Some days when I have a few minutes, I browse the Xanga Blogrings to which I’m subscribed. These groups, which are meant to allow people with similar interests to more easily connect and find each others’ blogs, include things like “Bloggers Born Between 1965 and 1979”, “Foreign Films Buffs” and “I’m Addicted to NPR”.
What I don’t understand – what absolutely baffles me – is why some people who have subscribed to these blogrings would have Friends Lock enabled. This prevents someone who isn’t already their “friend” from seeing their site.
What’s the purpose of subscribing to the Blogring if you aren’t interested in connecting with other people with similar interests?
I don’t get it…
Tawn and I had lunch at S&P Restaurant Sunday. I enjoyed the traditional hot season treat, khao chae. This is a dish of rice served in jasmine-scented iced water along with a plate of seasonal treats: shredded dried pork, shrimp paste balls, a poblano chili stuffed with a pork mixture and wrapped in thin slices of scrambled egg, and other nice things. This “palace cuisine” is only served during the hottest months of the year and is a real treat.