I recall a time many, many moons ago when my Dad piled everyone into the ol' Chevy Impala for a momentous occasion. My sister and I thought that meant another family dinner at the local A&W drive-in for some hamburgers and french fries whilst sitting in the car. But not on this trip.
Dad started to head out to the country and then asked everyone to keep an eye on the car's odometer. I peered over the back-seat...there were no required seat belts in those days. We kids were referred to as "sliders" as we would slide across the vinyl seats in the opposite direction of what the car was turning. My Dad always made sure he turned the corners a biiiiittt faster than required just so my sister and I could pretend we were on a ride at the fair.
My Dad pointed to the odometer and proudly announced, "You see! The car is about to hit 100,000 miles!" And sure enough...there were the figures for all to see. 99,997 and scrolling. Then 99,998....then 99,999. The last mile seemed to go on for ever. Finally, the odometer turned over and we were at 100,000. The whole family whooped and hollered as if it were Xmas Day.
This little old blog's odometer has just turned over. Per my StatCounter, I have now received 200,000 hits. As far as I can tell, this occurred at 12:26 pm CST and the hit came from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
To help celebrate this milestone, here is a VU Videocast created to discuss the on-going Jason Taylor issue that he wants out of Miami. Hmmmmmm. Where is Zygi's jet?Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org at March 10, 2008 11:26 AM