Up, Up, and Away
Cooking to Hook Up: The Bachelor’s Date-Night Cookbook. It’s basically a “What kind of girl are you?” quiz. Blech. I don’t want to be blatantly pigeon-holed. But what do you expect from a site shilling a dating book for guys desperately trying to get laid?
Which File Extension Are You? (via Shawn Allison) Okay, this pigeon-holing isn’t so obvious but I like this quiz better than the first quiz because it’s gender neutral and just plain bizarre. My result: “You are mp3. The kids love you. You get along with just about everybody except the music industry. You really make yourself heard.”
Can’t tell a cause without a scorecard. (via Dustbury) Going overboard about this stuff doesn’t even begin to describe it. On another note: Why do people have to decorate their clothes, their cars, their houses, the trees in their backyard with a kazillion ribbons? All this ribbon wasting isn’t going to convince a passerby to join your cause. It’s like those religious nuts who preach on corners. They’re very loud and vocal but in the end, you just know they’re doing it to show off and not to educate other people.
Dressing the Victorian Lady from the 1850’s. (via Reflections in d minor) Well, I suppose it’s enormously restrictive compared to today’s standards, but during the Victorian era people were absolute fanatics about covering stuff up. I heard they also covered table and chair legs in the fear that it would give randy people Bad Ideas.
School Says Halloween Disrespectful to Witches. Why don’t we just ban every other holiday while we’re at it?
Top Ten Things Never to Send Your Favorite Writer. To me, writing a fan letter to a writer seems strange. I guess the problem is, even though there are writers whose work that I like, I don’t have the temperament to be an obsessive and/or dedicated fan. The only time I ever wrote to an author was in elementary school for an assignment. As I recall, I wrote something to Gary Paulsen. I got a typed form letter back–which was more than what some other people got (i.e. nothing).
Top 101 Web Sites. (via The Modulator) Atrocious navigation. I have an idea! Someone should go through every one of those 101 websites and list them on one easy to access page along with some snarky commentary where appropriate.
Using Movable Type for slideshows. (via Kottke) Arg! Please don’t make weblogs into Powerpoint presentations. Powerpoint is part of my own personal Axis of Evil (which includes television and the local DMV).
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So I was googling “Syaffolee” the other day and came upon the Blogshares profile of this site. Someone had voted +5 for personal and -5 for journalism. Well, duh! I’m not a journalist; I’m not even pretending to be a journalist–the closest I’ve been as a journalist was in high school when I was the news editor for the school paper. And I don’t think that counts in real life anyway.