Friday, November 05, 2010

Friday Round Up- Linkety Link

Week one of NaBloPoMo and NaNoWriMo and it feels like they're both staring at me with crossed arms saying: its her! or me! The fact is writing about my world is easier than creating a new world from scratch, and something has got to give. So between writing, finding snippets of time to read, cooking, cleaning, caring for my baby, hanging out with the guy I live with, the something that's giving is the daily-blogging. Not blogging, full stop- just daily.

In the meantime here are some links I found interesting this week. Hope you find them interesting. Got a link of your own? Do share!

The drink: Moroccan Mint Tea is the best mint tea- ever. My lovely friend sent me this video on how she makes hers so particularly delicious. Will be making it tonight!

The fooding: Thanks to Mel I discovered these awesome easy-to-make-no-bake granola bars.

The baby fooding: If you want to put some yumminess in your solid-eating baby- this site has great advice on making your own baby food.

The teething: Incase you missed it, Hylands teething tablets were recalled.

The faith: Lauren Booth defends her faith and her choice to convert to Islam in this searing article.

The Writing: I found this flow chart on ensuring your female characters avoid stereotypes to be very insightful.

The TV: I am in the middle of season 2 of The Wire and its the best drama ever. Its a slow start but it rewards you in spades for sticking with it. Alan's recaps helped me make sense of each episode and I enjoyed the comments as well. He blogs at a new place, but his old one is pretty awesome for The Wire in particular.

And with that I'm off to feed my baby some homemade organic apple sauce and to write. write. write.

Being a good writer is 3% talent, 97% not being distracted by the Internet.-Anon

5 comments:

zak said...

Hi Aisha long time no see! Hope all is well in the writing world..I'd suggest the new battlestar galactica as must watch TV show

Anonymous said...

Like the granola recipe! Yum!

Anonymous said...

That flow chart was awesome! Thanks for sharing, I am sure it will be very helpful :)

The article by Tony Blair's SIL was also very interesting, I had heard that she had converted, but I didn't realize that she was getting so much criticism over it.

Simeen Alikhan said...

Glad you are enjoying the Wire! Literally the best show I've ever seen. When I finished watching the last episode of the last season, I almost didn't know what to do with myself. It was epic.

Aisha said...

Zak- indeed its been a while! You still blogging? Battlestar Glatica? will have to look into it :)

Anon- glad you liked!

Anon- I'm glad you found the links interesting- yes that article was very interesting for me too- I didn't even know she was Muslim until I read this.

Simeen- you like it too?!? Isn't it awesome?! I'm sure you relate to it differently hailing from Maryland. I know I'll be sad once its over because its such a good show and I am so invested in the characters.

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