This is the 1000th Whatever entry since I switched over to Movable Type in March of 2003. This is not actually the 1000th entry of the Whatever, however — the entries of the Whatever prior to March of 2002, three and a half years of entries, are currently MIA (if you’re insanely interested you can pull them up off archive.org). Fold those in and this is closer to entry 1600 or 1700. Maybe I’ll get around to adding those in at some point, but I wouldn’t stay up nights waiting for it. I am notoriously lazy.
Whatever number entry this truly is, it’s a large enough number that I am reminded I have been doing this a very long time now — seven years this September, which make this officially my longest-lasting writing gig. Certainly other people have clocked in more entries in a similar amount of time (especially “true” blogs, where the entries just a few sentences), but I like to think that Whatever has maintained a reasonably high standard of readability through those several years and four figures worth of entries. I am pretty proud of the work I do here.
Although I am famously always saying that I write the Whatever for myself, I do appreciate that so many of you take time out of your day to swing on by and see whatever damn fool thing it is I am saying today. So for you long-time Whatever readers, thanks. I’ll try to make the next thousand entries as interesting as the ones that have preceded them — and if we’re all lucky, maybe even more so.
The picture has nothing to do with anything, incidentally. I just thought it was a nice picture of Krissy and Athena.