Archive for January, 2011

A Red Tree’s Plea

January 10, 2011

A few weeks ago, I received word that there were some people looking to make a buck in California.  How you might ask?  By cutting down some Redwoods for logging, which are located in a state park, where they are, or I guess were, protected.  Talk about a low brow thing to do, especially to those, big, ancient, beautiful trees.  In the end, the idea was thwarted, thanks to spirited opposition, but that doesn’t mean it is dead by any stretch.  So, take heed of this cartoon . . .

Our leafy friends from the Pacific Northwest may need our help again.


The Cow Blockade

January 10, 2011


Ever heard one of those stories that screamed, ” Gold?”  Well, I heard a story like that a few weeks ago.  My friend Jess had just moved into the country, and one morning, she claimed that she wouldn’t be able to leave the house for awhile.  Why?  Because about thirty cows had parked their spotted hamburgers right in the driveway, hence, in front of her car.  A blockade, you might say.  Well, the cartoon lore swept wide in my mind when I heard about this, on top of laughing myself silly, and this was the end result.  So, kudos to the craziness in the world.  It can be quite a hoot!

Also . . . a great started to 2011 . . . onward.

2010 in review

January 2, 2011

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 This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,000 times in 2010. That’s about 5 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 12 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 71 posts. There were 12 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 38mb. That’s about a picture per month.

The busiest day of the year was April 25th with 28 views. The most popular post that day was The Line.

Where did they come from?

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

Some visitors came searching, mostly for budget jokes, city manager, manager, budget process, and drive safely.

Attractions in 2010

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


The Line April 2010


The Trees March 2010


The Washington School Board June 2009


Relay for Life June 2009


The City Manager February 2009
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