April 6 is the first day of my New Year. There are several reasons for this. For one thing, it is close to the beginning of spring, and until relatively recently in human history, the new year was celebrated with the coming of spring at the end of March. Second, it is the day that my favorite author, Isaac Asimov, died, now some 14 years ago. But there is a reason above all others that April 6 is my New Year.
April 6, 1996 was the very first day I started keeping a diary. When I started doing this, it was my intention to be as disciplined as possible about it, but you never really know how that will turn out. When I was younger, I’d tried keeping a diary in one form or another and it never seemed to last more than a few weeks. Today, however, is April 6, 2006 and I have now been keeping my diary for ten years–a full decade.
Read more about my diary
It’s been 10 or so weeks since I’ve transferred my daily diary to this blog. In that time, I’ve done over 200 entries, which is pretty good. I also haven’t missed a day in over 60 days which is also pretty good. Norm makes fun of my for this. I’m a geek, I admit it, okay.
Here is an interesting breakdown. The average number of blog entries on a given weekday:
So it looks as though Tuesdays, for some reason, have been my heaviest blogging days, while Fridays have been my lightest. Go figure.
I came across the following blog entry skimming the list of most-recent blog entries on livejournal. It cracked me up. All it said was:
guess what i found out today? apparently, i’m in love with a stripper.
How’s that for news!
Hey, when you post a comment, can you at least indicate who you are, you know, maybe sign your name or something. I’ve got anonymous comments turned on, mainly so that people don’t have to get a livejournal account to post, but it would be nice to be able to tell who is posting what.
Of course, maybe you don’t want me to know who you are, but come on, we’re all friends here.