So I've officially registered for NaBloPoMo, a day late, but I posted yesterday, so I'm still in good standing (I think-- if not, whatever). I had actually thought of trying NaNoWriMo, which is the inspiration for NaBloPoMo. In fact, I had a really great plan to shift my working hours, take up smoking at least a pack a day, grow my hair really long or wear a wig, and basically pretend I was an author for a month. But Apathy is my middle name. I was actually going to get my middle name legally changed to Apathy, but then, ... eh.
What I've discovered is that since the NaBloPoMo is still pretty small-ish, people hitting 'next blog' or 'random blog' or 'waste more time' or whatever the button is get to my blog a lot more frequently than from Blogger. In the last four hours, for example, I have had IPs check in from locales as various as Chicago, New York, Sprinfield, IL, Springfield, VA, Beltsville, MD, Victorville, CA, San Antonio, Arlington, VA, Ann Arbor, MI, College Station, TX, Grand Rapids, MI, Mesa, AZ, Portland, OR, Washington, D.C., Phoenix, AZ, Manila, Philippines, and Prior Lake, MN, among others.
Why do you care? I'm sure you don't. It just surprised me a little bit. Usually I just get a very few regulars and anyone who googles "europeans with immodest undershirts," or "thick laid-back softball merkin sucking bacon," both of whom I hope were disappointed. I mean, jeez, I don't even know what that means. I'm getting the heebie-jeebies just imagining someone hunched over a computer googling this, let alone imagining a "thick laid-back softball merkin sucking bacon." Gross.
Much more reassuring to think about things like this: A judge who ordered a woman to drop her pants and decided a custody dispute by flipping a coin was removed from the bench by the Virginia Supreme Court on Friday.
"a black lacy thing," the judge said of the mental patient's underwear. "... it looked good, didn't it?"
Whatever you say, your honor.