Nifty (link dump)

I keep saving things in my bloglines account that are cool, but not enough for a full blog post. Now I understand why people do a weekly link dump. I can’t do it weekly. I spend much less time in bloglines now than I used to. Anyway, some cool stuff I found online:

1) Darren talks about finding your single friends on facebook as a set-up tool. He can’t find single females, I am traumatized by a few bad set-ups in the past (please….you don’t want to know and you wouldn’t believe me if I told you). Honestly, I am really tired of telling people that they are free to set me up when they ask “why are you still single?”. That’s a better answer than “dating seems to go well until I bring them home and they see my doll collection/the human heads in my freezer”

2) Weezer’s web 2.0 video. I love Weezer. Saw them in concert around 98 or 99.


Wonder if anyone captured all the original videos that are spoofed in here.

3) Speaking of platitudes…

(Thanks Tim)

4) Everyone has a story of an e-mail mistake. Make yourself feel better by laughing at ones that didn’t affect YOUR career.

(Tip: freakanomics blog)

5) Charles and Hudson: answering all those questions you have about your home. Like how to fix a running toilet and installing crown molding with ease.

6) Unclutterer. Where do I start?

         a) An argument against multi-tasking

         b) Business meetings. Love this because I am the person known to say “this shouldn’t be a meeting, it should be an e-mail.”

         c) Information processing and organization.

         d) Two things are keeping me from getting this: they don’t make Tecate mini kegs and I’m trying to move away from unitasker or rarely used appliances. It is cool though.

         e) Writing in books that aren’t yours. Brills.

7) Cereal box turned speaker on Lifehacker. I would totally do this if I was a 23 year old hipster and had any kind of technical skills. Oh, and if I ate cereal that came in cool boxes (I don’t).

8) My favorite food p0rn blogs with pretty food pics and great recipes:

         a) Start cooking: I made this recently for a get-together and it was a hit. Rationalization is easy when there is something green involved.

         b) Smitten kitchen: the best food photos ever. I made these grown up cookies. Yum (next time I make them, I am reducing the sugar by 1/4 cup). Have we talked about my salt obsession? And some day when I am feeling naughty, I am going to make this.

That’s it. I feel unburdened. More link dumpage in the future.




Comments (9)

  1. grey_matt says:

    You have a doll collection?! 🙂

  2. wisemx says:

    It’s about time you went link dump nuts on us. 😉

    Time yet to get tagged?

     Your pal for life,


  3. HeatherLeigh says:

    grey_matt, absolutely not! But I do have a collection of sarcastic things to say when people ask stupid questions like "why are you still single?". I should try to be nice because I know they mean it as a compliment, but really, isn’t the answer the same for every single person; that they haven’t found the right person?

  4. HeatherLeigh says:

    wisemx – do you have a post that you think would interest my readers? If so, I’ll take a look at it. I will say that having many people are curious enough about commenters that they will click on their names to see what it’s linked to.

    I love the word "pal".

  5. Kerry says:

    it’s the things I learn and new links I find from bloggers like you that have me hooked on blogging – I found Today’s BIG Thing – Newest Videos from your blog and now it’s one of my favorites!!  thanks!

  6. HeatherLeigh says:

    And I think I got it from I love discovering new sites!

  7. Joe Enos says:

    Love the "Teamwork" poster – For anyone who hasn’t seen them, there’s a huge number of "demotivators" like this one at – lost of other good stuff as well.

  8. Tim says:

    Aw, glad you like the poster. It made me feel strangely motivated to work alone all day long.

    You can motivate or demotivate your whole team by making one yourself!

  9. HeatherLeigh says:

    Tim – I have no problem with the working alone thing. It does bother me, thought, that "teamwork" is emphasized to the excusion of autonomy. Sometimes you need to get shizz done on your own! So that poster struck a chord with me 😉