Saturday, December 11, 2010

"500"

500 AD: Theodora, the empress of Byzantium was born. (this folks, is knowledge that you NEEDED to know, but never knew how to ask for without sounding like an idiot.)

500: The number of pounds I've gained and lost in 52 years.

500: Some sort of car race in Indianapolis, maybe?

500: The number of bottles of beer on the wall before you take one down and pass it around....

500: The number of times I confessed to Father Reinhart that I'd disobeyed my parents in one month's time (Short explanation.. I was told by my parents to not crack my knuckles. I couldn't help it and kept cracking so I figured I'd just pick a high number and confess it. Father Reinhart probably thinks I was a LOT more rotten than I really was.)

500: The square root of 22.360679774997898 (this is important knowledge to tuck away for when your preschooler runs into trouble with math problems)

500: The total number of posts on "The Other Side of 50" (as of today).... which was the real reason for this blog post. I'm actually kind of proud of this accomplishment, considering that I rarely stick with any new project for more than a couple of months.

HOWEVER..... there is one more 500 I'm even more proud of.

500: the number of dollars raised by The Other Side of 50 so far this year for donation to Gleaner's Food Bank of Indianapolis. Thank you all for your continued support by your regular visits to my blog. Together, we're doing what we can to feed the hungry. I love you all so freakin' much!

21 comments:

Pegasuslegend said...

that was quite interesting facts here! very entertaining lol really amazing things in 52 years... I cant believe how fast the time flew by....have the best to come ever!

Shelby said...

Love you too Mags and keep em comin!

Barbara said...

Here's to another 500, Mags!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Mags...so proud of you...ready and willing to help you make the next 500 for the food bank...and from northern Indiana...we love you so stinkin mooch....Nan

PlumpNotFat said...

500: What I would weigh if I made and ate all the great things you've given recipes for!

Many congrats :)

June said...

Congratulations Mags - that's amazing. Here's to 500 more...posts, dollars, gained and lost pounds...years...laughs. Keep it all comin'. You're a GEM!

SeattleDee said...

Here's 500 "attagirls" for your energy and efforts in producing such a terrific blog.

Julie said...

Congratulations on 500 posts!!!Here's to 500 more! Cheers to your great blog, Mags!

Sue said...

Two great things to celebrate! You go girl! P.S. Thanks for all the laughs too:)

Karen said...

Congrats! This is a cute post, but most of yours are anyway :) How did you raise the money for the food bank?

Frieda said...

Congratulations!! Here's to another 500 posts!

Amanda said...

That rocks Mags!! Loved this post, how fun, and how great that you are donating like that. You are awesome :)

Co Irker said...

500
The number of times that we have exclaimed over the treats you so unselfishly make us.

500
A fraction of the number of times that we have proclaimed our undying affection for you.

Congratulations - that is truly something of which to be proud! Not only the money raised but your continued culinary correspondence.

Thank you and please, please, please keep up the good work.

Sarah G said...

Congratulations! That is fantastic. Always love your humour.

Moogie said...

Congratulations Mags!! This is a really big deal that only fellow food bloggers can appreciate.

Looking forward to the next "500"

Debbie said...

Wow! That's a great accomplishment and here to another 500!!!

Laurie@The Baking Bookworm said...

Congrats, Mags! 500 posts is quite an accomplishment. I'm hot on your heels so keep up the great work!! :)

stephchows said...

congrats mags!!!!!

Miss M.J. Ma'am said...

Woo hoo! That's greaaaat! Love your site, keep it up!!!

Niece Denise said...

that's awesome! do you get points or money for your charity every time I visit or do I need to comment in order for me to help?

Amy said...

Congrats to your 500 posts! :) Yes, I know it's been a while since this post. But today is my first day visiting your blog. So...Big Congrats! Hm...I wonder when I'll reach the BIG 500! LOL...guess I have to hit 50 first! :D Merry Christmas to you!