100th Post!

Instead of the standard Wednesday language usage lesson we are going to celebrate instead.  I didn’t think anyone would mind TOO much.  My Literary Quest has reached a major milestone – the 100th post!

As per tradition here are the five most popular posts (according to number of hits):

  1. Writing exercise: The Alphabet
  2. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
  3. Writing a Fantasy Novel: The Basic Steps
  4. Friday Fun: Paraprosdokian Phrases
  5. Fablehaven by Brandon Mull (Book #1)

The only reason that “Writing Exercise” got the top number of hits is because I used a graphic titled xenophobia to emphasize part of the exercise.  People were directly searching for the graphic and not my clever exercise.  As for “Three Cups of Tea”  most of those hits came from this last week. I’m guessing that it’s book report time for High School students. That, or Oprah did a feature on it recently.

I’ve been waiting for this momentous occasion to finally post a pic. Yep, this is me.  I’ve hidden behind my screen name Tsuchigari for way too long.  Here are twenty things about me that you might not have known:

  1. My real name is Jodi Milner
  2. I live in Utah
  3. I like my chocolate dark
  4. I have two beautiful children
  5. I’m older than I look
  6. I have never colored my hair
  7. I have moved five times in the past five years, twice out-of-state.
  8. I can still do a cart-wheel
  9. I prefer Diet Coke to  Diet Pepsi
  10. I own and can walk on 24″ stilts
  11. I love Japanese food
  12. I can eat with chopsticks
  13. I am a Flybaby
  14. I’m only 5’3″
  15. I dream impossible dreams
  16. I can crochet but not knit
  17. I like MST3k
  18. I drive a minivan
  19. I will have my book published, someday
  20. I think that there is nothing better in the world than a garden fresh tomato.

Thank you to all my readers – I wouldn’t be here without you.  Here’s to another 100 fantastic posts!


    About Jodi

    Jodi L. Milner is a writer, mandala enthusiast, and educator. Her epic fantasy novel, Stonebearer’s Betrayal, was published in November 2018 and rereleased in Jan 2020. She has been published in several anthologies. When not writing, she can be found folding children and feeding the laundry, occasionally in that order.
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    10 Responses to 100th Post!

    1. Oh! THERE you are! Great photo.

      …and 100 posts? Very cool. I know the kind of dedication it takes to get to that point. Congratulations!

    2. nrhatch says:

      Love this post and putting a face (and all those fascinating tidbits) with a name!

      * 5 times in 5 years??? Man, that’s gotta take its toll. Bill and I have moved 11 times in 30 years and I thought we were rolling stones (no moss).

      * you may be older than you look (but if you can still do a cartwheel, you’re still young enough)

      * stilts and chopsticks?

      * yup, dark chocolate . . . and freshly picked, sun ripened, garden fresh tomatoes.

      Go Jodi!

      • tsuchigari says:

        Moving stinks. I plan on not doing it again for a very long time. As for the chopsticks, it’s easiest to use them when you don’t have the stilts on.

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    4. Paula says:

      Nice to meet you, Jodi! Maybe some day I’ll have the courage to post a recent photo of myself on my blog…but I’m not up to #100 yet! I have about 65 to go, so there is still time for me to think about it. Since I’m still 3 years old at heart, the present photo will have do for now. You are so in sync with me in re dark chocolate, and summer garden tomatoes! Garrison Keillor speaks of them in elegiac terms as well – and refers to those awful things you get at the grocery store in the winter as “tomatoes that were stripped mined in Texas.” We have moved 12 times in our 35 years together; I have loved MST3K for ages…”and why is there a picture of a burger on the wall?”; I love Japanese – and all Asian – food, and one of our three sons speaks Japanese (and two dialects of Thai, and Laotian); frequently used to eat with chopsticks, until I lost use of my right hand; could walk on stilts as a kid, but haven’t in decades. Most of the similarities end there because I am almost 6′ tall, and I’ve never even been to Utah (but I would like to!). Keep up the great work – I enjoy your blog very much and look forward to that big book-publishing party – which you will of course have over here in North Carolina, right? 😀

      • tsuchigari says:

        It’s a small world – amazing how many things we have in common. As for that book-publishing party, would you settle for a stop on the book tour? I hope you’re patient, at the pace things are moving lately it might be a few years before I can entertain such thoughts!

    5. Lua says:

      Hi Jodi and congratulations! 🙂 I love your blog and here’s to another 100th post and let’s keep on dreaming impossible dreams!

    6. theonlycin says:

      Hello Jodi, hearty congrats.

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