My Favorite Websites
I had to quit smoking. It had made my life totally unmanageable. I wasn't breathing properly, I stunk, and it was getting way too expensive. The only problem was, I loved smoking. In order to quit, I needed to replace my obsession with smoking with something just as good. That's why V2 is so near and dear to my heart. Since November 1, 2013, I have not had a cigarette. That's due, in large part, to V2 cigs and their wonderful product. I've tried other companies, but none compare to V2. Their customer service is out of this world. I'm active on their member forum, also, which is filled with wonderful people who are very knowledgeable. Most of the people there have quit smoking and switched to "vaping" e-cigarettes. It has definitely worked for me, so I wanted to share it with you!
I just joined YouTube and began to publish readings of my poetry with some of my nature photography as the visual while you listen to me read. Here's the link to my YouTube channel, and here's a link to the playlist that will allow you to seamlessly listen to all of my poetry on one page. Enjoy!
Nine years ago, I reluctantly switched from MySpace to Facebook. The rest is history. I don't have a thousand friends, just the real ones. I'm also on Twitter and Google +, but barely. I prefer Facebook. There's also a fan page for the Creative Adventures of Nicholas Emeigh.
My Linkedin profile contains my work history, mission statement, a small portfolio, and lists of skills and interests. You can also find me on Manta, but I much prefer Linkedin.
By now, you probably know I love to read as much as I like to write. I am a voracious reader, and am always on the hunt for something new to read. Connect with me on goodreads so we can share and compare collections.
I feel like I always get a good deal on whatever I buy at Best Buy. I've purchased 2 laptop computers, a flat screen TV, an all-in-one printer, speakers, cables, connectors, and software. I never have a problem with quality, and their return process is easy and hassle-free. The help is knowledgable too. Highly recommended for whatever you need. I'll make all of my electronics purchases at Best Buy.
> ASMR - What is it?
I'm so grateful to have found the ASMR community. I am one of those people who can never relax. I'm either wide awake and keeping busy, or I'm passed out asleep. There's no happy medium for me. Until, that is, I found ASMR. Try it out. Meet my favorite ASMR Massage Artist Dmitri.
> The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Here, Here, and Here
I first read "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" in the summer of 2012. I read the entire book in one day. Henrietta Lacks is an incredible woman with an incredible story. The links I posted are helpful, but I highly recommend reading the book.
> The Fray
Once upon a time, when the web was young, there lived a man named Derek. He and his talented friends set about designing something that was part blog, part storybook. Techies from all over the world congregated at The Fray and wrote wonderful stories. It was like a cool version of the best day you ever had at Starbucks mixed with an open mike night at a dimly lit jazz bar. I do not exaggerate. Here, The Fray exists as an archive. No one writes like that anymore. It looks, if you type fray.com, that Derek tried his hand at a zine. Now the whole domain seems like a time capsule. I miss The Fray.
> Bill Clegg - Here, Here, and Here
Bill Clegg is the author of two books that I couldn't put down. "Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man", and "90 Days". Two books I can relate to on every level, and so well written. I highly recommend both.
> Margaret Atwood - Here, Here, and Here
> Ayn Rand - Here, Here, and Here
Margaret Atwood and Ayn Rand are my two favorite authors. Well, I have a number of favorite authors, but these two are my very favorites. I'm currently reading Atwood's 3rd novel of the MaddAddam series titled "MaddAddam". I got it early. The official release date is in September. The other two novels in the trilogy are "Oryx and Crake", the first novel of hers that I read, and 'The Year of the Flood'. Both amazing novels, and I expect the third to be just as good.
> New York Times Review of MaddAddam by Margaret Atwod
> Wired For Books
Hosted by Don Swaim, Wired For Books is a radio show whose archives are stored on this site. A wealth of knowledge, hundreds of interviews with notable authors can be found here.
> Anna Caroline Jennings - The Anna Institute
I stumbled upon The Anna Institute while doing a web search. Her story is so poignant, and one I can totally relate to. There is a Power Point presentation, and story detailing her life in institutions. Even if you don't battle with depression and/or mental illness, I guarantee her story will touch you. It changed my life.
Nicholas Emeigh's Poetry Reading Project on SoundCloud
> Nicholas Emeigh's Poetry Reading Project - I've uploaded all of the sound files of my poetry readings to SoundCloud. You can share and download them as you please. If you do choose to share them, please let people know where to find me. Thanks for listening!
Poetry Foundation's Record-A-Poem Group on SoundCloud
> I am a proud contributor to the Poetry Foundation's group on SoundCloud called "Record-A-Poem." Pay a visit to the Poetry Foundation website.
M83 is a French electronic band that I've enjoyed for some time now. It started with the song 'Midnight City' and I've moved on from there. A lot of their work is instrumental, so its great for background music while I write, draw, or design.
> About The Data
A website that lets you view and edit a report of your very own consumer data that has been collected since your very first click on the internet. A free account lets you see statistics and edit them so that advertising is better targeted to your lifestyle.
> Life Hackable
This is the most brilliant site on the web--no kidding. It features daily DIY "life hacks," or tips and tricks to make your every day life easier and generally better. The tips are usually free or involve very little money, so they're great for everyone.
> Our Home Town: Levittown, PA
An amazingly cool video on the Internet Archive about the inception of my home town, Levittown, PA, from 1954 when it was being built.
> Illustration by Chrissy Jo
This is the digital illustration portfolio of my enormously talented friend, Chrissy Johnson. She can draw anything, and make it look better than the original, while also making it look DIY chic. It's unbelievable how much talent is packed into one person. She once made me a mix CD, and the hand-drawn font and illustration was definitely more impressive than any official artwork a major studio could produce. Watch out for Chrissy Jo, and make sure to check out her Etsy store.
> American Horror Story
My friend Corey recommended this show to me, and now I'm hooked. I watched both seasons over the course of just a few days, and now I can't wait for the third season to air! Jessica Lange is one of my favorite actresses, and stars in AHS.
> Nurse Jackie
By far my favorite show of all time. I've watched this show from its inception, and have never missed an episode. I subscribe to Showtime just so I can watch it.
> Downton Abbey
I wasn't sold on this show when I watched an episode at a friend's place. Some time went by, and my friend Michelle said that I'd love it if I gave it a chance. I did, and I do love it. Like American Horror Story, I watched all of the seasons in just a few days. Now I'm hooked on this show, too!
> Orange is the New Black
If you've seen the movie "Atlas Shrugged" you'll recognize Piper is played by the same actress who played the heroine, Dagny Taggart of Taggart Transcontinental. This show gets off to a slow start, but is addictive once you get into it. It's exclusively on Netflix, but you can download the first season if you have Vuze.
Downloading Vuze was one of the best things I've ever done for myself. I've been using it to download everything for at least 5 years. You can easily download music, full albums, singles, discographies, movies, TV shows, and even e-books and audio books. It's completely free and will change your life. I never watch TV anymore.
TED - Technology, Entertainment, and Design - Talks are videotaped speeches given at themed conferences. Always intelligent, always insightful, and sometimes comical, these talks are designed to change your view of the world and the way you think. View my favorite talk given by Jill Bolte Taylor.
> Jill Bolte Taylor bravely and eloquently told her tale about suffering a stroke on the TED Talks website. "My Stroke of Insight", as the talk is called, is definitely one of my top five favorite talks. She also has a TED profile page. Here's my TED profile, too, in case you're interested.
> Twisted Sifter
I just discovered this blog, and already it's a favorite of mine. I rarely subscribe to RSS feeds, but Twisted Sifter has such unique and interesting content, I subscribed. This blog, a list of 50 tips to simplify your life, was where I started.
> Willa Cline
I've been a reader of Willa's for 17 years now. She's my favorite journal writer/blogger. I feel as though she's a good friend of mine after having read so much about her life.
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