Wow, here we are already nearly three weeks into the new year and I haven’t graced you all with the inaugural 2010 Weekly Cool Links. I’d like to apologize to you, my fans and ask for your forgiveness! But really, I had more important things to do the last couple weeks. Like celebrate my birthday and take a vacation from work. Kelly and I also celebrated our 5 year anniversary of meeting, last night. We were going to go to dinner but due to the weather we stayed in and ordered delivery from the Chinese restaurant around the corner from our house. After the weather cleared up we headed to the Starbucks at the circle in Orange (Orange Plaza) and had some coffee, just like we did 5 years ago when it was Diedrich Coffee. Let me see if I can remember what else has happened the past month.
My new bike.
We celebrated Christmas at home, having two family Christmas parties, you might have seen the pictures from my previous post. For Christmas Kelly got me and awesome bag for me to use for work, along with some cooking books I really wanted, a circular saw, and some clothing. It was a really awesome Christmas. For my birthday I got a new bike.
Raised vegetable bed.
Kelly and I used my new saw and build two raised beds for our vegetable garden this year. We’ve already planted some onions, and are waiting for March to add the tomatoes and peppers I get at the annual sale that Fullerton College has. That just about wraps up most of the things we have done the past month. So I guess it’s time for the Weekly Cool Links! Just an FYI, there is a lot of stuff to share this week, so I’m going to do something different and break this up into a couple posts the new couple days.
Lifehacker put together a kick ass table of when is the Best Time to Buy Anything, from Homes in the winter (hey that’s what we did!) to Jeans in October, it’s a great list for those that are looking for when the best deals normally are. You say you aren’t interested in buying anything, well how about these not so cool porn ideas (safe for work), don’t miss “The Making of You” staring Mommy and Daddy with special guest Uncle Bill… I was going to post a bunch of “best of 2009″ links, but this guy did all the work for me, so I’ll just link to him. I was hoping I would be on the 30 best blogs of 2009, but I guess I’ll have to wait for the 2010 list. Continuing with the theme of lists, Gizmodo posted their list of the worst gadgets from the past decade, a lot fo great ideas but they just ended up sucking.
I have some American Apparel shirts (well they are shirts from places that print their shirts on AAs) and I’ve always been fascinated with their unique marketing strategy, from using porn stars to having androgynous looking models, they cover it all, which is why this collection of their hottest ads (possibly not safe for work, but nothing graphic) is included here.
One of the books Kelly got me (and my brother in law Dominic) was the 1st volume of the Good Eats books, by Alton Brown, I’ve loved reading the book and wanted to share this great Good Eats fan site (it’s poorly designed but still a great resource). Talking about food, Lifehacker shared this article of Six Kitchen Skills You Can Pick Up This Weekend.
Chuck and 24 started up last week, Burn Notice starts tonight, and someone is selling a barely used late night show… By the way even though I don’t watch much late night, I with Coco.
The Hall of Very Good has some great stuff about good baseball players, that aren’t quite Hall of Famers, or shouldn’t be Hall of Famers. I liked the guy, but Eric Karros should not have receive 2 votes for the Hall of Fame.
I know he’s gone, but his trip to Seattle was delayed because of an annoying USC fan. (I’ll miss you Pete!).
The Unaired 1994 Pilot of 24!
This reminds me of calls I get sometimes when Kelly is having an issue with the computer at home… ;)
All these guys are trying to do is be Helpful!
Stay tuned for Weekly Cool Links #21.2 tomorrow!
Actress Christina Hendricks
Oh yeah the Golden Globes were the past weekend, and according to the Internet these were the only globes being talked about…