February 2, 2005
Though I find myself momentarily lost in the mire of real world hustle and bustle, I can't allow the anniversary of this here website to pass by without comment.
You see, it was one year ago this past Sunday that, after a couple months of test posts and template tweaks, I managed to finally throw up a legit post for all the world to see. It resides here still, though I haven't read it myself in some time. (Hmmm, maybe later... it's looking a tad tedious.)
It's a pretty verbose mission statement for something that was mostly intended as a replacement for talking to myself in traffic. And, as I sit here 12 months, 131 posts and 79,063 words (many of them my own) later, I remain as confused as ever as to just what the hell I think I'm doing. Still, the story of the past year is an undeniably pleasant one:
It begs the question, though: what brings you here? The short answer, if my site stats are to believed: Bea and nudity, mostly.
This snapshot of search engine queries from January '05 is pretty typical of what I've seen every month thus far:
I don't know whether to blame Maude reruns on Comcast or the 1994 Brendan Fraser/Joe Mantegna/Judd Nelson star vehicle Airheads. Whatever the case, the lady seems to be a hit with these bandwidth thieves over at LiveJournal. And at least I'm not pegged as a porn host by your firewalls.
The post that draws these folks out of the woodwork is right here, though I'd humbly suggest that those searching for "naked party" (if you're indeed looking for what I think you are) refine their search a bit. (In terms of helping out with that other "naked" keyphrase, I'm afraid I'd be of little help.)
As for some other searches...
Looking for Jurgen Teller? While I can't offer you a back door into Jurgen's world, Sarah at Forward Retreat has something that might be right up someone's alley. (With, ahem, sincerest apologies.)
Or, perhaps you seek angels, devils, good and evil. Then doubtless you're here for this.
With all that out of the way, and not to bury the lede too deep or anything...
To all who read, whencesoever you've arrived, a hearty 'thank you.'
And to those who've linked to me: all my love. I'll set aside extra love for Blogger Dean Tyler Green, who plugged this shit first—I've benefited from a few subsequent MANhandlings (being the kinder, gentler, art blog version of a Slashdotting, Farking, Drudging or Instalanche, etc.), as well, for which I'm also grateful.
Much appreciation, too, to Raphael Rubinstein for the recent Art in America blurbs, though I don't know if I, for one, deserve the attention.
As for all the Golden Girls fans out there: sit tight. I've got a lead on some hot Estelle Getty pics that you're never gonna believe.
"Bon Anniversaire à Moi"
Posted by Dan at 06:26 PM
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