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!
"To eat is a necessity. To eat intelligently is an art."