I recently read this post on the always entertaining Not Martha, and I thought it would be amusing to see what my browser alphabet looks like. I have no idea how Chrome decides which sites to pop up first, but like Megan, I agree that this isn't necessarily the most accurate reflection of where I spend my internet time because it doesn't include the sites I read daily in Google Reader. Oh well.
A - Amazon - I shop for and occasionally buy a ridiculous amount of books.
B - Bowery Presents - excellent NYC area concerts
C - CNN - I'm surprised C did not stand for "cupcake" or "cookie."
E - Wikipedia - Ditto.
F - Flickr - I remain steadfastly devoted to what I think is a lovely photo hosting site, probably the best.
G - Gmail - I am still stunned when I meet people who don't use Gmail.
H - Hulu - I reckon this is a necessity for anyone without a television.
I - isoHunt - Bittorrent without the viruses, a pretty likable site.
J - José González - a phenomenal singer-songwriter, about whom you may expect to hear much more from me this summer
K - Vickilicious Knits - my knitting blog. But since I don't like this result, we're going to go with the second site that popped up, The Knitting Factory - a terrific concert venue and bar in Brooklyn.
L - Last.fm - which I also call the Audiostalker. I've long felt that musical compatibility is one of the true paths to lifelong love and friendship (it's also why I meant to look into Tastebuds, the only dating site I think I'd ever consider).
M - Google Maps - I think I look up an address or directions every day, often many times a day. If I didn't have Google Maps on my phone, I think I'd still be helplessly wandering the Lower East Side.
N - New York Cares - a spectacular volunteering organization that I seriously adore.
O - PBS - I guess I didn't have an O site? (Let me show the internet my lack of O-face).
P - The Pirate Bay - Now why can't PBS come up under P? Why's it gotta be a malware-infested bittorrent site that makes me look like an angsty teenager? Ehn, whatevs, I can't pretend I haven't gotten about seven hundred albums from here.
Q - I got nothin'. It shows a recommended Google search for "quotes."
R - Ravelry - the internet's loveliest knit and crochet community (and oh so much more).
S - Sigma-Aldrich - a chemical manufacturing site, from whom I download thousands of MSDSs for everything we use in lab. It's a much more advisable way of finding solubility information or melting points than say, Wikipedia (not that I would ever do that, ahem).
U - United Teletech - my credit union, which is actually amazing.
W - The Weather Channel - I check the weather compulsively, and I think about it way more than could possibly be healthy. Nina Garcia wrote, "Stylish women must always consider the weather." It goes so much deeper than that though.
X - the control panel for my website, the link to which I will not be posting.
Z - Zappos - Yep. Let's get some shoes...
Now I find I want to read other people's lists to determine if I am, in fact, the most boring internet user of all time. If you've got a spare few minutes, I encourage you to make a list and send me a link, for I am both voyeuristic and easily amused.