Tag Archives: The Week in Travel

I needed a good laugh or three this week. Below are a few links that made me smile.

I hope you enjoy them, too.

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There is an adorable little mouse that is totally awesome. It eats scorpions and howls at the moon.

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Roger Ebert passed away last week. This prescient post about how he doesn’t fear death (written a year and a half ago!) is beautiful, heartbreaking, and comforting all at once.

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Just when I thought I couldn’t like the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs any more than I do, they went ahead and banned smart phones and camera devices from their shows. That’s kind of badass, is it not?

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I’m out of town yet again this week and next – I will sincerely try to get some posts up and ready to go for that time, but if I don’t, I have a reasonable excuse:

I was in the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkeling. With my husband.

Yeah. YEAH. I know. I’m probably snuggling with a wallaby right now as you are reading this. Life is grand.

While I’m off getting a tan and befriending a koala or three, you enjoy these links:

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This video, of two teenagers rocking the Beatle’s Let It Be (on the cello and violin) is nothing short of amazing.

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A collection of some of the greatest senior portraits, ever. (Note: I really wanted senior pics before I graduated, but they cost something like $300, so I just got one snapshot of me wearing a crocheted rainbow top and a choker. Because that’s how we rolled in 1998, apparently.)

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The first day of spring was on Wednesday, and Seattle’s weather almost seems to be complying with the season. Which I guess means I’m going to cave and shave my legs. Probably. Maybe. Eh … there’s a fifty-fifty chance.

You know what? I’m just gonna wait it out. If it gets warm, I can wear long pants and tank tops.

Which means, dammit, I’m gonna have to shave my underarms. Probably.

While I contemplate these difficult decisions, you enjoy these links.

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I really need to start using some of these wonderful obsolete words. Spoiler: “spermologers” and “queerplungers” are not as interesting as they sound.

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Oh, man. Once again, The Onion hits the nail on the head, and reminds me of just how damn lucky I am that I can spend so much time on this silly little blog of mine: “Do what you love … in between work commitments.”

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I HAVE HOLIDAY SHOPPING TO DO.

Please excuse me while I go freak out. Christmas is in 11 days. Hanukkah is basically over. To everyone in my life: let’s just pretend that my love is gift enough, okay? It’s like an Amazon gift card for your heart or something like that.

On with the links!

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Not sure if this is brilliance, or sacriledge. It might be both. Famous photos reimagined as cellphone self-portraits.

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A list of The New York Times 50 Most Challenging Words. (Fun fact: Rand and I often fight about the pronunciation of “verisimilitude”. Because we are total dorks.)

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I started typing the title to this post and thought, “No, it can’t be December already. It’s like, mid-October, at the latest.”

Sigh. For the record, I also think it’s 2005.

While I find a calendar and struggle to accept the cruel and relentless marching on of time, you enjoy these links.

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A flight attendant reveals the shocking list of things that passengers have requested. One guy inquired as to where he could pleasure himself. Ewww. I only hope he wiped out the lavatory basin as a courtesy to the next passenger.

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A fascinating look at how tall a LEGO tower can get before it starts to crush itself (the answer: very, very tall.)  Via my lovely friend Kristy.

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I did not bring my A-game this week. I mean, unless my A-game involves feeling sick and throwing up (for those of you who will inevitably wonder, no, I am not pregnant. I am just constitutionally weak). Hence the light blogging, which I promise to rectify come Monday (I’m already working on a DOOZY of a post).

Until then, here are some time-wasters for your Friday. Enjoy.

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Really digging Tim De Chant’s infographics about how the world lives. Difficult to describe, but fun to try to wrap your head around them. (via my pal Avinash)

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The New York Times takes a look at why haunted houses are such great fodder for horror movies. (Note: this is why I rent. I mean, that and our lousy credit.)

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I am nearly over my cold, but still pouting at the fact that I missed out on meeting my new little nephew, and enjoying some nice California sunshine. So while I warm myself with a cup of tea and plan my next trip down the coast, you enjoy these links.

(I won’t need shorts in California in November, will I? I hate shorts.)

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I am ridiculously honored to be featured on Nylon Lifestyle this week. The format of the interview was incredibly fun, and I got to talk about Tina Fey, frosting, and Rand.

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Ick. My pal Philip actually found cupcakes that I won’t eat: they’re STD-inspired.

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Seattle, it seems, has finally figured out what month it is, and the sunny and peculiarly warm days that characterized the fall thus far are now over. They’ve been replaced by cool winds grey skies, and foggy cityscapes. I am totally okay with this, however, since it means I can whip out my snuggie and eat pumpkin bread.

And for the record “whipping out my snuggie and eating pumpkin bread” is not a euphemism. No sir.

On that note, here’s The Week!

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I am honored and delighted to be featured on Hipmunk’s website. Sadly, they edited out the part where I referred to my local grocery store managers as “fascists.” But I guess I understand.

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Horsey Surprise might be my new favorite site.

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