Tori Bergquist at Realms of Chirak really hit the nail on the head the other day regarding AD&D vs. 4E. I have certain RPG preferences, but I ultimately don't care what I run or play as long as I'm excited about it; there are reasons why D&D 4e is cool and there are reasons why AD&D 1e is also cool. I play D&D for different reasons than WoD or UA, for example.
Tremendous Torr brought The Lovecraft Engine to my attention. This site remixes Lovecraftian nouns and adjectives to craft a random Lovecraftian description, offering such gems as "a quavering fluid" and "that incongruous, blasphemous, necromantic phantasy."
The meat of this post has to do with another blog plug for a good friend. About ten months ago while plugging Role-Player Hater (and he seriously needs to start posting again when he's not making metal or making metal), I mentioned my good friend and hetero life mate Nicole — I've known her so long that I remember roughly when she entered my Monkeysphere, but I don't actually remember ever meeting her. Well, she just started a blog. As it's just started (and only has one post at the time of this writing), I don't quite know what the focus will be, but I can speak to the quality of her writing and can vouch that it will likely be worth your time. Presently, all signs point to a little bit of everything nerd-related with a focus on crafting — sewing, costuming, and suchlike. (You're probably better off just reading the first post and seeing if it interests you.) If any of that stuff strikes your fancy, go ahead a take a look at A Really Well-Made Buttonhole.