March 12, 2011

Coffee & Clicks | March 12, 2011 {Edition #9}

Welcome to Coffee & Clicks, my weekly roundup of posts from my Google Reader that caught my eye, that made me think, and that just made me laugh. 

Using Google Reader saves me oodles of time; with a few clicks, I can hop through all my fave blogs to get the critical coupon & deal info I use to save big $$.  But whenever I find myself with a few minutes to spare in the kitchen (which is where my laptop sits on the counter), I also like to scroll through and read for pleasure.

Coffee & Clicks is my way of sharing those interesting posts with you.  If you find yourself with a few minutes of leisure to surf on the weekends while you sip your coffee (or whatever fills your mug), feel free to wander through this list of posts and spend some time reading, reflecting, and relaxing.

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:: This post over at Savvy Blogging, Is Social Media Killing Your Blog? really spoke right.to.me. I've been feeling overloaded by social media for a while now; reading that piece was JUST what I needed to hear. I really need to spend some time this Lent rethinking my approach to blogging and automating as much as I can.

:: Spring - a.k.a. "The Mud Season" here in SW Ohio - is back an I'm feeling the urge to do to a 30 Day Cut the Clutter Challenge ust like The Motherload. Since our basement flooded two weeks ago, I've already gotten that part of my house totally decluttered and cleaned and it feels good. Literally, it's like having a weight lifted off my shoulders. I can't wait to tackle the rest of our clutter clusters. ;-)

:: I read College Is a Big, Fat, Hairy Rip-Off (But Save for It Anyways) over at Get Rich Slowly with interest this week because I had just talked to a dear friend of mine who's adjuncting (teaching part time) a college class down in Florida. She and I worked together ten years or so ago in a research office at that college and she said the students are even MORE lackadaisical now than they were then; the prevalent attitude among her students is that college is just High School, Part II. I am a firm believer in higher education (I graduated from U of Maryland) but I do think the ROI (return on investment) has to be an integral part of every prospective college student's considerations. And for heaven's sake, if you do get the opportunity to go to college, GO and do the work - don't just show up. Just my $0.02! ;-)

:: It's the Lenten season and I've given up sweets again (among other things) so seeing Denise's Cream Puffs Recipe over at $5 Dinners had me sighing...and drooling. Oh well, only five weeks until Easter!

Enjoy your weekend!

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