Allow me to address the elephant in the room…I have not blogged since December 17th, 2 days shy of a month ago. I have been in a funk. I honestly thought that I could blog through the holidays and finish all of my updates about the Salone del Gusto festival so I could write about the other equally awesome European exploits I had. I was sadly mistaken.
I booked a gig over new year’s and whipped up some tasty grub down at a private rental home in Los Suenos resort. Then I was hit with a combination of holiday overdose-new project-procrastination blogging blues. I never saw it coming. Every time I sat down to write I came up with nothing. I know it is a terrible excuse, but hey, at least I am honest about it.
So first, Merry (very overdue) Christmas and Happy (belated) New Year! The highlights of my holidays consisted of a gift of 3lbs of gummi candy, super-secret New Year festivities that I refuse to disclose and numerous desserts for breakfast. 2012 came to a close with my usual reflective look on my experiences throughout the year and plan making for 2013.
So today I figured I would force myself out of my funk mainly because I felt guilty with my readers. I hope you all know that I truly am humbled by those of you who choose to read my ramblings and especially those who take a moment to share your thoughts. Imagine my delight when I signed in and realized I had 53 new comments! Take a moment, smile, feel elated and flattered all at once…
Now imagine my reaction when I realized that all 53 comments were spammers. I don’t know if other bloggers receive spam the way my blog does, but for the record, I have a message for all you spammers out there trolling around… (now would be the moment to make the children leave the room)…Spammers, you suck!
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I hope all of you readers are off to a good start in this year of 2013. Although initially I began this blog as a way to keep track of the different developments of my culinary life and to start building a base for the IPCSP, I also write for those who choose to read. I love hearing from people so please feel free to share about your new beginnings this year, your thoughts on spammers or even random responses to my posts. I read it all, even the spam, as you can tell.
Now back on track I will share a few pictures from how my year is starting off and next post we will get back to the festival updates from Mission Europe 2.