The Week: November 4, 2011

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Nov 4, 2011

I’m in Idaho right now, after spending a whopping 36 hours in Seattle. When we got home, Rand looked around and said, “This hotel … looks vaguely familiar.”

I suppose we should be stressed from all the non-stop travel, but at the moment, we’re not. Rand is outside playing football. I’m listening to Johnny Cash and blogging, while a precocious four-year-old keeps me company as she plays on an iPad. Things are ridiculously simple and wonderful.

I’m sure, in a matter of hours or days, they won’t be. Things will be stressful and crazy once again. But right now, I’m just enjoying things. In hopes that you, too, will find some peace, here are some links. Enjoy.

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As much as I hate to disagree with Indiana Jones, sometimes things don’t belong in museums. This informational sign for the World Trade Center made a more powerful statement where it was.

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Though these spoof signs in the U.K. came out ages ago, I still got a huge kick out of them (and looked in vain for a couple when I was in London last week).

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Demolition began on Seattle’s viaduct a few weeks ago – and it was somewhat sad to say goodbye to the raised highway that I’ve traveled on since my childhood. Though the road has long been considered an eyesore, the photos of the demolition are rather beautiful.

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By his own admission, George Lucas took inspiration for Princess Leia’s cinnamon bun hairstyle from “turn of the century Mexico”. Try looking at this photo of a Hopi Indian woman from a hundred years ago without humming the Star Wars theme.

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I knew it. Cupcakes are, apparently, as addictive as cocaine.

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Totally digging Saveur‘s collection of recipes in comic form.

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I promise to post more extensively about how we celebrated Halloween in New York, but here’s a sneak peek.

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I am absolutely dying over here: Plasticine Tatooine (for my fellow Americans, plasticine = modeling clay.)

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Peter Corbitt lists 29 reasons why you shouldn’t date a tech entrepreneur. And here’s my one reason why you should.

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Photographer Natalie Abbassi’s self-portraits explore her identity as an Iranian-American – the results are as fascinating as they are lovely.

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That’s it for this week, folks. I’m home next week, so expect posts to be up regularly (unless I get distracted by something … oooh, cupcakes!)

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