My top ten posts of 2006
WordPress has this feature called Blog Stats, which tracks down the hits on my posts. And I am also able to add that feature to my side bar and watch which of my posts is getting the most hits each day.
The following is my top ten posts of 2006:
- Tickle Me Elmo – It’s Tickle Me Elmo’s tenth year anniversary and Fischer Price released its new line of Tickle Me Elmo, the TMX. Seeing Elmo on TV brought back memories of how I got my son his own Tickle Me Elmo ten years ago.
- Secrets of Mother/Daughter Relationships – This was also the title of an ABC 20/20 show, which discussed the most complex female relationship. Mothers and daughters – sometimes they’re enemies, sometimes the best of friends. You love her, sometimes you hate her. A lot of mothers and daughters related to this.
- Can men and women be just friends? – The first time Harry met Sally, he said to her, “Men and women can’t be friends because no man can be friends with a woman that he finds attractive. He always wants to have sex with her.” This started out as a light post about a movie titled, When Harry met Sally. And in the end I threw this question: Is it possible for a man and a woman to be friends without turning into a romantic relationship? I was surprised that people shared their experiences. And although I didn’t intend to share mine, it somehow came out of me.
- Downtown Winnipeg – Portage Avenue – I played tour guide on this post and showed some of the establishments on Portage Avenue, both old and new. I said there’d be more to come but I somehow got busy and didn’t have time to show the rest of Downtown Winnipeg. But I will try to do that sooner or later. And another unpleasant remark from anothergene won’t stop me from doing that. (See comments # 30, 31 and 33 of this post.)
- The Price of my Vanity – I shared how I had a facial mole removed last spring and I got a few reactions and questions.
- Why does the cold weather make us pee? After watching a basketball game with my two sons at the MTS Centre, they both refused to use the washroom before we headed to the bus stop. Then just a few minutes before our bus was supposed to come, Ryan kept pacing back and forth and I knew he had to pee. I made him use the washroom and told him over and over that since we already had the cold weather, he had to pee before we had to leave the house or wherever place we are. And he asked me that question.
- Cool treats and a cool birthday party – I showcased a few cool treats from Dairy Queen and I also shared how we celebrated Ryan’s 12th birthday party.
- First Communion – I related how I attended parents’ meetings in preparation for my youngest son’s First Communion and how we had to share memories of our own First Communion. It was very interesting to hear how each parent remembered his/her own experience. And as my son received this sacrament, I also wondered what his memories would be of this special day.
- A communal celebration of reconciliation – This was the last of a three-part post in which I related how I prepared my youngest son for his first reconciliation (confession). My son didn’t receive this Sacrament in the confessional box, but rather, it was a communal celebration in which parents and children lined up to the altar and whispered their sins to the two priests who were standing there.
- Forgiveness comes from the most unexpected place – I related a very personal story of how my father’s alcoholism destroyed our family, and the anger and pain that it brought. And then later on, the healing process that we all went through.
I also want to take this opportunity to thank everybody who have visited this site and shared their views, comments and reactions to my posts, both good ones and bad ones. I have also visited many sites and met many blog-friends from all over the world. It’s been great bouncing back ideas with people who have the same interests as me. And I’ve enjoyed exchanging views, as well, with anybody who didn’t agree with me on any occasion. As I’ve said a few times before, I respect everybody’s opinion.
And I guess that is the beauty of blogging. So here’s to many more posts and many more visits to each other’s blogs. Cheers!
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