I’m so excited about Friday that I could smooch it riiiiiiight on the kisser. I’ve had a pretty good week really, but it’s been so frantic that every single night I’ve collapsed into my bed and been fast asleep before my head has hit the pillow.
Let’s hear it for Tim, who has been known to check on me in the middle of the night to make sure I’m breathing. I guess I really have been sleeping like the dead lately.
Anyway, I thought we could kick off the weekend with some great stuff that’s been happening around the web lately. Follow me!
Rules for life by The Bloggess. It’s basically perfect.
The 101 Most Useful Websites of 2012. Most of these are smaller sites or web apps that do one thing really really well. There are some excellent resources in here – definitely one to bookmark!
How To Not Be Boring by Belle Henley.
Overcoming Procrastination, Money Problems, Self-Doubt & Other Creative Distractions. Easy, right? Not according to Chuck Palahniuk, who once wrote, “People don’t want their lives fixed. Nobody wants their problems solved. Their dramas. Their distractions. Their stories resolved. Their messes cleaned up. Because what would they have left? Just the big scary unknown.” I would love to see Chuck and Kate Reid debate that one!
And speaking of Speedy Reidy, Kate has prepared a complete guide to this year’s Eurovision. It has been a long time since I have seen this level of dedication and statistical analysis, and I for one cannot wait. Will we ever again find a song that can rival Safura’s Drip Drop? Oh 2010, you smell like lipstick again.
Did you know that MoMA offers online courses? You can choose between self-guided or instructor-led courses and some of the topics look great. I wonder if I should tackle one of these for task #8 on my list…
Skillshare is another cool resource for learning. It’s an online marketplace for classes, and anybody with knowledge can apply to share it. The best part is that the prices are extremely reasonable, and there are heaps of topics that don’t take themselves too seriously. Courses range from typography to app-building to cooking and even makeup. Heaps of fun to be had here!
Georgia wrote a beautiful post about learning to live simply.
The value of ugliness by Clem Bastow, who writes some of the best opinion pieces out there.
How to break the online cycle of “compare and despair”.
GeoGuessr.com – Hello, gorgeous. (Farewell, productivity!)
LOVE this DIY concrete letter tutorial by Wit & Whistle!
I’ve noticed a bunch of North American bloggers embracing spring and filling their homes with indoor plants. I adore having greenery inside, so it’s been great to peek at other peoples’ green thumbs! Check out Katie’s bedroom nook with mini terrariums, Rachel Denbow’s creative planter ideas, Kaylah’s pretty succulents, Elise’s beautiful bedroom plants and also her tips for keeping indoor plants healthy.
Allie Brosh is back with another incredible Hyperbole and a Half. ALL OF THE FEELINGS.
H&M Shows Collection On Plus-Size Model, Doesn’t Make a Big Deal Of It. Are we living in the future now? Hooray!
Design*Sponge shares the story of Crayola. That vintage packaging is RAD.