This was the Week that Was, Vol. 1

Last Monday, I had mentioned that I was “gonna do a weekly update thing from now on”. And that has now manifested itself into This was the Week that Was, TW3 for short. It’s basically a round-up of blog posts that I found interesting, some new blogs that I’ve started reading, and a bit of an update on what’s gone on here. There’ll also be a mention of news from time to time. I hope y’all enjoy it πŸ™‚

Some blog posts that I really liked –

  • Duncan’s TV Ad Land featured some great ads that have been blocked from reairing on British TV because back in the 50s, eggs and toast was seen to be a balanced breakfast. Now you have to have juice.
  • Andrew G (formerly of Channel [V] and currently of Australian Idol) discussed a great insight that he got from emceeing an event featuring the Dalai Lama in Sydney
  • One of my favorite blogs is The Food Pornographer, where tfp, as she is known, photographs many of the meals she has. This week, a couple of the posts caught my eye –
    • Tuesday night dinner with friends – featuring a picture of a version of an Aussie burger, using chicken instead of the regular hamburger. It looks really delicious!
    • Monday work food – guilty! – Obviously we *do* have KFC here, but it’s always interesting to see how other countries serve the same kinds of food in the same restaurant. Of note are three things – 1) the soda in a can – here, it’s served in a cup like any other fast food restaurant, and the last time I’ve seen a can with a narrow opening was maybe 10 years ago; 2) No coleslaw – if it were me, I’d have that instead of the chips (fries). πŸ˜‰ 3) The bun. I had a look on the Aussie KFC website, and they don’t have the biscuits. Seriously, y’all are missing out on some goodness there.
  • Sky High Cork City from inphotos.org, with a great picture of Cork City in Ireland from the top of a parking ramp/garage/structure/deck.
  • Google held a Press Day in Paris this week, and released a bunch of facts and figures about their operations, highlighted at unofficial Google blog Google Operating System. The most interesting stat is that 20-25% of queries are brand new ones.
  • Anaglyph mentioned a story about the Royal Australian Navy preventing a boarding of one of their ships by Iranian forces. How, you might ask did they do this? Simple – by using some colourful language πŸ˜‰

Some of the new blogs I’ve started reading recently –

  • Memoirs of a Gouda, who I mentioned the other day for being willing to embrace swearing.
  • Alyndabear. She just bought herself a new domain, something that I am seriously considering doing at some time in the near future. She also received a bum blog review a couple weeks back, which is when I started reading – I have to say that their review was totally off-base.
  • A Byootaful Life; I know it was mentioned in Snos’ round up, but the post that got me was the one about the Digg Cake; specifically the words “boob cake”. πŸ˜‰ Yeah, I’m a perv :p
  • A Taste of Home. It was linked off of byootaful life, and is another foodie blog. You can’t get enough of those πŸ™‚

New blogs in the US Blogs Community:

I’ll be honest, while I’d love to invite every single blog in the US personally, there are only so many hours in the day, and so many blogs that I can comment on before I go a bit, well, silly. My goal, as I said last Monday, is to double the number of blogs by the end of the month. Right now, we’re at 46, so that means there’s quite a way to go. If you know of some blogs that are in the US, feel free to invite them to the community, and if you’re a blogger and haven’t signed up yet, why not? It’s free, easy, and you’ll get yourself on the US Blogs Blogroll.

Speaking of the blogroll, I’ve found a way to make it scroll without losing the value of the links. I’m sure you can probably hide links using that method as well.

4 thoughts on “This was the Week that Was, Vol. 1

  1. Thanks for the link! You would never guess how many hits I get from people searching for “boob cakes” haha. I even had someone looking for “cake in the shape of a boob” – not two boobs, but just one! lol

    Also at KFC we do have the drinks in cups – it just depends on the restaurant you go to – the one close to me has them in paper cups. πŸ™‚

  2. Hey Sephy – it’s great to meet you. Thanks for the kind words re: the bum review.. feels like a lifetime ago actually. =)

    I love your week that was roundups. What a great idea!

  3. Katie – Maybe they only had enough flour for one…who knows? πŸ˜‰ And the KFC thing – I guess your local restaurant hasn’t seen the “official” menu. πŸ™‚

    Alynda – Thanks for the compliment! πŸ™‚ I almost didn’t do it because I thought I was disorganized, but what I did was, for the posts, go through my starred items in Google Reader over the week, and it made things go really quick. πŸ™‚

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