I love you, internet.

So then there was this other exciting thing that I’m learning to do, which is to build webpages, and I just realized that I love CSS. A lot.

But you probably don’t care about that.

Moving along, the top 5 other reasons I love the internet are:

1. Ravelry. Seriously – I use this weekly, although I’m not on message boards, because I don’t do message boards as a general rule. But I still love it.

2. Webcomics. I am a webcomic junkie. I get really sad when I finish reading them (and I read a lot of them). The ones I read daily/weekly are: The Devil’s Panties, Wapsi Square, Girls With Slingshots, Freakangels (updates weekly, on Fridays), Red’s Planet, Hark! A Vagrant (updates weekly-ish), Dar Comic, and Red String. I catch up on Sluggy Freelance in gigantic, marathon-style chunks.

3. Twitter. I am so addicted to Twitter. I check it and update more than I probably should.

4. The Guild. Oh, the Guild. Felicia Day & Co. have successfully made me feel less strange. But it’s free to try! Go try it! Do it now.

5. Hulu. Recently, my husband and I gave up regular TV, mostly because we’re cheap enough to have old sets and too cheap to buy a digital converter. So anything I watch, TV-wise, is either DVD rentals or streamed online via Hulu. This category also encompasses CW TV online, and NBC (I think). Go, free television (it’s the way it should be, no?).

And while there are lots of other things (blogs, flickr, etc), those are my top 5. I have become such an internet junkie. I can honestly say that while I think I could manage back in the lawless days of 1995, when nobody had cell phones and reality TV was not really a big thing and fashion was sort of unfortunate, I would really miss my internet. We didn’t have it at home until after I went to college and had my own computer, so the fact that I have it wherever I want it, over wi-fi sometimes, completely blows my mind. iPhones remain a little unsettling, but awesome.

(And I love this blog because I think when I put tiny monkeys (or text referring to tiny monkey or Lemmy Kilmister) in the body copy somewhere, another random person finds me, which is completely weird.)

About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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2 Responses to I love you, internet.

  1. rmv7213 says:

    I’m the random person!

    Several great sites and good reasons to love the internet. Also, css is priceless! I’m a web developer right now (still in college, but I have several years of personal experience) and css is crucial.

    My favorite reasons to love the internet, in no particular order:
    – WordPress, because reading and posting blogs is awesome
    – W3schools.com because if I ever get a snag in my programming/design, I can turn to them for basics
    – IE’s StubleUpon because it gives me great observations of great designs, horrible designs, fantastic sites, and miserable ones. Helps inspire my ideas.

    Keep loving the internet!


    • HappyGoth says:

      Hooray! I had been wondering who the random people were! Now it’s less of a mystery…

      Thanks for saying hey! And yes, WordPress should totally be in that list.

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