Five Fun Things on Friday (1-8-10)
I may have to re-think calling this Friday night post Five Fun Things on Friday, because sometimes I want to share things that make me think, but they may not really fit into everyone’s description of fun. This week I should probably call it Five Things I’m Sharing on Friday Which May Be Fun or Might Make You Think. So here are my five fun or possibly just thought provoking things for this Friday.
Fun Thing #1: Good Things Really Do Come in Threes
Fun Thing #2: Watch My Blogging Friends Cook
I had a real trip down memory lane this week when Salt Lake Tribune Food Editor Kathy Stephenson tweeted about the death of “Fudge” Iwasaki
, who owned The Pagoda Restaurant
in Salt Lake. I didn’t know Mr. Iwasaki, but based on my experiences at the restaurant, I have no doubt that he was a wonderful man. In my family, when we got on the honor roll in high school, we went out to dinner with mom and dad, a rare treat in a family of ten kids, and The Pagoda was our favorite spot. For us, the Pagoda was the standard by which all Chinese food was judged (never mind that pagodas are Japanese, it was all the same to us in those days.) I hear it’s under new ownership, and I can only hope they don’t change it too much.
Thought Provoking and Maybe Fun Thing #4: Re-Examining Agave Nectar
When I noticed a few bloggers speaking out on twitter against agave nectar, I was puzzled. Then I did a little research and came across this piece explaining that all agave nectar is not made the same way
. I don’t understand all the science about the controversy over agave, but I was glad to see that the brand I personally use was the one shown as an example of pure agave.
Supposedly Fun but Actually Thought Provoking Thing #5: The Facebook Bra Color Meme
If you’ve been on Facebook the last few days you couldn’t have missed the meme going around where women tell the color of their bra in a status update, supposedly to raise awareness of breast cancer. I never considered telling my bra color for a minute, and it bothered me, but I couldn’t put my finger on why until I read this piece at BlogHer about why the Facebook bra “meme” is not really that fun
So kind of a mixed bag for this week around here, how about you? What fun or thought-provoking things have you come across this week? 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!