The Week: October 12, 2012

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Oct 12, 2012

Seattle, it seems, has finally figured out what month it is, and the sunny and peculiarly warm days that characterized the fall thus far are now over. They’ve been replaced by cool winds grey skies, and foggy cityscapes. I am totally okay with this, however, since it means I can whip out my snuggie and eat pumpkin bread.

And for the record “whipping out my snuggie and eating pumpkin bread” is not a euphemism. No sir.

On that note, here’s The Week!

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I am honored and delighted to be featured on Hipmunk’s website. Sadly, they edited out the part where I referred to my local grocery store managers as “fascists.” But I guess I understand.

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Horsey Surprise might be my new favorite site.

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Trapped in amber, a 100 million year old spider never actually gets to its last meal.

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Damn. This is just awful. How people make money off your mugshot and ruin your life forever.

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A morbid (yet fascinating) list of notable last words. I really got a kick out of Bob Hope’s – he went out with a gag. We should all hope to leave this world as gracefully as he did.

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A reader sent me this next link (thanks, Katherine!) because the guy in the article reminded her of Rand. And while I can ascertain that my husband doesn’t enjoy pumpkin flavored treats all that much, and that he does NOT turn into an asshole come wintertime, the plaid shirts and football watching are spot-on.

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I sincerely and honestly try not to get political on my blog (except when it comes to my dislike for cake pops. Those are ABOMINATIONS, and have no business having “cake” in their name) but this round up of Joe Biden’s hand gestures from last night’s debate cracked me up good.

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Because I insist on laughing at both political parties in equal amounts, I also recommend you check out the TIME magazine photoshoot of Paul Ryan working out.

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Ewwww … a giant mystery eyeball is found on a Florida beach.

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IKEA recently came under fire for editing women out of the Saudi version of their catalog. The act inspired this Tumblr, which edits women out of popular images and replaces them with IKEA furniture.

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If you haven’t seen the new Pixar short, Partysaurus Rex, I suggest you take five minutes to watch it. It’s fantastic – even though my type-A self had to watch it through my fingers.

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That’s it for me this week! I’ll be blogging from the road starting next Tuesday, when I head down to California to meet my new nephew (SQUEE!) and enjoy some family time. Suggestions for fun stuff to do in Santa Monica (that don’t require me wearing a bikini) are much appreciated.

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