Monday, March 12, 2012

Our 1000th post party (with prizes)!

Today is our 1000th post!

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In lieu of a $1,000 bill, I considered making a list of our top 1,000 favorite books.
Or 1,000 helpful household hints.
Maybe 1,000 bits of useless trivia...

When it comes right down to it, 1,000 is a REALLY big number. Think of it in pennies, as the folks over at the MegaPenny Project have done:


1,000 pennies stacked 40 high, five by five, is worth $10 US and weighs 6.25 pounds.
Stacked, 1,000 pennies would be 5.2 feet high. (There's a project for bored children to tackle during spring break!) Laid out flat, 1,000 pennies would cover 3.9 square feet.

For you "mathletes," the prime factors of 1,000 are 2x2x2x5x5x5. 1,000 cubed is 10x10x10.

For movie fans, the shape-changing robot in "Terminator: Judgment Day" was the T-1000.


And for you history buffs, Viking explorer Leif Ericson landed in North America in 1000 AD. (It was also a Leap Year!)

Looking for scriptures related to the number 1000?
  • When Abimelech realized Sarah was Abraham's sister, he gave Abraham 1,000 pieces of silver for the sake of her honor. (Gen 20:16) Which does make me wonder, did Sarah get that cash and go shopping?
  • The 20th chapter of Revelation describes how Jesus will bind the devil for 1,000 years. During that 1,000 years, Jesus will rule and reign over all the earth, and at the end of the 1,000 years, the devil will be released and try to suck people back under his influence, at which time he will be destroyed once and for all, thank goodness!
  • "But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance." 2 Peter 3:8-9 NKJV
    (There are more scriptures, of course, that's just a selection.)

However, the purpose of today's post is to thank you, our readers! Without you, 1,000 posts would not have been possible. 

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To celebrate all of YOU, we've created four special surprise gift packs for four of you who comment on this post.(Hint: prizes will include yummy snacks and nifty items from the various regions where the Inkies reside!) 

The contest is open all week, so make sure you get your name in the proverbial hat by leaving a comment with your email address! You know the drill, use this format to avoid being tagged by spammers and those weird cyberbot spider things: awesomeinkwellinspyreader(at)mail(dot)com.

So, celebrate with us and comment away!

33 comments:

  1. I think that's the longest email address I've seen. Yikes!

    I feel very old. I don't care if that number only means 3-ish years...it sounds like a very long time.

    Winners of our drawing (I think this goes on for the week) will each get four surprise treats in the mail. Sounds like a lot of fun to me.

    I think I should at least make some coffee and well, once I'm in the kitchen I might as well make some scones. Cranberry Scones? and Almond. Nice and light but they don't store well, so we'll have to eat them all up today.

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  2. Whoo-hoo! Congratulations!!!

    Let's see...1000 posts...how many words would that be?

    Here's to thousands more : )

    gcwhiskas at aol dot com

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  3. Hey Virginia. Thanks!

    I'm also going to encourage readers to open up yesterday's devotional by Niki. (Aka the naked guy devotional)

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  4. Wow... 1000 posts already? It didn't seem that long ago you introduced yourselves to us.

    Yay Inkies! I have been blessed, educated, tickled, and caused to stop and ponder by those posts. I've appreciated your internet presence. Thanks!

    Almost spewed coffee on the laptop when I read the Naked Dude post title. Talk about catching one's attention... *heh*

    May the Inkies have many more 1,000s of posts as well. You ladies are all a blessing!!!!

    nm8r67 at hotmail dot com

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  5. Yeah, I think the naked guy post as #999 was a nice touch to our celebration :) Cute homage to the #1000 today. Thanks, Niki.

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  6. I'll take a scone, and another cup of tea, thank you, Deb!
    Instead of feeling old, I feel, er... seasoned. Let's go with seasoned. I would feel less seasoned if I had been able to SLEEP last night. Whoever coordinated Daylight Saving time with a full moon needs a swat. Just sayin'!

    Thanks for the kudos on yesterday's devotional, too!

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  7. Merci beaucoup, Virginia!
    Yep, the word count on 1,000 posts is probably pretty high!

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  8. Aw, DebH, what a sweet comment! Bless you!

    (Hope your laptop survived the coffee...) : )

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  9. Thanks, Dina! Now I will forever correlate #999 as "the naked guy" post. *grin*

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  10. Congrats, my Inky sisters. This is quite an accomplishment. The time went so fast.

    DebH - the day is getting better now that I've seen you here... and it reminds me of what I need to do today, email-wise. LOL

    Deb, it sounds like the 4 winners will each receive one treat... but I thought they'll receive a treat package. Granted, I've been avoiding my email all weekend so I may have missed something...

    Anita Mae.

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  11. Any scones left?

    If so, I'm pulling my head out of the sand at precisely the right moment. Congratulations, fellow Inkwellians, at this momentous occasion.

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  12. Happy 1000th post, Inkwell! I'll take a scone, please, with a lot of cream. Yipee! And here's to the future!

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  13. Ah, "Inkwellians," I really like that, Barb!

    Anita, each winner will receive 3 separate goodies as their prize package, shipped direct from 3 different Inkies. So yes, it's a package, it just comes in three parts!

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  14. Fun post. I'd like to see the thousand books listed, though. :-)

    I prefer my scones without anything in them, just lots of clotted cream and strawberry am atop them. And some lovely Darjeeling to go along with them.

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  15. Mmm, Laurie Alice, I have never had clotted cream but every time I hear it mentioned it sounds SO yummy.
    May have to find a recipe...

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  16. Congratulations, my fellow Inksters (Inky Sisters). I feel so blessed to be part of the Inkwell. Did someone say scones? I like cinnamon apple scones. I never thought of putting anything on top, but I think whipped cream would add a nice touch.

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  17. Yup my mistake in phrasing. Each of four winneres will receive a pride"basket" it just wont come all in one piece. But in three pieces!

    Well whatever. Just tell us you're interested and how great we are and leave your email address safely. And if you are on of ourfour winners this week you'll get some nice regional gifty food stuff or books.

    Candies and coins and maple syrup and we'll try to keep everything from getting sticky.

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  18. I should stop commenting on my kindle. Way too many typos. I hope they amuse you at least.

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  19. Hi Susie & Suzie! Congrats all around!

    Wouldn't it be lovely to live in Inkwell land all day? I just narrowly escaped my HS senior with all of his scholarship application questions... Pass the cream.

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  20. Congratulations to all of you on your 1000th post! What a lot of work and such dedication -- amid all your other writings, work, family commitments, etc. I've been reading this blog for quite awhile -- not quite from the beginning but not too long after! I have been blessed, encouraged, challenged and entertained! I don't always comment but I always read what you have to say. Thank you! Keep up the good work! I'm looking forward to the next 1000 or 10,000 more!
    elaineking1 at hotmail dot com

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  21. Elaine, what a sweet comment! Thank you for stepping (typing) out and letting us know you've enjoyed the last 1,000 posts!

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  22. congrats on your 1000th post. can an aussie enter.
    my addy is ausjenny at gmail dot com

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  23. A collective "thank you!" from all the Inkies, Ausjenny!

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  24. Huge congrats to you all on your great Blog!
    Carlagade at gmail (dot) com

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  25. Great job digging up all those "1000"s, Niki! My, how the time doth fly :+)

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  26. CONGRATULATIONS LADIES....I can't believe that it has been 1000posts :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  27. Thanks Carla, Jen, and Karen!

    (Don't worry, there's more scones...)

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  28. Thank you inkies for your wonderful posts. I don't how you find the time -but lucky for us you do!

    Maquis15 at gmail dot com

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  29. Thank you inkies for your wonderful posts. I don't how you find the time -but lucky for us you do!

    Maquis15 at gmail dot com

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  30. Thank you inkies for your wonderful posts. I don't how you find the time -but lucky for us you do!

    Maquis15 at gmail dot com

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  31. WOW! 1000 posts! I'm new to this blogging stuff and it blows my mind that you guys got this much! Congrats!

    seventysevensusieq[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  32. 1000 posts! Congrats! It is so much fun reading everyone's comments. Here's to 1000 more posts!!

    Blessings!

    judyjohn2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

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