Happy Birthday Knowing KK!
I’m so glad it’s Thursday… although it should be Friday since a) that’s better than Thursday and b) I ran around all day yesterday having to remind myself that it was, indeed, Wednesday.
Have you ever stopped and thought about what you choose to “educate” yourself about? Is it who’s dating who (via Facebook), what free stuff you could score today (via Twitter), or what celebrity is back in rehab or has shown a private part recently (via Perez Hilton)?
I’m not hating on those of you who do that… because I definitely do… but what about having REAL conversations with REAL people? What would you (in an intelligent, mature, conversation) talk about? Well.. if you’re stumped, I may have the perfect solution:
Mental Floss is a website (based on a magazine) full of facts, trivia, quizzes, articles, blogs & etc. Perfect conversation starters. Ex: “Did you know that the political symbols of a donkey and an elephant actually started as an insult?” (okay…maybe that was a bad example… I think I might’ve known that, too)… but what about “Did you know The Jaws of Life were invented by George Hurst, who was a mechanical engineer and auto racing enthusiast?”
This website semi-reminds me of this blog right here – it is basically designed to introduce you to new things, educate you, and entertain you… sometimes simultaneously! (at least thats my goal…)