Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Happy 200 to RED PEN, INC.!

I never thought I'd see this day.

Okay, that's an exaggeration. I knew I'd see this day. I just thought I'd see this day at some point next year or something.

RED PEN, INC. is 200 posts strong, baby! Unfreakinbelievable!

My goal for the first year of RED PEN, INC. was 100 posts. I trampled on that goal in, like, June. And here I am, in the middle of October, at double my original goal. And it's all thanks to YOU! Well, it's mostly thanks to you. Some of it's thanks to me and my keen sense of grammar (and snarky sense of humor). But a lot of it's thanks to YOU. Thank you for all the pictures and URLs you submit. Thank you for sending me some seriously funny shit. Thank you for dragging your cameras places with you so you can do drive-by photo-shootings.

A special thank-you goes out to MAMA GRAMMARPHILE, my most faithful and constant reader, who is one of the few people brave enough to point out when she sees a spelling error on this site. More special thank-yous for
KIM (our fabulous West Coast Correspondent), JUSTIN (the coolest dude in all of New Jersey), and blogger extraordinaire MOJOE...they're the most frequent contributors to this site, and this site would feel rather naked without their numerous contributions.

Also, big thanks go out to those who link up to this site from their own websites...special thanks go to
MIGHTY RED PEN, APOSTROPHISM, and IN THE MAILBOX, since I know quite a few of their readers check RED PEN, INC out when they're surfing the web! And finally, thanks to all the folks who do really hilarious Google searches to find this site. You wouldn't believe how many people find RED PEN, INC. by typing "hors devours" (which is spelled incorrectly) into the Google search box, and then they come upon my entry making fun of people who misspell that phrase--which is really spelled hors d'oeuvres. Strangely, there are a ton of people who find my site this way. So welcome, bad spellers, and stay a while...this is totally the kinda place at which you need to hang out!

Oh, yeah--and thanks hardcore to the stupid people who can't write, spell, or punctuate properly. Without them, there wouldn't even BE a RED PEN, INC. So thanks, goobers, and keep doing what you're doing. (And we smart cookies will keep laughing at you, 'cause that's just how we roll.)

There are a lot of additions coming to RED PEN, INC. in the near future...and I don't just mean new postings. I mean new features, new fun stuff on the page, maybe even a contest or two...ooh, exciting! So keep checkin' back. I think you'll like what you see.

Speaking of new stuff, I have 5 new posts that will be up in a matter of minutes...so refresh the page in a few minutes. A few of the pictures in these new posts are doozies!

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