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2 October, 2009
Rat Fink

Do you have a secret favorite site? If so, you must share it this day so the rest of us might benefit.

I have many, and as you might find completely unsurprising, one of my faves deals with etymology (*yawn*). For those who A) don’t know, or B) do know and don’t care:

et·y·mol·o·gy 1. The origin and historical development of a linguistic form as shown by determining its basic elements, earliest known use, and changes in form and meaning, tracing its transmission from one language to another, identifying its cognates in other languages, and reconstructing its ancestral form where possible.*

I know: geeky. But I do luv it so. Oh, here it is: phrases.org.uk

So share one of your favorite sites. Maybe I will bookmark it. It doesn’t have to be about anything geeky, mind. Just something you find really interesting. Ready, steady, go!

Headache this morning….yick. Karma.

FO

* American Heritage Dictionary
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Hiltbrunner
Hiltbrunner
2 October, 2009 7:14 am

http://www.coinflation.com/

Probably not something most people would use, but it tells you the melt value of coins. I collect silver coins so it always gives me a good baseline value before you consider the numismatic value.

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kay
kay
2 October, 2009 7:26 am

http://www.thepeoplewhofeedus.com has short videos about people who are growing/producing food naturally and in unique ways. Lots of stories about farmers markets, co-ops, small farms and vineyards.

http://www.thislife.org has broadcasts from This American Life on PBS

http://www.themoth.org has stories told in live settings

All these keep me connected with someof the things I like best about home

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PKPudlin
PKPudlin
2 October, 2009 9:38 am

Well, this is sort of geeky – since becoming a Black(Pink)berry Storm owner, I’ve begun haunting a couple of sites. Keeps me up to date on new apps etc, and both have a forum where you can post questions and get (mostly) helpful answers.
http://www.crackberry.com; http://www.blackberrycool.com.

I also like http://mineralmadness.com/, a site for those of us who are addicts of Bare Escentuals mineral makeup.

Of course, RtB has them all beat :)

PK

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PKPudlin
PKPudlin
3 October, 2009 7:22 am
Reply to  Rat Fink

Well then, girlie, Mineral Madness is the site for you! They post all sorts of coupons for discounts and you keep up to date on the latest and greatest, not to mention this is a great group of addicts. Open an account and friend me.

Hang in there with BU. I think I’m going to start calling it PU.

Hasta Pasta
PK

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Schmink
Schmink
2 October, 2009 10:02 am
Stein
Stein
2 October, 2009 10:12 am

http://www.addictinggames.com/
or http://www2.onu.edu/~k-dougherty

The latter is a site full of quotes from my days in college. Ye be warned.

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Kodye
Kodye
2 October, 2009 2:24 pm

http://www.nintendo8.com

A bunch of classic 8 bit NES games. I think I’m about to go play some Super Mario Brothers 3 right now.

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Meg
Meg
2 October, 2009 3:09 pm

My favorite website? Why gee that’s an easy one; finkweb.org

:)

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RD
RD
2 October, 2009 4:56 pm

Here’s one I know you’ll want to bookmark: http://www.cubs.com!

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Sam
Sam
2 October, 2009 6:58 pm

I’m not able to leave comments…

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Sam
Sam
2 October, 2009 6:59 pm
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I think your blog is marking my comment as spam, Finky.

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Suzanne
Suzanne
3 October, 2009 1:37 am

I have to admit that I have abandoned most websites (except this one of course) and hang out mostly at Facebook. :)

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Krissy
Krissy
3 October, 2009 8:51 pm

This one keeps me up-to-date on my favorite television series:
http://castletv.net/

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Will
Will
3 October, 2009 11:30 pm

I’ve become a huge fan of http://www.tvtropes.org. It’s a site that indexes the various tropes that occur in works of fiction. They’re exhaustive in their listing of occurrences and one can easily lose a few hours in about as much time as it takes to look up the meaning of the term “Hanging a Lampshade.” BTW, Hanging a Lampshade is anytime a writer takes something that threatens the willing suspension of belief, calls attention to it, often as a joke, than moves on quickly from there.

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