Well it’s a new month. November is here, and we have once again gone through the insanely silly exercise of adjusting clocks an hour. Almost makes me want to move to Arizona — but not quite. At least I had five years of clock sanity when I lived in Japan back in the 80s (Japan abandoned DST imposed by the occupation in 1952).
On another topic, want to go comatose on the couch at 9:30 PM? Then go have dinner at Morton’s Steak House, have yourself a salad, nice big filet with clarified butter to dip it in, and then why not…have yourself a crème brûlée for dessert. Yep, Bea & I eschewed the bread (sent it back before the onion smell in the crust got the best of us), then opted for grilled asparagus instead of some sort of potato concoction. The meal was a package dinner-for-two deal Morton’s does, so it came with salad, apps, steaks, & dessert. I picked at the green salad with blue cheese, saved the bacon wrapped scallops for sometime today, upgraded from the petite filet to the double cut for a very reasonable $8 more, and then, what the hell? Let’s go ahead and have a dessert. It’s been many months since I even had a polite 2-bite of birthday cake. Crème brûlée was the obvious choice: sugar, but no grains.
But I said something to Bea that went like this: "You watch. All this energy we have right now is going to go straight down the tubes." Indeed, it wan’t an hour and I was dragging ass. Laid down on the sofa around 9:15 and the next thing I knew, it was 10:20 and I’d even missed a call from some friends on my cellphone that was sitting right beside me. Comatose was I.
So, there you have it. Sunday morning church has been fulfilled. I have confessed my sins.
And now, here’s how the blog is coming along.
53,596 visits and 94,822 page views. By comparison, last November delivered 14,000 visits and 21,000 page views. I’m now starting to have to pay real money to keep sufficient bandwidth. Over the last year, hosting has gone from $15 per month to $50. Donations and subscriptions are always helpful and appreciated.
So, I’m feeling as though the blog is in a transition from being something I push forward to more of something that pulls me forward. That’s a good thing and I credit my readers. More and more I get emails from readers who tell me that they tell everyone about the blog, and then other emails and comments from new readers who, a week or two prior had no idea of the blog and they’ve been pouring over the archives.
So, thanks for that and I hope everyone keeps it up.
Lastly, I was surprised and pleased to find my name amongst a real low-carb Who’s Who of honorable mentions at Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb blog: Top 10 Low-Carb Movers & Shakers of 2009. Thanks for that recognition, Jimmy. I intend to make Free the Animal worthy of that honor for the rest of 2009 and onward.