Suggestion Saturday: December 4, 2010

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, videos, photos, comics and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.

Candy Making 2010. Last month I pestered….er, encouraged my friend Teresa to blog about her experiences making homemade candy. After reading her post I’m unbearably curious to see if I could whip up some dairy-free versions of them one day when I have a bigger kitchen!

Strip Searches and Blaming the Terrorists. The funniest comic I’ve seen  yet about the TSA and highly invasive search techniques.

Walking to Nowhere. The problem with evaluating neighbourhoods based on how easily one can walk to, say, the grocery store or post office is that it does not take into account something very important. Click on the link for more information!

Wild. This comic alludes to a novel’s worth of questions. Why is she standing alone, (tastefully PG) nude in the woods in the middle of the night? At what are her wolves howling?

Unlikely Prophets. What is the first thing you think of when you come across someone who displays bizarre behaviour? I thought I was the only one who responded in a certain way but the author of this post has the same reaction to this!

From A Little Selfishness Never Killed Anyone:

Selfishness is not a negative term unless we make it out to be. If you call someone selfish, they will automatically take it as an insult. Why? There is nothing wrong with being selfish if it is done properly and if you don’t trample on others in the process. Really.

Finding Wildness. There is an amazing video of starlings flying in the evening sky at the end of this post that I’ve watched over and over again.

What have you been reading?


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9 Responses to Suggestion Saturday: December 4, 2010

  1. Abby @ New Urban Habitat

    Thanks for linking to my blog, Lydia! I watched that video over and over again too. What an amazing sight. I can’t wait to take a look at the other links, especially the one on walking – a favorite subject of mine.

  2. Twyseschoch

    I followed a few links and found the idea of “Waste-Not Wednesdays”, sort of like meatless Mondays, here:

    as always, I love your Saturdays posting and spent an hour on it.

  3. I like the strip search joke and the candy making blog. Wow! that looks good. Your friend is an artist.

  4. teresa

    I’m glad you enjoyed reading about my candy making day. It’s a tradition that we really enjoy! I did think about the ‘lactose’ situation when I told you I was sending some to your family. Some of the candy has no dairy product in it but most have at least butter. I hope you can come up with some successful recipes!

    You are the queen of web searching. You find such obscure and interesting subjects. It’s great! I appreciate your efforts.

    I liked the drawing/comic “WILD” . You asked ?why? she was standing alone in the woods, naked after dark…well…I know!!! It’s be cause she CAN!!! I really did like the says so much to me! She is a strong woman…independant and daring!

    I can’t wait to have more time to spend on these posts!

    • I look forward to trying some of your candy, Teresa. I may email you about certain varieties to see what’s in them beforehand if that’s cool. 🙂

      “You are the queen of web searching. You find such obscure and interesting subjects. It’s great! I appreciate your efforts. ”

      Aww, thanks.

      David Hayward is the man who drew the Wild comic. He has some truly incredible art. I could talk about it all day!

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