Monthly Archives: May 2010

What your browsing history says about you

Like most people, my biggest fear in life is that I died before clearing my browsing history. There in lies my deepest darkest and dumbest search terms. Youtube and Google have created this toy that lets you mold your own life story using search terms. “Search Stories”. So I present to you – Whereever life takes you, the heart will always lead you home.


Kanye’s Workout Plan

Spring is here, and time again for me to find a half marathon to train for, pull out my running shoes, and get back on Lake Shore Drive for some long runs. The most stressful part of this process is not figuring out how to get my winter body back into fighting shape, but what to listen to on those 10 milers. Last summer was full of Girl Talk and The Hood Internet. Nothing tops a remixed beat to hit the pavement with. But I decided that when I can name every song sampled in Girl Talk’s “Play your Part, pt 1” it’s time for something new. I ran my issue by my musical spiritual leader, JayeL, and he recommended The White Panda. Then I found Paste contributor Josh Jackson’s “80 Best Workout Songs”. I guess it’s only appropriate that I do the Chicago Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon now.

And the Webby goes to

Not ONLY is today Cinco De Mayo, but the Webby awards were announced! This gave me some fresh new sites to follow (not that need more to add to the 40+ sites that are already filling up my RSS feed) while sipping the required margarita, listening to the required Rodrigo y Gabriela, and wearing the required sombrero (I hope you’re picturing me sitting at my laptop wearing a sombrero; it would make my day.)

So what Webby award winning sites have earned a spot in my no-standards-whatsoever RSS? Check it

Broken Secrets – because I could use some more useless knowledge in my vocabulary

1000 Awesome Things – I just added it to my RSS, then realized that I voted it into my winner’s circle last year also. Two time winner!

I Wanna Go There – I’ve been on a travel blog kick lately, and I think the tag line for this site hits the nail on the head of what I, and so many others, want to get out of travel. “This is travel, not tourism.” It’s a social and informal platform to plan your next trip. The site has bottled those invaluable conversations you have while at the bus stop, on the chairlift, in the hostel bunkroom with fellow travelers and locals. Sorry Rick Steves.