Saturday, January 26, 2008

Saturday Surf n' Turf

Even vegetarians can enjoy Saturday Surf n' Turf, because it has nothing to do with food, which is a rare event for me. The SST is a new feature I'm trying out on the blog; it will highlight one link to a great website, and one brick-and-mortar site, be it retail, attraction, or just something cool in the physical world. Knowing my redneck hippie chick self, I can say right now that it won't be a weekly feature, but I'll try to get an SST up every couple of weeks. Ready? Here we go!

Zenhabits.net has always been one of my favorite sites for great tips on better living. I now swear by the blueberry-almond oatmeal combo featured in their fast, healthy breakfast post. But yesterday, I found another really helpful post, Top 30 Tips for Staying Productive and Sane While Working from Home. Some of these tips I've seen before, but others, like 'Don't go back to work when you're finished,' and 'Don't work an eight-hour day,' really helped me to put things in perspective. I can't separate my work space and living space right now, since my computer is temporarily in the living room, but a lot of the common sense listed made me re-think my daily routine. Whether I'll be any saner than normal remains to be seen, since all writers have their own little box of crazy they dip into every day for motivation.

Today's turf site is one of my favorite stores on the planet: Vintage Stock. It can't take the place of locally owned comic book stores, but my area VS store has a great selection of fun stuff sacred to Gen X, Y and the rest of the alphabet. From RPG supplies to trading cards, DVDs to LPs, plus cool collectibles, Vintage Stock rocks my never-grow-up heart. I don't expect to get a Wii anytime soon, but I can get games for my Nintendo 64, like Mario Kart 64 and Scooby-Doo, so I'm happy.

2 comments:

Kappa no He said...

I just bookmarketed Zenhabits. What an adorable site. And useful too!

We just got a Wii for the family for Christmas. They seem to be easier to get ahold of here -- although the new Wii Fit which teaches you yoga and different exercises while monitering your daily progress (weight, BMI, amount of time exercised, etc.)sold out in two days. I am smitten. Wii Sports is a blast and there is nothing like the feeling of beating your twelve-year old son at bowling (and sometimes Pong...MY generation, baby!). He he.

Karen L. Alaniz said...

I love the name, "Surf and Turf." Very cool idea. I've been thinking of having some kind of feature on my blog too. Great minds think alike huh?

Oh, and I agree kappa- I love bowling with my 13 year old son on his Wii! We seem to take turns winning. Fun...fun! ~Karen