I just found out about this thing called Site Meter that you can set up on your blog to monitor how many people come to your website, and I am now kind of obsessed with it. When I was talking to my friend about setting it up, I joked that I was taking bets on whether 5 or 15 people came and checked this page out every day. But guess what. I get around 60 visits a day! [UPDATE: Monday evening. I just checked, and it turns out on weekdays I get closer to 120. Wow.] Who knew? I know, it's nothing huge, but it's kind of funny to think about people I've never met reading what I write. What's even cooler is that I can tell where people check from (city, state, country, but no names, birthdates, or social security numbers) and what google searches send them to me.
So I'd like to say hello to all the people out there that read my stories. I don't know who you are, but thanks for stopping by from Colorado Springs, CO, Simpson, NC, San Diego, CA, Santa Fe, NM, Philadelphia, PA, Orem, UT, Lithonia, GA, Irving, TX, San Antonio, TX, Dayton, OH, Monroe, NY, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Virginia Beach, VA, Oklahoma City, OK, and, of course, Austin, TX and Raleigh/Durham, NC. Feel free to say hello, or keep quiet, that's fine, too. Either way, it's kind of cool that you're out there reading.
The funniest part is the google searches that send folks to my site on accident. My recent favorites are "Leslie butt," "rear and plunge," and "riding a texas jackrabbit." I wonder what they were really looking for?
All right, this is the end of my truncated Monday morning post. I'm seriously under the gun for writing my comps essays, so off I go. But just cause I love you all, my friends, I'll leave you with a little of my favorite dude, Mr. Bill Cosby. I've been getting myself psyched up for an upcoming visit I've got to make to the dentist's office (which I HATE, thank you very much) and listening to this routine always makes me feel a little better about the whole process. It's a 7 minute video, just fyi, and the part where he talks like his lips are numb makes me wet myself every time.