|I should make this a new holiday tradition. I also need a New Year's Resolution:|
Stop fooling around on PicMonkey so much.
I know. I'm one to talk about going out and braving the last-minute retail craziness for a gift. The one who's discussed her ambivalence with the entire Christmas holiday commercialization crap-fest.
But that's not the kind of last-minute I mean. Though I'll admit to sometimes having a stress-induced urge to go snag more cartons of whipping cream off the shelf of the grocery store (the thing it is, in my mind, a DISASTER of epic proportions to run short of during the holidays), I'm not doing that other kind of last-minute gift shopping, or giving.
All of my blog readers, all 3.5 of you, are awesome people, and I even have an idea where some of you live, and I mean that in a totally non-creepy way. But there's no way I can ship you cartons of whipping cream. If you were in the neighborhood I'd shove the stack of magazines off the end of the sofa for you, bring you a cup of coffee (with that aforementioned cream) and we could talk and eat inappropriate amounts of holiday food right off my dusty coffee table. Because I'm classy like that.
Since I can't do that either, I thought I'd give my blog readers a list of new blogs to read. It's calorie-free (unlike the cream) and I can afford several for all of you!
In keeping with the calorie-free joke, these are all lightweight, fun reading, for those days when you just want a little brain candy.
Slaughterhouse 90210 is a quirky free-association of images from television series and quotes pulled from literature. Like this pairing here:
|From Slaughterhouse 90210|
If you're an avid watcher of a variety of television series and a bookworm too, this is your Tumblr blog for low-brow/high-brow mashups. It's almost always good for a laugh, sometimes a poignant thought, and the frequent realization that there is just as much universal truth in a well-wrought television series as in the pages of a book.
CHICKENS IN LITERATURE
Chickens in Literature is right up in my hen house. I love chickens (ceramic ones mostly, but chickens no less), and I love books. The concept is most fowl: connect art and photography images of chickens with quotes about them from literature. What's not to love here?
|From Chickens in Literature|
The seventies were pretty super, but I was only aged toddler through tween, so I can't say it was very groovy or swinging for me.
|From Super Seventies|
I hope these are just your size, and that there aren't any just like them under the tree, because duplicate gifts are a bummer. And when you get a chance to read this, will you let me know what things you've been reading lately? I'd love to have new blogs to read in the new year!