Let’s start with the giveaway winners from the Q-Tips® Quick Tip Detail Your Car Post.
Commenters 1 aka MariaKunze, 31 RevancheGS (not sure how the heck that happened since it was saying you couldn’t comment, weird!), & 15 CMarie, come on down. Well, actually just email your shipping info to firstname.lastname@example.org. That’d be great! Please put Q-Tips Quick Tip Winner in the subject of your email. I use Random.org to “draw” the numbers.
I have gotten rid of the LiveFyre commenting platform. I really like the people, but too many of you were having issues. Everyone cross your fingers that the spam bots and slaves (yes, there are companies out there that exploit people in poverty stricken areas and pay them teeny amounts of money to comment on websites in an attempt to increase a site’s rankings with the search engines, it’s disgusting and won’t work long term) go nuts. I teach people and companies about Search Engine Optimization -that’s how you tell search engines what your website is actually about, so it can be found by awesome users, like you. There’s no magic, it’s just work and too often people want to take the shortcut and that’s why we end up with spam slaves. (It’s a sore subject, don’t get me started.) Please let me know if you run into any problems. I know a couple of you tried to log in with Facebook and Twitter over the weekend, but I’ve gotten that all straightened out and fixed since then. Why not give it a test run and let me know if things are working? Thank you in advance.
I’m gearing up for the big pre-Turkey Day shindig I have every year. This year I’ll have four turkeys (thirtyish people and and I want leftovers- they will all be brined, fried, and ugly but awesome, as I need the oven space). Other than that, I’m thinking of having the sides that people would riot without and then going with an Italian-American theme. Stephanie, your husband should have said something about this to you (stern look @Jared). Since I’ve covered most of the standard American fare, my plan is to take a different ethnic angle each year. This isn’t set in stone, we’ll see what’s happening next year or how it plays out this year.
Once again, I am working with Butterball, but I won’t be visiting their headquarters this year.
I’m thinking of taking all of the info from the past 5 *gulp* Countdowns and assembling them into an ebook and hosting it either here or on Amazon. It will have the full get ready for T-Day schedule, recipes, etc all in one handy place. I’m thinking of charging a nominal fee just to cover the time I’ll put into it, but anyone will be able to get the info as it is published here on the site, just like always. I’m not taking anything away, just offering a different delivery format.
I got an email from the people I work with at Method and I’m thrilled to say that there are some exciting things coming down the pipe on Monday. /teaser For those of you looking for your dryer spray, the post office is on my schedule for tomorrow. (Errand day, go figure)
Unrelated to anything, I found my pile o’ recipes that have been missing for a year. Don’t ask. I’m not sure how you can lose a pile of paper over an inch tall, but it happened and I’ve got it back, and yay.
I think that brings us all up to speed.
So how you doin? /my Joey Tribbiani voice.