Remember the good ol’ days when people would ask, “Are you a blogger?” and you’d be like, “Is it necessary to resort to name-calling?” I didn’t even know what it was until a neighbor enlightened me, and from then on I’ve been hooked. My neighbor is what I would refer to as a blogging pioneer, kind of how Survivor is to reality TV – she’s been at it since before the Olsen twins started wearing eyeliner.
I’ve only been at this since the beginning of 2007, but today marks my 455th post here on Rabbit In The Headlights. Now, some of you (all of you?) are wondering what is so special about the number 455. Why not highlight #400? Or wait until I reach 500? Well, probably for the same reason Paul Reiser started one of his books on page 145. Which is no reason really, other than I feel like it. Besides, I think you would be surprised how significant number 455 really is. For example, did you know that there’s a 17-year-old kid who dead lifted 455 pounds of weights and then posted it on YouTube? Or that Oldsmobile once made a car called a 455 Rocket? And did you know that the book Altar of Bones is 455 pages long? You think that’s just coincidence?! Whatever, you probably still think Elvis is dead.
At any rate, a lot of people write stuff on their blogs to commemorate landmark posts but I’m not going to do that. I will not be writing down 455 things I’ve learned, 455 things I’ve done, or 455 topics I’ve addressed. I will not be asking you to leave 455 comments or tell me 455 things you like about me (not even possible for the Creator Himself on His best day), but I just wanted you to know – I think this is a big deal. It’s a big deal because other than marriage and self loathing I haven’t committed to ANYthing for this long. I think it’s a sign of great things to come.
I have a really good feeling about the number 824….