Web Time Wasters

(just listen to the whole thing while you’re making breakfast today. you’ll thank me.)

What are you guys up to this weekend? I’m on a quick business trip to L.A. and I’m squeezing in a mini-trip to San Diego to meet Sarah and Elise in person – finally! Also: catching up with friends from high school and alllll the tacos, ever.

Links for you!

Yes. Everything I Am Afraid Might Happen If I Ask New Acquaintances To Get Coffee.
They’ll say yes, and we’ll have a perfectly nice time and bond over what it’s like being in our twenties and working in creative fields and struggling to find fulfillment on a day-to-day basis. It will slowly grow dark outside as we share and laugh late into the evening, and when we part we’ll agree that it was a truly lovely time and that we’ll definitely do dinner soon, and then we will never speak again.

Wouldn’t it be fun to re-create some of these? The obsessively detailed list of American literature’s most epic roadtrips.

Could you beat a 12-year-old at arm wrestling? Not this 12-year-old Minnesota girl.

An app to help you create and use your capsule wardrobe?

How to deal with too many business phone calls.


(more yelling) INVISIBLE BOOK SHELF??!!

Ooof. One female photographer is taking pictures of men moments after they harass her.

The ‘Email a tree’ service didn’t go as planned – it was a lot sweeter.
“My dearest Ulmus,” the message began.
“As I was leaving St. Mary’s College today I was struck, not by a branch, but by your radiant beauty. You must get these messages all the time. You’re such an attractive tree.”

When I lived in Taiwan this was one of my favorite restaurants. So awesome and weird!

A totally new way to use Twitter.

My hands and wrists get jacked up from typing all day, but this is helping a lot.

Have you heard of Thrive Market? It looks like Amazon for affordable health food? I’m intrigued…

What new moms say vs. what they mean.

Let’s agree on these things.

I don’t even have an iphone and I want this.

Happens to the best of us. What should you do when you’re jealous of someone who’s ‘bigger’ on the internet?
But here’s the thing we too often forget in this age of social media fame. Being cool on Twitter? That’s not the same thing as having power. It doesn’t necessarily mean you’re creating anything huge or important or particularly meaningful. It doesn’t even mean you’re making a living wage. It just means you spend a lot of time on Twitter, and that some folks who have been designated as “cool” think you’re cool.

Hope you had a great weekend!


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