Friday, February 25, 2011

WooHoo, Happy Dance!


I asked and I have received.

I asked all my wonderful fans and admirers to get me into the top 25 and you have delivered. As of today I stand at #21, and I'm lovin' it.

I know. I really need to get a life but lately I have been a blog-ranking junkie and I need to get my fix every morning before the sun comes up or I won't be able to function and then my family would perish and I'd be thrown in jail.

And in spending so much more time on my blog, I am learning a few things, so this whole experience is not without its educationl merit.

Just the other day, in fact, I discovered on my blog dashboard a "stats" tab. I clicked right on over and found that I have viewers
(to say fans would be presumptuous)
all over the frickin' world.

Sorry I can't be more entertaining and use the real F word, but I have children who read this, after all, so I need to keep it G-rated. I'm such a wuss.

Anyways, here I thought I had a few dozen people who read my ramblings, only to find out I have thousands. Folks from the US, of course, but also from Malaysia, Australia, Ireland, Uzbekistan, the United Arab Emirate. A substantial following, it seems, in the Netherlands.
Sorry Netherlands readers, but you confuse me. Near as I can determine, it's called The Netherlands, but the country is Holland, and you are referred to as Dutch. Can someone please shed some light here or am I in the right ballpark?
Why on earth can't you keep things simple like us? We live in the USA, we're called Americans and we speak English. Sheesh.


So today I thought it appropriate if I sent out a thank you to all my readers and all my voters.

I would shout out "I love you guys!!!" but then you'd think me a beer drunk and it's only 10:42 in the morning, after all.

Anyway ......


To My Readers From________, I Say To You___________
(dammit, how do you underline when you're writing in a blog? More education needed, it would seem)

United States...................................Thanks
Canada..........................................Thanks
Ireland.........................................Thanks
UK..............................................Thanks
Australia.......................................Thanks
Netherlands.....................................Dank
Germany.........................................Danke
Spain...........................................Gracias
France..........................................Merci
Italy...........................................Grazi
China.......................................... 谢谢
Russia..........................................спасибо

And to all my friends from
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Singapore
Malaysia
Turkey
Thailand
India
Hong Kong
United Arab Emirates
I don't know what to say because Babel Fish wouldn't translate to Cantonese, Vietnamese, Turkish, etc. Sorry. But I guess if you can read my blog you can read English, right? Unless you're just viewing for the stunning graphics? So thanks.

On a more individual note of thanks, I'd like to give a shout out to some friends and family that have been reading and voting.

To family members including, but not limited to:
Renee, Donna, Aunt Mary, sister Mary, Bonnie, Fred, Veronica, Aunt Pat, Daddy and Caggy, Crystal and Tim, Carey, Michelle, Gayle, Milly, Nadja:
A big ol' smooch from your cousin, sister, niece, daughter, sister-in-law, wife, Mom, host-Mom.

To friends (see above disclaimer):
Lori, Dee, Theresa, Terri, Kathy, Debbie, Melissa, Sarah, Kim, Lesa, Sue, Patty, Laura, Barb, Carrie:
A courteous thank you or a bear hug, depending on how long I've known you.

To folks I've never met/couldn't identify in a line-up:
My Large Family group: Love you guys. Always have, always will.
People working with Fred: Where do I include you guys? I've met some but by no means all. Anyway, thanks. And just for fun, someone put a "Kick Me" sign on his back, will ya'?
People working in Lori's office: Thank you for your support (read like the guy from the Bartles and Jaymes commercial). Give Lori a big ol' hug from me if you know her well enough (or would like to get to know her better) and tell her I miss her.

And don't forget people, vote every day! Let's see what this baby can do!

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2 comments:

theresa said...

This is priceless! I want to see what your foreign readers write back:)

Lou Ann said...

Congrats on making the top 25 and on having so many friends. Ain't life grand?

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