Friday, November 16, 2007


Sometimes I really think that professors assign homework for their own amusement. (Bazu, is this true?) For example, in one of my classes today the teacher was giving out the homework assignments. Then he paused, smirked, and said, "And your last assignment is to write a fax to the Wailing Wall, i.e. to G-d" (in Hebrew). Then, when the whole class said, "oh no" all at once he just sort of laughed. How do teachers even think of these things? I guess it's more fun to correct than grammar exercises.


I'm always discovering wonderful new (at least new to me) blogs, and I thought I'd share some of my newest favorites tonight. Check them out if you haven't already. I hope you'll find some new favourites of your own, too! What are your favorite blogs?

Arabic Bites -- a wonderful blog about Arabic/Middle Eastern food, by sisters who live in the Arabic Gulf

My Mom's Recipes and More -- tasty home cooking, all the way from Israel!

Smitten Kitchen -- where to even start? All beautiful, all delicious, all the time. Really. Incredible.

Vegan Visitor -- this is the most beautiful vegan blog I've ever seen. I'm surprised it isn't more well-known, because it totally deserves to be!

Shutterbean -- just too cute. And delicious and crafty, too. Plus, she loves Trader Joe's as much as I do!


Coppe said...

You're right about Vegan Visitor! That looks like an amazing blog.

Ashasarala said...

Wow. Vegan Visitor's got some great stuff. I'm going to check all of them out. :)

VeggieGirl said...

I couldn't agree more - I am CONVINCED that all of my professors get together and purposely plan to schedule exams/assign projects and paper on the same day!! It's a conspiracy ;0)

I'm an avid reader of the Vegan Visitor blog - all of Dayna's recipes and dishes are simply phenomenal!

VeggieGirl said...

silly me!! I'm also an avid reader of the Smitten Kitchen blog, for the same reason!! Deb's recipes and photographs on that blog are stunning!

bazu said...

Hee hee... why no... no we don't assign homework just for our own amusement, why do you ask? lol.

Actually, I have to admit, sometimes I assign project that are really "out there" (like, make me a 3-D representation of the concept of perspective), but students always live up to (or exceed) my expectations.

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bazu said...

p.s. thanks for the new blogs to check out. "Vegan Visitor" really is gorgeous! (so funny, she posted a recipe for pumpkin custard, and I was thinking of making pumpkin custard/creme brûlée for Thanksgiving). Sometimes I think I'm going to explode from all the gorgeous new blogs I discover every single day- blog hopping could be a full-time job!

chanit said...

Thanks for linking to my Blog !! :-)