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the alphabet according to my browser

I recently found myself idly typing letters into my browsers location bar and noticing which sites it first suggests as an auto complete. So I made this list, which may or may not be an interesting alphabetic snapshot of the sites I’ve recently been visiting the most often. These don’t reflect sites that I read obsessively in RSS and some results are surprising. (No Twitter or Pinterest? I’ll have to figure out how that works.)

A: Alicia Paulson, who was lovely enough to offer a copy of her book for the May giveaways

B: The Beer Junction, a local beer shop and where I get Pliny the Elder and good advice on what other beer I might like (I’m an IPA lover)

C: Cliff Mass, a local weather guru

D: Design Mom, I love following her reports from France

E: Epiphanie Bags, those lovely camera bags all the cool bloggers have (is now a good time to tell you I have one too?)

F: Feedburner, I set up my feed through them before they became owned by Google, and I was so relieved that the switch over was seamless

G: Grassroots Business Association, the small business group I’m a committee member of

H: The Hairpin, it’s where I get beauty advice from a producer of This American Life (that sound? is a few of my worlds colliding)

I: IMDB, for all those “that guy” look ups, I also like their collection of news for updates on what is going on in movies and TV with just enough celebrity gossip thrown in

J: Jordan Ferney, maker of excellent parties and surprises, and reporting from her move to Paris

K: Knox Gelatine, research for a current project

L: Luxirare, I’m in love with her posts about food

M: Musings of a Muse, where I get my makeup reviews

N: NetShift, a neat little game made by foon, NetShift is the successor to BlackShift (which I liked even more but doesn’t work on newer computers, sadly)

O: Gmail. Wait, Gmail? Apparently I don’t visit sites that have O in them? How about Mrs. O? Tom and Lorenzo? Overstock? C’mon browser!

P: Posie Gets Cozy, Alicia again, I got sucked in by the adorable dog and kept reading

Q: Ask Metafilter, not surprising in the least as it’s all Qs

R: Random.org, the number generator I use for giveaway winners

S: School House Craft, a conference here in Seattle that I’ll be at to talk about blogging with Blair from Wise Craft and Molly from Orangette

T: Tom and Lorenzo, they who do Project Rungay and keep up commentary on all sorts of shows and red carpet events

U: Ugly Green Chair, Whitney is one of my oldest blog-to-real-life friends!

V: Voracious, a local Seattle food blog

W: WTF with Marc Maron on PRX, these are a selection of WTF podcasts trimmed down to fit in a usual public radio slot and I’m so happy to see they are being picked up by public radio stations across the US (you should request it of your local station, just a suggestion — I also suggest you listen to the WTF podcast if you don’t already)

X: XKCD, I like this online comic so darn much

Y: YouTube, this one is a surprise as I really don’t spend much time on the site, though I did watch this fun fan-made Portal video yesterday: Outside Aperture

Z: Zappos, I recently panic-ordered a lot of shoes to try and they all arrived in one big box, it’s so large I could curl up inside and ship myself back

· comments [14] · 06-3-2011 · categories:misc ·

14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jodi Anderson // Jun 3, 2011 at 6:05 am

    This list is SO much fun.

    I just love Alicia Paulson. And, I was so NOT surprised to see Metafilter on your list. :)

    Have a beautiful weekend!

  • 2 Tasha // Jun 3, 2011 at 6:08 am

    I didn’t order a bunch of shoes at once, but my roommate teases me for having tried 6 pairs of boots over the winter, and not being thrilled with any of them…and only just recently returning them all :)

  • 3 Emily // Jun 3, 2011 at 7:17 am

    A lot of these are my favorites too. Thank you for sharing. I found some new places to explore!

  • 4 dana // Jun 3, 2011 at 7:24 am

    this is the funnest post I have read anywhere in a long time – so enjoyable! Thanks for sharing LUXIRARE and School House Craft Conference… amazing links! xoxo

  • 5 martina // Jun 3, 2011 at 7:54 am

    I love Alicia’s blog!

  • 6 Amy // Jun 3, 2011 at 8:03 am

    My favorite is IMDB. Sounds like you don’t really waste much time online. I’m afraid mine would be a little sillier;)

  • 7 Red // Jun 3, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Love the name of your site, and this funny post! I’ll have to check out some of these, haven’t heard of so many of them!

    (and thanks for the bath bomb inspiration… If only I werent addicted to the Honey I Washed the Kids scent…)

  • 8 Elsa // Jun 3, 2011 at 9:52 am

    Oh, wow! Epiphanie has leather bags in that lovely turquoise that I always think of as “vintage-toy-truck blue.” (It’s also almost the same blue as the already-old Suzy Homemaker light-bulb oven that I had when I was a kid. I can’t splurge on one right now, but that’s going on my Someday list.

  • 9 Flora // Jun 3, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Re: Posie Gets Cozy, I totally got sucked in by her dog, too. So adorable!

  • 10 whitney // Jun 3, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Aww! I can’t wait to see you and sip cocktails when I travel up that way in August!

  • 11 dawn // Jun 4, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    I love living in a city where a weather guy (Cliff) and a librarian (Nancy) are household names. How cool is that?

  • 12 Sar // Jun 5, 2011 at 7:44 am

    On Pinterest, I just pinned an XKCD wedding cake. SO COOL. You can check it out by searching my name (“LoveSar”), but don’t feel obligated to follow!

  • 13 Laura // Jun 6, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    I’m so glad I’m not the only person who does this!

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