If you blog on WordPress you may know of Freshly Pressed. If you’re not on WordPress than in a nutshell, Freshly Pressed highlights particular WordPress bloggers posts. Rarely, do I re-post about a Freshly Pressed blog or blog posting. However, this post from Matt Posky called Ghost Dogs and the new American Dream is one not to be missed. This is a comical and demented commentary on how to raise a superior child in a post American Dream world. It had me and my husband laughing out loud as I read it. Does this post have the slightest bit of optimism, you may ask. Well, no. But it’s Monday, most American workers are pessimist this day anyway.
Category Archives: Post of the Day
I’ve been thinking about childhood a lot lately. Maybe it’s because as us adults know the weight of the world can seem to come crashing down on us. Quite often I believe the amount of the weight would be significantly lighter if during childhood parents took more care in teaching children their inherent worth and personal style-and to be proud of it. Lilly Lemontree’s post highlights this great little fashionable story book she shares with her daughter called When Royals Wore Ruffles by Pamela Jaber and Chesley McLaren. While it’s an alphabet book about fashion (something I LOVED as a little girl and still do today), I think it may impart some needed wisdom to our girls, like above. “A is for Attitude! An Absolute must. It’s not the size of your bow, your mother’s pearls, or parading about in high, high, heals. It’s the spring in your step…” That is good advice, something girls, and I know plenty of women, need.
On the way to work today, my husband sang to me the Mommas and the Pappas: “Monday Monday, can’t trust that day. Monday Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way.” He was not relaying his feelings, but mine…as he is annoyingly optimistic on Mondays. So while in the depths of my Monday doldrums I came upon a tweet on Twitter with a soon to be inspiring link. You see there’s a reason why some (most) of us don’t like Monday morning. Equally, there is a way out of it. What is great about the Tiny Buddha post is that she doesn’t sugarcoat the effort to become happy. But I think we know by now that if it was that easy we would be exhibiting those feelings already. Therefore, if you want to be happy, follow the Tiny Buddha.
Post of the day-Zen Can Cook, October 18, 2009
White Truffle & Hazelnut Macarons (Macaron Truffe Blanche et Noisette du Piedmont)
I am captivated by baked goods. In fact my husband has said to me on many occasion: “You’ll lose your fortune to baked goods.” True indeed, especially this one. Now when Mr. Zen Chef (the blogger) says: “To be perfectly honest, you have to be a little bit nutty to even consider making these macarons. Fresh white truffles cost a bundle but was it worth using the precious in a macaron?” I am captivated- not only by the picture of this delicacy, but by its acknowledged monetary exclusivity. I must make them. I must blog about them. I must share them with the world. Even the Zen Chef’s commentator , Jen, who stated: “at $4500 a pound at my black market source in LA and the fact that the macaron has managed to best me 5 times now, I’m thinking this is one of the posts that I just enjoy gazing at. beautiful!”-can’t even scare me. I have to try to make them. So should you. So this weekend I will be searching out the expensive Alba Truffle (I’ll practice my macaron making first before adding the truffle) because when provided a golden opportunity one must take it.
Follow my quest for Macaron Truffe Blanche et Noisette du Piedmont on Twitter.
Post of the day-Bon Appetit Hon, September 28, 2009 (http://bonappetithon.com)
Cookie Monster (Bon Appetit Hon blog)
I really think that the picture says it all. Maybe because I just finished dinner and I’m jonesin for a sweet. While it is too late for me to cook these I know what I will be doing this weekend. Why? Because the recipe calls for butter, sugar, chocolate, coconut, butter, caramel…and did I mention butter (this description is not from me, but the authoress herself from Bon Appetit Hon)? I can’t think of a more perfect thing to bake this coming fall weekend, and then to eat while watching the Twin Cities Marathon…
Post of the Day-The Hannibal Blog, Sept. 22, 2009 (http://andreaskluth.org)
So as you may know, for this blog and for my own personal preference I am always reading other’s blogs. It came to me today..why not have a Post of the Day, occasionally that might appeal to you, the readers of Blog Revue. Now it’s quite possible that the Post of the Day comes from a blog that has not or may never be revue’d here. But that is okay. All that matters is the potential interest factor. Therefore, the first post of the day is…
Mythos and logos: Armstrong v. Dawkins (The Hannibal blog)
Essentially the post is God v. Atheism as argued by Karen Armstrong and Richard Dawkins, scholars, to the question “Where does evolution leave God?” This is an interesting post with mostly intelligent attached comments to it from his readers. But who would expect less from The Hannibal blog creator Andreas Kluth writer for the Economist.