On 1000

Good Morning North, Central, and South America! Good Afternoon Europe and Africa! Good Evening Asia, Australia, and New Zealand! Welcome to my 1000th post!

For the next 36-hours, please take the time to comment, state where you are from, say something about your blog, interact with my guests here and on my sidebar, listen to music, and enjoy the food and beverages. Besides, I may get some surprise guests during the event. In other words, celebrate the occasion, and stop by more than once.

A Few Factoids

  • Started on August 28, 2008 as a politics and sports; needless to say, topics have expanded
  • At the time of this post, 1000 posts on 44 categories for 269 followers and 92, 834 visits that provided about half of the 14,189 comments … and never Freshly Pressed
  • Yes – My name is Frank
  • A Frank Angle means “An Honest Opinion”
  • First used “On” the post title in post 35, but started using it more regularly around post 90

When I first started, I had no clue about how long this would last. After four years and 1000 posts, I remain in awe of what other bloggers do, and am ever grateful for those who visit what I call “my little corner of the world.” Given my longevity, my stats are well below many, but if nothing else, I’ve persevered and enjoy myself.

Thanks to Tim, a local friend whose discussions actually sparked this blog.

Thanks to my early commenters as Mo, Beeze, Chris, David, Ryan, Maxi, Frag, Larry, and Joe. You helped me learn and establish my presence. Their links are in the Pioneers section of the sidebar links.

Thanks to all the visitors through the years and those who take the time to comment. You make this a fun and respectful place.

Thanks to the many bloggers I visit who provide opportunities for smiles, laughs, inspiration, thoughts, and learning.

Thanks to the many who demonstrate that goodness is throughout the world.

Special thanks to the one who is my wife, my friend, my love, and my dancing partner – for enduring – and she reads and occasionally comments as the Right Angle.

Thank you WordPress.

Thanks to my party team!

Before Guapo takes over, here’s some tunes to start the party! Thank you everyone!
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295 thoughts on “On 1000

  1. Hooowwwllllll of happiness. Congratulations Frank on this awesome achievement. Your blog is fantastic and always keeps our interest (even Briscoe has learned a thing or too). Bones for everyone!

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    • Beags!
      Welcome all the way from Virginia… and you brought the dogs too! Probably a bit too much celebration for Belle. Hey everyone – checkout the way she uses her 3 beagles in political dialogue. Yep … a conservative, a moderate, and a liberal. Thanks for coming and the howls!

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  2. Wow -what an adventure you have had – 1000 posts is cause to celebrate
    I come from Ontario, and live in a small town close to the border of Detroit and I have been following you now for just a few months–but really enjoy your take on the world–and the fact that you try to entertain us as well as inform us. I am glad I found this blog, and enjoy the rapport we have. Congrats and keep posting!

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  3. Hip hip hoooorraaayyyyyy! that’s a lot of seat time, the iron butt club Frank! congratulations! I am from AZ and my blog is about art, all kinds, sculpture, photography and anything that creates something out of nothing. Cheers, great noshes Frank, I’m going to mingle now and catch some music…..may I use your restroom? ( I’d like to check out your medicine cabinet….) great party!

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    • It’s Christine from Arizona – the first photographer on the scene. How can anyone not enjoy the arts and taking photos in your state! Have a good time … and the restroom is inside, to the right, and on the left. Thanks for attending.

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    • Larry … from Florida … and the first of the Pioneers to arrive. Where’s Mo and the rest of the TSN gang? Take it easy here today! …. but share your wit and humor … and thanks for coming!

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  4. Congrats Frank on the milestone!

    It takes a lot of persistence in blogging to reach that number considering the lives many of us have outside of it as well as it being easy to burn out from it. Although I don’t stop by as often for many reasons mainly my work/travel schedule, it doesn’t change the fact that you’re one of the good guys in blogging as well as quite possibly the most objective. Objective people are hard to come by especially with the topics you discuss on here! LOL!

    I like that you pointed out that you persevered and enjoy yourself rather than focus on your site’s stats. The fact you still have many of the same readers from about when you started and have built some more over the years says enough.

    Thanks for the continued support despite me being inactive of late and for listing me as a pioneer on this site. I appreciate it man!

    Continue to do what you do!

    P.S. I wouldn’t mind the Reds making the World Series! I hope to get back there. If I do, I’ll make sure we meet up this time around. I’m gonna be doing a big social media/wrestling post soon which the idea came from that project I worked on in Cincy.

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    • Hey David … another one of the Pioneers …. Still using North Carolina as homebase to travels? Hey everyone – This guy is one of the creative writers out there! Meanwhile, you also taught me this: If someone takes time to comment, take time to respond. And yes … Go Reds … and keep me posted if you return to the Queen City … and never forget who attended the Freezer Bowl! Thanks for coming. See Larry over there at the Pioneers VIP table?

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  5. Hey! good Morning Happy !000 Posts! That really is amazing. I had a look at how many post I had done to day only 702 and that feels like a lot. It’s 7AM here I’m drinking my first cup of coffee and waking up. :+)

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    • Hey hey … It’s Starla from Montana. BTW – I received the hay sculpture commemorating the event … it’s on the other side of that tent. Thanks! Meanwhile … get your coffee .. and I know you’ll return.

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      • Yes We will stop in from time to time to see what’s shakin over here:+) I was just listening to your music video’sFUN! Coffee’s kicking in I’m glad it’s the weekend it’s been a long week.

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    • Cheers Mobius!
      A fellow Ohioan in the opposite corner of the state. A photographer who does delightful treatments on photos. Gotta love the rust and blues! 2000? ha ha … no promises. But I know you are a music lover, so enjoy the entertainment. BTW … I haven’t seen Marina yet.

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  6. Coffe’s kicking in a little bit and my eyes are starting to open. Iam living in Montana and I’ve also never been and probably will never be Fresly Pressed. It’s just probably one of those things but that’s OK because I have met firiends like you and that really truely is the Reward or Award. Maybe some day your lovely wife can do a post and we can get to know her as well. :+) Navar has done an occasional post over at my place. He’s probably due for one. He’s been so busy with teaching that it might be awhile to get him to sit down and put one together.

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  7. Congratulations my dear blogging friend. A very big accomplishment. And I thought my 1year anniversary of blooging was s hooo-hooo moment. So nice to see and read yoyur blog. I am sure (Like me) it s an outlet for you. I have learned to out no pressure on myself and blog 1-2 a month. Your interesting facts and figures are truly amazing and always sparks a great conversation with all people with different opinions. Congratulations

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    • It’s Kellie! … the first Californian to arrive … and who generally writes about life events. Oh how we can learn from one another! Hey – I know it’s early – so ease yourself into the festivities. Thanks for coming .. and enjoy!

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  8. I don’t think I’ve ever been called a pioneer before! A big congrats on your blogging milestone, but more importantly, a big congrats on being able to continually write a great blog for all of us to read! I find some sense of pride in how well the pioneer bloggers have done, let’s hope everyone can join in another celebration when you hit 2000!

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    • Nachos (aka Chris) from Pennsylvania!

      A special announcement here – Chris is the first person to comment here! Wow … I am flattered that you took time to join the celebration. Meanwhile, this guy knows baseball trading cards! …. and is also involved with the Baseball Big Brother Project, so see him in the Pioneers. Meanwhile … how about those Reds! Offense still bothers me, but hey … first place is better than the rest! Thanks for stopping by. BTW – Dave and Larry are here somewhere in the crowd.

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    • Navar … Starla’s other half from Montana .. hey hey .. she got you up! But hey – I’m seeing her party animal side!

      We do some line dancing, but not much. Here’s one we know … not very western though. Come on everyone .. time to Rumba, Samba, Mambo. Thanks for joining the party … and good luck with teaching science!

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  9. Fantastic Frank! I’m with you – it’s not the quantity of hits or comments – it’s the quality, and your readerhip has it in spades!

    Whether a thoughtful view on politics, the inanity of the onion, introducing us to the wonders of Handbells or numerical interealaions, I have yet to read a post from you that was not worth the time it took to read.Many of them stay with me long after.

    Your blog is a wonderful place, and the comments above prove it.
    For my first song, I give you One Particular Harbor.
    I’ll be back in a bit with more.

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    • New York City has risen … Guapo is here!

      Thanks for the kind words. Sure wish I had your creativity & humorous writing style … let alone your sense of adventure. And hey – Cincinnati loves Jimmy Buffett … some even say that his concert madness actually started here at his performance at Kings Island amusement park many years ago. Meanwhile, you’re a classic .. thanks for your help today!

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  10. This is great! Congratulations on 1000 posts. Just wow and wow! I’m flattered you invited me to your party (thank you) and what a party it is! There is even a dancing dog! I love that your wife calls herself the ‘right’ angle (cute and funny). I hope you enjoy your day and again, congratulations on a wonderful accomplishment. It’s only 9:00 a.m. here in the deep south, but I think I’ll go grab a beer and see if you have any chips n dip…. 🙂

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  11. Dear Frank,

    Congratulations on your milestone. Your blog is pretty unique I think. I am never ofsten unsure what I will find when I get here — but your post are always well written, well researched and well thought out. But mostly they are just plain fun. I think you have way more than your share of common sense,.

    Me, well, my blog is http://fiftyfourandahalf.com/, a mishmash of humor, politics, political humor and whatever happens to make me laugh or tick me off when I’m near a computer. And I appreciate that Frank has been a follower for much of my 1+ year (and sadly only about 150 posts).

    And with every FrankAngle comment, I detect a wry smile and a wink.

    You’re the best Frank. And I love Asleep at the Wheel!

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    • All the way from northern Virginia … Eylse!!! For those not desiring a beating, that’s a-Lease …. not Elsie.

      Thanks for the nice words and your visits. Even though you have 1+ year of blogging, whenever I visit I marvel at the number of comments. Well done. Great site! Glad you enjoyed Asleep at the Wheel … more entertainment to come … including John on stage!

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        • And here I was, John, being oh so polite and not mentioning the typo.

          But Frank got to the heart of it. Else-ie makes me a wee-bit cranky, as every substitute teacher and half the humans who have ever tried to pronounce my name got it that way. It might not have been so bad if Elsie wasn’t such an ugly name or if Elsie the Cow wasn’t the Borden spokes-cow in my neck of the woods growing up.

          Just a minute though, we’re not allowed to blog drunk? Damn.

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        • Well, tell ya what – I’ll make an exception for ya, seeing as how I brought up the whole “drunk blogging” concept. Besides, if I can post stoned, you certainly have the right to post sauced. 😉
          By the by, Elsie made it to our parts, too. And speaking of bovine reps, have you checked out the Real California Milk website? They did a contest a while back to pick a new “spokes-cow”. I helped get the Canadian cow elected – Chicago style. You know, “vote early, vote often”? 😀

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        • Just remember, Everclear (180 proof) is the universal solvent. If it doesn’t dissolve your problem, a good swig will dissolve your brain! 😀
          (Never was a hard alcohol man myself. Developed a taste for … shall we say … plant-heavy options. Some hops-based beer and … how do I put this … “herbal” cigarettes – the type you find in a “ROACH” filled “JOINT”, in the “GRASS”, or by your neighbor, Miss “MARY JANE”….. 😉

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      • I didn’t remember telling people my rather strong feelings about my name. Apparently it just comes out …

        This is great coming back here and reading more comments, hearing hte next song.

        Frank I am in awe!

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        • Elyse,
          Either you had it in a post or in a comment somewhere …. and you were quite stern about it … thus imprinting fear in my brain. Meanwhile, a great party indeed … and should continue through much of tomorrow, so knows what lies ahead. 🙂

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  12. Ladies and Gentlemen! (And other life forms – gotta be inclusive!) It is my GREAT pleasure to introduce, the man of the millennium, the Cincinatti sensation, the blogger who turned us on to “On”, the one, the only, TheFrankAngle! And the crowd goes wild!!!! 😀
    Congrats, my friend, and here’s to many more years. If I can be a fraction the entertainment and enlightenment you’ve been, I’ll count myself a great success. Once I figure out WordPress, that is….. 😉

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    • It’s the Chicagolander stuck in Ohio! Hi John! (The crowds collectively says). You’re like our Norm from Cheers!

      I appreciate not only your kind words and frequent visits sharing your wit, but thanks for the offline communication. Meanwhile, you’ll be fine on your blog .. just be yourself. hey everyone … don’t visit him yet as I prematurely signaled his start.

      Meanwhile …. get ready because you will be taking the entertainment stage soon … but not yet, so go mingle. Hey Rufus – no alcohol for John because of a variety of reasons. 😉

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    • Oh – sorry, I forgot about the rules – since you usually don’t have any. 😉
      Let’s see – I’m from Chicago, but I live in a VERY small town in VERY rural SE Ohio. My blog is a freshly-started disaster area (yes, I’m hoping for EPA funding!) that WILL be about a variety of light-hearted incidents from my half decade on this planet, once I figure out how WordPress works. It’s at windycitywonderer.wordpress.com, but it’s basically a test-pattern right now. So instead of working on it, I’m over here abusing Frank – a daily occurrence, as he will gladly testify. 😉
      Goooooooooood Morning, FrankAngle! (Sorry, that’s my best Robin Williams.) How be you and the missus? Now stick that crank in the old Victrola and let’s get this party CRANKED! 😀

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    • Hi Carie … a fellow Ohioan who actually is a friend of Starla and Guapo. I know you are a bit shy, but when I was at your blog the other day, wow … lotsa of traffic! Woo hoo to you! This lady has humor! Thanks for coming … and hope you stick around.

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  13. Hi Frank. So now it’s official. Congratulation and well done.

    For anyone who doesn’t know what 1,000 blog posts looks like here they are represented as lollipop sticks (imageine each one is a post, not a stick!)

    Glad to see the party is buzzing. And Tina showed up too. Wow!

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    • Fasab,
      Got your award as the first recipient of the Mil Award. Thank you!

      Gotta love the 1000 sticks video … and wow .. thanks for arranging for Tina’s surprise visit. Meanwhile, hey folks … visit this site which is full of humor and oddities. But wait .. here’s something I don’t know … where (state/country) are you? Stick around .. enjoy … and John is here too!

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    • Randel … Gotta love Madison … one of America’s best places for a college football Saturday.

      Many of his posts are about economics … but these are both understandable and nonpartisan. Hey people … a great place to learn! More cheese and beer for my friend from Wisconsin!

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  14. Congratulations, Frank! That’s a big milestone. Looking forward to many more posts from you. I don’t always comment, but I do visit and read.

    You sure know how to throw a great party. 🙂

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    • Welcome Nancy from Michigan. Great site for those who wonder to ponder theology. I like to think of it as theology by a layperson for laypeople. Then again, you know more than most laypeople. 🙂 Thanks for the kind word, so enjoy the event!

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    • Here’s another Pioneer … Ryan of Lester’s Legends from Minnesota …. truly one of the best sports sites, especially for us interested in Fantasy Sports. Hey Ryan … How about those Reds?! Many thanks Ryan for your help in getting me started oh so many years ago …. and you taking the time to stop by today is extra special to me. Cheers!

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  15. This is quite a milestone Frank! Congratulations! I’m only 560 posts behind you. There is so much I enjoy about your site — the humor, the fun facts, learning about something new, and the civility without descending into gooey sap, and of course, the Saturday cartoon posts! I’m glad I found you whenever it was that I found you this year. I look forward to reading the next 1000 Frank Angles.

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    • Lame from NYC is here just as you promised. FYI: Before arriving, she visited and commented on my first post.

      This lady from the apartment without air conditioning more than a survivor … but one who shares her city through humor … great posts with a strong following. I know that you are one fans of the Saturday Morning Cartoon series, so it will return. Thanks for the kind words and enjoy the food, beverage, and entertainment … and I have special goat cheeses just for you!

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  16. Hi there, Frank, and congratulations on your steadfast blogging. I’m always ready to enjoy a party with friends… and this one is a first for me. I don’t think I’ve heard much music like this. I am Shimon, from the city of Jerusalem, Israel. I know nothing of sports, and only a very little about American politics, but have found common interests with Frank. From the first, I was intimidated by Frank’s request at the top of his comments section, insisting that the comment be respectful. It was never clear to me what was expected, and what would be considered disrespectful. I’m a drinking man, and my favorite in America is Jack Daniels. I’m about to check the bar to see if there’s any. I’m sure it’ll be nice to meet some of Frank’s friends, and especially his wife and dancing partner. I loved the dancing dog, by the way…

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    • Shimon … my friend … also the way from Israel. I’m humbled. He’s quite the philosopher about life … and a great one to visit. Now about that Jack Daniels .. no problem … top shelf for you. However, you should know that the Kentucky Bourbon Trail is a 2-3 hour drive from me, I highly recommend “46” by Maker’s Mark! … My sister-in-law also praises Knob’s Creek … so try them while you are here. You are a true pleasure and I appreciate your presence … and enjoyment of the dancing dog. 🙂

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    • You’ve stumbled into good company, Shimon.
      And I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone be disrespectful here – including me.
      Which kind of surprises me now that I think of it.

      Must be Frank’s influence.
      Meh.

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    • Weebs … another New Yorker … and wow … what a following on her blog. Talk about impressive! Recently discovered that we have something in common … but I’ll keep politics out of this joyous occasion. Weebs … I am honored by your presence … BTW – try the single vineyard zins I have from Peachy Canyon.

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  17. A Frank Angle,
    I couldn’t have chosen a better post to my an entrance on your blog. Congratulations on this milestone. I’m looking forward to catching up on some of your older posts. Hours of fun neglecting my kids ahead of me.
    Le Clown

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    • A Frank Angle,
      I’ve also been told by y friend Lame Adventures that you have never been Freshly Pressed… I raise my glass of sparkling water with a zest of lime to you, new friend. We’re only a handful left.
      Le Clown

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        • Frank,
          I’ve also been told by Madame Weebles that you live in Ohio… Once of my all time favourite trips was to Cleveland. I absolutely loved my short stay there. There is a great deal of Montreal in Cleveland…
          Thank you for the warm welcome.
          Le Clown

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        • LeClown,
          Lived in Ohio all but 3 months of my life. Lived in Cincinnati as an adult, but my wife from Cleveland. The two cities are different in many ways. … we love Montreal! A great city!

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  18. What a great accomplishment !! I am so glad I found you, so happy I can follow you and appreciate your wonderful additions to the blogging world.

    Congrats on 1000.

    Let me add to your musical collection one of my favorites:

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  19. Happy Thousandth, Frank!
    I have a bit of catching up to do it seems… both in reading some of your posts and posting my own (although I’ve just checked and I’m on 725 random pieces of waffle!)
    Just going to the music room, and I’ll mingle later!

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    • AquaTom! Congratulations … you are the first attendee that I don’t know – Welcome … and glad you stopped in. Where are you located? Tell about your blog (which I will visit). After all, inquiring minds want to know. 725 is impressive, well done & keep going! Thanks for taking the time to stop by!

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      • It’s good to to be a first… although I have a feeling that our orbits may have crossed once or twice in the blogosphere – however, I could be wrong (I am on occasions!)
        Me… I live in the county of Cheshire in England, in a place that crosses many dimensions of time and space. That may actually all be in my mind, with many of my Inner Beings, but it feels right, and that is what my blog is sometimes about! Other times, it’s just random waffle with the odd tale or random rhyme thrown in. And, like you, I have a fascination with everything in the Universe.
        And now that I sound utterly mad, I’ll end this comment before it overtakes your great celebration here!
        Have a good Saturday!

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        • Don’t worry, Tom. I know you’re not totally insane, ’cause I am, and I’ve never seen you at the meetings. 😉
          Did I detect just a faint whiff of “Whovian” in that comment, or am I just in the wrong call box?

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        • Um .. I was very clumsily trying to ask if you were a fan of Doctor Who, based on your comments about time and space. Or am I just being a little thick today? (Yeah, I know – a little from column A, a little from Column B. 😉 )
          And hey, if you’re going to come to the meetings, feel free to come up front! Heaven knows, I can’t ALWAYS keep the crowd entertained – no matter how many of my little internal voices contribute! 😀

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        • Not at all, I am a Who viewer if that helps, a Whover if you like. I like the Doctor for the references of space and time, and I like to think we have similar minds… only mine’s stranger. Hence always staying at the back! And the mobile phone is my mobile TARDIS, which I use on some occasions… I have other, more bizarre methods for exploring the Universe!

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  20. Wow what a great party!
    Congratulations
    -on your 1,000th post!!
    -on sticking with it for four years
    -on writing such well researched interesting posts
    – and on your wonderful community of readers. I enjoyed reading ALL the comments before mine.

    I too have never been Freshly Pressed – we should start a club.

    oh I nearly forgot: I live in Los Angeles. In my blog I write about life, encounters at the Art Museum where I work, my passions of photography, poetry, my travels around the world, and hiking (i just got back from a 250km walk on the Camino in Spain)

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  21. Hey congrats on your big 1000!! An amazing achievement for sure!
    Anyway, hi from Phil I’m a bird and alligator photographer living in the coastal South Carolina USA area.
    Enjoy the party! 🙂

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  22. Hey… Congrats Frank on your 1000th post! You know this made me look and see how many I’ve put up… 244. That puts your 1000 into context. Shows how much great work you’ve done across a broad swath of topics and interests.

    Speaking of that… read some of your wine posts and was just scanning through some of your archived ones… Have you ever ventured into making your own? I ask ’cause that’s something I’m exploring myself. Any advice or experiences to share?

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    • Mashed,
      Great to see that you have arrived for the celebration. I love wine, thus leave the wine making to the experts. I like to say this … I like wine … I don’t make it, I don’t cellar it, I don’t collect it … I’m a consumer! Thus – sorry I can’t lend any experience for you. Meanwhile … enjoy browsing and the party!

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  23. Talk about a surprise guest. On Wednesday, he was in my Onion post. On Friday, he reappeared on The Onion headlines of the week. Crazy as it seems, it’s compelled him to attend today. Ladies and gentleman – on the stage … Vladimir Putin.

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  24. Wow, with all those comments I feel like I’ve arrived late to the party – and I’m supposed to be doing the catering! Congrats Frank on reaching a terrific milestone – it will be a while (a long while) before I catch up to you. It’s super impressive because so many people will quit long before they reach your level of achievement. I really enjoy your blog; there’s always something new and interesting on it and it’s been great getting to know you over the past six months or so xx

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    • Yea … Spiced made it out of the kitchen to say hello. This group is keeping you busy. Plus you still have more than 24 hours to go!

      Meanwhile … finally … an Aussie! I was getting worried! Hey everyone … here’s one of the caterers. Besides wonderful recipes, she works her life stories around the recipe. She quite the prolific blogger, so give Hotly Spiced a visit! … Thanks for the kind words … and enjoy the party … keep visiting … who knows who you may see.

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  25. Damned if we’re gonna let the Ruskies win this one. Think that was bad? Seems to be time to bring on the Missouri Mass Murderer. I give you Mrs Miller – please, please take her……

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  26. Congrats Frank on the marvelous journey! You’ve proven that perseverance and a great read are essential to the blogging process! Here’s to the next 1000 and continued success with such esteemed company!

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    • Frag … woo hoo … The Great Franoli is in the house and another New Englander … I think Vermont … and nother Legend! … and this guy loves sports, especially baseball. I see his columns on Yahoo and the fabulous Baseball Big Brother Project. I know it’s been a tough year from the Red Sox, but I know you appreciate the Reds this season. (I’m not happy with the offense!) … Meanwhile, thanks for coming … BTW – the Legends are in the VIP area!

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  27. This is just a great party, Frank, and I’ve been trying to get here all day! I first read your post on my phone while taking photos at my granddaughters first soccer game but I never comment from my phone–I’ve been known to pass along a few unintended words!

    And that’s a bit of a lead in as to who I am. I’m Debra, a native Southern Californian committed to living life with as many stress-reducing activities, pursuits, hobbies and local travel opportunities as I can cram into my life, albiet not yet retired. I’m very eclectic in my musical tastes, reading choices, art and ideas. I also enjoy throwing in a few local places of Southern California interest to share with my blogging friends.

    Congratulations, Frank. You have a wonderful blog and have been such an encouraging reader and supporters to others. I’m very impressed with 1,000 posts! Thanks for letting me be part of such a wonderful friend-filled party!

    Debra

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    • Debra … the good lady from LA!

      Being that you were with your granddaughters before the party is understand, because I know they are a joy in your life. Hey everyone. Her blogs about life are refreshing …. and she has a tortoise as a pet!!! Here’s some fruits and veggies for Darwin! Enjoy the party and thanks for the kind words.

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    • Mo!!!!!!!! OMG … it’s MO! (and I see you found the beer.) I know – you needed it after that grueling drive from Massachusetts.

      You people won’t believe this. Not only his he one of the Pioneers, but owner of the legendary Mo’s Tavern in the TSN days. He still occasionally blogs on his own, but he still is a power presence at YouGabSports. Mo, you are truly a good guy! Thanks for coming .. and enjoy the party!

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  28. Hey! Since everybody seems to have deserted me, here are some facts about today, to help Frank celebrate:
    Agatha Christie, Fay Wray (of the original King Kong movie), and Creighton Abrams, who led the relief of Bastogne in December of 1944 and for whom the current Army tank is named, were all born today. Today is also “Battle Of Britain” day in the K, the day in 1940 when the greatest number of German aircraft were shot down during the Blitz. And HMS Beagle, Charles Darwin’s ship, reached the Galapagos Island. (That last one is dedicated to Beaglezmom and the boys. ah-WOO-roof! 😀 )

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    • Kathyrn … another first-time. Not only courtesy of Lame, but I believe we also cross paths during Robin’s walks around the bogs and at Shimon’s. Is that correct? Meanwhile – get back here! Tell us where you are from and what you blog about!!! … and I’ll visit about the party. Now I saw Lame somewhere … not sure where … but there’s Robin and Shimon! Nice meeting you and thanks for taking the time to celebrate!

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  29. Congrats on your thousand! I’ve yet to reach 250. You’ve inspired me.

    As for all the rest, I am H.E. Ellis- a die-hard New Englander who started a blog as a way to promote her books. It’s a year later and I’ve blogged about nearly everything and anything but my writing. I know, I make no sense.

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    • Ladies and Gentlemen – H.E. Ellis is in the house …. I’m stunned with honor. Hey folks, but what she didn’t tell you is that she has one heck of a following … and interacts with every dang one of them …. and talk about a sense of humor and being one crazy lady. Whoa! Thanks for taking the time to travel from New England!

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  30. Frank, thanks for the fabulous party – wow! I just had a lovely glass of local Western Pennsylvania wine (Narcissi WInery) in honor of your wonderful blog and impressive milestone. You made me feel so welcome when I first started blogging and visiting and I still enjoy every visit here! Did you know that it was your blog roll that I began to count on to find other interesting blogs when I was a newbie to the blogosphere? I still insist that you are a most creative blogger – your ability to put together fascinating posts and bring others together for a song or a laugh or some food for thought is a true gift.

    So, dance on, Frank, to another 1000 posts – bravo!

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    • Yoo everyone … It’s Lynn …. the Composer in the Garden! Where to I start?! Ok … she’s a music professor, a composer, an avid gardener, loves taking pictures of her grounded inhabitants, lives in a beautiful setting … and then blogs about all these. (I really love her music posts). Meanwhile, I appreciate your kind words and your attendance today … now party on!

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  31. Good grief *sip*… my scroll wheel is smokin’! Frank, a sincere congrastulations from me, along with a clinky *GULP* and drunken toast. Damn. There’s a, *chug chug* no doubt, one of me at every plarty.
    Gad to be invited here tonight, and – I say there f-flella, turn loosa my arm. I’ll fine my own way out! – an’… I really have made the most of the free booze an’ women. Who may or may not’ve been free ;-). Wait justa, wait justa darm second! get a hoff me, kid. I’m not done talkin’ta my buddy….. Frank over there. This is a toass ya know!? Arite arite, Frank! Call me, K? Hes my buh…..bud.
    God yer big, where’s my coat? But you don’t know my address. By Frnk!!

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    • Dink … Glad you made it! But hey – you’ve obviously snuck in on my and have been enjoying yourself. It also sounds like you have met John! … Sorry, but I can’t remember where you are from … do you remember?

      A short story about Dink – He’s from the conservative side of life, and he tossed out a disagreement once – and he was impressed on how a disagreement with him with class … and he has been appreciative every since … thus also appreciates how I make him think – even though he may disagree – but at least he’ll think about it. Visit him! … Now where did John go?

      Thanks Dink!

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      • Thanks for the kind words Frank. 🙂
        In effort to skip the formalities, I’m afraid that John didn’t introduce himself. He seems a little abrupt, but certainly has a way of getting results. And I guess he doesn’t much care for excess foolery.
        I’m from North West Arkansas. Hog country. I travel all over the Midwest, inspecting water towers.
        That is how I earn my keep, but it’s also something that I greatly enjoy.
        Excellent party last night. 😉 John said that I needn’t even stay and help clean up!
        Here’s to the next one Frank!

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        • Hogs are always welcome here. (The current rough start is a big ouch!) John is quite unique, but I will say that he means well. Meanwhile, he has been a HUGE help here for this event! Thanks for the background Dink … and for stopping by … one more entertainment act to go.

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  32. Sincere Congratulations Frank – I’m here via Mobius Faith where I am a faithful groupie. My home is Vancouver, Canada, now entering a sunny, crisp and colourful autumn. I’m toasting you with some verdaderamente excelente Tequila and must say I’m in awe of your 1000 – I doubt if I’ll live long enough to match your accomplishment but one can only hope. I’m honoured to be part of your party – keep on truckin…

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    • Clinock … another first-time commenter … and the trip from Vancouver to Cincinnati is quite a ways! I’ll visit your blog soon …. but please – tell us about yours! Thanks for the Tequila toast … cheers with my wine. 🙂 … many thanks for the good wishes and for attending!

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      • Virtual parties are wonderful, second only to real ones. My blog is essentially based on my love of the relationship between words and art but it has other themes happening. It also has gallery pages containing my own artwork. Enjoy your celebration…

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  33. Congratulations, Frank! That is quite an achievement! I figured out with the speed I am posting, it will take be about 20 years to reach the 1000th post. And you did it in four years! And what a party you have pulled here! Just as amazing. I look forward to follow you next 1000. Best regards.

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  34. I admit to suggesting that you start a blog, while also admitting that at the time I took a dim view of blogs in general. 1000 afrankangles later however I have seen the blogging light! CONGRATS and THANKS!!

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    • Hey everyone … it’s Tim …. the one I thanked in my post! He’s not a blogger … but he’s a prolific reader of the news. He actually enjoys reading columnists from the left and the right! Plus, he’s a fellow Cincinnatian, a former co-worker, a marching band enthusiast, a golfer, a renown flutist in his day, hubby to a good lady, and a good friend. Many thanks Tim!!!

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    • Hip hip horray for Hansi, the sketch master from California. With his unique drawing style and words of quip, this man is always a fun read. In other words, he’s quite the hoot! Enjoy the festivities … have you met John?

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    • Hey hey Starla … 8 hours to go, people are getting second wind, and late arrivals are still welcome.

      Meanwhile, John is still groggy, so hey …. it’s him and you leading the party on the current dance craze.

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  35. My apologies for being so late to the party, neighbor! A silly clown got in my way!

    Sooo, congratulations! Umm, let’s see, my name is Ginger,with a lot of SNAAP, and I live near you in the lovely town of Cincinnati, Ohio. My blog is freaktastic and doesn’t make any sense to anyone other than me!

    Glad to have met you- you’re shiny!

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    • Hey hey …. GingerSnaap is in the house! For some reason, I Gangnam would serve as your summons. 😉 Never late though as this is a weekend celebration.

      Yep – we are crosstown mates who both love Skyline Chili! For those looking for blogs on the outrageous edge, she not only has the place, but also the connections. Meanwhile, enjoy the entertainment and thanks for stopping by!

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  36. Okay, buddy, I’m here with some more “On this day” for ya. In 1620 on this day, the Mayflower sailed for America; in 1908, my beloved General Motors was founded, and Xerox debuted its’ first successful photocopier on live TV in 1959. So raise your glasses to James C Penney, of the famous store chain, born in 1875, Orel Herhiser born in 1958, and to the 2nd day of a great party run by our most extraordinary host, Frank! CHEERS! 😀

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  37. I see John has a few fun filled facts for the day! :+) Who knew that J C Penny’s first name was James.
    Hi frank Happy Sunday!
    I see you put the video up of the latest dance craze it’s a bit like the macarena :+) I heard a radio interview yesterday the guy that made this video three weeks ago has been doing the talk show circut yesterday doing the today show. The videos has been up three weeks and has 186,614,128 views. Amazing. I think maybe because it’s just so different and crazy who knows why a video goes viral.

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    • Mimo … you had it! Let me tell everyone this – this lady is a world-class photographer who travels the world. Her blog takes visitors through a month-long journey about a certain place. Currently, she captures the beauty of Tuscany … so visit her! Meanwhile, thanks for stopping by to celebrate the occasion!

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  38. WOW! This is great post, congratulations dear Frank. You are so nice and I am so glad to meet you and also with your amazing blog. You did a wonderful celebration party/post… I haven’t seen something like this one before, fascinated me. Thank you for being in my blogging life, and Good Luck for next many hits on your blogging world. Blessing and Happiness, love, nia

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    • Welcome Nia all the way from one of the intriguing cities of the world that I want to visit … Istanbul, Turkey… another one of those folks who brought her camera to the celebration. Hey everyone … she is a blogging machine, thus loves to share her work. Thanks for the kind words and for taking the time to journey here. 🙂

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  39. Well everyone. Here’s the last entertainment of this event. After all, post #1001 is within the next two hours … and I still have to clean!

    Regulars here know that my wife and enjoy ballroom dancing. Waltz, one of our favorites, can be so elegant when done well – thus why we have two of the Dancing with the Stars pros to show the way. A warm A Frank Angle welcome to the husband and wife team of Jonathon Roberts and Anna Trebunskaya accompanied by Michael Bolton.

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    • Hey Team Rufus … as one of the caterers as well as doing the bartending, fantastic job. Anyone here who wants tasting recipes every day, visiting this site is a must. Greg, thanks for the best wishes!

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  40. Nice rise and fall what a beautiful video. Outstanding dance I believe I remember watching these two dance this dance on the Dancing with the Stars. Nice way to wind down the party. We sure had a great time this weekend poping in from time to time to check out the entertainment and the festivities. Lots of fun thanks Frank for a wonderful Blog party and being such a great host.

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  41. i know people who have cranked out more posts in less time, but that’s not good. i know bloggers who crank out what is no more than a facebook status update. while their 1,000 includes “damn, i spilled my beer,” your 1,000 includes numerical observations, social and sports commentary, introspection, satire, and nostalgia.

    thanks, ace.

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    • It’s Rich from Pennsylvania … the Philly area! He a good writer who takes writing seriously … even to write fiction books. Way beyond my league. He also toss in a variety of topics as well. He’s developed a good following, so if writing is your thing, stop by his blog!

      Meanwhile, thanks for the kind words. As one person told me, “and you’ve done it by writing.” … which is what you’ve stated. Many thanks for the kind words!!!

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  42. Frank, your blog is the blog that I compare all blogs to…Especially mine! Congrats on 1000 and here’s hoping we see another 1000!

    Sorry for my lack of commenting…I’ve been slacking.

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    • Beeze …. another Ohioan, but from up there in Cleveland … and I’ve got to tell everyone, he’s also one of the Pioneers! He does most of his writing at YouGabSports … and if memory is correct, vote the best writer there – what? – two years in a row? Awesome!!! BTW – Beeze also has a way with words, thus not for the faint hearted … and his son is going to be just like Dad! 😉

      Beeze, I appreciate your presence. I haven’t been to Cleveland since you went to another restaurant, but I’ll keep you posted. Many thanks for stopping by!

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    • Spinny! .. all the way from California. Usually a political blogger, everyone’s got to love Tuesday’s Outrageous Quotes. Truly an awesome series!!!

      Hey – thanks for taking the time to stop by for the celebration!

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    • Debra … all the way from Italy … Tuscany exact.

      This Australian spends time in Tuscany … actually not many miles from my mother’s hometown … and at the foot of the mountain from where my paternal grandparents lived. Want to see a great setting, checkout the image on her header! Meanwhile, she shares your photography skills so visitors can enjoy life in Tuscany. Awesome!

      Meanwhile, your weekend sounds wonderful, and thanks for the stopping by this special post!

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    • Nonnie!!!!! Woo hoo!!!! All the way from Florida.

      I got tell this to everyone. This lady has talent and stamina. I know 2012 hasn’t been kind to her in many ways, but she is a classic when it comes to politics from the left. Hey – just look at those hit numbers! And she’s a great host!

      I’m simply honored at your presence. FYI: John is down because he didn’t get to see Melissa dancing on a table. 😉

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    • Alex!!!!! All the way from San Antonio!

      Let me tell everyone that Alex is one of those eclectic blogs (like me) … thus one doesn’t know what you are going to get. But hey …. whether photography, space, life, or rants … she’s got it!

      What am I gonna do with the leftover Shiner Bock? Glad you enjoyed the music, and you were missed … but your visit this morning caused a smile!

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  44. Hey you have had a fabulous turn out for your party!!! I’m so proud of what you have accomplished, Such a cool party. I know I’m a little late, but I try and stay off the blogs on the weekend.

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    • Cee!!! … another photographer … but one from Colorado. Usually a person blogger of few words, but hey everyone – a good site … gotta love how she starts the week! (which I haven’t seen yet).

      Many thanks for the visit and the congrats … and I appreciate your presence for this joyous event!

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    • It’s Bella … a photographer and philosopher from Colorado who writes thought-provoking posts with great images! … On this occasion, I love scrolling, thus appreciate you taking the time to visit!

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  45. Boy you’ve really cut yourself out a heap of work, as I know you are an earnest comment-replier. It’s great to see how many people appreciate your little corner of the world here 🙂 Thanks for being one of my “pioneers”!

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  46. Twixt (aka Alisha) representing Georgia!

    Wow .. calling me one of your pioneers is overwhelming. Thank you!

    Meanwhile – yo people … this lady is a great thinker, articulate, and will stimulate your thought while sharing her humorous side as well. Good stuff over there … so visit! 🙂

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    • It’s Kay from K-Street … the lady from Georgia who keeps her pulse on a political view from the left. Wow … a lot of posts here for those of you who desire that perspective.

      Meanwhile, glad to see you wore your new outfit you got for the occasion. Splendid! Thanks for coming!

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    • Cyclist,
      Welcome to the celebration! Hey everyone – he’s one of the newbees I’ve recently encountered, and I love his site because there’s a lot about wine! Hey … here’s some Chateau Margeaux for you on this day! Many thanks for visiting me on this post!

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    • Welcome Wisdom! Thanks for the kind words. Give me a chance to catch up, and then I’ll visit. Meanwhile, promote yourself!!! Where are you located? Tell us about your blog! … and thanks for the warning that you came here from John’s! 😉

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    • Margie,
      Many thanks … and hey – it’s never late to say nice things! Thanks for taking the time to stop by … and hey – anyone out there who is interested in traveling in Italy – visit Margie!

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  47. Hi Frank,
    Wow, what a turn out, I know I’m a week late, but better late than never. 🙂
    Congrats on your 1,000th post, that is just amazing and fantastic as well, a great accomplishment.
    Fantastic music, and a lot of great guests, I would say this party was truly successful. 😀

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    • MAGS!!!!!
      I heard that you had flight issues coming from Australia, but I knew you would make it! Wooooo hooooo! Quite the party indeed, and some of your regulars are here … and hoping you return to the blogging scene soon. Hope all is well with you!!!

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  48. Happy, happy, blog triumph, my friend! I’ve read all the comments (such a testimony to your venerated place in the blogosphere), and the one I agree with the most is your generosity to other bloggers–especially to me. The first time you commented and listed me as one of your favorite blogs, I went through the house screaming in delight. WW thought I had finally lost my mind (he’s been on the lookout for that event for some time now). Because of your graciousness, others dared to dip their toe in the scary waters of my blog land and they brought friends. Thank you, my dear friend.

    I’ve learned so much from you (how not to let nincompoops get under my skin), and how to write for the shear joy of communcating regardless of the numbers or the dubious “freshly pressed” status. I’ve also become a bell choir fan, and I’m trying to drag WW into a ballroom dancing class!

    Congrats on your stats, but more importantly, congrats on the wealth of friends you’ve cultivated by just being you–Frank Angle.

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    • E-Tom!!! Woo hoo!!!

      You are such a life of a party, so I gotta encourage everyone to read your posts that weave personal experiences, commentary, and wit through humor!

      Come on WW … get those dance shoes on because your lady can rule the floor with her personal glamour, stylish dress, and sparkling bling! (Hint: Just saw off the lady and she’ll be happy.)

      Many thanks for stopping by … and of course for the nice words.

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  49. OMG it’s just before work & I can’t finish this – that’s KILLIN’ me! This is a great post – the videos!! Saw the dancing dog at least.

    Wonderful post!! 🙂

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