Monday, July 4, 2016

All Is Vanity

"Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity." Ecclesiastes 1:2

I totally admit it. The following list is a sop to my ego. Every once in a while I update the roster of countries that have visited this site. I had set 5 as the number of new countries to trigger when I would update. Today Costa Rica dropped in and there have actually been 6 new visitors (Bahamas 7-20-15 UAE 11-19-15 Latvia 4-29-16 Bulgaria 5-17-16 Qatar 6-2-16 Costa Rica 7-3-16) since the last update. (Grinding Gears 6-12-15)

I couldn't finish this yesterday--it seemed too trivial. This morning I got on and saw that Kuwait had also visited yesterday. Two new visitors in a day (after 4 years) is a statistical anomaly. I am going to take it as a sign that it is okay to indulge my ego. Here is where we've been:

Australia--Austria--Belarus--BAHAMAS--Belgium--Brazil--BULGARIA--Canada--Chile--COSTA RICA--Columbia--Denmark--Finland--France--Germany--Georgia--Greece--Hungary--India--Indonesia--Iraq--Ireland--Italy--Israel--Jamaica--Japan--Kazakhstan--Kenya--KUWAIT--Kyrgyzstan--LATVIA--Lithuania--Malaysia--Mexico--Netherlands--Pakistan--Philippines--Poland--Portugal--QATAR--Romania--Russia--Serbia--Singapore--Slovakia--Spain--South Africa--South Korea--Sweden--Switzerland--Suriname--Taiwan--Tanzania--Thailand--Turkey--UNITED ARAB EMIRATE--Ukraine--United Kingdom--United States--Venezuela--Vietnam--Zambia--Zimbabwe

Through investigation I have discovered of the 10 largest country's in the world, (by land mass) numbers 8 and 10 (Argentina and Algeria) have inexplicably remained "at large." I am going after them. Why? First and foremost, motivation...sometimes it has to be manufactured. Second, why not try and cover the globe? Third, I can make a game of it and have some fun. It certainly isn't the intent of the blog, but there is no reason it can't be a by-product.

NOTE: I am going to have Gwenn add a link to a song on this post, but am going to go ahead and publish now. [not sure what her availability is] The game is, who can guess what the song link is going to be? Enter your guess in comments.