These Days – Vol. 4

These days… I am having a busy week, so I am delinquent on my Web on Wednesday post. Oops! And I have so many good links to share! Maybe I’ll see if I can find the time to get them up for Friday perusing. In the meantime, here’s what else is going on.

These days, I am…

- Watching Freaks and Geeks on Netflix. Such a great show that I have heard about for years, but never had a chance to watch. Also, the music is pretty fun.

- Craving shrimp and grits. Really cheesy grits. Maybe with some bacon tossed in for good measure. Yummm….

- Already brainstorming for Christmas, ’cause I saw something cool come up for sale and I had to buy it. Shh…it’s a secret.

- Needing to find the time to update my photo scrapbook. I’m falling behind in my duties and have a bunch of new pictures to include.

- Hanging out with my cat friend Kirky.

- Excited to see my awesome nieces this weekend. It’s Auntie Time!!

What are you up to these days?


Music on Monday

Have you seen Guardians of the Galaxy yet? Mr. Cook and I saw it last weekend and LOVED it. So funny and fun.

Music plays a big part in the movie, and the soundtrack is filled with catchy hits from the 70s and 80s. My kinda kitsch!

Here’s one of my easy-listening faves from the soundtrack:

If you’ve seen the movie, what did you think? Are you getting your own copy of “Awesome Mix Vol. 1″?

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The Wednesday Web

Hey, hey guys, hey guys, do you know what day it is? It’s Wednesday Web dayyyyy!! (Say that in a talking camel’s voice.) It’s also a chance to catch up on some cool food-related stuff. For your reading pleasure…

Have you seen this video of cocoa bean farmers trying chocolate for the first time? They’re first reaction: “It’s sweet!”

Speaking of sweet, which dessert matches your personality? Me? I’m pie. Hopefully peach pie, because that’s what I’m craving this week.

Perhaps you’ve heard of Ugli fruit? How about “ugly fruit”? A French grocery store decided to make a statement about just how much produce is wasted because it doesn’t fit our aesthetic ideal. Watch the video about their sales tactics for “inglorious” fruit and vegetables.

This is an interesting little glimpse into how recipes get developed for a major food magazine.

And everyone’s a food journalist these days, thanks to the rise of food photography.

Finally, on the topic of fancy meals, would you rather try to score a difficult restaurant reservation the old fashioned way, or buy tickets in advance like an entertainment event? Read about how some major restaurants are trying the latter.

What are you reading (and eating) this week?