Things I’m Loving: Snow Day Edition

Weekend Links / Monday, March 3rd, 2014


Matthew McConaughey has an Oscar. Alright, alright, alright.

Are you watching the second season of Hannibal? I usually noodle on my laptop while I watch TV, but not when Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy are on the screen. Dark, beautiful and disturbing. This might be the best show on TV. (“I’m going to remember, and when I do, there will be a reckoning.”) Catch up through On Demand or Amazon Prime.

40 Hilariously Honest Notes from Kids. OK, some of these really are hilarious.

I Love Coffee’s infographiccomparing the calories in Starbucks drinks to the calories in junk food. A green tea latte has the same amount of calories as a medium order of McDonald’s fries?! Yikes.

Doesn’t reading that Ukraine’s fugitive President Viktor Yanukovych had a 2-pound golden loaf of bread and a bedspread featuring a naked portrait of himself make you want to go back in time and rethink that bridal registry?

Bite the Bullet and Start Your Blog with This Seven-Point Checklist. If you’ve been thinking about blogging (and not actually jumping in) for way too long, check out this week’s Beginner series on ProBlogger.

Whole 9 on the dangers of image crafting:

… [O]ur social media feeds read like a modern-day fairy tale, where every moment is wondrous, every interaction with our family is more precious than the last, and even the mundane (coffee with the girls! look at my lunch! stuck in traffic!) is a magical experience. Ever look at someone’s social media feed and think, “I just threw up in my mouth a little bit?”

Someone anonymously sent more than $10,000 in flowers to a Canadian nursing home, with “enough pre-made arrangements for each of the 276 residents.” People can be so awesome.

This 4-year-old girl (and her mom) make the most amazing paper dresses.

A Haunted House Snaps Photos at the Scariest Moment of the Tour … and I Can’t Stop Laughing. Fantastic.

Apple CEO Tim Cook got feisty at the shareholder meeting. It’s not just about the money.

If you’re feeling like the house looks like crap, you look like crap, and everything you produce is crap, read this: End Bad Days.

I love these Fat Cat Terrible Nasty Scaries dog toys! They’re the only plush toys Henry can’t decimate. His old one lasted until I just got tired of looking at the nasty thing – almost 10 years – so if you have a crazy-strong chewer, try one.

I love stories like this: a student at St. Francis High School found out about his math teacher’s “secret life” –