Sunday, April 8, 2012

Web Time Wasters

One Week In Japan from Mike Matas on Vimeo. (thanks, jackie!)

How was your week, guys?  I spent mine engaging in accidental networking, attending this awesome dance party, buying a bike and working up the nerve to ride it in the city (instead of just on bike paths and in the country) and introducing others to the enduring awesome of Summer Heights High.

Enough about me!  The links!  Here they are!


What does heaven taste like?  Oh, a blue cheese, date and hazelnut torta.  I think you're technically supposed to use these as appetizers with chips or crackers.  I ate it with a spoon, directly out of the container, standing in front of the fridge.  That's how good it is.

Oh, the lolz.  It's hard being two years old.

I was in the process of writing a post about dealing with haters.  But then I read this post and Kris Carr says everything I was going to say.

What do you think about this?  Attractive people are less shallow
research has shown that good looking people are stereotyped as being more confident, warm, dominant, stable and socially skilled, among other things, and being treated this way could encourage exactly these sorts of behaviours and attitudes.

If you use Twitter for your company or to promote your own products, this is a must-read.

On my list of things to become mediocre at: spelling.  This website will help me get there, I bet.

This is a fantastic read: What I Know About Beauty Now That I'm In My 30s.
We laugh at Snooki's tan because it reveals our private application of graduated tanning cream; we snark at Kardashianesque eyelashes because we have the good taste to stop at one coat of Sable Brown. Maybe if we were more transparent about the preparations we took for the performance of public life, we might better be able to understand what we're after with all our careful work.

13 Simple Steps To Get You Through A Rough Day (there are funny dog photos at the end of that link, guys.)

Yessssss.  Step 179 toward becoming an adult: Stop enjoying things ironically.  Just enjoy them.
(My non-ironic enjoyments are: Jersey Shore, The Lawrence Welk Show, eating cake batter, Totinos pizza)

Let's all buy this design/DIY book immediately, shall we?  (Even Design Sponge likes it and you know Grace knows what's up)

A ven diagram that represents the reality of the to-do list.

A rainbow-tipped french manicure?  Yes, please!

Awe.some.  Travel gear for every destination.

If you're self-employed, you've probably had this thought process: I'm not the best.  Should I refer work elsewhere?

Current obsessions: painting my apartment colors that make me happy (rather than colors that match), thrifting a million sundresses, friendly old dogs, fantasizing about playing catch in the park (?!), neon accents on everything.

4 comments

  1. Summer Heights High is the best, It reminds me of so many of my students ;)

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  2. On one of your previous web time wasters postings you linked to a website that collected the letters of great thinkers, actors, writers, etc. I loved it! I forgot to bookmark it though and haven't been able to find it again on your site. Do you remember what it was?

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  3. Thanks, I really needed funny dog pictures today!

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  4. Two is really the worst age. Brilliant.
    I also LOVE the 13 simple steps. Sometimes you just need a lot of dog pictures. Should be mandatory to turn a bad day around.

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