Tuesday, April 21, 2009
If you're anything like me, you spend a fair amount of time on the internet on any given day. I mean, I'm not at "attached to the chair while empty food containers pile up around me" levels, by any means, but along with reading and watching television, surfing the net is one of the things I do daily to relax and unwind.So naturally, I've acquired some favorite sites (besides this one!) - places I like to check in at least once every couple of days.
One is Dooce - if you've ever wondered what it's like to be an ex-Mormon SAHM living in the heart of Utah with a geeky-cute husband, an adorable but willful child and two crazy dogs, this is the blog for you. I enjoy Heather Armstrong's sense of humor (and sometimes her just-plain-sense) so much.
Another is Sporcle - someone got me hooked on this website when they linked to one of their games on a message board last year. I tell myself that the time I spend here is educational - by playing these games I was able to learn all the countries of the world and all the flags of the world. (I have a long way to go on world capitals, though. Spelling issues. For instance, I can never remember how to spell Rej-, Rey-, Rei-...oh, you know, it's the capital of Iceland.) The educational value of trying to name all 50 words used in Green Eggs and Ham is...debatable, but at least it was fun!
For celebrity gossip (and other stuff) that's a cut above the TMZs and Perez Hiltons of the interwebs, I go to Jezebel. It's dirt with a funny (and often feminist) slant.
I could go on (I haven't even gotten to shopping! Zappos, how I love you!), but I'd rather turn it over to you: what are your favorite websites? Any hidden gems? Which sites do you get twitchy over not checking for more than 24 hours?