Wow. This is somewhat interesting. LOL
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,500 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 9 years to get that many views.
Click here to see the complete report.
I’ve always been a fan of Judy Blume, so when she popped up in my head as an idea for the quote of the day off I searched. This is one that I found, it makes me giggle because it reminds me of some advice I got as a child.
Precious Child … nothing matters but the moment. There might be no tomorrow and even if there is, nobody gives a damn. – Judy Blume
Today is the beginning of the Chinese New Year – It is the year of the dragon.
You can get closer to a dragon than you can to a horse. Horses are smart within their own boundaries, but dragons are very smart. – Anne McCaffrey
Some facts to know about the Year of the Dragon:
Dragon is a legendary animal and it is symbol of emperor in China. Since the Dragon is coated with mysterious color, Chinese consider that the dragon is unpredictable, untouchable and people cannot see its head and tail at the same time. Therefore, we can might see something unexpected happening in 2012. Also a person with too many dragons in the Chinese astrology birth chart will become smarter, sly and unpredictable in the coming year.
2010 was the Year of White Tiger and is the beginning year of the Wood cycle. 2011 was the Year of White Rabbit and is the middle year of the Wood cycle. The Dragon of 2012 is the last year of the Wood cycle. Dragon is the transition year to the Fire Cycle. The energy of Wood is in the East side. The energy of Fire is in the South side. We never know what will happen when turning from East to South. That’s another sign of unpredictable Dragon year. You can have either good luck or bad luck in 2012, and will have a chance to turn it into better or worse luck.
Gung Hay Fat Choy!
(Photo Credit: Biggles621, on Flickr.)
I’ve been waiting all day for this photo to happen. We do not get a lot of snow in Portland, which is why I love it here. However, there was a little disturbance that came through my area. I was able to capture it.
Update: What a difference an hour makes…
Today is Caucus day in Iowa, the nation’s first look at the 2012 Presidential Election Season. Caucus-goers will show up and vote for their selection of candidate. Hailed at the start of the official election season this process will weed many people out of the process, tomorrow we’ll see which of the flotsam and jetsam will bow out of the nominating process.
“If Iowa is the ‘heart’ land, what part of the human body is Los Angeles?” – Pat Paulsen
Bonus – My friend Andy Hayes spotted this, so I thought I’d include it, too. Just in case you needed a primer on why Iowa is important.
(Caution may be NSFW)
Happy 2012 to you all. May this year bring you all the things you work hard to achieve. May there be more wind at you back than in you face.
A little more patience, a little more charity for all, a little more devotion, a little more love; with less bowing down to the past, and a silent ignoring of pretended authority; brave looking forward to the future with more faith in our fellows, and the race will be ripe for a great burst of light and life. – Elbert Hubbard
Happy New Year to all of you. I raise a glass in your honor!