Another linky post

Just as I was about to go to bed last night, I received a phone call with some not very nice news from home. As I’m sure you can guess, I’m very tired today. On top of that, I’m incredibly busy at work again, so I probably won’t find the time or the energy for a proper blog post any time soon. Instead you’ll have to make do with some links to interesting/amusing things I’ve discovered on the Internet recently. Meanwhile, I shall eat my lunch as quickly as possible and get back to entering corrections in a translation. Woe, woe, woe, etc.

That’s all for today. Enjoy!

 

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Linkies {Filler post}

Oh, hi there!
Apologies forthe radio silence over the past couple of days… I’ve been given a big translation job at work which will keep me busy right up until we close for Christmas and actually means I need to do overtime for the next two weeks for there to be any chance of meeting the deadline. The result of this is a) I’m notdoing anything worth posting about and b) I have neither the time nor energy to think of other things to post about. I can’t even do a recipe post for you because I’m cooking while doing other things, so it’s just a case of chucking a few ingredients in a pan then running from the room to get on with sorting washing/writing Christmas cards/doing more work. No time to take food photos! Soooo, to tide you over for the time being, here are a few links to things that have caght my interest lately:

That’s all for today. I hope I’ll be back with a real post soon! In the mean time feel free to share any interesting links of your own in the comments box…

More from around the Internet

I couldn’t think of anything to write about today, so I’ll let the Internet do my entertaining for me… Here are some of the best things I’ve come across out there in the web recently.

  1. The artist Dave Devries has taken children’s drawings and turned them into realistic looking works of art. Fantastic!
  2. The Middlest Sister is my new favourite blog! It’s a web-comic based on the author’s memories of growing up with four sisters and it’s fabulous!
  3. This BBC comic about a Somali couple raising their family in Norway makes me sad. If Jan and I ever have children, I’m afraid they will end up being completely German and rejecting my culture as something that bears no relation to them. (This isn’t as far-fetched as it might sound. I’ve heard stories of children in Germany who have rejected their English parent’s culture entirely, to the extent of refusing to speak English even at home).
  4. I loved these innocent things that will make you feel filthy. And I definitely had to look twoce at the one with the pigs…
  5. Finally, check out these incredibly bizarre and awful cakes. Warning: Some of them are not for the faint-hearted!

It’s linky time again

Because I have no time am too lazy for a proper post today (whaaat? It’s Sunday!) here is another roundup of cool links I’ve come across recently.

  1. The Worst Things for Sale on the Internet – a daily blog that lists all the really bad things that are available for purchase out there on the web. Like the iPad potty for kids and spam-flavoured macadamia nuts, which sound even more disgusting than Marmite! . Why are these things even things?!
  2. I was never a fan of Pokémon (I was born too early), but these Pokemon characters as Tim Burton creature drawings are fantastic!

    English: Pumpkin carving - photo taken in dark...
    Photo credit: Wikipedia
  3. IKEA or Death? – In this game, you have to guess whether various words are the names of IKEA furniture items of Death metal bands. I got 15 out of 20.
  4. Halloween is coming, so here are 63 mindblowing Halloween pumpkin carvings for you to admire.
  5. From pumpkins to cake… these 27 painfully honest cake messages are pretty funny.
  6. For anyone who is struggling to understand the current German election crisis, Tina at KulturSchock has written a fantastic blog post that explains it all… with dinosaurs!

That’s all from me for today. Have you come across anything entertaining on the Internet recently?

Linkity links

I only have a life on weekends, and I’ve already posted about our trip to Trier, which means today I have nothing to say. So instead, have some more links to amusing and fascinating things from around the web…

1. This TwistedSifter post of the 50 Most Perfectly Timed Photos Ever is fabulous! I wish I had such skills with a camera…

2. This BBC article on sleep is quite interesting. As is the link at the end to find your own sleep profile.

3. These incredible foodscapes by Carl Warner bring a whole new meaning to playing with your food!

4. I want a dog bookshelf! Too cute!

5. Somebody on Facebook posted this link to a mumsnet discussion about post-sex cleaning. Basically, the original poster said she and her husband have a little clean-up area on the bedside table with some tissues and a beaker of water so her man can clean himself after sex while she’s in the bathroom. I didn’t read the whole thing, but was literally laughing out loud at some of the answers on just the first couple of pages. My favourite: “That must be sexy. You do it then spring apart, you rush to the bathroom and he plunges his knob into a bucket.” Bahahahaha!!

All around the Internet

I don’t really have anything to say today, so have some links from around the web instead:

And finally, a video. The translators among you will appreciate this the most, but everyone should check it out. Make sure to watch it all the way to the end!

Stamp of Approval Saturday: Maps, books, badgers and a blog analyser

I’m linking up with Alex at Ifs, Ands & Butts again for Stamp of Approval Saturday. Here are the Internet finds that have caught my eye recently:

1. My first link comes from Alex herself – she posted it on Stamp of Approval Saturday last week and I had to post it here for those of you who don’t read her blog (although you really should) to check out. This list of maps that will help you make sense of the world from Twisted Sifter is just ace!!

2. Next up, Buzzfeed: I felt like a nodding dog reading this list of problems only book lovers will understand. So true, all of it! And there is definitely no such thing as too many books!

Badger
Archaeologist? (Photo credit: Tatterdemalion!)

3. This next link would have been included on last week’s Stamp of Approval Saturday if I hadn’t been way too busy to post. There’s something about a badger discovering a medieval tomb that appeals to me. Who needs archaeologists anyway? 😀

4. Another Buzzfeed. This one’s about brilliant British people problems and it’s so true!! I have definitely done 16 and 18…

5. Finally, here’s a link that a friend shared with me this week. UrlAi is basically a site that analyses blogs. You put in a URL and it tells you whether it thinks a male or female wrote it, how happy the author is and other things. Here’s what it says about me:

confuzzledom.wordpress.com is probably written by a female somewhere between 18-25 years old. The writing style is personal and happy most of the time.

I was going to give you a screenshot of the little graphs it came up with for my blog, but for some reason my computer was unable to take one (“Unable to capture screenshot. All possible  methods failed”), which is kind of a shame, because the visualisation thing that shows you which words went into which category is pretty interesting. Here’s a small excerpt from mine:

♣ The words “ribbon”, “cupcake” and “feet” were in the female category, while the male category had “assistant”, “astride” and “casinos”. (Astride also came up under “business”… which made me laugh. Am I the only one whose mind instantly goes to the gutter on hearing the word “astride” without any context?)
♣”Hate”, “trouble” and “scary” made sense for the upset category, but I’m not sure why “air” ends up there?! Meanwhile “excited”, “lovely” and “birthday” put me firmly in the happy category… but so did “ice”. What?!

Anyway, you should check the site out and see what it has to say about your blog.

Found anything interesting on the Internet this lately? You too can link up with Alex for Stamp of Approval Saturday and share your finds with the rest of the blogosphere! This week’s edition is the last one, so get in while you can.