I am not a techie. Not in the least. My husband and I bought smart phones not even a year ago. The whole experience was rather pathetic – the salesman looked at us in complete bewilderment after hearing things like:
Look babe, it’s in color!
Whoa, it takes pictures??!!
This phone has Internet? Where are the hotspots so you can use it?
Wait…anywhere? you can use the Internet anywhere?
I know, sad. I had to explain to him we looked young, but we were a bit behind. I’d like to think we are catching up. That is one thing about writing a blog that is beneficial for me. I am learning all about Twitter, and Pinterest, and Instagram. I have Kristen to thank for forcing me to learn how to use Facebook. I look at Gypsy Soul’s page and A Storied Style’s page (unabashed plug – please “like” these pages on Facebook!), but I still never look at my personal Facebook page.
While most of you are living in the 21st century in all of its social media glory, I am stickin’ to the regular ‘ole Intranet and reading Hooked on Houses. It is one of my favorite sites to read when I
should be doing something else have a little free time. My preferred pages to explore are “Celebrity Houses” and “TV/Movie Houses”.
So far, the TV/Movie home I have enjoyed reading about most has been the majestic castle in “Downton Abbey“.
Do you watch this show? It is magnificent. The story begins with the sinking of Titanic, and the second season takes you through the first World War. Beware however, it is addicting. I may or may not have stayed up half the night three nights in a row watching the first season. The storylines are fascinating, but the home and grounds of Highclere Castle are this series’ foundation of greatness.
The entire article on the Downton Abbey castle can be seen here. It is a terrific read!
When I am watching a show or a movie, I sometimes get lost in looking at the surroundings of the characters, rather than the characters themselves. People will look at me in confusion when at a pivotal moment, I exclaim, “Do you see those pillows?!” Yes, I am definitely hooked on houses. To see the full list of homes you can read about on the site, click here.
On the other end of the spectrum, if you need a good laugh, definitely check out the links on the “Bad MLS Photos” page. It’s completely baffling, and yes, these are real.
For a great introduction to the site in general, take a peek at the “Top 20″ page where the most read articles are highlighted. Enjoy the site, say hello to Julia, and tell her “A Storied Style” sent you!
What about you? Are you hooked on houses?