Wednesday, 4 April 2012

anyone know any astronauts?

Guess what happened to me.  Actually, a whole bunch of stuff has happened to me all in the last ten days or so.  Ohhh...  this is so exciting.  I just can't wait to tell everyone all about it.

First of all, I reached 2500 page views of my blog.  Can you believe it?  It seems like only yesterday when I reached a thousand.  Now, I have two and a half times that.   WOW!

Twenty-five hundred kitties and their peeps have read my blog.  It's mind boggling, really.  I just can't get over it.  Neither can the peep!  When I first told her, the news almost knocked her over.  No...  she hadn't been into the nip.  She was just flabbergasted.  Well, who wouldn't be?  Also, you have to remember that the peeps are always trying to balance precariously on two feet.  Silly, if you ask me.  Four paws on the ground is much more stable.  Don't you think?

You know, I was lookin' at my stats and I realised something.  I have had visits from kitties from six of the world's seven continents.  That's really neat, I think.  No one has visited my blog from Antarctica but that's okay 'cause I don't think a lot of penguins have internet access and those who do...  well...  they probably live in some aquarium in Florida or someplace like that...  not in Antarctica.  As for the other continents, I've got friends in all of them.  In North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.  It just blows my mind.  And no...  I haven't been into the nip, either.  At least not today...

A few hours after logging my 2500th page view, I also picked up my 1000th follower on twitter.  I could hardly believe it...  a thousand!  Good thing I was planted firmly on all four of my paws (unlike the peep) 'cause let me tell you, when I realised what had happened, a blue jay could have blown me over with a feather.  For those of you who tweet, I'm known on twitter as @nerissathecat so...  if we haven't been tweeting together, drop me a line, okay?

Then - as if all this weren't exciting enough - the other day, my friend Sammy awarded me with my second award.  Yup...  the ABC Award.  I'm still busy working on my post regarding that but I thought it would be okay to let it slip that I had received it.  I was so thrilled to read in Sammy's blog that he was giving me an award 'cause it seems so long ago since I won one...  but it wasn't all that long ago really, I guess...  but you know how these things are.  Always nice to get a pat on the shoulder, I think.  Thanks, Sammy.

Now, all these things are absolutely, super-duper fantastic however, I still have goals for the future.  No, sirree...  I'm not a sat who is gonna just sit there and rest on his laurels...  whatever laurels are 'cause usually I sit and rest on my bum...  but anyway...  the point is...  I still have goals.

I've got two goals for the near future.  The first is that I want ten thousand page views on my blog.  Oh yes...  that will be a special day when it arrives.  It certainly will.  There will be extra treats on that day, I am sure.

And my second goal?  Well...  since I really don't think there's much of a chance of my picking up any readers from Antarctica - one has to be reasonable about these things you know - I think I'd like to make up for my Antarctica losses by picking up a reader or two on the space station.  That would be very nice.  Yes...  very nice, indeed.  So, my question is this...  do any of you kitties out there know any astronauts?  And if you do, could you please ask them to read my blog?  And when they're up there orbiting the Earth and reading my blog, if they could manage to leave a comment saying that they're actually on the space station, well, that would be great.  Just absolutely, fantastically, wonderfully great.  And do you know what?  If I get an astronaut reading my blog from the space station...  well...  the next round of nip will be on me!

40 comments:

  1. Hehehe - you are indeed a star, but we do wonder if the starmen and starwomen will check your blog! We wonder what the ISP would be, and where would it be displayed on the stats map! Anyway, keep up the bloggng and that stat counter will spin....

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    1. I wondered 'bout the stats map, too. That's why I think those astronauts should leave a message explaining they're reading in space. I think that's best, don't you?

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  2. We can't think of any astronauts yets... Concats on all those followers and visits! xoxo

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  3. great job.....we don't know anyone in outer space though - sorry! :)

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  4. Hmmm, I'm racking my tiny brain, but I guess I don't know any astronauts either. If I run into any tho, I'll send them your way cuz you have a pawsome blog and I can see what you've had all those page views. Congratulations.

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  5. Congratulations on achieving so many milestones!!! Sorry we don't know any astronauts but we certainly agree that some space station readers would be fantastic :-)

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  6. congrats!! If I feel like I'm out in space does that count??

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    1. Ummm... I don't think so. Besides, peep #1 feels like that all the time. At least that's how she acts!

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  7. That is really cool, it just shows what a great job you are doing! I don't know any space critters either but our pals would go looking for them no doubt! You have one more Twitter follower now...Me @Brian106sc .

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  8. Congrats!!! How cool if an astronaut comments on your blog!

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  9. Concatulations on all the good news, Nerissa! Sadly, I do not know any astronauts, kitty or otherwise.

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  10. Wow congratulations indeed. I sadly dont know ant astronauts but hey nothing is impossible or so they say... Hugs GJ xx

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  11. Ummmm, yeah, actually I do. LOL! But grounded now. John Grunsfeld was Deputy Director of the Institute! He actually sent his resume to the 'tute from space on the last Hubble servicing mission, so there IS a possibility you could get an astronaut to write to you, Nerissa!

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    1. No way! Remember... the nip will be on me!!!

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  12. Sorry, we don't know any astronauts either, but if we do meet any, we will tell them about you.

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  13. Dear Nerissa, thank you so much for stopping by our blog with you beautiful words of sympathy for the loss of our beloved Scooby. So many we have not met yet came with condolences it is overwhelming. The cat blogosphere is indeed such a wonderful place and we are all one when it comes to our dear kitties. Thank you again and we're happy to meet you.

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  14. Concatulations!!! All of this will become rather boring to you after you have been blogging a while longer :)

    Glad to have helped spread the word about you! I knew when I first saw your blog that others need to see it too!!!!

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    1. Really? But it's still so very exciting...

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  15. That is pretty cool! me thinks me will has to look at my stats (me don't do that very often) Me knows me is getting close to 400 posts though, and when me does, me will has a give away!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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    1. 400 posts? WOW! It will take me YEARS to have that many. I've only got 47 so far...

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  16. Concats! Do I follow you on Twitter? I'll have to check. What name do you Tweet under? xoxo

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    1. On twitter, I am known as @nerissathecat. There's a direct link on this post.

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  17. Congratulations indeed :) Sorry, don't know anyone who is out in space, but know someone who is spaced out. Will that do?

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    1. Ummm... I've already got the peeps. They're pretty spaced out, I think.

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  18. Hey! Concatulations on the visits/tweets/posts, etc. It's fun to pass milestones in the world of cyberspace isn't it? I'm not sure what my stats are - but I'm happy for every single one of them and all the swell friends I've made. Speaking of which, glad you're having fun with the ABC award A-Z list - it's a challenge I know. Mom and I had to get out the dictionary to come up with some of the words. ;)

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  19. p.s. Forgot to say I don't have any astronaut "connections" but like you, I often think my peeps CAME from out there somewhere! WINK

    Sam

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  20. Darling, I think you could increase the odds of getting a reader on the space station EXPONENTIALLY if you could blog a little in Russian, n'est-ce pas?

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    1. Unfortunately, I don't speak Russian but... the peep does a mean Russian accent. Think she learned that in theater school or something. Or maybe from watching episodes of Stargate and the X-Files on television? Lots of Russian kitties read my blog, though. Russia is number four in my stats! Any of you Russian kitties know an astronaut or two? Anyone?

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  21. FaRADaY: *jumps up & down madly* We knows some astronauts! We does! We Does! Well uh...our grampa does, acshully. An' they kinda grampa's age an' they don't do the funny flying stuffs any more. But we'll ask them if THEY knowz anyone!

    Oh and concatulations on your ABC award!!

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    1. Oh, that would be wonderpurr! I've got all paws crossed!!!

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  22. ConCATulations to the visitors/Tweets/blogaward !
    Me too think if you could speak Russian you sure would increase the odds for visitors from outerspace :)
    Wish you and your peeps HAPPY EASTER !

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  23. Wow, that is a lot of visitors. I wonder who will be the first kitty or woofie to get a penguin friend? Wouldn't that be amazing :) xx

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  24. I haven't checked to see how many views I have or where they're from. I have only been blooging since the third week of January this year. But my sister Admiral Hestorb (also on Twitter like me..she is @AdmiralHestorb and I am @Katiebella2) has close to 2000 followers on Twitter and I, who have only been Tweeting a couple of months have going on 500. My sisfur Admiral will have more bloggie views than mine on accounta she bloggede a lit before she flew away from mommy. Now Mommy is gonna go look. xoxoxox

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    1. Ooh... you'll have to check, Katie. It's so exciting!

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  25. Nerissa, honey, you are so popular!

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  26. Wow- congratulations. Don't know about Antarctica, but you do have fans in Connecticut!

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  27. Wow, what a great time for you! Congratulations. If I run into any astronauts or people from Antartica I will send them your way.

    Nubbin wiggles,
    Oskar

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  28. I don't think it really matters that you don't really speak Russian. Just type some words with lots of Ds and Ks and Zs and Rs and not very many vowels and maybe that'll do the trick?

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  29. Concats on this impressive number of views - and your award.

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