Week-end Review: Travels around the Blogiverse this week

Many thanks to Kathleen of Boarding in My Forties for sharing the One Lovely Blog Award with me! Kathleen and I are relatively new blog acquaintances, but we’ve got a good bit in common – books and blogging, living in California, our age group – and I’m glad to have gotten to know her. If you haven’t met her yourself yet, go visit her blog and correct that oversight soon!

I’m breaking the “pass it on” rule here, but if you’d like to consider yourself awarded, please do!

New Arrivals in my Google Reader

Dispatches: Links of the Week

Blogging: it’s NOT what the kids today are up to (fine by me! they can stay off my lawn, too!). But it does make for some pretty great conferences… One of the things (unofficially) discussed at a recent conference: why “writing for free” is sometimes worth it

How Twitter can save your life (the work-related part of it, anyway)….and how it changed Wil Wheaton’s

The long and short of life depends on where you view it

Being part of an established couple doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll love Valentine’s Day. Sort of related: if it’s really about the wedding and not the marriage, why not just acknowledge it?

Say it, or just spell it out? (As for me, I’m the wordy type.)
Sending condolences to Dreamybee and Nymeth on their recent losses of Buster and Zacarias, respectively (and my thanks to those who continue to leave consoling comments about Gypsy). On a more cheery pet-related note, go and vote for your favorite Beautiful (four-legged and furry) Babies in A Novel Menagerie‘s annual contest (through February 21).

**QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Are you Buzzing? **

“Spiritual, Not Psychic,” via Not Always Right
Bookstore | Florida, USA
Customer: “I would like help finding a book.”
Me: “Sure, what’s the title?”
Customer: “Well, I don’t know.”
Me: “Okay, who is the author?”
Customer: “I don’t know.”
Me: “Okay, can you tell me the subject and maybe we can still find it.”
Customer: “It’s for a friend. It’s about spiritual something.”
(I search ’spiritual’ just to see what happens.)
Me: “Okay, my computer is showing over 6,000 results. Is there anyway we can narrow the search?”
Customer: “Isn’t that your job?”

Friday Fill-ins #163

1. Pickles will be removed from my plate and offered to someone who can actually stand them.
2. Things are quieter than they used to be at home.
3. The snow is somewhere else!! (Yes, I live in California and I am gloating. )
4. Her hair was one of those colors that is never found in nature.
5. It’s 5:16 PM; that means I’ll probably be home within the next fifteen minutes. (No, I’m not blogging from the road – it was NOT 5:16 PM in my time zone when I wrote this!)
6. Time for all the things I’d like to do is hard to find.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to unwinding, tomorrow my plans include whatever comes up and Sunday, I want to celebrate Valentine’s Day with something chocolate (so I guess I’ll do some baking)! (And be glad I have the day off on Monday, too – Happy President’s Day!)

Have a great weekend!

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  1. I don't mind pickles, but I do take them off my hamburgers.

    I don't know what to think abut Buzz. I kind of feel the same way about Wave; do I really need it?

    Have a good weekend!

  2. JJR – Same to you. Thanks for stopping by!

    JDM – I live in LA. I see unnatural hair all the time. And the way I handled the award is mostly lazy and indecisive, I think, but I did it anyway :-D.

    Alyce – Hope you enjoy 'em – it's a good crop this week!

    Marice – I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who is NOT a fan of pickles :-).

    Kathy (Bermudaonion) – I think Buzz has some potential, but it's still to be realized. Right now, it seems too redundant with other social-media sites.

    Mike – I order the burger without them :-).

    I get what you mean about Buzz. So far, I've seen one advantage; if I follow people on both Buzz and Twitter AND they've connected their Twitter to Buzz, I find their tweets easier (if not necessarily sooner). Otherwise, I'm still kind of neutral about it, I think.