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by Darla Lindauer Modified: April 18, 2013 at 1:45 pm •  Published: April 12, 2013

Darla’s Blog Picks

1.  Lifehacker

By: This blog is maintained by multiple writers; this post is by Whitson Gordon – “Orange juice enthusiast. Conflicted Linux/Mac/Windows geek. Heretical Christian. Metalhead. Tetris ninja. I usually let spiders bite me in hopes that one of them will turn out to be radioactive and then give me super powers.”

What blog is about – Tips, tricks and downloads for getting things done.

Featured post – Top Ten Ways to Breeze Through Laundry Like a Boss. – “Laundry is possibly the world’s most boring chore (heck, you’re probably bored just reading this).”

I think I may like laundry more than some, but only because it is getting something clean, but I am always all for something to make anything more efficient. I think I would make an awesome professional organizer! This particular post did not have any new tips really for me until I saw the video. The video is a must watch, I loved how quickly he was able to hang up the shirts. I will be trying this! Darla Lindauer


2. Corinne O’Flynn

By Corinne O’Flynn – “Writer of young adult fiction. Essayist. Wife. Mom. Cause Believer. Always looking on the bright side.”

What blog is about – Her books and her life. Right now she is blogging on things from A to Z.

Featured post – F for Filipendulous – “Adj. [fi-li-PEN-juh-luhs]
From Latin filum (thread) + pendere (to hang) – Suspended by, or strung upon, a thread; said of tuberous swellings in the middle or at the extremities of slender, threadlike rootlets.”

I am pretty sure this word is not the first word to come to mind when I get frustrated. Matter of fact, once I move past this post I may never remember the word again. I do not cuss, but I could think of a better shorter, easier-to-use word to express my frustrations. Ha-ha. My grandfather, who I never even heard raise his voice, used to have a huge garden in his backyard and I used to think I was his helper when I was about 4 years old. Once, he was planting his seed and he stepped away for a moment and I messed up the whole row by walking on it. I did not know I was not supposed to. Even then, he did not raise his voice. He simply said, “tin-can,” with a frustrated sound. I was so shocked I remembered it all these years. Maybe if he had said “Filiperndulous” I would have remembered it, too, but probably not.Darla Lindauer


3. 1 Funny (The #1 Clean Humor Website)

By – I cannot find who runs the site nor who updates it, but it is current, so the credits go out to “unknown.”

What blog is about – Random clean videos, pictures and funny posts.

Featured post – Toddler Takes the Short Cut – Toddler gives up trying to figure out which hole the block goes in.

I loved watching the video, especially at 0:12 seconds into the video. I do not agree with the title, though. Why should she have to take the long route? Yes, I know it is important for babies to learn skills, but in my book and having a daughter with autism, I thought it was very smart of her to do that. A lot of adults could take a lesson from such a cute video. Don’t make things more complicated than they need to be! But you can’t help but smile watching!Darla Lindauer


4. Retro-Zombie

By: A guy named Jeremy – “I love zombies and this site once was an all-zombie site. Now, it is more of an all-things RETRO from books, art, ads, etc.”

What blog is about – Zombies, books, art, retro topics or things.

Featured post – Gone… 1980-1984 Part: One – Cancelled TV shows from 1980-1984.

Ok, I think I might have skipped over these years. I should remember more than two of the shows on this huge list. I remember “Charles in Charge” and how I thought it was not entertaining. I also remember “V,” and I loved it! I have always loved science fiction. On weekends I keep the TV in my room usually on the SyFy channel and just watch whatever comes on as I walk in and out cleaning. The older the better! I love watching spaceships come across the screen on a string. But really, this is a huge list of shows I missed completely. – Darla Lindauer


5. Mystiqueparanormal’s Blog

By: Samantha M. is the one assigned to this post, but it seems there might be other contributors. Samantha says, “Please enjoy our blogs, which we are aiming to post on a weekly basis at this time!”

What blog is about – Paranormal activity, ghosts and investigations.

Featured post – HELP! My House is Haunted – “Always keep in mind that what we think of as ‘ghosts’ are actually just people without bodies.”

When I read about these things, part of it I do believe in and part of it I think is funny. I believe there are demons and angels amongst us. I believe that some things we do can allow more access to demons than others, but I do not think it is limited to Ouija boards and tarot cards and other objects related. I believe the only reason they could work is because people believe in it. My best friend, Jalaine, laughs at me because I tell her if someone believes hard enough, even a pretty hair ribbon could be the link to welcome a demon in. The part where I start thinking things are funny is the recipes to be cured of demons. I am not a ritualistic person; I will just stick to praying.Darla Lindauer


6. Wild about Ants

By: Roberta Gibson – “I am an entomologist and writer.” She studied carpenter ants as a graduate student at Cornell University.

What blog is about – Ants. That is it. Well, I did see a few pictures of bees, but I am sure an ant was in there somewhere.

Featured post – Planet Ant – Life Inside the Colony – “They have taken an entire leafcutter ant colony and placed it into a very large, very cool ant farm.”

I am so amazed at just how much there is to say about ants. My first thought was, this is the craziest topic to blog on. I personally spray to keep them out of my house and, as long as it works, I have not given ants a second thought. Now, I cannot seem to stop watching this documentary. So, either they did the documentary very well or I really am interested in it. I think it is both. Did you know a queen ant can lay up to 30,000 eggs or more a day! This is the site if you ever have a question about ants! Enjoy.Darla Lindauer


7. Gina’s Skinny Recipes

By: Gina Homolka – “Raised on Long Island, I’m a busy mom of two girls, and I currently reside in Oceanside, NY, with my husband and children. My food philosophy is to eat seasonal, clean, whole foods and maintain good portion control.”

What blog is about – healthy, low-fat, family-friendly recipes.

Featured post –  Hot and Spicy Buffalo Shrimp Dip – “Move over buffalo wings, this hot and cheesy shrimp dip will have everyone going back for more!”

When I saw this picture and saw the word shrimp, I thought I was dying and going to heaven. I love cheese, hot things and shrimp.  I think my mission in life is to try any kind of dip that is related to queso. I eat chips and dip, nachos every week a few times. I might not eat anything else but healthy stuff all week, but I will eat chips and some kind of queso. I have definitely found a new blog to follow! – Darla Lindauer

Compiled by Darla Lindauer. If you would like your or someone else’s blog to be considered for this column, email


by Darla Lindauer
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Darla Lindauer, Data Team Manager of the News and Information Center, has been with OPUBCO Communications Group for six years. During this time, she has been successful in developing and implementing multiple strategic operations leading to a...
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