There are blogs that I read on a regular basis and then there are articles I read just because the title catches my attention and I just have to click to see what it’s about. Here are some that caught my interest tonight:
What a great idea. When friends are going through something rough, why not send cheesecake intead of flowers. I love it!
I wasn’t sure I wanted to look. Turns out she has an elderly dog who is losing control of his er…bodily functions. Her dad reflects on the silver lining (it wasn’t HIS poop). Guess you’ll just have to read it.
10 Sure-Fire Ways to Be a Complete Failure At Everything
Ya, like I need directions for THAT??? What a surprise – I have 7 through 10 down pat!
Please Speak Clearly, Lord, I Have Children.
We Live in Public (and the end of empathy)
This one is thought provoking. I have been thinking about it since I read it and while I think that we do tend to depersonalize on the internet, I have to wonder how much of that is caused by being online and how much is just an online reflection of our society. I see some mean-ness but I tend to associate (online and off) with people that I have things in common with and for the most part they are NOT mean. So which way does the mirror point? I think personally I am more careful about what I say online than I am in face-to-face conversations instead of the other way around.
While I was wandering I ran across these two sites that I thought were cool – for kids a new search engine that utilizes Google’s safe search to “eliminate inappropriate material” : http://www.kidrex.org/
The next one is one I will use a lot – http://fatburgr.com/
When you go to a restaurant, do you know the nutritional content of what you’re ordering? We didn’t either. Fatburgr gives you nutritional information from your favorite restaurants.
I’ll have to walk a lot to undo the damage my supper did – 740 calories and 72 carbs and it was small!! Yikes!