This is my 4,780th scribble on this here site.
That’s a hell of a lot of wasted time I’ll never get back.
I mention it because this little corner of the Interwebs has been around now for 14 years. To put that in context, I was a mere nipper of 56 years when I started and now my 70th birthday is but a dim memory.
It originally started as a joke with a rather awful name, but a few days later it became Head Rambles. That name was first registered on the 20th October 2006 and presumably that’s when my career of rambling, sarcasm and rantings actually began. I have no idea how I came up with the name – it just sort of fell out of the sky into my thoughts.
By sheer chance and coincidence, the number of visitors to the site is one and a half million. I just checked and the exact number is 1,500,005. I am quite humbled at my ability to waste so many people’s time.
Little did I know back then when I started just how cantankerous the scribbles would become. That little description [“Ireland’s Most Cantankerous Auld Fella”] was dreamt up by my publishers [*cough*] and the prophecy seems to have been remarkably prescient.
Anyway, will I be still scribbling in another 14 years? At 84? [fuck!!].
I suppose time will tell………