Monday, October 04, 2010

Top Ten Linkety Links

It's been a long time, years maybe, since I've done a blog post sharing my favorite links of the moment. If you find these interesting (or not), please let me know, by commenting, you quiet lurkers you! [I see you!] If you find these helpful or of any use I'll try to make it a regular thing.

The funny: Thanks to Rozeena for sharing this funny office e-mail exchange about a missing cat, you have to read it down to the end to get the full humor.

The scary: A scary pediophilia scare for a mommy blogger, and how the internet can draw universes smaller than we can ever imagine.

The mommyBaraka shared an interesting article on nursing in Mongolia- the practice is starkly different from the US, so much so, my jaw literally dropped as I read it. Still, there is a lot we can gain if we adopted some of their attitude on the subject.

The reading: JK Rowling gave a fantastic interview with Oprah (even if parts of it broke down into a "I'm rich, your'e rich too! Isn't it crazy?!") but the cool part? she didn't rule out more Harry Potter books!

The creative: Just found this awesome site with tons of articles on creativity that are more than just pat advice but real inspirational stuff.

The writing: A bunch of you have asked me about writing a book, how to get an agent, etc. I refer you to wonderful blogger and author, Mel, she has the whole process from writing to publishing broken down for your edification. Just look at the side bar on the right and click away!

The fooding: Tracy sent me here and I. am. in. love. The pictures of the food are gorgeous and I've made a few meals from the site that have turned out spectacular! My favorite recipe so far: Garlicky baked french fries!


The rallies: 10-30-10 Jon Stewart's rally to restore sanity (alongside Colbert's competing rally to keep fear alive). Seriously hoping to go. Seriously think you should too!


The political: And speaking of Stewart, he was on point with his thoughts on the Obama administration: I think people feel a disappointment in that there was a sense that Jesus will walk on water and now you are looking at it like, 'Oh look at that, he's just treading water' … I thought he'd do a better job," said Stewart.

The bloggety blog: Yasmine is back to blogging after an extended hiatus, check out her beautiful reflections on life and her equally awesome photography skills! [Ahem, Yasmine this is my way of politely nudging you to keep on keeping on! :)]

Thoughts? Any linkety love for you?

10 comments:

Jen said...

I liked these! You keep on keeping on too! :)

katery said...

LOVE foodgawker.
regarding obama, i LOVE jon stewart, can't get enough, BUT... i think people's expectations for him were a little on the unrealistic side. for what he was/is up against, i think he's doing a pretty good job, i'm not saying he's perfect, i just think it's hard for us to grasp the enormity of what he is trying to accomplish and how long it really takes. i like to check this website to remind myself that he IS accomplishing quite a bit:
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/browse/

Aisha said...

Jen, thanks, lol :)

Katery- I agree with you for sure- I think that is what Jon is saying, we expected him to be comparable to Jesus- and c'mon! I mean that's just not realistic- but sadly its expectations those voting him in had and so they are going to inevitably be disappointed. Would I re-elect him? Absolutely, but yes I too expected more than I ever should have. Maybe after 8 years of Bush- we were just waiting for everything to transform but he's only one branch of gov't, Obama, and we can't expect miracles. . . Thanks for the link to that site, will be bookmarking it- very informative!

katery said...

:) i am worried about the upcoming election for that exact reason. it seems that people expected him to fix everything in his first two years of office, when i think in actuality eight years of service would really just begin to scratch the surface. with morons like sarah palin running around free, things are about to get scary!! i don't understand this soceiy's desire to have a president that isn't smart, i was flabbergasted during the election when obama was repeatedly criticized for being intelligent and also for having really good education.

lovetodaydream said...

I like this section! Very interesting sites!:-)

SYounis said...

thanks for the links! a site i love right now is littlegreennotebook.blogspot.com. it has amazing design ideas for the home! incidentally her last post is for a nursery. :)

Aisha said...

Katery, AMEN. I'm scared of 2012. Really. Really. Scared. I mean, I feel like Obama's election has brought all the crazies out of the woodwork.

Lovetodaydream, thanks :)

SYounis- thanks for stopping by and for the comment! I will be checking this site out because I HAVE YET to make little guy's nursery. . . lol. He's in our room at the moment and I keep putting it off. Thanks for the link! :)

iamstacey said...

I can't wait to try the baked garlic french fries! :)

Jul said...

I love these links! Well, except that I've now spent way more time than I should have browsing through them all. And now I'm hungry for garlic french fries.

Tracy said...

Thanks for 10 ways to keep procrastinating ;)

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