And the winner is (drum roll please)….

26 Oct

71 views.  Oh my gosh, that is the most views I’ve had in a single day.  Ever!!  If only I could get to 100!!  And all because of the car. It seemed like a realistic goal to me.

The next day:

Opening my laptop,  an e-mail caught my eye.  “Boo (not as in Boo, I scared you, as in pet name for my husband)!!!  I got freshly pressed!!!!!!!!!”  Sure, it was his birthday that day, but I couldn’t contain my excitement.  It’s not every day you get freshly pressed.  I fumbled over all the keys on my laptop, too giddy to operate it properly.  The wait was agonising.  Why is it the internet always takes so long when you really, really want to look at something?

Finally (after what seemed like an eternity), the page loaded.  1,220 views!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  And the day wasn’t even over yet!!!!  I felt like I’d just won an Oscar.  Well, what I imagine it would feel like.  Being Freshly Pressed is what every blogger strives for (ok, maybe not all bloggers, but I certainly did).  After 3 days of being Freshly Pressed on the front page (how does that work, I thought being freshly pressed only lasted for 24 hours?), 5,899 views, 1,853 votes, and 160 comments, the winner is…..


Interestingly, 24.32% of Aussies said the car is purple, the highest percentage of any country.  Maybe it really is a cultural thing.  Maybe they are taught that way.  Or maybe Aussies have a high percentage of colour-blindedness…. I’m just happy to know that I’m not colour blind.

Thank you to everyone who read my blog, voted, and made comments.  Sadly though, the argument is far from over.  Aaron, of course, claims my photos make the car look blue.  I say they look true to life.  I even took one in the sun and one in the shade, so as not to bias said photos.  I will have to find out the actual colour from a dealership or auto shop.  If I can be bothered…..  For now though, I’m happy to go with the majority, and say: “Sorry Boo, the car is BLUE!”

P.S. Since I got a lot of comments about the nice flowers next to the car, here are photos of the flowers in the front and side garden (Thanks to Trish, who planted them all a long while ago).

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4 Responses to “And the winner is (drum roll please)….”

  1. Fire Crystals October 26, 2010 at 7:48 pm #

    Hey! How did you embed that slideshow in your post? It looks so lovely.

    • photosheri October 26, 2010 at 7:56 pm #

      Thanks 🙂 When you are in the upload photos screen, if you scroll all the way down there is a button that says “add slideshow” (or something to that effect. I can’t remember exactly what it says). If you put captions on the photos they show up in the slideshow too. Hope that helps.

  2. YAYA Trish October 27, 2010 at 10:58 am #

    Congratulations Sheri for getting freshly pressed so many times!!!!!! Youre very clever. Oh! Thanks sooo much Sheri for putting the flowers on slideshow. It was very encouraging to see the spring garden looking so lush. The roses look beautiful. I didn’t buy any of them, I just grew them from a single cutting or from a single stem from someone else’s roses they were given as a birthday present, before they threw them out. You dip the end of the stalk in honey before you plant it. Then just water it a little every day until it starts to sprout new growth. I kept a little jar of organic honey under a shrub in the garden just for that purpose. The hormones in the honey stimulates the growth of roots off the bottom of the rose stem or any other plant cutting. Then just pray over it and talk to it every now and then! 😉 I propogated over a hundred different rose plants this way, planted some and gave some away. Tell grandma that her petunias and potted flowers look gorgeous. Love you all heaps!

  3. Intan May 29, 2012 at 1:09 pm #

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