Web Time Wasters


Hi friends! As you read this, I’m in a yurt on the North Shore because I’m an insufferable yuppie. Today we’ll be making the five hour drive back to the Twin Cities which I plan to commemorate it with lots of podcasts and gas station food. #sourgummiesandcombos4eva.

But enough about Mongolian nomad housing. Links for you! 

Another podcast to add to your queue? The Lively Show.

Related: my friend Sally was on the Geek Girls Guide podcast talking about internet hate.

Things to eat/bake/cook: lemon poppy seed french toast, recipes for healthy travel, lemongrass tofu bowls, pea tendril and pistachio pesto.

Ohhhhh, how I relate. Burning down the house that perfectionism built.

Also relatable: Jonesin’ for likes on the internet.

It doesn’t matter if your following is 50 or 10 million, having a solid understanding of your values, a network of people who you can trust, and a life outside the digital world is essential in finding happiness and peace within yourself. Smart people do not bite the hand that feeds them. They figure out how to gain the upper hand.
10 creative uses for wallpaper!

Good advice about how to stay in the game when big changes are happening.

Such a cute raincoat!

Product names that didn’t translate very well.

Inspiring! Women in Iran who feel oppressed by their hijabs have been posting photos sans-hijab on a Facebook called ‘Stealthy Freedoms.’

Did you hear Louis C.K.’s amazing rant about fat women?

Vanessa: If I was a very, really beautiful, then you would have said yes when I asked you out. I mean, come on, Louie, be honest here. You know what’s funny? I flirt with guys all the time. And I mean the great looking ones, the really high-caliber studs? They flirt right back, no problem. Because they know their status will never be questioned. But guys like you never flirt with me, because you get scared that maybe you should be with a girl like me.
And why not? You know, if you were standing over there looking at us, you know what you’d see? That we totally match. We’re actually a great couple together. And yet, you would never date a girl like me. Have you ever dated a girl that was heavier than you? Have you?
I remember seeing these in Vietnam and thinking “the world is a magical place.”I would like to read this book. Followed by this book.

It’s pothole season here in Minnesota. What if we turned them into art?

Co-signed: Choosing analogue over digital.

Nuzzle. Dance. Dream. Whistle. None of that would happen if I got the magic boiling water device. I’d become an automated tea-o-tron. My dog would die from lack of affection. I’d stop fantasizing of great sex in Tuscany. So duh…
I promptly left the appliance aisle — feeling all simplified and strong-minded, like Laura Ingalls would be proud of me fer stickin’ to m’kettle.

Funny clothing tags.

And a few Yes and Yes posts you might have missed: In which we remember that life’s too short, How to WWOOF your way around the world, The one-sentence rule I use to help me navigate the Tough Stuff.



I want to be a yuppie and sleep in a yurt! Thanks for linking the company! (but I live in a one stop light county with less than 3000 people, do I still qualify as yuppie? or just a hick? whatever.)


This isn't the first post where you refer to yourself as an "insufferable yuppie/hipster" or something along those lines. It bums me out / is annoying that you keep referring to yourself as this. Why do you do that? What's the benefit?

Amy Elizabeth

Thanks so much for sharing my post 🙂 I'm all about the podcasts right now, definitely queuing up The Lively Show for my next run!


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