Busy, but still not very important #4

New and exciting ways to rate and review every single activity in your life.

Sometimes I lie awake at night and wonder if the internet will ever collapse under the weight of all the opinions heaped on it every second of every day. Did you have a particularly good meal? Tell Urbanspoon. Read a good book? Tell Goodreads. Find yourself stuck in a really shitty motel? Warn other travellers by reviewing it on TripAdvisor.

Between these review sites and millions of personal blogs, I thought we had this whole reviewing thing covered. I was wrong.

Readers, meet Sleeping In Airports.  It’s exactly what it sounds like.

Are you looking for a way to skim a few bucks off your travel expenses? Well, why not consider sleeping in an airport?

Sure, it may sound a little cheap and degrading at first, but read-on and you’ll soon discover a travel community that (for over 16 years) has been sharing their experiences and advice with fellow airport sleepers.

The site rates the best airports to sleep in around the world, as well as offering tips for people who choose to set up camp in the terminals. I know plenty of people who’ve been stranded at the airport due to flight cancellations, but I didn’t realise going to the airport to sleep was a movement in itself. It’s only a matter of time before I gamble on a Tiger Airways flight and lose, so I guess I’d better read up.

I’ve also been spending a little too much time on Doctoralia. I’m on the hunt for a Melbourne based GP (if anyone knows a good one, let me know), and my aunt sent me a couple of links to the site along with her recommendations.

Of course, the first thing I did was look up all the medical professionals I’ve ever encountered.  My old doctor/miracle worker in Rockhampton has a 5 star rating, and a couple of reviews along the lines of “she saved my life”. On the other end of the spectrum, Dr C  (who once told me to drink a nice orange juice if I ever felt suicidal) has a 2.5 star rating, and a couple of rough reviews criticising her attentiveness. Sucked in.

Poor Michelle.

I’m a longtime Destiny’s Child fan, and was thrilled to see Kelly and Michelle pop up in Beyonce’s Super Bowl halftime show.

Michelle’s the only member of the group who isn’t a) Beyonce b) related to Beyonce, which means she’s always copped a raw deal.

Poor Michelle is a tumblr commemorating all the times Michelle’s been treated like a second class citizen/a mere backup dancer for Beyonce.

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There’s also this excellent MADtv sketch. “Michelle? There’s no Michelle in Destiny’s Child!”

This classic scene from The Bold and the Beautiful.

Bold is apparently the most-watched TV series in the entire world. I am one of the suckers who watches it. Here’s a classic 80s video of my two favourite characters having a cat fight, complete with hammy acting and an unplanned dip in the swimming pool.

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