Friday, October 8, 2010
Today is my 100th Blog Post!
Hooray for me! I made it to 100 blog posts. Just as every blogger says on this momentous day, I never thought I would make it to 100 posts. I'm not just saying that either - I am amazed at myself and feel like this is a real accomplishment. Go me!
You may not know this about me but I'm a big dork about numbers. No really. I like to sit around and think about specific numbers and decide if they are good numbers or boring numbers. Good usually means there is something mathematically interesting about them. Primes are always good of course. Squares are ok, but cubes are great.
I've gotta tell you though, 100 never really did it for me. I mean sure, it's the first triple digit number, and it's a square, and there is a certain completeness about it, but 100 never wowed me. So, in honor of this, my 100th blog post, I decided to turn to my trusty friend wikipedia to give me some interesting facts about 100. Here were my favorites:
- The prime factorization of 100 is 2 * 2 * 5 * 5, two primes squared. That's kinda neat.
- 100 is the sum of the first 9 prime numbers - awesome!
- 100 is the sum of the cubes of the first four integers (aka 1^3 + 2^3 + 3^3 + 4^3) - very good!
- 2^6 + 6^2 = 100 - that's just pretty, don't you think?
So, 100 has won itself over in my mind. And to reward you for putting up with my geekyness (and mostly for being my wonderful friends and readers!) I've decided to have a giveaway! Get excited everyone! Up for grabs is a set of my world famous raincloud cards (featured here this past Monday)!
These ones are extra special too because they use all kinds of pretty security paper instead of just one black variety, and one white variety, like I did in the first set I made. The winner of these of note cards will get a set of 8 cards and 8 matching envelopes. Of course if you are the winner, you can send the pink one in the purple envelope, and the green one in the yellow envelope if you want to. I know that's what I'd do.
And since I'm so wonderful and awesome, I decided to offer up a second prize. Another lucky winner will get this set of birdie cards. These were hand stamped by yours truly and I colored the little birdie in a contrasting color to the card. Fun! This is a set of 6, and it will come with matching envelopes as well. Oh and just FYI - I do carve my own stamps sometimes, but the birdie stamp is a store bought one.
Aaaand, just for the heck of it, each winner will also get a couple of my hand-carved, hand stamped Halloween cards. I know, I know. The lettering isn't exactly straight. Tell people your kids made 'em.
So how do you become one of my two wonderful winners? Just leave me a comment! Tell me congratulations, or how wonderful you think I am, or whatever you want. Following my blog is not required, but you do need to make sure I can get to your email address somehow. Either leave it in your comment (be sure to spell out the "dots" and the "ats" to keep spammers from finding it) or make sure it is easy for me to get to in your blogger profile. The easier it is for me to find your email address, the more I will like you. Not that this will affect your chance of winning at all. Oh and if you absolutely hate one set of cards, and love the other, you might want to mention that in your comment. I would hate for you to win something you think is just the worst.
Now, since I love my followers, there is a special bonus for people who are ALREADY following my blog before I put up this giveaway. If you were already following my blog - as in you've clicked on the "Follow with google friend connect" button on the side bar, and mention it in your comment, you get one extra entry! Don't say I don't love you ;) This will be verified - I have a list, so no cheating! If you want to sign up to follow now, great! I’m happy to have you here, and I will probably have another giveaway soon, so you can take advantage of the bonus entry then!
Giveaway is now closed - thanks for entering!
Thanks to all of you for reading! Here's hoping we get to 200!