My bookmarks overflowth.
Since I use Google Reader to keep up with things I read routinely, my bookmarks end up being one-use pages. Usually, I bookmarked them because I wanted to remind myself to do something-- there's craft projects and recipes bookmarked, and some articles that I think would be useful but not right then. Sometimes, I bookmark pages that sparked an idea for a journal entry, but often they just end up being one-or-two paragraph responses from me, hardly enough to warrant a full entry of their own. I'll get to those some day.
Sometimes, I don't know why I bookmarked them, or I bookmarked them for fairly simple reasons. This post it about THOSE bookmarks.
I don't know exactly why I bookmarked RedBubble
. I'm sure I bookmarked it for the T-shirts, because I have a funny-T-shirt fetish, but it seems to be more of an art site where you can get T-shirts than a T-shirt site. Nice artwork, though.Meeting Jesus
isn't in my bookmarks, but that's because I just found it while I was writing this. Pastor Alan is an old friend of mine from college. He leans a little towards the odd sometimes (he has said it himself, using "Come on, I can find God in a cheeseburger!" as his proof), but the story is lovely.
I'm very fond of Just One Club Card
. I borrowed Brian and Julianna's laminator, and have been making double-sided key fobs to replace the single-sided (and much thicker) ones. I started doing it because the ink had worn off on my Staples card, but I discovered that I like the double-sided-ness part a lot.Bug Me Not
is a nifty idea, though I confess that it's been rolling around in my bookmarks for years and I've never actually remembered to use it. However, I like the concept of shared logins for places that demand them for no good reason. Mostly I deal with it by ignoring the site (or giving in and registering, and then spam-filtering any email that appears from them).
These Star Trek Inspirational Posters
make me laugh every time I revisit them. Some day, I'm going to get a nice big poster-sized print of the Technofear one and hang it up in the office.
I am absolutely certain that I am not Green Enough To Go Gray
. I started going gray when I was 20, and I'm still too damned young to have earned as many gray hairs as I have. However, I probably bookmarked this to remind myself to look into Aubrey Organics
and see if I liked their hair color enough to use it. I did, and it turns out that they only have two colors, both of them much darker than the color I use. Ah well.
I'd really like to master the art of only one carry-on
. I did fairly well on my last trip, using a single suitcase plus carryon for 2 and a half weeks, but I still ended up with a lot of things I could have left home. My new backpack laptop bag helped considerably though (it was the carryon), and as I get used to using it I suspect I could pare down its contents even more. It does have the best packing advice I've ever heard: "If you think something might come in handy, leave it at home. If you know you can't get along without it, bring it."
One of my ongoing projects has been to clear out the excess clutter surrounding me. One of my worst guilty pleasures is magazines-- be it fluffy gossip rags, "women's" magazines full of articles on cleaning and recipes I'll never use, or homeowner magazines full of articles on building a woodshop and home-improvement projects I'll never do, I just can't resist them. They generally don't include any information I didn't already know, but there's something soothing about reading through them just the same. As a compromise, I'm trying to stick with digital versions