Something is Going Well Around Here!

The 1,000 “like” road marker disappearing in the rear view mirror…

The WP auto-post function just told me that I have accumulated 1,000 “likes,” which are all because the imaginary “you” have been appreciating what I’ve been pouring forth since June 22nd. It hasn’t been four months yet and I have so many “likes!” Who knew?!?

I’ve logged 87 posts (one was a repeat, so doesn’t really count and one was a reblog in respect for a new WordPress-induced friend) in 111 days, meaning that I’ve hit about 78% of the days between start and present. Not bad. Could be better. Let’s see if I can pick up the slack.

Thank you, everyone!

MSOC

3 Days, 3 Quotes #1

I have been nominated by Julie of Everything and Nothing for the “3 Days, 3 Quotes” challenge. To fulfill my challenge, I must:

I have been nominated by Julie of Everything and Nothing for the “3 Days, 3 Quotes” challenge. To fulfill my challenge, I must:

  1. Circumnavigate the earth on an airborne leaf;
  2. Recite the Mahabharata1 backwards from memory;
  3. Achieve lifetime banishment from the Monster Raving Loony Party without their knowledge.

O wait! Wrong challenge (way to reveal first three items on my bucket list)!

To fulfill my challenge, I must:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you

Thank you, Julie, for being such a swiftly welcoming and kind person as I enter the blogosphere.

3. Post 1- 3 quotes in three consecutive days

“There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another which states that this has already happened.” – Douglas Adams, preface to Restaurant at the End of the Universe

A lot of what I attempt to say has probably already been said by Douglas Adams, although with more wit, more finesse, less blather, and possibly other qualities only perceivable in the many alternate universes he must be visiting at present. I kneel at your tomb, by which I mean the finite, starry sky, the door to infinity.

3. Nominate 3 bloggers

This is by far the most difficult of the three challenges as I have not been doing this for very long and have only a small idea of the scope of writing here on WordPress. But I will start with these three and hope I have a chance to nominate others as I familiarize myself more thoroughly:

  1. INKBIOTIC – a writer of mysteries but no mystery writer;
  2. moviejoltz – many of his reviews (and there are many going back at least to October 2011) start with really strong pieces of prose that stand on their own;
  3. Ayoka –   For having the good sense to “attempt to rekindle a passion for poetry.” It is no longer kindling and will blaze if tended.

I hope I have respected Julie’s nomination. It provides me with additional incentive to dig in the intertwined universe of words that is WordPress.

1With the utmost respect to the Mahabharata and other Sanskrit epics; I’ve only read the most famous sub-section – Bhagavad Gita – and it was transcendent!

MSOC

Julie