My stats from the past 30 days…
From your 216 subscriptions, over the last 30 days you read 8,966 items, clicked 130 items, starred 21 items, and emailed 6 items.
Since 22 April 2010 you have read a total of 300,000+ items.
And that’s just the past 30 days, and I’ve cut down since the initial announcement.
Since I see a lot of people asking what GoogleReader is/was – it an RSS reader – a way to read from a multitude of information sources at your own time. It is (in my opinion) a far superior way of reading blogs, news, comics, and whatnot – simply for the fact that everything goes in one place. I don’t have to spend ages jumping from one website to another to check if they have updated.
I have also used it to save items for later. I don’t know why I haven’t just bookmarked them, but if I’d starred something in GoogleReader, and that website had later disappeared, I still would have the text from that post.
Now, I’m in the middle of transferring all the recipes I have starred to Pepperplate I don’t know why I haven’t done that earlier. (To speed it up, I’m currently bookmarking those recipes that don’t have as easy transfer, yet. I plan to import those later.)
My RSS reader of choice for the future… I’m trying out Feedly, with the Google Reader add-on.
I didn’t take the day off for the Cambridge wedding, but I’m enough of a royal watcher still to take today off at work and spend the day in front of the television set. I’m fortunate enough as a royal watcher to have the transmission going on in two channels, with both Trond Norén Isaksen commenting for NRK and Kjell Arne Totland for TV2 Nyhetskanalen. Royal experts on both channels.
I’ve chosen to go with NRK for this – if only for the lack of commercials.
And now the royal family have appeared, and Beatrix is getting ready to sign her own abdication.
I’d say it is a once in a lifetime occasion, but as the Prince of Wales would argue (he was also present at the investiture of Beatrix) in the Netherlands it happens more frequently than that.
Last summer, when I was in Paris with my sister, we took the train to Versailles. Although the sheer magnitude of the palace, such as the mirrors and chandeliers in the picture below, is undeniable, there were something else that also caught my attention.
Like my 90 year old grandmother, I’m a chocoholic. There is an Angelina there, and we basically went fairly crazy with the sweets there. But we also had the hot chocolate.
And it felt like drinking liquid chocolate bars.
When I later discovered that there were bottles of Angelina chocolate for sale in a grocery store in Paris, I picked one up.
It’s taken me until today to actually crack it open at home, for various reasons.
It tasted good, but I suspect part of the allure of it before was drinking it in Versailles, and sharing with my sister.
Conference living part of this week. Must admit I don’t get the appeal of dry biscuits in the breaks, though they do improve when dunked in tea.
But the content of the conference is good, and the lunch includes nommy food.