Oct 30, 2007

I Curse You, Subscribers!

After syndicating my blog with FeedBurner, I've been using some of their add-ons and publicizing features. Sadly, every time you log in, the main screen displays your feeds and slaps you in the face with "Number of Subscribers: 0".

It was getting depressing, so I subscribed to the feed myself. (Trust me, "1" looks a whole lot better than "0".) Imagine my surprise when yesterday I logged on and saw "3" subscribers listed. I was elated! People love me and my blog! In fact, they like it so much they're subscribing! And it follows that there must be more people reading the blog that haven't subscribed.

Suddenly, I felt responsible. Obligated, if you will, to start putting out regular posts with quality content. Don't want to let down or disappoint the subscribers!

Well, today I logged in just for fun and found that I'm back to 1 subscriber. *Sigh*. I checked the stats, and it looks like I had three subscribers on Sunday, and back to one on Monday. One day. That was all they gave me. And they didn't even hang around - they actually took the time and effort to un-subscribe.

So now I'm back to one subscriber...and we all know who that is!

Well I'll show you! I might just take a blogging hiatus, or start posting cat pictures, or bad recipes with ingredients you've never heard of! Maybe I'll start photographing random people, or talking like a complete moron. Or maybe I'll use my blog as a kind of therapy session to talk about my feelings and other gooey stuff. Yeah, you wanted a war, I'll gvie you a war! I'll have the worst blog on the internet! I'll offend you with my ridiculous posts, recycled pictures, horrible grammar and bad spelling. (Well, maybe not bad grammar and spelling...wouldn't want to offend my last subscriber. That guy's awesome!)

Oct 26, 2007

Planet Bizzle Has Been Syndicated!

Yeah! It took me a while to figure it all out (I'm at work, people) but I managed to successfully syndicate my blog with Feedburner. You can click here to subscribe to my posts, or click the icon above.

Airbus SAS A380

Have you seen this thing? It’s now the largest passenger plane on the planet. It made its first commercial flight on Oct 25, 2007 from Singapore to Sydney.

The aircraft can carry 525 people in a three-class seating arrangement, or 853 people in full economy-class format. It’s as tall as a 7-story building. But it ain’t cheap…an average economy ticket costs around $1,000.00.

The Airbus A380 surpasses the Boeing 747-400 as the world’s largest passenger aircraft – ending Boeing’s 37-year claim to the title.

Oct 25, 2007

Today I’m a Democrat

Okay, so this isn’t one of those self-indulging political blogs, but I feel obligated to tell my readers that I am now a bleeding-heart liberal. And so is my wife.

I recently received a “Rock-the-Vote” address verification form in the mail because I guess some computer finally figured out that I lived in one precinct but was registered to vote in another. Anyway, I took the opportunity to not only update my address, but change my party affiliation. Afterwards, I took Angela by the Supervisor of Elections’ office and she changed to the big D as well. Do I get some sort of conversion bonus for her? There should be a bonus.

Now hold on a minute - this isn’t due to any kind of recent soul-searching, or some ridiculous anti-war protest thing. I’ve made no mass-reorganization of my ethics or value systems. I don’t like blue better than red, and elephants are still way cooler than donkeys. So before the Democratic Party starts reveling in their victory of my conversion, let me make the reason clear.

In Florida, you can only vote in your own party’s primary. And point blank, the Democratic Primary will be more exciting and more relevant than the Republican Primary. And I definitely plan on switching back to Republican after the primary. I’m not a straight party-line voter, but I do tend to agree with Republicans on the majority of issues.

Just to be clear, here’s my stance on the big ones:
Abortion – Against
Gun Control – Against
Extended Welfare Programs – Against
God in Public Schools – For
Death Penalty – For
Gay Rights – For (Yeah, I know it’s out of sync)
Environmentalism – For (OK, this one, too)
Global Corporations – For
Steaks – For

Why are steaks on the list? ‘Cuz I always think of Liberals as eating home-grown vegetables and tofu and stuff. Just want to set the record straight. But, for now, I’m a Democrat. Lovely.

Okay, that’s enough politics. Here’s something a little more fun: