I’ve recently gotten back into bookmarking my online reading using Pocket and discovered SharedList, which makes it easy to share reading recommendations with anyone. Pocket is really great for keeping your reading organized using tags and synced between devices. When you connect it to SharedList, you can set it to share everything in your Pocket, or just your favorites, or only articles tagged with a specific tag. My reading recs are shared here: http://sharedli.st/sarahblackstock. If you’re using Pocket+SharedList, I’d love to take a peek at your recommended reading too.
I’ve got this free wallpaper by The Cottage Market on my desktop right now. It’s simple enough to not distract me and a good reminder for someone spending her days as a Happiness Engineer. Click the image to see the download options, including mobile sizes.
I never miss a superhero movie and I’m a grown woman. I’m perfectly aware that I’m apparently not the target market, but I really have to wonder why I’m not at least included in the consideration. (Hello, lady-lead superhero movie, anyone?) @Marvel @Target You have the entire team — including Hawkeye and Ultron, but no Black Widow? #WheresNatasha? pic.twitter.com/dMQO4Gav1a — Heroic Girls (@HeroicGirls) April 27, 2015 So: WHERE IS BLACK WIDOW?! And why would you want to make these little girls feel this way? The Independent newspaper reported that of the Avengers items released last week on the Marvel and Disney websites only less than 2% of them features Black Widow. Read more: No Merch for Female Marvel Fans.
Today is my first official day at Automattic working as a Happiness Engineer for WordPress.com! 🎉 I don’t feel totally brand new, since I worked for actual money during my trial period, and I’ve been lurking around my new team’s Slack channels for weeks while I waited to officially start, but STILL. TODAY! IS! THE! DAY! Wish me luck!
Did you watch the White House Correspondents’ Dinner last night? President Obama continues to have great comedic timing, a fantastic ability to laugh at himself, and isn’t afraid to call people out. (Love it!) Cecily strong was pretty great too. “I solemnly swear not to talk about Hillary’s appearance because that is not journalism.” Yasss Cecily! #WHCD — Katie Poole (@katiepoole912) April 26, 2015 If you can’t find a full video somewhere, CNN has a nice list of some of President Obama’s best jokes. And NPR’s got a few too, including a bit of an explanation on Luther the anger translator. (Do you watch Key & Peele? They’re great!)
This is totally off my usual technology/internet/feminist focus, but LA Burger is so good that I feel the need to tell everyone. Seoul Dog & K-Fries @ LA Burger in Richardson. 10/10 – Always recommend! A post shared by Sarah Blackstock (@sarahblackstock) on Apr 25, 2015 at 4:31pm PDT The Seoul Dog is FANTASTIC. The K-Fries are DELICIOUS. And there are great Korean Fusion burgers too! I didn’t even know I liked kimchi until I tried it here and found out I love it! They’ve got three locations in the DFW area now (Richardson, Carrollton, and Valley Ranch). If you’re nearby, GO!
My Apple Watch showed up today! 😀 😀 😀 It’s my very first Apple release day buy & ooooooh, how fun! It's here! #applewatch A post shared by Sarah Blackstock (@sarahblackstock) on Apr 24, 2015 at 2:56pm PDT Also, let’s pretend Apple sent me one earlier than previously predicted (June!) because of my post lamenting the backorder. When I met the UPS delivery guy at the door, he said, “I’m delivering a lot of these today…” questioning why he suddenly had a bunch of small, skinny boxes to drop off everywhere, so I said “It’s the Apple Watch!” (a bit too loudly probably) and most likely freaked him out/made him want a Pebble.