It’s the last week of February which means free week on Totes Awesome Channel!
I had a lot of fun last weekend judging the tasting competition at That Takes the Cake. I didn’t judge style or any of the fancy stuff but it didn’t stop me from perusing and having opinions. In my opinion, this cake was the most impressive.
It actually revolved! To read more about it and see it in action, check it out on my food blog.
My first progress report for my 2013 resolutions will be posted on Monday. I haven’t written it yet but am so excited to see where I’m at. I’m still feeling quite motivated. My friend, Ashley is attempting a life of no goals and she’s not the only one. One of my favorite self improvement blogs, Zen Habits also advocates a life without goals. I’ve been pondering over this way of life more often since Ashley has undertaken this goal, er, way of life.
Yesterday, I was having bubble tea with Anita. We talked about our cooking bucket list. I told her I have never attempted to grill anything on my own. She offered to let me use her grill and I actually said, “Maybe in 2014, I have too many goals in 2013 to focus on right now.” As you might imagine, in that moment, a light bulb went off. Putting off something I’ve always wanted to do because the goals I set for the year didn’t allow a lot of time off? That’s a little silly.
(I’m still not giving up goals quite yet.)
If you’re curious, here’s another post from Zen Habits about a life without goals.
Speaking of goals, one of mine is to learn 10 new Vietnamese dishes in 2013. This is my third time doing this goal and I think after I achieve this one, I’m done. 30 is a good repertoire! As mentioned in my vlog, Anita, MJ, and Olga and I are initializing a cookbook book club this weekend. Our first cookbook we’re cooking from is Into the Vietnamese Kitchen.
Austin Food Bloggers Alliance hosted an educational Google+ workshop at Google Austin. I already had a pretty inactive personal Google + page but was newly motivated to make that one active and to start brand pages within Google+. I’m still debating on whether to keep the personal Google+ in conjunction with this blog and only use a brand page for the food blog.
In the mean time, if you’d like to follow me on Girl Eats World’s Google+, I’d like that very much. Google+ surpassed Twitter for second largest online social media platform recently; I think I should explore their communities!
My friend Davey and I have been friends for eight years. He’s seriously one of the best humans I know. In celebration of eight years, we will be picnicking tomorrow with eight courses. How romantic is that?
This week’s moments of bliss: ♥ making extra payments towards student loans ♥ reading date with Anita ♥ good reading time ♥ dinner trying out SPIN with Amy & Julie ♥ chocolate croissants ♥ getting my tax refund ♥ feeding baby goats with my little from Big Bro/Big Sis ♥ Alan making me French press coffee ♥ date night with Alan ♥ emails with Ashley resuming after she came back from her travels ♥ a sweet note in the mail