Question: How do you keep up with blogs? I’m a Google Reader addict, but I’ve noticed only a tiny percentage of my readers get here via G-reader (or, apparently any RSS aggregators).
Also, who’s ever got a flu shot? Yes, I just pimped my immune system – my first one turned out to be relatively painless, and free thanks to work (I know you don’t believe in them SS4BC, but after my hellish 2010 I’m going to grasp any chance I can get at wellness – I got nothing to lose and everything to gain). 24 hours later I can lift my arm with virtually no ache and the cold I’ve been fighting all week is receding – although the latter I credit to my own copious drinking of warm fluids and keeping my chest warm rather than the jab, obviously.
Fajr guests on Yes and Yes with thoughts on freelancing on the side. (IMO, a great way to dip your toe in if feasible.)
Buck Inspire says “Don’t quit your day job” in response to those who are thinking about full time blogging.
Probably Tabitha explains her new career path and how she arrived at it – totally inspiring.
New fave professional blog: Bullish, this week featuring the argument for talking about money, because assumptions frankly benefit nobody.
Krystal mulls over what it takes to be a PF blogger.
Well Heeled shares her initial sub-$10k wedding budget.
According to Wiki, Blondies are a southern dessert bar. Okay, I’m sold, especially if there’s peanut butter involved (via Joy of Caking).
Tortillas are SO overpriced, but I’ve yet to tackle making my own. Lisa’s Foods shows me that I have no excuse.
Cinnamon rolls have also long been on my radar, and now I have a new (yeastless) recipe to play with thanks to Iowa Girl Eats.
The latest from D:ALS. Orange almond cake. Yes? Yes. I thought so.
Pear walks us through the process of sushi-making.
Any other lapsed Asians may appreciate the chance to reclaim lotus root with this recipe at Not Eating Out in New York.
I’m also adding these potsticker dumplings to my folder (what’s with the name, anyway?).
On a different note, Musings of an Inappropriate Woman has been doing the Live Below the Line challenge and here she reflects on the experience.
Sarah at Yes and Yes responds to a reader (a Communications student, at that) question about, I guess, figuring crap out post-graduation (titled How to Become a Grownup).
A Cat of Impossible Colour shares some great quotes about writing and inspiration.
And Geek in Heels shares a neat online tool for SLR newbies.
Will I ever feature a roundup without linking to APW? Not if they keep churning out amazing stories like this – a tale of loving and standing by a recovering addict.
Hannah Katy penned my favourite Mother’s Day post of all. Read it here.
Bonus: a video via Molly at These Little Moments of her friend’s marriage proposal! It kind of reminds me of the proposal in Meet the Parents. (But I gotta say. Is this where you eat your lunch in primary school? That’s kinda depressing. One thing I love about the NZ schooling system is from your first year to your last, you go outside to eat. Where, exactly, is up to you, be it on the field, outside the library, by the gym, the benches between F and G blocks…It’s not so much fun when it rains, of course, and you have to take refuge in the hall or the classroom. But y’know, that NEVER happens, especially in Auckland…)