We’re in Colorado! Feast your eyes on interesting things

Published September 5, 2016   Posted in Having some fun

Hey guys – as you probably know from last week’s post, we are spending a week in the great state of Colorado. An escape from the brutal summer temperatures of Tucson was quite welcome, and we’re pleased to be here. Wonderful times!

In my absence, I thought that I’d bring you a few links that I’ve found to be interesting over the past couple of weeks. The most interesting links on the face of the Interwebs? Maaaaaaaybe. These don’t necessarily have anything to do with personal finance, so prepare yourselves!

How greed works against you

This article from CNN Money talks about how lusting after money increases your chances of losing it.

“Money lovers are less likely to prioritize saving or contribute to their retirement plans. They tend to buy high and sell low. When surveyed, they answered that they would rather have $1,000 now than wait five years and earn $1,900.”

Read more: http://money.cnn.com/2016/08/16/investing/love-of-money-state-street-survey/index.html

Things organized neatly

Nicely organized stuff on a desk!

Nicely organized stuff on a desk!

Just as the name implies, this interesting web site contains pictures of things organized, well, neatly. Right, like a bunch of crosses placed meticulously in a grid, or a desk with a bunch of stuff stored nicely on top. It’s actually quite interesting!

Read more: http://thingsorganizedneatly.tumblr.com

Why everyone you date is a selfish psycho

Okay, here’s an interesting piece from Mark Manson, one of my favorite authors. And he starts out in classic Manson style: “If every person you end up emotionally involved with is a psycho and finds a way to make your life hell, the only thing they all have in common is you. So start by looking at yourself.”

Read more: https://markmanson.net/psycho

A boat builder who lives in a 20ft shipping container

This is one of those tiny living stories, but a tough one to pass up. This dude definitely knows how to pack it into real small spaces, but also live comfortably.

“Inside, the home is a truly masterful expression of years of Evans experience working on yachts, as well as a furniture maker. Natural timbers with rich tones make it difficult to believe that you are actually standing inside a stark, white, metal box.”

Read more: http://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/20-ft-shipping-container-home/

Hilariously impractical contraptions were considered the future

A...bicycle? Kinda.

A…bicycle? Kinda.

Check out some strange and downright weird contraptions that, back in the day, were considered to be the wave of the future. Speaking for the rest of society, I’m eternally grateful that these weren’t.

“On the road to discovering the technologies we now use every day, inventors of the past also had some missed attempts. Some anticipated a space-age future, while others were more whimsical experiments. None of these strange contraptions lasted very long.”

Read more: http://allday.com/post/9628-these-unrealistic-vehicles-were-once-actually-considered-the-way-of-the-future/

A web site that guesses your age

Here’s a site that attempts to guess your age based on the photo that you upload. Let’s just say that it was overly generous with me, pegging my age a good 8 years younger than I actually am. Maybe it’s the software just being kind to an old man like me.

Read more: http://how-old.net

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Read more: http://www.boredbutton.com

What other downright interesting or weird sites have you stumbled across in your days working your way around the Internet? Anything worth sharing?

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Comments

8 responses to “We’re in Colorado! Feast your eyes on interesting things”

  1. ESI Money says:

    Welcome to my great state!

    A friend said the other day that “we live in a place people pay money to visit” and he’s right.

    Hope you have a blast and come back!

  2. Fun set of links Steve. Enjoy Colorado!

  3. Apathy Ends says:

    Enjoy your vacation and thanks for the pile of interesting things to help me relax on Labor Day

  4. Have fun in Colorado. This is probably the best time to visit! Looking forward to seeing the pictures from your trip!
    I got a great laugh out of the “psycho” story. Reminds me of the saying: “If you get up one day and meet an a-hole [excuse my language], you met an a-hole. If you meet a-holes all day long then probably you are an a-hole yourself”
    For the weirdest (but strangely addictive) activities on the web: try an emulator for old C64 games 🙂

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