Latest Internet Obsession: Hyperbole and a Half

I often find myself getting bored with the internet. Sure, I’ve got tons of links coming my way through RSS feeds and the link posts on blogs I check out regularly, but after skimming /Film headlines and finally getting caught up on HorrorMovieADay posts, what’s a boy to do? Go outside and play? Heavens no, it’s hot as a mother out there. Luckily, every now and then someone turns me on to a new website or blog that I was previously unfamiliar with. The few that I really get into, I try to go back and absorb all the previous posts. Fairly recently, Failbook caught my interest and I voraciously went through and read EVERY post they had and then subscribed to the RSS feed to keep up. Currently, I’m trying to make my way through Hyperbole and a Half, a mostly autobiographical blog written by Allie Brosh which is accompanied by MS Paint-like illustrations and sometimes charts.

After getting clued into the site by our friend Heather, the missus read me the latest post called “This is Why I’ll Never be an Adult” while I was driving us home from New Hampshire yesterday. I got a good chuckle out of it and related to what she was saying (cleaning SUCKS), but, of course, it wasn’t until I got home that I got to check out the illustrations which really make the posts. But, Brosh also has an easygoing and hilarious way with words that propels you through posts about everything from a sickness that ruined her chances at an NCAA track medal to how she thought her mom murdered the Easter bunny when she was five.

I’m slowly making my way through all the posts and having a great time with it. I’m in complete awe of anyone who can take a blog that they just started one day and amass 12,005 followers and 9,953,606 page loads (as of right now). It’s something to aspire to.

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