My Bloves – Blogs I love

In case you were a little fuzzy, a blog is a web log, an online journal that’s open to the public. It’s what you’re reading right now. Or, if you believe the lady I sat behind in Eddie’s Pizza, ‘They have dese THINGS, theyah cawled BLAWGS, it’s wheya people tawk about theya theereez about shows afta they end, like Lawst.” In English, “They have these THINGS, they’re called BLOGS, it’s where people talk about their theories about shows after they end, like Lost.”

My winding down ritual after work involves putting on sweats (most of mine are leftovers from high school and college but these look really comfy), eating cookies and milk, snuggling with Baxter, and reading my bloves, the blogs I love. That seems like a good segue to show you some random pictures of Baxter snuggling.

Over the past few years my bookmarked folder of blogs has become unwieldy and the subjects run the gamut from cooking to gossip, design to families. Here are a few of my faves to get you started:

The Pioneer Woman: You can’t talk blogs without mentioning her. She’s a ranch wife/mom/cook/blogger and she writes about life on a cattle ranch, raising four kids, cooking, decorating, calf nuts (no joke), everything. She taught herself Photoshop and her photography is beautiful!

D-Listed: a gossip/celebrity blog with all the dirt. Sometimes crude but always funny. Half the time I just scroll through the pictures because I can’t get enough of Lindsay Lohan stumbling out of a bar or Mel Gibson looking bewildered.

Reagan’s Blob: I’ve come to this one semi-recently. The writer is a hairdresser who lives in New York and has great style and a sunny outlook. She and her husband have a three-year old with Cerebro Costo Mandibular Syndrome and it’s been really interesting/inspiring to read about their ups and downs.

So go! Read! Comment! Enjoy!

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Sharing is Caring

If you’ve ridden the subway lately (or ever) you probably have a story about the strange behaviors of your fellow passengers. One commuter, The N Train Gossip, has taken his observations to the web and has a page on Twitter where he documents the bizarre or rude behavior of his fellow passengers.

Check it out! http://twitter.com/N_train_gossip

Image: The N Train Gossip

Ahhhh, tourists.

New Year, New Ways to Procrastinate

In addition to reading over a dozen blogs a day, checking Facebook a half dozen times, browsing Etsy, checking email and reading the New York Times, I can’t stop Sporcle-ing. Sporcle is basically a database of interactive trivia quizzes. Simple quizzes look something like this:

This one prompts you to fill in all the three-letter body parts. As you type in a correct answer, it pops up in the box. There are probably thousands of quizzes in sports, tv, movies, geography, literature, language…you get the idea. Click at your own risk and plan to set aside at least a half hour.