Sunday, February 01, 2009

Weekly Geeks: Passions and Fascinations

The Weekly Geeks assignment this week caught my eye:

What are you passionate about besides reading and blogging? For example, are you crafty (knitting, woodworking, scrapbooking, model building)? Do you cook? Into gaming (computer or board)? Sports (player or spectator)? Photography? Maybe you like geocaching, rock climbing? Or love attending events like renaissance fairs, concerts? Music? Dancing? You get the idea. Tell us why you're passionate about it. Post photos of what you've made or of yourself doing whatever it is you love doing.

This really made me stop and think; lately I've been feeling quite one dimensional. I love reading. It is what I do, almost always. I read and blog and write at home, then at work I spend all day dealing with books and readers (I am a librarian). My husband is a bookseller so we are busy with that as well, books again. For enjoyment I often write letters. Most of what I do is most definitely text based.

This Weekly Geeks made me consider what other kinds of things I have enjoyed that I am not paying much attention to any more. I used to sew quite a lot, but haven't done much, besides a few Christmas gifts, in ages. I'll have to remedy that! Here are a couple of sewing blogs that I like looking at, and think I should spend a little more time trying out some of the projects:
Crafty Girls (a friend of mine, I always like to see what she's up to!)

Another thing I absolutely love, but haven't been focusing on as much as I used to, is cooking. I've been a vegetarian for about 17 years and I love trying new recipes. I've been getting more and more interested in veganism over the years and right now my three favourite cooking people are Sarah Kramer, Jae Steele and Isa Chandra Moscowitz. I am especially fond of Jae Steele's Flax Maple Cookies. So very easy and really, really yummy. Hmmmm, maybe I should go make some now... thanks for the reminder, WG.

photo by Jae Steele


  1. I'm increasingly interested in vegetarianism. I try to eat veggie about 3 times a week or so (small goal, work up), and I've had a great time finding recipes. The cookies look delicious!

  2. melanie,
    thanks for the mention - i'm glad you're enjoying Get It Ripe. i looked at that pic of the flax maple cookies, wondering why it look soooo familiar - then i realized it was one i took 4 or 5 years ago when i first made the recipe up! if you like those, the date coconut cookies and the tahini thumbprint cookies are well worth a try. lemme know how they go for you.

  3. Andi - you have to start somewhere! And yes, the cookies are scrumptious. :)

    Jae - hello! yes, I stole your photo...forgot to put in an attribution note, sorry. I ate all mine before I thought of taking a photo. :) The tahini thumbprint cookies are next on the try-out list...

  4. I know just what you mean about feeling one-dimensional lately. Your cookies look delicious!


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