The week in travel: July 30, 2010

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Jul 30, 2010

Everything has been a little off this week.

I suspect the full-moon was partially to blame. Or maybe it’s that summer just doesn’t seem to be coming to Seattle this year, and we’re a little upset about it. Or perhaps it’s that every single person I know (myself included) just hasn’t been getting enough sleep and is a little cranky. This would certainly explain the behavior of my friend’s two year-old-daughter, who I babysat this week. She alternated between laughing, crying, and running around like a child possessed for four hours.

I knew exactly how she felt.

Why are things so off? Why are we so cranky? And how is it that my links for the round-up reflect this, even though I didn’t mean for them to? It’s clearly a mystery. Read on, while I go get a snack.

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Only the dead have seen the end of war. Hee hee. I am clearly warped for finding that as funny as I do. (via reddit.com)

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More proof of my warped mind? I found this not only hilarious, but relatable. Stupid Florida school system.

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This, too, rung a bit familiar. Rand, thank you for putting up with all my crazy. You’re the best.

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When all else fails, take your angst out on major credit companies and junk mailers, using the convenient pre-paid envelopes they provide you.

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“Your Karma is Leaking.”

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A t-shirt inspired by the most common cause of death in the Oregon Trail video game? Yes, please.

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The Matador Network has a great photo essay on wreck diving in The Great Lakes. It’s haunting and fantastic. (via Candice Walsh).

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I’m evil and hate team sports. Consequently, I found this gif of the Raptors mascot falling flat on his face to be delightful.

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Artist Dalton Ghetti carves amazing sculptures into the graphite of pencils. It’s both random and delightfully weird.

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See you next week, folks. Hopefully by then the weirdness will have settled. But don’t count on it.

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