Mt. Dew, originally uploaded by erin_lowry_12.

It’s been months since I’ve had Mt. Dew. Cheers, San Jose, for carrying my most treasured caffeinated beverage (after a good Colombian tinto, that is!) in the grocery close to where I’m staying.

I love reading the NY Times, and found a great article this week on widgets, called Some Bling for Your Blog. Widgets are little pieces of code that you can stick into your blog or webpage which grab content from some third-party service. So, you can add a map from Frappr, your Flickr photo albums, or the one that caught my attention, your Amazon wishlist. I couldn’t get that one to work on WordPress (I think you have to be hosting the blog yourself instead of using to be able to do it), but I did add my list of current reads to my personal blog on Blogger. Does anyone know of a similar type of widget that does the same thing, but works on WordPress? There’s so many options…check out Google Gadgets and for more!