April 17, 2007

Is Today The Day?

We're now fewer than 800 hits away from cracking seven figures. If traffic is normal, we ought to do it some time this afternoon.

First, let me just thank each and every one of you in advance for helping us hit this mark. Of course, we do this not because of the traffic but because we just enjoy blogging, yadda, yadda, yadda, but it's still a nice feeling to know that somebody is paying attention to our little corner of inanity. I still remember the day several years ago when Steve-O and I were talking about the blog and he rolled out his growth projections, which included eventually hitting the mil. My immediate (though silent) reaction was "Yeah, right." Glad to see I was unduly pessimistic.

Second, let me remind all you llamaphiles out there that whoever actually does cause the ol' sitemeter to roll over (or at least the real person who comes closest to doing so - get outta here, spammers!) will receive a gen-u-ine Llama Thong, autographed by your humble hosts. (Truth be told, I'm secretly hoping it'll be one of my church friends who have been dropping by here since December to keep tabs on my growing heresy. You know who you are.)

Yip! Yip! Yip!

UPDATE: Of course, there's always the possibility that the threat of our prize will cause the sitemeter to freeze at 999,999 as nobody dares to cross the frontier. Hadn't thought about that.

UPDATE DEUX: Of course, if you're having as much trouble getting here as I am, then we may very well not make it today. Hey, where's the tech staff? Fingers out, ladies and gentlemen!

UPDATE TROIS: Well, we're not uncorking the Champers just yet, as traffic is at a trickle, and little wonder. It's taking about five minutes or so for the page to load for me. If you're reading this, you've a lot more patience than I have.

Yips! from Gary:

Thought I'd add a little Google-fuel to the fire to help get this puppy over the top!

MelissaTheuriau in leather.jpg
C'mon, you fuzzee Llamas! You cahn do eet!!

And to think, hit number one million is within striking distance and we've never even posted any nude images of Melissa Theuriau despite being huge fans of the lovely French news anchor. I wonder if we sent her a Llama thong, would she be willing to send us a photo of herself modeling that special underwear? Or would she prefer wearing a leather thong, like the leather jacket she's wearing above?

Posted by Robert at April 17, 2007 08:04 AM | TrackBack

I am so hoping that either Father M. or Sir Basil Seal is your 1,000,000th hit.

The idea of the two of you having to pack up and ship a Llama-thong to a sincere man of the cloth or a man of sincere clothes is highly amusing.

I bet you can't do it.

Posted by: Mrs. Peperium at April 17, 2007 09:18 AM

So why does sitemeter only show 581,137? Am I missing something (besides large portions of my brain)?

Posted by: rbj at April 17, 2007 09:36 AM

Well, Mrs. P, at least we aren't demanding a photo of the recipient modelling the thing!

RBJ - you're looking at the Blogpatrol counter, which we added last year (I think). Sitemeter is the white box right above it.

Posted by: Robbo the LB at April 17, 2007 09:55 AM

If it hits one Mill, I hereby declare April 17th as Mega-Llama-Ding-Dong Day!

Posted by: Gary at April 17, 2007 11:06 AM

You aren't demanding a photo of the recipent modeling the 'thing'?

Guess what?

I am.

Whoever wins it, particularly Father M., must sport it...

Posted by: Mrs. Peperium at April 17, 2007 12:35 PM

Careful about such demands, Mrs. P. Sauce for the gander and all that, y'know!

Posted by: Robbo the LB at April 17, 2007 12:51 PM

Thanks Robbo -- I couldn't see it in Mozilla or Firefox, had to open it in IE -- so is that a cruel trick designed solely to get three hits.

Posted by: rbj at April 17, 2007 01:30 PM

Ahem,, Mrs. P, I presume a llama thong is for LLAMAS.

Posted by: Fr, M. at April 17, 2007 02:52 PM

Only 408 to go. I'll be back.

Posted by: richj at April 17, 2007 06:44 PM