Brief Blogging Intermission

Contact may be intermittent for the next week. I have winged away to Rome and am wandering about – eating and walking and then repeating. This is my first trip to Rome and I am throughly enjoy so far. Ciao for now.. Photos and stories later. Internet access is not always reliable.


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-Meterâ„¢ reads This blog is on fire!.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 3,100 times in 2010. That’s about 7 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 91 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 447 posts. There were 122 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 256mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was February 17th with 53 views. The most popular post that day was Curling!.

Where did they come from?

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

Some visitors came searching, mostly for wooden church, wooden structures, kostroma russia, who are the kardashians and why should i care, and innovative pioneer.

Attractions in 2010

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


Curling! February 2010


Photo Hunt: Wooden February 2008


Who are the Kardashians? February 2008


Innovative Pioneer! May 2008


About Me! November 2007

$5.00 trip to Rome

I’ve been saving $5 bills for a couple/few months, probably early to mid December when C and I started talking about going to Rome. We leave on Thursday and I have already saved nearly a quarter of the airfare in $5 bills.

I read about a woman who took her family on vacation by saving $5 bills so I decided it was a good idea. It’s really easy, when you are given a $5 in change, don’t spend it (unless absolutely necessary). Over time, it really adds up!

Is there something you want to save money towards? Give this and try and see how quickly it adds up.

One thing that worked for me is putting the jar on a top shelf and just reaching up once a day and putting bills in the jar. Today I took the jar down because it was rather full. I counted the bills and had another hundred dollars…

I shall get back to #reverb10, but not today.

Happy New Year to all. Start saving and see where it will take you!