Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Five Hundred

It was almost exactly two years ago: July 17, 2006. I stumbled across this thing called "blogging" that let me do what I enjoy almost as much as scratching my ass through tight shorts: blabbering on about everything - "anything moving"The Peeper was the subject of my second and third posts that very same day. And I promised to talk about adoption, soccer and politics, and I think I've done that. I can promise that as long as we have Little Miss around there'll continue to be adoption, politics is as much a part of me as the whole really-loud-snoring-thing (sorry, honey), and I'm going to talk about soccer whether y'all like it or not (and judging from the lack of comments, you don't).

Oh, well.

That's why it's MY crappy little blog - I get to chose what 99.78% of the world doesn't read.This blog has been with me, a part of me, from frozen peas through times of small joys to great happinessand almost inexpressible sorrow to glasses and sippies and drywalling and scooters...And after two years and a month, 761 days, this is post #500.

Every day we pass another milestone. That's not exactly profound; rather, it just is what life is, our slow walk from birth to death. If we're lucky, along the way we find hope and joy and love to go with the pains and losses, we use our hands and our hearts and minds to craft our route; dig out a root or two across the path, built a bridge or three. If this little electronic place has helped me talk to and touch you, I am pleased, and content. I can stop by the woods at today's evening feeling that I have made a small progress along that Way."For the woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep,

And miles to go before I sleep."
R. Frost


Charles Gittings said...

Well I not only like soccer, I coached soccer for a few years. Three seasons (each year had a spring and fall season) with a mixed team of 4 and 5 year olds, then four with a girls team of 6 and 7 year olds.

Then I got divorced, and stuff happened, but it was fun while it lasted, and interesting too.

Caught part of Brazil - Argentina today. A real gut-wrencher, and I don't even know how it came out other than Argentina was up by two so I assume they won.

Publius said...

Well, happy 500th there, slick. Let's hope there are many more to come.

Soccer is boring. I used to have to get up at oh-dark-thirty to take the kid out to the games. Then I'd stand around talking to other guys in the same boat, scratching my ass. Good thing I liked scratching my ass. Good thing we ALL liked scratching our asses. There's something we have in common.

Brent said...

Well, I too not only like soccer, but I have a couple more Timbers games to see this year! Timbers Army 'Till We Die!!!

sheerahkahn said...

Happy 500th, and I love little kids soccer, so much more interesting than the adults...and I have to say the kiddies get me out of my seat cheering them on.

walternatives said...

I'm here, and happy to be reading, Slick. I think that there may be a new nickname coming on... On second thought, you'll always be Chief to me. Congrats on 500.

basilbeast said...

A veritable "cohort" of posts!

Is there an appropriate medal, or decoration?

: -)


Lisa said...

Happy 500th!

Here's to the next. . .