Well, we are almost through February... This is a good thing. There is something about this second month of the year that can be a challenge. The highs of the holidays are over, the weather can be not so nice, and it seems like summer is a long way off - all this has a way of culminating in a tough month.
So with this in mind, I thought I'd share some of the nifty things I've read, bookmarked, or pondered - all thanks to the Internet of course:
Pinterest - I'm on Pinterest. This virtual pinboard site is really cool. If you're into something (i.e. hobby), you can use Pinterest to track these hobby-related things/ideas/thoughts/etc. Anyway, I'm up there, check me out and start following me.
Fast Company - this is an excellent magazine and the website is top-notch as well. Not just for tech-heads this magazine has the pulse on innovation, business, technology, and people.
Do Lectures - you've heard of Ted Talks - well time to check out this ground-breaking series of lectures. They're free. They're practical. They're useful. They're inspiring.
Magical Loaf Studio - do you have a hankering to make a vegetarian or vegan "meat" loaf but don't know where to start? Use this super smart website to create a recipe that will work.
Longreads - take a few minutes and really read an article online. Don't scan and don't skim. Read this very real writing and journalism that you've likely missed.
So there you have it, some interesting "stuff" for you to check out.
On another note, Lent is starting tomorrow. Now I'm not a religious person per se but Lent does give me the opportunity to make a change. So I've decided to give up all pop/soda/soft drinks as well as drinks with soy in them (in other words break the Starbucks addiction) for the duration of Lent. I don't drink a lot of pop but aspartame and high fructose corn syrup simply aren't good for anyone. As for the soy-based drinks - I seem to have an affinity for over-priced drinks at coffee shops - giving up soy is a great way to break this and keep some dollars in my pocket. Tea and black coffee it is!
So there you have it some guaranteed randomness. Fingers crossed that this warm weather keeps up - if so I'll be out on my bike outside this weekend!