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Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 19, 2014 reads comments
Ray LaMontagne Ticket Contest Winner! - Edhat announces the winner of our reusable cup contest who gets to see Ray LaMontagne at the Bowl tonight! 878 NA
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 18, 2014 reads comments
Ray LaMontagne Concert Ticket Contest! - Enter edhat's re-usable cup counting contest by 5pm today for a chance to win 2 tickets to see Ray LaMontagne this Saturday at the Bowl! 2096 NA
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 31, 2014 reads comments
Surf Counting Answer - Did you guess the correct number of surfers at Leadbetter on Wednesday? Find out here! 1111 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 30, 2014 reads comments
Surfer Count Contest! - With the recent influx of waves, Ed decided to count surfers at Leadbetter. Can you guess how many were in the water? 2050 NA
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 03, 2014 reads comments
2014 Horse Parade Count Answer! - The horses pranced up and down State Street for the annual Fiesta parade, but how many were there? Find out the answer. 2045 12
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 23, 2014 reads comments
2014 Solstice Drum Count Winner - The drums have been counted and the Solstice celebrations are winding down. Did you guess the correct number? 2018 8
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 22, 2014 reads comments
2014 Solstice Drum Count - It's Solstice time and that means we're counting drums. Enter your guess for the number of drums in the Solstice parade and win a prize! 939 NA
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 08, 2013 reads comments
2013 Santa Hat Winner - The Downtown Holiday Parade is over and that santa hats have been tucked away. Did you guess the closest number? 1344 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 07, 2013 reads comments
2013 Santa Hat Count - The annual Downtown Holiday Parade is coming up and it's time to count santa hats! How many do you think will be worn? 2216 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 29, 2013 reads comments
Boat Counting Winner - There sure are a lot of docked boats in our harbor. Did you guess the correct amount? 1675 6
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 28, 2013 reads comments
Boat Counting Contest - Guess the correct amount of boats docked in the harbor and win tickets to the Sea Shell wine tasting and yacht tour! 1415 NA
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 04, 2013 reads comments
Fiesta Horse Count 2013 - The parade is over and the horses are in. Did you guess the right number? 1992 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 03, 2013 reads comments
Horse Counting Contest 2013 - Can you guess how many horses will be in the Fiesta parade? Enter your guess to win a prize! 1302 NA
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 23, 2013 reads comments
2013 Solstice Drum Count - The numbers are in and the Solstice drums have been counted. Did your guess win? 2175 9
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 22, 2013 reads comments
2013 Solstice Drums - Are you ready to count Solstice drums? Enter the contest for an awesome prize! 1384 NA
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 02, 2012 reads comments
Santa Hat 2012 Winner - The hats were counted and the parade was in full swing. Did you guess how many Santa Hats appeared? 1966 3
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 02, 2012 reads comments
Illegal Conversation - For this week's contest we asked subscribers to give us a percentage of drivers who were talking on their cell phones. Click here to see the results. 2469 10
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 05, 2012 reads comments
Fiesta Parade Count Winner 2012 - The 2012 Fiesta Parade horse counting numbers are in. Are you a winner? 3206 16
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 25, 2012 reads comments
Solstice 2012 Drum Count - The 2012 Solstice Parade count is in. Drum roll please... 3272 18
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 04, 2011 reads comments
2011 Santa Hat Count - 2011 Santa Hat Count: The dedicated staff is hat it again, counting Santa caps at the annual holiday parade on State Street. 2565 3
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 06, 2011 reads comments
Fiesta Parade Count Winner - Trying to guess the number of horses in the Fiesta Parade is a little bit like trying to ride a horse while lassoing yourself. Which is possible! [pic] 2857 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 07, 2010 reads comments
Fiesta Traditions - El Desfile Historico is one of those Santa Barbara traditions that you can count on. So is Hattie Feazelle and the annual Edhat horse count. 3596 3
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 06, 2009 reads comments
2009 Santa Hat Count - 2009 Santa Hat Count: Once again, Edhat counted the number of Santa hats in the Downtown Holiday Parade. The parade was a long one this year, filled with the regulars. But, only Edhat knows if there were more or less hats than the year before. 4283 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 18, 2009 reads comments
Yard Sign Count - Yard Sign Count: Even though there were some very strong political biases sitting in the passenger seats of the green car, all candidate yard signs were duly recorded, and all illegal yard signs were photographed and logged. 3886 10
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 04, 2009 reads comments
Gadget Count 2009 - Gadget Count 2009: The conflict between art and science can be seen in the Edhat almost annual SBCC electronic gadget count that took place this week. 3246 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 13, 2009 reads comments
K Nine Day - K Nine Day: The dedicated staff dressed to the nines and drove nine minutes to Hendrys Beach before the crack of 9:09 in the morning on Nine Day to count the k-9s. 3056 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 30, 2009 reads comments
Contemplate This - Contemplate This: We spent two days to come up with only a Delaware sized sample of plates for our periodic look into the migratory trends of people coming to Santa Barbara. 2783 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 09, 2009 reads comments
Horse Count 2009 - Horse Count 2009: With the authority of five previous horse counts under our saddle, we can say with strong conviction, that this year was a horsey horse parade. 3145 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 02, 2009 reads comments
Toe Count 2009 - Toe Count 2009: On Wednesday night the dedicated staff piled into the green car for a trip down to State Street to watch some feet and count the toes of the women walking down the street. 3284 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 19, 2009 reads comments
Space Survey 2009 - Space Survey 2009: If space is the final frontier, then Santa Barbara must be the wide open prairie. There is enough empty space here to parallel park a Suburban pulling a backhoe. 3328 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 21, 2009 reads comments
Drum Roll - Drum Roll: It seemed rather quiet on State Street. There appeared to be a smaller crowd gathering in the parade's staging area, and there were large gaps of silent reflection in the parade itself. The mayor wore sensible shoes. The dedicated staff of edhat.com counted the drums in the parade. 3950 3
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 08, 2008 reads comments
Hats Off - Hats Off: What we did count this year, and in 2004, 2006, and 2007 was the number of Santa hats in the parade. In what proves to be the toughest (and highest) count of the year, we tallied 1088 red hats with pom-poms and white brims. 2520 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Nov 07, 2008 reads comments
Obey The Law - Obey The Law: Today when you drive around town, it looks like there are just as many people driving and phoning as there were before the law came to be. Ed wanted to know for sure. 3825 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 04, 2008 reads comments
Horse Count 2008 - Horse Count 2008: There was a lot of horsing around at the Fiesta Parade this year. People were cracking confetti eggs on each other's heads, spectators were wearing ridiculous sombreros, and the dedicated staff of edhat.com was counting the number of horses walking up State Street during the parade. 2717 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 15, 2008 reads comments
Reusable Bags - Reusable Bags: We sat on a not-so-sturdy bench in front of reusable bag central, otherwise known as Trader Joes. We watched shoppers leave the store and noted whether or not their newly purchased groceries were being toted home in new brown bags fresh from the market, or veteran reusable bags signed up for another call of duty. 2824 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 11, 2008 reads comments
Surrey Survey - Surrey Survey: One reason that the dedicated staff of edhat.com went to the beach yesterday to count surreys was that we wanted to write an article called, "Surrey Survey". The only difference between these two words is R and V, and we saw some of those (RV's) parked down at the beach as well. Surely you must surmise that we were sorry to have surveyed the surreys by the seashore without Suzie. 2802 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 08, 2008 reads comments
Illegal Cell Phone Drivers - Illegal Cell Phone Drivers: Last week we found 4.6% of drivers calling hands-not-free. Yesterday we did the same experiment. The only difference this time was the new law. Let us be the first to tell you that, drivers are obeying the law, and cell phone driving has gone down dramatically. 3029 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 01, 2008 reads comments
Last Calls - Last Calls: As you probably know, from today and into the future it's against the law to drive while holding a cell phone up to your ear. To honor the last day of cellular mobile freedom, the dedicated staff of edhat.com did one last count of last minute callers. We sat on our favorite wall at the Four Corners intersection, and watched 500 drivers driving 500 cars. 2795 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 23, 2008 reads comments
Drum Count 2008 - Drum Count 2008: The Solstice Parade was hot! Not because any risqué behavior, touchy political commentary, or outrageous costumes were pushing the limits of conventionality. It was hot because the temperatures were pushing triple digits on the thermometer. The whole State has been suffering from a short interval of regional warming. This weekend, shade was king, and liquids were in demand. 3661 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 17, 2008 reads comments
Spaces Available - Spaces Available: If you're looking for a public display of numbers, there is no better place in town to go than the Granada Garage. Lit up like centerfield at Dodger Stadium, the scoreboards at the two entrances show up-to-the-minute estimates of the number of spaces available on each of the six parking levels. 2506 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 09, 2008 reads comments
Dog Count 2008 - Dog Count 2008: On Dog Day Saturday, all of the members of the dedicated staff of edhat.com found themselves out of counting distance of the Dog Parade down State Street. Luckily for Ed and the gang, two fine, upstanding citizens of Santa Barbara stepped up to the dog dish, and counted in our place. 3045 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 06, 2008 reads comments
Laker Flags - Laker Flags: I don't know why I dislike them so much. You can see them a mile away, flitting in the breeze of the moving car like the ribbons on a little girl's pigtails, or the pom-poms of the cheerleaders at the high school football game. They are perky and bright and happy and they look like they're foreign ambassadors or the president or a parade. 3067 3
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 03, 2008 reads comments
Out Of State Plates - Out Of State Plates: This is the fifth year that the dedicated staff of edhat.com has drove through local parking lots near and far on the lookout for out-of-state license plates. We don't know why - maybe a shift in the tectonic plates is drawing Santa Barbara further away from the rest of the country - but every year we spend more time finding fewer license plates. 2756 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 30, 2008 reads comments
Third District Race - Third District Race: Yesterday the dedicated staff of edhat.com drove through the streets of Isla Vista, Ellwood, Winchester Canyon, and El Encanto Heights until we ran out of carbon offsets. We were playing I Spy with election yard signs. 2465 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 27, 2008 reads comments
I Madonnari Element Count - I Madonnari Element Count: Last weekend, artists covered the parking lot at the Mission with chalk, sweat, and birds. It was the I Madonnari Festival - one of the things that make each Memorial Day Weekend memorable. Every year since Edhat has been around, the dedicated staff of edhat.com has gone to the Mission to inspect the chalk paintings for certain key elements and tally them up with tally counters. 2921 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 20, 2008 reads comments
Bank Pens - Bank Pens: Yesterday, the older and wiser dedicated staff did it again. Some banks had changed names in the last 4 years, some had remodeled (or were doing it concurrently). But the drill was the same - walk in, select a deposit slip, try writing with each and every pen, and withdraw. 2879 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 16, 2008 reads comments
Jacaranda and The Bean Counter - Jacaranda and The Bean Counter: The dedicated staff journeyed back to the tree-lined streets of downtown Santa Barbara to count jacarandas along the 10 blocks of State Street from THE 101 to Victoria Street. 2826 3
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 13, 2008 reads comments
Open Toed Shoes 2008 - Open Toed Shoes 2008: The dedicated staff once again went on a shoe hunt. The goal was (once again) to count the number of women wearing open-toed shoes, and the number of women that weren't. With tally counters in hand, we found our way to State Street … and we waited for the really big shoe to begin. 3801 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 26, 2008 reads comments
Car Stickers - Car Stickers: We counted cars with stickers dropping off students at La Colina Jr. High, and we took some pictures of different stickers. 3717 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 12, 2008 reads comments
Wait Time - Wait Time: We called Verizon, Cox, Edison and The Gas Company to see how long we would have to wait to get a live person. Here are the results and the exciting videos. 3272 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 08, 2008 reads comments
Left Turn Signal - Left Turn Signal: The dedicated staff of Edhat counted the percent of people using turn signals while turning left in left turn lanes. 3625 6
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 10, 2007 reads comments
Holiday Parade 2007 - Holiday Parade 2007: Santa Hats in the holiday parade are one of the four pillars in the Grand Slam of counting, the others being horses in the Fiesta Parade, Dogs in the Dog Parade, and drums in the Solstice Parade. In a long tradition that dates back to 2004, Ed counts these four things and keeps track of trends. 2793 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Nov 27, 2007 reads comments
SBCC Gadgets 2007 - SBCC Gadgets 2007 : With the iPod craze bordering on been there done that, and with the price of Apple Inc Stock at $172 per share, the dedicated staff of edhat.com journeyed once again to the same Junior College to count students using iPods and cell phones. 2836 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Nov 06, 2007 reads comments
State Street Palms - State Street Palms: Palm trees seem to grow well in Santa Barbara. Our climate is not exactly Tropical Island, but these straight and narrow trees cover our psychic and geographic landscape like morning fog in June. 3412 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Nov 02, 2007 reads comments
Yards Signs - Yards Signs: The dedicated staff went out to count the yard signs. We blue-lined the car, drove around using up non-renewable resources and emitting greenhouse gases, to survey neighborhoods all over town. Our sign-seeing tour turned into a marathon. We drove 26 miles in two and a half hours. 3084 10
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 25, 2007 reads comments
Paper Cups - Paper Cups: In light of the upcoming panel on what is next of the newspaper, Ed thought that it would be a good idea to do a survey, establishing the baseline of where we are, usually a good place to start when you want to figure out where you are going. 3353 8
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 14, 2007 reads comments
Fireside Chat - Fireside Chat: We went to the Mission. We were not there to pray that the fire would not come down the mountain. We were not there for spiritual guidance. We were there to count the number of people who visited the Fire Information Board set up for those seeking informational guidance about the situation at hand. 2917 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 06, 2007 reads comments
Smoke and Mares - Smoke and Mares: The biggest concern regarding Fiesta however, does not involve guns or ashes. It is the precipitous decline in horses participating in our world famous horse parade. 3069 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 17, 2007 reads comments
Right To Bare Arms - Right To Bare Arms: We were at the mall to count the number of women who liked it hot, and wore long sleeved articles of clothing to achieve the effect. 3100 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 10, 2007 reads comments
Watch For Trends - Watch For Trends: After a full hour-long walk, wristing life and limb, we tabulated our data and concluded that yes, Virginia, there is a trend. This time there were significantly more timeless wrists than there were 3 years before. 3103 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 30, 2007 reads comments
iPhone Calling - iPhone Calling: Crowds of iWanters and iTraders lined up in front of iStores all over Santa Barbara on Friday to be the first coolest kids on the block to own the hottest electronic gadget to hit the streets since Tickle Me Elmo, the iPhone. 3516 3
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 19, 2007 reads comments
Ed Bares All - Ed Bares All: The dedicated staff went to beach to watch the change of season. We took along our silver-surveyors, Sand Shoes tally counters, to count the number of people walking barefoot on the beach. We started off our shoeless journey from Hendrys Beach and walked all the way up to Hope Ranch Beach, and back. 3077 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 04, 2007 reads comments
Don't Blame The Dog - Don't Blame The Dog: After watching the 13th Annual Big Dogs Parade bark its way down State Street, we were hounded by a nagging question that itched like a flea underneath a nylon collar. The question was this. Is the Dog Parade a parade of dogs, or is it a parade of people who own dogs? 4210 6
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 29, 2007 reads comments
No Frog Weekend - No Frog Weekend: Last weekend, there were three full days chock full of al fresco artwork at the Mission. It was the I Madonnari Festival, one of the things that make each Memorial Day Weekend memorable. Every year since Edhat has been around, the dedicated staff of edhat.com has gone to the Mission to inspect the chalk paintings for certain key elements and tally them up with chalk marks on a clipboard. 3521 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 01, 2007 reads comments
M-Day - M-Day: We went out looking for signs of the approaching day. We walked down State Street to see how many stores were advertising Mother's Day as a reason to walk in their doors and buy their stuff. 3116 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 30, 2007 reads comments
Rose Garden Ceremony - Rose Garden Ceremony: There are 3,895 subscribers to the Edhat Daily Newsletter. Last week, we invited all of them to the Rose Garden to celebrate the end of March EdNess and honor the contest winners. Last year we did the same, and despite the fact that we were offering free wine, only seven subscribers showed up. This year there was no free wine, so we wondered if any one would show up - except for the winner that is. 4140 3
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 24, 2007 reads comments
Plates Runneth Over - Plates Runneth Over: Yesterday was the fourth time in Edhat history that the dedicated staff of edhat.com drove around town looking for outofstate license plates. And, if our memory serves, and it is not just that we have grown weary and impatient through these years of Ed, - those outofstate plates were much harder to find this time. 2872 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 20, 2007 reads comments
Cones of Silence - Cones of Silence: On Chapala Street the construction never ends, the Andalucia Hotel coned up the road for well over a year. Today, two mixed use developments have taken over that task. This week, on the block of Chapala between Figueroa Street and Anapamu, cones are being put up daily to block three of the four oneway lanes on the road, even though there is absolutely no construction activity to be seen except a small piece of equipment parked by the side of the road. 3430 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 13, 2007 reads comments
Pool of Ed - Pool of Ed: The dedicated staff counted pools in a local neighborhood. The neighborhood we chose was in Goleta, the area bounded by Fairview and Patterson between Calle Real and Cathedral Oaks. We chose this particular neighborhood because it is filled with traditional suburban tract homes, wide streets where kids used to play, and lots of pools. We also picked this neighborhood because it is a rectangular region, one that is easy to keep track of on an online map showing satellite images. 3254 3
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Apr 10, 2007 reads comments
Way To Go! - Way To Go!: If you have ever been on the Cabrillo Bikeway, you know that the word way really is not the issue at all. The fact of the matter is that there are more walkers, runners, babystroller pushers, and surreyers going your way or the other way than there are bikes going any which way at all. 3376 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 27, 2007 reads comments
Coffee Shop Talk - Coffee Shop Talk: Coffee shops do more than sell coffee and muffins. They also provide places to meet, places to study, places to hookup to wireless networks, and places to pick up your wallet after it falls out of your pocket while walking in a parking lot. 3292 3
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Feb 13, 2007 reads comments
Roses Are Ed - Roses Are Ed: All we had to do was mosey on down to Sees Candy Shop and count the number people in the store. And, oh yeah. If we felt like it, we could bring back a box of dark chocolates to the office for everyone, Ed, to share. 4482 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 19, 2007 reads comments
Ed Scarfs Out - Ed Scarfs Out: By 8:30 in the morning, the mercury was already up to 46. That was the time and the degrees when the dedicated staff of edhat.com turned on the heater in the green car to prowl the streets of downtown Santa Barbara. Our goal was to find women who were wearing scarves around their necks. 3630 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 09, 2007 reads comments
Songs By The Doors - Songs By The Doors: The dedicated staff of edhat.com left our iPods in the car and took a little stroll down State Street and into Paseo Nuevo. As we walked past each store, we stopped, looked, and listened. We wanted to see if we could hear the inside music from the outside. 3506 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jan 05, 2007 reads comments
Celling Out - Celling Out: Yesterday the dedicated staff of edhat.com was counting drivers on cell phones during the evening rush hour on the Carrillo Corridor. Ed thought that maybe at this time of day, when people are trying to hookup with friends, get kids to soccer practice, and figure out whats for dinner, they might be more inclined to forgo the stigma of driving under the influence of communication in order to make some headway in resolving issues in their complicated lives. 3864 3
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 08, 2006 reads comments
We Count Ourselves - We Count Ourselves: People also ask us how many hits our web site gets. That we do know. We share it with the people who ask, so we might as well share it with everyone. 3687 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Dec 04, 2006 reads comments
The Parade of Hats - The Parade of Hats: On Friday Night, the dedicated staff of Edhat.com loaded our clickers and cameras into the green car and headed downtown to watch the parade 3677 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 20, 2006 reads comments
The Birds - The Birds: Yesterday, the dedicated staff of edhat.com went to Stearns Wharf to count the birds. You might say it was an assignment for the birds, and we just did. It was just like the time we counted the planks, a short walk on the long pier, from the street to the end and back, carrying nothing more than our counters and our camera. 3729 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 17, 2006 reads comments
Cell-less Behavior - Cell-less Behavior: The dedicated staff was up to our old tricks yesterday, standing on a corner, counters in our hands, etc. We were watching cars go by and checking how many of the drivers were up their ears in cell phones, or at least had their cell phones up to their ears. 3721 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 13, 2006 reads comments
Ten Items Or Ed - Ten Items Or Ed: Yesterday, our test of integrity took place inside the store. As we stood as out of the way as possible, rubbing elbows with bags of trick or treat candy and discounted bottles of wine, we watched shoppers proceed through the express checkout lines at Ralphs. We wanted to see how many items people were purchasing, as a measure of respect for the low-item-count requirement of the quickest way to pay. 3666 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 10, 2006 reads comments
Columbus Day at the Bank - Columbus Day at the Bank: Ed thought that a good old fashioned count would help the dedicated staff of edhat.com overcome the Columbus Day South County Blues. We set up shop in the parking lot of the Washington Mutual Bank branch on Victoria and State. We were watching the doors, because customers were trying to use them. 3825 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 06, 2006 reads comments
Coffee Bean Field Wars - Coffee Bean Field Wars: Yesterday morning, Ed directed the dedicated staff of edhat.com to take a morning stroll down State Street with scheduled visits to all of the coffee shops along the way. And when we stopped to smell the coffee, all we had to do was count the number of customers in the store. 5649 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Oct 03, 2006 reads comments
Plates Runneth Over - Plates Runneth Over: For our 2006 license plate count, we went to Goleta in the fall. We trolled into parking lots of shopping centers and office buildings, looking for plates from foreign lands. To our dismay, however, we saw almost exclusively California brands. There were some out of state plates at the office buildings, but pretty much none at the shopping centers. 3408 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 29, 2006 reads comments
UCSB Fashion is a Mixed Bag - UCSB Fashion is a Mixed Bag: This year the dedicated staff of edhat.com was prepared. For the last two years, we have gone to UCSB at the beginning of the school year to study the fashion trend lines and the skirt hemlines. But the last two years, we have not found much. Both years we concluded that the trend is no trend, and the only fashionable thing is not to be fashionable. 4547 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 26, 2006 reads comments
Ed Takes Flight - Ed Takes Flight: It was dark. It was early. If not for the automatic coffee maker, it would have been ugly and scary, too. But yesterday morning the dedicated staff of edhat.com woke up early to get to airport for an early flight. We did not mean to, but we woke up the Edhat Dog. However, a quick dog treat and a pat on the head and she went back to sleep. 3501 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 22, 2006 reads comments
The Shoes Above Us - The Shoes Above Us: The dedicated staff of edhat.com drove around town looking for sneakers in the sky with laces. As expected, we found them on the Lower East Side and the West Side. Sneakers tended to clump together. In front of the Italian Market, there were six pairs . On a corner of Alisos, there were four. On San Pascual, there were two pairs of shoes intertwined in the same position they would be had there been people in the shoes who were standing up and kissing. 5933 13
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 08, 2006 reads comments
SBCC's In A Pod - SBCC's In A Pod: In our fall, 2005 survey of 200 students, we counted 28 students on the phone and 24 listening to portable music devices. We commented that these numbers were low. Ed predicted that this year the numbers would be lower. 3730 3
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 01, 2006 reads comments
Inside Magazine - Inside Magazine: Ed sent the dedicated staff of edhat.com to the downtown Borders to free the world of magazine inserts. He instructed us to open up the magazine and remove and collect the cards for counting. Is it stealing, we asked. No, he assured us, we were killing two Field and Streams with one Rolling Stone, counting and making the world a better place. 3830 14
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 30, 2006 reads comments
No Sour Grapes - No Sour Grapes: Thinking to ourselves that we were going to make a habit of it, the dedicated staff of edhat.com was at the Tuesday Farmer’s Market on Lower State Street to buy grapes, tomatoes, nectarines, cucumbers, and apples. We were also there to take pictures and count the number of vendors. 3667 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 29, 2006 reads comments
Ed Wears Short Shorts - Ed Wears Short Shorts: The dedicated staff of edhat.com dropped some young adults off at Santa Barbara Junior High School. While we were there we did a fashion check. We wanted to see whether, on a school day in August, boys would be wearing short pants. 4745 12
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 11, 2006 reads comments
Glasses Grande - Glasses Grande: The dedicated staff of edhat.com went down to State Street and Paseo Nuevo to observe the big spectacle trend. We saw women young and old with sunglasses big and small. We saw many examples of the tight tops big shades look. 5548 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 07, 2006 reads comments
3rd Annual Horse Count - 3rd Annual Horse Count: For the last three years, the dedicated staff of edhat.com has refrained from Fiesta Friday drinking until after the parade, so we could focus all of our dedicated energy on examining equine, or at least counting them. In fact, in the last three years, we’ve counted every darn horse, mule, and donkey hoofing its way up State Street. 5126 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 04, 2006 reads comments
Tie One On At Fiesta - Tie One On At Fiesta: The dedicated staff of edhat.com was at the De La Guerra Mercado to count the number of men in neckties eating lunch on the humid lawn. 3798 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 01, 2006 reads comments
Shopping Elsewhere - Shopping Elsewhere: Some of the dedicated staff of edhat.com found themselves standing on a corner in the Inland Empire, looking for soul food and some place to eat. And what to our wondering eyes should appear? But, the biggest honking mall we had ever seen, The Ontario Mills Mall. 4501 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 28, 2006 reads comments
Ed Of The Crowd - Ed Of The Crowd: The dedicated staff wanted to take a closer look at the citizens of Santa Barbara. We wanted to see if our generalization about the crowd at the rallies being older than the average Santa Barbara crowd was accurate. And, we wanted to verify our theory that many people living in the area today were not even born in 1969. 3779 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 25, 2006 reads comments
Ed Kills Aliens - Ed Kills Aliens: We visited the parlors in town to see if they still have games to play. We visited as many as we could. Once there, we counted the machines on hand. And, if the place had good air conditioning, we even dropped a few quarters and played some games. 4351 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 24, 2006 reads comments
Palapas and Pop-Ups - Palapas and Pop-Ups: On Friday, the Santa Barbara Junior Lifeguard program hosted the California Regional Lifeguard Championships at East Beach. It was reported that over 3,000 participants aged 9 to 18 showed up, hatted and sunscreened for the annual event. 4325 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 21, 2006 reads comments
Crossing on the Ed - Crossing on the Ed: We strategically located on the corner of State and De La Guerra to see how much a red light means to pedestrians around here. De La Guerra was a great location for this experiment because cars rarely come down that street, and it is crossing is safe for much of the red light cycle. 3875 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 18, 2006 reads comments
Aloha Ed - Aloha Ed: Yesterday, the dedicated staff woke up early to count the number of men in Hawaiian shirts heading back to their little grass shack offices. The reason we were up and counting so early was so we would only count men on their way to work. You know,the nine to five-o crowd who work for the Big Kahuna. 4231 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 14, 2006 reads comments
Holding Pattern - Holding Pattern: The dedicated staff of edhat.com grabbed a cup of coffee at Northstar and took a seat in their small outdoor seating corral. With our coffee in one hand and a pen in the other, we took notes on the people walking past. We recorded whether or not they were carrying something and if they were, what it was. 4241 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 12, 2006 reads comments
No Wires At The Inn - No Wires At The Inn: Yesterday, the dedicated staff talked to phone answerers at 30 different hotels in town, from Montecito to Goleta and all points in between. Hello, we are doing a survey of local hotels in town, and I was wondering if your hotel has wireless Internet. 6688 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 11, 2006 reads comments
15 Minutes of Free - 15 Minutes of Free: On Monday we were back at De La Guerra Plaza to gather our data. This time the lawn was too wet to sit on, there were no teenagers swearing, and the drama at the News Press had not yet passed on to being Yesterdays News. In a big way, life at the Plaza had changed, but the green zone was not affected at all. Just like any other day, cars came to park in available spots, and when they left, others came to replace them. Unless you were keeping track, like we were, you would have never known there was any change at all. 5462 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 07, 2006 reads comments
No Kidding Around - No Kidding Around: The dedicated staff of edhat.com drove through the neighborhoods of Goleta looking for children out front in their yards, enjoying summer vacation. On our drive, we realized why so many Goletians support slow growth. Life in these neighborhoods, it turns out, does not move very fast. Many of these streets are as empty as the editors room at the News Press this morning. 4407 2
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 05, 2006 reads comments
Ed Takes The Fourth - Ed Takes The Fourth: Yesterday was the 4th of July. The space shuttle was launched. North Korea tested some missiles. Italy beat Germany in the World Cup semifinal. And, all over the USA, there were picnics, flags, and fireworks. 3939 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 30, 2006 reads comments
Ed's a Lane Brain - Ed's a Lane Brain: The dedicated staff of edhat.com took some bike, car, pedestrian counts on Castillo, Bath, and Chapala. We wanted to see just how much people moving was going on by means other than cars burning 3.29 per gasoline. 4505 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 28, 2006 reads comments
Ed Goes Through Withdrawal - Ed Goes Through Withdrawal: The dedicated staff of edhat.com drove downtown and parked our green car in the almost empty Granada Garage. Once on the street, we did a quick walking tour of the ATMs of downtown Santa Barbara. Our only interest was finding out the going rate for cash withdrawals from banks with which someone does not have a relationship. 4627 1
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 27, 2006 reads comments
Window Job Shopping - Window Job Shopping: If you are looking for a job in Santa Barbara, you are in luck. In the last 24 hours 59 Santa Barbara based jobs have been advertised on Craigslist. If you are a nanny, a computer scientist, or a payroll clerk there is something there for you. But, as the dedicated staff of edhat.com found out yesterday, you do not need to log on to find work. You don’t even need to pick up the newspaper. 5466 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 26, 2006 reads comments
Return of the Drummers - Return of the Drummers: It was same parade time, same parade station. This year, however, there were more happyhanded bongo bangers and quick stick percussionists sauntering slowly up State Street keeping the rhythm of the march. 4660 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 23, 2006 reads comments
Ed Beard - Ed Beard: The dedicated staff of edhat.com has on a hair hunt of our own, and we were not talking bunnies. We were going face to face with the men of Santa Barbara to see if they were sporting hair, beards, mustaches, soul patches, goatees, or some style of their own. 3798 add
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 20, 2006 reads comments
The Ed Flag - The Ed Flag: We have all seen a lot of flags lately. With the World Cup kickedoff and full speed ahead. The flags of the nations of the world are being waved from side to side, from coast to coast, and from sea to sea across the globe. Yesterday, the dedicated staff of edhat.com was looking at a different type of flag, one that isnt much good for waving, but has a purpose just the same. 4329 add

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