Thursday, January 12, 2006

Pointless Milestones

Those of you who pay attention to these things may have realized that this is the one year anniversary of The Angry Drunk Bureaucrat.  If you are not one of those people, well, shame on you, but thanks for reading anyway. 
Although, perhaps you are one of those people that look at hit counters and realized that we are rapidly approaching 10,000 visitors... like really rapidly... like by the time you finish reading this post, I hope.  So call your friends/neighbors/fellow bloggers/Jerry Lewis, and help push us to 10K! 
I'd like to thank all the people that made this possible and all the people (both real and virtual) that encouraged this little excursion into the seedy underworld that is The Bureaucracy. Without all of your emails, postings, rants, raves, and so forth, I wouldn't have had the will to carry on... and would have been in some virtual gutter somewhere soaked in virtual gin and tonic. 
Here's what I've learned so far from this blog: 
(1) The actual workings of government are enigmas to most people.  
(2) People, nevertheless, have very strong feelings about the way things ought to be, and will freely and loudly offer them to you. 
(3) Blogging while drunk, while not recommended, is highly entertaining to read.
(4) "Commiseration" has two m's.
(5) The distance between the people in charge of this City and the people reading this blog is smaller than you think. 
(6) Blogger doesn't like Apple's Safari browser.  
(7) There is no "I" in "Team," but there is an "Eat Me."
(8) Never go back to read old posts; yes, they are as bad as you remember.
(9) No pooftas?
(10) Writing using dependent, independent, and subjunctive clauses is a lost art form, as are sentences using semi-colons.
(11) Lists are good ways of extending short posts into lengthy ones.
So that's it from here!  I'm off to celebrate in my own particular way, which, as you may have guessed, involves liquor and paperwork. 
Thanks again everybody. 

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