The world is practically standing still with all the Olympics stuff. Strangely enough, I have not watched a single second. I have not followed anything on Facebook or Twitter. The one time of day I thought I would get some highlights, the 30-minute French news broadcast that Mr. Misadventures and I watch each night, has not had one single word about the games. I found this really strange, I was actually outraged assuming the French didn’t care (maybe left over pissiness about not getting selected when London did…) but I went online to the major TV stations in France and see it is everywhere, so it must just be a TV5 thing.
Amazingly enough just catching 5 minutes of conversation here and conversation there I have managed to catch the highlights…how very analog! I have been very tired this week after long days at the computer and in meetings, so I have just been vegging out to multiple episodes of my favorite Food Network show, Chopped and finishing Marcus Samuelsson’s book, “Yes, Chef.” I have a week of travel ahead for events and meetings and Mr. Misadventures is off to Europe (lucky dog) so this weekend I wil be hanging out at home…except I am finally going to a photography class so I can begin to master my camera a bit more…should be interesting!
Lots of travel in this week’s Saturday Six selections, but what else is new?!
 Having just celebrate my four year blog birthday I am super excited to share in the celebration of Kristin of Camels & Chocolate’s 5-year blogiversary! Camels & Chocolate is one of my favorite blogs, one that I read every day (you can tell by the number of times she has been mentioned here!). Kristin’s attitude is ‘go big or go home’ and the party she is throwing over on her blog is big. She’s recently had some great experiences aboard multiple Semester at Sea voyages and she is giving away a 25-day cruise! Besides that great incentive, I loved revisiting her favorite posts which she included as well as some fan favorites. Go check them out and get yourself entered to win!
 I was thrilled when Mark of Migrationology invited me to participate in his collaborative post, “33 Foods Worth Traveling Across the World Just to Eat.” And just like my struggles with my Capture the Colour entry the only problem was deciding on one (which is why I had to do More Capture the Colour!). I did finally narrow down my selection and you can catch it at #31. But fare warning, do not read this if you are hungry! I love these group posts, it’s always fun to see what resonates with other travelers around the world!
 Imagine an apartment in Paris that had not been touched since 1900. What you would find inside would be fascinating (at least to me). Well that is exactly the story that Messy Nessy Chic uncovered and shared with us in her post “The Paris Time Capsule Apartment.” The story is intriguing!
 When you are an expat and return “home” for a visit, there are many cultural nuances that can be one part entertaining and one part annoying! When I was living in France and would come home one of the things that annoyed me most was how people drove, but that is just me! This week Julochka of Moments of Perfect Clarity shared what is currently bothering her as she visits South Dakota.
 I stumbled upon the most amazing idea this week implemented in two different methods. Commenting for charity, have you heard of this? One place I spotted it was in a SITS Girls daily spotlight, in this case It’s Just Life written by Beth Ann Chiles who donates money every single month to a different charity. She gives 50 cents per comment to someone in need. I love that idea! I also read a post on Uppercase Woman doing something similar but donating comments on a certain day, in this case her Blogust: Shot@Life’s Blog Relay. What a cool way to raise money!
 If you have been reading this blog the last couple of months you might have heard me mention that I have been struggling a bit, a little rut, not feeling the blog love, going through a mid-blog crisis perhaps. I have friends like Jennifer and a blog design project in the works that have been helping me turn it around, but one thing for sure is that I have never doubted my love for blogging. Jennifer of Hip as I Wanna Be wrote a great post this week that was sort of a self-affirmation for herself, but she helped me! ”For the love” may help you too.
 Speaking of Jen, she played around this week writing in a different style that I was certainly intrigued with. Jen is always pushing the envelope on JenX67, innovating, experimenting all for the benefit of her readers. The post, “Generations Lost in Space: Underemployed and Overeducated in America” really captured my attention. The story (or stories) touched at my heart and I think you may be moved by them too.
That’s it for this week!
A little housekeeping:
> I am happy to announce that Sonya Neal (no url provided) won the $100 Amazon gift card that I was giving away to celebrate my blog birthday.
How about you? Have any good posts you discovered in your blogosphere journeys that you want to share? How do you discover new blogs?