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Links Roundup

I haven’t had much to talk about on here lately. Life is still happening, but some things are just for me and the rest have just seemed too mundane to bother putting on the blog.

I mean, I’m sure you’re all thrilled that I found a Baskin Robbins less than 5 minutes away from my apartment, but I’m pretty sure it’s not blog-worthy. I’m willing to concede that it is Instagram-worthy.

I used to do link roundups ages ago and they were all nice and automated thanks to Delicious. Unfortunately, that’s no longer a practical option, so you’ll now get quality Christy rambles with the links.

One of my favorite advice sites is Captain Awkward. The advice given is practical and rarely involves suggestions like “Suck it up, Buttercup. Keep the social contract.” The comments are well moderated, so you don’t get that scuzzy feeling when you accidentally scroll down too far. I especially like it when the letter writer comments to share how the post helped them, like in this post which delves into recognizing emotional abuse. Having had the “I don’t want to take sides” friend and having been the “I don’t want to take sides” friend, I found this post to be very interesting.

One of my favorite responses to the cat-calling video has been #DudesGreetingDudes, which does an excellent job of highlighting the ridiculousness of “What’s so bad of saying hi to a woman?”

To my followers who possess an active uterus and a smartphone, I suggest downloading Clue. It’s available on Google Play and the App Store, so Android and Apple users can be happy. It’s not blindingly pink, doesn’t get starry-eyed over ovulation and has a simple interface that helps you enter information about pain, mood, flow, etc.

If you’re in the Kansas City area or interested in nerdiness, you might like to know that John Barrowman will be here for Planet Comicon next year. He’s been in a lot of things, but my main love for him is as Captain Jack Harkness on Doctor Who and Torchwood.

If you’re looking for a new place to send your money, I suggest Worldbuilders which partners with Heifer Interational to get livestock to people in need, which helps fight against poverty (I recommend clicking through for less hand-waving and more explanation). Worldbuilders is in the middle of a donation drive, which means that if you donate, you may win some pretty nifty prizes (fantasy novels signed by the author, cool games, etc.).

If you’re feeling like supporting smaller animals, you may want to check out Baby Warm, which gives incubators to wildlife rehabbbers.

Last, but certainly not least, I leave you with Shia LaBeouf.

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