Web Time Wasters


How was your week, guys? I somehow managed juuuuust the right balance of work and play (something that very rarely happens). Lots of writing and blogging, mixed with dinner parties, bad movie nights, and brunches. Lovely!Links for you!

I’ve got space for two more hookup requests and a few more hookup offers in March’s Network of Nice. Send me 100-ish words about your non-Googleable, non-promotional idea at sarah (at) yesandyes (dot) org.

A book idea I wish I had: Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals. Like, Heidi’s cheesy toast and The Bell Jar’s crab meat-stuffed avocados!

Also: grownup Poptarts!

It’s so rare that I add a blog to my RSS feed, but I’ve been loooooving Into-Mind. She recently wrote a great post about how to make learning and personal development a regular part of your life.

Unless you want to become a world famous pianist or compete at the Olympics, you don’t have to achieve mastery to get to a level you can be proud of or to enjoy playing the piano or running or anything else that you want to do. And while true mastery might require a huge time investment, you can get good at most skills pretty quickly. 

It’s totally gimmicky and I 100% don’t care. I love thisfancy water bottle with its charcoal stick filter.

Have you heard of the GTFO app? It lists all the flights with available seats leaving your city that night – listed from cheapest to most expensive. Wouldn’t that be fun for a last minute getaway?

What if you set Charity USA as your homepage? You can benefit leading non-profit organizations by clicking on the free contribution button daily, making a micro-donation, and shopping for gifts, apparel, jewelry, and home décor.

OF COURSE Rifle Paper’s redesign of Anne of Green Gables is gorgeous.

Discuss: “Sponsored” by my husband: Why it’s a problem that writers never talk about where their money comes from
Here’s my life. My husband and I get up each morning at 7 o’clock and he showers while I make coffee. By the time he’s dressed I’m already sitting at my desk writing. He kisses me goodbye then leaves for the job where he makes good money, draws excellent benefits and gets many perks, such as travel, catered lunches and full reimbursement for the gym where I attend yoga midday. His career has allowed me to work only sporadically, as a consultant, in a field I enjoy.

Related: How I (Sarah Von Bargen) make money as a full time blogger

An Airbnb treehouse!

A pretty take on food blogging – watercolor-ed recipes.

Have you heard of Feasted? It’s like ‘Blue Apron’ … but for families living on a tight food budget. So important and helpful!

As a former linguist I loooove the Twitter feed @darewords – it’s a round up of regional American English.

cheechako: a newcomer, tenderfoot. [Chinook Jargon; Alaska, Pacific Northwest]
stomp: a male rustic or someone who dresses like one. [New Mexico]
Hannah Cook: in various phrases signifying insignificance, often of persons, e.g., “He don’t amount to a Hannah Cook.” [chiefly NEng]An app that silences your phone when it knows you’re in a meeting, driving, sleeping? Into it.

A sweet message on a receipt for a pizza.

And a few Yes & Yes posts you might have missed: Settle the eff down (or how to stop psyching yourself out), How to get over a breakup, 11 ways to make your home feel happier and more like you.

Hope you had a great weekend, friends!


Sarah Bishop

An acceptable substitute for hte fancy bottle linked may be the Bobble. I got mine super cheap at a Goowill and it's been the best thing ever. I hate plain water once it's warmish. My sister has the same issue and swore I'd be able to drink from the Bobble at room temp. She was right. Best money I've spent in a long while. Plus I'm mostly keeping myresolution to drink more water and less soda this year.


Concerning the refillable water bottles with charcoal stick filters: I wonder how feasible/cost effective it would be for an NGO to attempt to produce, sell &/or distribute something similar in countries which have many incidents of water-borne illnesses (such as India, for example).


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