The next time I post, The Magical Buffet will be three years old! Thus giving this website the distinction of having lasted longer than my college career. Gifts are not necessary, but I will mention that the contemporary third anniversary gift is leather and traditional is crystal or glass. Do with that information what you will.
I have a bunch of odds and ends to share with you all, and since it’s my party, I can ramble if I want to.
First, there are now four different ways to get your Magical Buffet fix. You can subscribe, and we email you each time a new article goes up, you can be our friend on My Space, where we post links to our articles in our blog along with other fun stuff, you can be our fan on Facebook, where we update our status to show links to our articles and they show up in your news feed, again, along with other fun stuff, and lastly, The Magical Buffet is now on Twitter, where if you follow us, our article links will magically show up on your home screen. To enjoy all my amusing, embarrassing, and enlightening thoughts, you definitely want to be our friend, fan, and/or follower. Just fear me, love me, do as I say and I will be your slave.
I’m pleased to say that we have more readers than ever, and that they’re going through our archives reading our older articles. This makes me so happy because there is some great stuff in there! One little note though, when we publish articles from guest authors or organizations, we provide links to their websites whenever possible. As much as I’d like to think that all of our past contributors still visit our website regularly, it’s probably safe to assume that they do not check in for comments posted to their articles that were published a year or two ago. If you have questions, please contact the contributor through their website. If you cannot find contact info for them, feel free to email the administrator here and we’ll try to help you out.
I’ve had a few people comment about my pho and mofongo articles. They want to know what restaurants I went to and some suggest I should do restaurant reviews. It’s unlikely I’ll ever do full on restaurant reviews because honestly, I’m easy. If the food is good and I don’t have to do dishes, it’s pretty awesome. However, since both the place where I tried pho and the place where I tried mofongo were really great I’ll tell you. I had the pho at Van’s Vietnamese and the mofongo was at Casa Dominicana, both in Albany, NY, neither have a website. If you try them, tell them I sent you…they’ll have no clue as to what you’re talking about.
Another frequent question, where are you at on the 1018 page House healthcare bill? All indicators point to what I knew when I started, this is not even remotely the bill we’re going to be getting. However, I fully intend on doing that which Newt Gingrich couldn’t do, read the whole bill. I have under 300 pages left. I’ll probably just do a sum up article when I finish the cursed document.
Just one more reminder that I, like anyone who is totally bad ass, will be at the Northern New York Paranormal Expo on October 24, 2009. If you come out, be sure to find me and say “hi”, I’ll be the one shoving my business card at anyone who will take it.
As always, I thank all of you for your support! Your enthusiasm for The Magical Buffet has made it possible to reach the 3 year milestone. Thank you.