im bummed the bears couldnt get brett favre

but of course they couldnt.

im bummed the cubs werent able to play yesterday cuz they woulda won.
im bummed i wasnt able to go to the fancy hollywood party, but i had to work.
but at least it was interesting work and part of it involved writing on our olympic blog.
im bummed the cougar doesnt understand the difference between dating and being married
im also bummed she cut her hair because for some ridiculous reason it looks hot that way
im bummed its friday already cuz i want to go to vegas and im not really ready
im bummed big brother is poop this summer
im bummed the new randy newman record seems like a sleepwalk
im bummed i get so tired so quickly nowadays because it makes me feel olde
im bummed its 100 degrees in vegas this weekend cuz thats sorta hot even for me
im bummed im not in first place in any of my fantasy leagues
im bummed i dont feel like doing a pineapple express review for you (go see it now)
im bummed your summer intern isnt as great as ours. look at this story bro wrote yesterday
im bummed artie is in rehab cuz that means he hit rock bottom while on vacation
im bummed i havent gotten my bike fixed yet
im bummed i might not be able to go to vegas cuz what if i hafta work this weekend
im bummed theres not a hot tub in this mansion
im bummed the latest teen doesnt have esp so she could drive over with some ice cream
im bummed that i have actually very little to be bummed about because that means that very little in here was true.

photo by tama leaver via flickr

ladies and gentlemen, the LA Times has its first Technorati Top 100 blog

out of 125 million blogs, our very own Top of the Ticket has broken into the highly competitive Technorati Top 100! Not that long ago there weren’t any LA Times blogs even in the Top 2000, but because of the hard work of the bloggers, their editors and copy editors, they were able to take that blog straight up to the top.

congratulations Andy, Don, Scott, Diana, Meredith and everyone else who was involved in this huge accomplishment!

hey tony, enough with the busblog. how are the Times blogs doing?

theres this weird belief that internet traffic is slow in the summer. people think that since the kids are out of school or because the weathers nice people dont use the web. such a lie. omg so wrong.

last month broke a record, like no problem. it got 127 million pageviews. almost 10 per cent of that came from the blogs – 12.2 million – which doesnt seem like very much until you realize that last july la times blogs only had 2.2 million. in august you shouldnt be surprised if we can get 2.2 million from 2-3 of our blogs.

every month my boss meredith sends out a little email to the entire organization giving out the numbers. i hope she continues to have them posted on our Readers Rep blog because that way i can send a link to my mom. but since i know my mom reads the busblog, here you go ma, we did good last month! also my cohort Lindsay did real well on Your Scene, our user generated content, and its blog.

Top 20 blogs for July follow. Blog traffic broke an all-time record this month of more than 12 million page views. Tony Pierce notes that July 2007 blog page views were 2.2 million page views. Incredible growth.

1. Top of the Ticket — 1,800,770 PVs
2. The Dish Rag — 1,666,702
3. L.A. Land — 1,205,609
4. Gold Derby — 655,369
5. Show Tracker — 516,324
6. Lakers
7. Countdown to Crawford (more than 500K in its first full month)
8. Hero Complex (launched July 16)
9. Technology
10. Web Scout
11. The Big Picture
12. Booster Shots
13. The Daily Travel & Deal Blog
14. Opinion L.A.
15. The Homicide Report
16. L.A. Now
17. Ticket to Beijing (Olympics)
18. Money & Co
19. Entertainment News & Buzz
20. L.A. Unleashed

Your Scene, our user-generated photo service, generated 6.6 million page views in July. Bravo to Lindsay Barnett, Your Scene producer extraordinaire.

this month expect even bigger numbers from the dish rag who has already gotten off to a huge start. top of the ticket will end the month by covering the GOP convention, our olympics blog will dominate the world, and hero complex was in the top ten last month after only being around 2 weeks therefore it will be interesting to see if it can crack a million since it will have an entire month to rock. could we have five blogs break a million in august? all signs point to hell to the yes.