top three LA Times blogs each had more than 10 million page views last month

three and a half years ago all the blogs in total got 3 million.

no blogs had a million.

you may say oh but they were new then? yeah no. they had had blogs there for a few years before i snuck in there. good ones too.

so i said hey Lindsay almost everyone wears jeans here right? so how many people wear slacks every day at the Times?

she said, the top brass pretty much.

so i said i’ll tell you what, Imma wear slacks every day until we have two blogs that break a million.

for six months i wore slacks and if anyone asked me id tell them, im not wearing jeans till two blogs break a million.

i was very happy to finally switch to jeans.

so anyway one day i was talking about WordPress.

and i said, if you use WordPress i bet you it would sky rocket the popularity of the right blogs.

a very rich woman who i never met jumped out of the shadows and asked did someone say bet?

i said i bet you that in one year a blog that is now doing 1 million will do 10 million

and one that is doing zero million will do 10 million

if i put them on WordPress.

the gentlewoman said i will bet you your car that you cannot do that.

i said so my car for your car? she said, you cannot have my bentley if you win

but you can have my only real van gogh.

one year later framework and hero complex each attracted over 10 million pageviews

the only two blogs at the Times on WordPress.

today i went to collect my damn sunflowers.

krista was all i dont work there no more, you dont work there no more

how about we go to a swank hotel pool and just drink all after noon.

i was all nah i just wanna mope in my apartment with the drapes closed.

krista was like, really?

i was all j k to the max, should we go to the standard the w the standard the roosevelt the london

84 you say it felt a tad hotter than thatshe said whereevers good with you.

i was like, where would Kirsten Dunst go?

she said probably her own pool.

i was all great lets go to her house.

afterwards we went to the roosevelt.

hard to say it was anything other than perfect.

just the right amount of people. everyone super cool, no monkey business. every stool at the bar filled. everyone showing off their swim gear.

your boy had on a fresh new cubs hat, shorts and a hawaiian shirt.

krista had a few glasses of bubbly, i had one margarita after another and we talked about very fun things

like LA vs NY

and if we could write something on twitter right there with our feet dangling in the water that could get 100 retweets

then we realized our iphones had that very scary Temperature screen going on, basically saying um you left your phone in the sun and even though the very nice blackboard says its only 84, its so hot your bald head is sweating

thus your iphone needs some shade yo.

so we tucked our phones under the thick towels and dove into the pool.

so warm. so nice. people just floating around. euros being topless. people being cool trying not to stare. people failing.

for some reason our waitress wasnt filling our glasses as fast as we wanted so krista swam over to the other side of the pool and when she swam back there were new drinks.

what if work was like that.

sorry hun gotta swim over to accounting.