monkeyHAPPYmonkeyBIRTHDAY!

I hope the brown mush being thrown around is chocolate cake...

I hope the brown mush being thrown around is chocolate cake...

Considering today is this website’s first birthday, I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than having as many people take today off of work as possible.  Great job to everyone who skipped their great jobs!  (Government workers and bankers seemed to get away with this a little easier than others, for some reason.)

Some quick stats for the site:

  • There are 517 total posts.  (518 after this one…)
  • The most posts in one day: 6 (October 22… there were many four-post days in the beginning)
  • The least posts in one day: 0 (October 18 and April 10)
  • Most hits in one day: 261 (May 4, because of this post)
  • Most hits in one month: 2998 (January)

This site was started out of boredom at work mostly.  Last October, no clients were calling, and I used “learning how to blog” as my reason to get more hours at work.

The bulk of the categories at the left were there from the beginning.  The first appeared on October 14th: In My Brain While Sleeping, Happy Find, and InASense, Lost.

The last category came to be on July 30th: The Shit To Just Shitty. It was about director Chris Columbus.
Hey wait, that reminds me of my first JusWondering post about Columbus Day.
Hey wait, is that why everyone was able to skip work for the party?

Seriously though… thanks to everyone that has ever stopped by (and continues to stop by for some reason)!  I wouldn’t be able to do this without you!

Well I could, but where’s the fun in that?

JusWondering… Columbus Day

Update: Added one more holiday after a discussion with my friend, Devin.

This past Monday came and went in a flash, and it wasn’t until the next day that I realized a holiday had passed – one that hadn’t mattered since grade school, if even then.  But it got me juswondering… didn’t somebody disprove Columbus “discovering” America?

I thought the Columbus story went the way of Shakespeare, Brontosauruseseses, and Pluto (the Planet our Very Educated Mother Just Showed Us when we were wee)?

Perhaps Columbus Day is sort of like an appendix… something we keep around because it’s there, but it might kill us if it becomes inflamed, much like the boats Columbus used to discover this continent.

Then I started thinking about what body parts other holidays might be akin to.  For example, Birthdays are like crow’s feet… they keep coming whether you want them or not. 

Thanksgiving is like a spare tire – or a muffintop for the ladies – because we revel in unloosening our belt buckles and passing out watching tv (as if every other day doesn’t count).

Independence Day = genitalia… especially when it comes to fireworks.  Our fascination develops over time from childhood to adults.  At first, it’s all *yay* sparklers.  As adults, it’s illegal and Chinese and dangerous.

Valentine’s Day is like kidneys.  Two is natural… one is sad.

Halloween is any body part this guy fixes:

Labor Day could be an upset stomach because you can’t wear white after it.

And Christmas would be an itchy butthole… because sometimes you can’t pick what you get.