Browsing the Web

Corners of the Internet #8

It’s Friday, it’s time to waste some time and poke around the internet. I mean, isn’t that we all try and do on Fridays? Or is it just me? Bueller? Bueller?

If you didn’t get the memo, cats have won the Internet.

In the category of useless hilarity, puppy or bagel? Chihauhua or blueberry muffin?

Baby elephants who think they are lap dogs.

And tipping the ‘too cute to be true meter’ this week, rescued pitbulls who are taking care of ‘foster ducklings.

World, where can I get a foster duckling?

In TV news, what can streaming TV learn from regular old TV programs? Lots, it turns out.

A website dedicated to Times Square hotel concierges and their conversations with weird customers.

Another blog dedicated to morning routines.

And one entirely devoted to how people spend their Saturdays.

Short story: I watched one season of The Bachelor start to finish. It was during my ‘Connecticut phase’ before Drew and I moved to NYC and still lived in Maine, but I was working in the Greater NYC area so spent a few days most weeks working there. I know, it sounds totally nuts. But my old roommate and dear friend graciously opened her home to me during that period and she’s a diehard fan of The Bachelor, so there you go. I also spent a lot of time that year learning about pro hockey from her husband.

During my one season, I was super interested in the logistics of the show. I mean, did all these girls go out and buy all the crazy outfits, and how much luggage did they bring and who foots the bill for the clothes? Well, turns out the show doesn’t provide much in the way of wardrobe and many people spend way to much or go into debt to afford the clothes.

Now that we’re safely past April Fool’s Day (my third least favourite holiday behind Halloween and New Year’s Eve), here are the best pranks that made headlines last week.

Next weekend we’re leaving for our first big holiday of the year – a road trip in Slovenia and Northern Croatia. Now that we’re just a week out, it’s time to figure out what to do there. For our research, we’ve been using Pinterest. (I know! I never thought I would ever say that with a straight face in my lifetime. But if you just think of it as a search engine with pictures, it will change your whole mind set…plus it’s a great way to find blog posts which I prefer to mass media in this case.)

So far, great tips from:

Head Elsewhere

Sunny Side of This

(we’re thinking of thermal spas and hiking around Lake Bled)

Travels of Adam

Journey Wonders

Nomad is Beautiful

Frank About Croatia

Two Monkeys Travel

Chasing the Donkey

Travel the World

(Maybe that’s enough research for now.)

If you haven’t seen it yet, check out that time last weekend when we ate everything at our favourite market in London, and described in detail how to visit the Lake District without getting wet. Just kidding – you will definitely get wet! But here’s how to enjoy it anyway.

Cheers to a fab weekend. Hope it’s a good one wherever you are.

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