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Fellow Interweb people, it’s time to meet.

I’ve been introduced to a lot of cool people on the Internet, but I really haven’t met many in person. I think it’s time to change it. I’ve written about Melody Bar & Grill before. They’re holding a little Blogger Get Together this Thursday. Please join me so that I can put some faces to the hilarious comments I see floating on the Internet.

Do foodies only hang out with foodies?

I’ve met a variety of people both online and away from the computer because of my food adventures. They don’t all run in the same circles, but something I noticed about them is that they only seem to hang out with other food bloggers. Their food adventures almost always seem to involve at least one other online food personality. This strikes me as odd. What about all your other friends that aren’t online food personalities?

Almost none of my friends have online presence other than Facebook. To them Michelle and I are the King and Queen of the Internet. I really do enjoy being called that. While I have nothing against sharing a meal with someone I’ve met online through a common interest of food, I’d much rather share that meal with a close friend that I’ve known for a long time.

So what’s the deal? Have I not given myself the opportunity to get close to people just because I’ve met them through the Internet? Am I too attached to my existing circle of friends? Are all the food bloggers transplants that start from scratch in the friends department and they flock to those similar to them? Did all the non food blogging friends get sucked into the world of food blogging? Maybe it’s that food bloggers are all opinionated assholes and no one else can stand to be around them? I know it’s not this one. Not ALL of you anyway. (I kid!)

Help me understand the social dynamics of food bloggers. Am I missing something or am I  just a rare breed in the fold?

Who wants a personal assistant?

I ran across this service through a link shared by my cousin Trevor. Fancy Hands is a service that allows you to have a personal assistant for $30/month by sourcing it to the cloud. It goes beyond the step of just getting information for free on the Internet and actually has someone do things for you. I wonder what accent your personal assistant will have, because they’re sure not going to use American labor for this. Sanjay, Ping, or Shamus will have to do for making my plans.

Let me know if you try this out and how you like the service. I’d be curious. I don’t need this service, because I’m getting married. I have a personal assistant, chef, and maid.

Hello michellewoo.com readers.

I’ve been keeping some form of blog for about ten years, way back when I had to edit HTML by hand and upload it every time I made a change. Back then it wasn’t even called a blog; it was just called a website, and I was the only one that really kept a personal one amongst my friends. I was kind of the (Internet) world.

Then came Michelle, and by comparison I got a lot less cool. I bet 80% of my readers are actually her readers first. I get the collateral traffic. Take today for instance. The day isn’t even  over, and she’s spiked my traffic just like she did five days ago.

I guess I’ll just have to stick with being the cool one in real life.

And I support Google

Google just made clear it’s stance on national broadband. I agree with Eric Schmidt and his giant company. Let’s bring our countries infrastructure up to speed and jump start our economy. Maybe then I will get my flying car…

I should be on the list. I’m the plus one.

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I always joke about riding Michelle’s coat tails to fame and glory, but it’s absolutely true. Take a look at my stats over the last thirty days. A single mention more than triples my daily traffic. This isn’t even close to her full audience, just the small fraction that can stomach my offensive rants and is willing to click through.

A Question for Food/Lifestyle Bloggers

How do you save money? Do you save money? I read your blogs and wonder, “How much money do these people make at their jobs to be able to roll in style all the time? I wonder if they’re saving up money to buy homes.”

Where is the money saving guide on night life? Maybe I need to stop worrying about saving up for the future and live now. How do you do it?

Fuck You Cox Support

Cox is my ISP, and they provide great service when everything’s working. Their support, however, is quit lacking.

Tonight I found myself needing to recover a password for my mom. I waited in the queue for twenty minutes for the account representative to chat with me. Half way through the chat, the support representative left the chat room, came back in, and then signed out and closed the chat. No answer to my question. They didn’t even send a chat transcript to my email.

Suck it, Cox Internet.

Flash on the Boob Tube

If you clicked to my website because of the title, you are going to be sorely disappointed. Well maybe you won’t be if you are a huge nerd. Ars Technica is running an article about Internet ready televisions getting access to an optimized Flash for HD content. Today is the day we start to ditch cable and make all data and media Internet based. If only we could get those assholes at the ISPs to stop looking at bandwidth caps and bandwidth throttling as a legitimate means to earn more money so we can deliver more content via means like this.

Can’t Kick Your Ass…Even On the Internet

I’ve been writing something every day for about two weeks now and my readership is way up, reaching last week’s peak of sixty seven visitors in one day. That’s not bad for someone that writes about random ideas that float into his head. I was feeling pretty good about it all and then Michelle tweeted this. One nod from michellewoo.com and my daily traffic doubled. I’ve had a website for over eleven years. Two years in the game and she’s already surpassed me ten fold.

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I can’t say I’m the cool one in the relationship anymore. I don’t think I ever was, but this concrete proof is just a slap in the face. I’ll just have to resort to being the sexy, smart, funny one. You win some. You lose some.