A Few of My Favorite Things

I tried watching the live televised version of Sound of Music this past week, but couldn't see it through. (When you're rooting for the Captain to get together with Elsa instead of Maria, something's not quite right.)  Still, it seemed appropriate to list a few of my favorite things:

1. Raindrops on roses
2. Whiskers on kittens
3. Bright copper kettles
4. Warm woolen mittens
5. Brown paper packages tied up with string

Okay, so those are Maria's favorite things, but I do share her fondness for numbers one, four, and five.

Seriously, though, like Fraulein Maria,  I do have favorites that help me through long days and rough times. My list of current Internet favorites looks something like this:

I spend most of my workdays alone in my basement office. Twitter helps me feel like I'm not really alone when I'm working. I think of it as my office watercooler, but it has also proved to be an unexpected source of crisis counseling.

Another site that helps me feel less alone in the world.  I can't relate to many of the secrets posted on the site, but every once in a while I see one and think, "I could have written that!"

Dog Shaming
I visit this site regularly. It's always good for a giggle, a chuckle, or a belly-laugh-til-I-can't breathe.

Des Hommes et des Chatons
Another site I visit when I need a giggle. This one shows male models and cats in similar poses--in case anyone needs a reminder of how ridiculous modeling poses can be.

The Great Gatsby Game
An old-school video game inspired by one of my favorite pieces of literature? Yes, please! 

Not Just a Girl
Wonderful photographs of a five-year-old girl dressed up as five different legendary women. Not only is every woman an inspirational example, the young girl is a million kinds of cute. Emma for President!

Shrinking Women
This entry in a poetry slam wow'd me beyond words. There's so much that struck a cord, so many lines that resonated with my own experiences, so many ideas that sparked realizations and new perspectives. No pun intended, this poem provides much food for thought.

Of course, I'm always on the lookout for new favorites. What are your favorite places on the web?