01 April 2011

Weekly SD Blog RoundUp!

Here it is! I'm taking my shot at hosting the roundup. It may not be as eloquent as some others, but hopefully I'll get all the information up accurately and efficiently. There's a lot of organization with this, keeping all those tabs and windows open! (And I'm keeping one eye on MLB scores. Red Sox play later tonight; Yankees already have a win.)

And all the while, I'm praying to Ganesh that the internet doesn't cut out and erase the whole post. Without further ado...

It's no April Fool's Day joke, I really did propose international bathrooms as the optional talking point this week. Quite a few of you took me up on that:
Nomads by Nature discussed the baseline we all set for ourselves. Has anyone gone lower than sharing the experience with chickens?

Kelly at Well, That Was Different, offers some valuable tips for using third-world bathrooms, including how to help the kiddos use them.

Among other things, Small Bits comments on how easy it is to clean some of the bathrooms overseas. If I'm ever building my own house, I'd love a completely tiled bathroom with a drain in the floor so you can just hose it down for easy cleaning.

Germophobe Kate from Pulling Up Stakes shares a domestic bathroom adventure.

Liz of Nick and Liz Go Global discusses the facilities in Kabul.

Connie at Whale Ears and Other Wonderings once saw a truck piled high with toilets in Cairo.

Ogles and Observations shares some nice photos from the oldest restaurant in South America. Check out the final photo for the air freshening method used in the men's room.

Shannon at Cyberbones discusses composting toilets, among other things.

Sunny at Fabling looked high and low for a particular photo, but she couldn't find it. In "loo" of that, she did share another amusing anecdote.
Almost forgot Sadie Abroad! Sorry 'bout that.

In other news this week...
Digger from Life After Jerusalem has made the trip to Estonia and back.

Daring Adventure dares to write about the parking problems at FSI.

A new A-100 class started this week and one of the specialist classes had their flag day. Congratulations and good luck to everyone!


If I missed anyone who requested to be included, please leave me a comment. I've been piecing this together throughout the day with spotty electricity and a little Muffin who likes to bang on keyboards rather than take naps. It can be distracting.

Daniela at Tuk & Tam is hosting next week with the theme "Best of" at post. Check out the calendar if you're interested in hosting.


Nomads By Nature said...

Job well done -thanks for hosting! There were some really funny submissions!

Lydia said...

Wonderful round-up! Even though I've been a bit silent in the blogosphere, I've still been reading everyone's posts and round-ups. You can include my post from this week: http://penrodpostings.blogspot.com/2011/03/i-should.html

And this post has a picture of a toilet in it, I don't have my great pic of my daughter, Jacqueline, playing in the bidet. That, was great.

Thanks again, you did a great job!

Smallbits said...

I'm thinking I need a kitchen like that too with little kids :) Fantastic job on the Round Up. Sounds like it was an adventure just getting it done! Glad it turned out in the end. Thanks for hosting and for including me.

Connie said...

Good job on the round-up! Thanks for sharing some fun reading :)

A Daring Adventure said...

Stephanie, thank you SO MUCH for hosting this week - awesome topic, and great job! I'm actually totally dreading some of these international bathroom sorts of issues - I've heard that the squatty toilets in China can be, um, well...

Thanks again for hosting! And thank you for including me, even though I've had no experience whatsoever in overseas bathrooms that aren't European-style!

Just US said...

Great round-up! I loved the topic and I loved reading everyone's experiences!