Post No. 10,000: A tribute to the community

Thursday, November 01, 2012 – 94 views

— by alicia

What better way to mark 10,000 posts (and joining #cookieclub) than by sharing all the posts that keep me coming back here?

They're a smorgasbord of everything: Caffeine to code; sincerity to irony; dreams to disappointment. Some are serious, heartfelt observations on life; others have made me spit out my morning tea from laughing. All were starred.

Being privy to these members' thoughts has been a privilege and an unexpected gift. Some, sadly, have vanished from my stream. I hope they come back again and this time, stay long enough to make their 10,000th post.


Rome starlings are incredible. They fly in mass formations at dusk that spread and coil over Rome like pointilist dragons. - @7su

I'm a little bit mental, mate. I've been mouthing off all over. I had a curry and too much caffeine/sugar. How are you? #younastyhorriblemanIhaveloadsofclass - @caitlin

My code is a peek into my soul. My stupid, disorganized, too many lines in one class, spaghetti, confusing, partly commented out, soul. - @craicdesign

'That is one of the functions of art: To present what the narrow and desperately practical perspectives of real life exclude.' C.S. Lewis - @djedwardson

Apparently, lard will explode if you microwave it. - @nerkles

Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity, but don't rule out malice. - @bdudney

'And that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.' George Eliot, Middlemarch - @greaterthanzero

'Half the people you know are dumber than average.' - @jackbaty

I do not fear that I am alone in my thoughts. I fear that I am not. - @sean_nichols

'I think we risk becoming the best informed society that has ever died of ignorance.' Rubén Blades - @levi

You can ask Siri to find you a hooker?!?!? Is there anything the iPhone can't do?!?!? - @ideadbaby

Ministry of Vexing Remote Controls - @samjagger

Ministry of Suspicious Television Sets - @samjagger

I swear my life has devolved over the past several years to just being a series of fires which need extinguishing. This is totally suboptimal.' - @scottlarsen

Whilst I am very glad I lasered my eyes I very much look forward to being able to afford food again. - @caitlin

IMO, happiness is the period of time between the point at which we are pleasantly surprised and the point at which we've adjusted our expectations. You can be content in the long term but happiness is always short term. It has always been thus. - @duerig

The only time I ever nap is after hitting the snooze button. I took 32 naps this morning. - @bashfulpixie

Paid is the new free, small is the new big, profitable is the new (new) model. - @dancast

Waiting rooms are cathedrals of despair. You there, your baby needs a cuddle. You over there, your child is breaking the water cooler. And you, stop talking about your husband's sperm loudly enough for the whole room. He's mortified. - @leena

I realize it's not always about how much hours of sleep I get that makes me tired, but more on how potent my dreams were. Good dreams are difficult to just leave. - @caraway

'There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.' Louis L'Amour - @tech

I've been a big fish in a lot of small ponds. I wouldn't mind swimming in the ocean but right now I'm drowning in this metaphor. - @cjchilvers

You no want my kitty Alicia? :( - @scottspencer


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