Monthly Archives: June 2007

Speaking of popularity

Ok. I know this blog is not at all popular, but another blog I manage is — a little. I set up the weblog for our neighborhood -as a way to get some information out to folks in Huntington Terrace. Because our usually quiet neighborhood is in a battle with a neighborhood hospital about their expansion plans, we’ve gotten some media attention.

Looking at the stats on the other weblog, I see that the hospital in question has visited us on key dates:

  • May 23 – The hospital held a meeting for area residents and unveiled its plan for expansion.
  • June 6 – the date after the neighborhood met to vote on the hospital’s plans (we voted nearly unanimously to reject the plans)
  • June 17 – the day an article came out in the Washington Post about the issue
  • June 19 – the day the Gazette published an article about it
  • June 25 – the day WJLA ran a piece about this on the 5:00 news

Other visitors have been The Washington Post, The Gazette, and WJLA.

They will find nothing though. We are not publishing anything about the issue on he weblog. It’s fun to view the stats.

Last full day

The day mom comes back has finally arrived. I was sitting up here working this morning and the R.E.M song, Don’t Go Back to Rockville came on the radio. I had to laugh. Maybe the bedroom has grown accustomed to me and wants me to stick around.

The dishwasher repairman stopped by today and for $65 did nothing but make an appointment to come back. He was a nice guy, great with Dad – even after Dad yelled at me to not pay anything until the repairman came back and finished the job. Interesting – Dad was an appliance repairman for 40 some years. He should understand.

Dad survived a hot dog. I’ve been reluctant to buy him one after his near-death experience with a hamburger. But he likes them and I grew tired of cooking big meals a number of days ago. We’ve been eating leftovers. (well, I’ve been sneaking out…)

Went to the Elgin Public House last night with my sister-in-law, Carol, and then we stopped at the Martini Room. What is it about Elgin that makes it so much more friendly than Bethesda? Not that I go to bars in Bethesda much, but I’ve never been treated so kindly in that town as I was last night.