16 December 2011
Believe it or not, the graphic above is the number 1,000 in Wingdings 2. I was playing around with fonts to use with the number 1,000 when I stumbled on the Wingdings 2. But why was I looking at the number 1,000 in different fonts? I was all set to do a post this morning with the title "Ending the Year with a Whimper", but when I went to create the post, I noticed that my last post was actually my 1,000th So huzzah for My Porch. I am grateful for the platform to blather on and even more grateful that so many of you decide to comment on my blather and in some cases even listen to my blather in person. Perhaps counterintuitively, the cyber world, rather than cut me off from the real world, has actually helped expand my social opportunities with flesh and blood humans.
So why was I going to do a post on ending the year with a whimper? Because I am finding little inspiration in the four books I currently have going. Because I haven't had any inspiration for a clever blog post in ages. And because I haven't had time to keep up with all of your blogs. I should note that some of this reading/writing/online ennui stems from the fact that December tends to slow me down on all of these fronts--too many other happy distractions like Christmas trees and socializing. But, the fun in my real life doesn't distract from the boredom in my reading life. I have half a mind to chuck all four books into the "not going to finish" pile, but I am too far along in each of them to do that. Plus, I kind of want to finish them all off so I can start the new year with a clean slate.