When I was a child, the state I lived in turned 150. A Year of Celebrations and Wonder was kicked off with a big New Year’s Eve concert where “Fat Cat”, “Percy Penguin” and “Rolf Harris” headlined. And then Prince Charles planted a tree! Reports vary but it is generally agreed that someone somewhere stayed up til at least midnight revelling and may even have opened a second longneck of Swan Lager. They don’t call it the State of Excitement for nothing.
And so “150” has always been Very Significant Number to me and, since this is my 150th post and I totally forgot to do anything special for my 100th post, here are some more special numbers…
Number of days since I started blogging = 192
Number of hits I’ve had since I started blogging = 20,073
Average number of hits per day = 104.54
Frequency which my readership-of-three would have had to hit refresh on their browser to achieve that average and thus keep my spirits buoyant = 34.84 times per day or 1.45 times per hour over a 24 hour period.
Number of times I would think that I, personally, would be able to refresh my browser every hour if I truly ruly loved someone = 60
Number of comments that I’ve received on my blog = 1014
Number of comments excluding hate mail = 7
Number of times I’ve gratuitously mentioned “lactating asian babes”= 7 (including this one – notice the correlation with comments?)
Number of stuffed bears that I’ve gotten drunk = 1
Number of love-heart shaped cakes I’ve made = 7
Number of days I’ve actually owned the love-heart shaped tin that made those cakes = 8
Number of boob cakes I’ve ended up decorating because of all this pressure from people coming to my blogsite to find instructions on how to decorate a boob cake = 2 (or a pair)
Number of posts I’ve written while completely rat-arsed drunk on cheap fizz = 0
Number of posts people have suspected that I’ve written while completely rat-arsed drunk on cheap fizz = 150
Number of places my technorati rating has risen since I last moaned about it = 748,092 (I’m ranked 672,523 now. Yep, I’m bloggin’ with the Big Boys now)
Number of people who have officially subscribed to my blog = 21
Number of people who have subscribed to my blog who aren’t a blood relative or have done it under duress because I know where they live = 9
Number of lonely whiskies my husband claims to have sobbed into while I stayed up late at night writing = 150
Number of actual whiskies my husband has enjoyed while he has stayed up late at night listening to Tom Waits = 450
Number of further significant numbers that I can come up with for this “Night of Night” post = 0
And without further ado, heeerrrrrrrrre’s Fat Cat!