This week's theme: The funniest, weirdest, grossest, and most inspiring stories of 2012.
Damn You AutoCorrect!
The "25 Funniest AutoCorrects of 2012" is, by far, the funniest thing I read all year. Enjoy.
Not McLovin that McRib...
Quite possibly the most disgusting thing I read all year was the Yahoo Finance story 11 Amazing Facts about the McDonald's McRib.
The entire McRib sandwich contains about 70 ingredients — including a flour-bleaching agent used in yoga mats.It's enough to make you go vegan...
Recipe on Repeat
The recipe I cooked most often in 2012 (aside from oatmeal and scrambled eggs) is this quick zucchini saute from Smitten Kitchen. It's an older recipe, but I found it this year.
Simple. Easy. Delicious.
The Blog Posts That Influenced Me Most:
Miss Zippy's "It's never the right time" struck a chord. Among other things, I've been putting off quitting my day job to pursue teaching/consulting. Sometimes today IS the right time... MCM Mama's "You don't own busy" was similarly inspiring.
Kim's New 2 U Cross Training Challenge has been a monthly adventure throughout 2012.
The Wannabe Athlete's Twitter tips also came in handy as I made the plunge into the Twitterverse.
Random Acts of Kindness
I'm a sucker for random acts of kindness stories. The news is filled with stories of crime and victimization, but every day people do nice things for one another...
My favorite acts-of-kindness stories this year were (in no particular order):
- 25 ways to spread joy
- Stories of residents helping one another in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
- At an Ohio high school track meet, a Meghan Vogel saw another runner collapse. Rather than speed past, Vogel stopped to help the fallen runner across the finish line.
- And last, but not least, the South Carolina town where everyone pays for everyone else's drinks.
Quote of the Week:
"An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves."
Happy 2012, friends!