Check out the new cooking blog, Cooking With Martha Stalwart. (That would be the Martha of Bethany in the Bible. Nothing to do with that other Martha.) It was started by SaraJ but has multiple contributors. The high-tech version of a back fence.
And my sister brought the online Carrot Museum to my attention. It includes people who make me look quite normal, by comparison. At least I don't have a carrot tattoo on my belly. (And if I did, it wouldn't get photographed.) But still, perhaps I should submit my carrot collection--once the kitchen is sufficiently finished that I have most of it displayed. In the meantime, here is a small sampling (photo courtesy DOB):