Wednesday, August 22, 2007

399 More Than I Ever Planned On

This is my 400th post. Gheesh that’s a lot. Perhaps too many. I came across this realization Saturday as I wrote about how my twins see shapes in their dog’s ‘eliminations.’ Perhaps I have covered all the writeable territory there is. I have already tackled some of life’s most important topics like cheese, Kenny Rogers, the Office and the angel that is one Ms. Tina Fey. I’ve waxed poetic about lobster, Las Vegas and bounce houses. I’ve shared things that I’ve learned and fielded questions from my favorite visitors. I’ve angered written about my coworkers and professed my lust fine appreciation of grilled meats. I think I have also admitted to liking the Bee Gees, quite possibly more than once. It’s all been fun, but maybe, just maybe there is more to it all.

So, I have turned a corner. I am now going to write about important things. I mean I know that cheese is important, but when I talk about it, certain people’s eyes tend to glaze over. I’m talking about real serious things here like Medicare, Politics, Religion, Finance, Global Warming (I mean it was really hot here today) and the escalating price of a drink at Starbucks. These are the issues that concern us and define us as a people. I have a lot to say about these things and cannot hold my tongue or excitement at the idea of writing about them any longer.

So, I shall begin with this post. Today’s topic will be about the proliferation of the internet in attracting volunteers to political campaigns. Ok, you know what; I can’t do this with a straight face. I’ve tried to sit at the big table, but always feel more at ease at the kid’s table. I’ve tried to sip fine wine, but always come back to soda.

Perhaps I should celebrate #400 just as if it were post #287. I have no idea what I wrote about for #287, but it probably mentioned me getting in trouble…at work….or with the twins…or at a local restaurant...well, you get the point. It may have also mentioned Fred Willard. The man is a genius. I could tell you that today is Kenny Rogers’ birthday. I listened to him all day long, much to the chagrin of my coworkers. I’m sure they would not have been as violently angry with me if I had turned it down a little, but it’s The Gambler’s birthday! I’m not sure how old he is, but he doesn’t look a day over…oh let’s say an artificial 55. Why, he looks just as good as Burt Reynolds does. I think any public picture of each of those men should contain a disclaimer that reads something like ‘butchered professionals on a closed course…do not try this at home.’ But that’s just me.

I could write about the miracle that is cargo pants and shorts. With pockets everywhere, it’s like having a purse strategically attached to your clothing. Seriously, I don’t even carry a wallet anymore. Granted I have to fumble around through four different pockets to find anything, but it beats having a hunk of leather slapped to my rear (that’s what she said). It would not be out of the ordinary to write about how I sound like an American Idol finalist when I sing out loud with the music but when I sing around the office without it, I am actually booed.

The idea of an amusement park named Kitchenland seemed to go well. I probably should devote some time to that. Magic Kingdom? No, Magic Kitchen! Blogworthy moments with my twins are always easy to do. For example, when Ethel accidentally flipped me off last night while showing me her cut middle finger, I sprinted to find my digital camera to catch the moment. In hindsight, it might be a good thing that she wouldn’t show me again once I found it.

An interesting topic might be how quickly the human body can be propelled from a treadmill. Not that I’d know or anything. Not that I learned this lesson personally last night when I tried running on the treadmill momentarily without holding on to anything. Nope, I have no clue about the velocity of mankind when launched from such exercise devices. None at all…

24 comments:

Airam said...

Gah! I'll this time we've been on my blog and I missed this!

Happy 400th!!! Now let me read what you've written ...

Michael C said...

Airam: Thanks. Don't bother reading it. It's just a bunch of crap I threw together to get to 400 ;-)

Airam said...

Crap? Crap?! Me thinks not! You spoke of cheese. CHEESE!! I love cheese. Love. It. So much so that I think it's slowly killing me I consume so much of it.

And you wrote of a child who flipped you off!! That's gold!! And I had the same thing happen to me. I was in the middle of a lesson and noticed that one of my students was paying more attention to his fingers than he was me so when I asked what was wrong (I teach grade 1 by the way), he sadly held up his middle finger and told me he got hurt. It was by the sheer grace of God that I didn't start to laugh right then and there.

So this was not a crap post! You should celebrate your 400th with a root beer float and a root beer t-shirt!

Michael C said...

Airam: If my digital camera had been 10 feet closer, I would have had the shot! You are welcome to join me for that root beer. I'll schedule it...at some point. ;-)

Airam said...

I hearby (here by?) pronounce you king of Procrasti Nation. That's right. I have the power to do so. Don't look at me like that.

Michael C said...

Airam: I shall try to perform my duties with honor...if not on time ;-)

Terri said...

Happy 400th! Keep on truckin' Michael, love your blog.

ian said...

Congrats on the 400th post, Michael! Looking forward to more cheesy goodness from you. ;)

Ian

captain corky said...

Congrats on 400! I'm going to celebrate by singing Buy me a Rose at karaoke tonight. Unless I go to work that is...

Heart Of Darkness said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your 400!!!!

But the day you start going serious on me is the day I stop reading your blog!

*sigh*

Patti said...

a new, serious Michael??? Nooooooooo!!!

Repost if you must, anything but turn serious on us.
And this post is not a bunch of crap.
Now take that back.

Have a seriously good Wednesday.

The Exception said...

Happy 400!!! The way you write your words
The way you make me smile
The way you are absurd...

No you can't take that away from me.

Beth said...

Michael, congrats on 400! If you start writing about serious crap, we're gonna have to have a serious talk. Don't DO EET!!!!! :)

Jenny! said...

Congrats...on hitting 400...is your blog starting to sag and get gray hair yet???

katherine. said...

wow...400! cool.

try drinking fine wine from the kids' table...works for me...

CS said...

Frankly, I'm glad you didn't go with the boring serious topic. The world needs more foolishness!

(And of course, I had to jump over to blogger dashborad and check - I just did post 360 - watch out, I'm gaining on you!)

ARM said...

Happy 400th post! This was hilarious. You are funny and you used TWSS twice ( I think). You are a funny man.

Michael C said...

Ian: Thanks!

Corky: You're the man! The chicks will dig that!

Heart: I better not go serious then!

Patti: Serious about being goofy! That was bad...

The Exception: Major bonus points for using one of my favorite Sinatra tunes!!!! Major points!

Beth: I guess I'll avoid the serious then!

Jenny!: Yes and it's rather disturbing.

Katherine: There's an idea. And I'll get the grown up table to drink Cool-Aid just for the fun of it!

CS: I had better not skip any posts then!!

ARM: Thanks! TWSS is so addictive. Or it's like a bad tick...I really can't decide ;-)

Odat said...

I've read all 400
And laughed twice as much
My bestest blog buddy
You've got the touch!

Congrats, my friend! ;-)

Peace

Michael C said...

Odat: You and I are the only 2 people alive than can make that claim. Yikes...and thanks!!!!! :D

AndreAnna said...

I'm here, I'm here!! I was s busy today, I hardly had time to get my 3 glasses of wine and complementing opiates in today with work, and cooking, and baby gym, and classes. Oh wait, this is your blog.

The visual of you careening off a treadmill had me giggling inside, and I don't think it was the wine. :)

Can you get it on video for me? Please? If I promise to pay for your fondue when you get out here?

Michael C said...

AA: I'll get right on that. I might be bleeding internally right now, but it's well worth it if I get paid in fondue!

FRIGGA said...

Happy 400th!!! Please do 400 more! :-)

A Life Uncommon said...

400th is a big birthday! Congrats on so many posts!!!