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Careful with Your Bootstraps – Links from the Blogads Network

by Paige Wilcox
Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Lots of great, new posts to check out from across the Blogads network! Take a look:

 

The Toast depicts what happens when “You’ve Pulled Yourself Up Too High By Your Own Bootstraps:”

Thank goodness this imaginary issue has finally been addressed!

 

Trailer Addict shares the latest must-see movie trailers:

The holidays are great, but a highlight of this time of year is how concentrated it is with most of the year’s best movies. My December is all booked up now.

 

Literary Kicks pays respects to author Barbra Park of the Junie B. Jones books:

Great excerpts in this post. Junie sounds like a pretty funny kid.


Your Life After 25 covers Fantasy Football:

I don’t really get Fantasy Football, but I can respect that other people do. Go team!


Hullabaloo highlights Andrew McAfee’s Ted Talk:

McAfee addresses the effects of joblessness in the future.

 

Photo via Flickr user Sew Technicolor

Needing Some Pumpkin Space – Links from the Blogads Network

by Paige Wilcox
Friday, November 8th, 2013

From Fall-themed jargon to presidential hopefuls, catch up on a range of posts from around the Blogads network:

 

Reductress issues a list of all of the must-know slang this season:

I am adopting these terms ASAP.  Now, everyone give me some “pumpkin space.”

The Comics Curmudgeon explores Facial Expression Theater:

I don’t really get that Funky Winkerbean comic. I mean, I get it, but I don’t really get why this conversation should be worthy of illustration, right?

Jim Romenesko issues his own “Throwback Thursday” of sorts:

Ah, good old ’95.

Bell of the Lost Souls explores the complexity of learning Warhammer:

Don’t mind me; I’ll just be over here with my CandyLand.

Powerline highlights Chris Christie:

Christie was re-elected the governor of NJ this week, and speculation is mounting that he’ll run in 2016′s presidential election.

 

Photo via Flickr user michelle.schrank

Trick or Treat – Links from the Blogads Network

by Paige Wilcox
Thursday, October 31st, 2013

A lot has been learned this week:

Lesson 1: You shouldn’t put soap in your dishwasher when you run out of dishwasher detergent unless you’d like a bubble bath in your kitchen.

Lesson 2: The humidity from a kitchen bubble bath will turn your carved pumpkins into pumpkin soup. Science.

The pumpkins pictured above may have only lasted three days before completely decomposing, but not all is lost as the following Halloween posts from around the Blogads network are sure to ring in the holiday spirit:

 

Tom and Lorenzo showcase Lady Gaga’s outfit in London:

Every day is Halloween in the life of Gaga.

WSWCM compares Halloween in college vs. Halloween now:

November 1st should be a national holiday to have off from work/school by now, right?

IMBOYCRAZY issues part 119 of “The Blind Leading the Blind:”

Shout out to Miley for being a top costume choice contender this Halloween. BTW, her real name is Destiny. I’m not sure that’s relevant, but I thought you should know.

Cute Overload celebrates Halloween with animals in costume:

Sir Lucifer Fluffypants wins my vote for best name/face/life.

Betches Love This provides a guide for determining the whether or not your costume choice is racist:

I guess I have to rethink my Quailman costume…

 

Photo credit: Katie Brauer

Mercury Retrograde – Links from the Blogads Network

by Paige Wilcox
Friday, October 25th, 2013

This week, Gala Darling reported on Mercury Retrograde, which is when Mercury appears like it’s moving backwards, and the planetary shifting has interesting if not chaotic affects on us. Make sure to read up on Gala Darling’s survival guide for this, and judge for yourselves if you see a link between Mercury Retrograde and the following posts from around the Blogads network:

 

Betches Love This recap Pretty Little Liars’ Halloween episode:

I’m glad to see that PLL is still the most hard to follow show in America. PLL for the win.

DogShaming introduces Darwin, the dog that barks at old ladies:

Agism is real, you guys.

Dlisted covers breaking news on Miranda Kerr’s and Orlando Bloom’s split:

That much pretty in one relationship can’t be maintained.

WSWCM explores what it’s like “When I Have Plans to Hang Out with my Friend and She Invites a Bunch of People I Don’t Know:”

Such faux pas may be attributed to the clouded thinking that comes with Mercury Retrograde. Luckily, it’ll be over soon on November 10th!

 

Image from Flickr user edhiker

Fall Love – Links from the Blogads Network

by Paige Wilcox
Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Pumpkin spice and love are in the air, so grab your main boo and check out these relationship posts from around the Blogads network:

 

IMBOYCRAZY’s Alexia provides tips for your first date.

“Your goal is to not get murdered.”

My Friends Are Married illustrates what it’s like “When my married friend tells me she doesn’t understand why I’m single:”

Apathy is a girl’s best friend.

Apocalypstick advises on when her reader should dump her boyfriend:

Yikes…the reader moved to Australia for the guy. Timing is a hoot.

LadyGunn highlights the poem “It Lasted an Hour:”

Rather than comment on the poetry, let me comment on the poet, Greta Bellamacina. I like your hat, Greta.

Dear Wendy comments on how texting is affecting relationships:

But my questions is, what about Snap Chat?

 

Image from Flickr usermichaelnpatterson

Getting Caught Up- Links from the Blogads Network

by Paige Wilcox
Friday, October 11th, 2013

It’s been a busy week (or maybe I’m projecting?), so to help you get caught up on the major breaking news you missed this week, here are some quick hits from around the Blogads Network:

 

Gala Darling brings back Small Business Advertising:

Kind of tough to turn down an ad on GalaDarling.com for just $3/day, so hop to it.

American Horror Story is back, and so is Tom and Lorenzo’s coverage:

In my next life, I’m coming back as Jessica Lange.

Betches Love This highlight Kanye West’s appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Show:

Whenever you start shame spiraling over something cringey you’ve said/done, just watch those clips, and be reminded that no one is ever as cringey as Kanye.

Possessionista also takes on the return to American Horror Story:

Teenage witches are so chic.

What Should We Call Me illustrates what it’s like “When No One Gets the Movie I’m Quoting:”

This is my all day/every day. “Pea souuuuup!”….(reference to Rescuers Down Under, obviously, right?)

 

Image from Flickr user GYLo

Getting Craftsy – Links from the Blogads Network

by Paige Wilcox
Friday, October 4th, 2013

In honor of the recently announced Craftsy Blogger Awards, we’re highlighting some great craft-inspired posts from around the Blogads Network this week:

 

The Graphics Fairy features a DIY Moth Specimen Shadow Box:

No actual dead moths necessary, which I think is a crucial note.

Pinterest Fail highlights an attempt at a Fabric Spray Paint Makeover:

Yikes.

Curbly rounds up 12 Stylish DIY Halloween Centerpiece and Decor Ideas:

Maybe you can use Pinterest Fail’s leftover fabric paint to spray paint some pumpkins.

Formula Mom talks about Halloween Decorating with Candy:

Instructions on how not to devour your decorations are not included.

The Pintester shares her adventures in creating Watermark Tees:

Silver lining- you can never have too many pink, ribbed tanks in your wardrobe.

 

Summer Friday – Links from the Blogads Network

by Paige Wilcox
Friday, September 20th, 2013

Since Fall technically begins this Sunday, 9/22, it’s officially the last Summer Friday! Here are some great posts from around the Blogads Network to help kick off this final summer weekend, especially for those of you who don’t get off work for Summer Fridays (what is this sorcery?):

 

Immaculate Infatuation features “The Fat Jew” in this week’s Friday Fives:

I love that he recommends a place “Perfect For Picking Up A Jewish Girl With a Nice Face Who’s Chubby But Trying To Make Changes.”

Tom and Lorenzo highlight Jessica Biel’s suit choice:

Justin Timberlake really like matching his date. This is a proven fact.

Betches Love This rank “The Top 10 ‘Hottest’ Bros from Breaking Bad:”

Btw, only 2 eps left. Nbd…Jk- very big deal!

WSWCM shows how it is “When I’m Trying to Fit into my Jeans:”

Ah, yes, the perils of Fall.

Galadarling provides some tips on getting over jet lag:

I look forward to the day when this is a potential concern.

 

Links to FALL For – From the Blogads Network

by Paige Wilcox
Friday, September 6th, 2013
Get it? Because it’s almost Fall. Really gettin’ it.

 

Dlisted announces ScarJo’s engagement:
Anyone after Ryan Reynolds is a down grade. Sorry, bro.

 

 

Tom and Lorenzo provide live access to Fashion Week Spring 2014:
I want to go to there!

 

Possessionista introduces “Possessionista Home:”
I need to know where Revenge’s Victoria Grayson got her signature chair so I, too, can plot and judge in style!

 

IMBOYCRAZY issues a new addition to “the blind leading the blind” series:
Alexi gets it, people. She just gets it.

 

Key takeaway: it’s OK to be a stalker as long as you don’t get caught–words to live by.

 

Labor Day Links from the Blogads Network

by Paige Wilcox
Friday, August 30th, 2013

These links from around the Blogads network have absolutely nothing to do with Labor Day. HOWEVER, since many people will be off work/school on Monday, we want to make sure you have plenty of good reading to get caught up on in your spare time, because we’re good humanitarians like that:

 

Betches Love This celebrate new additions to the dictionary:

Note how “Fetch” still hasn’t happened, Gretchen Wieners.

CuteOverload introduces Colonel Meow:

My mom has a similar cat named General Beauregard, making military titles for long-haired cats officially a thing.

Pinterest Fail documents an attempt in  frozen dinner roll pizzas:

I think we have different ideas of what failure is in this case. I would definitely eat those.

Rich Kids of Instagram are still being ridiculously rich:

If you don’t have cool Labor Day plans, just live vicariously through theirs. Dreaming can kind of be fun…who am I kidding.

MyFriendsAreMarried illustrates what it’s like “When My Married Friend Tells Me Guys Think I’m Mean:”

RBF is a serious condition suffered from millions of ladies out there, including yours truly. Stay strong, fellow RBFers.  


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