As an aside, Bill commented back when I first posted The Contest that 100,000 hits doesn’t seem to be that many, since I’ve been on-line for going on ten years. So I reminded him that the contest is for 100,000 hits on the WordPress version of Snerkology, which was launched in January of 2008. There’s over 106,000 hits as of this morning per the stats meter at Snerkology.com (which still gets traffic, strangely enough), plus the 56,000 hits Snerkology on Blogger had before I defuncted (?) it.
So. Not the most popular blog on the ‘net, as far as hits go, but I’m proud of my little website.
Heather got a new furry friend and I couldn’t be happier! It has actually been worrying me that she didn’t have a dog. She’s the bestest doggie mommy a pup could ever have, and she’s just the kind of person who belongs with a dog, if you know what I mean. After Jasper passed, Heather needed a lot of time to try to recover – that good boy wasn’t just a pet, he was family! Then she met a few puppies, but they didn’t seem quite right for her. She took her time and eventually found Jack, and I’m so glad she did! He seems to be just right for her. And he’s just chock full o’ cute, see?
I’m so happy for you, Heather!!!
Well! After a crap-crap-crapTASTIC couple of months, we’ve gotten a wee bit of good news around here, all courtesy of my illustrious employer. First, it looks like I’ll be up for a small raise this coming year. Every little bit helps, and after not getting a raise for a couple of years (thanks a LOT, economy), I’m glad to see things turning around. To me, the bigger picture – evidence of an improved economy and company health – means more to me than a few extra bucks in my paycheck. Um… I’ll still take the money, though. kthx.
Second, I won a four-pack of movie tickets courtesy of AcronymCo’s “Great Place to Work” team. They’re good for any movie at any Harkins, so I’m left with a fun little dilemma. Avatar, or Sherlock Holmes? Blue sci-fi character goodness, or pipe smoking Robert Downey Jr. goodness? Decisions, decisions.
Third, the AcronymCo Head Cheese announced a corporate-wide “Thank You” bonus this morning, which came as a complete surprise to all of us, to be distributed before the Christmas holiday. Not enough to pay off all of our debt and move to Hawaii, to be sure, but still a nice morale boost and a handy sum to get us through the holidays. I like working for a company that doesn’t forget that it owes its success to its employees.
Plus, you know, there’s the whole 172 days until my sabbatical thing. (Snoopy dance!)