The Week: Oct. 21, 2011

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Oct 21, 2011

It’s grey and dreary in Seattle – seems like the city finally figured out what season it is. I am dealing with this like any reasonable person would: I’ve turned the heat waaaay up, and I’m sitting in shorts and a tank top under a lamp, pretending I’m at the beach. It’s really a flawless plan, right up until this month’s electric bill arrives.

Sigh. While I deal with the changing seasons, you deal with these links. They’re more fun than a sunless October day. I promise.

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This flow chart accurately traces my thought-processes when determining whether or not I can have a cookie. Or a cupcake. Or … any baked good, really.

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The new iPhones are out, and along with them comes Siri – a voice-activated personal assistant designed to answer all your questions. Naturally, things have gotten a little bit dirty.

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I noticed the similarity in names a while ago, so when someone finally made a “Keeping Up With the Cardassians” t-shirt, I was positively giddy. (link via @DeannaNMc)

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This hits a little bit too on the nose. Especially after the time my husband made our friends watch Old Gregg.

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And speaking of noses, I present TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA NOSES. (Thank you to my amazing husband for that amazing link.)

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Fun fact: in places outside of the United States, doggie bags aren’t as common or socially acceptable. Check out what some folks in the U.K. think of hauling away their restaurant leftovers.

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Not only am I digging Oyster’s coverage of historical hotels, I love the fact that most of them look exactly as they did decades ago.

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Pretty sure I need one of these beard hats. No, scratch that. I need a baby ocelot. NO WAIT, I WANT BOTH. RAND, GET ME BOTH.

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The impractically fabulous travel habits of Anna Wintour.

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Travel blogger Mike Sowden’s failed attempt at making an English breakfast is both cringe-worthy and hilarious.

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Dork that I am, I find artist Nicole Martinez’s nerdy homages to love to be perfectly delightful.

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Aaaand that’s it for me this week. Next week: more Peru, Machu Picchu, and llamas (llots of ’em).

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