At some point unbeknownst to me this blog gained – and sped past – 500 site visits. It feels like an important enough milestone for me to make a post devoted entirely to it.

500 is a nice round number. It’s got a 5 at the end and it finishes off nicely with two zeros.

Just imagine how much fun I’m going to have when I announce 1000.

Wikipedia tells me that other significant 500s include:

Possible date for the Battle of Mons Badonicus: Romano-British and Celts defeat an Anglo-Saxon army that may have been led by the bretwalda Aelle of Sussexor possibly Cerdic of Wessex (approximate date; suggested dates range from 490 to 517). This battle may have influenced the legend of King Arthur.

Year 500 (D) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Patricius and Hypatius (or, less frequently, year 1253 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 500 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.

Many NASCAR races often use the number 500 at the end of their race names (i.e. Daytona 500), to denote the length of the race (in miles, kilometers or laps).

The  longest advertised distance of the IndyCar Series and its premier race, the Indianapolis 500.

I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” a song by the Scottish pop band The Proclaimers