What's Up Wednesdays: The Perfect Sandwich

Every Wednesday, I share a collection of five blog posts from around the Internet. We start this week with Darrell Milton from Australia, explaining to us that the contents of the sandwich may not be as important as how you cut your sandwiches in the eyes of a fussy toddler. Are you the kind of person who prefers to have your sandwiches in triangles? Rectangles? Small triangles? With the crust or without? These are truly pressing issues.

Speaking of eating, intrepid traveler Marc Smith has just listed his five favorite Vancouver restaurants and most of them are pretty darn new. I have to agree that both Fable Kitchen and Forage are among the city’s best and they both really represent what the Vancouver food scene is all about: fresh, sustainable and creative. No generic peanut butter and jelly sandwich here, cut diagonally or otherwise.

For a different slice of creativity, we turn to Melissa DeCarlo as she describes what she learned from painting that has helped with her approach to writing. Learning to let go of the rabid pursuit of perfection is absolutely critical if you want to get any writing done. It will never be perfect and you have to learn to move on. It’s almost more about what you leave out than it is about what you choose to include.

We have visual art, written art, musical art… and performance art too. Joseph Planta from The Commentary recently conducted an interview with Bob Frazer, the legendary artistic director and stage actor. While many of us know him better from his work with Bard on the Beach, the talk with Planta focuses more on a new production of Vincent River, which runs at the Little Mountain Gallery until September 20th. There is definitely still a place in this town for live theatre.

And finally, Brandon Grooms tackles a very common problem: You hate your job, yet somehow you’re still working there. Many people complain about their jobs and how they might be boring, meaningless, or stressful. If you’re among this group, you have to realize that the one big thing that is holding you back from switching careers is fear. You’re scared of leaving an area of predictability and stability into one that might be fraught with danger, failure and poverty. Don’t be afraid to explore your passion, even if it is just as a project on the side.