Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Link Dump

Merry Christmas!!

Or if you celebrate something else:
Happy Holidays!!

Or of you don't find this season especially celebratory:
Happy Tuesday!!

Monday, December 3, 2012

December Calendar Round-Up

Where the heck did November go? Seriously. That month flew by! Here's a very December cute followed by this month's free printable calendars:

Norwegian Baby! Source: Reddit (Thanks, Beth)

Friday, November 9, 2012

Friday Link Dump

Yay! It's Friday!

This week's cute is a video. Embedding is disabled, sorry. Please click through to YouTube and enjoy:

Monday, November 5, 2012

November Calendars

...And you thought I'd forgotten all about you! Here are calendars for November. Hope it's not too late for you to enjoy! And here's a belated Halloween-ish cute:

Friday, October 5, 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012

October Calendars

Happy October!
I didn't have time for a link dump last Friday, but I don't want to leave you without a way to mark the passage of time this month. Also, I found another site with free calendars! Mollie at Wild Olive makes hers available as wallpaper images and printable pdfs!

Wild Olive

(Bonus: I intend to use this as a food label display for the Halloween party I'm helping plan!)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Written by a Kid

More TV on the internet! Written by a Kid is a weekly video series on the Geek & Sundry YouTube channel.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

Squee! A real blog post!
Do you like “Pride and Prejudice”? Yes? Then you’ll love this. No? Go read “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” and get back to me. Or just keep reading. You might like this anyway.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Hang In There


This isn't a real post. It's a psudo-post. I'm sorry I haven't published anything new for a while. A combo of personal junk and family junk has gotten in the way of my drive to write. However, part of the reason I started this blog was to practice stick-to-it-ive-ness. As such, I will continue to strive for a regular update schedule.

This much I can promise you: I will post a link-dump this Friday. And next Wendesday's post should be a real hum-dinger! (It's taking a bit more research than usual, but I'm enjoying every minute!)

Thank you for reading! Here's a cute picture from Epbot to show my appreciation:

Friday, August 10, 2012

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Neil Gaiman's Commencement Speech

My favorite author is Neil Gaiman. I've twitter-stalked him for years. In case you're uninitiated, he has written lots of good books. Some of them were made into good movies (Stardust, Coraline, etc.). He’s still writing books (ostensibly good ones), and he looks sort of like this:

Friday, August 3, 2012

Friday Link Dump

My apologies for falling of the bandwagon. That's the wagon of posting regularly. The band is playing the march of time. Anywho, here's a Friday cute:

(More Links Below)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


PostSecret is a continually growing collection of anonymous secrets. (Note: If the site were a movie, it’d be PG-13 at least, but I’ll keep this post G-rated.) It started out as a group art project in January of 2004. Artist Frank Warren distributed this post card and began collecting the responses:

Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday Link Dump

Today's dump deals with fashion, geekiness, and in-between: bicycle art.If it's wrong to post bunny gifs two weeks in a row I don’t want to be right:

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Hyperbole and a Half

Today I woke up feeling like this:

So this will not be a wordy post. Go read Hyperbole and a Half. It’s awesome. Allie writes it. She is also awesome. 

Friday, July 6, 2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

US Independence Day

Happy Independence Day, USA!

And happy Wednesday, everyone else! Today I’m going to try hard to think about happy memories of fireworks and picnics, and not dwell on how this marks the day we gave up access to first runs and online streaming of BBC programmes. (I miss you, Doctor. Sherlock, I have a few words for you. The first one is “how?” the second isn’t family-appropriate. Free Bates!)

There’s some hippie hulabaloo happening in Philadelphia today. Otherwise, I couldn't find much on the nets to honor the holiday. That’s probably because most people will be out enjoying the aforementioned picnics and fireworks! So, here are some recipes I’d include at my dream BBQ:

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Shirt.Woot is a part of the Woot.com deal website family. Woot started out in 2004 with the slogan "One Day, One Deal". Now they offer many deals every day under many subcategories like kids.woot, wine.woot, and home.woot. The newest addition to the family is sport.woot. But we’re here to talk about shirts.

In the deal-a-day spirit, Shirt.Woot features one new shirt every day. Woot shirts are not just cheap ($10-$15 + $5 shipping), they’re also nifty and ethically produced.From their FAQ: 
"Woot Tees are 100% cotton blank shirts. The designs are printed at Woot's own printing facility in our Carrollton, Texas headquarters. Although the people who make them do sweat occasionally, Woot Tees are produced in sweatshop-free conditions."
 Featured designs are usually nerdy, or adorable.  Here’s a design which is both:

Friday, June 22, 2012

Friday Link Dump

It's Friday! That means random little links! And a picture of a cute animal:
Source: imgur via Cutest Paw

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Dear Photograph

Dear Photograph is a young website run by a young dude. Taylor Jones is only 22, and the site is only 8 months old. Already they’ve made a big mark on the internet. The idea is simple. You take an old photo which means something to you, and bring it back to the place where it was taken. Then you line up the old image with the location today as the background and take a new picture like this:

Friday, June 15, 2012

Friday Link Dump

No dump today, really. I just have one link to share (after the jump). But first, here's a cute picture of a loris!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Scout Creative

Scout Creative is a marketing agency in Portland, OR. Stay with me now. They’re a very cool marketing agency. Like, fez-cool. Here’s what they say about themselves: “We have discovered that providing engaging and educational content, rich in thought and creativity, yields far better results for our clients than more traditional marketing approaches.” One of the coolest things about them is their free monthly paper craft calendars!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Cake Wrecks

Cake Wrecks is a humor blog I’ve been following for years. Since 2008, Jen Yates has been posting pictures of failed professional cakes with funny commentary. Along with three occasional guest contributors, she has found/received enough material to post six days a week! Well, to be fair, only weekdays feature wrecks. On Sundays, she posts “Sunday Sweets” featuring amazingly good cakes. Here’s an example from this week’s comic book themed post:

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Child's Play

Child's Play is a charity whose mission is "...to improve the lives of children in hospitals around the world through the kindness and generosity of the video game industry and the power of play."

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Humble Indie Bundle

It’s a revolution in the video-game industry! It’s a charity! It’s a discount!! It’s HUMBLE INDIE BUNDLE! (*trumpet fanfare*)

Now in its fifth incarnation, the Humble Indie Bundle emerges from the mist for two weeks to let you choose how much you’d like to pay for great games. That’s right. You set the price. What’s more: you can choose how much of that money goes to the humble bundle folks, directly to the developers, and to two nifty/nerdy non-profits.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Ukulele Hunt

Today's post is about a great resource for folks who play, or want to start playing the ukulele! (If you're not one of those folks, please come back next week when I'll write about video games. Thanks!)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Wookiee the Chew

Today, I'd like to direct you to www.jameshance.com where James Hance showcases his "Relentlessly Cheerful Art".
His most important creation is probably "Wookiee the Chew": an adorable mash-up of Chewbacca, the Wookiee from Star Wars, and Winnie the Pooh.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday Link Dump

Today's post will just be a bunch of tiny, unrelated things I came across this week while exploring the interwebs. But first, here's a cute puppy!
That’s a Licker to Me

Source: Cutest Paw

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Domesticated Fox

Estimated Time-Suck: 5 minutes or less

Yeah, you heard me right. The domesticated fox is a thing. It's also known as the Siberian Fox and the Novosibirsk Fox. In 1959, in Soviet Novosibirsk Russia,  Dmitri Belyaev set up a secret fox breeding program. Well, the program wasn't a secret, but the purpose was. He wanted to see if foxes could be bred for friendliness to humans the way scientists thought dogs were bred from wolves. Lucky for us, it worked!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Old Photos

Estimated Time Suck: 10 minutes each on 5 bold links

My brilliant husband suggested that I let you know about how much time you can expect to burn with my posts. I'd say each of the bold links will take about 10 minutes to peruse. I've included it at the top of the page and intend to go back and add similar estimates to my older posts.
I love photos. In fact, in the last year or so I've been surprised to learn that I love photos more than most people. They feel like tiny time-machines. That said, I've come across a few repositories of interesting old photos today. I hope you like them at least a little bit, even if your enthusiasm doesn't match my own.

The star of today's post is Maria Popova who blogs at brainpickings.org and tweets as @brainpicker. Yesterday, she showcased an online archive called The Empire That Was Russia

Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii. Peasant Girls, 1909. 

Something about the girl in the middle makes me want to know her story. The "Ethinic Diversity" section of the site is where most of the images of people are, which I find most interesting; but the rest of the site is neat too. Especially neat is the page where they explain how they created color images from black and white negatives.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


This post was deleted by a glitch in blogger's editing program. I hope to replace it with a similar post sometime in the near future. It was about the browser game knoword.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Up House IRL

Estimated Time-Suck: 5 minutes (+bonus 2 minute video)

Even if you haven't seen the Disney/Pixar movie "Up!" (and you should), I bet you have seen commercials featuring images like this one:

Up! The balloons were filled with a whole tank of helium and were eight foot high. It took 300 of them to get the light-weight house airborne  

I would love to be able to fly like that in real life. I didn't think it was possible, but last March, somebody did!

Good morning. How may I help you?


For my inaugural post, I'd like to explain a bit of what I dream this blog will be. I spend lots of time putzing on the internet. It's fun! But it's not terribly productive. I thought maybe it could become productive if I made a blog for sharing the best of what I find with folks who have less free time on the computer than I do. (...practically everyone) So this is it!

I intend to blog with integrity. I will try to follow every link to its origins and credit all of my sources. If I miss something, please call me out on it. I assure you, any omission will be a sad accident. F
or starters, my current background image is from the Flickr of mpujals. I am using it under a creative commons license. (The same goes for my profile pic.)

Now, let the blogging begin!!