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2010 in review – This Beach Called Life


The following was auto-generated by wordpress.com and the stats disagrees slightly from the Site Stats that I normally monitor but who is really counting. Naturally I modified the wording slightly:

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 630,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 27 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 113 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 653 posts. There were 306 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 65mb. That’s about 6 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was September 8th with 7,514 views. The most popular post that day was Life on Mars and Halle Berry.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were en.wordpress.com, search.aol.com, search.conduit.com, and jumbieswatch.com (Thank You, jumbie).

Some visitors came searching, mostly for megan fox, scarlett johansson, miranda kerr, halle berry, and zoe saldana.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Life on Mars and Halle Berry January 2008
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2

Megan Fox Sex Symbol Revealed June 2009
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3

Victoria’s Secret – Models Exposed April 2009
13 comments

4

The Bikini in 2009 – Still Almost Naked July 2009
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5

Sexiest Women Alive, Really October 2009
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What to Give Women For Christmas by A Man Called Aka_lol


It may be green but it is not for novices

Most men find Christmas gift giving for women to be a pain in the butt cheeks since it has become nearly impossible for men to know what women really want  irregardless of what women say they want or how much men spend on them. I have thought long and hard about this problem and realize that spending too much creates bad habits and sends the wrong signals to the bank thus the solution is not in the amount of money but in the cleverness of the thoughts behind the gifts. In an attempt to unravel the mystery of women gift-giving on the cheap without looking so, I make the following win-win suggestions  hoping it will help the confused man score big on a budget this Christmas.

a.) If you want the woman in your life to make you happy I recommend the stable Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book, 15th Edition together with the exciting Naughty Net Micro G-String. The cost of the two items together will not break even a pauper’s piggy bank but will bring mammoth joy to  the world of the better women and all men. The gift combo is known as the shake and bake solution.

Bedtime reading for the woman in your life

b.) For men who are a bit less selfish, the woman in your life who enjoys a good book will appreciate Sexy Hot Tales: Selected Erotic Stories by Anonymous Authors and Barbara Hot. It may give her some creative ideas on how best to use the man in her life for things other than simple plumbing jobs. If she is into photography The Mammoth Book of New Erotic Photography by Maxim Jakubowski is not funny but may help tickle her pink if you are a failure at it.

c.) If the woman in your life is struggling with losing a few extra pounds and needs some motivation I highly recommend you ditch those fad diet books and instead buy a copy of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Portfolio: The Explorers Edition.

Illustrated for men but useful to women

To use as a weight-loss guide you, the smart man in her life, should constantly look through the book and circle here and there as if you intend to order something.  For obvious reasons, make sure she sees you circling and drooling but use a bib. This method has been known to cause women to do what ever it takes to lose those extra unwanted pounds that separate them from looking like a Sports Illustrated pinup girl with sunken eyes and breast. She may seem annoyed at first and the method on the surface may appear unkind  but she will thank you later if you survive the ordeal.

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Fireworks Trinidad and Tobago Style – Twenty Ten Begins


Fireworks in Trinidad and Tobago ringing in the new decade and New Year, 2010. Photo taken at St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.

Fireworks in Trinidad and Tobago ringing in the new decade and New Year, 2010. Photo taken at St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.

ExposureTime – 12.8 seconds

FNumber – 13.00

ExposureProgram – Manual control

ISOSpeedRatings – 400

FocalLength – 115.00 mm

Lens Type – smc PENTAX-DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED

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Fireworks at St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago ring in the New Decade and New Year, 2010.

Fireworks at St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago ring in the New Decade and New Year, 2010

ExposureTime – 9.8 seconds

FNumber – 13.00

ExposureProgram – Manual control

ISOSpeedRatings – 400

FocalLength – 200.00 mm

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These are my first “not bad”  fireworks photos. What makes it hard for me to plan good shots is I lack experience and commonsense. I also never know where to point my camera as I don’t know who are the people that will sacrifice animal sanity, and part of their Christmas bonus to have a good time.

Both photos were taken using a tripod and the camera set on Bulb mode. The shutter was controlled using a cable shutter release and the duration of the exposure was based on gut feeling.  I should have used ISO 200 or even 100.
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Blue Moon Rising Tonight – The Madness Continues


December 30th 2009 - Full Moon at St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

December 30th 2009 - Full Moon at St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

According to Wikipedia, a Blue Moon is defined as “… a full moon that is not timed to the regular monthly pattern. Most years have twelve full moons which occur approximately monthly, but in addition to those twelve full lunar cycles each calendar year contains an excess of roughly eleven days. …” This means that tonight there will be a blue moon as the first full moon for the month of December occurred on the 2nd. Tonight, in Trinidad and Tobago, the moon will rise at 5:58 PM and set at 6:05 AM  on January 1st 2010. People will get drunk sometime between those times and drugs, guns and US dollars may disappear for police stations once again. As far as I know, the moon doesn’t actually look blue unless it is Photoshoped.

There are many superstitions that are associated with a blue moon and they are similar to a full moon. The main superstition is that more people become mad during a full moon than any other time of the month and some believe even more madness occurs during a blue moon. Because of the blue moon tonight, people will be setting off those wonderful fire sticks called fireworks making the fireworks businesses almost as profitable as the big flag pole business. Dogs, cats, birds, citizens and other wildlife living in cities with too much high annual rental value houses will go into a frenzy tonight as if the Gods decided they have no say in what goes on or their sanity.

For those who are reading this in 2009 and early 2010, the start of a new decade, this blog would like to wish you and your belongings a Happy New Year full of low property valuations, less muggings and stupid Government Ministers!!

p.s. my wishes almost never come true.

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2012 – A Movie, Not a Sex Tape


Most people in Trinidad and  Tobago believe Government’s 2020 vision will never be realized but very few thought it would have been because the World would end before that – more precisely, the World ending on December 21st 2012, just after Budget Day.

grande_2012_poster2012 is the latest blockbuster, kill-the-Planet-and-go-wow movie that promises to end all your worldly problems. 2012 opened in Trinidad and Tobago yesterday and will be opening in the US today, Friday the 13th. It will be released in Japan on November 21st. This movie was made to make people aware that the worldwide recession will end in just over a couple years and that if you had a sex tape accidentally released to a worldwide audience, then you should capitalize on it before it’s too late to make another one.

2012 Movie PosterThere are many reasons why people in Trinidad and Tobago agree with the Mayans that the world as we know it will end on December 21st 2012 as that will be the date the Treasury becomes just a word. It will also be around the time the dictatorship slithers into office and 5 new big flagpoles are installed for all comrades to see. Though the world has come a long way from the days of drawings on cave walls to sex tapes on thumb drives, it still has not lived up to our expectations in this country. We all thought, as we fast forwarded to the future, we would have also fast forwarded to happiness but the more we sped the more traffic, floods, Bailey bridges and bandits we met, making a mockery of our Prime Minister’s Tiny Capacity Concert Hall. We in Trinidad and Tobago thought the more money the Government had; the happier the citizens would have been but instead, it turned out mostly the Chinese and one pretty Japanese were the happiest, not the taxpayer.

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