ok, here we go! the long awaited progressive dinner blog carnival!
what’s a progressive dinner? you start out at one house or restaurant to have hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, then move on to a different one for appetizers, and continue moving from place to place all the way through dessert. our good man kilroy figured we might as well do something like this with a blog carnival. today, ladies and gentleman, we are serving six “courses” of delicious blog posts from all around the world, each with a different host.
six hosts, six different ways of presentation.
here at this table, we have three attractions – yes, bloggers and bloggerettes, gentlies and ladies’ men, count ’em: 3 – and they are:
- the blog posts themselves, of course, gathered from the blogosphere far and wide – and believe me: this is a carnival! everything from politics to weight loss to poetry to money management, it’s all here, that and more!
- each post is coupled with a quote about food. the coupling, my friends, is entirely random, just like in the carnival, you never know who’s going to sit beside you in the food tent.
- … and … this evening, at 6pm pacific standard time until 8pm, we will have a dinner conversation here in the comment area! come one, come all, we’ll talk about everything under the sun, we’ll laugh and maybe shed a tear and laugh some more and enjoy each others’ company.
you will see each entry starting with the name of the blog, followed by the title of the article, and then paired (kind of like wine pairings) with a quote.
here, then, is our most delicious spread. have your fill!
one for your success: for your success supports stopping the war in iraq
what garlic is to food, insanity is to art. (augustus saint-gaudens)
your dose of lunacy: ‘your shivering is our way of saying “we care” ‘
food is an important part of a balanced diet. (fran lebowitz quotes)
nancy zimmermann, the canadian money coach:can i spare some change
americans have more food to eat than any other people and more diets to keep them from eating it
myopic broadcast: glamorous
beer is good food
flooring the consumer: 20 year relationships
my body is a temple where junk food goes to worship
jobmob: the daniel scocco approach to setting job search goals
the political and commercial morals of the united states are not merely food for laughter, they are an entire banquet (mark twain)
kilroy’s the gonzo papers: when splatters matter
news is like food: it is the cooking and serving that makes it acceptable, not the material itself (rose mccaulay)
things i’ve found in the blogosphere: stop the war in iraq!
any healthy man can go without food for two days, but not without poetry (charles baudelaire)
inspirationbit: dos and don’ts: colour
i have noticed that what cats most appreciate in a human being is not the ability to produce food, which they take for granted – but his or her entertainment value (geoffrey household)
riehl life: village wisdom for the 21st century: 13 longevity and healthy living secrets gleaned from my-92-year-old-pop erwin a. thompson
good talk saves the food
the lives and times: a belated two year blogiversary
dinner at the huntercombes possessed only two dramatic features: the wine was a farce and the food a tragedy (anthony powell)
urban monk: the life that has gone on before: the perils of compassion, part 2
looks are so deceptive that people should be done up like food packages with the ingredients clearly labeled (helen hudson)
are you eating with your anorexic?: adults with eating disorders
the murals in restaurants are on par with the food in museums (peter de vries, american comic visionary, editor, novelist, satirist and linguist)
all tips and tricks: online, offline, what difference does it make for the bear?
mosquitoes remind us that we are not as high up on the food chain as we think (tom wilson)
ali gator: news of the weird: qur’anic ringtones
ever since eve started it all by offering adam the apple, woman’s punishment has been to supply a man with food then suffer the consequences when it disagrees with him (helen rowland, english-american writer)
tales of ladies, goddesses and bitches: my thoughts exactly
i am not a glutton – i am an explorer of food (erma bombeck)
fitbuff.com’s total mind and body fitness: average men – how do you measure up?
a cabin with plenty of food is better than a hungry castle (irish sayings)
religion, politics and the great pumpkin: “immigants! i knew it was them! even when it was the bears, i knew it was them.”
god gives all birds their food but does not drop it into their nests (danish proverb)
mysafepc.net: 5 tips for speeding up your pc
facts are to the mind what food is to the body (edmund burke, british statesman and philosopher)
telling it like it is: how to teach your children about money and money management
part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside (mark twain)
my simple trading system: stock market 2008 – third worst opening day
he looked about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food (raymond chandler, american writer)
the agonist: american parallels
the lion is most handsome when looking for food (jalal ad-din rumi, persian poet and mystic)
hyperhydrosis: hyperhydrosis: what is it?
the disparity between a restaurant’s price and food quality rises in direct proportion to the size of the pepper mill. (bryan miller)
weight loss dude: five gifts for those losing weight
there is no question that rumanian-jewish food is heavy. one meal is equal in heaviness, i would guess, to eight or nine years of steady mung-bean eating. (calvin trillin, american writer)
the sporadical: birdbeast in flight
a nuclear power plant is infinitely safer than eating, because 300 people choke to death on food every year.
diary of a second life courtesan: communication rules: the trouble with text or what i have learned the hard way
justice requires that everyone should have enough to eat. it also requires that everyone should contribute to the production of food. (elias canetti, bulgarian playwright and novelist)
poetic leanings: poem: silence
maybe a person’s time would be as well spent raising food as raising money to buy food (frank a. clark)
enhance life: if you want to be understood….
it was not so very long ago that people thought that semiconductors were part-time orchestra leaders and microchips were very, very small snack foods. (geraldine a. ferraro)
undercover black man: remember kennedy? (wish you didn’t?)
it is not necessary to advertise food to hungry people, fuel to cold people, or houses to the homeless. (john kenneth galbraith)
dr. martin russell: reverse your but
when poets write about food it is usually celebratory. food as the thing-in-itself, but also the thoughtful preparation of meals, the serving of meals, meals communally shared: a sense of the sacred in the profane. (joyce carol oates)
the ominous comma: writing prompts for the not-so-prompt
food is our common ground, a universal experience. (james beard)
balanced success: become a pioneer
a food is not necessarily essential just because your child hates it. (katherine whitehorn)
the simple nickle: what does it mean to be financially secure?
i believe that if ever i had to practice cannibalism, i might manage if there were enough tarragon around. (james beard)
paradigm shifted: just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn’t mean the circus has left town
i’m at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. in fact, i’ve just had a mirror put over my kitchen table. (rodney dangerfield, american comedian)
this wasted monologue: mike huckabee monologue
when i gave food to the poor, they called me a saint. when i asked why the poor were hungry, they called me a communist. (dom helder camara)
a voice crying in the wilderness: how convenient
god comes to the hungry in the form of food. (mahatma gandhi)
blog-blond: memed again!
i hate a man who swallows his food, affecting not to know what he is eating. i suspect his taste in higher matters. (charles lamb)
discover. inspiring. media. : pushing the limits of creativity for personal development and business innovation
to be engaged in a desperate struggle for food and shelter is to be wholly free from a sense of futility. (eric hoffer)
the digerati life: the brand new world of peer to peer lending
if more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. (j. r. r. tolkien)
jon swift: journalism 101
the trouble with eating italian food is that five or six days later you’re hungry again. (george miller)
so, my friends, what do you think? ready to move on to the first course at fallen words
and if you liked this carnival idea, here are a few more:
- you’re invited to the originator of this idea, kilroy at the gonzo papers on february 15th, for the gonzo gratitude! carnival
- JM is hosting the scribes carnival, on february 4th, at fiction scribe
- anthony is hosting the surfer’s paradise hullabaloo! carnival at the lives and times… on february 18th
- anja has two carnivals coming up at anja merret – chatting to my generation: the observations of life carnival on february 17th and on february 23rd, the personal power carnival
- here at change therapy, i am hosting two carnivals in february. the buddhist carnival runs february 15th and the carnival of eating disorders runs february 28th. at alphablogs, i’m running canada 9-5, a showcase for canadian business blogs, on february 28th.