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Awesomesauce | #craptionFebruary 11, 2016 | Lindsay Snyder
I’m sure your Instagram game is top notch, but what if your hilarious captions were pitted directly against your friends in real time, rather than from the quiet solitary … Read More
Awesomesauce | App HappyApril 23, 2015 | Laura Mego
How do you manage the apps on your smartphone?
When I first approached this question, it seemed benign. Upon further conversation with others, I’ve learned that the question is anything but innocuous; in fact, it’s downright divisive. I’m talking “Hello, I’m a Mac. And I’m a PC” levels of loyalty here. While I’ve come to realize that there is no middle ground between the two camps (and that I’m, of course, some weird hybrid of the two; folders AND mutiple home screens for the win!) in my quest to discover which method is best, I’ve come across two of my new favorite time-wasters…I mean…apps.
Awesomesauce | Dachshunds!April 9, 2015 | Laura Mego
Confession time: I had a different article planned for Awesomesauce this week, but after falling down the rabbit-hole that is the internet due to the above video this week, I have a new obsession: DACHSHUNDS!
Spurred in part by this, the other viral doggie video of the week, I clicked on YouTube for (what I thought was) a hot second, and proceeded to waste about three hours of my life watching the cute suckers. I’ve always had a thing for Corgis, and I do love me a Basset Hound, so we’re going to chalk it up to my love of short-legged dogs (and not my obsession with all things canine itself)…really, I swear that’s it!
Awesomesauce- Instagram ObsessionsMarch 26, 2015 | Laura Mego
One of the MANY reasons that I love Instagram as a medium is that the app allows you to tell a story with an image. Yeah, yeah, “a picture is worth 1,000 words” is inevitably running through your head right now, but let me explain.
Awesomesauce | Spring Has SprungMarch 12, 2015 | Laura Mego
We’ve finally reached that simultaneously magical and depressing time of year: lent. Mardi Gras is over, every fast food joint in town has advertisements for fish sandwiches on TV, and the awesome/dreadful daylight saving time adjustment is upon us (am I the only one who gets thrown off for a solid week or so when this happens?!)
So much for the awful; I always get excited this time of year, since I know that spring is just around the corner. Triggered by the first glimpse of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg advertisement on TV, sometime around mid-March (regardless of weather) I get a little excited for the pending season change, and here’s why: Read More
Awesomesauce | Retro Modern TunesFebruary 26, 2015 | Laura Mego
I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but according to every BuzzFeed Quiz I’ve ever taken, I’m something of an old soul. Seriously, I’m a fan of Blues Brother Ray Bans (no New Wayfarers for me….what is that anyway? They look tiny on your face!) pompadours, and Frankie Valli. I credit all of these loves to my awesome parents, who introduced me to Motown before I could talk, and if the popularity of Duffy, Amy Winehouse, and Adele in recent years is any indication, the rest of the world is finally jumping on the retro bandwagon too. Read More
Awesomesauce | Flight SearchFebruary 12, 2015 | Laura Mego
I think one of the absolute best things about being a person with a “grownup job” is that suddenly, when I take vacation time, I get paid not to work- it’s honestly one of my favorite things about being an adult (that, and the fact that I’m legally allowed to drink, and that no one tells me when to go to bed anymore…we’ve got a rebel over here folks!)
Awesomesauce | Winter EditionFebruary 5, 2015 | Laura Mego
So, I know I’m down quite a bit on winter in the Midwest, but there are SOME upsides to the cold weather and short days. While I mentioned my all-time favorite around this time last year, there are still a few reasons why this season isn’t as bad as some (ahem, I) make it appear: Read More
Awesomesauce | Foot CardiganJanuary 15, 2015 | Laura Mego
Ugh. It’s getting to be that time of year when I get depressed by the weather. For those of you who live in LA, or Florida, or somewhere else annoyingly sunny and perfect all the time, I know you have no idea what I mean. But, for those of us living in the Heart of it All in the midwest, January is “God, is winter EVER going to be over?” season. Read More
Awesomesauce | Post-Holiday Online ShoppingJanuary 1, 2015 | Laura Mego
The holidays have now come and gone, which for me means two things: 1) time to think about hitting the gym for about a hot second (then go back to Netflix marathons on my couch) AND 2) online shopping. Seriously, for most people, the end of Chistmahaunukwaanza means the end of shopping, but sometimes the best deals come after the holiday rush. Plus, with no crazy shoppers, everyone wins! My favorite thing to do is to hit the online sales after the big push is over to scope out some cool deals. Read More
Awesomesauce | A Cappella ChristmasDecember 18, 2014 | Laura Mego
As we discussed in last week’s roundtable, Christmas music has a definitive place on the calendar. That being said, once we’re into “Christmas Music Season”, all bets are off. You … Read More
Awesomesauce | Funny FolksDecember 4, 2014 | Laura Mego
Ah, the holidays. That magical time of year when turkey, tree-trimming, and (if you’re a member of my family) inter-generational viewings of “The Hangover” abound! While many of us rejoice that we’ll have one and a half whole days in a row of Christmas Vacation where no one truly expects you to answer a work email (it’s sad that that makes me happy, but such is adult life) others (ahem, also me) are thrilled to have two whole days in a row to troll YouTube for funny videos and not feel guilty about it. Read More
Awesomesauce | EtsyNovember 20, 2014 | Laura Mego
I still remember the first time someone introduced me to Etsy- it was in a group meeting in college, when we were trying to do anything but work on the … Read More
Awesomesauce | Guilty Pleasures (Music Edition)November 6, 2014 | Laura Mego
I was recently caught in a very embarrassing position; I was that girl in the next car over belting out a song that no one admits listening to (much less shouting at the top of one’s lungs on the freeway). To be fair, I’ve been that girl for a while now, but it’s only just recently occurred to me that I really shouldn’t care whether or not I get caught. Everyone has that playlist that they hope no one ever finds. Here’s mine: Read More
Awesomesauce | Subscription BoxesOctober 9, 2014 | Laura Mego
We all have those moments when we realize that we’ve turned into a full-fledged adult. For most of us, it’s the first time we decide that we’d rather not drink Natty Light, or the time when we say “it was a really long week, can we just stay in tonight?” on a Friday at 6pm. Read More
Awesomesauce | Magic for GrownupsSeptember 25, 2014 | Laura Mego
Last week, I took a train ride that I’ve wanted to take for over 16 years… I rode the Hogwarts Express! On a family vacation to West Palm Beach, I … Read More
Awesomesauce | Relay AppSeptember 11, 2014 | Laura Mego
By now, our mass hysteria regarding Apple’s worst kept secret (an iWatch…duh!) is over, and we can focus on more important things; like your new favorite app!
Of course, everybody loves a good GIF (what’s funnier than watching a 10 second loop of a dog licking a glass door, or some lady falling flat on her face over and over? Answer: nothing), so I knew right after downloading it that Relay was going to be a lot of fun. At its most basic, Relay is a GIF messenger, but the real delight of the app is in the details. Read More
Awesomesauce- John MayerAugust 28, 2014 | Laura Mego
I’ve always been a lover of pop music, but for the longest time I was ashamed to admit it. I’ll be honest- I was afraid of judgment in the “oh, … Read More
Awesomesauce | British FoodAugust 14, 2014 | Laura Mego
As evidenced by my love of Doctor Who, William Shakespeare, and the entire range of BBC America programming, I’m a bit of an Anglophile (ok, beyond that…as previously mentioned, I own a Queen Elizabeth diamond jubilee mug, and I most definitely woke up early to watch the Royal Wedding a few years back.) As just such an Anglophile, one of my least favorite things to hear is “all British food is disgusting.” Most people think of British food as black pudding (don’t ask) or spotted dick (actually, quite delicious- it’s basically cake, people!) and of course there are some real losers out there in the spectrum of British gastronomy. (I’m looking at you Haggis.) However, there are also some real gems that you should seek out if you’re ever given the opportunity: these dishes may just change your mind. Read More
Awesomesauce | RedditJuly 31, 2014 | Laura Mego
Until recently, Reddit was, to me, a lot like professional soccer in the United States; people around me didn’t seem very interested most of the time, but those that were fans, were FANS. About 6 months ago, I decided to jump down the rabbit hole myself and see what all the Reddit fuss was about. Read More