Neil Hester

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Monday, January 01, 2007

January~

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):

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  • 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)

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...And now, some other statistics:

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

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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:

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  • 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.

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And now, the customary Month poem:

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Jaunary

Once winter had nary
A January.

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

~LAEvanesce

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

1 Comments:

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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