Thursday, December 16, 2010


Found this blog today via Francesca, and can't stop smiling at the things Leah is thankful for! What an incredible, joyful exercise in gratitude...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Boomerang for GMail

Schedule your outgoing emails to be sent later -
Re-send incoming emails to yourself on a specified date -
Maximize efficiency!

Boomerang for GMail 

Friday, November 12, 2010


I know, I know. E-Cards are a huge pain. No one likes clicking through to the link. The animations are terrible, not to mention the music.

But these are making me laugh out loud, and I just had to share. WARNING! Most of the cards on this site are explicit and/or in poor've been warned.

More here.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

This makes me laugh every time

Ricky Gervais' 2 cents on the moral of the famous Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme:

Friday, October 22, 2010

Baking abroad

comes with its fair share of challenges. 

Today, Joy of Baking's Conversions & Equivalencies page made that task just a wee bit easier:

Thank you! Now if I could only invent counterspace...

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Open Culture

I came across this website, which looks just plain awesome:

And then I started thinking about how I got there.  And I realized:
1. I posted, on facebook, a photo of my sister after having completed the marathon.
2. A friend commented, on I looked at her profile.  She had
3. Posted a video, on facebook, of Grover (yeah, from Sesame Street), apparently promoting the word 'on.'
4. I was confused. I had to go to YouTube to read the comments, because this video made no sense to me.
5. A couple pages of comments in, I realized Grover was parodying the Old Spice man! Genius! So of course, I
6. Started watching the Old Spice commericals.  They are hilarious. Am I the last person to realize he was making videos PERSONALLY responding to Tweets? I watched his response to Ellen DeGeneres and laughed out loud.
7. I clicked on a related video...Old Spice Man's response to Alyssa Milano...then I realized, there were several responses to Alyssa Milano!  As it turns out, they had quite the interchange.  So I,
8.  Hopped over to AM's Twitter feed to see if this was recent or if there were any other interesting tidbits.  She linked to a video of Johnny Depp reading Hunter S. Thomspon letters.  That was on Open Culture.

Thanks, interwebs!

Friday, October 8, 2010


The translation of lunfardo is slang, but it is so, so much more.  It's part of what makes Argentine spanish so appealing, and so confusing.  I've heard it comes from tango...Wikipedia says it comes from outlaws*...

Wherever it comes from, I love it.  And for the most part, my Argentine friends enjoy explaining to me what their colorful turns of phrase mean.  But every so often I like to surprise them with some lunfardo of my own, and so I turn to this website:

Graciela al autor, quien seguramente es un groso!

*Michael Scott from The Office has a valid and, in my opinion, hilarious point re: Wikipedia.  Tal cual, Michael Scott:

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Stuff Jewish Young Adults Like

Rather genius:

#s 89-91 are a particularly apt stretch of stuffs:
#92: Sending back food
#91: Gchat
#90: Taking the year off
#89: Brunching

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

something beautiful to strive for

Such was the subject of an email from Theo on August 6, 2010.  A one-line intro and then the poem:

Icon, By Mark Osaki 
Once, in a great while
you will see a sign
and invest in it everything
out of the simple faith
it is meant for you 
You will surrender
all you’ve been taught
to the purity of its direction
and stand perfectly still
knowing nothing more is beyond it 
This is how they will find you:
unable to break away, peering
steadfast from the threshold
starved be certainty
blessed forever and unobserved

This is just so I have a record

of all the stuff I, and others, find on the great global world wide interwebs.  Some of it's worth sharing, and some of it's not.  But I'mma just go ahead and put it here on this here blog.  Kay?