The Week: August 17, 2012

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Aug 17, 2012

Remember how a few weeks ago, I was upset about how cold it was in Seattle? Well, I’ve been eating those words. (Metaphorically, I mean. Technically, the only thing I’ve been eating this morning is cereal.) It is HOT in my city. Perhaps not as bad as say, Wichita in the summer, but still pretty darn hot, especially for Seattle. I’m coping by dropping ice down my shirt and complaining about the heat. The latter of which I’ve heard burns calories.

If that were true, I would be waaaay skinnier than I am.

Also, I could really go for a popsicle. I’m going to go hunt one down. You enjoy these links.

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Speaking of popsicles, this writer’s tale of how a frozen confection ended up costing him $2000, and his struggle to cope with that financial loss reminded me a lot of the experience Rand and I had with the Dick Move Inn.

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It might be the ginormous mosquito bite on my leg talking (my apologies for that visual), but I really want one of these bug-bite relieving thinga-majigs.

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United Airlines loses a little girl, and doesn’t really seem to care one lick about it.

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Oh, damn. This is brilliant, and I think the last one might have to be my favorite: the 25 Most Absurd Moments of the Olympic Closing Ceremonies.

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Regardless of what you think of his politics, the consensus is in on Paul Ryan: at 6’2″ and just 163 lbs, the Republican vice-presidential candidate is apparently ripped.

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A fascinating look at President LBJ and his rumored antics.

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This week, in honor of what would have been Julia Child’s 100th birthday (she died back in 2004), The New York Times asked home cooks which of her recipes they still make regularly. For me, it’s her gougeres.

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This video will warm your heart in like, a ZILLION different ways: three bear cubs get stuck in a dumpster.

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This is my new to-do list. Or maybe I should describe it as my new to-eat list: Top Chefs Choose 101 Best Places to Eat on the Planet.

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Norah Vincent spent a year and a half disguised as a man. She shares what she learned about men – and women – during that time.

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That’s it for me this week, folks. Enjoy the weekend, and stay cool.

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