Interweb Finds: Idea overwhelm, the world’s scariest trail & more

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Hey y’all. I’ve been away from this space for a while, so I’m popping in briefly today to get back on track with my usual regular features. On Tuesday, I’ll explain why I’ve been gone so long and what’s in store for this here blog. (Only good things, I promise.) I’ve also got a fantastic guest post on ebook writing, plus an interview with a rising music star in the coming week or so. Lots to look forward to, so keep an eye out!

I’ve saved up a bunch of interweb finds for you this week. Here’s some of the best of the web:

Gawker published a fantastic profile of a tragic, troubled teen who didn’t shoot up his school. But—possibly—only because someone took his “joke” seriously.

I love how Nicole, who has lived all over the place, defines “home” in a recent blog post. As someone who stayed in the same state for the first 23 years of her life (but had two separate homes growing up), I found it fascinating.

Let’s all collectively fear for our society, hmm? One writer created the worst dating profile ever—and got a flood of messages:

“After reading 500 messages from men who apparently had just slapped their semi-erect penis on their keyboard a few times and pressed ‘send,’ my already flimsy grasp on reality was loosening. Preparing response strategies and putting words into a coherent order wasn’t an option for me anymore, so I decided to turn that into its own strategy. I’d tried mean-crazy, I’d tried life-destroying-crazy; I might as well try crazy-crazy.”

Oh, how all too well I can relate to Erika’s post on idea overwhelm.

The world’s scariest trail leads somewhere a bit… unexpected. If you have a serious fear of heights, you might not even be able to look at these photos without hyperventilating.

For anyone (especially someone living in SoCal) who craves a little rain every now and then.

A lesser-known dementia steals people’s personalities in the prime of their lives. Both fascinating and sad.

You mean BuzzFeed also publishes respectable journalism?! A great read about a city in decay: “Why I bought a house in Detroit for $500.”

Yolanda Dominguez’s “Poses” pokes fun at the absurdity of high fashion.

 

And that is all from me today. A special shout-out to my mom back home on the other side of the country—she’s turning 50 today! See you guys on Tuesday. Can’t wait to catch up.

Comments

  1. This might be my favorite trackback notification ever.

    Also: my mom is turning 54 tomorrow! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL THE MAMAS!

  2. The link about the profile was absolutely ridiculous! Lol Men sometimes are really shocking but such simple creatures. I’m in Virginia so we get rain here but my son would enjoy that, he loves water sounds. :) Looking forward to seeing what’s in store here at WTH! Have a great one Cassie! -Iva

  3. I’m going back to look at these links later, but I wanted to say welcome back. I definitely missed your posts. I hope you had a great Christmas, New Years, and visit home!

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