61 - Times I laughed out loud while watching the office last night
32 - Years old as of Wednesday
22 - Phone calls wishing me a happy birthday
21 - Really nice comments left on my birthday post
19 - Birthday related texts
15 - Hours Claire spent flying on Tuesday to attend a 2-hour appointment on the West Coast and then back in time for my birthday.
12 - Homemade, birthday, chocolate chip cookies, no nuts, eaten in the last 10 hours.
7 - Friends at my surprise birthday dinner thrown by Claire
4 - Hours spent hanging out at the beach with Claire for my birthday afternoon
3 - Dozen oysters and wings we ate at the surprise birthday dinner
2 - Trips to the store on Thursday night for ingredients to make gluten free carrot cake for our Wii date on Friday
1 - Happy, happy man...with an upset stomach
Whew, after writing all that, I think a deserve a chocolate chip cookie, or two.
Did y'all see this?
It is about Dooce.com, a blogger that is getting 1 million hits a month writing about motherhood and everyday life. I have read her blog a few times and I can tell you that she is very well written.
I know that a lot of people will focus on the $40k per month she brings in due to ad revenue, but I would rather note that she has honed her abilities as a writer. Much like a good book, readers can get sucked in very easily and can't put it down.
While I am not one of dooce's regular readers, there are a couple of blogs that I check more often than I probably should. I would love to see them start generating a million hits a month. Have y'all checked out: