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!