The Week: February 15, 2013

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Feb 15, 2013

I’m sorry that blogging has not been regular. Life has been crazypants (I think that’s the technical word for it). I promise, things will normalize after next Wednesday.

Why Wednesday? Because that’s when I’m speaking at Ignite Seattle, and the crazy monkey on my back that keeps screeching and pulling my hair will finally be caged (or euthanized. Whatever).

If you are in town, please consider attending.

I’m off to go practice my talk. You enjoy these links.

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This might be the most meta Tumblr, ever: Pictures of Hipsters Taking Pictures of Food. Despite being guilty of this myself, I laughed.

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I might be a day late on this, but they’re still magical: Wes Anderson valentines.

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Congratulations are in order for my pal, Nomadic Matt, who just published his budget travel book. If you are looking for a great resource on how to see the world without going broke, check it out.

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I am absolutely delighted by these very specific rules from real libraries. Apparently the Yonkers Public Library won’t let you bring in balloons. There go my Saturday plans.

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A sea slug with a detachable penis? No … I … gah! TOO MANY JOKES. (Most of them involve former paramours.)

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You’ve probably seen this already, but it’s so lovely, I had to share it again: an adoptive mother does a newborn-style photoshoot with her 13-year-old son. It makes the brittle lump of coal that is my heart positively glow.

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I just stumbled across this subreddit, full of some amazing, old-timey photos. Prepare to waste your afternoon browsing through them.

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A little boy expresses his disappointment at the lack of princes on his Disney cruise. Proof that gender inequality goes both ways.

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And speaking of gender inequality, check out this shockingly chauvinistic commercial from 1961, featuring the Flintstones … smoking.

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This New Yorker article about the Pistorius tragedy is intense and haunting. The article blames guns, and while there’s truth to that, the problem of domestic violence (if, indeed, that’s what transpired) runs far deeper than that.

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That’s it for me this week. See you Monday!

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  • Alexandra Shiels

    Congrats on the speaking gig. I’d consider going if I lived in Seattle, but alas, I do not. The Wes Anderson Valentines made me smile but the real gold for me was the Arrested Development ones on the same site.

  • Delly

    Good luck with your talk – if you are half as poised and funny in your speaking as you are writing on your blog, you will be great.

  • Yesterday I was told I was very Asian because I take pictures of food, but hey it turns out that hipsters do it too! The masses are instagraming and facebooking food. It has become an international sensation!

  • Congrats with your talk! Please let us know how it went.

  • I’ll try to make it to the talk, I’ll be in Seattle on Wednesday. (Is that Feb 20 or 27th?)

  • I hope your speaking engagement at Ignite Seattle went well. I really enjoyed the nostalgia photos off the Reddit link. And awesome on your friend, Matt. I will be checking out his site shortly.

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