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

Friday, October 06, 2006

2091 (and then some) Meals Later...

I am so fucking lame. I missed my own friggin' birthday. OK, not *my* birthday, but this blog's birthday. Let me explain. On September 27th I arrived home from Europe after 24 hours of traveling (10 of which were spent next to the craziest bitch you ever did meet. Besides me, I mean). I went straight to bed, and got up and went to work on Thursday and Friday. Saturday I started rehearsal for my new show. It was Wednesday before I had a second to realized that Tuesday was my blog anniversary, and it was only today (my day off from rehearsal, but not from teaching) that I found a moment to actually write about it. How sucktacular is that?

In any case, I thought in honor of the (belated) blog birthday, I'd post the same round-up that I did last year, with some new answers. Here goes:

Highest Number of Visitors in a Single Day: 631

Highest Number of Visitors in a Month: 11,681

Number of Visitors All Year: As of this moment, 113,090ish

Total Number of Posts: 218, including this one (115 this year)

Total Number of Mesh Articles: 5 or 6 or something

Most Disturbing Search Term: "treat me like a whore" (I also get a lot of traffic for "bangkok whores" and I recently got some for "coco the french slut).

Most Unexpected and Welcome Bonus: Same as last year: my dear, dear friends, who keep me smiling and who showed their mettle at the most crucial times.

Biggest "You've Got to be Kidding Me" Bonus:
Chow.com asking me to write for them.

Most Unlikely Reader Demographic:
People who are easily offended. Seriously, assholes, find something else to read if you don't like it -- otherwise, you can bite me.

Best Meal(s):
French Laundry (3rd visit), Alinea (1st visit), El Bulli (1st visit), L'Astrance (1st visit), Delfina (every visit).

Best Food I Ate Outside of the County this Year:
L'Astrance in Paris. Worst food definitely was the ball sucking food of French Polynesia.

Pieces of Hate Mail for the Michael Mina Post:
5 (we're going down from last year)

Pieces of Fan Mail for the Michael Mina Post:
11 (THAT'S what I'm talking about!)

Number of Chefs/Restaurant Owners Who Have Posted On the Blog/E-mailed Me:
12 (5 from other countries)

Number of Oysters Eaten: Not so many as last year:
about 84, I think.

Number of Burritos Eaten:
37

Number of Times My Grandma Has Asked Why I Have to Swear So Much In the Blog:
4 (she's giving up on me, it seems)

Thing That Makes Me Happiest:
Same as last year, plus, always having someone to go eat with.

Thing I'm Most Proud Of:
Again, same as last year, so I'll say it again -- 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 get commissioned to write "The Restaurant Whore's Guide to Paris" so I can go back there on someone else's dime. Hey -- my wish from last year came true so I figured I'd aim high this time...

Thanks for putting up with me, even when I don't put out like I should. I fucking love you guys.

xoxo
Joy

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

P.S. After two years, I *finally* just added the word "fucking" to my blogger spellchecker. What a lazy twat I am.

11 Comments:

Blogger Amy Sherman said...

Aw Coco you rock!

10/06/2006 6:56 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

I bet coco sucks too!

but joy doesn't. Love ya, babes. I will raise my friday night glass(es) to you.

x

10/06/2006 7:25 PM  
Blogger Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic said...

We love you, baby!

10/06/2006 7:32 PM  
Blogger Robert said...

Oh Joy, You can't leave us hanging like this.
If your best meal outside the country was L'Astrance, is that a hint it topped El'Bulli?

10/06/2006 7:51 PM  
Blogger NS said...

Joy -- congratulations on another year of outstanding, informative, and and always entertaining blogging!

10/07/2006 9:08 AM  
Blogger shuna fish lydon said...

Best reason to read your blog:
So that we readers can say fuck too.
Fuck yeah.
Happy Fuckin' Birthday You Gorgeous Ho! We love you back!
xoxo (wet slurpy kisses and hard bear hugs.)

10/07/2006 1:56 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Maiser said...

Happy blog birthday, friend. Becoming better friends with you has definitely been a highlight of my year!

10/07/2006 3:35 PM  
Blogger Garrett said...

Happ birthday Joy's blog! We are very proud of you!

p.s. the word "twat" makes me laugh and i am having one of those days at work. thank for always perking me up.
>^.^<

10/09/2006 8:15 AM  
Anonymous Tana said...

Happy birthday to your blog, ya little ho.

XO from down south (er, so to speak)

10/11/2006 2:24 PM  
Anonymous Jennifer Jeffrey said...

You are adorable, and that is that. So happy to have met you at the food bloggers picnic!

Looking forward to more good stuff in the year to come...

10/12/2006 10:16 AM  
Blogger drbiggles said...

Happy birthday!

That was a nice way to sum up the year. Never even considered doing that for Meathenge. Oh man, I just had a thought. I mean, what if I kept track of how many beefs, porkses, chickens and bacon I've consumed over the last year? Keerist. I don't think I'm going to do that.

xo

10/13/2006 11:20 AM  

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