“When anybody asks, 'What are you writing about now?' if I try to reply, the book-in-the-works sounds so idiotic to me that I think, 'Why am I trying to write that puerile junk?' So now I give up; if I could talk about it, I wouldn't have to write it."
- Madeleine L'Engle, A Circle of Quiet


The Wednesday Weblink

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Each Wednesday I will be sharing one of my favorite links with you. This week I introduce you to one of my favorite addictions: - specifically, BHG's Room of the Day.

Every morning when I log on to my computer, this is one of the first websites I check. There is always some new eye candy awaiting me there. If I love the room for that day or if some element of it inspires me, I will save it in "My Favorite Rooms". Currently there are 43 rooms in "My Favorite Rooms". It's a sickness, I know.

So the question I must ask is this: Is it antiquated of me to adore Better Homes and Gardens? It is a magazine that has been read by our mothers and grandmothers for many years after all. Is the antiquated effect negated by the fact that I read it online? It still contains the same kinds of articles as the paper magazine. Somehow the shnazzy high-tech effect that lets you zoom in on the pictures makes it seems a little less old-fashioned and a little more geeky.

I don't know. What I do know is this. If you are at all inspired by decorating ideas, enthralled by interior design, or captivated by the beauty of a well-decorated room, you will love this site. So come, click on a picture of a beautiful room; zoom in to get a closer look at every detail of the toiles, plaids, wood, stone and vibrant paint colors; and join me in the ranks of the old-fashioned geeks!


At 10/12/2005 9:20 AM, Blogger yellojkt wrote:

What you're saying is that you are addicted to furniture-porn. Just remember this when you find some bookmarks that the geekhubby can't explain without looking at the ground and stammering.

At 10/12/2005 11:49 AM, Blogger princssis wrote:

Hi, geekwif! Thanks for visiting my blog and guessing at my true/false meme. The answers are posted now if you haven't already looked. I don't know why I don't come over here more often. I'll have to do that now.

Oh, and I'll check out the BHG site sometime.

At 10/12/2005 12:59 PM, Blogger Kristi wrote:

Cool link. I'm a Martha Stewart Living and Country Living girl myself, but I will check out I agree with you-there's something very nostalgic about BHG.

At 10/12/2005 5:10 PM, Blogger insaneperson wrote:

Being a geek is all about finding and using the best means to accomplish what you are interested in, regardless of its, well, geekiness. The internet comes into geek play in many cases, for obvious reasons. Is it antiquated to read the H&G magazine? I wouldn't say that. You're just more down to earth than others. Homes & gardens are universal interests no matter what time period you live in.

...Now if you were obsessed with medieval blacksmithing, then that might be a little antiquated...

At 10/16/2005 8:31 AM, Blogger Indigo wrote:

Absolutely not! I was a subscriber for years and years. I don't subscribe anymore, but I do read it at the Y if there is a new copy, and there usually is.

At 10/25/2005 9:44 AM, Blogger novaks8 wrote:

I just subscribed to two years of it!

Do you read Southern Living?

It is my favorite.


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