Saturday Six #104

Saturday Six 104It was nice to have a quiet week, lots of catching up and resting.  I have started looking at BlogHer logistics, but honestly the thought of traveling back to New York at this moment and with that insane heat makes me want to take a nap!  The weather has been gorgeous here in San Francisco, beautiful sunny skies, but only in the 70′s perfect (for me).  I hate the fact that 4th of July is on a Wednesday this year, I have just the one day off in the middle of the week…that’s no fun!

I am happy to be back to a regular Saturday Six cycle and hope that means I am on a roll, getting back into a blogging groove, I might even starting getting those road trip posts out sometime soon.  They are looming over me and I want to get pen to paper!  Until then, hope you’ll be happy with this week’s picks.

[1] Summertime means lots of extra kids and teens in the movie theater.  Not always a good thing. Although Mr. Misadventures and I tend to go to the first showing which filters out a lot of late sleepers, it is not always possible and I really can’t stand obnoxious people at the theater, it ruins the whole experience.  It is the one thing I wish I could change about the movie-going experience.  I wonder if my parents had to deal with the same nonsense when they went, seems to me it wasn’t quite the same because of the whole cell phone thing, etc.  Anyway, I love this comic from The Oatmeal the details what the perfect movie theater layout should be!

[2] Writing about food is not easy. There are only so many ways you can something is good.  That’s why I have a real appreciation for extremely talented food reviewers.  The more creative the better.  And this review by The Epicurean Zealot called the Tale of Two Delis was definitely not your standard sandwich write up!

[3] Food photography takes special skills to.  I have learned that my personal taste for macro shots is not necessarily what the trend is in terms of food photography (many, many rejections from Food Gawker pounded that point into my head!).  Food being one of my favorite subjects for photos, I think I would love to take a food styling/photography class and where better to take it than in France?  After seeing this post from La Tartine Gourmande summarizing the workshop she attended, I want to do one sometime soon!

[4] I spent many years of my life controlling, or trying to control my surroundings.  It was exhausting and I was a very unhappy person. Ten years ago I had an epiphany.  I just woke up and said “it’s miserable being you” and I decided to “let go” and just be happy.  I stopped trying to control every little aspect of my life and just live it.  It is the best thing that ever happened to me and I am thankful every day that it happened to me sooner rather than later.  Leo Babauta of Zen Habits wrote a great post this week called “allow” which talks about control and allowing things to happen.  It was a great affirmation that I did the right thing.

I have mentioned my opinions on organic and healthy food before, how it is a shame that it seems that only people of a certain means have access to these types of products and it should be available to all.  Fast food, non-organic food and mass-produced food should not be the only option for those with lower incomes. That’s why the next two posts piqued my interest and I have added to this week’s selections.

[5] The Slate had an excellent essay on the food class warfare. It think it very fairly looks at multiple aspects of this question concerning what people in the country eat based on food choices and economic choices.  It is not always as clear cut as it seems.  But I love the opening paragraph about foodies getting branded as elitists, I must have been living in France during the Alice Waters interview because I never heard the quote from her, “Some people want to buy Nikes, two pairs. And some people want to eat Bronx grapes and nourish themselves.”  Right on!

[6] One of my recent blog discoveries when it comes to food is Food Republic, there are tons of great posts everyday about every aspect of food, restaurants and dining.  I really got a kick out of this post on “how Whole Foods created a new breed of shopper.”  It is interesting to think that Whole Foods continues to have a much beloved status (from those who can afford to shop there) while places like Starbucks are reviled (although don’t count me in there, I start my day every morning in a Starbucks!).  I found the post humorous yet thought provoking.  And while I shop a lot at my local Berkeley Bowl, I sometimes go to Whole Foods just to have a better customer experience.  There is a consistency with Whole Foods that is very zombie-like, as the author of the post alludes too!

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?

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  1. I just found your blog this morning by googling blogs by women which took me to blogsbywomen dot org. It’s always fun to see what everyone else is blogging about. My blogs doesn’t have a niche. My husband and I just blog about things we love – travel, food, some sports, and everyday life.

    As I’ve found your blog now about two of our favorite things – France and food, I’ll load you to my reader.

    Sharon

  2. @Sharon, hi and welcome! I look forward to checking out your blog, sounds like we have a lot of things in common!

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