Monday, January 25, 2010

zeros & ones on donner pass

P.S. - check out Treeblog's festival of the trees 44, where this post is linked in the good company of 50 or so others.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

new year roundup (& 300th post)

I've painted my door with ram's blood and have been hiding out from the flood of confessional new years resolution blog postings, which I hope have by now run their course 'round the internets. so it's looking like a safe time for me to make my own confession: aside from a new 52-week regimen for a prescription toenail fungus treatment, and a 6 week sugar fast (again), I have no real resolutions, hobbies, or interests for 2010. wait, we've started planning a couple road trips for the spring. does that count?

but, Kelly helped me set up this google analytics* thing a couple months ago and I've just been checking the results. in case you're curious, here are some of the search terms that have routed people over to fish without faces (for an average visit time of 50 seconds):

when did shasta the liger die
judgment of the birds
animal magnetism fish
clothed capybara
costa rica bird list
costa rica fish list
fish birdhouse
the glad menagerie
austin nv, serbian christmas
barnacle goose eating during lent
hallelujah I'm a bum hallelujah bum again hallelujah give us a whiskey
how to hunt mountain lions without dogs
fish with people faces
taxidermy toucan pelican
virtual diorama

*if you're not familiar, google analytics is like a lobster pot/fishweir or a kind of surveillance camera you can set up to find out stuff about who in the world is visiting your blog. if you're running a boutique for home-knit apple sweaters or selling ad space for teeth whiteners this is strictly commercial. but if you're just whistling into the dark vacuum of cyberspace it's more of a simple curiosity.

Friday, January 08, 2010

the imperfect paradise

"It's true," the man said with a melancholy air, his gaze fixed on the flames dancing in the fireplace that winter night; "in Paradise there are friends, music, some books. The only bad thing about going to Heaven is that from there you can't look up."
-Augusto Monterroso

related: arcadia &c., fire in the fishtank, the salamander, January 2008

ok. this is the last stolen(lazy) fable I'll be posting here. promise.
...oh, and a belated happy new year.