45,000 HITS!!!

Hello Fellow WordPressians! :-)

I just happened to open up my blog stats for the first time in three weeks, and THIS is what I saw:

Looks like during my nearly month long absence from WP, that my blog has been doing just great without me! Lol – Maybe I should never write a new post again, and keep this raging out of control statomania thing going on!!!

Ooops! Too late… I just posted a new post! Damn!!! Well, I guess that’s the end of MY legendary WP stat run… Double Damn!!!

Okay, now I know that 45,000 total hits on your blog is just small potatoes to some of you WP Heavyweight Superstars out there… And you should just get over yourselves! (Just kidding!)

But here is what is a big deal to me: Since my last post, back on August 2nd, my blog has picked up over 10,000 hits without me doing anything! I am also admittedly overly impressed, that when I checked my stats today just on a whim, that my total hits were on an even number of 45,000! And what is the majorly earth shaking significance in that? Absolutely nothing! I just think that it’s kinda cool, because I’m just kinda that way… Lol

So maybe you are wondering why my blog picked up over over 10,000 hits while I’ve been totally ignoring it??? Or maybe by now, you are no longer reading such a silly post as this one, and you are busy texting, or trying to make a living at work, or maybe even writing your own post… Hey, in that case, no hard feelings, and I don’t blame you one bit!

But for those of you who are still reading, whether out of morbid curiosity, or whatever your reasons may be, and you are entitled to them… this is the reason why I have picked up over 10K blog hits while doing absolutely nothing:

Just one post that I wrote back in February of this year, called Staring at Her Elephant This thing just refuses to die, and the Internet can’t get enough of it! And so what, if it’s for ALL the wrong reasons! Success is Success, however it is achieved; right?

No… WRONG!!! It’s just a post that has gone mindlessly viral with thousands of guys on the Worldwide Web doing daily and nightly searches for porn, even though there is nothing pornographic about my post! If you read it, you’ll see that there is nothing pornographic about the content of what I wrote. It’s all just a stupid and ridiculous cyber-accident. And that’s the truth… so there is no real success for me to be proud of, here. It’s just a whole lot of weirdness.

But enough on that, and end of discussion…

My wife and I had a wonderful vacation in Acadia National Park in Maine, and here is my favorite photo that I took, during our trip.

Love the rich green of the color in this one… which is how the scene looked when it was taken, and I posted it here without any photo editing.

Well, soon I have to leave for an eye exam, so I’ll leave you with a funny story from when I was a kid. My thanks go to Sheena of Facehookin’ for inspiring this one, which was originally a comment on one of her recent posts.

I was 10 years old and staying for a week in the summer, with my friend’s family, in a cabin in coastal Maine. We had steamed clams for dinner and although I loved eating them, after we went to bed, it was no fun when I felt like those steamed clams were coming back up!

But I had a real problem, which was that my friend and I were sleeping up in a loft near the roof of the cabin, and the only way down to where the bathroom was on the floor below, was via a ladder, and I knew I’d never get down that ladder in time, before those clams were coming up and out! I yelled for help to my friend’s mother, who instantaneously understood my problem, and instantly responded by throwing a large pot 10 feet up towards me while I was still up in the loft.

Mom’s throw was right on target and so accurate that it would have made both Peyton Manning and Tom Brady jealous! I caught the pot and 5 seconds later the pot caught my entire plate worth of spewed up steamed clams!

A real example of how Moms can do truly amazing things when the game is on the line, with only 6 seconds left on the clock!

Mom throws! And it’s caught in the end zone for a TOUCHDOWN!


Catch you all later, cause I gotta get to that eye exam!!!


About Chris Sheridan

I’m a 56 year old guy who is young (and immature) at heart, and I love humor and laughter. Married for 22 years, but still enjoy all the glories of womanhood everywhere, even while dedicated to one woman only - and I hope my wife never finds out about her!
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17 Responses to 45,000 HITS!!!

  1. Elyse says:

    Ewwwww. Welcome back, Chris. I did that the last time I had clams too. Haven’t had them since! 45K? Sheez…..

    • Thanks for the welcome back, Elyse! :-) Yeah, Ewwwww… I’ve done that several times after having clams, but being a hardcore seafood and steamed clams lover, I keep coming back for more. Yeah, I know… You are going “Ewwwww” again, and I don’t blame you! Lol ;-)

  2. writerdood says:

    Yeah, I’ve got a few like this that seem to live on. In the end, they probably comprise the bulk of my hits. Why? Because they show up in Google. Are they anything special? Not really. They just happened to hit at the right place in the right time. Go figure.

    • Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Yep, sometimes they sure do show up in Goggle, and then the hits just keep on coming… It doesn’t really mean anything, but what the hey! I guess it’s better than nothing. Lol

  3. susielindau says:

    Hey Chris! Hits are hits! Way to go! I did have one blog post that went viral in Stumblupon when I blogged on another site. I should see what it is up to!
    Funny clam story and they are looking for porn????

    • Hiya Susie! :-) Thanks for stopping by and saying hello. Yep, those hits sure are hits, and there’s no denying that. I’m not sure that I’d want to pal around with the “people” out there who are producing so many of those hits, but I doubt that is something I’ll ever have to worry about, cause I don’t think they’ll be inviting me over for dinner, anytime soon. Lol

      And yeah! Who the heck wants to look at that same old tired and boringly overdone porn stuff, when you can read a funny clam story, right? They just don’t know what they’re missing… Lol ;-)

  4. xdeviantonex says:

    Congrats! I am teh jealous!

    • Thanks for the congrats! It was really nothing. No, really… It was nothing – nothing much at all. Just me leading much of the male online world into a state of sexual frustration on a daily and nightly basis, cause whatever those guys are looking for, they sure aren’t finding it here when they land on my blog! LOL ;-)

  5. RFL says:

    Hahah! Eww! Welcome back!!!

    • Thanks for the welcome back! :-) See what you’re missing by not living up here in coastal New England, with all this great seafood to eat? You’re missing a whole lotta Ewwwww!!! Well, not ALL the time, but us real hardcore veteran seafood lovers have had the “Ewwwww” experience more than a few times, and we still keep coming back for more!

      But it’s really not that big of a deal – In fact, the “Ewwww” factor for seafood is no worse than drinking lots of beer, and then having all that brew come back up again. Unless… you ate lots of steamed clams AND drank a lot of beer, and then you lose both the clams and the brew all at once! Now THAT is some genuinely SERIOUS “Ewwwww!!!” LOL :-)

  6. benzeknees says:

    What a great story about the pot – but the thought of all that seafood coming back up is not! Too often we over indulge in rich seafood & our tummies can’t handle what our minds think want. Or maybe your “eyes were too big for your stomach?”

    • Thanks for liking the story, Lynda, but I can see why all that seafood coming back up is not a very pleasant visual. While it’s true that often in my life, my eyes have been too big for my stomach, I think that back when I was ten years old, it was more a mild case of food poisoning at the time. The overindulgence would come later in life, when I became a young adult who could eat all I wanted to, but without wearing it around my waistline.

      But after I became middle aged, and my metabolism couldn’t burn off all those calories, I had to learn to eat less and exercise more, or I would blow up like the Goodyear blimp! Except that unlike the blimp, I would NOT be lighter than air… Lol

  7. I was just about to leave a comment on an earlier post wondering if you’re okay… then you post this one before I got to it. Welcome back! And that is a beautiful, lush green photo. I would love to go to that park. Glad you have a great time.

    • Hi Michelle! Thanks for the welcome back, and sorry for not replying sooner, but I’ve been busier than that one armed paper hanger guy, with too many things to recount, for the past week. Thanks also for thinking of me, and wondering about my well being. Well, except for being crazy, which has been a pre-existing condition of mine for years, my being is well enough. Life still isn’t perfect, but I don’t believe that life perfection is anywhere on the schedule, for me or anyone else in the human race, unless it’s scheduled for the 12th of never. But we are still doing well, all things considered, and I’ll have more details in my next blog post, coming soon.

      Thanks for liking the photo; it is very lush and green, which is just how the scene looked, on the overcast and grey morning when I took it, with wisps of fog rising up from the salt marsh, but still enough light from the morning sun to enrich colors and make the day seem lighter than you’d expect, with the overcast sky and the fog.

      We did have a great time in Acadia, and we are fortunate because it seems like we always do, whenever we go there, and we are both very grateful for having that experience when we really needed it.

      I’m sure that I’ll be headed over to your blog soon, but how have you been, Michelle?

  8. Chris, you’re back! We’ve missed you! Wow what a super-mum yours was. Me, not nearly so good. The vacation – looks green, if a little wet. Hope you enjoyed it, and don’t forget to let us know how your wife is doing – has she got a new job yet?

    • Yes, I am back, and thanks for missing me. :-) Yeah, actually that was my friend’s Mom who went into Super Hero high gear to save me from spewing all over their cabin. So in addition to thinking and acting so quickly to help me, she also had a personal interest in trying to prevent the worst from happening, and not having to clean up that kind of vile and disgusting mess while she was on vacation. Lol – But she still deserves full credit for what she did, and how well she did it. And hey, I don’t want to hear any talk about you being not nearly as good a Mom, cause I’m sure that you have performed the role very well, and as best as you could in the past, and you still are doing so now.

      The weather for our vacation was mostly very good. That morning was one of the few times that we got rain and fog, and we really did have a great time overall while we were there. I’ll let you and other cool people who are kind enough to care, know about what’s been going on in our lives while I’ve been absent from WP, in my next blog post, which will be coming soon. I also need to catch up on your blog – I just have this feeling that you may have written some very cool stories that I will enjoy reading.

      Thanks again for stopping by, Rose. I appreciate it. :-)

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