Easy reader

I follow too many blogs. Like whoa. Way too many. When is it that I think I’ll have time to read about Christian and Fiona’s rustic/whimsical living room renovation? Or catch up on the latest viral video of a monkey scratching his ass and falling off a log? (Oh wait. I ALWAYS have time for that.)

But I can’t not follow these blogs. I’m idea-thirsty. Inspiration-hungry. I see a lot of cool things in a day (Fact: On my way to work I pass not one, but TWO bridges spray painted with the words VOmEt kNIfE. Is this the name of a gang? If so, may I suggest, oh, I don’t know, about 783 better, properly spelled names? I promise to make them sound extra-menacing!), especially now that I leave the inside of my house and for longer than it takes to shuffle across the street unshowered to the elementary school to retrieve a kid, but I love seeing what’s happening everywhere else. Places that are wholly apart from my tiny microcosm of the planet.

Also, I like to pretend things when I read blogs. Things like that I can design my house real nice. (<—I write for a living, ladies and gentlemen!) Or that I can understand fashion at all. I figure that if I at least look at blogs about stuff like that enough, I can determine exactly why I look a mess in the morning before walking out the door anyway.

So! I thought since I’ve got some blogs laying around unread, I might foist them onto you, that you may also ignore them! We can pretend we acquaint ourselves with these blogs on a regular basis, and have made up conversations about them.

When I need some laffs (and when I want to feel very fist-pumpy about how smart and witty women writers can be):

http://mimismartypants.com/

http://www.finslippy.com/blog/

http://queserasera.org/

http://www.fussy.org/

When I want to pretend like I have money (and time) to decorate my house:

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/ (DANGER WILL ROBINSON: subscribing to this RSS feed is a serious commitment. I currently have 96 unread posts in my Reader. Proceed at your own risk.)

http://www.designspongeonline.com/

http://www.isuwannee.com/

When I want to feel like I have my finger on the pulse of fashion. (HAHAHAHA I can’t even type that with a straight face.):

http://thesartorialist.blogspot.com/

http://www.fashioni.st/

http://seaofshoes.typepad.com/sea_of_shoes/ (I only include this one because it is kind of dumbfounding. Who is this girl? What does she do? How does she have money to buy these crazy clothes? Why do they look so good on her? So many unanswered questions—I have to stay subscribed to find out.)

This list doesn’t even touch the category of “Friends’ blogs” or “Friends of friends’ blogs” or “People I heard about from somebody one time’s blogs.” It’s staggering really, the pages and pages of the internet that I could read. I suppose I’ll cull my list soon, and keep only the ones I read the most. But until then, I’ll just keep on trucking through the URLs.

And now, in completely-counteractive-to-what-I’ve-just-said fashion, I’ll ask: what are your favorite blogs? I know, I know, my Reader is already busting at the seams, but you may know about the very best one on all of the Interwebs, and my ‘Subscribe to RSS feed’ finger is feeling itchy.

7 comments

1 Amy { 01.25.11 at 4:35 am }

You should read emilycassee.com if you don’t already, she’s funny and you guys always remind me of each other. I don’t know her personally or anything. I found her because she used to write for Parents. I also like stylelushblog.com for cute style ideas.

2 Mandy { 01.25.11 at 11:57 am }

You must check out Hyperbole and a Half:
http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/

3 racher { 01.25.11 at 12:26 pm }

You are spot on with that one, Mandy! It already has a nice and cozy home in my reader! I linked to it once here: http://yestertimeblog.com/2010/09/17/life-is-funny/

I also really like the Oatmeal: http://theoatmeal.com/

4 PastorJulie { 01.25.11 at 12:51 pm }

I’m over here:

http://www.thoughtsbetweensundays.wordpress.com blogging as PastorJulie.

You know me by my superhero identity: KnittinPreacher. I can give you that link too if you want. send me your e-mail address

5 Amy { 01.26.11 at 8:26 am }

Wait, you know my blog, right? Don’t read it, it’s depressing.

6 mai { 01.29.11 at 9:35 pm }

Thanks for the props on my site. I’m prepping for NYFW and nothing makes one feel left out of the party, like, well not being invited to parties. So thanks for the nod, I mighty appreciate it.

7 Karen { 02.09.11 at 10:05 am }

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