Posts Tagged ‘interesting’

Friday links of interest

Friday, February 12th, 2010

I haven’t posted my “Friday Links” in a while, so here are a couple I specifically had seen and wanted to share.

First, for those travelers out there, this from Matador Network
Metric Map: Which Countries Don’t Belong With The Others?

And this one I thought was pretty funny (and sad), and had seen it on several news sites a couple weeks back. Seriously, how much can kids be protected from? Removing the term “oral sex” from the dictionary? Come on now…
Finding Oral Sex in the Dictionary and Other High School Mania

And I’ll leave you with an inspiratoinal one from Chris Guillebeau at The Art of Non-Conformity. This article was a good reminder for me.
The Small Man Builds Cages for Everyone

NPR Segment – Humans Were Born To Run Barefoot

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

It now seems that barefoot running is picking up steam. I first started experimenting after I read the book “Born To Run” last year, and am still working at building up my calf and achilles muscles as well as my distance. As anyone who has read about or tried barefoot running, you know that once you get past the adjustment period, it’s more comfortable and less painful than running in shoes. Aside from the dangers of glass, rocks, and the like, the posture adopted while running barefoot is, especially for me, much more comfortable due to the lessened impact on the heel, which had always caused me pain.

So I was very happy last night when I caught a segment about barefoot running on NPR on my way home from work. As I’ve learned first hand, and as the anthropologist in the NPR segmente found during his studies, “runners in [...]

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Some Friday Fun and an update

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

I’ve been keeping myself way too busy lately, catching up on a lot of personal things, planning an insane trip to Thailand for New Years, and also working hard on a new eCommerce site I’m building. Oh, and not to mention working my normal job.

But for now, I just want to share a few Friday Funnies. Enjoy!

Low Resolution Girl – Halloween costume
http://kindacarsick.com/post/230881676

Pimp My Jet – Costa Rican Style
http://matadornights.com/pimp-my-jet/

Religion Flowchart – Which one are you?
Religion Flowchart

Opening bottle of wine with shoe
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9s89FqNpXO4&feature;=player_embedded

Friday interesting links

Friday, August 21st, 2009

I’m pretty sure that come Friday everyone is looking for something besides work to do, so I’ve decided to start a new feature here that I’ll publish every Friday morning. I guess for a lack of anything better to call it, I’ll call it my Friday Interesting Links until I can come up with something better. If you have any you want to share, let me know, and I’ll be sure to credit you for bringing it to my attention.

So here are my votes for this week, just a few I’ve found that are worth sharing:

Videos
India Monkey King scales new heights – YouTube video, 1:35
You’ll never do this on a bike – YouTube video, 6:21 via Wend Magazine
Hanuman the traveling cat – LonelyPlanet.tv video, 2:58
New Wedding Dance – YouTube video, 5:09

Articles
Denver Post Barefoot Running Debate – Barefoot running article, thx barefoot ted
How to send food back at a restaurant – Bohemian Revolution

How to Send Back Food at a Restaurant

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Photo credit: juicyrai

I found this article about how to send food back at a restaurant over at Bohemian Revolution, and I think it’s great advice. For a lot of people, this is trivial information, but it’s always good being reminded that it’s ok to send food back if you are not happy, and that there is a way to do it without being a jerk.

How to send food back at a restaurant

What I’ve learned about running by reading about running

Friday, August 14th, 2009

There are a few things that I’ve recently learned about running that have me excited. I’ve always been a casual jogger, but have never been all that thrilled about it. Really it has been more of an activity to stay active than something that really intrested me. But after reading the book Born to Run, I have a renewed interest in it. I have been taking tips and drawing inspiration from where ever I can, including the book, a DVD called Chi Running, and some of the Superatheletes that were written about in the book Born to Run.

And so far, I’m happy to report that it seems to be working. My issue is still with my conditioning, but my runs — short though they may [...]

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It’s not that I don’t like people

Monday, August 10th, 2009

The other day Chris Guillebeau at The Art of Noncomformity posted a really interesting article about social networking for introverts. It really struck me because I tend toward being introverted myself. And in one of the comments, someone said something that really resonated with me. Nicole from Just Make It Better noted that someone she knew would say

It’s not that I don’t like being around people, it’s just that I prefer to be around the ones that I like.

And that pretty much explains me.

I am good at conversation and I enjoy being around people, the catch is I have to like them to have a good time. In the past I have been told that I can be a bit standoff-ish or unfriendly, to which I say, I am neither, it’s just that I have to know you first. Chris says in his article that [...]

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It’s how you do it

Friday, August 7th, 2009

I’ve found another blog I like, so I figured I’d share it. I’ll give another little shout out on Monday regarding what led me to Nicole’s blog, Just Make It Better, but for now I want to pass this article along.

I won’t waste my time paraphrasing what she wrote, but I will say she’s right on regarding what she says about being yourself and doing what makes you happy. And she also points out a couple of the traps that we (myself included) fall into when it comes to following the rules even if it doesn’t benefit us.

It’s not how it’s done, it’s how you do it.