Experience Aurie Year In Review: 2010

Happy New Year Everyone!!!  Welcome to 2011.  However, before we move forward, let’s take a look back at 2010.  Experience Aurie was reestablished on June 24th, 2010.  In just under 6 months we had some exciting results.

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 3,700 times in 2010. That’s about 9 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 67 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 151 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 120mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was November 1st with 152 views. The most popular post that day was Give A Gyal Di Knife…Yuh ah di Wife: Good Women deserve Good Men.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were experienceaurie.com, facebook.com, twitter.com, obama-scandal-exposed.co.cc, and WordPress Dashboard.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for newcastle united, ashy larry, st james park, ashy skin, and ashy.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Give A Gyal Di Knife…Yuh ah di Wife: Good Women deserve Good Men November 2010
6 comments and 1 Like on WordPress.com,


Newcastle United Lineup on Playstation, FIFA 2010 August 2010


Decision Made – Lebron James July 2010


Thirty Day Blog Challenge September 2010


Top Five Things To Say If Caught Sleeping At Work November 2010


Kiva Micro Lending: Lending With Resource Fullness

Kiva - loans that change lives

Kiva - loans that change livesKiva is the world’s first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs around the globe. Their

mission is to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty. How does it work? I’m glad you asked… Well you see average people like you and I can form a lending team to sponsor entrepreneurs from impoverished countries around the world. We loan them the money which they in turn will pay back (a loan, not a hand out); then, we can turn around and lend to someone else. It doesn’t have to be a big sum per person. As little as $25 goes a long way.

How Kiva Works

1) Lenders like you browse profiles of entrepreneurs in need, and choose someone to lend to. When they lend, using PayPal or their credit cards, Kiva

collects the funds and then passes them along to one of our microfinance partners worldwide.

2) Kiva’s microfinance partners distribute the loan funds to the selected entrepreneur. Often, our partners also provide training and other assistance to maximize the entrepreneur’s chances of success.

3) Over time, the entrepreneur repays their loan. Repayment and other updates are posted on Kiva and emailed to lenders who wish to receive them.

4) When lenders get their money back, they can re-lend to someone else in need, donate their funds to Kiva (to cover operational expenses), or withdraw their funds.

Another question you may ask is, “Why don’t they just go to the bank?”

Well you see, often times these people do not have the means to walk into a bank like you and I, and apply for a loan. And that is why Kiva is such a really good thing because not only do they act as a vehicle in providing help to the people who need it, their third party providers also provide training to help these entrepreneurs to grow their business and succeed.

I implore you to join me in the quest of making this world a better place, by helping those who are not able to get a loan in order to grow their business and help their community.

Join our Lending Team: Lending with Resource-Fullness

How do Lending Teams work?

Members of Kiva Lending Teams continue lending as individuals, but they have the option to count each loan they make towards the overall impact of one of their teams.

Are you interested? Sign up here

Go to the Kiva page for more information.


Information provided directly from Kiva.org

Keep The Ash Away Foundation – KTAAF

Aurie did this post a couple of years ago and we’re bringing it back. Enjoy the repost!


I’d like to take this time to bring this up because it is a cause that is near and dear to my heart.  The amount of “ashiness” is on the rise and estimates say that it could reach epidemic proportions if we stand aside and allow this travesty to occur. I mean seriously, look at poor Ashy Larry from Comedy Central’s Chappelle Show. Would you let this happen to you? Exactly!!

It's too late for him but not for you

We must do something. So here is my proposition:

Out of the sheer goodness of my heart, I propose that I should create a foundation called the”Keep The Ash Away” Foundation. It is a huge initiative to have everyone lotion themselves properly and frequently. We are looking for financial support for this immediate and important cause. All donations of a financial nature will go towards buying huge encashments of lotions, skin oinments, & oils. We’ve got to get rid of this ash. Crusty elbows, knees, hands, & ankles have got to go!!!

Won’t you help? Your small donation of $0.25 cents per month is all it takes. You can text A-S-H-Y on your mobile phone to S-K-I-N.  That’s only $3 per year. Won’t you help? The little you do can really make a big difference. Remember this ailment has no color, creed, religion, or national border. We need your help.

I am thinking focus groups, national media campaigns, getting K.T.A.A.F. dispensers in the school systems, and dropping hand lotion across the states that have crazy winters (especially Ohio).

Also see this post by Radio Ventriloquist on this subject.

Now in all seriousness, please lotion yourselves before going out in public. You may hurt someone you love if they are seen with you. My lotion solutions are at the Experience Aurie Store located on the sidebar.

Eclectic Art Gallery

Aurie and I had the pleasure of visiting the famous Riverwalk in downtown San Antonio.  Our eyes were drawn to a very unique art store/gallery of a local painter and gallery owner, Janet Paduh of Eclectic Art Gallery.


With intense color and unique style, you are drawn into her visual space as your eyes dance on the walls of her gallery.


Eclectic Art Gallery




If you ever visit the San Antonio Riverwalk and you are interested in all things artistic and not cookie cutter, please visit Eclectic Art Gallery.  Here are the details:







Eclectic Art Gallery Inside



Eclectic Art Gallery

518 Riverwalk, San Antonio, TX

Hours of operations: Tue – Saturday (11am – 7pm) & Sunday (11am – 4pm)

Phone: 210-223-7700 or 210-380-8801

Email: jpaduh@att.net


Tell her that Aurie & Jamaican Jewel sent you.

What We Purchased