Saturday Six #61

Flew back from Boston today and landed into an absolutely gorgeous spring day in San Francisco.

I was attending the Radian6 User conference. Radian6 is a social media monitoring/listening tool that is basically the de facto standard for enterprise social media reporting and monitoring.  There was lots of good information and if there is anything I can filter down and share  with you I will certainly do that, first I have to digest it a bit.

Boston is an amazing city.  This was my third trip there and I am determined to go back in the autumn with Mr. Misadventures.  I will report on my foodie adventures later in the week.

I had plenty of airport time to get through a lot of blog reading and here are my selections for this week’s Saturday Six.

[1] A new blog read which I discovered via my Thrillist Portland newsletter, the Farmer General could be described as a literary food blog. They describe themselves as “an epicurean review emulating from Portland.” Whatever the case, the writers are quite talented and reading their posts is such a pleasure. This past week I couldn’t decide between posts I really liked.  One is a poem entitled “la petite creperie.” The second, “chicken vindaloo made easy outsourcing memories from the heritage factory part 1″ (part 2 and 3 were also published this week) is about food and travel, two of my favorite things.  I encourage you to read it, it is a very thought provoking post.

[2] Lacey of The Road is Life is feeling a little melancholy over the departure of several people in her life.  The ebb and flow of people and experiences can sometimes be daunting.  There is the comfort of the consistent routine, but then there is the call of new adventure. Sometimes when you have to say goodbye to people you have only known a few months, even if they have had a profound effect on your life, it can sometimes feel like summer camp.

[3] Like Amy who recently returned from Paris to live in New York, Anne of Prêt à Voyager is reminiscing over the impact Paris has on her life and how she is not ready to give it up.  There are beautiful photos and video in this post that make savoring Paris so easy to do, even for us who are far away.

[4] This dinner of the century described on Mad About Paris made me want to be a fly on the wall of that evening.  And I want to know how to get on the invite for the next one!

[5] Oh Joy! blog is been features a few times for my J’adore series, but she had a post this week I had to include.  She had me at the photo – a simple 2-3 minute egg with bread and radishes, I was hooked. There’s a short interview with Diana Yeh of The Jewels of New York, a food stylist.  I love reading about what people eat, I am such a food voyeur!

[6] This post from Melissa of Prête Moi Paris is actually from mid-March but it resurfaced this week with additional comments, including mine.  It is a post about how annoying it can be to interact with tourists who are completely clueless.  I have to say sadly that this includes a lot of Americans traveling abroad.  As Melissa wrote travelers should remember that they are GUESTS when they travel to another city, county or country.  It is often forgotten.

That it’s for this week!

How about you? Have any good posts you discovered in your blogosphere journeys that you want to share?

One last thing to note: today is National Passport Day in the U.S., so if you are an American with a passport get it out and kiss it, toast it or whatever you want to do to show it some love :-)

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Comments

  1. So glad to be included in such great company! Merci Andi!

  2. Thanks for adding the summer camp feeling to your list! It seems a few people could relate! Now, time to go discover the rest of these great sounding links!

    xx

  3. @Melissa, my pleasure!

  4. @Lacey, my pleasure!

  5. Love the look and feel of your blog! What a fun post and what a fun blog. Looking forward to reading your thoughts on our inaugural user conference.

    Trish (@Dayngr)
    Community Manager at Radian6

  6. @Trish, thanks I watched your tweets during the conference ;-)

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