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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Adjustable Bar Stools for the kitchen

Wouldn't now be a great time to update the bar stools for your kitchen island? I've been looking at adjustable bar stools for my kitchen island. I currently don't have any and have always wanted to add them. It would definitely help with all that goes on in my kitchen on game day. With the upcoming Super Bowl, now would be a great time to order.

The question is, do I go retro/diner?

or something sleek and modern?

or something simple?


We make a big deal here at the Diner about football games in general. Doing up a big spread every Sunday, as if it were Super Bowl Sunday. Part of the fun of each gathering is cooking together in the kitchen before the game and a bit during the game. The kitchen is the gathering place during the game and everyone chips in. Even the kids. Everyone gives their input on the main dish, sides and appetizers. Usually the adults handle the main dish and one or more of the kids tackle a side and an appetizer or two. Yes, even the younger kids pitch in. The kitchen is bustling with activity before, during and after the game as we watch the game on the big screen television while we get the food ready.

Last week's game day theme was Cuban food. We made Lechon Asado (Cuban Pork Roast), homemade Cuban Bread, Potato and Ham Croquettes, and Fried Plantains. We made Cuban sandwiches last week.
We set froze about a pound and a 1/2 of the Cuban Pork Roast and shredded it for Cuban Pork Tamales this coming week.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Do you have a stat counter?

I have had a stat counter for some time. I check it periodically...especially when I'm thinking of kicking the blog habit. I look at the numbers and think, is it worthwhile to continue blogging? Are people actually reading my blog? Then I look at other stats, like "Popular Pages", "Came From" (cuz it's interesting to see how new peeps came upon my blog.), "Keyword Analysis" (cuz it's always fun to see what keywords brought peeps to my blog.), "Visit Length" (cuz I just returned to EntreCard and I'm wondering how many peeps are dropping and running and not staying to read.), and the last one, "Visitor Paths".

"Visitor Paths" is an interesting one. Here are the recent stats:
United Communications Systems - Chicago, IL
SBC Internet Services - Sugar Grove, IL
SBC Internet Services - Danville, IL
Phillippine Long Distance Telephone - Cebu, Cebu City, Phillippines
One Communications Corporation - Rochester, NY
Israeli Government Network - Tel Aviv, Israel
Vietnam Post And Telecommunications Corporation - Hanoi, Dac Lac, Vietnam
Vodaphone Australia Pty - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Ovh Sas - France
Wideopenwest - Royal Oak, MI
Road Runner - Schnectady, NY
Verizon Internet Services - Freehold, NJ
Comcast Cable - Woodbury, NJ
SBC Internet Services - Hollywood, CA
Embarq Corporation - Zebulon, NC
Pt. Wireless Indonesia - Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
SBC Internet Services - Chicago, IL
Three - London, United Kingdom
Costco Travel - Issaquah, WA
Enternet International Ltd - Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Ok, so I get that all those SBC Internet Services are not all just coming from those cities. It has to do with where their internet service provider comes from. Often I will find that when a site lists where people came from it shows me as coming from Schaumburg, IL, even though I am nowhere near there, my internet service provider apparently is there.

Where are all these international peeps coming from and how are they finding me? Why is Israeli Government Network looking at my blog? I'm not spilling international government secrets here...or am I?

So do you have a stat counter? Do you obsess about the numbers? Do you drill down the categories and find some of this shyt fascinating?

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