Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Too hot to handle and too many links for one post

So much going on, uber busy and good. Here's a little window into my life for you...

I love that my dog is on the main page of one of the biggest food sites on the interwebs.
I also love finding what I thought was gorgeous, the simplicity of strawberries seen in the field at Sauvie Island, was also deemed gorgeous here.
And then the other huge food site loved my patriotism. God bless America!

I recently wrote about heirloom roses in my print column, and bonus, there's also a recipe for rose petal jam. You can read it online here.

A project I did the graphic design (my profession) for was featured on the show MarketPlace on National Public Radio yesterday. It was a great project to work on, and you can even see my design work in the slideshow here if you click through. And yes, my client was GM. Can I just say right here and now that with this post it appears as if the blurring between my professional and my blogging life is just going down the crapper? Since we're going down this slippery slope, I'll also share this link with you, featuring a project I've been working on for quite some time, and featured in The Advocate.

I'm cornering the Home Arts from a queer perspective. Some of my posts are getting picked up over here, leading the content for Queer Home Arts at the fantastically committed and talented Gay Rights Watch. Great source for queer news!

Okay, that's enough about me. Let's talk about you...

I'm so glad this blog is kicking in again. Eating local, from a North Portland perspective: inspiring and exactly the reasons why I eat local. Only she says it better than I do. And she understands why picking berries and making things with them is good for you, good for your pocketbook and good for supporting the local economy.

Are you a fan of Trader Joe's Two Buck Chuck? I hope you'll join me and not buy that wine anymore. Not that I ever did, actually. I thought it tasted like ass. But seriously, there's a price for ridiculously low prices like that, and this one comes on the backs of contracted exploited and maltreated labor. Read about the death of Maria Isabel Vasquez Jimenez and learn what you can do to help protect the workers who bring us our food and wine.

I'm thoroughly enjoying this new Portland group blog. Kudos to all of the folks who are working on this little gem.

And look at Alan go. He's getting his green on with worms, bees and commingling. I'm keeping my eye on his new blog.

I've been flickring lately. Lots of great groups, and this one is always a source of inspiration. And you know what else? They're going to be at BlogHer next week. And so am I! Wait, this is about me again isn't it? No no no. I'm going with her, so it's about us.

Are you still reading or have I linked you out? One more? Okay. Life is good. Summer is good. I can't believe I admitted to slathering myself with baby oil and laying in the sun on broil blankets. Did I really say that? Oh sheesh.


Alan Cordle said...

Thanks for the shout out!

Betsy said...

Yep, what Alan said. We're loving what we're doing over at OurPDX...and we love you, too!

Lewis said...

Should I tell you that I just found out about a "Doodle Day" on July 31 in Mt. Tabor Park...it's for any variation of Poodle! I just knew you'd want to know. I've got more info if you're wanting it. Cheers.

The Recovering Straight Girl said...

We have to work on our tans for BlogHer, hello??? It's ten days away!!!

I hope Lewis is finished drinking that Diet Vanilla Pepsi and I must get over to Alan's blog to see the green stuff he is doing. I'm a newbie green gardener you know. Of course you know--you're my gardening mentor!

Carla said...

I'm sorry I'll be missing you at BlogHer. I looked in to attending but its the same weekend as Netroots Nation.

I hafta get my politics on, dontcha know.

Cher said...

Hey, gorgeous. Fabulous graphics, my dear. They look lovely.

Katherine Gray said...

Aw, thank you for the link! You're the best, Lelo. And seriously, girl. You. Me. Berry picking. DM me a time.


Rozanne said...

Wow, so many accomplishments to be proud of--well done!