What’s Up Sunday – 9.12.10

This week’s “What’s Up Saturday” edition coming to you on Sunday.  Yesterday was a day for remembering, so the blog stayed silent. I was also away from the computer all day (!). I was helping out at meeting’s annual fall flea market and eating my mom’s amazing food. Driving back into the city late last night we saw this:

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I do like that memorial. It is strange to be living in this city; 9 years ago I was in New Jersey in my third period math class (I was a sophomore in high school) when everything started. But on a happier note…

Salad News:

For some reason I don’t have as many starred articles this week. (I star my articles in Google Reader to save them for this post.)

Food & Blogs

  • Really want to make Erica’s Gluten-Free Challah (I am not Jewish nor am I allergic to gluten)
  • Coco had a great quote about LIFE
  • Katie had a really great post on being scared of hunger. Felt like the words could have come right out of my mouth!
  • And when I was having a rough day yesterday, I woke up to read this post and felt a little better.
  • Only one third of Americans consume 2+ servings of fruit a day… and juice counts as fruit. Only one fourth consume 3+ servings of veggies… and the most popular veggie is a potato (potato = GMO’d fries). Read more at Fooducate.

Music & Writing

  • Top 10 Alternative Albums You Should Own (from Listverse) – I already have Vampire Weekend, Mumford and Sons (who we are seeing in November), and Postal Service. I really like those 3 so I will have to check out the rest! (I do not like Passion Pit, but oh well.)
  • Even if you don’t want to do something, if you can make yourself do it for just 20 minutes, you will probably keep doing it. This is exactly why I’m doing the 30 Days of Yoga – I know I love yoga, and every time I do it for 20 minutes I am so happy afterwards. It just takes a little bit of oomph to get started.
  • The Arcade Fire teamed up with Google for this awesome reminiscing video. My coworkers and I enjoyed watching this this week! Put in the address where you grew up and enjoy. (P.S. It’s completely coded in HTML5. Who needs flash anyway?)

Dealy Deals

Enjoy, and as usual, let me know your favorites from the week. If you haven’t entered already, you have until Wednesday to enter the stevia giveaway. There will be 4 winners and there are 3 ways to enter so get all your entries in!

Also, if you want to update me about your yoga routines, please do so on the 30 Days of Yoga page. I am keeping up with it! (So is Gaby.) You do not have to do yoga every day to update! It’s a whenever-you-want kind of thing.

Have a lovely peaceful Sunday 🙂

What’s Up Saturday

A few weekends ago I started doing “What’s Up Saturday” – and listed out my favorites for the week. It’s been 3 weeks now and I am finally getting around to posting another one! Getting married keeps you pretty busy. So these links are for the last 3 weeks… (I star these things in my Google Reader to keep track.)

Deals and Good Reads

What I’m Reading (Books)

  • For the honeymoon I kept reading material pretty easy – on the plane to Maui I read The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud. It reminded me a bit of Nicholas Sparks’ novels, but also of Mitch Albom’s The Five People You Meet in Heaven. Charlie St. Cloud is being made into a movie (it came out yesterday?) with Zac Efron. The book is one man’s interpretation of what happens to us after we die. There’s more to it than that 😉
  • Now I’m reading The Seer and the Sword (by Victoria Hanley), which I got at a used bookstore for $3.75 in Lahaina. I think it’s a young adult novel (it’s a very easy read) and it’s kind of sci-fi-ish/historical fiction. It’s set in medieval times and there is a girl who can see the future and there is also a magical sword. I’m liking it! I’m guessing it’s a romance but I haven’t gotten that far yet.
  • Also got a few more books at the used bookstore and at B&N before we left, but I will save them for when I actually start reading them…

What are your finds this week? Any new blogs I should check out? Any blog gossip I’ve missed while I’ve been in Maui? (I’m blogging this at 7am local time, waiting for Bobby to wake up. We’ve been up super early this whole trip so I shouldn’t have to wait much longer.)

What’s Up Saturday

Deals and Good Reads

What I’m Reading (books)

  • Just finished The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks. It’s a sequel to The Notebook, which I read ages ago. Loved it. Sparks’ men are not realistic though 😉 Location: New Bern, NC; time: current (early 2000s).
  • In the middle of The Translation of Dr Apelles by David Treuer. It’s a Native American love story. Location: somewhere in the middle; time: half current, half a few hundred years ago.
  • Just started The Hazards of Good Breeding by Jessica Shattuck (social commentary). Really good so far – only on page 30. Location: Boston; time: current (early 2000s).
  • (I got all of these books in Brooklyn last week at the Salvation Army for <$2 each.)

What are your finds this week?

This post inspired by a great blog I just found called Honoring Health. She does “What’s Going On” posts like this.