Yes, it’s the thirteenth anniversary of the very first post here on the ol’ Walkabout Public Display of Narcissism, and I thought to myself (because who else am I gonna think to?) How do I make this special? And then it occurred to me that I should do something I’ve never done before.
I noticed some time back that I’ve never had a post that began with “X,” out of (presently) 2,228 posts. I even managed a “Z,” not even halfway to this point, but no “X.” So it was time to correct that.
Of course, it helps a little if you know what “xanthic” means.
Contrived? Well, naturally. Listen; you try even listing six words that begin with “X,” and then see how to work them into a blog post. I’ve been considering this endeavor for a while now, and this is the best I came up with, because I couldn’t think of anything interesting to say about xylophones. But now I can cross this goal off my list.
This particular image was in the running for a Profiles of Nature post, but seeing as how there’s only one left in the year…
This one’s a slide, over twenty years old now, but the contrast was nice.
If you don’t know what “xanthic” means and you never bothered to click on the link provided, you’ve probably still figured it out by now.
Okay, yes, I was busy today, and you’ll see at least a portion of that a little later on, but hey – I posted, so throw me a cookie at least. Even better, I kept it under 300 words, which is less than most Profiles, so that should be worth another cookie. Don’t be stingy. Or just congratulate me on my accomplishment, at least. We all like recognition.