Yep, I broke 1000 posts some time ago, but nobody seemed to notice so, I am making mention in my own way. My little message counter is approaching 1100 posts, so I thought it was high time to reflect on those 1100 posts and this little community.... Back in October of 1999, when I had the fortune of discovering ChefTalk... There were only 296 other members... Of which I have had the opportunity to meet 12 in person... Chat with 8 others on the phone... Work with 1 on a daily basis... Watch 3,229 new members join our family... There were only 8 forums and 300+ posts... Styx wasn't even named the official band of ChefTalk back then... No such thing as "Top 25" posters, alphabetical searches or "Polls"... There were 12 lonely 'smilies'... No way to tell who was on the forums... No free email... Birthdays? Nope, you had to ask... because there wasn't a calendar, either... Heck, there wasn't even ChefTalk gear! So, now, as I embark on my next 1100 posts, I can only be greatful for all the wonderful folks I have had the pleasure of 'talking' to and look forward to meeting the others that have yet to 'walk through the doors.' I have benefited from so much of the wonderful input that I can't imagine where I would be without everybody on the home team. That's all. Thank you!