Saturday Six #102

Saturday Six 102Woo-hoo, two weeks in a row, Saturday Six is on fire! Okay, sorry I am probably the only one excited about that accomplishment. Given my insane work schedule right now, it is an achievement to me.  Sadly due to two huge events for work I had to cancel my trip to BlogHer Food in Seattle, something I was really disappointed about.  I also missed an opportunity to see Lindsey of Lost in Cheeseland while she was visiting San Francisco and a chance to see Andi Perullo of My Beautiful Adventures in Los Angeles. Bummer.

I head to LA tomorrow to coordinate the social media for the unveiling of Dolby Theatre, the new home for the Academy Awards, its our coming out party and while there will be lots of cool stuff going on in the theatre and in the surrounding Hollywood & Hyland Center, for me it is work.  Monday the 18th I will be working (I would love to say attending, but that just isn’t the case!) the world premiere of Brave, the grand opening for the Dolby Theatre as it premieres Pixars latest film. Exciting as I have not seen a movie premiere, but still work…

From LA I will head to New York City to work an event at the flagship Sony store on Madison Avenue with LL Cool J and Grand Master Flash, I will no sooner land, then I will have to turn around and head home, I would love to stay a few days and eat!

All this to say if my posts are a bit erratic in the next two weeks, you’ll know why!

Also, you may be asking, “where the hell are the roadtrip posts?”

Well, I am going to borrow a phrase from Kristin of Camels & Chocolate by saying I have been having a “first-world problem,” which is that I took so many photos on the road trip that I don’t have enough space to store them on my half terabyte hard-drive so I had to get a one terabyte drive to store my existing library plus all the new photos I took. It has taken a few days to get the drive here and set-up, so I am just now getting to my 1000+ photos.

So the posts from my trip will be coming soon!  Promise!  That is enough about me, Saturday Six is all about other people and the fabulous posts I find while traveling through the blogosphere.  So here are this week’s picks!

[1] There are many interests that make up people’s lives and you always run into a wide cast of characters when sharing those interests or causes, like green living, education ,politics, etc.  But there is always one thing you can count on.  There will be people who take it way too far.  And that is the gist of Julochka of Moments of Perfect Clarity‘s post titled, “why can’t people just be normal?” And I could not agree more!

[2] In my life there is one edict I hold true to.  No drama. Life is too short for it.  That is not to say that dramatic things won’t happen to myself or the people I love, but I won’t put up with people who thrive on it, wallow in it, can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. Those people aren’t allowed in, and I have no problem cutting them out of my life.  They are wired differently and for some, they will never change.  Make me a bitch? Maybe. But, you know what? I don’t care.  However, I am not a complete block of ice and I sometimes wish that I could change them anyway.  Which is why I really appreciated a second post from Julochka called, “the erosion of life.”

[3] When Kristin of Camels & Chocolate left San Francisco to head home to Tennessee she did a great photo essay on what she will (and won’t miss) and while I think Spencer of The Traveling Philosopher is returning to the city by the Bay, he is on an extended road trip and wrote this wonderful photo essay on the 12 lessons he had learned from San Francisco in the past 12 months.  So many of the lessons are ones that I have learned along the way, others I am still working on.

[4] My mom’s side of the family is Portuguese and one thing about my grandparents having passed away is that a lot of the heritage they brought to the table during their lifetime has disappeared.  And while I have been to Portugal I have not been to Lisbon, a place that sometimes I want to visit, especially when I see photos like the ones in Food and the Fabulous post, while at other times, I am not so certain, like right after I watched the No Reservations show on the city and feel depressed.  One thing is certain, if you had the beautiful “ballotine of chicken breast filled with basil pesto and topped with olive tapenade and bread crumbs” in front of you, you cannot help but smile!

[5] Right now I am a stalker.  A puppy stalker.  I can’t help myself, the puppies from Fiber Farm are so stinking adorable!  The next generation of Shepherd Susie’s Maremma farm dogs made their debut outside the barn this week and said hello to the world.  You tell me if you can resist their cuteness.  Caution, you will get sucked in!

[6] Tory Hoen continues to be one of my most ardent blog crushes.  She rarely publishes to her own blog, although she does appear pretty regularly on Haven in Paris. So when I see a post of hers in my RSS feed, I am always thrilled.  Even if it is a post that talks about the struggle to find herself.  As someone who thrives on change, I understand the undertone of dissatisfaction, of too much normalcy.  Your friends and family begin to think you are strange…everything is going perfectly for you, but you still feel the need to escape, to mix things up, that constant wanderlust.  I get it.  I am sure she will figure it out.

That’s it for this week!

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

Comments

  1. Thanks Andi… I always enjoy discovering your Saturday 6… off to read them now… xv

  2. This is one of my favorite Saturday Six posts. I loved reading about Tory, and the photos on Camels and Chocolate, but the post about why can’t everyone be normal was spot-on. I love it. Oh, the puppies, too. I discover new blogs through Misadventures with Andi. I also enjoyed reading about your work adventures. Your career is so impressive. I bet you’re such a hard worker. Good luck in New York!

  3. @Jen, I love Julochka’s post too! Fun events, but lots of work!

  4. This is a great post! We loved all six items. :)

  5. Andi,
    Thank you so much for including me! I will in fact be returning to SF, but not until the fall, and will look forward to seeing what another year there has in store!

  6. I can’t believe you had to miss BlogHer Food! That is right up your alley!

  7. @Jennie, I know! SO sad about it!

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