Neil Hester

All poems © Neil Hester unless otherwritten

Location: North Carolina, United States

Monday, January 01, 2007


New Year's, right? It is? Really? Good. Now, let's look back at last year with some numerical statistics. First, blog stats (starting from July 29, the birthdate of this blog):


  • 2 blog titles (original; LAEvanesce: Opines)
  • 44 articles (1 deleted; an accidental blank article)
  • 2034 visitors
  • 4 month articles
  • 43 sidebar quotes (if I counted right)


...And now, some other statistics:


  • 53 poems
  • 98 poems to date
  • 1 music parody (a lot, I know)
  • 3 items on Cosmoetica
  • 0 magazine publication submissions


I'd say that's enough of that. It's been a good year, no? Now, onto to your normal program, the monthly Month entry. It's January (apparently), so let's look at some trivia:


  • Traditionally, the original Roman calendar consisted of 10 months, totalling 304 days, winter being considered a monthless period. Around 713 BC, the semi-mythical successor of Romulus, King Numa Pompilius, is supposed to have added the months of January and February.
  • Australia Day in Australia and Republic Day in India both occur on January 26.
  • January is National Soup Month in the United States.
  • January's flower is the carnation or snowdrop.
  • In leap years, January always begins on the same day as April and July.


And now, the customary Month poem:



Once winter had nary
A January.


...As noted by the first Trivia entry. That said, here's wishing everyone a Happy New Year's: take care 'til next time,


LAEvaside:This post contains a record number of lists: three~ [/laevaside]


Blogger SempreArioso said...

You've come a way, haven't you? Congratulations and happy (if not late) New Year!

6:07 PM  

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