Sunday, July 11, 2010

Where I'm writing this summer (not here)

Posting has gotten light again, thanks to time-consuming other projects. I switched positions at work at the start of June (swapping off the smallbiz beat and onto tech coverage), which has been eating my brain, and I have two other writing gigs at the moment.

-On personal finance, you can find me weekly-ish at Make Love Not Debt. Recently I've chimed in why pet insurance is a rip-off, how money mixes dangerously with marriage, and why my cat no longer has teeth.

-I'm also foodblogging at the Red Hook CSA website. I've been tempted for years to join a CSA, but always lazed out because I a) wasn't sure I'd cook enough to justify it, and b) suspected I'd miss the pickup window frequently. But this year, my friend Amy lives blocks away from her neighborhood's CSA pickup spot, and offered to grab my share any week I couldn't make it.

So for $332.50, I got a 22-ish week share that gives me an assortment of veggies and a half-dozen eggs each week. That's about $15 a week. Is it paying off? At some point I'll crunch the numbers and figure it out, but for now, I'm swamped trying to keep up with the zombie hyssop and mountains of kale. The kale has already conquered the veggie drawer and sent out reconnaissance units to scout the cheese drawer for its territorial-expansion possibilities.

Which is a longwinded way of saying my PF brain will kick back in at some point, but in the meantime, hit those two sites if you miss my ramblings. My Twitter feed features occasional links to my postings around the Interwebs.