That's three years, plus an extra day for leap year.
That's how long it's been since the Pic-Dem's inauspiciousish inception on March 28, 2005. (How happy I was to discover that my alltime favorite word, "Alas," made a special guest appearance in this inaugural post.)
Golly! So many days. So many posts (this, fascinatingly enough, is #555). So many posts about nothing. So many commenters who have since ceased to comment. Guess I just wasn't doing it for them. I miss you, Elaine!
Which brings us to the next part: celebratory goodies! For those three commenters, I have reserved an extra-special basket (well, bag... baskets are kind of twee) of sumptuous and varied delights. (Which is my way of saying I don't know exactly what's going in them yet.) For anyone else who's interested, up to a maximum of 20 (ha, like 20 people have ever commented on any one post here), I am assembling a fine high-quality CD of Pic-Dem -related- and/or -inspired music which is sure to bring delight and/or distress to your ears. Just leave a comment with your e-mail address and I'll e-mail you to find out where to send your package. (Huh-huh. "Package.")
Anyway... thanks for three exciting and fun-filled years... hang in there, I've probably got at least one more year of fear and self-loathing (Jim thinks the blog's subtitle should be "Fear and Self-Loathing in Portland") to unload on you. Woo-hoo! Cheers!