Five Fun Things on Friday (1-22-10)
Once again it’s time for some Friday Night fun. These links are all things I’ve spotted on the web this week. (The truth is, I find most of them on Twitter
, where I spend far too much time some days.) Keep reading to see why photos of Southern Utah are featured in this weeks intro.
Fun Thing #1: Amazing Panoramic Photos of Utah Scenery
Thanks to a reader named Maura who sent me the link for Utah3D.net
, a site that features “Spherical Panoramas In and Around Utah.” I’m not even going to try to describe the images you’ll see if you click that link, other than to say there’s no doubt in my mind that Utah is one of the most beautiful places on earth, and this site really shows that.
Fun Thing #2: A Blog About Eating School Lunch
The interwebs were all a-tweet this week about a teacher who’s eating school lunch every day for a year and sharing photos of the lunches on a newly-created blog. It’s called Fed Up: School Lunch Project
, and no one who’s worked in a school the last ten years is surprised to see how dismal the lunches look. I remember when I started teaching, we often had lunches that featured homemade bread made on-site, homemade soup, and even real vegetables. I was teacher’s association president when my school district decided lunches had to be funded 100% from what the students paid, and the quality of the food went steadily downhill. The saddest thing about this blog, and other well-meaning projects intended to bring attention to the poor quality of foods served in schools, is that they often don’t fully acknowledge that the bad lunches are only one symptom of the inadequate funding of schools in the U.S. That’s a much more complex problem with no easy solution.
Fun Thing #3: Eat Your Books
Also from Twitter, a fun new site called Eat Your Books for people who love cookbooks and need help navigating their collection. (Sounds familiar.) Eat Your Books is a subscription site where you sign up to access their list of indexed cookbooks so you can search for a recipe on the site, and then go right to that page in the cookbook in your own library. It’s an ingenious idea, and at $25.00 a year, it could be a real timesaver for people (like me) who have a lot of cookbooks.
Fun Thing #4: A Tofu Restaurant in Salt Lake!
Fun Thing #5: What To Do if You Drop Food on the Floor
Finally, 100% just for fun, but pretty darn funny, a flow chart from SF Weekly answering You Dropped Food on the Floor! Do You Eat It?
Surely there have been times you’ve wondered about this, so let this chart give you some insight.
Okay, now it’s your turn to share. With all the creative people on the web these days, I’ll never find everything that pops up in a week, so if you found something fun, please share the link in a comment. If you need just a little more Friday Fun, you can use the label for Five Fun Things on Friday to see fun things I’ve shared on other Fridays!