The Week: June 3, 2011

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Jun 3, 2011

Is it possible to have senioritis if you are not a senior? If you, say, aren’t even in school? Or, hell, are unemployed? Can you claim that you’ve got a case of the devil-may-care let’s-party-all-the-time affliction that hits soon-to-be-graduates when you live a life of leisure? Huh? Can you?

No. Obviously not. I mean, not without incurring the wrath of your readers, right? (Seriously, you over there. Put down that pear-shaped voo-doo doll. I know that’s for me).

But here’s the thing: I am feeling the lure of blissful laziness that taunts me every June. I want to lie in the sun (but I live in Seattle, so let’s go with “lie in the not rain”), drink a margarita, and just enjoy life. And while I ponder doing that on this lovely day, you ponder these links. And when you’re done with those, consider joining me for a margarita, okay? (And by margarita, I mean cupcake. I’m sure you understood that).

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An Egyptian blogger who normally wears a hajib writes about her experience venturing out without one. The most remarkable thing is how unremarkable she feels. (via the lovely @legalnomads, who I was fortunate enough to meet this week, albeit briefly).

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The good news? Uncle Scott is back from the dead. The bad news? This necessarily means he’s a zombie.

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Next time I’m forced to unceremoniously move houses (which I’m sure will happen again any day now), I’m calling this guy to pack all my stuff.

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You know what the internet was lacking? A tumblr blog consisting of photos of hot Victorian men. If you like mutton chops then … well … really? Mutton chops? (via the usually-not-grumpy @grumpypie, who friggin makes pie for a living. How cool is that?)

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Well, hey, at least he’s doing well.

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A word to the wise from Pam over at Nerd’s Eye View: write about travel because you want to write about travel. Not because you expect to get paid for it (because it’s excruciating).

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I am completely smitten with this Simpsons-inspired alphabet. If only they had included that idiot, Tibor. (via @BekkaPalmer, whose design blog is all kinds of fantastic.)

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Unintentionally sexual church signs (someone is soooo spending some time in purgatory for those).

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This story of two conjoined twins, connected at the brain, and the questions it brings up about identity, and the mind-body connection, is absolutely amazing.

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Why does English suck? Because this list of homonyms and homophones can make even a native speaker shudder.

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Quite possibly the best Twitter novelty account in ages: check out the tweets from a guy who’s perpetually about to die.

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