I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who have been here time and time again to read this drivel I pound out five days a week.
When I started ranting on here three years ago last month I had no idea that anybody would actually read any of this stuff, let alone come back more than once.
Just this morning I passed fifty thousand hits. That just stuns me.
And I never really thought that this would be something I would stick with for very long. I have a short attention span and a mild case of ADD and I didn't really suspect that I had that much so say about anything in particular.
But 897 posts later, I'm still at it.
When I started I thought that maybe a few people from the prison might read something I said and get a laugh out of it. So I threw in some of the local scuttlebutt and a few inside jokes and alot of ranting about things that are screwed up in that mess of a place we work in.
And, in the beginning, that was all who was here. Co-workers and my family.
My outside of work family, I mean.
Then things started to get a little strange.
As you can see, most of my hits are inside the US but there's a big cluster in Europe and a smaller group down in Oz and up into the Far East that have been staying the same for quite some time.
There's a small group of hardcore readers up in Canada who have been pretty steady and one lone guy in the Russian Federation who seems to stop by now and then. I wonder about that one sometimes. If I zoom all the way into the map there are no roads or town or anything there. Just a dot in the middle of nowhere. Weird.
And a new pocket of hits up and down South America have been popping up recently that have me wondering.
Anyway, it's just been amazing and I hope I can keep doing this for another three years at least. Maybe by the time I get to 100,000 somebody will finally pop on here and say "Will you shut up already? I'm trying to sleep!"
Hee hee hee! Not on your life, pal.
So to all of you from all of me, thanks for being here. And I'll be back on Monday.
Whups! Almost forgot to look at the calendar. Got bust blowing my own horn and forgot my job.
Saturday is going to be National Apple Dumpling Day and a whole bunch of other things. Let's see: Citizenship Day, Constitution Day, Big Whopper Liar Day, International Coastal Cleanup Day, Seat Check Saturday (?), Responsible Dog Ownership Day and National Ladies VFW Auxiliary Day. (whew!)
Sunday is going to be National Play-Doh Day, Air Force Birthday, ADD Awareness Day (yup), National Respect Day and Wife Appreciation Day.
Monday will be National Butterscotch Pudding Day, Talk Like A Pirate Day and National Women's Road Warrior Day.
That's a lot of stuff to celebrate. Better get busy!
Mann Tracht, Un Gott Lacht - *That's an old Yiddish proverb that some translate to this: "Man plans, God laughs." I have had many occasions in my life to use that quotation.* *Don't ...
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