty of time to divine the mystery of last Friday’s post, which is still unsolved at this point.

If you really, really must know what I’m up to during the forthcoming week, check out my Twitter feed. (For those of you reading this by RSS, the Twitter feed is also displayed over on the left hand side of the blog.)

And no, I’m not taking a trip!

So, I’ll see you in a week. Unless something interesting happens in the meantime that I must comment on. Isn’t there a holiday in a day or two? And an election or something next week?


Half-Naked Dancing GuyPet Peeve of the Day: Shirtless, sunglasses-wearing guys in shorts with shopping carts dancing in busy intersections in the middle of the day.

Happy Thing of the Day: Cloris is gone at last!!

Scary Search Term Of The Day That Led To This Blog: “snake found in cilantro”.


12 Responses to “Another Crazy Pointless Milestone Reached”

  1. InfK
    October 30th, 2008 @ 7:19 am

    Not to worry – events will cease to occur during your hiatus, and whole banks of backbone servers will finally be able to shut down for some much-needed maintenance.

    I’ll continue posting comments, however, to randomly-selected past blog entries, just so I don’t get out of practise.

  2. yellojkt
    October 31st, 2008 @ 3:15 pm

    That’s a pretty impressive achievement.

    I’ve tried blogging every day, but I missed a few. Most recently, last Saturday. Que sara sara.

  3. InfK
    October 31st, 2008 @ 5:15 pm

    As a tribute to accomplishments throughout history, I’ve decided I’ll continue to post random, quasi-topical comments to this blog periodically during this period of downtime, in response to what I imagine your posts would have been during a normal week.

    Today: If you look online, you can probably find a comparison-shopping site and get that washing machine fixed cheaper than just calling the first guy in the phone book.

  4. InfK
    November 1st, 2008 @ 8:11 am

    Hey, Flasshe, today’s imaginary post was perhaps your funniest yet!

    Sorry to hear what happened to your garage, but I’m sure N will help clean it up if you ask nicely.

  5. 2fs
    November 1st, 2008 @ 10:15 am

    Second the sympathy on the garage thing – but damn – who would ever have expected a kangaroo in Colorado? Much less an enraged one with a stick of dynamite in its pouch…

  6. Flasshe
    November 1st, 2008 @ 11:41 am

    The kids do have pretty elaborate Halloween costumes these days!

  7. InfK
    November 2nd, 2008 @ 7:34 am

    Whoa, that Asian friend you wrote about today sure sounds like quite a character! Here’s another article I found about him: http://www.news.com.au/technology/story/0,25642,24576437-5014239,00.html

  8. yellojkt
    November 2nd, 2008 @ 10:09 pm

    You really did take a few days. You are a man of your word.

  9. Flasshe
    November 3rd, 2008 @ 12:15 am

    You really did take a few days. You are a man of your word.

    Yeah, and it feels really good. I could get used to this…

  10. InfK
    November 3rd, 2008 @ 7:03 pm

    Enough with the list humor already, today’s imaginary posting is like your fourth one in the space of a month!

  11. InfK
    November 4th, 2008 @ 6:29 pm

    OK, since you asked, here’s MY pet peeve of the day – CNN’s journalistic sensibilities hit bottom years ago but still keep digging. Witness, Wolf Blitzer getting on-the-spot news from Princess Frickin’ Leia:

  12. InfK
    November 6th, 2008 @ 7:15 am

    Hey, did you notice, every title in your “Songs on the iPod while Jogging” list is an anagram of the name of a famous Russian novelist?

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