Sunday, August 16, 2009

Oh My God! G Has Just Written His 300th Post!

Yup, I done got to my 300th post on this little bitty blog.

Howdy do folks!

Today you're gonna experience a rarity: a post in which I absolutely say nothing of consequence, importance or of note.

Unlike my 200th post, in which I got a few friends from the chat rooms to stop by and write a few good/bad/strange words about me (and which nasty people in the chat rooms used for cannon fodder for insult purposes back in January/February), this time I have no all star spangled lineup waiting to pinch hit for me.

In fact, the problem I had at the time was trying to figure out what to write about for such a special occasion. When I first decided to finally sit down and write this post, I drew a blank for about fifteen minutes or so. Then an idea finally popped in my head, which was this:


So I whipped out my handy dandy pen and paper, and began writing about a day in the life of G. Well, after writing about one and a quarter pages, I said to myself, "Golly gee, this is terrible." (I actually didn't say that, but I'm trying to keep this blog unfettered by select adjectives, so work with me on this) and tore out the pages and made a couple mini paper basketballs out of them.

So back to the drawing board. A couple of hours later, after getting back from running an errand, I thought, "G, why don't you write a story about sound effects?" (not really, but refer to the previous paragraph) Righto, so I whipped out my pen and paper and did this:

"Hold your horses, I coming!"

Plus several more stupid cliches, plus a silly hundred word story, plus a bad reference to Don Music (if you don't know, then you simply didn't watch the right kind of kiddie t.v. while growing up), plus a bad reference to Monty Python, plus worked in the following lyric:

"I'll talk to you later, I don't want to hear it again tonight, I'll just see you around."

And you know where that little ditty wound up, right?

So back to the drawing board we go.

I could write a thinking out aloud post, but I'm fresh out of ideas at the moment.
I could write a post about writing, but I already covered that in the previous post.
I could write a post about why I started blogging and all things blog related, but I worked that death here, here, here, here, and especially, here, here, here, and here.

But since I won't torture my readers with endless links to other posts within my blog (gotcha!), I will leave you with this simple revelation to look forward to:

Number 350 will be appearing on November 24th (I know, I know, it's sad, but the pattern of one post every other day makes it incredibly easy to state that the post will pop up on that day). I'll be looking for a volunteer (or volunteers) who would be willing to run amok for a post on this blog. That is your topic of conversation for the late summer and fall.

In the meantime, here's the thought for the day: If you try to fail and succeed, which have you done?


  1. Happy 300th, Georgie! I'm struggling to come up with a blog topic for today, too. :-)

    To answer your question: Succeeded in reverse psychology.

  2. I'm a little ahead of you my friend. I'm on 719.

  3. Natasha: Thanks, and that's the best answer I've heard so far about that little saying, which I have taped to my computer at work.

    Charles: Holy blog writing, Batman!

    Most of the blogs I've seen that even come remotely close to that are either dead and gone, or on semi-hiatus being updated about twice a month.

    Shoot, it took me about 14 1/2 months just to get up to 300. It may take me that long just to crack 600. 'Course, if add in what I post on the other blog......

  4. Congrats on the big 300! Looking forward to November 24th. You always come up with something good. No pressure :)

  5. Thanks.

    Feel free to volunteer your time and services. This blog can always use the female touch. :-o

  6. Only 182 for me...(had to go look)

    At this rate maybe when you hit 600, I'll hit 300.


  7. I think we all suffer from blog fatigue at one time or another. Congrats on your 300th!

  8. Hey G-

    Congrats on 300 and may you have 300 more. I raise a bite of Lean Cuisine stuffed rigatoni in salute! :)

  9. Bearman: most people don't try for my level of wackiness. Except for when I took a vacation last year, and a couple of three to four day hiatuses this year, I've been posting every other day since 5/28/08. How I post is definitely not for the faint of heart. I don't recommend how I post to anyone. :-o

    Talon: Thanks. I actually came close a couple of times to getting some serious blog fatigue. At one point last year, I was actively soliciting ideas from friends and co-workers for topics to write about.

    Lynn: Lean Cuisine? Sounds pretty good. I really should start doing that for lunch.

    Everyone: Thanks for the heartfelt comments. I really couldn't have gotten this far for so long without having you wonderful people to visit and egg me on to do my absolute best on a daily basis. You are simply the best.

  10. Congrats! And how easy it is, too.

    I'm at around 1600 between the old and new blog. Just passed 1,000 on the current one. Oh am I a talker or what?

  11. Thanks. Sometimes it is a struggle, but other times it can really fly.


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