Around The Internet #8

It’s time for another edition of around the internet, where I share some of the cool and interesting stuff I stumble across on my internet adventures.  I hope everyone is having a great New Year so far!  Mine’s going pretty well so far (better than last year, at any rate) and I hope it stays that way.  Not just for me, but for everyone reading this!

That’s all for today!  I hope it’s a great one for you!

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Around The Internet #7

I feel like I haven’t done one of these in a while, so I figured it was time for another one!  Here’s some cool stuff I found over the last few months.

I hope everyone enjoys their day!

Around The Internet #6

It feels like forever since I’ve done one of these!  It’s probably been around a month or so, but it feels like a lot has happened since then.

That’s all for today, and I hope you have a great week!

Around The Internet #5

Hello!  Since it’s been a while, I thought I’d do another post where I share some of the interesting things I’ve found on the internet.

That’s all I have for today, and I’ll be back with another one of these posts soon!

Around The Internet #4

Well, it’s time for another round of Around The Internet, where I share some of the really cool things I’ve seen on the internet.

  • I could have sworn I had shared this list of space-saving bookshelves, but it’s something to consider.
  • It’s pretty easy to find good fish tacos here in San Diego, but this Fish Taco Bowl does sound really good right now.
  • It’s interesting to see why people don’t use star ratings on goodreads.
  • When it’s finally cool enough to use the oven and not die of heat, I plan on making this meatball parmesan casserole.
  • It would be interesting to see a lot of these books as some sort of tv show.
  • I don’t listen to audiobooks often enough, but I really need to start listening to the audio books I get from audible.  There are great things about print/e-books and audio, but at least there are different formats to fit what’s going on in my life.  I do like listening to audio books when I crochet and on my commute to work.
  • The library tends to be my default when I need to donate books, but it’s good to know there are other options.
  • I really love these pictures of bioluminescent plankton.
  • Airports are very interesting places indeed.
  • Lemon bars sound really good right now.
  • Speaking of food, unsalted tends to be my go-to because you can always add more salt, but you can’t take salt out.
  • I may have to try out some of these recipes– summer is when my crock-pot gets used the most, but I like the idea of recipes that require no cooking.
  • I want, like, all of these tote bags.
  • In general, I tend to be in the camp go with whatever scents you like, but it is interesting that I am both a Gemini, and a fan of lavender.  It’s an interesting idea, pairing scents with astrology.
  • I really like a lot of these book holders.  I’m pretty sure I’d only use a cookbook holder, but they’re still cool to look at!
  • I don’t know if I could keep my goodreads TBR shelf at 100 books, but I’m impressed with people who can.  I do go through it occasionally and get rid of books I no longer want to read.  And this year, I’ve been pretty good about actually reading books on it, so it feels like it’s getting smaller.
  • If you’re a Murderino, you’ll probably like this list of books recommended by the hosts of My Favorite Murder.  I love My Favorite Murder, and I totally recommend it if you like true crime and comedy.
  • I love my local library, and I’d be lost without it.  I completely agree with this blog post about how useful libraries are. I can’t say that I’m surprised that someone would write an article about how getting rid of libraries would save taxpayers money, but they always seem to be written by 1- someone who’s never worked in a library and 2- someone who’s privileged enough to not need the resources of the library.
  • I disagree with some of the frozen foods some of these editors won’t buy since it seems so much easier to buy frozen pizza and tv dinners for when I don’t want to cook and don’t have any leftovers to eat.  I think the only frozen bread I’ve seen is garlic bread…and I don’t get the obsession with Halo Top  that people seem to have.  Especially since they use the fact that it’s low-calorie to eat the whole container, which makes no sense at all.  But whatever floats your boat, I guess.
  • As a medical receptionist, I complete agree with #9 and #13.  Also #24.  I could do a whole post about those points specifically (as well as some other things I see often).  I mean, I won’t, but I could.  I think this list is something to think about.

Until next time, everyone!

Around The Internet #3

It’s time for another edition of around the internet, where I share some of the cool and interesting things I find on the internet.

That’s all for now, but I’m sure I’ll be back with another one of these posts soon!

Around The Internet #2

I thought I’d do another one of these, since I had a lot of fun putting the last one together.  I’m not sure how often I’ll be doing these, but probably when I have a bunch of really cool things I want to share.

Around The Internet

I’ve been meaning to do a post like this for a while, but I never manage to actually get around to doing it!  I figured now might be a good time to share some of the really interesting (and weird, in some cases) things I’ve stumbled across the last few months.

And here’s a few things that I would definitely file under “This Week In WTF:”

This one definitely went longer than I thought, but hopefully, I’ll do another one of these soon!

Top Ten Tuesday: All About Audio Freebie

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely folks over at The Broke And The Bookish.  Every week, bloggers share their own bookish top ten lists based on the topic of the week.  You can check out Ten Tuesdays here.

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Top Ten Favorite Podcasts

I’m a really big fan of podcasts, and I’m really glad this week is an audio freebie, because I knew this would be the perfect time to talk about some of my favorites.  I listen to a lot of podcasts, and picking 10 was really hard!  I know I’ve mentioned most of them before, but I think they’re definitely worth checking out.  All links will take you to the podcast website- except Dear Hank And John, that one goes to a general website for the both of them.

  1. Lore.  It’s a different story every week, and it’s based on a real life story.  I’ve never heard of a lot of the stories that he tells, but they’re all really interesting to listen to.
  2. Welcome To Night Vale.  I am a huge fan of Night Vale, and it’s weird and delightful, and I look forward to every new episode.  They also have a couple of other podcasts now, and I really like Alice Isn’t Dead, but I’m not sure about Within The Wires yet.
  3. Greetings From Nowhere.  It’s random and funny and they have some really interesting conversations.
  4. The Nerdist Podcast.  I only listen to some of the episodes released, but the interviews are always interesting and funny.
  5. The Black Tapes/Tanis.  They’re both done by the same people, so I figured I’d talk about them together. They’re done in the style of Serial (which you can check out here, it’s completely awesome and fascinating), and I love listening to both.  But not at night, because both can be really creepy, and I ended up getting a little freaked out.
  6. Dear Hank And John.  It’s John Green and his brother Hank giving out dubious advice, and it’s hilarious.
  7. The History Chicks.  It’s the only history podcast I’ve been able to get into, but I did come across a few others on iTunes that I still need to listen to.  It’s two women talking about different women in history (and they occasionally do a fictional character, which is always fun), and I love that they include movies, websites and books about the different women they talk about.  They definitely put a lot of work into it.
  8. Gilmore Guys.  I haven’t listened to this one in ages, so I have 20+ episodes I still need/want to listen to but it’s entertaining and a really good recap of Gilmore Girls.
  9. The Grapes Of Rad.  It’s fun to listen to and it’s random and weird and I’m not completely sure I love it so much, but I do.
  10. Overthinking It.  If you like pop culture, this is a really good podcast to listen to.  They talk about movies and t.v. shows and a variety of other topics.  I have to admit that I don’t listen to every single episode- it sort of depends on whether I’m interesting in the topic of the week, but it’s always an interesting listen.

Top Ten Tuesday: Fall T.V. Freebie

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely folks over at The Broke And The Bookish.  Every week, bloggers share their own bookish top ten lists based on the topic of the week.  You can check out Ten Tuesdays here.

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Top Ten Favorite Shows

I talk about books a lot- of course I do, but I also like watching t.v. (a lot), so in honor of fall t.v., I’m talking about my ten favorite t.v. shows.  Recommendations are also good, I’ll give anything a try, and it doesn’t even have to be similar to the shows on my list (although that would be helpful but not necessary).

  1. Basically anything by Shonda Rhimes.  Scandal is super-dramatic, you never know what’s going to happen on How To Get Away With Murder, and I love Grey’s Anatomy so much it isn’t even funny.
  2. Once Upon A Time.  I love this weird take on fairy tales/Disney characters- which is pretty much what happens when the guys behind Lost decide to do a show about fairy tales.
  3. The 100.  I have a really good friend who loves this show, and I basically started watching it so I would know what she was talking about, because she loves it so much.  And then I got hooked, and the new season needs to start now.
  4. Walking Dead.  I’ve never read the comics, but I love the show, and you never know what’s going on.
  5. Gilmore Girls.  I’m looking forward to the revival SO MUCH, and it’ll be nice to see what’s going on in the lives of the Gilmore Girls.  I’m sad that Edward Herrmann won’t get to be a part of the revival, because it won’t be the same without him.
  6. NCIS.  I can’t help it, I just love it.  I’m curious to see what the show is going to be like now that the character of DiNozzo is gone, speaking of which, I still haven’t seen the last couple of episodes of the last season, so I should probably catch up on them before the new season starts.
  7. Reign.  I know it’s not the most historical accurate show, but it’s dramatic and entertaining, and I’m enough of a history nerd, especially where Tudor history is concerned, that at some point, I’ll probably actually getting around to reading the shelf of books I have about the time period.
  8. Sleepy Hollow.  It’s Ichabod Crane meets the apocalypse!  And I can’t wait for season 4, especially with how things ended for a particular character.  That took me off guard, and had the show been cancelled, it would have been a good ending point for the show.  But since it’s coming back for a 4th season, I want to know how the show is going to go forward.
  9. Blacklist.  I tend to watch this show on Hulu, but I’m a season behind since it wasn’t airing on Hulu for some reason.  It’s still good, though, and I really recommend it, especially because James Spader is amazing on this show.
  10. iZombie.  I watched the 1st season on Netflix recently, and I’ll definitely be watching when it comes back on!