Since Atomic Fungus began in 2006 I have had many bold adventures. Let's look at them.
First post, April 3, 2006.
The day I brought home the Escort I just solt the other day. I didn't start numbering my posts until I got past 100.
#170, the first post on the ozone hole.
The first chapter of Singularity, a story I wrote entirely on-line and for the blog.
#239, after we lost Dad.
#306, first post from my current desktop PC.
#463, just before I went to the Philippines. I was engaged for nine days in 2007.
#513, the day I got the Jeep.
#839, which has the distinction of being the post which is the most often spammed. I don't understand why, but whenever an e-mail shows up in my inbox about a comment being posted to the Fungus, about a quarter of the time it's someone trying to post linkspam in a comment to this post. And LJ's spam filter tags it as "suspicious" so it's never seen by the public. Whatever.
The first PreCure webcomic post but that link has no images any longer. If you want to see the PreCure webcomic, go here for a slideshow on Photobucket.
The postmortem of my first engagement.
The thousandth post.
Barack Hussein Obama wins the 2008 election.
My new laptop, Seiren--freshly delivered via UPS--sits on the kitchen counter while I go to work.
I use my first nickname for Obama, "President-elect Tweek".
I got my first (free) hit of World of Warcraft.
Thrown out in to a Maine winter because I forgot to buy ice cubes.
"MC Sleepy" is invented, my second nickname for Obama.
The day I lost my job at Target.
My second engagement ended on Sept. 27th of 2009.
#1754, my first musings about a NAS box.
#1865, which is a vignette from Chicory, one of my manga titles.
"#2000: Can you believe 2000 posts in four years?"
#2171. I endure police harassment.
#2254. I go visit Og in his native environment for the first time.
"#2338: Bullets. I used my new FOID card to buy ammunition!
"#2347: Musings inspired by rereading this stuff." "What happened to those halcyon days of sarcasm and laughter? I wish I knew."
The bit in this post about organic eggs costing $8.50 a dozen led me to say something stupid that made me laugh until tears came:
A: My bird's got no head!...and it was so f-ing stupid I busted every gut God gave me laughing at it.
B: How does he eat?
"#2409: You see, THIS is why I don't room with Batman."
I rarely get this sarcastic any more.
#2445: 10:15 PM This was the day we lost Mom.
#2494: Blogmeet in Indy! I attended my first blogmeet, and had a wonderful time.
Betelgeuse is probably going to go supernova by the end of 2012. At least, they think it will have exploded at such a time that the wavefront will arrive at Earth by the end of 2012. I'm looking forward to that; I hope it happens when Orion's in the night sky.
#2512: Didn't actually make it to the Crown Point gun show today. But that was the day I bought a gun for the first time.
And a few days later I drove through a blizzard to pick it up.
Yes, you do. Go get help. (See below.)
I got to shoot the Ruger I bought!
Then I stripped and cleaned it, and actually got it back together again!
An excellent encapsulation of my life in high school. It was never pretty or fun.
"This day, I have vanquished one of the greatest horrors of my career."
My niece reminded me of this one: DESPAIRagus.
Started the job at [ex-employer] on 4/25 of this year.
Shortly after this post, I was in the hospital for two weeks.
Sailor V makes the only (to date) guest post to let everyone know I'm okay but in the nuthatch.
Then they let me go.
I got into the free motorcycle riding course.
I passed it.
Got my motorcycle license.
Rode legal for the first time. (Instead of "riding dirty"? I don't even know what that means.)
Bought Og's motorcycle and rode it home.
We lost my sister.
A new computer for $116?
The 3,000th post of Atomic Fungus! (For the recursive in you!)
Okay, maybe they're not really adventures but you try going through 2,999 blog posts looking for the best and the brightest, and see how you do.
Or, better, just hang around for the next 3,000. That's what I plan to do.
Protip: click on the last link. I dare you.