August 18, 2005
Today is my 1,000th blog posting (blogger.com has a counter). I have been keeping other stats myself and on this momentous day I thought I’d share them with you.
7: Number of times one of my partners has been disgusted with items posted on the blog.
998: Number of times I felt like not posting.
2: Number of times I felt like posting but had nothing to say
13: Number of days I’ve missed posting something.
1,000: Number of times it crossed my mind that the only people reading this blog are J.Rae, Jim Hatzell, Mark Boardman and J.Rae’s daughter.
98: Number of times I have used the words “bitchin’” and “stoked”.
625: Number of times I have recalled a critic of blogs who said, “Nobody cares if you had a cheese sandwich for lunch.”
2: Number of times I have noted in the blog that I had a cheese sandwich for lunch (322, if you count cheese enchiladas).
122: Number of times I have exaggerated an event for laughs.
0: Number of times I have lied about an incident (or once, if you count this one).
7: Number of times I wish I hadn’t posted a specific item.
3: Number of times I’ve pulled an item that offended someone.
3: Number of times Kathy has confronted me about a posting.
89: Number of people who have asked me if my wife gets upset when she reads the blog.
11: Number of times Kathy has actually read the blog.
1: Number of people who have told me they got real tired of the Spanish driveway storyline.
1: Number of people who teach history at the University of New Mexico, answer to the name Paul Andrew Hutton and complained about the Spanish driveway storyline.
14: Number of times I’ve actually gone to the trouble of correcting a typo or misspelling.
827: Number of quotes I have used that came from Carole Glenn (she sends me three or four quotes every day, but like Kathy, she rarely reads the blog).
0: Number of quotes that are bonified Old Vaquero Sayings.
376: Number of “anonymous” and ethnic sayings I have stolen to pass off as Old Vaquero Sayings.
8: Number of hats Buddy Boze Hatkiller actually ate.
945: Number of dollars those hats were worth.
3: Number of True West employees who hate the blog.
0: Number of employees who hate the blog more than Robert Ray.
38: Number of times I have been sorry I ever started writing a blog.
12: Number of different computers I have posted from.
1: Number of good reasons I would need to stop writing a blog.
0: number of dollars I have made from writing the blog.
”The virtue of all achievement is victory over oneself. Those who know this victory can never know defeat.”
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