The Week: March 21, 2014

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Mar 21, 2014

It’s Friday! I have a crapload of things to do, and thanks to the success of yesterday’s post, I now have an inbox full of requests to guest blog (I CAN’T TELL WHO IS JOKING AND WHO ISN’T ANYMORE). While I try to tackle the insurmountable task that is my email, you enjoy these links.

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My friend Pam wrote a compelling, compassionate peace about when, as travelers, we should speak up, and when we should be quiet.

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It’s National Puppy Day! Time to consider adopting a shelter dog (be they puppies, or simply puppies at heart). Or, if unexpectedly bringing home a dog would cause your husband to lose his shit because “OMG WE ARE NEVER HOME AND WHO IS GOING TO WATCH IT AND YOU DON’T EVEN REALLY LIKE DOGS”, then why not make a donation to your local animal shelter?

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And here’s a little something for all you cat people out there. (via my buddy Geoff).

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A collection of brilliant, never-used headlines. My favorite? This one.

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How to wear out your toddler during a five-hour airport layover.

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Journalism nerds, weep. The AP is now accepting “over” as a synonym to “more than.” Why don’t we just BURN THE ENTIRE STYLEBOOK WHILE WE’RE AT IT?

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My buddy Zac has so many magical things hiding in the recesses of his blog.

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Photographer Jena Cumbo’s “We Met on the Internet” project features couples who – you guessed it – met online. A beautiful reminder that love is out there – sometimes you just need to search for it.

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What it’s like to bake like Wes Anderson.

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Some more Anderson love for your Friday: Check out the “Centered” compilation, which showcases the director’s attention to detail and composition.

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That’s it for me this week! See you all on Monday!

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