Readers Matt and Tom just pointed out to me that I've hit the 1,000 page mark on the site today!
And this post is the 5,000th! That is a pretty big milestone. I'd just like to thank you all for coming here every day. You're the reason I do this, and the reason I am able to do so.
Over 2,000 unique IPs come to the site on a daily basis. That's a really big number, and I still can't quite wrap my brain around it. I don't have a frame of reference for what that would look like if I could look out and see all of your faces in a crowd. My high school had around 2,000 students in it, but we were never all gathered in one place.
On that subject I would like to dedicate this 5,000th post to my sophomore English teacher. She shared her love of Shakespeare with us, which is something I'm still grateful for. She personally showed me that if I applied myself I could write quite well. By allowing me to write on topics that interested me, instead of fucking book reports, I developed an enthusiasm for writing that has stayed with me for 20 years now. Thank you, Mrs. Cummins!
Update: Long-time reader PantsOfDeath did an awesome cartoon to celebrate! For those of you wondering why I'm on the toilet, it might have something to do with my appearance in Apptronica magazine. That picture is still my Google profile pic, which leads to some interesting conversations whenever I call anyone with an Android phone.