Sep 18, 2009

Rut.

I wasn't exactly sure what I was going to write about on this here post, but as I was sitting here "surfing the Internet" (as they say) I decided to share with y'all my problem.

I'm in a rut. An Internet rut.

I have no where to go. Honestly. It's like when you live on the south side of town and so all you do is shop and eat on the south side of town but then one day someone from the north side says, "Why don't we try Applebee's" and you're all "Applebee's?" and they're all "Yeah, Applebee's" and you're all "We don't have an Applebee's" and then they're all "Uh, yeah we do - on the north side of town...right beside Bath and Body Works" and you're all, "Bath and Body Works???"

I know. Applebee's and Bath and Body Works. I really need to get out more.

So whenever I sit down to the computer there are exactly five places I look. That's it. Five.

One is Facebook (is it completely un-American to say "BORING!!"), another two are blogs, one is MSN homepage (Dear Lord, this is sadder than I thought) and the last one is a site for movie trailers. If I'm feeling all persnickety and wild abandon I might go to Food Network, but I have to really be smokin' something to do that.

So I need some help. Where do you all go? What are some crazy sites that I am just totally missing out on? Is there a blog out there I don't know about (probably), a really great shopping site, an entertainment site or something hysterically funny?

I could use all the help you have to offer. Because I did hear of a site called weather.com but I am going to have to pray about that before I venture out that far.

Help! Meet you on the north side.

36 comments:

Kristen said...

OK. You must, and I mean MUST, visit www.awkwardfamilyphotos.com. Also, I think you might enjoy www.peopleofwalmart.com. ENJOY!

Beth said...

http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/

http://growthchartmoments.blogspot.com/

http://thepioneerwoman.com/

http://thepioneerwoman.com/tasty-kitchen/

http://marriageconfessions.com/

http://spendfreely.blogspot.com/

http://www.goodreads.com

http://www.etsy.com/index.php

http://oatsvallteam.blogspot.com/


I'm a blog-a-holic and proud of it. Happy hunting.

Tricia said...

I was going to say peopleofwalmart.com too. We love it here at work. Failblog.com is pretty funny sometimes too. Those are great if you just need a good laugh.

Anonymous said...

I'm with Kristen. I check these two out every day. What a hoot!
Annette

Kar said...

here are a some blogs I read everyday...

musingsofahousewife.com
stufffchristianslike.blogspot.com
www.chattingatthesky.com/
pensieve.typepad.com/pensieve
www.ishouldbefoldinglaundry.com/
www.mckmama.com
twentytwowords.com/
churchexperiment.blogspot.com/

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

Im kinda in a rut too....I read tons of blogs, hit FB and my email. Thats it. Sorry, I am not much help. But if you are really bored, you can come read my blog =D

Sayrah said...

I'm a big fan of www.stuffchristianslike.net!!

Me said...

www.drudgereport.com
www.digg.com

-shawn

Stacy said...

Visit http://notalwaysright.com it's hilarious!

Amanda said...

I was seriously thinking to tell you to check Weather.com. HA!!

Maybe comics.com. They're fun. I'm going to check back to see what others leave, because I'm in that same rut.

Etsy.com could be fun. I just started 'surfing' on there the other day.

Kim said...

Melissa,
begin with this blog and then follow the path to all the bloghers that took the Home Goods challenge. (Even enter the contest too!) I think you would enjoy a lot of these ladies!


http://marriageconfessions.com/reviews/?p=24&cpage=3#comment-157

missy said...

i like your blog personally. and this one...
http://thehowertons.blogspot.com/

but if you want a really amazing blog, check this one out if you haven't already...
http://kissesfromkatie.blogspot.com/

warning: do not read it unless you want your eyes to be opened and your heart to be changed. it's notsomuch the "laugh a minute" kind of blog.

missy said...

oh yeah, and then i do the ever-so-meaningful people.com

gotta get my brangelina fix somewhere.

Todd Wright said...

textsfromlastnight.com and fmylife.com are both hilarious...and often inapporpriate.

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

Thanks, Melissa - now i'm surfing your comments so I can be mo' betta entertained, too :)

Katherine said...

thebigmamablog.com
boomama.net
coalcreekfarm.com
mysistersfarmhouse.com
ballarddesigns.com
zappos.com
bodenusa.com

Just a few to waste your time!!

Kim said...

Wanting to update my suggestions from the Blogher Homegoods...

I think the two you'll connect with are Georgia's "I Am Bossy" blog, and the initial "marriage confessions" blog.

Also, Boomama's blog is fun and usually sports LOTS of recipes. Check out her "Diptacular" post from last week. :)

ko said...

Oh my lord, girlfriend, have I got some goodies for you! =)

www.gofugyourself.com
-snarky fashion commentary
www.thereifixedit.com
-disaterous/hillarious repair work
www.cakewrecks.com
-funny typos and themes on cake
www.threadless.com
-great art work, great humor, great tee shirts
www.airbnb.com
-makes me want to go on vacation
www.incourage.me
-some of the best writing anywhere
www.zappos.com
-shoes always fit. enough said
www.craigslist.com
-you never know what you might find in the free section. I have furninshed most of my apartment this way cause I am BROKE! =) Mind you, I don't look like I am broke, cause I shop smart! For FREE.

Melissa said...

If you're a coupon clipper, money saver type you need to visit....

http://alice.com/

You can purchase items directly from her site and she will clip the coupons and send the items to you with free shipping.

http://www.retailmenot.com/

If you're wanting to buy something online, you need to go to retail me not. They have coupon codes you can you for just about anything.

Most times I'm too lazy to clip coupons myself. Alice.com can give me the best of both worlds. I'm saving money and I don't have to get up off my butt and go to the grocery store if I'm out of toilet paper.

Trish said...

just found Tim Hawkins on You Tube... he is a christian comedian and is so FUNNY! You've probably already heard of him, but if you haven't listened to him then you really should check him out!!!

I love Etsy, I could browse for hours

Of course there is my blog ;)

I love joyshope.com

This is an AMAZING version of "come thou fount be thou my vision"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RB677GAD_NU

http://www.virtual-bubblewrap.com/popnow.shtml

that's all i got for now :)

hope you enjoy!

Trish said...

oh yeah the blog of unnecessary quotations that is so funny :)

Mindy said...

Well, a couple that I was going to say have already been said. Pioneer Woman is a must. And the Awkward Family Photos is definitely great. The other two that I have not seen mentioned that I think you would like are...

http://failblog.org/
and
http://prudentadviceformybabydaughter.blogspot.com/

Have fun discovering all these new fun sites!

Jennifer Henry said...

Ok... you might think this is TOTALLY lame but if you're a huge animal lover (like I am) you'll love www.cuteoverload.com The little captions below the pictures can be really funny sometimes too! Great post! I can't wait to check out some of the sites others recommended.

Joyce said...

http://billycoffey.blogspot.com/

like reading a short story every morning

votemom said...

http://mylifeisaverage.com/

Kim said...

I love this blog...I've been following it for a year and she really inspires me. There's a story and she's a miracle!

http://www.nieniedialogues.blogspot.com/

Tonya said...

http://tvwatch.people.com/category/the-bachelorette/

Sorry, nothing deep and meaningful here. But when I can't get enough of the Bachelorette (even though I wasted two hours watching it), I usually check this blog. I hear the Bachelor/ette will not be on again until January. What reality shows will you be highlighting for us with your entertaining prose until then?

cndymkr / jean said...

This is what I get for visiting here so late. Everyone has already named the best sites. Damn.

Rhonda said...

pogo.com

Hours of fun to be had there!

Crazy Sister said...

Definitely Pioneer Woman's romance story! I'm sure you already know LOLcats.

I'd say you've got enough to spend half your day online now... is that what you wanted?

Ha ha ha!

Jeni said...

For a awesome blog of a true Prov 31 woman check out resolved2worship.xanga.com

I also enjoy Arianna's Huffington Post

Miss Jenn said...

I'm no help. I check only 3 things...Facebook, my email, and my blog including the blogs on my blogroll (which means you!). Good luck!!!

Alex said...

I love this site! http://www.break.com

Alex

Anonymous said...

try www.sporcle.com. It's addicting.

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Loving everyone's comments. I got some great ideas from everyone. Already checked out peopleofwalmart.com. What a hoot!

I like stuffchristianslike.com
A new blog that is inspiring is
http://www.incourage.me/

Also, I agree with Kar, she had some great blogs on her list!!

Thanks for this post, it really got everyone talking!

Karen Meyers said...

I feel you're pain currently I only read 2 blogs. :( Oh yeah, and Myspace *shudder*

Kreative Kubits
The New Virus which is mostly movies and funny stuff but sometimes their a little foul with their humor. lol.