Saturday, March 10, 2012

Things that make me go "hmm."

Happy weekend, everyone! I wanted to start your Saturday off right with this adorable turtle picture. My friend Caroline posted it on my Facebook timeline for my birthday, and I just cannot get enough of it! It looks like it's saying: "GIMME A HUG!"


Now, on to the interesting links I found this week:

  • POTTERMORE IS COMING! 
  • Here's yet another reason I’m glad I have the plain Kindle and not a Kindle Fire, Nook or iPad.
  • Speaking of the Kindle, Apple said it was not a "threat" after the Dept. of Justice accused Apple and several publishers of colluding on e-book prices.
  • When I say I'm from California, people automatically think of Hollywood and surfing. Um, no. The Real Rural California photo project is more like it.
  • I found this video about failure quite a while ago and was planning on constructing an entire blog post around it, but that hasn't happened. I wanted to share the video with you anyway, even if I never get around to blogging about it.
  • I want to get all these passport stamps! Every. Single. One.
  • Did you know it's National Ritual Celebration Week? This video provides a great perspective on ritual within the Greek community. (Download the full text here.) 
  • Also on the topic of Greek Life, this blog post provides an amazing commentary on the "brand" of fraternities and sororities by comparing our chapters to the Starbucks franchise.
  • My favorite summer Olympian is back!

Also this week, I was pleasantly surprised to find that two of the blogs I read are written by fellow Alpha Delta Pi sisters! One, C'est Christine, is a travel blog I have been reading for months. Yesterday, I just happened to stumble upon one of her old posts, "What Greek Life taught me about traveling," where I learned she is also an ADPi. The other, A Lovely Mist, is a blog I just started reading recently. Kristen, the lovely lady behind that blog, told me she was an ADPi after I posted my big news about becoming a Leadership Consultant on Wednesday. As if that wasn't cool enough by itself, I actually know women from both of their chapters! Neat, right? One of the things I love about blogging is getting to make all these new friends from across the country, but I have to admit, it's even better when you discover they're your sisters! <>

P.S. — Will you be watching Game Change tonight? I checked the book out of the library a few weeks ago but haven't gotten around to reading it yet.

8 comments:

Madison Alewel said...

I just checked out C'est Christine's blog. She is right on the money. It really is crazy how far the lessons learned in sorority life transcend!

Holly said...

Aww I love the turtle! So cute! :D

Lindsay said...

Just so you know, you convinced me to get a Kindle for my birthday instead of Chacos. I ordered my Kindle Keyboard 3G just a few hours ago!

Raquel said...

Aren't you just the cutest?! So, glad you found my blog. And, congrats on being an LC. Such an honor. I can't wait to follow along in all your adventures!

Pi Love,
Raquel

Megan C. Stroup said...

Aww thank you! I'm beyond excited. :)

Megan C. Stroup said...

Woo! So glad to hear it! That's the exact one I have. You. Will. LOVE. It. And I just got a really cool cover for my birthday; Amazon makes some neat-colored covers with built-in reading lights. :)

Kiki said...

So much pi love!

Megan C. Stroup said...

I know! Pi love you! :)