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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this 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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The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 430,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 18 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 471 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 3267 posts. There were 850 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 63mb. That’s about 2 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was August 10th with 2,229 views. The most popular post that day was When Is Ramadan 2010 Going to Start?.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,, Google Reader,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for birthday cakes, birthday cake, bananas, funny, and kitchen.

Attractions in 2010

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


When Is Ramadan 2010 Going to Start? July 2010


One Year Today September 2007


Going Bananas March 2008


Kitchen Before and After October 2007


Blue Angels in Pensacola July 2007

January 2, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

The King’s Speech

“The movie is sold out!” my friend exclaimed as she and her husband joined me in the theater. We had really good seats. I had accidentally managed to get there early enough to get seats right in the center, close enough, but not too close. People looked at the seats I was saving for my friend and her husband with envy, and it was all I could do not to make a sign against the ‘evil eye.’ 🙂

Whoda thunk? Who would have thought a movie about an English king with a speech problem would sell out the entire theatre?

Must be word of mouth. The film is really, really good, and takes a personal tragedy and turns it into an inspiration. You wouldn’t think there could be anything funny about tackling such a problem, but the movie has some very very funny moments – the king, George VI, actually CAN speak without a stammer when he is swearing, when he is singing, or when he is very very angry.

His unorthodox speech tutor gives the King a new vision of himself, and helps him find insights into how the problem developed. There are some very moving moments, and some highly inspiring ones, too. All in all, the movie keeps moving, keeps you informed and makes you glad you spent the money on movie tickets.

January 2, 2011 Posted by | Biography, Cultural, Education, Entertainment, Family Issues, Leadership, Relationships | 15 Comments