The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Thank you to all of my readers!
This was a most exciting report to read, (aren’t stats always more fun to read than calculate!? Ha!).
Anyway, I just want to say THANK YOU. I appreciate you stopping by this site, whether to read just one post or all of of them…..
The most thrilling statistic in this report, which was so surprising, (and deeply humbling!)) was the fact that you, (my readers!) hail from 84 different countries and yet, somehow, found and clicked on martinisandbonbons.com to read a post!! WOW!!! I’ve gone global!!!! That put the perfect finish to 2014!
From NYC – I wish you all a HAPPY and HEALTHY NEW YEAR wherever you may be!
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,900 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 32 trips to carry that many people.
Seriously??? You gave in to to the demands and threats of hackers?? Why?
Is it that Sony is afraid of more ‘not-so-very-correct‘ emails that may be released to the general public? By the way… regarding that …didn’t your momma ever teach you that you should NEVER write ANYTHING in an email that you wouldn’t mind seeing on the very first page of the New York Times or Wall Street Journal ???
My issue with what’s going on is this… First, I ENJOY watching Seth Rogen and James Franco on screen – they are entertaining! Second, I’m not sure why we are acquiescing to someone else’s demands… since when does America do that??? Really? Are we really just going to pull the movie from being released and then walk away with our tails between our legs saying “Mea Culpa”?? Um, NOPE. Sorry. Not me. I want to see this movie, was looking forward to it, and I think it’s ridiculous that they are preventing the theatrical release! Lastly, we live in a country that values FREEDOM. In fact, the very FIRST Amendment in the The Bill of Rights (written by our wonderful James Madison) states the following:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Now, Congress didn’t pull ‘The Interview’ from being released, but at this point, I’m starting to feel a need to petition the government! I mean seriously, if they do this now…. What’s next to be banned???
A film for everyone, especially for romantics.
Nothing “bad” is shown in this movie, but people under the age of 18 may not have an appreciation for it – I think it may appeal more to celibate and married, middle-aged/older people.
The Lunchbox is an interesting film about a friendship that develops due to a error in the day-to-day process of having lunch delivered.
I was fascinated to see – and subsequently learn – about dabbawalas, which I didn’t know about. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dabbawalas http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lunchbox
During the film I thought, why aren’t there cafeterias? Why aren’t folks bringing their own lunches to work? But then I realized, this system helps increase wealth through the creation of jobs, and this process is part of a culture different than to what I have been exposed to. It really is fascinating, and I am so grateful for having learned something new!
The story and acting are terrific, I highly recommend this movie!
I am completely fascinated by this beauty “mask” they mention in the movie. Apparently, utilizing The Golden Ratio, a mask has been devised, which, when placed over a person’s picture, shows you how “beautiful” a person is.