Podcast 2.0: Apocalyptic Diner
Welcome to the Apocalyptic Diner, the remodeled version of the Blog Like It’s the End of the World podcast. Same owner, better organized, updated menu – vegan of course!
On the Needles
I mentioned the KAL from Loop in Philadelphia. The pattern for the KAL is The Age of Brass and Steam by Orange Flower and the KAL can be found here. While Loop recommends Rowan Revive, I am using Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport in Robot Overlord:
Don’t listen to The Paris Wife by Paula McClain if you are working on an intricate pattern or one that tests your skills. However, it’s an excellent audiobook!
The sky scarf at (almost) 6 months and my backyard that is perpetually in need of a mow!
I mentioned the Forest Canopy shawl by Susan Lawrence that I intend to knit with the Malabrigo sock I scored from that Mecca of yarn stores, Purl Soho. I saw the one @ellies_mummy did on Twitter and fell in love with the patter!
I highly recommend Airbnb as an alternative to hotels, motels and hostels. Below are 2 photos of the room in which I stayed:
You can find the “God Save the Blogger” blog post I mention here.
I think I got a bit dyslexic a this point – the subway app I mention is Hop Spot and it is FREE in the App store. Well worth a download if you are new to the New York City subway system or subway challenged like me.
Google+ for Business by Chris Brogan got a brief mention – I sent Martine from iMake a copy, and she started reading it the day she got it! I’m sure we’ll discuss the book in our Google Hangout on July 21st at 3 p.m. East Coast time, 2 p.m. Central time for Craftlife listeners, and 8 p.m. for iMake listeners!
I bought a copy of Humanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World at Blog World with the intention of incorporating some of the chapters into my New Media curriculum. Most likely, I’ll review this in an upcoming podcast episode.
Martine sent me a copy of Making is Connecting: the social meaning of creativity, from DIY and knitting to YouTube and Web 2.0 by David Gauntlett which will also get a review in an upcoming podcast. (That Martine, such an enabler!)
Here’s an iPhone pic of the gardens at CHS. The sister-in-law of a current student’s mother builds this wonderful home vegetable gardens so if you’re in the Monmouth County, NJ, area, you’re in for a treat if you come across one! (That window and door behind the closer trellis is my classroom. Pretty convenient for a vegan, huh?)
The books mentioned in this section are:
Capital by John Lanchester
The Emperor’s Children by Claire Messud
Lunch in Paris (a love story with recipes) by Elizabeth Bard
If you’d like to participate in our Google+ Hangout, you can email questions you’d like us to answer to themarketvegan (at) gmail (dot) com or tweet them to @themarketvegan, @imakeGuernsey, or @craftlife. Remember, the first podcaster hangout occurs on July 21st. Visit this blog in the coming days for more specifics on how you can participate!