The Week: Jan. 7, 2011

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Jan 7, 2011

Folks, I am still trying to shake a wicked cold that has been with me for pretty much the entirety of 2011. For those who may have contracted this heinous, heinous illness from me, I am sincerely sorry. Rand told me that once you start feeling symptoms, you are no longer contagious. I have no idea if that is true or not.

Nevertheless, this cold has slowed me down, and the blog’s been suffering, and I’m sincerely sorry. My attention span lasts about two minutes before I … HEY ARE THOSE COOKIES?

Wait, what? Anyway, check out the things that amused me during my convalescence:

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The Seahawks are the only team with a losing record to ever make the playoffs. So a little ridicule is in order, right?

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Somewhere, a geek is cringing. Oh, wait – it’s me. (via reddit)

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Want to know why the blog’s been so lack-luster? It’s in part due to this: Cats that look like Orson Welles. Yeah. So that’s what I spent the week putting together, in-between hacking my lungs out … Enjoy. (Oh, and I’ve been updating Copywronged, too.)

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You may have already seen this video of a father and daughter covering “Home” by the Magnetic Zeros. If you haven’t, be warned: it will make your uterus hurt. Or whatever the male equivalent of that is.

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I was going to say, “Well, it could be worse!” But really,  I don’t think it could be. At least he’s probably not in a hurry.

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As someone who is continually amazed that parking garages don’t automatically collapse (seriously – how can a roof be made of CEMENT AND HOLD THE WEIGHT OF LOTS OF CARS? IT MAKES NO SENSE), this project by Civil Engineering student Mitch Fincher had me totally fascinated. Clearly, his pennies must be magical.

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My family is so full of British ex-pats, that tea-drinking is constant – and proper tea preparation is a hotly debated topic. Hopefully George Orwell’s advice on how to make a proper cup of tea will help to settle some feuds (or may ignite a few fires).

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It took me a second. And then I couldn’t stop laughing.

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These new-fangled bar soap dispensers are brilliant. Though if I had one, I’d fill it with cheese. What? I get hungry in the shower.

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This reminds me of something someone said at our wedding. I’m not saying any more than that.

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If you have a few hours to waste, check out One Sentence, where users submit true stories that are one-sentence long. It’s highly addictive. And yeah, reading a few stories only takes a matter of seconds – but believe me, you can’t stop at just a dozen.  

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And, that’s it for me, folks. I’m off to make myself another cup of tea (and I may or may not heed Orwell’s advice) and then sit around and see what else the internet has to offer. I’ll be back next week, hopefully feeling 100% and ready to talk about the excitement that is 2011.

Have a great weekend, and (sigh) GO SEAHAWKS!

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