The Week in Travel: May 28, 2010

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May 28, 2010

The hubby and I are trying to find the humor in the fact that we’ve been at home for the last few weeks and the weather’s been uncharacteristically miserable the entire time.

I mean, that’s funny, right?

No. No, it’s not.

And it’s not the only thing that’s been dragging me down: NASA’s footage of the Gulf oil spill is haunting. I literally couldn’t look away.

This, too, is heartbreaking, but in the best possible way: see one little boy’s reaction when he discovers he’s going to Disneyland.

Also, I want to visit this place. And hang out with these guys.

This is equal parts tragic and … Well, it’s just tragic. On the plus side, my husband can no longer give me a hard time because I’m “too into American Idol.”

Oddee has a cool roll-up of hijacked billboards (check it out to see what I’m talking about). Speaking of hi-jacked, their site has way too many ads.

I don’t know why these exist, but I can’t look away. These are bad, right? I mean, they can’t be healthy. They just can’t.

Nomadic Matt is looking for a summer intern. I suspect you have to be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. I would apply, but I suspect I’d look like a 90210 cast member (i.e., a 30-year-old pretending to be a decade younger). Details on the internship here.

The folks at Anglotopia have released an e-book: 101 London Travel Tips. And trust me, if it’s your first time going, you really will want to keep your eyes on the pavement (Tip #85). But my personal favorite? Tip #26: Don’t mention the war. Sigh. If only Basil had listened.

Last night I had a dream in which I got a wedge of ham stuck in my hair. Which reminds me: Liz Lemon has ousted Carrie Bradshaw as our era’s new icon, and I couldn’t be happier. (via @DeannaNMc)

A biological expedition to a remote region of the Foja Mountains in New Guinea reveals a slew of new animals: from weird to adorable to a little bit spooky. (National Geographic)

And speaking of things weird, adorable, and spooky – my hubby’s colleagues at Distilled (hee hee hee – I keed, I keed. I love you guys!) just celebrated their fifth anniversary. No small feat considering the newness of their field of expertise: SEO consulting.

Oh, and in the most important news of the week, my cousin’s Seattle gelato shop opens on Saturday. If you are anywhere near their Ballard avenue location, I suggest you visit.

Phew. Okay – that was the week that was. Stay tuned next week for more guest blog posts, and maybe, just maybe, a giveaway. Yeah. I know. PURE AWESOMENESS.

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  • Jason

    Ok, seriously, my eyes welled up when I watched the little boy. God, I can’t wait to do something like that for my son.

  • Everywhereist

    I know – I got a little misty-eyed, too. I mean, the kid is so positive: first, he’s not upset that they can’t make his assembly. Then, his first reaction to finding out that they’re going to Disney is pure gratitude. It’s just so sweet.

  • All the rest of the Black Shadows look completely bummed, like they bought the wimpy hair gel instead of the Super Lift Paste Turbo Supreme that the guy in the middle got….

  • Everywhereist

    Mary-Alice – he is clearly the uber-hipster.

  • Glad I watched the oil-spill time lapse first, then watched the “going to Disneyland” video. Both made want to cry, but it was nice to see a little of the good in the world in that second one (even though dad’s camera work made me want to throw up).

  • Everywhereist

    Philip – there was another adorable video that I found on reddit – a police officer rescues a huge dog that is caught in a fence. The dog runs off, and the police officer looks around for it. He eventually find it – sitting in the front seat of his squad car. It’s adorable – but the camera work made me want to hurl.

  • You could apply but I suspect with ur husband being Rand there’s not much I could teach you he couldn’t…

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