This entry marks my 200th consecutive blog post. Yes, what began as a simple travel journal over four years ago has flourished into this unduly verbose everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-me-and-then-some collection of thoughts, essays, rants, and pictures of my dogs. And, over the course of those 4+ years, this blog has become a typical part of my daily routine, as customary as eating, showering, and getting annoyed with someone over some perceived slight.
So what’s the deal? How do I do it? What drives me to write a (debatably) semi-interesting post ever twenty-four hours or so? Well, there’s the fact that I make my living as a writer and this blog affords me the opportunity to hone my craft. And there’s the loyal readership I’ve built that has come to depend on my incoherent movie reviews, suspect food photography, and rants on the sheer impossibility of eating a mango. And there’s this blog’s ability to update friends and family on what I’ve been up to of late, obviating the need for me to pick up the phone and tell them myself – or be drawn into idle conversation. And, most important of all, it just helps to be somewhat obsessive-compulsive.
Coincidentally, this blog shares a birthday with Akemi. Tonight, we celebrate both in fine style with dinner, chocolate, and the latest episode of Survivor. Romantic, no? How are the rest of you celebrating?
So, looking back over these 2000th posts, is there one that stands out? This one – May 12, 2011: Stargate: Universe, Beyond Season 2! What Might Have Been!? This one – September 30, 2008: An AU Season 6!? This one – June 12, 2011: Bubba update! Ivon Bartok hits Banff! Woofstock! Pugs eating ice cream! Mailbag!? Or this one – December 26, 2006? Do tell.
Thanks to the gang at WordPress for offering up such a great venue, to all of you out there who have taken the time to read these endless entries, and, of course, my dogs who continue to be good sports about having their potentially embarrassing pictures posted here on this blog. Today’s 2000th blog entry is dedicated to blog regulars cherluvya and dasndanger, both of who have been going through a rough time of late.