Friday, January 23, 2015

Favorite Things on the Internet

In case you haven't figured it out yet, I am very easily amused.

3. This video of three dogs acting as ball boys at a tennis match in New Zealand.




Here's another link with a bit more information.



2. This photo gallery of superheroes and other familiar faces posed for classical Flemish-style portraiture. (via OpenCulture.)



1. Because Favorite Things would be incomplete without a hockey reference, this gif of Marian Hossa taping his stick (not a euphemism).

Monday, January 19, 2015

Audio Book Recs, or How to Get Tom Hiddleston into Your Bedroom

I really like audiobooks. I know they're not everyone's cup of tea, but for me, after a long day of editing, it's really nice to snuggle up in bed with the dog and let somebody read to me for a change.

Of course, some readers mesh with the story better than others. And some readers are hot British dudes.

Which brings me to something I discovered on Scribd a while ago, which I'm going to recommend.

There is a series of audiobooks of the James Bond series, all read by British actors. So if you want to end your evening or enhance your car ride with the dulcet tones of David Tennant or Tom Hiddleston, then get ye to your favorite audiobook outlet and grab these. I've only listened to one so far, because I'm being stubborn about reading the series in order, but I enjoyed the reading.

http://www.amazon.com/Majestys-Secret-Service-James-Bond/dp/1481507818/ref=pd_sim_b_4?ie=UTF8&refRID=1WM4CVXF355QD5YA2EKJ


This link will take you to Amazon, to On Her Majesty's Secret Service, read by David Tennant. If you're curious, Tom Hiddleston reads Octopussy/The Living Daylights. (Disclaimer--I do NOT get affiliate payments from Amazon, because Amazon doesn't like Colorado.)

Monday, January 12, 2015

What to Read in 2015?

I haven't done any kind of a reading challenge in a long time. Maybe I haven't done one ever. I honestly can't remember. But my BFF pointed me to this post from Modern Mrs. Darcy, and this challenge appeals to me, so I think I'm going to give it a go.

Here's the main graphic from her site with the gist of the challenge:


Please drop by her site if you want to formally participate in her challenge. She's got a pinboard set up and everything.


In addition, I'll add a list of my own that might get you thinking about some other things you could try.

1. The first book in a series you've been thinking about trying but thought it was OMG SO LONG.
2. A primer about a religion you know nothing about.
3. A "short history" of a country you're not familiar with.
4. A book about something you've been meaning to learn, like a language or a craft/hobby.
5. A sacred text from a religion that isn't yours.

I'll stop at five, because I'm not as industrious as Mrs. Darcy. But that's okay. And I'll keep some updates on how I've progressed, or not, as the year goes on.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Favorite Things

The holidays are over (finally), and my schedule is heading back toward normal, whatever that is. So here are my favorite things on the Internet this week.



3. This video of Sidney Crosby and other NHLers who aren't Sidney Crosby surprising a group of sledge hockey players. Watch it. It's not that long. Have a Kleenex ready.



2. "Let it Go." IN RUSSIAN, PEOPLE!!! (And in Russian, it's "Let it Go and Forget."


1. This might actually be my favorite thing on the Internet EVER. Too bad we lost. Damn you, Troy Brouwer!! Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Favorite Friday Things

Well, I've been in bed all day with what appears to be a stomach bug, so I needed Favorite Things today. So here we go:


3. This .gif of Ben Smith's fabulous arms.



2. This picture of Chris Pratt hangin' with a velociraptor. (From Jurassic World promo)


3. This pic of Marian Hossa at the Chicago Blackhawks Christmas party with his daughter Mia. (From blackhawks.nhl.com)

If anyone sees a trend developing with these posts, please don't point it out to me. (I'm SICK!! I'll look at hockey players and Chris Pratt if I want to!!)

Monday, December 15, 2014

Monday Book Recs

Three books I've read recently that I think deserve some attention.

http://www.amazon.com/Gladiator-Wolf-Gladiators-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00NW2SV7C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1418677643&sr=8-1&keywords=gladiator+wolf

Gladiator Wolf by Marteeka Karland. Everything you love about Teeka's books but three times as long. A must-have for Marteeka Karland fans.

http://www.amazon.com/Dream-Alchemist-Somnus-Book-ebook/dp/B00NQSZF12

The Dream Alchemist by Joanna Chambers. Fascinating premise. Really neat read.

http://www.amazon.com/Brandon-Versus-V-Card-Prescott-College-ebook/dp/B00OYZ3QTE/

Brandon Mills versus the V-Card by Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock. Hilarious and poignant by turns. It'll have you ugly-laughing one minute and ugly-crying the next.


Friday, December 12, 2014

My Three Favorite Things on the Internet This Week

The Internet is a glorious repository of wonderful things. Here are my three favorite things from the Internet this week:

3. This description of Chris Pratt, by his Parks and Recreation co-star Nick Offerman:


2. This picture of Evgeni Malkin in a Santa Hat:





1. This tweet from Sasha Devlin. (Yes, I know this one's a bit self-serving, but man, it made me all verklempt so deal with it):