The Week: July 8, 2011

Posted on
Jul 8, 2011

It’s Friday, and the sun is finally, mercifully, smiling on my rainy little burg. So forgive me if this week’s round-up lacks a proper intro. I’m distracted by all the sunshine and Vitamin-D-processing that’s going on around me.

On to the week that was!

—————

Is it okay to start with a little bragging and shameless self-promotion? Because I’m going to:

Check out my guest post on Fluent in 3 Months, where I attempt to recapture my high school Spanish skills, and don’t entirely fail.

Oh, and I’m truly tickled about this: The Everywhereist was featured on Fox News 12 in Oregon, in a segment called “Surfin’ with Steph”. So I can now say, “The Everywhereist … as featured on Fox News.” Also, apparently my name is “Geraldrine.” Whatever. That’s cool.

—————

Joshua Allen Harris creates inflatable monsters that come to life on the streets of New York. They’re animated by the rushing air that comes up from subway vents.

—————

So that’s how they did it. I always thought it was a result of the ground beneath it sinking.

—————

Londonist has compiled a list of untrue (but nevertheless widely believed) “facts” about London. The saddest revelation is that there is no lamp powered by farts. (via @DeannaNMc, who’s a total lady and has probably never passed wind in her life)

—————

This is strangely humbling: “Hey Jude” in flowchart form.

—————

The Onion is seeking a Pulitzer. Any Pulitzer. (via The New York Times)

—————

I’m cracking up over this collection of images from vintage menswear catalogs. Four words: Men. In. Belted. Sweaters.

—————

Sigh. Change “already” to “still”, and you pretty much have my life.

—————

The Curious Case of Benjaman Kyle: a man in Savannah, GA, is on the missing person’s registry because neither he nor anyone else knows his real identity. (via reddit)

—————

An online repository of television show intros, dating back to the 1940s. My personal favorite? The Fall Guy. Obviously.

—————

As someone who spent their childhood on Florida’s space coast, I found Matt Mendelsohn’s reflections on the end of the space program truly moving.

—————

I love this more than I can possibly say: pictures from a Victorian photo booth.

—————

That’s it for me this week – I’m off to slather myself in sunscreen before I go play outside (we Pacific Northwesterners burn like dry hay). Stay tuned next week for tales of my visit to The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and yes, more tales of cupcakes (this time from Boston!)

Leave a Comment

More from The Blog

On Instagram @theeverywhereist

  • Took a walk today, because, well, what else is there to do? Apparently a lot of folks had the same idea, because keeping my six feet of distance from everyone was tricky (I walked down the center of a lot of side streets). And while the sidewalks were full, the stores were empty and locked up - and it's so hard to see that and not know what the long term impact of this will be. A good reminder to support places if you can, keep your distance, wash your hands, buy gift certificates, tip your delivery driver, don't take more than what you need, and remember: we're all in this together.
  • Working on a book during a pandemic makes your brain weird.
  • When you own two couches, five loungers, and a love seat, and you both end up on the same chair.
  • Sobbing at this scene. So, so perfect. If you haven't seen I'm Not Okay With This - watch it. It's so wonderful.
  • Thinking I just need to make all of @alisoneroman's recipes and write about it, Julie & Julia style.
  • When your friend catches you going full Lady and the Tramp with your beloved over a noodle.
  • Latkes with dill and shallots, topped with creme fraiche plus salmon roe. Merry Chrismukkah to all.
  • Okay, I'll admit: I really like how these came out. I need to get more adventurous with glazes, but I'm so digging this shape.
  • A sneak peek at the photoshoot that @hayleyyoungshotme did this morning at @majesticbaytheatres. We're going to be featured in an issue of Seattle Magazine early next year - about Seattle couples. Super excited. Details and more of shots of amazing hair as we get closer to the publication date.
  • Couldn't see what the barber was doing, but when he said "You want a design?" I replied, "HELL YES" and this happened. I'm delighted with the results.

All Over The Place

Buy my book and I promise I'll never ask you for anything again.

BE AWESOME. BUY IT.