Friday, October 08, 2010

Post Number 1500

Today is a milestone in my blogging career: my one-thousand-five-hundredth post. Yee, hah!

Technically, I suppose, it's only my number 1,497th, since Nessa has guest-posted three times, but I guess I'll take credit for her stuff, too. I don't think she'll mind.

Anyhow, I wondered what to write about for this landmark post, and even asked for suggestions in last Thursday's post. I got lots of comments on that post (about the death ray hotel in Las Vegas), but only one suggestion for the 1500th post...Raquel suggested: "I think you should shake things about a bit and celebrate by sharing things about yourself. Not things like you like to read books but more personal things. I for one would enjoy it."

Well, I've actually done that several times over the last few years, and figured I'd just post links to those posts...unfortunately, I didn't have time to go back and look for them all. So, with apologies to those of you who have been around for a while and may already have seen some of this, Bilbo bares his soul for Raquel and all you other new readers with a few personal tidbits. Please don't run away screaming. And Raquel, be careful what you ask for...

Some things that get on my nerves:

1. People who get into the express checkout lane with large numbers of items, then get in your face when you suggest they get into the right lane.

2. Clueless door-to-door political flacks.

3. People who collect for charities by roaming from car to car at busy intersections.

4. People who are unnecessarily rude (I can be as rude as anyone, but only if you've pushed me into it...see the next item).

5. People who believe their unrestricted right of free speech allows them to ignore the rights and feelings of others.

Some things I love:

1. Watching beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

2. The smell of baking bread.

3. My children and grandchildren.

4. Eating something I've cooked myself, preferably using vegetables and herbs grown in my own garden.

5. Agnes.

A few of my favorite songs:

1. Song for Judith, by Judy Collins

2. Who Am I to Say? and Years Ago, by the Statler Brothers

3. Angel Mine, by the Cowboy Junkies

4. The Perfect Partner, by Jimmy Buffett

5. Still Me, by Erkan Aki

My favorite TV shows:

1. Bones

2. Fringe

3. Dancing with the Stars


5. Hawaii Five-O (the new, updated version)

And finally, a few odds and ends:

1. I think it's sexy for a woman to have hairy arms.

2. I'm the world's worst handyman...the only tool I can use with good results is a ballpoint pen.

3. I have a very bad temper, and work very hard to control it.

4. I was the gold standard for nerd-dom in high school. Now, forty-odd years later, I have more high-school friends on Facebook than I ever had while I was actually there. What's up with that?

5. My drink of choice is gin and tonic, made with Bombay Sapphire gin, lots of fresh lime juice, and a sprig of rosemary.

Okay, that's enough for now. Time to get ready to go to work so that I can earn the money to keep the internet connection that allows me to blog.

Have a good day. More thoughts tomorrow, when Cartoon Saturday rides to your weekly rescue.



Anonymous said...


I have discovered from attending my high school reunions that nerddom is completely erased by a successful military career. Now you are so cool..travelled the world, lived in exotic places, speak multiple languages...ENJOY YOUR REVENGE OF THE NERD!

Eminence Grise, reformed Nerd

KathyA said...

An absolute treasure trove of information!!!

Congratulations on 1500! If you listen closely you can hear me playing "Stars and Stripes Forever"!

Why is loving Agnes number 5? (tsk tsk)

Chrissy said...

Happy Blogging Milestone Day!!

Mike said...

TV stuff - I'm right there with you on 1, 2 and 4.

allenwoodhaven said...

Kathy A - I'm sure he was saving the best for last!

Nice to get to know more of you Bilbo. Keep up the good work; we'll keep reading!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Happy 1500th! I love vsome of those facts about yourself.