I have been playing with Google Analytics, something I rarely do because I don't understand ANYTHING on that site and never will. But totally by accident I found out how to do a map that shows how many visitors this blog got from each state in the last month. You know where I am WILDLY UNPOPULAR? Wyoming and North Dakota. So I thought I'd do something to even out the stats a little. Something that might appeal to people from Wyoming and North Dakota, because clearly I have been ALIENATING PEOPLE FROM WYOMING AND NORTH DAKOTA.
I'm going to start with Wyoming, because even taking into account that Wyoming has the fewest residents of any state, it is disproportionately unfond of me. For example, in the last month I have had 10 visits to my site from Wyoming. Nebraska, which has about 3 times the population of Wyoming, has visited 300 times---30 times as many visitors from a state with 3 times the population. Wyoming HATES me.
So! Yellowstone! That's a great park, yeah? Really awesome! Tourists should totally go there, and then they should spend lots of money while in the state, and they should send me postcards because I would treasure them!
And can I get a shout-out for coal and whatever has to be done to get it out of the ground? Sounds like hard work!
Go, Casper Ghosts! Go, Wyoming Calvary! Go, Wyoming Cowboys and Wyoming Cowgirls!
Did you know Dick and Lynne Cheney are BOTH from Wyoming? It's true! So is Buffalo Bill! So is Jackson Pollock, he of the splatter paintings! Also: William Henry Harrison! Not the 9th president of the United States, no. Apparently it is a common name.
And you know what the coolest shape is for a state to be? Largish and nearly rectangular! It is way easier to fill in those places on the map, you can't deny THAT. Not like all those skimpy twisted little northeastern states!
You know what else is great? Being north of Colorado! Wooo!
Wyoming may not like me, but as I read their Wikipedia entry I am liking THEM more and more. Did you know they win first prize for "Feminism Before It Was Cool"? Yes! They were the first state to acknowledge the right of women to vote, and the first to have women on a jury, and the first to elect women to several different positions of political power I've forgotten in the time it took me to get back here from Wikipedia. This is why they are called The Equality State, and that's something I never knew and/or never knew the reason behind and/or was too busy writing notes to my boyfriend to hear when it was told to me in class.
Also, did you know they have a State Dinosaur? It's the triceratops. That is AWESOME.
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