So, I had this whole thing written about how much I love Google Reader for making my life convenient, but then, Google Docs (Reader’s finicky sibling) ate the damn thing.
So, without further ago (because aforementioned ado vanished into the recesses of the internet), here is a list of my favorite websites. Check ’em out. I hope you like them as much as I do!
Gives Me Hope — Yes, it’s a little glurge-y, but you know what? I spent wayyy too much time reveling in callous assholery (example: you know what I found hilarious? The fact that Lindsay Lohan turned down Heather Graham’s role in The Hangover….and then, the movie went on to be one of the highest-grossing films of the year! Ha! Lindsay Lohan’s career is in the toilet! What? Oh, fuck her. She wears leggings as pants) and every now and then, I need a break.
Twitter: Roger Ebert — The smartest 140 characters you’ll ingest all day.
Twitter: Shit My Dad Says — The funniest 140 characters you’ll ingest all day.
Amy Nadine Beauty Blog — My mom instilled in me that I didn’t need make-up to be beautiful. Mom, I love you very much and I really appreciate what you were trying to do, but lady, you were wrong. My forehead could screen IMAX features, my skin finds new ways to terrify me every morning and my hair? Well, let’s just thank whoever invented the flat iron. Luckily, Amy Nadine’s easy to follow blog helps even the most useless beauty queens succeed at painting their faces.
The Guardian: Ask Hadley — Unlike so many others, Hadley Freeman gives solid advice when it comes to the sartorial arts. Bonus points? The girl is hysterical. Love her.
New Adventures in Pork — A Muslim renounces his dietary restrictions and starts to indulge in the forbidden. The forbidden in this case being the meat of a beautiful, magical animal.
Anthony Bourdain’s Travel Blog — I covet Anthony Bourdain’s lifestyle like no other. The man gets to wander this earth, eating and writing. It’s a perfect existence.
David Lebovitz — He lives in Paris, makes incredible desserts and takes gorgeous pictures.
Ezra Pound Cake – Love the pun, love the photography and love the yummy vegetarian recipes (Quick and Dirty Habanero Cheese Straws? What?)
Fries With That Shake — A blog dedicated to burgers in the Philadelphia area. What’s not to love?
Homesick Texan — Awesome Texan/Tex-Mex cuisine (which, I’m ashamed to admit, I prefer to Mexican cuisine).
Lottie and Doof — Gorgeous pictures. Amazing food.
Messy and Picky — Like Dan and myself, Messy and Picky are young, financially-challenged, reside in the Philadelphia area and deal with the issue of one being a carnivore and one being a vegetarian. I can definitely relate.
Rachel Eats — Rachel lives and cooks in Italy. Enough said.
Smitten Kitchen – More gorgeous pictures, more amazing food and best of all, a stunningly simple recipe for cold-brewed iced coffee.
The Pioneer Woman Cooks — P.Dubs is an internet legend and for good reason — the lady rocks.
Unbreaded – It’s a blog about sandwiches. Seriously, what could be better? Who doesn’t love a good sandwich?
Design*Sponge — I love everything about this site and it inspires me to get all sorts of creative. Love it.
We Are Not Martha — Proof that you don’t have to be Martha Stewart to kick ass domestically.
Young House Love — One day, Dan and I will own a home and when we do, I’m going to mine this website for all its worth. Also, Sherry and John are a ridiculously adorable couple.
Real Estalker — I loved MTV’s Cribs, so it’s no wonder I love this site.
Bandelle Blog — Great for inspiration.
L.A. Curbed — I subscribe to a blog about Los Angeles real estate despite the fact that I live clear across the country. Can you tell I really want to move there? Really.
Pajiba — I love Pajiba. I love their smart and often scathing reviews, I love the fact that they enjoy the same nerdy television I do (Joss Whedon! Lost!) and I really love Eloquent Eloquence, which is basically a brilliant vehicle for combining obscenities with pop culture reference and polysyllabic words (Also, I’m like 82% sure that one of their staffers went to the same university and worked on the school paper with me).
The Autumn Society — A collective of local artists. Dan and I caught an 80s pop culture show they did last summer and it was awesome.
Doc Arzt – Lost = Awesome. Always.
500 Pieces of Prudent Advice For My Baby Daughter — And most of them are applicable to anyone, regardless of age.
Adventures of Mascarah — Check out her recipe for Green Chile Mac & Cheese. It’s pretty glorious!
Allie and Jeff
Amore Del Viaje — Dana is amazing. End of story.
Caffeinate Me — Andrea is definitely one of my favorite bloggers.
Dispatches From The Island – Jorge Garcia’s blog. No Lost spoilers but the man is sweet.
Lauren From Texas — I just discovered Lauren’s blog and adore it.
Tatiana Mikhailovna — Another recent discovery. The girl loves Nutella and has the cutest pug in the world. What’s not to like?
Slice of Pink
A Beautiful Mess — Elsie Flannigan is one of the craftiest, most kick-ass girls around. I wish I had an eighth of her creativity.
Red Velvet Girls — More crafty goodness courtesy of Elsie Flannigan and the Red Velvet Girls.
Calvin and Hobbes — Hands down, my favorite comic strip.
Dear Baby — This blog makes me want to have babies.
Fuck Yeah Sam Merlotte! — Sam Trammell also makes me want to have babies…but in a completely different way.
Fuck Yeah Lost! — Lost = instant win.
Suburbabble — If Hollee Actman Becker had a reality show, I’d watch and DVR it.
Where Is My Mind?
Fuck Yeah The O.C. — Years later, I’m still a fan.
Ronnie Bruce — Philly-area photographer who has taken some incredible shots of Robert Indiana’s Love Statue.
Then That Happened — 20SB Winner! 🙂
Stay Forever Sunday