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RESTAURANT WHORE
A San Francisco Girl's Down and Dirty Adventures in the Culinary Playground

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

1095 meals later...

So I guess the number is a little smaller, like 1080 say, because the actual birthday of this blog is October 3rd. But since I'll be leaving for Kauai tomorrow, I thought I'd leave you with this while I am gone.

I can't believe my little baby bitchfest is already a year old. When I started this blog, I started it for the many people in my life who kept bugging me about where to eat (Shut yer traps already!). I had no idea that anyone else would (or would want to) read it. Fortunately for me, they did. And so, in honor of this momentous day, I've compiled a list of things from the past year:

Highest Number of Visitors in a Single Day: 262

Highest Number of Visitors in a Month: 5800ish

Number of Visitors All Year: As of this moment, 32,835

Total Number of Posts: 103, including this one

Total Number of Mesh Articles: 4

Most Disturbing Search Term: "fuck my dirty whore girlfriend" Nice folks I attract, huh?

Most Unexpected and Welcome Bonus: The incredible friends I've made

Biggest "You've Got to be Kidding Me" Bonus: Brian asking me to write for Mesh

Most Unlikely Reader Demographic: Asian Stockbrokers

Best Meal(s): Almost every meal we ate in Thailand. My birthday dinner at Campton Place. Our anniversary dinner at Cyrus. Every meal at Delfina.

Best Food I Ate Outside of the County this Year: Street Food in Bangkok, hands down. Duh. Like you didn't see that coming.

Pieces of Hate Mail for the Michael Mina Post: 9

Pieces of Fan Mail for the Michael Mina Post: 14 (yee haw!)

Number of Chefs Who Have Posted On the Blog/E-mailed Me: 8, including three from other countries.

Number of Oysters Eaten: Around 157, I would guess

Number of Burritos Eaten: 43

Number of Times My Grandma Has Asked Why I Have to Swear So Much In the Blog: 32

Thing That Makes Me Happiest: Being able to give a little love back to the restaurants that have taken such good care of me for so many years.

Thing I'm Most Proud Of: Staying true to myself and not compromising my style or ethics to please anyone else. I still don't write anything down, I still make friends with my servers, bussers, chefs and bartenders and I still own my opinions, popular or not. Fuck, yeah!

And, finally, my blog birthday wish for this year: To be able to write off some of these meals so I can afford the personal trainer that I so desperately need after all of this gluttony.

Thank you to everyone who has read, loved, laughed, been outraged, paid attention to me, shared a meal with me and put up with my potty mouth. I have adored finding people who get as dorkass excited about food as I do. I love you. Lots.

Happy Birthday, bitches!

xoxo
Joy

"To eat is a necessity. To eat intelligently is an art."
--La Rochefoucauld

6 Comments:

Blogger Sam said...

happiest of blog birthdays

unexpected welcome bonus for moi too

enjoy hawaii, forget the blog for a few days

love sam x

9/28/2005 4:54 PM  
Anonymous Fatemeh said...

We love you!!!

Happy blog birthday... we should have that gluttony party we were talking about in honor of it. Because I can't think of ANYTHING that deserves it more!

xoxo
F

9/28/2005 5:10 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

What a great post, Joy! Yay! I love it. Now, aloha to you, young lady. See you next weekend...if you're all tan, I may have to beat you over the head with a wine bottle.

9/30/2005 8:21 AM  
Blogger shuna fish lydon said...

Happy Happy Birthday you salty mouthed Ho!

I like that I can come here and curse too.

Funny how those search engines find us, eh?

Keep On Keepin' On --- You Rock Sista!

9/30/2005 12:32 PM  
Blogger Joy said...

Thank you to all...I'm the luckiest slut that ever there was.

10/09/2005 11:21 PM  
Blogger NS said...

I'm a bit late with my post here, but I just wanted to offer my congratulations and best wishes on reaching the one year anniversary of the founding of your outstanding blog!

10/12/2005 1:39 PM  

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