Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Top Ten Blogs/Sites I Read That AREN'T About Books

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Top Ten Blogs/Sites I Read That AREN'T About Books
by Kayla

This is probably my all-time favorite site. One of my friends is an English professor, and she introduced it to me after a discussion about The Alot. I checked out the site, and it was hilarious. I then proceeded to spend four hours reading various posts that she had made previous to that one. I put the RSS feed (or whatever you call it) on the bookmarks bar on my browser. I LIVED for new posts.

She posted God of Cake in October 2010. This described my child in a way that none of you can truly understand unless you have met her. I was crying so hard I could not breathe before I made it halfway down the post. My grandmother thought I had finally snapped – until I let her read it. Everyone in my family and all of my friends had the exact same reaction.

Unfortunately, this site has only had five posts since January 2011. First, Allie was working on a book, and then she had a post about dealing with depression in October. This is one lady that I am really rooting for, and I hope to see her writing on the site again. Yes, I do miss a stranger.

This is a site where people submit pictures of what life is really like with children at home. Not everyone may post them, but ALL parents have a picture or story. And if you think that I’m exaggerating about Bug’s (my daughter) shenanigans, take a glance at the submit button. That’s her when she was three. *smiles proudly*

If you’re not a crude adult with a twisted sense of humor, I would suggest against you checking out this site. This post is profound and made me rethink some things. (I didn’t put the title of the post there because Tami would kill me.) How to Survive a Break-Up is a really great post that every single woman should read, whether the language offends her or not. Suck up the cursing, and listen to Samantha.

This is a blog ran by a super-cool dude that I went to college with. A lot of us b*tch about the way the world is, but Chris works at changing what he thinks is a problem. He’s actually in Haiti right now, helping out. He also raises money for clean water in third world countries and does One Day Without Shoes every year. Chris is a very inspirational young man. You should check him out sometime.

I don’t read this all the time, but he’s had some really great posts like Single Use Antibiotic Packs and Plastic Soda Bottle Lid Capsule – pretty cool, huh?

This is my friend Kim’s personal blog. She writes really fantastic poetry on it, and it’s pretty much the only way for me to keep up with her after breaking up with Facebook last year.

This is another hilarious blog that has fallen by the wayside. It’s not as racist as you think (okay, it is). Anyway, The Ted Conference and Asian Girls are both terrible posts that will make you laugh if you are as awful as me.

8. Snopes

I live on this site. I joined Facebook back in 2005, when there were only college students hanging around on there. (It was VERY quiet and completely lovely.) However, once everyone got on there, it became a breeding ground for urban legends. Seriously, it was worse than those forwarded emails that your Aunt Nancy would send you. I started just leaving links to Snopes for the various crap that was unloaded on the site.

While I have your attention, Facebook Charges are never going to happen. People laugh at you when you post that or join the groups – no lie. Also, a girl did not kill herself after her dad posted something on her wall. *shakes head*

9. Google

I live here. If my phone only did one thing, I would want it to be able to give me instant access to all of the information the Google Monster will vomit at me. I’m addicted.

I live on this site. I am always cooking or baking, and this is so much easier than digging out my recipe boxes or cookbooks. I usually get a variety of recipes of a certain dish and change it around to suit my needs and pantry contents. I’m fairly sure that I visit this site every day.


  1. FB drives me soooo crazy with all the stupid rumors. I LOVE you snopes links! I'm definitely going to start doing that lol. :)
    My Top Ten

  2. Snopes is a really great site! I have used it a TON. Even on a few emails that my husband forwarded me from his work! I love to cook too but I have not been on Cooks.com very much. I will have to check it out, Thanks!

  3. LOVE these links! Thanks so much for sharing. I've bookmarked the page :)
    Angela @ AJ Arndt Books Blog



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