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Countdown to 100,000

March 06, 2006 | Category: In My Life


Can I get a timpani roll please?

Sometime today or tomorrow - this blog will have been "hit" 100,000 times. How whacked is that ("whacked" is good, right? Aw, man... Is my uncoolness showing?)

Since its creation about 2 years ago, I've treated this space as much like my journal as I could- only holding back to save possible harm to someone else.

I didn't think for sure anyone would read this except my mom.

But you did.

Through 22 months of juggling executive deliverables and a preschooler. Through a crumbling/rebuilding marriage, a spouse's demons, a son's illness, gaining and losing the same 20 pounds. Through raises and professional accolades, disappointments and possible lawsuits, writing awards and failures, war, faith, a miscarriage, four therapists, three kinds of happy pills, a resignation, and one small housefire... this blog has kept me sane - and the people who read and comment have made it a blessing and a joy.

So.... not exactly Three 6 Mafia's acceptance speech but...

Wow. 100,000. Who knew we'd still be here? Um. I'd like to thank the Academy. Also my Mom, my Dad (Go Red Sox!), and my brother for razzing me every step of the way. No. Seriously - you all rock. Thanks to my guys - CD and Bear - for making every day and adventure and for believing in love. And for believing in me in all ways.

And most of all, to the readers - friends - who have made this place a dialog. An exchange of thoughts and ideas and support. You all are living proof that the world is full of good people with kindness and intelligence and grooming tips and snark. Thank you.

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!

(Did I mention that the 100,000th visitor will get the official CorporateMommy mug... and if you could send me a screen cap - please!!)

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I was sure Yonz would get the mug- She wins everything!

Congratulations on 100,000. That rocks! You're an awesome writer!

Posted by: Lucinda on March 9, 2006 05:10 PM

Congrats! (three hundred someodd clicks late) :)

Posted by: A.K. on March 8, 2006 12:29 PM

WhooooHooooo - feels good, eh?

Posted by: Angela Giles Klocke on March 8, 2006 07:37 AM

Darn, 100,053. Great blog!

Posted by: abogada on March 7, 2006 11:54 AM

Hey, congrats.. how do I find out what number I am??

Posted by: JM on March 7, 2006 11:51 AM

Dangit. missed it by 18!

Posted by: caltechgirl on March 7, 2006 09:35 AM

Thank you for providing us with such great entries! Keep it up!

Posted by: Ashleigh on March 7, 2006 09:01 AM

While I haven't been with you the whole time, I still want to give you a Hear Hear!!. I feel like I ""know" you, because we have many of the same issues. Keep it up!!!

Posted by: Melissa on March 7, 2006 12:54 AM

I am SO proud to be 99900!

Back at you, my friend. Thanks for sharing and loving and caring. Because in the end, you are there for us as much as we are here for you.

Posted by: Carrie on March 6, 2006 11:11 PM

Here, here! What a journey. I'm only 99,886! I'd carpal tunnel click my way to 100,000, but geez I'm tired and probably should go to bed. ;)

Posted by: ieatcrayonz on March 6, 2006 08:50 PM