Ladies and Germs, this is post 498! To begin my countdown to 500, I have a few things for you. To start, leading up to #500 I'm going to highlight past posts that I think exemplify me as a blogger. That doesn't mean they are well-written or profound, but they are ones I remember writing and ones that still, for the most part, make me laugh.
But before I post the links to my PAST, here is a contest of the FUTURE! Anyone who posts comments OR links my 500th post to their blog (you have to either comment to let me know that you do that, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org) about my blog retrospective this week will automatically be entered to win ANY of the books you see on this bookshelf (autographed, of course):
That means not only my books, but those written and/or illustrated by my gifted husband, Matthew Cordell. One comment per post will be entered into the contest, and I will even count comments from yesterday's post. Sorry, but I can only ship within the US. The winner will be announced on Friday, my 501st post!
On Thursday, Rosh Hashanah, and the proposed date of my 500th Blog Post, I will also reveal the brand new paperback cover for INTO THE WILD NERD YONDER! Could this week get more fabu?
Now for the retro posts. Click on the number to get to the post:
POST ONE: The full story of how I made my appearance on Antiques Roadshow. Very early in my blogging career. Possibly pre-spellcheck. I mean, not before it existed, but before I remembered to use it.
POST TWO: Nothing special, but a classic Julie posting. I think the first few lines are brilliant, if I do say so myself. I laughed out loud.
POST THREE: A warm and fuzzy story about a field trip with my middle school students to downtown Chicago. Still a really great day.
POST FOUR: Read one of the nicest things a student has ever said about my library. [with an annoying typo]
I hope you enjoy! More tomorrow!