2014 in review – THANK YOU!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Thank you to all of my readers!

This was a most exciting report to read, (aren’t stats always more fun to read than calculate!? Ha!).

Anyway,  I just want to say THANK YOU.  I appreciate you stopping by this site, whether to read just one post or all of of them…..

The most thrilling statistic in this report, which was so surprising,  (and deeply humbling!)) was the fact that you, (my readers!) hail from 84 different countries and yet, somehow, found and clicked on martinisandbonbons.com to read a post!! WOW!!!  I’ve gone global!!!!  That put the perfect finish to 2014!

From NYC –  I wish you all a HAPPY and HEALTHY NEW YEAR wherever you may be!

Yours truly,



Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,900 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 32 trips to carry that many people.

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Dear Diary… How To Journal in 2014


Photo Credit: The Morgan Library & Museum Photograph of Diary of Sophia Peabody Hawthorne

If you are like me, then your typical day-to-day is recorded in your text messages.

You want to remember what you’ve done in your life, but who has time to write in a diary anymore!?  Just as I was about to sit at my laptop and type out all of my texts, I googled how to save text messages (because as far as I know, there just MUST be an App for anything and everything, right?)  and there found iExplorer to save the day.

Easy instructions,  easy download. You can use it in demo mode or buy a license. I purchased a $35 license (which was the cheapest). You can buy it through credit cards, PayPal, or Amazon. I went with Amazon as I had a gift card received at Christmas (thank you my dear sister!)

The download takes mere seconds, and in the blink of an eye, voila! All of my text messages and pictures were downloaded, transferred and saved in PDF format.

Now, I can print out my “diary” and save it for years to come!

Hope you find this helpful !!! Now go make some more memories and don’t be afraid to text away to your heart’s content !! Have a great day everyone !

Why Downloading The Interview Right Now Is A Bad Idea – CINEMABLEND


Hollywood ….. you STINK!!

Seriously??? You gave in to to the demands and threats of hackers??  Why?

Is it that Sony is afraid of more ‘not-so-very-correct‘  emails that may be released to the general public? By the way… regarding that …didn’t your momma ever teach you that you should NEVER write ANYTHING in an email that you wouldn’t mind seeing on the very first page of the New York Times or Wall Street Journal ???

My issue with what’s going on is this… First, I ENJOY watching Seth Rogen and James Franco on screen – they are entertaining! Second, I’m not sure why we are acquiescing to someone else’s demands… since when does America do that???  Really? Are we really  just going to pull the movie from being released and then walk away with our tails between our legs saying “Mea Culpa”?? Um, NOPE. Sorry.  Not me. I want to see this movie, was looking forward to it, and I think it’s ridiculous that they are preventing the theatrical release! Lastly, we live in a country that values FREEDOM. In fact, the very FIRST Amendment in the The Bill of Rights (written by our wonderful James Madison) states the following:

Amendment 1

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Now, Congress didn’t pull ‘The Interview’ from being released, but at this point, I’m starting to feel a need to petition the government! I mean seriously, if they do this now…. What’s next to be banned???

What do you think? Are you with me?

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