300 Days Old

A tray of chips with a wooden fork, on a wooden bench.

The Lockwood Echo is 300 days old today.

To celebrate, I’m spending the day doing very little. I had a practice run yesterday. It went quite well. Admittedly an unconventional anniversary, but I don’t want to regret missing an opportunity if I don’t make it to a full year.

300 sounds like a big number and so I started thinking about comparisons, to help give it some perspective. Was 300 worthy of a celebration?

(This post will be categorised and tagged ‘ODD‘. So if ODDΒ isn’t your thing;
a) You took a wrong turn somewhere.
b) Where’s your sense of adventure?
c) Did you ever notice that ‘Odd’ has an odd number of letters and ‘Even’ has an even number? No. Why would you? You have a life).

So. I have the number 300 to play with.

If it was a bus, I could pootle round London’s East End.

If it was a film, it would be done. It’s just going to be called that. A simple title referring to 300 Spartans. I take Wikipedia’s word for it.

If it was miles, I could cross the widest part of Britain – as the crow flies – and still have change to do a bit of sightseeing. Because that’s what crows like to do after a long flight. Collect their baggage, flash their passports, then off to a touristy Place Of Interest before relaxing with a cocktail in the nearest Crow Bar.

If it was British Sterling, it could buy me around 200 bags of chips. Oh yes I would. The amount of vinegar needed would be a whole other big number, because I do like chips with my vinegar.

If it was US Dollars, I’d have about $400 to spend. I’ve never been to the United States. I have no idea what they sell. So it’s difficult to guess what I might buy.

If I was a baby, at 300 days I’d suddenly stop babbling and start speaking proper English so that my parents could finally understand me. I would also start pointing at things. Things that I don’t actually want you to give me. If I wanted it, with my new language skills I would simply say ‘Could you kindly pass me the blue stuffed bear Mummy’. I’m just pointing things out to you in case you hadn’t seen them. The toy that makes the crinkly noises, my dummy, that beetle, my toes, the sky. Stop giving me stuff. I’ve only got little hands, I can’t hold it all. And I’m only going to dribble on it anyway. Actually, could you pass me that beetle Mummy?

If I was a puppy, I’d be in my teenage years at 300 days. And a whole heap of trouble. Just like human teenagers, I will have stopped listening to you, I would start to lose my cute exterior and I’d need to be offered my favourite treats to be encouraged to do anything new.

So 300 does seem worthy of that celebration. You can go far, buy lots, move on in life and trick people into giving you your favourite snacks.

If you are still here and you’ve decided that maybe ODD is your thing after all, there’s plenty like that to be found within these pages. may I recommend PUNK and BOOK to further fulfill your odd taste.

If you’re still here and this has confirmed that ODD really isn’t your thing, then please accept my apologies. No you will never get that time back. And I’m not sure how to make it up to you. Cake?

Slice of gooey cake, filled with cream, covered in chocolate sprinkles.


    • Thankyou! Probably not going to bother with 300 candles on a celebratory cake, but there will be chips πŸ˜‰ And tomorrow I get to celebrate TLE being 301 days old. Gonna be all partied out by the weekend πŸ™‚

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    • It seemed only right there should be cake. I actually spent way too long trying to decide what I’d buy in America. I’m glad I couldn’t come up with anything as it’s one of my favourite lines too πŸ˜‰

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    • 525 is a great number! Add the first 5 + 2 to get 7, my favourite number ever. Add the 2 + the last 5 and you get 7 AGAIN!!! Add both the 5s and you get 10, my 2nd favourite number ever. Add them all and you get 12, which added is 3, which is my 3rd favourite number ever. Oh I’m beside myself with happiness. I shall definitely mark that one on the calendar. Now, what were we saying about oddness…….? πŸ˜‰

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  1. Congrats on your 300! And wishing you many more to come!

    Also, my heartfelt thanks to you for following my blog, and for all the likes & comments!And hope we continue to grow and support each other in this journey!

    Also, my blog A Wayward Scribbles reached the milestone of 500+ followers last month and I thought why not celebrate it!

    So, I’m very excited to personally invite you to my blog party(23 May, 2018), since you’re one of those amazing blogger who chose to follow my blog and I would love to show my gratitude!

    See you at the party!

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  2. Congrats on reaching (yesterday) the 300 day mark! I hope you get to write for many more 300 day-lots. Maybe you’ll make it a tradition and instead of celebrating an anniversary per year, you’ll celebrate every 300 days? No? Okay, that can definitely get a bit tiring with time!

    So, I’ll stop here and congratulate you again on the 300 (and 1) days!

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  3. Well done. 300 is indeed a fine number. I like how it always comes to mind when you’re trying to think of something to go after 299.

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