Sakura Season in Vancouver

What’s happening in the blogging world this week? Let’s dive into this hump day collection of great posts.

We start off with Rebecca Bollwitt who has gathered up a number of Vancouver cherry blossom photos from her Flickr photo pool. You might notice that a couple of my sakura season pictures were included as part of that collection. It’s such a beautiful time of the year in the city! There’s pink just about everywhere.

Next, we have Stacey Robinsmith asking about your favourite fast food burger joint. While I have been partial to Splitz and Vera’s these last few years, I don’t think I’ve had a better fast food burger lately than the one I had at Five Guys. That seems to be the general consensus among many of the burger folks in the Vancouver area, but Five Guys is a little pricier than its competitors.

I guess higher prices are less of a concern if you have a lot of cash. Dave Fecak offers career advice “for programmery people” and in one of his most recent posts, he explains why you make less money than some of your colleagues. You have to think about your public image, your salary negotiation abilities, your ability to promote yourself, and your market knowledge, among several other factors. Your geographic location can have a huge impact too.

It’s not exactly a secret that I love video games and I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for the “retro” games of the 80s and 90s. Lauren O’Neil (who you might know as Lauren O’Nizzle) paid a visit to the Game On 2.0 exhibit at the Ontario Science Centre, soaking in the “world’s largest celebration of video games.” It’s described as “a great arcade without the quarters,” going from Pong to Guitar Hero, Virtua Fighter to NBA Jam. He’s on fire!

Last and certainly not least, we have Karly Pinch who is in the process of planning what she calls her green gay wedding. She likes weddings, but she also wants it to be as eco-friendly, as low-cost and as true to their characters as possible. I know all the planning that went into my wedding had my then-fiance, now-wife in quite the frenzy, so I can sympathize with what Karly is going through now. Then again, I didn’t have to shop for a dress.