I just got my yearly report from WordPress.

I’m still amazed that there are people out there that come to my blog.

My goal for 2014 is to continue to post whatever pops in my head and try not to go more than two days of not posting.

Thanks to everyone who have visited my blog!

Here are some of the information from my WordPress report.

Crunchy numbers

Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people for a concert. This blog was viewed about 69,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Madison Square Garden, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

In 2013, there were 252 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1,648 posts. There were 321pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 22 MB. That’s about 6 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was January 4th with1,058 views. The most popular post that day wasOscar Pistorius.

Attractions in 2013

These are the posts that got the most views in 2013. You can see all of the year’s most-viewed posts in your Site Stats.

1 Ice Cream Sandwich Cake 
16 COMMENTS August 2009

2 Do you remember… Pinky Tuscadero and Leather Tuscadero? 
3 COMMENTS August 2008

3 Happy Friday the 13th 
0 COMMENTS January 2012

4 1955 Good Housewife’s Guide 
44 COMMENTS May 2009

5 Magic Eye 
0 COMMENTS March 2012

Some of your most popular posts were written before 2013. Your writing has staying power! Consider writing about those topics again.

Where did they come from?

That’s 157 countries in all!
Most visitors came from The United States. Canada & The United Kingdom were not far behind.

How did they find you?

The top referring sites in 2013 were:


Some visitors came searching, mostly for pinky tuscadero, leather tuscadero, oscar pistorius, magic eye, and battle of iwo jima.

Top TV Series

Saw this article and you know how much I love lists, I had to share.

I only listed the Top 25 TV Shows. To see the rest of the lust, read the article by clicking the link: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/12/27/tv-guide-magazine-60-best-series-all-time/.

TV Guide Magazine names the top 60 series of all time

Published December 27, 2013

So many golden ages, so much brilliance from which to choose. In culling from the “60 Greatest” lists TV Guide Magazine compiled for the 60th-anniversary year, we shook things up, blending drama, comedy and other genres to salute the shows with the biggest cultural impact and most enduring influence. What will the next 60 years bring? We can’t wait to find out.

1. “The Sopranos” 
A family saga like no other and a Mafia drama that whacked us repeatedly
with its psychological riches and gallows humor, David Chase’s groundbreaking masterpiece asked us to empathize with the most human of mobsters (and monsters): Tony, played by the great James Gandolfini. He and his gang haunt us still.

2. “Seinfeld” 
The hilarious spirits of the masters of their domains echo in shows like “Veep” and cocreator Larry David’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” but “Seinfeld” set the bar for lovable outrageousness with memorable shtick that shocked and awed. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

3. “I Love Lucy” 
No ‘splaining necessary. We’ve loved zany Lucy, hotheaded Ricky and the loyal Mertzes for as long as we can remember. Whether in the candy factory, stomping grapes or cavorting with Harpo Marx, Lucille Ball showed generations of funny ladies and gents how it’s done.

4. “All in the Family” 
Norman Lear brought domestic television ­comedy into the real world with the Bunkers, whose ’70s culture clashing hit home with an ­unflinching pungency but also a surplus of heart. And then came “Maude,” “The Jeffersons,” “Good Times” and more: an empire of meaningful humor.

5. “The Twilight Zone”
Even 3-D pales next to the endlessly inventive “dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind” created by Rod Serling, TV’s multifaceted Dickens. His anthology of fantastic stories bridged the worlds of sci-fi and horror with whimsy and an abiding faith in humanity.

6. “The Wire”
Hot-button issues — the war on drugs, political corruption, the failures of the education system — deeply resonated in David Simon’s unvarnished journey into the heart of Baltimore’s urban darkness. The result was so vérité, it often felt more like a documentary than a drama.

7. “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”
America’s sweetheart turned the world on with her smile, a toss of the hat and a plucky spunk that radiated throughout her TV-newsroom office. A gallery of lovable characters would earn their own spots in the pantheon — Rhoda, Phyllis and Lou Grant among them.

8. “M*A*S*H”
Laughing in the face of death, Hawkeye, Trapper John, B.J., Hot Lips and the other cutups of the 4077th made war a little less hellish.”M*A*S*H” wore its Purple Heart on its bloody sleeve, and we cared deeply for these reluctant heroes on the front lines of daring satire.

9. “Breaking Bad” 
From the first tragicomic escapade to the blistering finale, Vince Gilligan’s ­immorality tale was as addictive as the blue meth that made Walter White into a criminal legend. Bryan Cranston’s transformative performance is one for the ages.

10. “The Simpsons”
After more than two decades and 500 episodes of whip-smart parody that made sacred cows an endangered species, we’re still drawn to Springfield and its colorfully warped denizens.

11. “Cheers”
Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and we were always glad when we came to Boston’s cheeriest bar. Weathering Coach’s death and Diane’s exit, the brew crew grew stronger with Woody and Rebecca. And the show spun off a classic farce, “Frasier.”

12. “Star Trek”
Five-year mission? Are you out of your Vulcan mind? Nearly 50 years later, Gene Roddenberry’s creation continues to boldly go where no science-­fiction franchise has gone before, launching five more TV series and a dozen movies. Can it keep going? Yes, it Khaaan!

13. “The Honeymooners”
Ralph’s get-rich-quick schemes may never have worked, but Jackie Gleason found a comedy gold mine in the realistic struggles of the Brooklyn bus driver, his long-suffering wife, Alice, and his dim-bulb BFF, Ed Norton.

14. “Law & Order”
In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate but equally important groups. And Dick Wolf’s franchise has been represented by five series, including the flagship (which ran for 20 seasons!) and the still-going-strong-after-15-years “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”

15. “The Andy Griffith Show” 
From the opening shot of Sheriff Andy Taylor and son Opie gone fishin’, the sitcom welcomed us to Mayberry, where Aunt Bee, Barney Fife and others became part of our extended TV family.

16. “Masterpiece Theatre” 
Since 1971, PBS has brought us the best of British TV, from “I, Claudius” to “Downton Abbey.” We’ll watch it upstairs, downstairs — anywhere.

17. “The  Carol Burnett Show”
Harvey Korman wasn’t the only one who couldn’t stop cracking up at the wacky antics of Burnett, Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence and Co.

18. “Saturday Night Live” 
“SNL” has been berry, berry good for comedy for four decades, creating superstars and ­defining the pop-culture conversation.

19. “The Oprah Winfrey Show”
For 25 years, Oprah created a safe space for both weighty issues and celebrity chat from the City of Broad Shoulders.

20. “The Dick Van Dyke Show”
Primetime’s first workplace-as-­family sitcom gracefully sidestepped clichés. If only Rob Petrie had the same kind of luck with ottomans.

21. “Mad Men”
The unglamorous side of selling the American dream is vividly realized in Matthew Weiner’s gorgeous but bleak paean to the swinging ’60s.

22. “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson”
Heeere’s…the guy who made it look oh-so-easy. Late-night TV would never be such a delicious communal experience again.

23. “Hill Street Blues”
The police procedural found a genre-busting new voice in Steven Bochco’s rowdy chronicle of a busy urban precinct.

24. “60 Minutes”
The stopwatch continues to tick for the pioneering news program, which set the standard for compelling nonfiction storytelling.

25. “The X-Files”
The truth is still out there for Chris Carter’s cosmically suspenseful thrill ride. Mulder and Scully were ground zero for shippers.

So, are any of these Top 25 on your list of Favorite TV Shows?

Whoa! I did it!

Have you seen this chart on saving money for 52 weeks?


I did it this past year, saving the money on a AMEX debt card.

And low and behold… I did it! I managed to cross off every week by December 1, 2013.

Surprisingly it wasn’t that hard. Once I deposited, I really didn’t miss it.

I’m planning to do or again this year. But when I have some extra cash during the pay period, I’m going to cross off more of the weeks.

So now I have all the cash I saved in 2013 to use towards a “Bucket List” trip to somewhere I’ve never been.

Now I’m looking forward to what I can do with the cash I save from 2014!

Merry Christmas


Christmas is the perfect time to wish your friends and family with love and happiness. It is the time to reflect back on year that went by and remember all those people, who made it special. Christmas wishes are the perfect way to share your feelings and happiness with all those whom you have come across.


Christmas Eve

This was one of my favorite Christmas cards that I sent one year.


Check these pictures out

I saw the article post on a friend Facebook page.

I thought the pictures were pretty cool.

All I know is that I must have missed the whole talent/drawing bus must of pass me when they were giving out that skill.

What He Found In this Abandoned Nursing Home Is Amazing. I’d Never Expect It There.

December 17, 2013

Redditor sneakylawyer was urban exploring with his girlfriend in the small city of Ronse in Belgium when they stumbled upon this abandoned nursing home. What they discovered inside is truly amazing…

It was the fantastic graffiti work of local artist Pete One, a huge Batman fan, who had been using the abandoned building as a canvas for some of his work.









Happy Birthday To Me

Well, it’s my birthday and I’m looking forward to what’s in store for me.

Age is just a number to me. In my mind, I’m young, foot loose and care free. My body has other things in mind.

But I’m glad I’m here to celebrate another year.

And for all those who were born on December 17th… make it a great day!




There is a newsletter I get called “Do You Remember”.

One of the things that was in a recent issue was this…


1 Cap a-Popping…
By Serge Stevens / December 13, 2013

Caps were fun even without the guns; you could take a full roll and rap it with a rock on the street curb, creating lots of sparks and pops. 

I remember sitting on the ground slamming the heck out of them to get them the pop.

Do they still even make them?

Wednesday Saying


December 1st

Hard to believe it December already. Where did the year go?

Here are some “Historical Events on 1st December”.

1891 – James Naismith creates the game of basketball

1955 – Rosa Parks (black) arrested for refusing to move to the back of bus

1957 – Sam Cooke and Buddy Holly and Crickets debut on Ed Sullivan Show

1959 – The 1st color photograph of Earth received from outer space

1971 – John & Yoko release “Happy Xmas (War is Over)” in US

1981 – The AIDS virus is officially recognized

1982 – Dentist Barney B Clark gets 1st artificial heart

1982 – Michael Jackson releases his album “Thriller”

1991 – AIDS awareness day

From HistoryOrb.com

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