Saturday, December 4, 2010

While Waiting For An Egg To Boil....

I have an (hopefully not doubtful) egg boiling on the stove to fortify myself for the day ahead, as everything is still covered in snow. However, there seems to be a bit of a thaw occurring, so hopefully the white blanket on the land, which has definitely outstayed its welcome, will shortly be but a memory. 
I recently got visitor statistics on my blog, and am astounded to discover that my most popular post ever, which has so far received over three times as many visitors as the second-most popular, is this. Who'd have thunk it?
I think my egg is done! 


jams o donnell said...

I'm looking forward to the thaw too Eff, I bloody hate snow!

I's odd what attracts visitors. I have a number of posts that seem to be eternally popular... For examples an item on Americans in the SS and a couple of posts about Amrita Shergill, the Indian.Hungarian artist, seem to attract visitors every day

A Doubtful Egg said...

It's funny! I think people type 'giant wasp' into Google, and my post pops up. Stats don't bother me too much; I'd rather have five discerning readers than a thousand lazy ones, but it makes me chuckle that I've put so much effort into some posts, and one that I threw together in ten minutes gets more traffic than all of them combined.

Sean Jeating said...

A fine photo you took, D.E. while the eggs - can't believe you'd not also boil one for Mrs. Doubtful :) - were boiling. And they tasted well, I hope.

Interesting you mention this phenomenon, as again and again I am close to write a post about it.

Anyway, like you I do not care about quantity.
If only I think of 100 nice people commenting and feeling the duty to answer each comment individually. :)

In this sense: A lovely weekend to Mrs. Doubtful, Rothko and you.
Enjoy the Sunday (breakfast-eggs).

A Doubtful Egg said...

Mrs Doubtful was tucked up in bed and refused (via some semi-coherent mumbling) my offer of a boiled egg!
I look forward to your forthcoming post.

stancarey said...

That's an impressive icicle. We were spared the worst in the west. Let's hope there's a proper and nationwide thaw before xmas, or it'll be an even tougher time for people than usual.

A Doubtful Egg said...

As regards the weather and Wexford, to paraphrase a Duke Ellington song, we got it bad, and that ain't good! Our garden has been covered in snow for ten days now, and off the main roads you take your life into your hands on compacted snow and ice. Last night it was -9 outside our house! It provides ample opportunity for photography, though, but at this stage I'll be happy to see the back of it for a few weeks.

Claude said...

What a magnificent icicle! Too bad it will melt. Maybe you could detach it gently and keep it in the freezer for a hot summer day?

Dear Egg, even if you feel very cold, please, don't make a mistake and boil yourself instead of the natural one.

I like ALL your posts. But your giant wasp was very, very funny. I guess life can be so miserable, that most people have a need to seek laughter on the blogworld to alleviate depression.

A Doubtful Egg said...

Thanks Claudia! As for detaching and preserving the icicle: what I love about such things is their transience! It looks so complete and solid, yet melts in seconds in the heat of your hand... (kinda like the Irish economy).