The Week: June 22, 2012

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Jun 22, 2012

Rand and I just got back home to Seattle, precisely in time to enjoy the longest day of the year – which was not sunny. Instead, it’s cold and rainy and miserable here. So much so that Rand and I have renamed the month “June-uary.”

Happy June-uary, folks. Enjoy these links. I’m going to turn up the heat and possibly grab a blanket.

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Twitter was down for a few hours yesterday, forcing my husband and I to talk to one another. Scary stuff, I know. Fortunately, the folks at MediaBistro compiled a list of 25 things to do next time Twitter goes down.

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I actually can’t believe this isn’t an Onion headline: Wisconsin Housewife Reportedly Attacks Husband for Reading The Onion.

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But this IS from the Onion, and it’s delightful: Frustrated Bob Ley Tasked With Explaining Concept of Europe to ESPN Viewers.

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I might be surrounded by cold, but Arthur Miller’s memories of summers in New York during the 1920s make me feel toasty and warm.

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My friend Eric was recently published in The Atlantic – his essay about Father’s Day is intense and beautiful.

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A fascinating explanation of why scammers write such terrible emails.

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The truth about what happens to our clothes after we donate them to thrift stores.

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I’m totally against throwing away perfectly good cookies, but the vignette created with this Cookie Monster trash can almost makes it worth it.

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Mindy Kaling’s take on how women are portrayed in romantic comedies is hilarious – and entirely accurate.

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A possibly-tipsy Bill Murray gives a tour of the Moonrise Kingdom set. It is delightful. Watch it.

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That’s it for me this week, folks. Sorry for the shorter blog posts. A lot has been going on in our world. I’ll tell you all about it soon.

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