10,000 reasons to blog.

on June 14, 2007 in Ze Bloggy Goodness with 14 comments by

Yes. It happened today. I had my 10,000th hit on this blog. I know what you are thinking and yes, probably 7,000 of those are my mother. I fully understand that. 🙂

None the less, it is exciting to think that 10,000 times someone has read something I have written. For an author-in-the-making-hopefully (my long subtitle to my name), it’s a joy.

Thank you for reading. Especially you in Florida- you are faithful and I do not know you. 2 cool things.

In honor of you (all of you, not just the Floridians), I wanted to list 10,000 things that you may not know about me. But, that is a ridiculous thing to do and it would guarantee a complete halt to all readership. So instead, I’ll list 10 things. Seriously. Here we go.

1) I hate sharks. In a deep, meaningful way. They are people eaters. I love the beach. The ocean is beautiful. But in it is housed an Annie-killer and I try to stay away from anything with that title as much as possible.

2) I drink orange juice with lots of pulp. It’s just better that way. Tatum would say “chunky”, but it’s not. It’s pulpy. Fibrous. Thick. So delicious. Too bad I finished off my carton this morning because my mouth is watering right now just typing about it.

3) I don’t do laundry on Sundays. I wish I could say it was a religious/Sabbath decision, but it wasn’t. It was a decision I made as a result of an almost panic attack I had once thinking my life was like the movie “Groundhog Day”. So I’ll wash and dry and fold any other day. Not Sunday.

4) My favorite member of NSYNC was Chris Kirkpatrick. Though Justin Timberlake is very cute, Chris was always funny. Funny boys win my heart every time.

5) Yes. I loved NSYNC. In college. And no. I am not ashamed of that.

6) I am always reading more than one book. Maybe it’s the small percent of ADD in me, but one book gets boring. Presently I’m reading March and my Rachael Ray magazine and finishing Praise Habit by David Crowder.

7) Magic tricks boggle my mind. I consider myself pretty intelligent, but magic never stops amazing me. I can not ever figure out a trick. I have a friend who is a magician and he can do the simplest trick, a 10 year old can explain it to me, and I still won’t have ever figured it out by myself. (See, Candace, I just admitted I’m a little slow when it comes to card tricks and disappearing coins. Sometimes people DO say bad things about themselves in blogs.)

8) I have a terrible sense of direction. My mom says I have to marry someone that is a mapmaker- that’s how bad it is. Many people agree that I need a GPS system. That’s sad when people say that stuff about you without you saying it first. I get lost often. I usually leave 10-20 minutes before the average person when I’m going somewhere new just in case I get lost. Because, as previously stated, I usually do. On the flip side, I give EXCELLENT directions because it takes a lot of detail to get me anywhere, so I give a lot of details.

9) I can’t pick a favorite color. I used to say blue, then green, then yellow for a while. It changes so often that I really feel that it would be untrue to tell someone that ” _____ is my favorite color” because really, it’s probably just the color I’m looking at right then. But to say all that makes me seem shallow and uncommitted. So when people ask, I usually say purple. And that’s a flat out lie.

10) When I get to heaven, I hope I get to wear jeans. I love jeans.

So, there you go. And while you’re out blog hopping, check out some of my links- so many of my dear friends are joining the blogosphere and it’s really fun. And most of them actually have things of worth to say.

Love to you, my 10,000 page loaders.


  1. AEMO
    posted on Jun 14, 2007 at 9:12 PM  |  reply

    i loved it!!!!!!! i especially liked the part about the “Annie-killer”.

  2. Katie
    posted on Jun 15, 2007 at 12:46 AM  |  reply

    March is good, isn’t it. I’m a sucker for those historical types since I married Daniel the history nerd. Does Candace really read blogs? At least someone didn’t pick your favorite color for you. Mary Evelyne has decided that Maggie Beth’s is red and tells her all the time! Long live “Step Toward Your Dream”!

  3. ManUtd17
    posted on Jun 15, 2007 at 2:47 AM  |  reply

    I wish my favorite color was plaid. That seems so astutely literate or poignant or Steven-Wright-esque or something. Alas, my favorite color is green. Kelly green in fact. There’s just something warm and inviting about that color to me. But I am also a HUGE fan of the orange and blue! Go Gators!

  4. Annie
    posted on Jun 15, 2007 at 3:09 AM  |  reply

    You’re killin’ me, Pinto. Orange and blue. It’s just not right.

    Katie- I heard Maggie Beth’s fav color was red actually. 🙂 So it may be true.

    AeMo- you don’t want to meet an Annie-killer. It may mistake you (Anne) for an Annie. Not cool.

  5. Kristi
    posted on Jun 15, 2007 at 3:25 AM  |  reply

    Oh, Blogging One…please tell me how I can get the “hit-reader” on my site. I crave the affirmation (or, rejection…sigh) of knowing others are reading my blog.

  6. hunt1140
    posted on Jun 15, 2007 at 1:02 PM  |  reply

    Tatum’s right… pulpy orange juice is chunky… only, I prefer to use the word “hairy” and have done so since I was 4. Disgusting. I used to get my mom to strain it out for me then, now I just have to wait a week until it’s “Melissa OJ Week: in the Hunt household.

  7. Kristi
    posted on Jun 15, 2007 at 1:35 PM  |  reply

    “hairy”…GROSS-O, Melissa!!!!

  8. Katie B
    posted on Jun 15, 2007 at 2:20 PM  |  reply

    The last 10,000 blog years have been a real pleasure. 🙂
    A bleasure, even.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us on a regular basis!
    You’re hilarious.

  9. AmyFritch
    posted on Jun 15, 2007 at 2:50 PM  |  reply

    We love Annie’s blog!! (and Annie too, of course.)

  10. -katie
    posted on Jun 15, 2007 at 5:07 PM  |  reply

    so i have a blog thing too… i am trying to figure it all out… you will have to teach me.

    love you,
    cousin katie

  11. brad
    posted on Jun 15, 2007 at 11:18 PM  |  reply

    Annie, I loathe sharks. When I am in the ocean, I freak out when a piece of seaweed touches me probably in the same manner as if a great white brushed by me.

  12. Ryan Kennedy
    posted on Jun 16, 2007 at 8:32 AM  |  reply

    Confession: I drive to Florida every couple days to check your blog, just to throw you for one…

  13. h.
    posted on Jun 16, 2007 at 12:57 PM  |  reply

    this was the part of this post that I can’t get past…”Though Justin Timberlake is very cute, blah blah blah.” come on Annie give the brotha some credit -Justin brought sexyback, he’s more than “very cute” …he’s got mad dance moves, he can beat box and he is a funny boy as well (caroline can quote some jtimberlake humor for you – “step one, …”).

    I hope the dresscode for heaven is denim too–this “business casual” junk is killing me softly.

    i say turqwauze is my favorite color because a. it’s my power color b. i look fine in it and c. shirly q-licker likes it along with her orange. but i really love multiple colors as well but i wouldn’t say “rainbow” for obvious reasons. purple is a good alternative because it is the color of royalty.

    long live your blog.

  14. b - Funk
    posted on Jun 17, 2007 at 7:49 PM  |  reply

    number ten is legit, almost too legit to quit.

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