Posts tagged ‘mental_floss’
My lunch on Tuesday was a frozen (well…I microwaved it before I ate it…) Hot Pockets panini.* What’s my excuse? Turns out my wallet was at home, precluding my ability to go food shopping after work. At any rate, it was fairly edible, if you like that sort of thing. I’m really not picky about what I eat in practice, though I like to complain a lot about it.
At any rate, I have plans to go create something else for lunch for tomorrow before the day is out. I don’t like cooking for just myself…or an ambivalent audience. But I need to get over that.
Okay, I’m done whining now. For real. Because despite my occasional cooking and writing block, its wonderful to be part of conversations that could involve an “epic internetborne foodsplosion,” as mentioned in this mental_floss post about the fact that everyone in food blogger land is writing about bacon (except me, of course). Mostly, I just couldn’t resist working that phrase into this entry.
*Apparently, Americans are all wrong and the correct singlular word for such a sandwich is a panino, panini is plural. At least, that’s what my uncle told me, and Wikipedia backs me up, so it must be true.
The longer I work on this blog (a whole two weeks now, but it seems like longer), the more I realize how un-unique it is. The “FoodBlogger on FaceBook” group on Facebook has 703 members. 703 other people who are probably a lot like me doing the same thing I am. Furthermore, a lot of food blogs are more creative than mine, such as Obama Foodorama, which is “A Daily Diary of The Obama Foodscape, One Byte At A Time”. Where do people come up with this stuff?
In a way, that’s frustrating because it means that I’ll probably just remain in internet anonymity writing a blog that only my sister and my Man read. But I’ll still be improving my writing (I hope) and compiling all my thoughts on food and food television and the like, which I think has some intrinsic value. And I like teaching too much to really consider blogging as more than a hobby, even if it is the only thing I think and talk about in my spare time.
On the other hand, joining the world of food bloggers has opened my eyes in some ways. It’s amazing what you see when you’re looking for it. It seems like everyone’s talking about food and a lot of it is really interesting. Rarely a day goes by that I don’t use Google Reader to subscribe to another food blog (check out the blog roll to the right) and its exciting to be part of that conversation. Even people who don’t typically talk about food are talking about it. Case in point, Tim Buckley of the excellent Ctrl-Alt-Del webcomic reviewing Personal Cooking Trainer for the Nintendo DS and mental_floss’ post this morning about The History of “American Cheese,” from Colonial Cheddar to Kraft Singles.
At the very least, I’m loving blogging and I hope you’re loving reading. Thanks!