13 March, 2009

101 & COUNTING

100-year-old celebrates her birthday by smoking 170,000th cigarette


Last night my Etsy site hit 100 sales and now it's up to 101. It's a red letter day! In celebration I stayed up late on the internet researching things to go with my 100 moment and it would be a mistake not to start with the above Winnie Langley.

Fittingly if Winnie's lungs haven't given out on her yet, she is now officially 101 (my current sales data) as this article I found was old. And she must be as sharp as a tack if she can remember the number of cigarettes she has smoked in her lifetime. I can't even remember where I park my car at work. What does Winnie attribute her longevity to? I quote, "Mrs Langley insists she's never suffered because of the habit as she "has never inhaled". . . That sounds strangely familiar.

Second we'll talk about how it is the 100 year anniversary of how Ernest Shackleton's expedition claims to have found the Magnetic South Pole, but the location recorded for it may be incorrect. So, what we are to learn from this Wikipedia entry of things that happened in 1909, is that even declarations are historically important, because apparently this dude didn't in fact find the South Pole, but some random spot next to it. So, in the spirit of historical declarations, I claim that I have found the Magnetic Mountain West Pole on my run this morning. You heard it here first. I put it in my back pocket. Did you get that Wikipedia?

Third is AFI's top 100 movies, selected by AFI's blue-ribbon panel. I really think that AFI should rename their blue-ribbon panel because now I can't get the image of large pigs at the state fair out of my mind. Anyway, I digress; the 100th movie is Yankee Doddle Dandy. I've seen and it was very entertained by it. Moving on.

Fourth, I would love to write what the 100th song is on Billboards Top 100 today, but apparently you have to be a subscriber to see the lowest numbers on the chart. Who cares about number 1! The rudest thing I can say about Billboard and keep this thing PG is that your all a bunch of Blue-Ribbon Panelists!

Fifth, on the S&P 100 Apple is trading at 95.93 and Microsoft is trading at 16.65. I wish I had stock in Apple. Well, I wish I had stock in Microsoft as well and had cashed out when it was high. Apparently Bill Gates' wife wants an iPhone SO bad, but she is forbidden from owning one. I have an iPhone. Na na na na neener, I have something you can't buy with all your copious amounts of money. . . Somehow I don't feel better.

Anyway, that's it. I was toying with the idea of making this a list of 100 Facts About 100, but truthfully a list of 5 is long enough.

6 comments:

Charlet said...

Congratulations on your big 100. so exciting!!!!

The Lazy Organizer said...

Way to go! You are so talented you deserve it! Are you getting tired of shipping yet? Ya, that gets old.

Robyn 'My Middle Name Is Awesome' said...

This was such a cool post! I've been following your blog for awhile now and I love it! Congrats on your 100th sale!

scooterbogdan said...

...sigh ... just had to evangelize the MAC again didn't you? It only took them .. what? ... 30 years? Woot!

Happy 100th sister ... I am happy I was able to contribute. I love your product line.

My top 100 git link to you:

http://www.squidoo.com/browse/top_lenses

scooterbogdan said...

and this is my gift to you also :-)

http://seekingalpha.com/article/21402-the-ten-best-tech-stocks-of-all-time

times 10

scooterbogdan said...

and I love you X 100.