You'll have to read the post in order to get to the giveaway details. (It's an iPod Shuffle!)
So I'm not good at keeping secrets. But I haven't yet told Rachel what I got her for Christmas and I'm not going to, either.
Since October 1, Rachel and I haven't been buying non-essentials. During this time I have found that I've been able to really explore other personal interests that I had been pushing to the periphery. It hasn't been easy, but the rewards have certainly been showing themselves. I am excited about continuing this path of personal exploration. We thought entertainment would take the biggest hit but we've stumbled upon a few inexpensive or free ways to enjoy our Friday or Saturday nights as we did before.
On more than one occasion, we've hit up Redbox, the local $1 DVD vending machines. NPR is a treasure trove, and npr.org/music is a great place to start. Books.google.com has been an interesting find. I found a full book online and its availability in my local library with just a few clicks after going there to look up some information on an author. I'm also continually impressed at all you can unearth here.
The New York Times is rich with entertainment and art content. I've also found goodreads to be exceptionally helpful in organizing my reading and 43things has inspired me to branch out and go for things that really matter. And, as always, flickr is one of the best sites on the entire web. But you knew that already, didn't you?
So, we'd like to know what your favorite website for art & culture is.
Leave us a link in the comments post as well as your name and Rachel will randomly draw a name from the comments to receive a brand new iPod shuffle. (We'd appreciate it if you were able to pay for the postage.) The story is that Rachel's dad came home with a brand new iPod shuffle that someone had given him as a gift at work. Since we all have one form or another of an iPod, we thought we'd offer it up as a Christmas give away. This is probably the coolest one that we'll ever have on this blog so I hope you are all able to play along.
The winner will be picked on Thursday the 13th and announced that evening. Thanks for reading and following along on this fun little 'Not Buying It' journey.