Blogs of Interest

In the last two weeks I'm come across two great blogs that I like to share with all five of you (or maybe it's seven now, counting Sharon and Amy :) Here they are:

Brent and Jennie's European Experience Blog
I grew up with Brent, as our respective parents ran marathons or made cookies or played Nerts together. I looked up to him because he liked Pearl Jam and went to church at the same time. I haven't seen him forever (ok maybe only a year but it seems like many) but I ran into his blog today and found it fascinating to see him running around Switzerland and Germany, hauling two kids around and being hauled around by his wife. There are some beautiful pictures of castles and things so everyone definitely stop by the Cowan Family blog.

Phố - Thoughts of a time in Vietnam
Here is a blogger who commented on my blog a while ago. I just barely replied, and in doing so took a look at the blog attached to the profile. It looks like she just got to Vietnam a few weks ago to commence her year-long stay in a country that hasn't necessarily "welcomed" her. Yet. It's been a month since she's blogged, so I hope that she's backpacking the mountains of the North and will have many stories to tell when she gets back to a computer.

I love reading about people's lives, the intricacies that make up our mundane moments and how fluidly our lives connect with others' then separate. We're in constant flow, in and out of each other's experiences and with each intersection we take a little bit of that person with us. Sometimes I try to contemplate the vast world in which we live, the network of souls that make up human kind, the endless array of individuals that I come in contact with each day... then sometimes I remember that I have dirty dishes in the sink. Like now.

1 comment:

Amy said...

For the record I am still here! Blogging is fun. I really enjoy yours!

travel log
  • 02.13.08 - to the temple with Luan and his mom, good to be back
  • 02.14.08 - Mẫu's alive! and staying for the weekend
  • 02.15.08 - floor hockey and Thái food makes for some strange dreams
  • 02.17.08 - frisbee and swamp monster at the park: fun but I'm pooped!
  • 02.19.08 - just read Triết's response to my last post - game on!
  • 02.20.08 - raining and expected to continue through Sunday - thank goodness!
  • 02.21.08 - 3-hour nap is a bad idea right before bed
  • 02.23.08 - to the beach to watch kites, a baptism @ 5pm, and homemade bulgogi - what a day!
  • 02.25.08 - just gave myself a haircut - woo, cold head!
  • 02.26.08 - 75° and spring cleaning - couldn't feel better
  • 02.27.08 - fed the elders bún đậu tonight - think it's their first time
  • 03.01.08 - working on new background...
  • 03.02.08 - finalized javascript to change background without muffing up my other scripts
  • 03.03.08 - fhe: "In his strength I can do all things" (Alma 26:12)
  • 03.07.08 - some decisions are harder than others, but some are downright excruciating
  • 03.08.08 - there is life after work... i almost forgot
  • 03.11.08 - the distance between good and bad is much shorter than between better and best
  • 03.12.08 - conversion is sometimes a gradual process, so much so that we don't even notice
  • 03.14.08 - for some reason everything was a little harder today, looking forward for bed!
  • 03.15.08 - last night after blog reading, I missed OnlyBlue, today I find she's back
  • 03.16.08 - best day of my life!
  • 03.19.08 - "Pray for the answer that they've been looking for"
release notes v1.0 - FINALLY DONE!
  • 12.07 - first thought of starting a new blog
  • 01.08 - busy with election stuff but blog design still on back burner
  • 01.13.08 - first idea to imitate jk rowling with the "desk" theme
  • 01.28.08 - start sketching current design, breaking down development into phases
  • 02.02.08 - election only days away but still drafting final plans
  • 02.04.08 - v0.6 LAUNCH
    • main components (blog body, sidebar, header, etc) designed and implemented
    • styling for font, links, drop caps, etc. finished
  • 02.07.08 - v0.8 LAUNCH
    • image style to imitate polariod
    • moveability - post-it notes and static clings can be repositioned by drag and drop
    • release notes styled and written
  • 02.16.08 - travel log (beta) added in hopes of catching the mundane
  • 02.22.08 - lightbox 2.03 reinstalled and working fine (hopefully - let me know otherwise)
  • 02.26.08 - v0.9 LAUNCH
    • travel log seems to be working, so I'll keep it
    • lightbox also seems to have passed the test, so it's a keeper
    • some credits/info added to bottom (will expand)
    • keeping old Viet terms in archive for future viewing
  • 03.18.08 - v1.0 LAUNCH
    • installation and testing of time-sensitive background completed (for now)