Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monday recap . . .

. . . of the Friday prompt . . . on Tuesday.  (From here on in I will endeavour to post the Monday recap on Monday, but my three year old daughter was under the weather yesterday.  There was much making of play dough and assembling of princess puzzles and general snuggling, but not a whole lot of blog post drafting.)

And why the recap anyway?  Because I think it's going to be a good way to bring the Friday discussion to a close and because after I read your comments, I feel like I want to talk about them a little.

Which brings me to the recap.  Thank you so much to everyone who participated in last Friday's prompt.  I loved reading about the foods you can't live without.  There were the staples (bread, milk and pasta, to name a few) and there were a few I hadn't expected (anchovies comes immediately to mind!)  The prompt lent itself to one word answers and as I was reading them and spotting the repeats -- cheese was the big winner -- I decided that I really needed to see the answers in graph form.  Yeah, a bar graph.  Or something.

And then I hesitated because maybe it wasn't such a good idea to reduce thoughtful comments down to numbers.  Ultimately, though, I figured you'd understand that what I was after was another way to make sense of the answers and that's really what this blog is all about -- figuring things out.

So I spent way too much time putting together my version of a bar graph and I'm not entirely sure what it accomplishes, but it was fun to lay it out and it's kinda pretty . . .

I'm still trying to decide whether I'm surprised that cheese tops the list by such a huge margin.  I think I am, but I can't decide why.  I also expected to see more of the classic junk foods on the list and they're just not there.  So I'm totally proud of us!

I hope you'll join me this Friday for a new prompt, which will definitely not lend itself to graphable answers.

Oh, and one more thing.  I've been asked whether the giveaway page is still available and yes it is.  So if you'd like to add it to your collection, stop on by!

Happy Tuesday friends!


  1. lol! I love it! And cheese would have been on my list as ell, if you had asked for the top 4 foods! (:

  2. I loved that graph!
    it was so cool reading the different things people always have on hand. definitely lots that I wouldn't have expected :-)

  3. Hooray for such a cheesy bunch and a lovely graph highlighting our favorite!

  4. That is the most lovely graph I have ever seen! Cheese Rules!

  5. Great graph! I was wondering what food was going to come out on top and cheese it is! My favorite as well!


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