Friday, September 11, 2009

Blogging Bliss

Ooh, I am in love. (Don't tell Husband; I'll get over it.) Mark Bittman writes a cooking/eating blog, Bitten, for the New York Times. And does that man write like a cool breeze on a summer day. Here's his column on boiling lobsters -- but don't stop there. He's got plenty more to say. Some of it's a little weird, like rhapsodizing over "sticks of foie gras wrapped in cotton candy and the crispy cones filled with cauliflower cream and American caviar." (Ech.) One of my other favorites, Cheap Healthy Good, hops on the Strange wagon now and then. A few off-road jaunts are still worth the trip.

Simple Dollar is doing good stuff lately, too. His substitutions list will save you effort and money. I've also enjoyed his advice on synergy ("the more you do it, the better you get"), and improving yourself every chance you get.

"Here's the real message," Trent says, "The difference between the successful and the non-successful appears in how they “waste” their time. People who succeed spend almost all of their time doing something that in some way improves themselves, their relationships, or their career situation. That’s not accomplished by idling."

Good advice. Good stuff.


Allison Ann Aller said...

Amen, sister!

Sue Cahill said...

I hope quilting counts as valuable time wasting!!!

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

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