Another week that went by like a blur. I was genuinely excited to go see Dark Knight today, now it seems tainted by the events that took place in Colorado and I won’t be going. Yesterday was not an easy day for those of us who work in social media (of course it is nothing compared to the families and friends of the victims), particularly if you work in the entertainment ecosystem like I do.
We don’t pre-schedule posts but we didn’t check the news before posting in the morning, so our regular “weekend at the movies” seemed insensitive. Keeping calm while crafting and dealing with situations like this is an important and stressful part of the job. It is also rewarding when you get it right.
In any case, I hope that you don’t have to deal with stress like that this weekend and my heart goes out to people who know the victims, like Jen. The world is not always a happy place.
To take your mind off things a bit (if that is possible) here are this week’s picks for Saturday Six:
 Speaking of Jennifer she wrote a post on one of my favorite topics, retro signs. I have a fascination with these old signs and I am constantly making Mr. Misadventures pull off the road to take photos of them. Despite there being a ton of them in San Francisco, they really are starting to vanish from many places all over the country which makes me kind of sad. Jen has great info and insight as well as her own musings on them. She already blogs every day, has a radio show, and a job, but she has decided to keep her life unboring by launching a photography based newsletter and a greeting card business too! I love her!
 I am a big fan of having a drama-free life. I know plenty of people who thrive on it or just can’t seem to get past anything. That’s why I really appreciated The Paper Mama‘s post called, “Don’t like it, leave.” I used to have a boss that said don’t complain about something unless you have an alternative. I don’t like complaints and negativity and there is nearly always a choice to move on or move past.
 Of course I have a list, a very long list, of places I want to eat at in Paris. One that I bug my hubby constantly about the moment we arrive, but have yet to get to, is L’As du Fallafel. Amy Glaze shared a post on a recent visit and it only makes me more determined to get there!
 One of the best parts of traveling (besides the food) is using my budding photography skills. It is a new hobby and there is no better way to practice than on trips, particularly road trips when you can just dump all your equipment in the back seat and go! I love this post from Matador Network that shows 38 of the world’s most inspiring routes for road trips, it just makes you want to hit the road!
 I myself am preparing my own version of the “Capture the Colour” competition sponsored by Travel Supermarket.com and I am loving the entries that I am seeing particularly the one from Matt of Landlopers, his first photos is one of my all-time favorite photos of his and GQ Trippin who did theirs with food!
 You guys know that I love fried chicken so I am always interested in a fried chicken story like the one that Michael Procopio shared on his blog Food for the Thoughtless in which he declared that Mrs. Webb’s Fried Chicken was the best in the world. I also love the combination of fried chicken in waffles which is served in many places, but Wanderlust wrote about falafel and waffle in San Francisco this week at Falafel Shoppe.
That’s it for this week!
A little housekeeping:
> Last Saturday we celebrated Bastille Day on Saturday Six #106 with a French-themed giveaway including a beautiful Paris bag from Kasia Dietz bags. You still have time to enter the giveaway which ends next week.
> Last Monday was my 4th blogiversary! I am celebrating my blog birthday by giving away a $100 Amazon gift card, come join the party!
How about you? Have any good posts you discovered in your blogosphere journeys that you want to share? How do you discover new blogs?