Friday, December 31, 2010

The Faves

Time for my annual round-up of what we liked about the blog. I'm too lazy to do a comprehensive check of reader stats, blah, blah, blah. Instead I use how many of you were moved to comment to judge what was liked the most. I am also including my favorite post from each month. Being as polite as I am, your favorite will be listed first and I will go second.


New Parking - this post dealt with the newly created municipal parking lot next to the bar/disco, La Luna. It also pointed out the problems endemic with such a lot.

The Wedding Dance - ahhh. One of my favorite kinds of posts to do. Snarky and making fun of the tourists. Even though you, the readers, don't seem to care for them too much, I delight in them.


The Who, What And Why - this one only dealt with the many friends of mine on the island at the time. Judging from some of the other favorites still to come, you guys really like the personal stuff.

Caribbean Snowdrifts - this was a take off on all the snow NOB. Our snowdrifts here are actually made of sand and removed by shovel, wheelbarrow and lots of back breaking work.


Somebody Must Have The Answer - this was a plea for ideas and recommendations for a wireless router signal extender. I actually purchased one that was recommended by a reader. It didn't work.

Organized Chaos - pictures of what looks like a huge messy pile of fishing nets. Actually, they are quite well organized and coiled.


Why I Bought My First Horse - a tribute to my Dad and how is death taught me a lesson.

We agreed on this month's post. My second choice would have to be the one entitled Unadulterated Goodness and dealt with the marvelous chocolates created at Vasilow's Confectionery.


Is It Just Me - a somewhat snarky, but true, post of people wearing beach wear in public places.

Again, we all like this one. Or disliked it, depending upon whether you were a man or woman!


Uncle - the events of the last break-in wherein I am ready to throw in the towel.

From The Deck - observations of the wildlife and sounds from my sister's deck in Michigan


South Point - pictures of the renovations going on out there

La Boda - highlights from my friend's wedding in Izamal


Where Have I Been - another personal status update

Snackbar El Tico - a feature article on my friend's new bar downtown. Someplace that remains on my "to visit" list several times a week.


OSHA Be Damned - a humorous quiz wherein you attempt to correctly identify gas containers.

Up, Up and Away - the fireworks from the bicentennial celebration. I thought I did a fine job of capturing them


An Ill Wind - photos showing damage to the beach across from my house and the wires leading into my house from strong winds

I Promise, I Won't - I loved this post! In fact, I still get a chuckle when I think about it. It was the picture of the the sign I saw in a men's changing room, asking the patrons not to pee on the floor!


Still Here - yet another personal status update. I wonder if they are so popular because I don't post about myself very often or ????

Dead Sheep Walking - pictures of the living lawn mowers that are kept on the grounds of our local slaughterhouse. They are still there and one of them recently had a baby. Too cute.


Be Careful What You Wish For - the story of the dog and seven puppies I am currently fostering

Better Than Ever - the videos of Fireboy. What can I say? He fascinates me.

So, another year down the tubes. Here's hoping that 2011 is brighter, warmer and better for everybody. See you on the other side!


Ann said...

Wow! Thanks for the round up...I went back & re-read a few posts to refresh my memory.... I appreciate all the info you dispense.

lisa said...

My favorites too, You have a very Happy New Year, Wayne!

Sandia said...

How about some more pics of the puppies? You are doing a good thing..and I love your blog! Sandia

Life's a Beach! said...

I'm headed back to look at a couple of those posts! Happy New Year Wayne!

Steve Cotton said...

I am going to try something a bit bit different. Probably on the 2nd.

KfromMichigan said...

I love reading all that you post! Need pics of the puppies in the new year.
Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Very little else to say, Wayne. Lucky enough to see your blog and after having visited Isla for the first time in January of this year I was hooked! On Isla and on your blog. Visiting again in a week or so . . . will watch out for you around town. Happy, happy new year to you and all your loved ones.

Carol from Michigan

drgeo said...

Shouldn't each of the puppies be wearing a cute knitted cap by now? Perhaps monogrammed? Or are they too busy snuggling next to the new space heater you got just for them?

jackie said...

Thanks for a good year of blog reading!

Barb said...

Happy New Year, Wayne.