Monday, December 29, 2008

A Short Break

I'm in Tennessee with my son, visiting my folks. Between that and the holidays, I haven't been blogging. I'm taking a short break. When I get back to Chicago, I've got some posts in my head about a couple of people who died in recent months, including the Irish diplomat and intellectual Conor Cruise O'Brien, whom I met years ago, mob gambler and casino head Lefty Rosenthal, whose life was the subject of Martin Scorsese's movie Casino and Political Science writer Samuel Huntington, whose book "Political Order In Changing Societies" was key to my master's theses (I wrote three short theses for my master's in Political Science, rather than one large one).

In the meantime, I'll note that I passed a couple of blog milestones in the last few weeks. I had my 50,000th hit on my blog-- it turned out to be from my old friend Dan-- and had my 1000th post sometime in the last couple of weeks.

See you in a few days.


SkylersDad said...

Travel safe JY, we have been missing you!

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

No TN love for Dr. Monkey? Dude, hit me up and we'll hang out.

Anonymous said...

Wow - congratulations on the milestones. Although it would've been just a bit more exciting if you were talking about bongs :) Travel safe.

Erik Donald France said...

Hope you're having a good break & looking forward to the new posts. Conrgats on the milestones, too!

Tenacious S said...

Hope you are enjoying your family time and congratulations!

bubbles said...

Have a great trip! Were you at the blogger outing?

Cheer34 said...

HAve fun with your folks....can't wait to read about Left Rosenthal....congrats on the milestones!

Johnny Yen said...

Thanks! I've missed blogging.

Dr. Monkerstein-
We definitely want to visit! We only had two days this time, so our schedule was tight.

50,000 hits of a bong! That would give Jerry Garcia a run for his money!

Thanks! I came back refreshed and full of ideas.

We had a great time, though the trip back was an ordeal. I'll post about it.

I was still out of town, so I missed it. I'm going to try to get together with Bubs this week.

Thanks! I'll be posting tomorrow.

Dave said...

When people say they're taking a blog break they never return. It was nice knowing you.

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Waow congrats..and a Happy New Year...

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Distributorcap said...

always late to the party

congrats on 50K

Leonesse said...

Hope you had a fab time.