Today was a good day Sunday is Brent’s day off of work, so we usually just spend time together hanging out. For most of the day, he played video games while I read about a million blog posts on Google Reader.
Google Reader Conundrum
At some point during the day, Brent and I started talking about how many blogs I follow on Reader (270!), and now he thinks I’m crazy! He joked that we’re going to have to break up now because I’m too insane . Even though I must have read literally hundreds and hundreds of posts today trying to play catch up, I still have almost 1200 more before I’m down to zero.
Every time I read blogs, I feel like I’m treading water. My bloggers keep writing more and more posts! Sometimes I wish the blog world would just stop for, like, two days, so that I could finally catch up on everything. It’s not that big of a problem to have in the long run, but I do end up feeling really bad because, often, I don’t get to read any one post until a week after it’s been posted (I always try to read the blogs with the highest amount of posts first so, by the time I get back to the beginning, it’s backed up again).
On Google Reader, I separate my blogs into categories for easier reading: Healthy Living, Food, Humor, Online Magazines/High-Volume (like Perez Hilton and Curvy Girl Guide), and “Other” (like Baby KERF and Katy Widrick). But, because of this problem, I now also have a new-ish folder, “Favorite Blogs,” which I try to read daily or every-other-day. But even that limited section with only 24 blogs often gets well above 100 posts every day… I feel like I’m drowning in blog posts!
I know what you’re going to say… and honestly, I really do try to pare down the amount of blogs every single time I read my Google Reader. I’m constantly clicking “unsubscribe” if I’m not totally satisfied. I have to be ruthless, or else it’d be so much worse! But even though I am always working to get rid of blogs, I’m also always adding to my subscriptions. I just can’t say no to awesome new blogs! I’m hopeless!
For dinner tonight, I made this delicious and extremely easy Maple-Mustard Baked Chicken Thighs. Brent and I couldn’t have been more pleased with how they came out.
Before we moved in together, Brent was constantly telling me how much he hated chicken. It turns out… he just had never eaten it cooked well before! I had the biggest smile on my face when he liked it so much that he even went back for seconds
Maple-Mustard Baked Chicken Thighs
(adapted from Very Culinary’s recipe)
4 Chicken Thighs (I got mine with the skin, but took the skin off)
2/3 cup Dijon Mustard
1/2 cup Maple Syrup
1.5 tbsp White Wine Vinegar
Preheat oven to 450˚.
Whisk the dijon mustard, maple syrup, and vinegar together until fully combined (about 30 seconds).
Grease a baking dish and lay chicken thighs down flat.
Pour mustard mixture over them.
Bake for 45 minutes, or until fully cooked.
How many blogs do YOU follow in your RSS reader?
Ever gotten somebody to love something (not necessarily food) they previously didn’t like?