Awesomesauce- ThinkGeekJanuary 2, 2014 | Laura Mego
Am I the only one who is totally loving the fact that nerds are somehow cool again? Given the enduring popularity of “The Big Bang Theory” since its debut in … Read More
Awesomesauce- the Nest Learning ThermostatDecember 5, 2013 | Laura Mego
I think it’s time I came clean. I have been lusting over a thermostat for months. My friends think I’m nuts, my family tells me on a regular basis to just shut up about the dang thermostat already, and I keep putting off writing about it here, since drooling over a thermostat isn’t something a normal human being should do. But you should see the Nest Learning Thermostat. Read More
Awesomesauce Top 5- Cute Puppy VideosNovember 21, 2013 | Laura Mego
As you may know by now, snarky comments on the internet are some of my favorite things. But you don’t know that there is one thing that I love more … Read More
Awesomesauce- Suri’s Burn BookNovember 7, 2013 | Laura Mego
“Oh my god, Karen, you can’t just ask people why they’re white!”
“You smell like a baby prostitute”
“Is butter a carb?”
Awesomesauce- Comedians in Cars Getting CoffeeOctober 24, 2013 | Laura Mego
Quick, name the first comedian you can think of who LOVES cars….besides Jay Leno.
Ok, so I was thinking of Jerry Seinfeld. The car lover in question resurfaced in 2012 … Read More
Awesomesauce- WhiteWhineOctober 10, 2013 | Laura Mego
As you can probably tell by a few of my previous posts, there’s nothing I like more than a snarky comeback or witty remark. Add in a little dose of … Read More
Awesomesauce – RoadtrippersSeptember 26, 2013 | Laura Mego
When I was little and we’d make the trek down south to Florida or South Carolina for vacation, my mom would always stop by our local AAA Office first and get a TripTik. These were basically personalized, highlighted maps of your route showing you where to go, local traffic information along the way (always marked on the paper map with a little rubber stamp in the shape of a traffic cone), the locations of gas stations, etc. Now, of course, that service has moved online, but only if you’re a dues-paying AAA member.
Awesomesauce Top 5- The BBCSeptember 12, 2013 | Laura Mego
It should come as no surprise to some of you that I’m a bit of an Anglophile – I will own a MINI Cooper some day when I’m grown up and can afford it; I woke up at 4:30 in the morning to watch the royal wedding live; and (I swear I’m not making this up) I own a coffee cup celebrating Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. It follows, of course, that I love me some British television. And, when I realized that Time Warner carried BBC America, it was all over. Between good ole’ channel 225 and the staggering array of BBC content available on Netflix, it truly is surprising that I venture out of my house to make a living. The main reason being is the Beeb has been putting out some seriously superior content lately. If you’ve never watched some of these shows, now is the time to start.
Awesomesauce- 40 Days of DatingAugust 29, 2013 | Laura Mego
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a boy and a girl live in the same city, and have been friends for years. They spend tons of time together, … Read More
Awesomesauce – First Chair ClothingAugust 15, 2013 | Laura Mego
Midwest transplant, PorchDrinking.com supporter, and First Chair Clothing founder Carmen Mazzocco first set foot in Denver in 2007, and immediately took to the local sporting culture like a fish to water. She answered some questions for us about her company, herself, and (of course) her favorite beer:
Awesomesauce Double Helping- Cooking Comically and Thug KitchenAugust 1, 2013 | Laura Mego 1
While I LOVE most typical food blogs (really, what else is Pinterest for, besides clicking on a recipe and then falling down a rabbit hole in the internet and reading about every fatteningly delicious looking dish that blogger has ever made?) they can tend to get a little cookie cutter (“Hi, I’m Jennifer/Sally/Sandy, a stay-at-home mother of two ADORABLE munchkins, and I love to cook!”) That’s why I find both of the below food blogs so entertaining- they’re SO not in that mold. (Fair warning, there is some, uh, *salty* language to follow…) Read More
Awesomesauce- Internet CommentsJuly 18, 2013 | Laura Mego
We’ve all been there- right before making dinner, you hop on your laptop to do a quick check of Facebook and your email, and six hours later you look up with a glazed expression on your face and absolutely no idea where the last quarter of your day went. Read More
Awesomesauce- SongzaJuly 4, 2013 | Laura Mego
If you’re anything like me, your music listening habits are somewhat…unique…
Basically, there are very few times in my life when I have a particular song or artist in mind that I HAVE to listen to at that particular moment. More often than not, what I want to listen to is based on vague feelings or snippets in time (which might explain why I have an iTunes playlist labeled “Cool Fall Days” and another labeled “High School Girls”.) Read More
Awesomesauce- TodayIFoundOut.comJune 20, 2013 | Laura Mego
I have a reputation among my friends for being sort of a know-it-all. It’s mostly random, useless knowledge which makes me a useful trivia partner, but it mostly just takes up a lot of extra brain cells that I could be using for, I don’t know, nuclear physics or something more helpful to the world at large (unless you count winning some free beer as being helpful to the world at large.) Read More
Awesomesauce- LifehackerJune 6, 2013 | Laura Mego
It’s time. I need to tell you my biggest secret. I’m in love, I’m in love and I don’t care who knows it! … with Lifehacker. Why, you ask? I thought you never would … Read More
Awesomesauce- #myfriendsaremarriedMay 23, 2013 | Laura Mego
Being the old, married person that I am, my newest Tumblr obsession may seem a bit odd to you, but bear with me. We are all familiar with the standard GIF Tumblr layout by now, I’m sure (if for some reason you aren’t, go check out this one and this one right now. We’ll wait until you get back…) Basically, the author gives a scenario, and then presents the reader with a GIF that mirrors their reaction to the situation. For example, this, this and this. Read More
Awesomesauce- Fab.comMay 9, 2013 | Laura Mego
As a long-time lover of the MOMA design store for their beautiful, useful gadgets, I was surprisingly hesitant to give Fab.com a chance. Both retailers are known for their amazingly (and sometimes famously) designed products, but that is where the similarities end.
Boasting Ashton Kutcher as one of their early investors and a slogan of “Smile, you’re designed to”, Fab.com is like a lot of other flash sale sites; they feature a select group of products at discounted prices for short periods of time. What sets it apart from a site like Gilt.com, however, is its variety of products. While Gilt focuses on luxury and designer goods (that, honestly, I can’t afford, even when they are discounted), Fab focuses on the quirky, the modern, the simple and the useful. Read More
Awesomesauce- Letters of NoteApril 11, 2013 | Laura Mego
My brother and I were lamenting the other day that people just don’t write like they used to. Specifically, we were comparing letters from the battlefield or from across an ocean to the tweets and text messages of today. When the two are juxtaposed, the everyday ramblings of an 18th century average Joe or Jane seem almost poetic in comparison to 140 characters on a screen.
Awesomsauce- AIMApril 1, 2013 | Laura Mego
Ever wished you could just chat with someone via Skype, instead of feeling obligated to video chat? Sick of FaceTime? Tired of texting your friends? We’ve got the answer for you!
Awesomesauce- TeeFuryMarch 28, 2013 | Laura Mego
While t-shirt websites like Threadless or Society6 are awesome for their incredible designs, fantastic selection, and amazing tees (seriously, they’re really soft) I find them lacking in a few key areas.
- Their tee selections just aren’t nerdy enough.
- I have to wait for a good sale to buy a tee- I can’t bring myself to spend almost 50 bucks on a hoodie or twenty bucks for a tee (OK, unless it’s an Homage tee…Homage tees are my Kryptonite.)