Sunday, January 11, 2009

Cocktail Hour

I have an acme juicer. With it I make juice. What you see there is a very, very good friend enjoying a juicetini, for lack of a better description.

It's made with vodka, beet, carrot and fennel juice. I just added 2 or 3 jiggers of rose syrup to mine and it might be a tad too rosey but I think it's nice.

Next one I mix for 2, or three gets some.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

New year.

I've been at this blog for a few months and added a free google thing that tracks lots of stuff. From that I've figured out that I have few regulars. Two from Texas that I think are friends. Somebody from outside Philly, probably somebody, perhaps a few in Pittsburgh itself, though that's harder for me to figure because I visit this page a lot myself, especially when I am editing. There's also someone in the North Hills of Pittsburgh that checks in once in a while too.

That's not much, but not bad for something I haven't properly promoted. Overall I think I have had about 100 unique visitors, well maybe 200, tops.

Yesterday I had 2 visitors who searched on 'amethyst artichokes'. I figure that they are wondering about their order from Pleasant Valley like I am. I'm sorry to say I gave them no reason to come back. I think they were from California.

I'd love it if somebody outed theirself a little by leaving an inocuous comment but it's not required. I suppose if I had 100s of followers I'd be less curious about you individually. We'll see where this is a year from now.

The plain photo above is a front yard plot freshly planted with violas and cabbage. I had cleared it of numerous weeds as well as a weed tree, tree of paradise, to be exact. I had yet to spread any compost. Looks pretty plain doesn't it? It was quite an improvement over what was there though.