As Kelly and I are both new members of the Winthrop Improvement and Historical Association, I was invited to do a presentation for them, and so I decided to do my Boston in the Civil War era presentation, basically a revised version of a presentation I wrote for Historic New England years ago.
Over the last couple of days, we had our first nor’easter since we moved to Winthrop. The storm caused wind speeds here near the coast to pick up quite a bit, and as result there was a pretty heavy surf along the beaches here too.
Twitter is hilarious. It has the tremendous power for good and also the power to do some really horrible stuff. Then stuff like this happens.
It’s that time again. WordPress has helpfully provided us with all kinds of cool stats on our blog. There are also nifty graphics and fun details about where all of you kindly readers came from, what you liked to read about, and what you searched for.
I can tell you from experience that we get a lot of people coming here looking for words like “disturbing” “sexist women” and “women comparison”. I find that a little disturbing, but if you stay for a read I suppose it’s not a bad thing?
Happy New Year!
Local people will probably see this on the news. Before you read on, Geoff was there but was not involved. He’s fine, he was just interviewed for the article.
Ok, it isn’t a report, just a link. But still, I love making the news.
Make sure to read the whole article.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. For that they have our thanks. And we thank them especially for not throwing any poo in the process.
Here’s an excerpt:
A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,300 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.
And seriously, Kevin Smith and his dachshund should thank us for all the free (but still more or less accidental) publicity they got from us last year.
Our fabulous entertainment people, Curtis and Anna from Curtis Knight Entertainment, emailed this to us. It’s the slideshow they made from some of the photos they took at the wedding and reception. Geoff and I LOVE it. It’s amazing. Many of you guest folks are in it. Please give it a view.
More pictures have been added to our wedding photo site, thanks to several people. Check them out, if you please. There are even Bachelor and Bachelorette Party photos.
I have reason to believe that I am going to have a LOT of photographs coming my way. Video as well, but a LOT of photos from this wedding and everything leading up to it. Therefore, I have created a photo and video share site on Shutterfly. If you have photos or videos to share please go ahead and upload them there.
The URL for the site is http://ourweddingnovember2011.shutterfly.com/ and you can upload directly to the site or you can email pictures to the site via the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to send things directly there rather than sending them to us, it will be easier for us to parse them that way and to decide what we want to do with them.
If you have anything of questionable content or a truly horrible photo of one of us (read: me) then feel free to ask first. There is currently only one photo on the site, so feel free to send on over anything you have from the Bachelor party, the Bachelorette party, the decorating of the reception space, etc.
ETA: This is important! I can make a folder for you and then you’ll get a personalized email address to which you can send your photos. That way you don’t have to log in to shutterfly, create an account, or figure out how to upload without creating a login. This is EXTREMELY easy for me to do so if you’d like me to do it PLEASE just let me know and I’ll set it right up.