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Game of Thrones. Season two, whyfor you go so quickly?

Still, I’m choosing not to get my fix by reading the books. People either LOVE or HATE them. From flicking through a couple of the novels at Real Groovy and checking reviews on Goodreads, I’m pretty sure I would fall into the latter camp.

Makes for darn good TV though.

Hating: Winter. The short days (it’s dark when I get home). It’s impossible to do laundry. We’ve gone this long without a dryer and I don’t want to get one. After all, there’s a laundromat just down the road with industrial dryers in dire straits.

Puzzled by: the high number of people viewing my LinkedIn profile this week, mostly from Asia, and people Googling my name.

Morbidly intrigued by: the trial of Ewen Macdonald, accused of murdering his brother-in-law. What the hell do you do when your husband is accused of killing your brother?

The last time I remember being this caught up in a murder was the Carmen Thomas case, which her partner was found guilty of. I’m probably not the only one – after all, high-profile cases featuring well-off, good-looking Caucasian victims with a distinct air of mystery don’t come along everyday, and the media jumped on both. Heck, I was part of that, at least back when the suspects were identified (because it takes a very long time to get from charge to trial).

This week’s links:

A neat idea at The Goods for putting together a bridal wedding day survival kit

Serendipity’s list of financial lessons, True Blood-style

Married with Luggage has an outstanding post on dealing when things don’t go as planned

Kommein on the problem with tribe marketing and internet marketing credibility

A good list of online apps/tools for writers, via BusinessJournalism

What’s it like running a B&B from your home? Ginger explains

Love this post on Get Rich Slowly: a statute of limitations on regret

What’s going on with you this week? What are you loving/hating?

8 thoughts on “Link love (Powered by focaccia and fashion fails)

  • Reply fromshoppingtosaving June 10, 2012 at 13:13

    I loved S’s post on True Blood. It just makes me want to watch it even more now.

    I was involved in the Casey Anthony trial.. everyone knew she was guilty of killing her daughter. It was insane. Sucks that there wasn’t enough evidence to put her behind bars though.

    I’m off to read that B&B post. I was watching a reality show and this one lady ran a B&B in Hollywood, but she felt like strangers were intruding so she was a really mean (and awful) business owner.

    • Reply fromshoppingtosaving June 10, 2012 at 13:14

      When I say involved I mean that I was really interested… not really involved haha

  • Reply Allison @Insomniac Lab Rat June 10, 2012 at 17:36

    I’ve been thinking about reading Game of Thrones, but haven’t started yet. I also haven’t watched the TV show, so I feel like I need to catch up with one or the other so that I’m not totally out of the loop! Most people I’ve talked to have said to read the books first…
    I generally don’t care if I’m out of the loop on these kinds of things, but I think I would enjoy the story, so maybe I’ll get on it…sometime.

  • Reply See Debt Run (@seedebtrun) June 10, 2012 at 20:58

    Like Erika, I was also really interested in the Casey Anthony trial. I just had my daughter and was at the hospital for a couple of days right before the verdict, so I had a lot of tv time! I never really get into trials, so that was out of character for me. I did find it fascinating and sad and horrifying…a major train wreck.
    (Btw, I had to read the line about hating winter twice and scratch my head a few times before realizing “oh…it is winter where she lives!” It’s 3 am here and I can’t sleep…maybe I should try again as I will surely want to think more clearly than this later today, right?)

  • Reply Life [Comma] Etc June 12, 2012 at 08:00

    Great roundup!

  • Reply My Broken Coin (@MyBrokenCoin) June 12, 2012 at 12:09

    Game of Thrones! Just finished Season 1, have to wait until Season 2 comes out on DVD. Love this show. best on HBO so far.

  • Reply Ginger Corsair June 13, 2012 at 14:46

    Thanks for the link love!

  • Reply Anon June 16, 2012 at 23:10

    I think the accused’s wife and scott guy were/are brother and sister.

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