The Week: May 4, 2012

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May 4, 2012

Damn. What a week.

On Tuesday, Rand announced some rather big news (and yes, I am stupid proud of him and all the wonder people he works with. Congrats!).

And then we spent two days in Vegas (just to make sure Rand’s head was completely spinning). And now? Home. Home for a blissful five days. I’ve loads of things to do, from blogging to laundry to more blogging (and more laundry). You enjoy these links, while I pray that my hubby has time to catch his breath and reflect on the awesomeness of life.

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My friend Angela sent me this Ultimate Guide to Writing Better Than You Already Do. Not sure how practical the advice is, but, damn, it made me laugh. 

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Seattlites: there will be a Hunger Games-style event at Volunteer Park this Saturday. A bunch of hipsters in shorts and Converse shoes will be running around, trying to steal one another’s flags. And I would totally be there if I 1.) wasn’t terrified of hipsters and 2.) didn’t have a previous engagement. (TEAM PEETA 4-EVA.)

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Um … awkward.

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New York Jets pass rusher Trevor Pryce is comfortably retired. And so damn bored. His essay in the NYT is a delightful confession from a man who has it all and wants just a little bit more.

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In infinitely sadder news, Adam Yauch (better known as MCA) of The Beastie Boys had died. RIP, Adam. And thanks for teaching the world that skinny Jewish boys can rap.

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The fascinating tale of Daniel Suelo: a man who, for the last decade, has lived without money.

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And of a similar vein: Photographer Eric Valli spent several years in the company of folks who “lived off the grid.” The images he’s taken of them – and their lives – are beautiful and haunting.

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It’s Star Wars Day! May the Fourth be with you.

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Courtney Love talks about her eating habits in this somewhat sad, if infinitely quotable, interview.

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Sherlock comes back this Sunday (yes, I am excited. No, I cannot wait.) In honor of the season 2 premiere, Slate asks an interesting question: What was crime-fighting like in London back in Holmes’ day?

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The frustrations of living in a city, distilled.

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Phew. Have an amazing weekend, folks.

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