Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Lost Albatross year in review

In the grand tradition of navel-gazing, end-of-year posts, I offer you now the Lost Albatross anno mundi 2008! Here's wishing you all a festive and safe New Years Eve, and a good new year. And as always, thanks so much for reading.

Total posts in 2008:
307 (counting this one)

Posts with most comments:
Posts with most hits:
Top keywords:
  • (353) lost albatross
  • (343) pizza brutta
  • (139) rights of illegal immigrants
  • (126) the lost albatross
  • (109) emily mills
Weirdest/most random keywords:
  • albatross plastic
  • obama babies
  • the gutter post blogspot
  • naughty nurses
  • ron paul nutter
  • techno emo bands
Most hits on the blog in one day:
  • 249 on Sept. 16 - presumably in response to one of these posts.
Most fascinating series of rant-like comments from, one can only assume, the subject of the post himself:
(Current status of the case.)

Personal favorites:
Here are some photos I took, by month:

We really did get an awful lot of snow last winter.
...which worked out fine for this guy, at the Madison Winter Festival.
The snow didn't keep then candidate Barack Obama, or the crowd of 70,000+, away from the Kohl center, either.


The Human Rights Torch, a protest against the Olympics being held in China, came through Madison in April.


Art Bike Rally!
Tegan and Sara performing at the Barrymore Theatre.
A trip to visit friends and nightmarish, post-apocalyptic landscapes in the Bay Area, CA.


Louisville, Kentucky, for their Kino chapter's 48-hour film Kabaret.


My first Madison Flickr group photo walk.


Ah, memories. The Civil War Experience up at Wade House.
I got to cover the National Poetry Slam finals, which was a lot of fun.


Monotonix performing at the first-ever Forward Music Fest. One of the best live shows I saw all year.
The Willy Street Fair! Always a good time.

The tenth annual International Drag King Extravaganza, in Columbus, Ohio.

Protesting the passage of Prop 8 in California, right here in Wisconsin.
My Brightest Diamond performing at the Orpheum Stage Door Theatre.

The Chin in person!

And last but not least, my sister's adorable chihuahua, taking a nap post Christmas festivities.


illusory tenant said...

Big fan of your blog here. Your efforts are appreciated. Keep it up. (Great pics btw.)

Emily said...

Thanks very much!

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