1. Links I Love Friday

    All the pretty, perfect pictures on Pinterest can lead to all sorts of comparisons in which I come up short, always short. But, I found the perfect antidote to all that in I’ve got your lifestyle blog right here" on Rage Against the Minivan

    My natural nosyness trumps any comparison anxiety when it comes to the Refrigerator Look Book series on Well+Good NYC. This is just one step away from peeking in someone else’s medicine cabinet…which I think we all know I want to do.  

    Clickbait Dissertations turns normal dissertation titles into dissertations that would get people to clck through on the web. It’s just funny!…although it might be a bit of a commentary on how the Internet—what is up with me and the Internet today!?—has left us always looking for the salacious tidbit….Or maybe it’s just funny.

    Speaking of clickbait, Can Animals Take a Selfie?" from Smithsonian Science got me to click because I thought there’d be kitten photos, but it’s a fascinating short video about animal surveys using remote cameras.

    I love Darien Library’s Thursday app feature because it almost always introduces me to an app I knew nothing about, such as this week’s post on Eat Your Books.

  2. Links I Love Friday

    I should have extra links to love today since it’s been so long…but I don’t.

    Found this link in my local PBS station’s weekly newsletter today: Strawberry Basil Tart" by Aube Giroux on Kitchen Vignettes for PBS Food. Memorial Day always seems like the real start of summer to me, and strawberries always make me think of summer.

    I love projects…or maybe I love the idea of projects. Anyway, this sounds very appealing:Artist Challenges Herself With ‘Year Of Creative Habits’ Project" on DesignTAXI and the actual Year of Creative Habits website. Would you join? I’m tempted.

    Another initiative that sounds very tempting is Spokes: Biking Across America, Summer 2014, which involves 7 college students biking across the U.S., teaching STEM classes. Could you bicycle across the U.S.? I was going to say I’d need longer than one summer, but if we say it’s about 3,000 miles across the country and we can all bike at 8mph for 8 hours a day, it would take us 47 days….so, yeah…..ummm…..You do what you want, but I think I’ll sign up for the creativity challenge instead.

  3. Links I Love Friday

    Extra link-y goodness today…

    Proceed at your own risk! I am not recommending or suggesting you do this, but I’ve ALWAYS wanted to be able to: Go Splits! 9 Stretches to Get You There" on PopSugar.

    Kind of creepy but interesting and clever, too: These Dreamy Photos Answer the Question: ‘What Would I Have Looked Like in Another Decade?’” on HuffPost Style.

    I would’ve been one of the ones to laugh if I got one of these: Doughnut shop employee pays tribute to Mitch Hedberg on receipts" on Yahoo News

    Tim Whatley and Mr. White!: Bryan Cranston finally realized what America wants. That’s to see him ‘prancing around’ in his underwear" on PBS Newshour’s Tumblr.

    More and more lately I’m thinking about and looking for tips on this: How to Write Faster: 5 Tips From Our Blog Team" on HootSuite Blog

  4. Happy Belated Birthday to us! (and other special days)


    Tumblr emailed this cupcake—I ate the bottom part—on Sunday to wish us a happy 7th birthday. 7 years! Whaaaa-aaaat?!

    This was post #1: http://sclibshighlights.tumblr.com/post/1301215/tame-the-web (The link still works, but the graphic is lost to the sands of time.)

    And speaking of birthdays, my bicycle and I celebrated 4 years together on March 15. A broken ankle had me feeling un-celebratory on the actual day, but I’m back in the saddle, ready for National Bike Month which I’m sure you remember is May—just 2 days away!

  5. 29 April 2014

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    Please be aware of a security issue recently discovered in the Internet Explorer web browser. The Department of Homeland Security advises internet users to avoid Internet Explorer until the bug is fixed. Firefox or Chrome can be used as browser alternatives.

    Oh, IE, it’s always you…

  6. Links I Love Friday

    Why We Love Cats and Dogs" episode of PBS’s Nature: I watched this last night—so interesting and sweet…and a little sad in parts. Are you a dog person? a cat person? both? 


    Here’s a Horrifying PIcture of What Sleep Loss Will Do To You" on HuffPost Healthy Living: “Read on for the nightmare-inducing truth about what could be happening to your body when you don’t get enough sleep.” Uhhh, great….Well, if anything can get me to NOT stay up to watch “Fargo” next week, this is it.

    These two young artists quit their jobs to build this glass house for $500" on Yahoo Homes: Not quite the neatest, coolest house I’ve ever heard of, but definitely in the top ten.

  7. Links I Love Friday

    10 Crazy Thinks You Didn’t Know About the Hair on ‘Mad Men’" by Sam Stryker on BuzzFeed: Actually, I’m not surprised the hair and costuming on a TV show or movie is more complicated than it might seem. The 7th season is almost here! I wasn’t a fan at first, but I’ve now binge-watched and caught up.

    This is unintentionally a “hair” edition of Links I Love Friday….

    How to Ease the Pain of Growing Out a Pixie Cut" by Cheryl Wischhover on The Cut: “There’s no easy way to face the long slog of growing out a pixie cut." Truer words were never spoken.

    OK, enough hair…

    Sketchnoting" on Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Everything: Although I think this is just another method of mind-mapping, I’m still sad I never heard of Sketchnoting until today.

  8. Links I Love Friday

    How to Make Overnight Oats Without a Recipe" on Food52: Well, this is a kind of recipe, but let’s not worry too much about that right now. Overnight oats are my second favorite breakfast. If I’m not having a smoothie, I’m having overnight oats. I’m loyal to a recipe from another site, but this one looks just as good.

    Brilliant Ads Use Book Covers That Urge Us to Go Offline And Read" on DesignTAXI.com: Today is a day for links that are contradictions. The first was a link to a recipe that supposedly wasn’t a recipe, and now I’m using social media to share a link about ads to encourage getting away from social media. Oh, well…

    The Exquisite Wistfulness of 19th-Century Vegetarian Personal Ads" on Slate’s The Vault: “ In these lonelyhearts ads, we can see which reforms were dear to the hearts of the people who were vegetarians before the Civil War." I find almost all personals ads in newspapers or online poignant. Don’t they make you wish you could give the writer a hug and help him or her find a soulmate?

  9. Links I Love Friday

    Try Transit Day information on Sarasota County Govt.’s Facebook page: It’s the first I’ve heard that Try Transit Day is Friday, April 25, 2014. All fixed route service will be FREE that day. If you’ve ever wanted to try riding the bus, that would be a good day to do it….because then if you get lost you can just keep hopping on buses until either you get where you need to be or the bus system shuts down for the night. 

    The Toughest Scene I Wrote" series on Vulture.com: “In this series, Vulture has been speaking to the screenwriters behind 2013’s most acclaimed movies about the scenes they found most difficult to crack." Ahh, I love peeks into the artistic process!

    What This Guy Does with Post-it Notes is Funny and Brilliant. These Literally Made Me LOL!" on Reshareworthy.com, but also all over the Internet a few weeks ago: Every link aggregator on the Internet shared this weeks ago, but I still find it brilliant so….

  10. Links I Love Friday

    Sommer+Sommer brain test, en.sommer-sommer.com/braintest/: “Which side of your brain is more dominant?” I took it twice in quick succession, thinking I could game the test the 2nd time, but I couldn’t. I came out over 60% left-brained both times. What’s your result?


    Bullet Journal, www.bulletjournal.com: “It’s an analog system for the digital age that will help you organize the present, record the past, and plan for the future.” I am completely aware that loving this link and my lefty brain result above are likely related. The thought of a journal/calendar on graph paper THRILLS me! And you?

    Beautiful Bookish Dresses" on To Be Shelved: Dresses inspired by books—so cool!—plus a couple of links to other fashion with literary ties.