Greetings, phoodies, and welcome to my last working Monday of 2011!
Now let’s talk turkey…
Phoodfotos.com was the brainchild of my 2011 new year’s resolution (see this post if you’re curious about the birth of the blog). It’s been a roller coaster of a year (see this post for an example of when it was really bad). The times when it was really good mostly resulted in my getting behind on blogging because I was too busy being starry-eyed because of my Phella, but documenting it via the phood I have eaten has been quite the experience- one that has been enlightening at times, horrifying at others, and a hodge podge of phun, malaise and overwhelm depending on the day.
Overall, do I see the blog as a success? Perhaps…
I’ve stopped snacking for the most part, because having an audience for everything I put in my mouth has changed the way I look at phood… a bit. You phollowers know I am a phabulously phervent lover of pizza and bacon, not to mention of self-proclaimed chicken wing enthusiast (others might call me obsessed but “others” should shut their mouths when they’re talking to me… only not in a mean way. I’m never mean when I’m thinking of wings!)
Phoodfotos.com has helped me to curb my habitual eating ways to an extent. I’ve tried new things on menus of restaurants I’ve been going to for years, leading to some excellent new discoveries (and some total bombs, too…)
On the phlip side, I have gotten so behind on so many of my posts (I can put the blame on boys, moving and technological issues, but ultimately it comes down to my own lack of phollowthrough). The blog has also succeeded in rendering me incapable of using the “f” on my keyboard. (Honestly, that was hard just now.)
Moving from Monterey to Davis really changed my habits, too, as I now have time to cook- mind you cooking only… no baking for the girl who managed to rent a house that lacks an oven… and sign a year lease. 😦 Also, not having a myriad of phriends to go out on the town with (see my thoughts on dining alone in this post) has placed my phocus much more phirmly in the kitchen. I’m really happy about that.
I have loved the act of blogging, loved receiving comments and pheedback, and loved gathering phollowers from across the globe. I have also gotten lazy and stopped carting my big honkin’ camera everywhere I go and relied on my iPhone on many an occasion, lost total motivation when I started to get behind on my posts and lost even more when pholks didn’t pheel the need to comment on my phoodie ramblings. And sometimes, a girl just wants to eat some damn McDonalds and keep it as a little secret between her and the drive thru window attendant.
Ultimately, this boils down to some internal conflict, so I turn to my phaithful phollowers, both phriends and strangers, to help determine my path. The poll will be open for the next phew days, until The Phella and I leave for a cruise to Mexico that we won’t return from until 2012. I vow to get the rest of my mastication madness documented on the site before we depart, and also to keep up my documentation on the cruise so as not to give up on my year-long commitment.
But know that the phuture of phoodfotos rests in your hands.
Vote early and often, my phriends…