May 22, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday {17}

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Every week there's a category and everyone participating lists their "Top Ten" in that category.

This week's topic is: Top Ten Blogs/Sites You Read That AREN'T about Books

So, I kind of had to dig around for these 9. I don't really do a lot on the net these days that doesn't have to do with books. I'm okay with that, though :]

1. Not So Humble Pie
Mrs. Humble rarely posts anymore as she had a baby recently, but I still love her site. Not only do all her recipes look good, her posts are humorous and awesome. Many of her recipes live in my "To be make someday" bookmarks on my computer. I love that though most of recipes are for sweets there are plenty of savory recipes in there as well :]

From Cat versus Human
2. Cat versus Human
I think someone recently tweeted one of the graphics from this site and that's how I came across it. I'm really glad to have found it no matter what led me to it, though. I don't actually own a cat at the moment (it's $300 to get a cat in my apartment not to mention all the extra fees) but I do so desperately want one. Plus, just because I don't own one doesn't mean I can't love them and appreciate cat humor ;] 
All that to say if you like cats and you like funnies them you'll love this site.

3-5. Foodgawker/Dwellinggawker/Weddinggawker
I believe I found Foodgawker because of Stumbleupon and immediately fell in love. I'm a sucker for pretty looking food and boy is there plenty of it here. Basically you can scroll through pages and pages of pictures of food and if you're interested in one of them you click it and it takes you to the blog. Boom. Easy peasy. This where I go any time I'm looking for a recipe. I like that I can see a picture before I click instead of just links if I were to google the recipe.
Dwellinggawker and Weddinggawker are the same except they're about homes and wedding-related things respectively. 

I've always had the problem of going completely blank when someone asks me what I want for my birthday or Christmas. Sure, I had a million things I wanted the previous week, but now that somebody wanted me to list some I couldn't think of a single one. This website allows me to add whatever from wherever on the internet to a wishlist so it's always there and can be easily sent out to whoever wants it.

7. Random Word Generator
This is especially useful for writing classes. I mean, this site gives you anything from a random noun to a verb to a preposition. It even lets you choose whether you want or normal or obscure word.

This website allows you to send future self an email. Maybe you know the day you'll graduate and you want to send yourself a congratulations. Maybe you just want to send a message to your 10-years-older self and say what your current thoughts on the future are to compare them to how things really turned out. I used it a couple years ago to send myself an email on my wedding day. It helped calm my nerves a little :]

9. Stumbleupon
This site is basically the best time waster on the planet. You can stumble through anything and everything or you can just do one thing like recipes or photography. I don't use it as much anymore since I try not to waste too much time on the internet, but it has introduced to some awesome websites over the past couple years. Heck, I found most of the above sites on here!


  1. Those Cat vs Human comic strips are cute, I had to check them out, very entertaining. I don't own a cat and never will. My husband doesn't like cats, we are dog people and my dog hates cats. I hope you can get one eventually.

    Here is my Top 10

  2. Stumbleupon is my favorite time waster.

  3. Oh, Jasmine! Fun sites! I have to check them all out because they're all new-to-me. Best (and worst!) thing about today is finding new blogs, but my Google Reader is going to explode!

  4. Great sites! Thanks so much for sharing the links!
    Angela @ AJ Arndt Books Blog

  5. Cat versus Human is my life. Every day. I laughed out loud! Also some of these other sites are pretty awesome and I am so glad I came across these because I realized after this TTT that I kinda stick to book blogs more than anything else!

  6. I love the sound of FutureMe.

    Your blog is beautiful btw


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