The Week: April 29, 2011

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Apr 29, 2011

I am blogging. From my new office in our new place, and not, say, surreptitiously using Rand’s computer while he’s in the shower or at work or otherwise distracted (note: shiny things, scotch, and old NFL highlights from seasons past work well to draw away his attention). Now, this does not in any way mean we’ve moved in, but it means we’re getting there, which really, is all you can ask for after having been in a place a week (that, and knowing where your next clean pair of underwear is. And my friends, the answer to that is IN THE DRAWER. YES. WIN.)

So while we’re celebrating our home-organizational success over here, and the folks across the pond are celebrating the Queen’s birthday or whatever, I give you my first link round-up in absolutely ages. Enjoy.

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Congratulations are in order for my hubby and the rest of the crew at SEOmoz. They were ranked #6 on the list of Seattle Met Magazine’s Best Places to Work.

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Sorry, Kate and Will, but this is the most blissful union I can think of. But it still doesn’t explain why I can’t feed the little guy after midnight.

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In theory, this is awesome. I, however, having seen Jaws at a young age, know exactly what a Great White Shark can do to those glass aquarium walls, and am appropriately terrified.

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I avoid magnifying mirrors for the same reason.

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On a much more serious note, Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei (I’ve blogged about him – and his exhibit at the Tate Modern – here) has “disappeared”. Sign the petition to help free him now.

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An infographic of the world’s resources by country (and a little more light shed on to why corn is in EVERYTHING).

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The best response to the birther debate that I’ve seen yet.

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It’s crap like this that will forever make Mark Twain my dream travel companion.

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I’m heading to NYC in a couple of weeks, and I sincerely hope to see one of the Notes from Chris posted on a telephone pole. And yes, I will wait until 4pm in hopes that he will show up.

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Yes – I am posting something travel-related in my round-up (I know. I’m shocked, too). But, frankly, Lonely Planet’s list of 20 free places to visit in London is an awesome one (and they include my personal white whale, the National Maritime Museum).

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Awwww. The weirdest and most-adorable pro-adoption comic I’ve seen.

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And, in case this post wasn’t enough of a mental sorbet, why not visit Do Nothing for 2 Minutes? It’s … well, it’s pretty self-explanatory.

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Alright, kids, that’s it for me this week – expect regular postings to resume very, very soon. I’m running out of excuses and things to unpack.

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