Posts tagged "Lists"

List 31: People born in 1973

List 31: People born in 1973
I’m turning 40 this year. Regular readers know that’s why I started this blog. I decided to find out other people born in 1973. That is, people who have or will be turning 40 year. Wowza. I definitely have some great “peers” whose accomplishments make me feel like a slacker for my list of unattainable goals. Here... Read more »

List 29: Getting Lost in Interesting Wikipedia Links

List 29: Getting Lost in Interesting Wikipedia Links
Do you ever let yourself wander Wikipedia? You start out looking for information about some very specific thing. Then you see an interesting link, so you click it. Then that page has an interesting link so you click that. Sure, you need to be wary about information on Wikipedia because it may have questionable sources,... Read more »

List 28: Facebook search capabilities we really need

List 28: Facebook search capabilities we really need
Facebook Graph Search was announced last week. This new Facebook search capability allows users to find people based on their interests, locations and other personal details. Like most Facebook changes this has raised privacy concerns, which is why I suggested some settings to check here. From a usefulness perspective, yes, it could be fun to... Read more »
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List 27: Unique Pinterest boards to follow

List 27: Unique Pinterest boards to follow
Pinterest boards are often used as visual bookmarking tools for recipes, DIY projects and exercise regimes, but the best Pinterest boards are purely visual. The best Pinterest boards can intrigue the eye like a good coffee table book. They also allow the pinner to amass huge collections of objects without the cost or the clutter.... Read more »

List 26: Schaumburg and other unsexy words

List 26: Schaumburg and other unsexy words
Below is a list of some of the least sexy words I know. I avoided words that are unsexy because they refer to gross things. Instead, I focused on the sounds. These words don’t sound sexy.  (They lack aural sex?) “Pulchritude” actually means physical attractiveness, but it made the list because to say it sounds... Read more »

List 25: Uber List for 2013

List 25: Uber List for 2013
An uber list is not just resolutions although some of the items may resemble New Years promises. An uber list is not a bucket list of outrageous thrills. An uber list is a mix of chores, goals and  fun activities most of which are quite common but that for the lister are often mentioned after... Read more »
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List 24: What I really wanted for Christmas

List 24: What I really wanted for Christmas
I got some nice things for Christmas, but Christmas for me is more about seeing my kids excited than what I might get. It’s not that I don’t like things. I really like things, but I have plenty of things already. There are some things I really want, but they would be difficult to impossible... Read more »

List 23: Memories from 20 Christmas parties

List 23: Memories from 20 Christmas parties
On Saturday, I threw my 20th consecutive Christmas party. (As I’ve stated before, I am an introvert who loves to host parties.) Below are 40 facts and memories from 20 instances of what has often been called the “Kimmy Z Christmas Party.” My mother started throwing Christmas parties with lots of food in 1970. She... Read more »

List 22: Parenting tips I wish I knew earlier

List 22: Parenting tips I wish I knew earlier
Although I have almost four years of experience in parenting I often feel that I have no idea what I’m doing, but I’m learning. In honor of my sister-in-law who could have a baby at any minute and my numerous friends who are pregnant or have recently given birth or adopted, here are a few... Read more »
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List 21: Christmas to do list shame spirals

List 21: Christmas to do list shame spirals
I love Christmas. I do a lot of Christmassy things in December but rarely as many as I initially intend. Perhaps I could keep up with the expectations of a Martha Stewart-esque holiday if I had her staff and budget, but I don’t. Over time my ambitious holiday to do lists must evolve to reflect... Read more »