Monday, May 23, 2005

Murky Words World Tour

Yikes. I've suddenly become quite a popular cat, it would seem. Since it's inception, this humble blog has been getting hit somewhere between 45-60 times a day with an average of 35 or so of those being unique. Those numbers are about what you would expect, when you consider how many people there are that actually know this blog even exists, and subtract from that the number of those people I know would never read it. The numbers are even lower on weekends and although I haven't conducted a thorough market survey, I can only assume it's because I rarely update it on those days and most of my loyal readers don't want to waste their free time reading new posts... no no, you wait until you're at work to do something like that. Anyway, you can imagine my surprise this morning when checking the stats on the page, to find that both Saturday and Sunday the site averaged around 180 hits per day with about 160 being unique. Holy Shit. Further, the hits were coming from all over the place. Canada, the U.K., New Zealand, Austria, Switzerland. What the hell? Clearly I must have pissed someone off. Not the case, thankfully, for after doing a little further digging I discovered that I have those damn Hapland games to thank for all this mess. Seems those little stick-figure puzzles have become all the rage and because I (and Tim) posted spoilers to both games on Thursday, and Google for whatever reason picked up on it, this site was is/was one of the first listed when one conducts a Google search for their solutions. Heh.

So, seeing as I'm now truly appealing to a worldwide audience, allow me say to utter a hearty: Guten Tag, Hello, Hola, Bonjour, Ciao, Oui and so on and so forth. So you don't have to go searching frantically through all the text, here are links to your walkthroughs:

I now consider this matter closed. Enjoy and Gracias.

Great weekend. Yesterday, as previously mentioned, my buddy Greg and I braved the consistent drizzle to take in some Minor League Baseball. Sadly the team I was rooting for, the Reading Phillies, lost on the road to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (based out of Manchester.) The Cats sprung for 5 runs in the 6th to break it open. Prior to that, the Phillies pitcher was throwing a one-hitter. C'est la vie. Still an enjoyable time and believe it or not, I ate my very first corn dog. Despite their popularity, I'd never seen them for sale at any previous sporting event and to be honest, I didn't really know what the hell they were until I bought one. I'd always assumed they had something to do with the corn the vegetable, not corn the bread. Anyway, there'll be more minor league ball to come too, as later this summer I'll be hitting a Lowell Spinners game. Oh, and for those who care and know what I'm talking about - the Lansing Lugnuts have switched from being a Class-AA affiliate of the Chicago Cubs to a Class-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

Lastly, for those of you who still have free tunes to download on iTunes from the Pepsi cap giveaway, today is your last day to do it. After that, they go boom. I've got 14 free tunes to download between now and the end of the day. Oh, the horror.... I'll probably list them in tomorrow's post where you can knowingly admire and nod your head, or boo heartily and spit at your monitor.

That's it. Hope you all are feeling dandy. Lates.


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