So now I'm back home, lying on my messy bed with my laptop. My laundry in the the drier, and will be for a while yet. I was thinking about getting some more clean on while I was waiting... but then I decided not to. Don't want to get over-stressed after all.
I had three loads of laundry because that was all the loonies I had. I still have a few bits that need washing, but they can wait. (Of course that's what got me into this mess - quite literally - in the first place, this is is besides the point.)
I renewed my paid accounts for LJ and DW today. I resent the fact that I have to have a paid account in order to avoid the adds on LJ that are getting more and more intrusive. I get a paid account for DW because I want
to, but LJ is pulling the money out of me through negative reinforcement. And that is balls. At least it's cheaper than DW. I think I might suffer through the adds if it was more expensive. Of course this is also a very silly thing to be thinking, because when you think about it - I spend so much time on LJ and DW that $20-$30 a YEAR is nothing. But still... I miss my old school LJ basic account. Also I disapprove of this changing header business. That is just not on.
Every now and then I get inspired to add a whole bunch of feeds to my DW Reading List. Sometimes this works out well, and I end up finding something that is awesome and interesting. Other times not so much. Recently I added canhascheeseburger - which is hilarious and cute in all the ways that cat macros should be - but it also flooded the reading list like no other. So that went goodbye. The two I'm most pleased with this go round are Geek Feminism
and Pass it to Bulis
I think most of you would understand what drew me to Geek Feminism in the first place, but I stayed because they seem to be good at writing about women being awesome in male dominated fields. Their stuff is really science-oriented, which I guess is to be expected, but I find myself mentally adding Classics to the list and it works out well. I particularly liked in their latest post
when they were talking about cultivating a shield of arrogance to combat poor self-confidence:Think of it as a tongue-in-cheek recommendation: I don’t really think you should all become arrogant jerks, but it’s really handy if you can grin, wink, and say “of course I can do that, because I’m awesome” and then follow through.
Pass it to Bulis, on the other hand, is a hockey blog. A Vancouver Canucks blog more specifically. *grin* Partially I like it because it's about my team and it's always nice to hear from someone else who thinks the Canucks are important. But they don't just talk about what happens on the ice, and they are really funny. There are a few guys that post and I really appreciate how much of a nerd each of them is. One post was all about the trend on twitter where people were casting NHL players as Star Wars characters, and then the writer had to stop himself from going on a wild tangent about the Clone Wars. I think this quote from the latest "I Watched This Game" post really sums up what I like about this blog:Manny Malhotra had his usual strong defensive game, going an astonishing 83% in the faceoff circle and logging almost 2 minutes of time on the penalty kill, but he also showed some offensive flourish, with 3 shots and an assist. His most impressive moment came towards the end of the second period, just before Tambellini scored, as he split the defense and forced Khabibulin to make a solid save. He just needs a browncoat, pistol, and a more accurate shot to upgrade from Alternate Captain Mal to Captain Mal.
They give stats about what's going on, but in a nice way that's not all about the numbers. They've got a link to video to help prove their point, and provide visual aids. And - most importantly - they've got a Firefly reference, with a link to the best scene from Castle ever.
And they also have some truly ridiculous posts, like this one
, where they tell the story of how Daniel Sedin had to help Santa last year. This is of course why he missed five weeks of playing - it had nothing to do with his broken foot. Also found there (but not by them, which makes it even better) was this:
It's a TSN feature that was played at intermission during a Canucks-Blackhawks game a while back. And it's especially funny for that reason because we keep getting knocked out of the post season by those damn Blackhawks. Luongo, our star goaltender, is dressed funny and reading poetry. How could it be bad? And after posting it, I was really impressed that the PITB guys laughed a bit and then talked about how they weren't sure if a grumpier Luongo would have been able to joke about some of these subjects. So hilarity and insight. Clearly I have to keep reading these guys.
Bonus!info - Jan Bulis is a former Canuck. He was good, but never really in the spot-light. Now he's apparently doing really well playing with the Russians in the KHL. Good for him!
I know there were more things I wanted to post about, but this is probably enough for this post. Maybe more later tonight. I'm going to go and fold my laundry and then head back to N's place to hang out with her cats.