If Halloween inspires you and you have a blog , why not share your ideas with Elise of 'Simply Recipes' who set up the "Great Pumpkin Carve Up Cook Off". Your piece must be submitted sometimes Monday, October 31st. Have fun!
The 'Observer' column of the Financial Times reports in It's on us on how a lady from Viterbo province has been treating herself for several years to the best eateries in Rome without ever paying. It culminated this week with a $437.00 Lunch on Via Veneto of (I quote): "calamari, pasta, fish, prosecco, a bottle of Dom Perignon Champagne, fruit, a digestif and coffee"
A photo of Rosa Parks originally used by Apple during their 'Think Different' campaign graces Apple's Homepage today. It illustrates perfectly the theme of companies being 'remarkable' as explored in the collective book 'The Big Moo' edited by Seth Godin with some 30 plus writers. I just started reading it yesterday. Thanks to Om Malik and Gigaom for bringing it to my attention. His blog is a good place to visit for information on broadband internet and the like. He also writes for Business 2.0 magazine.
I will contribute to the upcoming Wine Blogging Wednesdays(Number 15) on November 2nd. This time it is coordinated by Gastronomie (San Francisco). The theme is: wines produced in 250 cases or less.
I will collaborate on this effort with sommelier Sharon Sevrens who just opened Amanti Vino, an inviting new wine store with a lot of special finds in my hometown of Montclair, New Jersey. Read what Baristanet says about Amanti Vino and discover its sophisticated look.
Calgary (Canada) based Uppercasecovers the world of graphic design through its gallery, books and papergoods. We especially liked the simplicity and elegance of their 'We've got your number' set of greeting cards. Their paper products and greeting cards are designed by Vangool Design & Typography which share the same space. I discovered Uppercase on Coudal.
Your have a taste for sushi grade fish such as ahi tuna but like to bring some variety to your fish selection, try 'Hebi'.Hebi is otherwise known as shortbill spearfish because of its almost nonexistant bill. It is mostly line caught in Hawai. Its flavor is mild but slightly stronger than ahi tuna. For more information on other hawaian fishes, read what The Maui Queen has to say. Want to try a 'Hebi' receipe, here's one originally published by the Honolulu-Star Bulletin in 1997.
On Saturday, I realized that I forgot to reorder Checks. Trying to get a better deal than what my bank offers, I decided to make a Google Search and then visit the Websites offering the Checks Services. I started with Clarke American then moved on to Checks in the Mail and onto Checks Unlimited. In all instances, it was easy to find a myriad of designs but what about a simple way to get to a price list, good luck. Out of frustration and thinking it was not worth the time I was spending, I went back to my bank's website and was able to order my Checks in a breeze.
Hey! For Friday, let's keep it light. I hope you enjoy this French Commercial (2005) for 'The Laughing Cow' Cheese ('La Vache qui Rie' in French). It was created by Alexandre Theil of Cube Creative for Leo Burnett.
I discoveredCube Creative on Coudal. They offer a number of other short movies as well. Enjoy!
I saw it mentioned a few days ago on the Pholist and Steve Baker on Blogspotting writes about it today. If you do not have much time to read, 'Someone comes to town, someone leaves town', the latest book by Cory Doctorow is now available as an RSS feed (your news reader)through Surfarama. If you subscribe, a few pages will be delivered every day over a month period (for free). You can even read it on your Cell Phone through Winksite even though personally I do not see myself reading a book on my phone. Winksite also offers BLOGS on your Phone.