Did you think I wouldn’t notice there were three nines in today’s post number?
Nein, nein, nein. I noticed, noticed, noticed.
Is it possible that I didn’t think about this post last night, before I went to bed?
Nein, nein, nein. I thought, a little.
Was this the first title I thought of last night?
Nein, nein, nein. The first title I thought of, last night, was “To the 9’s.” Did I consider using that title today?
Nein, nein, nein. I’ve already used that title before, in this blog post.
Did I use the title “To the 9’s” for posts #99, #199, #299, #399, #499, #599, #699, #799, #899, or any another post I’ve written with a 9 in it?
Nein, nein, nein. That nine-oriented title was for a post number that had NO 9’s in it, at all.
Do I know how I’m going to celebrate reaching my 1000th post tomorrow?
Nein, nein, nein. I’m not even sure what else I’m going to write today.
Am I going to include 999 photos in this post?
Nein, nein, nein. All 25 photos I took yesterday have no 9s* in them (as far as I know).
Did I have any idea how I was going to incorporate those 25 photos into today’s post, when I was taking them yesterday?
Nein, nein, nein.
Is there anything else Inquisitive Ann wants to say about those photos?
Da, da, da.** Those two guys in photos number 23 and 24 are Cameron and Nick, friends of my son Aaron. Has Nick appeared in this blog before, as himself? Nein, nein, nein. However, he HAS appeared in “Serious Economics,” an amazing play that Aaron and Cameron wrote (and which you can watch in its entirety, here).
When I asked Cameron and Nick last night if they followed our cat Oscar’s Facebook page, Cameron said, “Da”** and Nick said, “Nein,” but not in German.**
Am I going to include music today that has the word “nine” or “nein” in the title?
Nein, nein, nein. Instead, I’m going to include an incredibly intricate number from A Little Night Music, which Aaron and I will be seeing today in Boston. Is that performance at 9? Nein, nein, nein. It’s at 2 PM.
Every number in A Little Night Music is some form of the waltz, with three beats per measure. Since there are three different waltzes intertwined in “Now/Later/Soon” and 3×3 = 9 …… might I say that I’ve finally achieved a “9” in this post?*
Only you, the reader, can say.
Nine hundred ninety-nine thanks to all those who helped me create this post and to you — of course! — for being 99% awesome (because nobody’s perfect).
* Actually, after I published this post, I realized that Ted Williams, the Red Sox player whose statue appears in the background of the very first photo in this #999 post, wore the number 9.
** Did I study German or Russian in school? Nein, nein, nein. Did I study Latin? Ja, ja, ja.