So it’s a milestone post today, the 100th post for Wednesday Wanderings, AKA Wedwand, AKA Tales from the hUMp. (1)

Wednesday is hump day, and Wedwand posts on Wednesday, get it? Of course you do and of course you think I ripped off the theme from that clever Geico ad with the camel in it. Mike Mike Mike Mike Mike. Well, I didn’t. My first post was on April 10, 2013. The Geico ad debut was on May 22, 2013. You can look it up.

It all started on April 10, 2013. Here’s the inaugural post in case you forgot. Likely you have forgotten, “The Courtesy Walk.”

Just today, I saw a man do the courtesy walk at the grocery store. As I waited at the stop sign while he shuffled through the cross walk, “asking people t-t-t- whatsa matter with you boy” arms a swingin’, I thought, “Hey, did you read my first post.”

More likely however, was that fact that is an unseasonable 75 degrees below zero in Chicago in November and the man was rushing for the warmth of the store. But, a camel can dream, can’t he?

The goal was to have a post each Wednesday, hump day if you will, to help you get through the rest of the week maybe with a thought in your head and a smile on your face.

So far, I’ve been like the pony express. In case you forgot that motto, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”

Personally, the camel in me thrives on the gloom of night; it’s when I write most of the posts.

I’ve posted from three states, Illinois, California and most often the state of Confusion, but I’ve always managed to get one out there each week. Although, there was that one night after I saw a sixties band at a local park district Wednesday free concert that I was typing like crazy to get er done before my computer turned into a pumpkin. I got it in under the wire. Maybe you recall this one:

Why do you do this you may ask? To share some thoughts, vent some frustrations, induce a thought, recollect, and possibly make you laugh along the read. “Does anyone remember laughter?” Boy was that a cheesy interjection on the live version of Stairway to Heaven. And yes, Wedwand devoted a whole entry to song interjections.

Wedwand Fun Facts:
All the cover photos are original. Recent blogs 97 and 98 are among the better ones and were taken in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin and in Malibu, California respectively. At least 5 other states are represented in cover photos. However, most of them were taken in my basement from some random fantasy that the photo would enhance the prose. Of course, those photos were taken in the State of Confusion.

You may notice “footnotes” from time to time. Not that I need them, but it’s a tribute to my very first writing venture, a weekly sports column I had for my college newspaper called “Athletes Footnotes.” I was told it was good, the editors loved me and I only got censured once.

Personal favorite, well I like them all or I wouldn’t post them, but here’s one that stands out more than the others, that bright star midnight sky.

Well, here’s one more now near and dear to my heart,

Thanks to the loyal readers in Arizona, Arkansas, and Alabama. Also props to those in Illinois, Texas, Michigan and New York. Tulsa, Austin, Oklahoma City, Seattle, San Francisco, too …Wait, that’s Huey Lewis not me.

I detest when people say “I this” I that” I I I I did this and well in reading this there’s a lot of I’s because how else can I say thank you for your support?

Normally, there are very few “I”’s in Wedwand. There is also virtually no profanity. My theory is, if you need to drop the F Bomb to get a laugh, well then maybe you aren’t that funny to begin with.

So, here’s hoping you have a happy hump day.

1- I thought the capital U & M, creating the alphabetical illusion of a hump (hUMp) was ingenious, but nobody probably noticed.