To tell you the truth, I’m doing this particular post because I’m sitting at a convention with nothing to do. OK, I have stuff to do I just don’t want to do it. Plus, to be a first-rate librarian I have to develop my passive aggressive side. I didn't know this when I became a librarian but it's true none the less. There is actually a class in librarian school: "Passive Aggressive Librarianship or how to avoid doing things you don't want to do; PA521. It's a masters level course. By the end of the course nobody showed up because they didn't want to. It was a well taught class. (none of this is true. I'm making it up but there should be a course like it. It would help all of us non-passive aggressive types figure out the ones who are. The librarian community is littered with passive aggressive types. I bet you couldn't tell. It's because of the class.)
So in the interest of passing along information. (It's my job. What can I say. It's an obsession.) I thought that I would pass along one of my favorite websites. I actually have this thing RSS fed to my homepage. Of course, my homepage has 5 different categorized tabs. “How efficient” you say; “how anal” I say.
There are a lot of websites out there that can help you find information on just about everything. Tips and tricks abound. For some reason the word abound puts me in mind of frolicking forest animals. Sorry, never mind. I sort of drifted off for a moment.
The website that I’m referring to is Lifehacker. They have posts about anything; gardening, cleaning, computer/car/home/etc repair. You name it they will probably have a post about it. Granted most of their posts are computer related but they toss a lifestyle bone in every once in a while. Here's what they are all about; they go out to the web, search around for information, make a small post about whatever they find and provide a link. You have the option of reading more or giggling and going on to something else.
Some of their stuff is down right goofy. We all know I go for goofy in a big way.
Take this one for instance. When I searched for sandals I got a post & link about how to make your own sandals out of used car tires.
Search for sewing gets you 34 hits which include turning a sweater into a cat bed, a T-shirt into a keyboard cover and making your own paint chip wallet. I’ve got to make me one of those!
Search for purse gets you 25 hits with the ubiquitous "turn a pair of old pants into a purse" as one of the top 10 hits. I personally like the Weapons Purse (it was the number 1 hit). It has built in brass knuckles. What every woman needs!
So if you haven’t stumbled across this site please give it a look see. Just like most sites (mine included) it has some pretty stupid stuff but every once in awhile they come up with a real gem.
Just trying to help you out here and of course waste an hour.
P.S. Tomorrow or Monday I'll pass along the recipes that I adapted from Lacy over at Razor Family Farms and another one that I changed a bit (OK, a lot) from The Pioneer Woman Cooks, it's the "fresh corn and wild rice recipe". This one turned out so well I thought JR was going to get down on his knees and worship me. (or was that in Princess Michele land?