Good-Bye, 1000 Awesome Things
Tomorrow, one of my favorite WordPress blogs, 1000 Awesome Things, will come to an end. In 2008, Canadian Neil Pasricha–who describes himself as an observer, not a writer–began his blog as he was dealing with the end of his marriage and the suicide of a good friend. Every weekday since then, he has published “…a countdown of life’s little joys that reads like a snappy Jerry Seinfeld monologue by way of Maria Von Trapp.” (The Vancouver Sun). You can read a whole page full of praise for Pasricha’s unflinchingly optimistic observations here.
Pasricha decided to bring his blog to a close with thanks and reflection at the peak of success, as the third Book of awesome sits atop the National Bestseller list. He will be announcing the #1 and final Awesome Thing tomorrow night at a Canadian book store. Here are a few of my favorite posts:
Old, dangerous playground equipment
That last, crumbly triangle in a bag of potato chips
Congratulations, Neil, and thanks for four years of Awesome!
I’ll have to go check it out. My best friend back in 1982 used “awesome” to the point ot obsessions some would say. He died in 1983 of leukemia. I still think of him everytime I hear or read “awesome.”
I think you’ll really like the blog and/or book. He’s got a very unique way of observing and describing things. It would be a great way to remember your friend…