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Carmageddon…scharmageddon! (via Stay-at-home-Yeti)

Wow, this Stay-at-Home-Yeti blog is kind of awesome…check out his post on surviving this past weekend’s Carmageddon!

Carmageddon...scharmageddon! OK, so, we just drove the second leg of our trip home from Oregon — a nice little jaunt from my Aunt’s house in Sacramento to our place in L.A. — in the record time of eight hours. You know, give or take a few hour-long stops to let Greta run herself ragged at rest stops and such. But, even with the stops, we made great time…and why is that such a big deal you ask? One word: Carmageddon! Yep, that’s right, amigos…the Armageddon of traffic j … Read More

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The WordPress/Make.See.Eat.Do. Year in Review (2010)

Happy 2011, everyone! With all the “year in review” wrap ups going on right now, I thought I’d throw my hat into the ring with this super cool Blog Health email I got from WordPress today.

Wow…who knew that people cared that much about Denny’s and the freaking KFC Buffet? Thanks for sharing, WordPress. You guys rock! So, without further ado, I give you our blog’s  first official Year in Review. Enjoy!

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The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how your blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads: Wow!

Crunchy numbers

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About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 53,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 6 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 70 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 494 posts. There were 228 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 39mb. That’s about 4 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was February 9th with 432 views. The most popular post that day was Free Grand Slam Day @ Denny’s!.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were designdazzle.blogspot.com, nurserymuralsandmore.com, en.wordpress.com, flickr.com, and search.aol.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for the orphanage, kfc buffet, bettie page, baby nursery, and marla singer.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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Free Grand Slam Day @ Denny’s! February 2009

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Greta’s baby nursery featured on Unique-baby-gear.com March 2009
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“The Orphanage” October 2007
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The KFC Buffet August 2007
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Bettie Page (1923-2008) December 2008
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Some of your most popular posts were written before 2010. Your writing has staying power! Consider writing about those topics again.

See you in 2011!

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Yeti footprints found in Himalayas!

OK, this story could be as phony as that fake-ass Bigfoot “corpse” they discovered in Georgia recently, but if the Yeti footprints pictured below are for real, then, wow…this Yeti, for one, will be very pleased indeed!

Discovered by the rocking Japanese team from the Yeti Project Japan during a grueling 42-day expedition to the  Himalayan peak of Dhaulagiri IV, the footprints — shown larger in the first pic above and on the left, in comparison to a human footprint, in the other shot — are said to be irrefutable proof of the mythical Yeti’s existence. Awesome!!

So while Yeti Project Japan leader, Yoshiteru Takahashi, prepares to head back up the mountain for more scientific proof, and maybe even some video this time, the Bigfoot and Yeti geeks of the world — myself wholeheartedly included! — will be waiting breathlessly to see if this Yeti footprint is the one that sticks, and finally silences all those non-believing haters out there.

Grrrr…go, Yeti!!

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Thanks for reading!

Seven months ago Christine and I started our blog with the hope that maybe, if we were lucky, our very close friends and family would read our nerdtastic ramblings…and seeing as we just passed the 15,000 hit mark, well, I guess they kind of did.

So, although we are still constantly amazed that anyone reads us at all…we gotta give y’all a huge shout out for your support. Thank you for not just reading our posts, but also for your rocking-good comments. You guys have made this whole process way more fun and rewarding than we would have ever expected…so muchas gracias for everything!

Aside from our crazy-loyal daily readers (you guys seriously rule!), we also know that there is no way in hell we would have gotten nearly as many hits as we have without kick-ass link-meisters like James & Tim, Nina, Will, Dan, Tevana, Natalie, and our newest hit-maker, becauseweloveit. You guys have sent some awesome cyber traffic our way and it is greatly appreciated, so, thanks!

And finally, thanks to those original close friends (especially that fervid blog pusher, Ginger) and family we started this blog for to begin with. You guys are way too numerous to name individually, but, wow…just wow. Without your eyeballs, “make. see. eat. do.” is nothing, baby! So, thanks again and here’s to the next 15,000 hits…whenever they may come.

In the meantime, enjoy these screen caps I found online of some strange Google Language Tools translations of our blog posts from days gone by.

We knew that Italians had kind of an Elvis Presley thing going on, but wow…who knew that the French had such mad love for the Chenbot? Mon dieu!

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