Monday, June 30, 2008

Wyoming, where are you?

Since the announcement three weeks ago that my site would be hosting the Change of Shift, the number of visitors nearly doubled overnight. Since posting the Change of Shift 4 days ago, the number of visitors has skyrocketed to a point that the number of daily visitors over this period is nearly 10 times the number of daily visitors 30 days ago.

I have had visitors from dozens of countries as disparate as Denmark and South Africa. Canadians have come out in force - from every province - to read what this USA dude has to say. I've had visits from London and Manchester and Edinburgh, and even Newcastle-upon-Tyne (yes, you.)

New Zealand has even sent me some traffic (how cool would it be to live in a city called Dunedin?).

And 56 of the 57 United States have stopped by, but Wyoming remains completely uninterested.

Why, Wyoming, Why? Did I offend you in some way? Do you just not need nurses in your state? Was it because I didn't show enough respect for your Geysers when I toured Yellowstone? Is it because you are too busy admiring Fossil Butte National Monument?

I love Wyoming. I'm an Ansel Adams fan. Really, I have a calendar and everything. The Beaches of Cheyenne is one of my favorite Garth songs. I really liked the movie Casper when it came out (but mostly because I thought Christina Ricci was cute). Yes, you don't have any major sports teams, and your minor league baseball team is the Casper Ghosts, but your state dinosaur is the Triceratops - and you don't mess with a Triceratops (unless it is really sick and then you have to look through it's droppings to see what is wrong, but I work in an ER and I do that kind of stuff all the time. well, okay, not with a Triceratops because they don't really check in that often, but with other patients who may also have lived during the Cretaceous period) And I love your state motto: "Equal Rights" (a little odd, perhaps, given that Wyoming is nothing but 50 year old white men... or at least that's what I've heard).

So come on, Wyoming. I've been a friend to you. Why can't you return the favor and be a friend to me, too?

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Unknown said...

Having being born in Dunedin its not as cool as you think. Unless you mean COLD. I'll stick to LA weather

Braden said...

Well, the cool factor is just in saying, "I'm from Dunedin, dude."

Maybe it wouldn't be as cool as I think, though.

EDNurseasauras said...

I'm pretty sure you are on the Wyoming Sh*t list because you were rumored to have called it Fossil BUTT instead of Butte. Sorry.

slimsdotter said...

Not many of us here in Wy!

Unknown said...

you know I was just searching the web for some stuff and came upon this page. and I am just wondering when the US adopted 7 more states into the union???

Braden said...

Hi Travis, thanks for stopping by. Please go watch this video: