Krissie started her 2015 blog on the first and didn’t tell anybody. ARGH. Go over and say hi, and we’ll do the Re-Fab thing there. And now I have to go over there and catch up. She never tells me anything.
Accuweather has always been my go-to weather site. I know some people swear by The Weather Channel, but those people are just odd. They keep calling this snow and cold situation Hercules even though nobody names snowstorms. Why? Because storms with names get more hits, and if they’re the only site calling it Hercules . . . Plus have you seen some of the links on that site? Do not get me started. Where was I? Oh, right, Accuweather has always been my go-to place for forecasts. But since I’ve been coping with the cold in a house with no furnace, I’ve gotten obsessive about checking EVERYWHERE: Accuweather, Wunderground, even The Weather Channel . . . and then I found WeatherSpark and stopped dating around. From now on, it’s me and WeatherSpark 4Ever. Continue reading
I will come back and do real writing posts soon–I have half a dozen started–but I have to get caught up on McDaniel and winterize this house, not necessarily in that order. Oh, yeah, and write a book. So in the meantime, here’s a good blog: Dog Shaming. Krissie felt bad for the dogs, but if you look at their expressions in these pictures, you’ll see that they’re not exactly contrite, especially the guy who ate Bunny’s eye.
I love io.9 because it tells me so many interesting things, but the most vital link it’s given me lately is to a much-needed movie review site called Does the Dog Die? which mostly consists of one or two line reviews like
Raiders of the Lost Ark: A capuchin monkey that the main characters treat as a pet is killed when it eats poisoned dates. Reggie the pet Burmese python is not harmed but a number of venomous wild snakes are set on fire.
See, that’s the kind of thing you need to know, although I’d have mentioned that the cute monkey was a Nazi spy. Continue reading
Generally, I don’t think about oceans much. I’m more a river kind of gal. But TPM directed me to this BBC News graphic on the ocean, and just scrolling down the page made my heart beat faster. I will never again think of the Mariana Trench as just deep. It’s deeper than Lower Midnight (there’s a great book title). Go look at the graphic. It’s amazing.
Thanks to Rox for this link to Brian Dettmer’s gorgeous, gorgeous art from old books (click picture for full size):
I have always been a big proponent of write what you need to write, not write to the market. I still am. But a recent comment on Lifehacker led me to a recent post on the Wandering Mirages blog, that led me to the Hedgehog Concept from Jim Collins’s book, Good to Great. It reminds me of some of the tools in What Color Is Your Parachute, a book that helped me tremendously about twenty years ago in making some big life decisions. The Hedgehog Concept (not to be confused with the hedgehog song from Discworld) goes something like this: Continue reading
I’ve been thinking about blogs lately. For awhile there everybody had a blog, and then there was that rumor going around that blogs were no longer The Thing and everybody went to Facebook, and now I don’t know what the Convention Wisdom is, I just know I like blogs. So this is a very long ramble about blogs, all of it me just trying to figure out what I think. Feel free to jump in. We’re not trying for a conclusion here, just thinking about blogs. Continue reading