Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Weekend Open Thread: Favorite Time-Waster Websites

In the comments of one of this week’s columns, someone linked to the website STFUParentsblog.com, which is one of my favorite time-suckers on the internet (I also like its sister site STFUCouples.com). Other sites I frequent when I’m procrastinating: Apartment Therapy, (ugh) Facebook, and a couple others I won’t publicly admit to. Oh, and pregnancy message boards. I was reading one this morning where all these ladies due around the same time that I am were complaining about their hemorrhoids, and I thought, “Hmm, maybe my two awful hospital stays were, like, karmic payment to avoid that little pregnancy unpleasantry (knock on wood!).”

Anyhoo, I’m in the market for some new websites to fart around on, so I thought you guys could help me β€” and each other out. What are some of your favorite sites and such? Guilty pleasures highly encouraged! And, as always, if you have a relationship quandary you want feedback on, now’s your chance to vent. Happy weekend, everyone!

[photo via this isn’t happiness]

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    NaturalBlue August 19, 2011, 5:05 pm

    i-am-bored.com – links of random stuff on the internet

    qwantz.com – an internet comic about philosophic dinosaurs

    hyperboleandahalf.com – very funny blog

    theblogess.com – another hilarious blog

    textsfromlastnight.com – exactly what it sounds like. Makes me almost miss my drunken blackout days. Almost.

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      Firegirl32 August 19, 2011, 5:10 pm

      I love the Blogess…she had me hooked at big metal chicken.

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      The_Yellow_Dart August 20, 2011, 7:07 am

      hyperboleandahalf.com and textsfromlastnight.com are my two favorites too!

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    sohara August 19, 2011, 5:07 pm

    I LOVE advice columns, so every day I check out Dear Abby (meh), Ask Amy (good) and Annie’s Mailbox (my favorite), as well as Wendy’s site throughout the day. I also schedule Monday and Thursday for Dear Prudence, and Friday for Carolyn Hax. Carolyn is a new find, and when I have extra time I go through her LIVE catalog. I’ve completed 2011, and will soon start on 2010. Every two or three weeks, there’s Friend or Foe on Slate, usually on Tuesday. By now, you’d think I know everything there is about every relationship there is, but I’m still surprised by some of the questions.

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      Elizabeth August 19, 2011, 5:18 pm

      This sounds exactly like my routine!

      Carolyn Hax is awesome.. so sassy!

      I can’t believe you know my schedule. It’s freaky how EXACTLY the same it is.

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      Elizabeth August 19, 2011, 5:19 pm

      on the creators.com website, it has a bunch more advice-y type columnists, so i read those too

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        sohara August 19, 2011, 7:18 pm

        I’ll have to check out the creators.com site. Thanks for the tip. Although do I need to waste more time?

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      MJ August 19, 2011, 5:41 pm

      I love advice columns too, and there’s always a new Savage Love (if you’re into sex advice) on Wednesdays.

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        Elle August 19, 2011, 6:31 pm

        Let’s not forget Savage Love Letter of the Day. It’s (almost) daily. I have the app on my phone, and I check it every once in a while.

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        sohara August 19, 2011, 7:17 pm

        I can’t get Savage Love at work, alas, and my home computer is down.

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      ktfran August 19, 2011, 5:45 pm

      Miss Manners (Judith Martin) through either the Washington Post or MSN is also fun.

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        sohara August 19, 2011, 7:16 pm

        I can’t believe I forgot Miss Manners! I love her.

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      JK August 19, 2011, 5:47 pm

      Advice columns are my addiction too, I also read Savage Love (like MJ says) and Advice Goddess (I think that comes out on wednesdays, too).

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        sohara August 19, 2011, 7:19 pm

        I’ll have to look for the Advice Goddess. (And waste even more time.)

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        JK August 19, 2011, 9:11 pm

        I forgot about Dear Margo as well (also on Creators)

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        Britannia August 20, 2011, 3:08 pm

        If you like “sexually progressive” blogs/columns, you might really like , her blog is called ‘The Honest Courtesan. She writes a full column EVERY SINGLE DAY. It’s best to start at the beginning of her blog and work your way to the present, because it will make more sense that way.

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        Lindsey August 20, 2011, 9:23 pm

        I love Maggie! Her blog is amazing!

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      Painted_lady August 20, 2011, 12:03 am

      Also, Dear Sugar! She’s on therumpus.net. Be warned: have kleenex nearby. She’s wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, but emotionally exhausting.

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        DramaQueen224 August 20, 2011, 1:36 pm

        Oh my god, #81 might be the best thing I’ve read about relationships in my entire life. Damnit, I need to study today, not read every column!

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        Painted_lady August 20, 2011, 8:09 pm

        Me too! She gives so few specifics about her current personal life, I LOVED that she was willing to put that out there. Now I gotta go read it again, and maybe send it to Painted_dude.

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        JK August 20, 2011, 4:45 pm

        Thanks, I’m always on the lookout or new advice columns!

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      Amybelle August 21, 2011, 6:21 pm

      I’m addicted to advice columns too! Dear Sugar on therumpus.net is a good one too

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      TrixyMinx September 3, 2011, 11:42 pm

      Have you ever read Friend or Foe? Worst advice EVER.

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    Theenemyofmyenemyisagrilledcheesesandwich August 19, 2011, 5:09 pm

    One of my favorite time-wasters I found while trying to get to this site:

    http://dearblankpleaseblank.com/

    so good.

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      Painted_lady August 19, 2011, 5:24 pm

      Dammit, Sammich. I am SUPPOSED to be putting crap on my classroom bulletin board. I just wasted entirely too much time giggling at the “Dear ‘Beliebers'” note. And now I’m not going to be as ready when 100 little Belibers march into my room Monday.

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        Theenemyofmyenemyisagrilledcheesesandwich August 19, 2011, 5:44 pm

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        Rachel August 19, 2011, 6:11 pm

        Haha, awesome. I had a teacher make every question false on a true/false section once in high school.

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        Painted_lady August 20, 2011, 12:12 am

        Added to my list of “Ways I Can Torture My Students Once They Love Me Enough Not To Hate Me For It.” Also on the list: watching Star Wars in its entirety and discussing the feminist issues in Frida Kahlo’s work. There’s a lot of good-natured eye-rolling and whining in my class.

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        Theenemyofmyenemyisagrilledcheesesandwich August 20, 2011, 12:38 am

        I’d be pretty pissed if you tried to show me Star Wars 1-3 too. However, at first I thought you were showing the series in its entirety to discuss the feminist issues in IT. Which would be pretty bad-ass.

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        Painted_lady August 20, 2011, 7:48 pm

        Oh there’s another good idea πŸ™‚

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      JK August 19, 2011, 6:00 pm

      Love it, might have to add it to my internet daily rounds!

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    Firegirl32 August 19, 2011, 5:12 pm

    I love theblogess.com and guy speak. And damnyouautocorrect.com absolutely brightens my day – especially the “parents shouldn’t text” page. Oh. Love. And of course, parentfails.com – all will totally make all right with your world.

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      Amber August 19, 2011, 6:24 pm

      Yes whenever I need a good tear inducing laugh I go over to damnyouautocorrect.com. It can always make me laugh! πŸ™‚

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    TheOtherMe August 19, 2011, 5:23 pm

    People of Walmart

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    JK August 19, 2011, 5:51 pm

    So many.
    All the advice columns like I said above.
    Cracked.com (very funny articles).
    Facebook, Lamebook, Failbook.
    Art of Trolling. Roflrazzi. Learn from my fail. Totally looks like.
    Those are my top ones at least, every so often I’ll find a new favourite.
    Ah, nearly forgot Regretsy and Cake Wrecks, very funny.

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      JK August 19, 2011, 5:54 pm

      ooh, I also forgot Passive Aggressive Notes.
      I’m coming to realize I might have a slight internet addiction.

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        JK August 19, 2011, 5:56 pm

        Also That’s my boss, That’s my roommate, How I was dumped, That’s why I dumped you.
        I’m pretty sure that’s about it.

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      katie August 19, 2011, 7:45 pm

      i freaking love cracked so so much!!! thats the other site i visit- here, cake wrecks, and cracked.

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      SpyGlassez August 19, 2011, 9:05 pm

      I was gonna recommend Regretsy and Winning At Everything. πŸ˜€

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      JK August 24, 2011, 12:12 pm

      http://www.cracked.com/blog/8-tiny-things-that-stopped-suicides/

      I justread this article, it is amazing, I really think a must read.

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        TheOtherMe August 24, 2011, 12:20 pm

        Wow. Just.wow. especially # 1, thank you JK

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        JK August 24, 2011, 12:32 pm

        You’re more than welcome, I wasn’t sure if anyone would read it, esp being an old thread. I still have tears in my eyes!

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    Heather August 19, 2011, 5:51 pm

    Reddit.
    Story of my life.
    “I’m bored, there’s nothing on reddit. I think i’ll go see what’s on reddit.”

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    Riefer August 19, 2011, 6:02 pm

    ikeahackers.net

    So. Awesome.

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      Riefer August 19, 2011, 6:03 pm

      Oh, and also:

      avclub.com
      buzzfeed.com
      cracked.com

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        callmehobo August 20, 2011, 12:25 am

        buzzfeed consumes my life.

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      Riefer August 19, 2011, 6:04 pm

      … and gofugyourself.com

      Jeez, I have to start focusing more at work!

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        Painted_lady August 20, 2011, 12:15 am

        Love gofugyourself.com. A friend of mine and I got into massive trouble in grad school (grad school!!!) because she had it pulled up at the top of class and we were still having spontaneous giggle fits half an hour in.

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    Landygirl August 19, 2011, 5:10 pm

    I like to waste time on some of the following sites

    http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/
    http://volcanicensemble.blogspot.com/

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    Yozi August 19, 2011, 6:16 pm

    O and since it’s the weekend open thread and all, can I ask if anyone here uses the nuvaring? I just got a prescription for it but I’ve read some bad things. I’m pretty sensitive to hormones, so most bc pills are a no go for me.

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      belongsomewhere August 19, 2011, 10:46 pm

      I’ve never used NuvaRing, but a website I found out about a few months ago has a great feature where they show women talking about their form of birth control and why it works for them, as well as a general list of advantages and disadvantages to each method. Here’s the page about the ring–there’s a page for every form of birth control I can imagine.

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      Theenemyofmyenemyisagrilledcheesesandwich August 20, 2011, 12:44 am

      An IUD can be good non-hormonal option for some women.

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        Riefer August 20, 2011, 9:19 am

        I asked my doctor about the IUD, and she said she doesn’t recommend it for women who haven’t had children, because it can scratch the sides of your vagina/cervix while it’s being inserted, and cause infections up there. Once you have kids I gather that’s no longer an issue. πŸ™‚

        Also, just FYI, I have a friend on the IUD and she got pregnant one time in about 10 years on it. She’s married and they do have frequent sex, so it seems to work fairly well.

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        Theenemyofmyenemyisagrilledcheesesandwich August 20, 2011, 4:29 pm

        That’s interesting what your doctor said; my sister and I both have one (both childless) as well as a good friend of mine (also childless) whom I recommended it to. I know that for women with a history of pelvic inflammatory disease, it is not recommended because of the possibility of infection. However, without that concern, it is being recommended for more healthy women who haven’t had children yet.

        I do think some of the continued resistance to the IUD method is a carryover from the 1970’s incarnation, the Dalkon shield, which is no longer in use. New incarnations such as paraguard and mirena have risks at or below the frequency of most pill methods.

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        Riefer August 21, 2011, 12:05 pm

        My friend who had it is childless as well, so obviously she found a doctor who thought it was fine. I think my doctor is just an extra careful person.

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      AliceInDairyland August 20, 2011, 10:50 am

      Ahh, I will tell you my personal experience with the NuvaRing… which I hope will not terrorize/traumatize you. Because honestly, I LOVED my NuvaRing except for the part I will explain below. It was so nice to have low hormones (I’m the same way, pills with high hormone doses give me horrible moodswings), put it in once a month and not worry about it. Also, my boyfriend didn’t notice/didn’t care about the ring and I couldn’t feel it when I was just hanging out.

      OKAY… so… I got my NuvaRing put in at the beginning of September and FINALLY took it out at the beginning of July after having a Yeast Infection almost once a month, and about 3 UTI’s. It. Was. Horrible. I have various horror stories attached to this time in my life including trying to use 1-Day Monistat and getting minor chemical burns on my labia, sitting in a bathtub sobbing, having to leave an exam 3 times to pee because I had a UTI… And I was using the University Health System’s doctors because they were nearby and they KEPT telling me that it definitely was not the ring so I didn’t bother to take it out and tried EVERYTHING else possible.

      So this summer rolls around and I go to my pediatrician (just switched to an OB/GYN last week!), tell him my horrible sob story.. and he tells me to take it out ASAP. So far 2 months and no yeast infection or UTI which is the longest I have gone! Whoo!

      I am getting an IUD put in, even though I have not had kids (which I saw someone mention below). When I asked the OB/GYN about it she said that all of the original research was done on women with already one child, but now they have done more research and women without children do not have a higher rate of infection. The only difference is that childless children are going to have some more pain involved with it because they have never had a whole 7-9 pound child pushed through their cervix. As soon as I get my period I am going to call and they are going to put it in then because my cervix will be softened.

      I can update if anyone is interested later on.

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        Quakergirl August 20, 2011, 6:33 pm

        Wait, you left it in for several months?? Or you just stopped using it after a few months?

        I’ve had a great experience with NuvaRing (been using it for about 5 years). I tried almost everything. Literally every single pill I took made me vomit, and the patch kept falling off, much to my ob-gyn’s confusion (“I’ve never seen them fall off!!”). Switched to a new ob-gyn who prescribed NuvaRing (she said the continuous release of the same hormones made it less likely to make me sick), and it’s been smooth sailing. I’m petite so sometimes it’s…erm…detectable in certain configurations, shall we say, but otherwise I’ve found I don’t even notice it. The only thing that’s weird now is that having been on it for so long, my period is *super* light, which sounds great, but can be a bit of a mind-fuck. I’d say it’s worth trying if you’re sensitive to the pill and your doc thinks you’re a good candidate.

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        AliceInDairyland August 21, 2011, 3:21 pm

        I stopped using it after several months… I didn’t keep the same one in for more than 25 days. πŸ™‚

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      fallonthecity August 21, 2011, 1:59 am

      I think that, unfortunately, a lot of us have to experiment with different BC to figure out what works for our bodies. I used Nuvaring for about 2 years and love love loved it — except that it murdered my sex drive. I don’t know why. Just as soon as I went off it, the problem was fixed. Yasmin (or, what’s the generic? I think it’s called Ocella) seems to work really well for me, so I just stick with that.

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    ktfran August 19, 2011, 5:43 pm

    Great open thread!

    Of course, Wendy’s site is one I check regularly while procrastinating. Others include:
    http://chicago.eater.com/, there are other big cities and it’s how I keep up with restaurant news.
    , good for TV, movies and music
    http://www.elementsofstyleblog.com/, Erin is awesome
    http://summertomato.com/, helpful eating healthy hints
    http://chicagoist.com/, super snarky site. The regulars are hilarious.

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    Britannia August 19, 2011, 5:54 pm

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    Yozi August 19, 2011, 6:13 pm

    I waste a lot of time on tumblr lately. I got an account and started following a bunch of people with similar interests and it’s been a great source for interesting news, photographs, recipes, etc. I got sucked into tumblr first by following Project Runway winner, Gretchen Jones, blog. I know she was a controversial win, but I personally think her aesthetic sense is really spot on. Sometimes she just posts pics of cats and whatnot, but whatever is is, it’s always really visually stunning. At least IMHO.

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    AliceInDairyland August 19, 2011, 6:17 pm

    Okay guys… Not exactly on topic, but can you guys tell me what you think of this dress for a wedding? I haven’t been to a wedding in quite a while, and I am going with my boyfriend for one of his really good friend’s brother’s wedding. I don’t have a lot of details, but I think the color would be a good one, it is at the end of September. I really like the black version of it a lot as well, but I thought coral would be nicer.

    Also, please note I have like teeny boobs so don’t worry about too much cleavage… I don’t own cleavage. πŸ™‚ But is it too plunging-neckline-tight-pencil? Help!

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      Amber August 19, 2011, 6:26 pm

      That price is amazing. And I love the color of that dress. I think it would be perfect! πŸ™‚ I love a good reason to get a new great priced dress!

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        AliceInDairyland August 19, 2011, 7:32 pm

        Aha, I know! That was exactly my thinking… I just always need that second opinion before taking the plunge. Thanks!

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      katie August 19, 2011, 7:47 pm

      i like it! i also need a dress for a november wedding… something that will be cool enough for the dancing part, but where i can put a sweater or something over it for the outdoor ceremony. i havent even started looking, lol

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    Lolabeans August 19, 2011, 7:28 pm

    Thechive.com

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    Kerrycontrary August 19, 2011, 7:59 pm

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      Rachel August 20, 2011, 12:38 pm

      Uh oh. I’ll have to add this one. It’s like abadcaseofthedates.com which is one of my go-to’s!

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    fast eddie August 19, 2011, 8:57 pm

    Something to wale away the idle time is Laura Hilldenbrand’s new release ‘Unbroken’. I’m very much enjoying it for the historical references interjected with humor. Not as fast paced as her first book ‘Sea Biscuit’ but that’s the gist of this story. Imagine being on a very small rubber raft in the middle of the Pacific Ocean during World War II without food or water for 27 days surrounded by sharks with a madman for company.

    I’m not giving anything away with this review, that much is in the introduction. Her award winning writing continues in this offering and hopefully more books to come. Local book store carry it as does mail order sites. Yes indeed, I am a fan and admit that freely.

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      fast eddie August 20, 2011, 9:04 am

      Having read another chapter last night, I found out that the introduction was misleading. Two of the survivors were on the raft for over 40 days before being captured by the Japanese.

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    MissDre August 19, 2011, 8:29 pm

    Well, I guess this is a good time to ask everyone to check out my YouTube Channel. My family owned dance company came 1st Place at Canadian Nationals so I’d really like to share! We specialize in Cirque du Soleil style Acrobatic Dance!

    This one did really well at competition!

    Please browse our other videos too!!

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    belongsomewhere August 19, 2011, 10:38 pm

    In my free time, I read a lot of fashion blogs, like Kendi Everyday, What Would a Nerd Wear, and The Other Emily. They’re all written by funny, intelligent women, and they have great personal style.
    I also love GOOD.is, Thought Catalog, and the Offbeat sites–Offbeat Bride and Offbeat Home in particular, but I’m sure Offbeat Mama is great too (I’m just not “there yet”). I read xkcd, Hyperbole and a Half, Stop Paying Attention (comics by Lucy Knisley), Hark! A Vagrant, and Indexed (all smart and funny webcomics).
    Among my boyfriend’s favorite time killing websites are Cracked and Axe Cop (a webcomic written by a five year old).

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    justpeachy August 20, 2011, 12:08 am

    Just found lamebook.com and wasted the entire evening on it. Ahh, the moronic things people post on facebook and the people that make fun of them.

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    Laurel August 20, 2011, 12:36 am

    Sally McGraw’s fashion/body image website http://www.alreadypretty.com/ is one of my must-reads. Her tutorials are diverse and accessible and I really love her body musings.

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    brendapie August 20, 2011, 12:45 am

    I almost feel ashamed to admit this but I’m a HUGE Daily Mail fan. It’s my guilty pleasure.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/

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      Starla August 20, 2011, 6:02 am

      Me too, over here in the UK, the Daily Mail is a right wing rag, no liberal should ever read, but I love the celebrity stories on it!

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    blackbird August 20, 2011, 1:03 am

    thedailywh.at and Regretsy, if they haven’t already been mentioned.

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      Riefer August 20, 2011, 9:22 am

      Hahahaha forgot about Regretsy! That’s a great one.

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    Katie August 20, 2011, 2:38 pm

    cakewrecks.blogspot.com

    its a site of really horribly made cakes, because of grammer/spelling, looking like something it really shouldn’t, creepiness, general bad craftsman ship, whatever. its so funny and the commentary is great to. they also run a sunday edition that is amazingly made cakes that are always really amazing. its the best!

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    caitie_didn't August 20, 2011, 3:05 pm

    I LOVE regretsy. Also, People of Walmart and Awkward Family Photos are fun! Damn You Autocorrect( damnyouautocorrect.com ) is flipping HILARIOUS! Passive-aggressive notes is funny; I also like Postcards from Yo Momma (www.postcardsfromyomomma.com); which is both hilariously funny and totally touching.

    As far as serious blogs, I read What a Nerd Would Wear (a fashion blog) pretty regularly, as well as Already Pretty; which someone mentioned ahead of me. My daily reads include Yes and Yes (yesandyes.org), written by the totally funny and really cool Sarah Von. And I’ve recently started reading “The Life and Lessons of Rachel Wilkerson” (www.rachelwilkerson.com)- she’s really articulate and has lots of profound and intelligent things to say about life!

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    caitie_didn't August 20, 2011, 3:09 pm

    Yes and Yes (yesandyes.org) and “The Life and Lessons of Rachel Wilkerson” (rachelwilkerson.com) are both great daily blogs written by talented women with lots of profound things to share about life! I also read a lot of What Would a Nerd Wear and Already Pretty (fashion and body image blogs).

    Guilty Pleasures? Cracked.com, for sure. Damn You Autocorrect is flippin’ hilarious, and I LOVE Postcards From Yo Momma (postcardsfromyomomma.com) because it’s both funny and totally touching. Oh, and Regretsy. Duh.

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    daisygarfield August 20, 2011, 3:42 pm

    fmylife.com this site keeps me laughing so hard

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    Anna August 20, 2011, 5:21 pm

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    Coughla August 20, 2011, 8:26 pm

    theoatmeal.com

    Especially good if you like sarcastic or grammar humor.

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    pho_sho August 20, 2011, 8:55 pm

    cuteoverload.com- full of cute animals of all kinds

    geekologie.com- awesome nerdy/science blog with funny commentary

    younghouselove.com- this is a home decorating blog written by a young, married couple; not only are there useful tips, but they do their projects on the cheap

    tomandloranzo.com- fashion blog with hilarious commentary

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      Amber August 20, 2011, 10:46 pm

      Love younghouselove.com! This thread is so dangerous. I hope I get som work done on Monday!

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      va-in-ny August 22, 2011, 10:42 am

      I love TLo! And they’re super nice in person too!

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        pho_sho August 22, 2011, 11:42 pm

        SO jealous! My friend and I always talk about how we want to be friends with them and sit in their living room making snarky comments all day long!

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    karmarat August 20, 2011, 9:40 pm

    Etiquette Hell, Fuck My table, Serious Eats….

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    seven7three August 21, 2011, 12:47 am

    Refinery 29
    Decor8
    The Hairpin
    Since You Asked (@salon.com)
    I also love Cracked, so I got the app for my iPhone.
    I also enjoy parts of the Sugar network of sites…I’m not much in to their celebrity gossip (Pop Sugar), but Bella (beauty), Fab (fashion), Yum (food) and Casa (decorating) are pretty cool and their app is neat-o.
    Cuteoverload.com is a must for when I’m feeling down, which has been quite a bit lately. πŸ™

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    lynda August 21, 2011, 4:39 am

    an advice site from Australia….

    Ask Bossy blog
    http://blogs.news.com.au/bossy/

    This is a local paper’s reporting on the police logs for a college (Humboldt State University) town…the episodes are real but it’s the accounts that make the reading worthwhile…

    http://www.arcataeye.com/tag/police-log/

    Obviously, some of these people are working very hard to make the Darwin’s List…

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    Scout August 21, 2011, 5:00 am

    Lovely Listings… The unusual findings in real estate photos plus the ubiquitous white plastic chairs.

    Of course Cake Wrecks is funny, though it sometimes makes me worry about what goes on in people’s minds.

    James Lileks blog “The Bleat” is just plain amusing.

    There is a site called “X-entertainment”, which is a poor title for what it is: humorous stories from a guy who has an obsession with all kinds of pop culture; especially stuff made for kids (lunchables, food, toys, magic tricks, cartoons, carnivals, low-end petting zoos).

    She’s already been mentioned, but Dear Sugar just plain rules.

    Then there are games: bubble shooters, Kingdom of Loathing, Potty Racer, and Sudoku (did I spell it right?).

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    Something More Than Blah August 21, 2011, 1:04 pm

    Some of my time-wasters: I checked to make sure none of these had been suggested yet πŸ™‚

    http://garfieldminusgarfield.net/ – they took Garfield out of the comic strips and makes Jon Arbuckle look like he’s craaazzzyyyyyyy. Funny!
    http://www.postcardsfromyomomma.com/ – people submit emails/texts they get from their moms.
    – artist Mike Mitchell post some pretty awesome stuff.
    http://welovetheoffice.tumblr.com/ – who doesn’t love The Office?
    http://awesomepeoplehangingouttogether.tumblr.com/ – awesome people hanging out together – nuff said.
    http://bakingdom.com/ – pretty creative baking blog.

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    Sarah August 21, 2011, 1:16 pm

    Some of my time-wasters: I checked to make sure none of these had been suggested yet πŸ™‚

    http://garfieldminusgarfield.net/ – they took Garfield out of the comic strips and makes Jon Arbuckle look like he’s craaazzzyyyyyyy. Funny!
    http://www.postcardsfromyomomma.com/ – people submit emails/texts they get from their moms.
    – artist Mike Mitchell post some pretty awesome stuff.
    http://welovetheoffice.tumblr.com/ – who doesn’t love The Office?
    http://awesomepeoplehangingouttogether.tumblr.com/ – awesome people hanging out together – nuff said.
    http://bakingdom.com/ – pretty creative baking blog.

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    AndreaMarie August 21, 2011, 7:22 pm

    I’m so so bad. I swear my choice of blog obsession is not a reflection of my level of intelligence…HAHAHA.

    Dlisted.com: I’m sorry, but the commentary is absolutley hilarious!! It’s celebrity gossip related. I legit laugh out loud. Though it’s not for the faint of heart as the language is pretty vulgar. But still hilarious.

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    Addie Pray August 21, 2011, 10:46 pm

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    LA August 21, 2011, 11:09 pm

    I can’t believe no one’s mentioned themarysue.com! Any other geek girls out there? It’s less than a year old, but I love it. That’s where I first heard about preregistration for pottermore (yeah, I’m an HP nerd) and it’s always got great articles about nerdy things, women in science and technology, and awesome women (case in point: the woman who went into labor during the bar and stayed to finish). I pretty much spend my free time humming around here, the Mary Sue, Ask Amy (lots of archives to look, through) and once a week Savage Love.

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      LA August 21, 2011, 11:09 pm

      *bumming (oops, phone typo)

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    Addie Pray August 22, 2011, 6:43 am

    What Would Tyler Durden Do is hilarious! http://www.wwtdd.com

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      Addie Pray August 22, 2011, 6:44 am

      It’s a mean/sassy/sometimes offensive celebrity news website. Gotta love it.

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    Alittlelux August 22, 2011, 8:15 am

    Pinterest!

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    MsMisery August 22, 2011, 10:08 am

    http://perezhilton.com/

    http://www.nataliedee.com/

    http://www.overheardinnewyork.com/

    I also like My Very Worst Date, which someone posted above πŸ™‚

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    MsMisery August 22, 2011, 9:58 am

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    Jena August 22, 2011, 3:55 pm

    Hello Giggles!

    http://hellogiggles.com/

    zooey deschanel and a bunch of other women write it.

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    Caroline August 22, 2011, 4:16 pm

    I read a fashion blogs like What Would a Nerd Wear, Kendi Everyday, Adored Austin, Orchid Grey, etc. I also love Academic Chic and Simply Bike. Such great ladies, as well as Already Pretty. For fun, I like to read FML, Texts from Last Night, Not Always Right (makes you fear for humanity!!!) and Damn You Autocorrect. Cracked is hilarious!!! So is Lamebook! I also just like to “window-shop” on places like eBay, Amazon, Ruche, ModCloth, Etsy, Spotted Moth, etc. FanFiction.net is fun for reading fan fiction stories, if you’re a nerd like me. πŸ™‚

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