The Week: September 27, 2013

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Sep 26, 2013

I woke up in the middle of the night last night and tried to figure out where I was. After I’d finally concluded it wasn’t a hotel I recognized, I realized, somewhat alarmed, that I was home.

I didn’t recognize my own bedroom. Oy.

Needless to say, we’ve been traveling a lot lately, and it’s scrambled my brain a bit. I’m finally home for a week or two, and the mundane routine of the everyday – the one that eludes me when I’m on the road – now feels foreign and exciting and wonderful. I’m doing laundry and paying bills and tending to my neglected plants.

Let me tell you: having piles of fresh clothes and fridge full of groceries is positively delightful. While I go get a snack and change my socks (again! Even though the ones I’m wearing are clean! BECAUSE I CAN.) you enjoy these links.

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Jimmy Fallon engaged in a lip-sync contest with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Stephen Merchant. If you don’t already have a crush on one of those three men, you will after watching their performances.

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I am geeking out over the revelation that we are very likely not alone: New Scientist has created an interactive infographic which illustrates how many Earth-like planets are in the universe.

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James Franco’s novel, Actors Anonymous, comes out next month. The New Republic has done the heavy lifting for us, and compiled the 10 most James Franco lines in it.

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Emily Nussbaum’s analyses the complex brilliance of Key and Peele.

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True facts about the sea pig!

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A huge comparison chart of sci-fi starships from Star Trek, Star Wars, Robotech, and more. If you are a huge nerd, like me, you will focus on the omissions (FIREFLY IS NOT A SCI-FI FOOTNOTE, PEOPLE. IT IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE CANON).

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Jordan Matter, the photographer behind the Dancers Among Us series, just unveiled his most recent project, which is every bit as delightful: Athletes Among Us.

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My friend Deanna shares a story about her toddler, who is far wiser than I will ever be.

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Apparently some folks think women in relationship need to be … um, trained? Jezebel skewers the stupidity.

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Someone created an online sentence generator specifically designed to irk the NSA.

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The French village of Haroué has a population of less than 500 …. but it still has its own princess.

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See you all on Monday, where I will once again be blogging FROM HOME, while simultaneously rolling around in a pile of clean laundry.

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