The Week: February 8, 2013

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Feb 8, 2013

I’m sorry that the blog has been so thin after the last few weeks. South Africa was amazing and all-engrossing, and took me away from my email and the site for quite a while. And even though we got back on Monday (at least, I think it was Monday. Who knows, really), I’m still not quite over my jet-lag. Last night, I slept for 10 whole hours, starting at 9pm.

So now that I finally feel somewhat awake, I realize that I have loads to do. Loads of email. Loads of household chores. Loads of laundry (that one works on two levels!)

I’m off to tend to all those things I neglected while chasing after zebras. While I do that, you enjoy these links.

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Whoa. By juxtaposing different images of faces together, we can make them appear distorted and grotesque. Check out what it does to celebrities’ faces, and shudder at the thought of how we mere mortals would look.

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This one just hurts my brain: Flight attendants question a man because they think his t-shirt alludes to a potential terrorist threat. Because … it features a quote from The Princess Bride.

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My friend Philip put it best: In my most private dreams, I am invited to this party. #starwars

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This map of the U.S. High Speed Rail System is a total pipe dream. But it doesn’t have to be.

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In absolute spite of myself, I just snorted my way through this list of theย 32 Greatest Things to Have Ever Happened on Tumblr.

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It’s … it’s … IT’S A PAN-SIZE COOKIE COOKED IN A CAST IRON SKILLET. (Promptly faints.)

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This video, of a driver attempting a U-turn on a narrow street in Naples, will make you cringe, and giggle, and cheer. So, basically, it’s just like driving in Italy.

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Expedia’s new print campaign is brilliant – it features those three-letter airport codes configured into fun, travel-related messages.

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A Pixar animator did sketches of the 2012 NFL season. They are unspeakably fantabulous.

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This Kodak test footage from 1922 is some of the earliest color video ever recorded. It’s positively haunting and delightful and at times – like when a red-lipped blond pouts for the camera – feels surprisingly modern.

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My friends Carlos and Rose are embarking on a country-wide journey to learn more about love. Personally, I can’t think of a better reason to travel, ever.

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Alright, folks – I’ll be back next week, wide awake, and with loads to share. See you then!

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  • Johnny

    I totally agree as to how hard it is to go back to “reality” after a long, good, relaxing vacation. I hope you did not go panicky with the tons of emails though.

    On a different note, that giant cookie looks nice! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kayla

    Have to been to Bluwater Bistro in Green Lake? Their “Tollhouse Magic” is a cookie, baked fresh in it’s own mini cast iron skillet, served with ice cream. Best. Cookie. Ever. I like to go down during Happy Hour and try to snag a seat by the fireplace, it’s pretty amazing.

  • Welcome back and good luck with all your household chores ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Chantel C-Mac

    Welcome back ๐Ÿ™‚

    I was horrified when I read the Princess Bride story a few days ago. After brandishing my best imaginary sword and quoting it to my friends, they unfortunately did not have any clue what I was talking about. How am I friends with people who don’t know The Princess Bride? How does one explain The Princess Bride?

    • Everywhereist

      I can’t believe there are adults out there who’ve never seen it. It’s … mind-boggling. Seriously.

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