I truly thought that this was going to be my easiest week of blogging yet. Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men, my friends. I have posted everyday so far! Since people’s attention spans are quite short, I know that I am probably speaking to about 3 of you. Stay with me, I have something to say.
First off, Happy Birthday Mami! Today is my Momma’s B-day and I wanted to shout her out. But she doesn’t read blogs, so I think I’ll call her.
What is an iFriend? I call these the friends we make online. The “i” stands for impersonal. You good people know me as Lazaro, and I cook. I am the dude in the photo with the Mohawk. Or am I? How do you know?
There is a great scene in the beginning of the film Closer. Clive Owen plays a doctor and we find him in his office between patient visits exchanging sexually explicit emails with someone who he thinks is a woman. We come to find out that he’s actually exchanging emails with Jude Law, a dude, who is having a grand old time fucking with his mind. The point is, it’s pretty damn impersonal.
The blogging world is exceedingly positive. That is a good thing. But lets be honest, much of it is fake as hell. Not all dishes are great. Not all recipes are fantastic. Nobody is a nice person all the time.
That’s just keeping it real. I like real. I live in real. I detest bullshit. I am not everyone’s proverbial “Cup of Tea.” I try to be myself, though. All the time. I say what’s on my mind and really do not give a shit if anyone likes me.
I respect people that have something to say. I do not advocate cruelty, or bloggers spewing venom on other people's sites. However, I do get a kick out of the ones that aren't afraid to let loose and be honest when they comment. Your names are on the tips of my fingers but I won't single you out.
I have what I call, “My Peoples”. My special group. These are foodies that I have had the privilege of getting to know on a more intimate level.
Have I met any in person? No.
Have I spoken to any on the phone? Yes.
Have I made any significant worthwhile connections? In my opinion, Yes.
Whether it’s on Facebook, email, or chatting on google chat. You know who you are. We chat about…
1, Why we puree everything?
2. Our favorite local hidden gem restaurants
3. Your new business venture
4. Your kids
6. Number 5
8. The next Quickies Challenge
9. 5 Star joints - (as in restaurants)
10. Our love of sustainable fish and organic foods
Thank you for enriching my blogging adventure. You’ve been and will continue to be one of my greatest sources of inspiration. I would give you every award in the blogosphere. You know that!
This was given to me by one of “My Peoples” Alisha from The Ardent Epicure. Alisha is one of the most supportive friends around. Do yourself a favor, just click on the above highlighted link and say hello to her. I guarantee you will thank me for it.
Take this award and give it to someone who’s made an impact in your blogging life.
No rules, just right. Do it because you feel like it.
I want to single out two special people. These two friends are incredibly talented, but more importantly to me, exceedingly supportive. Please get to know them.
LeQuan from luvtoeat
Patty from Patty's Food
That's it for now...till we exchange a few words again...Peace!