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Snowpocalypse 2015

I’ve heard that Wal-Mart designs their parking lot to be large enough to hold all the shoppers on the busiest shopping day before Christmas. If that’s true, grocery stores must design their parking lots to be large enough to hold everyone on the day before a blizzard. And when I say “blizzard” I am talking about the North Carolina interpretation of the word which is “5 inches of snow.”

I don’t think I’ve ever gone to a grocery store the day before a natural disaster, but I needed the food, so I had to dive in despite my hesitations. First, I tried Trader Joe’s. Bad idea. Very, very, bad idea. I cannot communicate how bad of an idea this was. I have not seen that much competition for parking since I was in college and we’d stalk people on the way to their spots while humming the Jaws theme. The lot was literally full and there were at least a dozen people circling the lanes and a guy in a van tried to back out into […]

It’s Update Your Parents’ Browser Day!

Did you know it’s Update Your Parents’ Browser Day? Now that you’re probably home for the holidays, take this opportunity to update your parents’ internet browsers. Do it for me, the web designer who’s lost days of her life creating stylesheets to correct the rampant display errors in Internet Explorer 6. Do it for your parents too, so they can watch the latest funny cat videos without buffering errors. Thanks! I appreciate it.

Friday browser history roundup

I don’t apologize for gaps in my blogging schedule. I think it’s lame. It annoys me when other people do it. I never promised you a rose garden or three posts a week, so there’s nothing to apologize for. It’s also silly to state the obvious. You are intelligent people, dear readers (except for you, in the back there). You don’t need me to write “Boy, howdy, I sure haven’t blogged in a while, have I?” Duh. You can read a timestamp as well as anyone else. And who says “Boy, howdy,” anyway?

Keeping that in mind, I do like to check in and let you know I’m not dead. (That’s a statement that would really cease to be funny if I ever kicked the bucket prematurely, wouldn’t it? You’d all be like, “Wow, she actually died. That’s real commitment to a joke.”) My brain has been rather fried this week since I’ve had to work fairly hard to meet several client deadlines. I know, poor me, a victim of my own success.

I haven’t been completely […]

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Chocolate & Vicodin: My Quest for Relief from the Headache that Wouldn't Go Away Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir

Jennette Fulda tells stories to the Internet about her life as a smartass, writer, chronic headache sufferer, (former?) weight-loss inspiration, and overall nice person (who is silently judging you). She was formerly known as PastaQueen. You can contact her if you promise to be nice.

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for keyboards ruined by coffee spit-takes or forehead wrinkles caused by deep thought.


The Oregon Trail Generation: Life Before and After Mainstream Tech - Social Media Week
Sums up what it's like to be in between Gen X and the Millenials.

Charged in the death of Eric Harris, Deputy Bob Bates gets permission to go to the Bahamas
I was hoping this was an Onion article, but unfortunately it appears to be real.

Google Now Lets You Download Your Entire Search History - NBC
Sort of disturbed to know they've been saving my search queries at all.



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