Saturday, January 26, 2008

Royally Crazy

Even though I think the stripes on this suit make me look hippy, I thought I'd throw in a recent picture of myself, since this is, after all, a celebration.

What celebration, you ask?

Well, today is my 300th post. Can you believe it? Time flies when you're running your mouth and stomping on your soapbox. Pretty soon, it will be one year since this blog was launched on a poor unsuspecting public. Holler when you can't take it any more and I'll hush. (Damn Southern roots pop up at the strangest times).

In honor of this dubious occasion, I was thinking that a contest could be fun. And here's what I was thinking...

When I picked the name Rotten Correspondent it was because I really am a rotten correspondent. As more people started reading and commenting, it got shortened to RC, which is certainly less of a mouthful and infinitely less insulting. I like RC. It has a nice ring to it. So here's the contest -

What does RC mean to you?

Mull this over, come up with something and email it to me at The deadline will be Monday, January 28th at 8pm CST. On Tuesday I'll put up a poll on the blog with every entry and you all can pick the winner.

The winner will receive a prize box just brimming with Liberal Collegeville goodness. I can't divulge all my secrets, but I can promise some pretty cool stuff. And I'll work the winning phrase into the blog title...somehow.

To get you started, here are some ideas...

Relentless Complainer
Real Chicken
'Rithmetic Challenged

See how easy it is? Enter as many times as you want. Knock yourselves out. (Knock the rest of us out, too).

On your mark, get set...GO!

Coming soon: An Awards show and the third installment of RC/RN.


Anonymous said...

Really Cool

Reading Constantly

Ready Companion

Royal Champion

Rich Coverage

Really California

Really Creative

Really Cooks

Raging comic

Really committed

I'll keep thinking.....

Corey~living and loving said...

congrats on the 300 posts. So glad to be a part of it.

I'll be emailing an idea to you. :)
have a great weekend.

laurie said...

i can't help it. i think of RC Cola.

how do you know it's your 300th post? i have no idea how many posts i've written. 30000, i'd bet.

Sweet Irene said...

Congratulations on your 300th post. It seems like you have been around forever. You are practically a household name and you have quite a following for someone who started out so recently. Goes to show you how good your writing is and how good your topics are. Everybody likes a good dose of dry humor and a bit of comedy mixed with a bit of tragedy. I hope you keep blogging for a long time. I always enjoy coming here very much.

Kaycie said...

Wow! Three hundred posts. I'm barely over a hundred. Congratulations.

Willowtree said...

Richard Cranium

Kimberly said...

Gosh, I just think of that little remote control car from Toy Story. Heh.

the mother of this lot said...

Rock Chick!

Anonymous said...

You look fabulous, dahlink! ;o)

RC... Hm... Thinking...

Yes, I'm tired of the single digits!

The Rotten Correspondent said...

eileen - I'll add them to the list.

corey - I'm glad you're part of it, too.

laurie - go to your Blogger dashboard and hit manage posts - the same as you would to check your comments. Then look to the right where it tells you how many comments per page and it will tell you how many posts you've published. Or look at the front of your blog on your archives and it will tell you. (Although then you have to do some adding). From your archives I think you're at 287 between 2007 and 2008.

Irene - you're a sweetie. I'm not planning on going anywhere.

kaycie - well, see, that just proves that you have a life.

WT - huh?

kimberly - I'd forgetten Toy Story.

mother of this lot - moi??

lisa - I thought it was a good shot. Maybe should have rethought the upper arm bracelet.

m@ said...

Rockin' Correspondent.

laurie said...

aha! 288.
i guess i have to plan a february party.

Akelamalu said...

300 posts? Congratulations that's some going!

Ooh a competition - I'll get me thinkin' cap on. :)

aims said...

What popped into my mind is not I'll have to pass on the fun - unless of course I think of something printable.

Congrats...I love reading your blog! Where do you find the time to find all these neat pics?

Thalia's Child said...

Righteous Chick (my tip of the hat to the 80s)

Really Contagious (my tip of the hat to your job)

I'm sure I'll come up with more, but Punkin is demanding my immediate affection.

Dumdad said...


300 in under a year? Crikey, that's going some.

ciara said...

i've got a few popping up in my head right now...i'll be emailing them soon. and congrats on your 300th post...damn, and not even a year yet? lol

Lil Mouse said...

i dont need a gift, but it reminds me of the RCMP so just see 'horses' and dudes with hats. so thats what it means to me.

kitten said...

Congrats to the 300 post. I just past that mark my self. I'll come up with something with RC, but to me I think of my daddy. He was a Pepsi salesman for over 30 years.

-Ann said...

Congratulations. I can't believe you're at 300 posts already. I only recently passed that milestone - took me nearly 3 years. :)

-Ann said...

I wasn't going to enter, but then inspiration struck (and I'm too lazy to email. :))

Rolaids Chomper
Reticence Challenged
Random Chronicler
Runs-with-Crazy-dogs (OK, that one's cheating, I admit)

Rose said...

My brain is dead; RC Cola is all I can think of and that's not creative at all. Sorry. Can't wait to see all the Really Cool answers!