Saturday, September 18, 2010


I love find random things on the internet that everyone else in the world appears to already know about but are new and entertaining to me.  I guess it's all about perspective, right?

My newest discovery is the 1000 Awesome Things blog by Neil Pasricha.  I love it!  From their blog is a description of the book/blog and author...

From neighbors with pools to ordering off the menu at fast-food restaurants to fixing electronics by smacking themThe Book of Awesome takes on life’s sweet feats with all the honest humor and winning enthusiasm that has earned Pasricha’s blog its millions of followers. But while powered along by Pasricha’s distinctive, fresh, and hilarious voice, The Book of Awesome isn’t about one man’s favorite things, but rather a catalog of the universal little pleasures we all share. With its focus on the many things that bring us together rather than the few things that split us apart, it’s a book that will appeal to people from all walks of life — housewives and college kids, children and senior citizens alike. Arising out of Pasricha’s riffs on popping bubble wrap and getting a trucker to blow his horn is an unexpected, genuine sort of inspiration, as The Book of Awesome offers up a hearty cheer for all the little things we take for granted.

Neil Pasricha never imagined that writing about the smell of gasoline, thinking it’s Thursday when it’s really Friday, or wearing underwear just out of the dryer would amount to anything. A self-described “average guy” with a typical 9-to-5 job in the suburbs, Neil started his blog 1000 Awesome Things, as a small reminder — in a world of rising sea levels, global conflict, and a troubled economy — of the free, easy little joys that make life sweet. He certainly didn’t anticipate that his site would gain a readership of millions of people, win two Webby Awards (“the Internet’s highest honor” according to The New York Times), be named one of PC Magazine’s Top 100 Sites, or become a place where people from around the world would come to celebrate the simple pleasures of daily life.
As I glanced around the Top 1000, some of my top finds include:
#940 Terrible businesses run by children

1 comment:

Annie said...

I give up on the funky formatting in this post. Sometimes Blogger has a mind of it's own... Oh well. I'll work on trying not to be perfect today.