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Monday, April 18, 2005

Why, yes, Mr. Brandi, that is a fascinating navel

There Is No Cat is now a toddler, turning three years old today. As I've done the previous two years, I went looking through my archives of the past year to see what I wrote that I thought was any good. I only came up with two posts, and one of those was from four days ago:

Still, the year wasn't a total waste. My favorite thing I wrote all year was closely entwined with the sort of post I made that did work well this year: photographs. My travelogue of our trip to St. Augustine, Florida, at Thanksgiving isn't strictly speaking part of There Is No Cat. But I did excerpt each entry here as I wrote it over the month or two it took me to post my photographs. And I'm really quite happy with many of the photos; some of them are among my favorites I've ever taken. I probably should put together an edited version of just the really good ones. Maybe another evening. Other photo posts I like:

I also posted a piece of music that won a contest. I never got the prize, but that's okay, I didn't really need it.

I made 111 posts this year. That's down from 179 last year and 442 the first year. Going on current trends, that means you can probably expect 93 posts from me in the coming year. But, as the stock brokers say, past performance is no guarantee of future results. I may post a lot less, and have trouble coming up with even two posts I like at this time next year....

Posted at 9:56 PM

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Congratulations, sweetie! I love you! I think that maybe I have a need to always insinuate myself somewhere in the 26 things... teamwork in the first set, and relief in the second... Is that the proper usage of the word "insinuate"? Or do I have a need to "infiltrate" the 26 things? I'm just a dumb engineer, I don't know how to use words good...

Posted by The XYL at 11:40 PM, April 18, 2005 [Link]

Your entries are always interesting and appreciated.

Posted by Barbra Ann at 6:58 AM, April 20, 2005 [Link]

Three years. That's middle aged in weblogging years, so it's no wonder you're slowing down. You know what happens when you start to get old.

Congrats! I also enjoyed the photos.

Posted by Shelley at 6:40 AM, April 21, 2005 [Link]

How old is that in dog and/or cat years?

Posted by Mamacita at 3:28 PM, April 21, 2005 [Link]

Hey happy third birthday! Sorry i'm so late, I've been off-line for awhile. I hope There is No Cat is around for a lot longer.

Posted by deb at 5:04 AM, May 11, 2005 [Link]

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