The week: January 18, 2013

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Jan 18, 2013

There’s a fog over my town. It’s been here for days. It hangs outside my window this evening, and will be there tomorrow when I wake up. Everything has been transformed by it. People vanish into and out of the mist; I don’t recognize my street, have trouble picking out the outline of my home.

It leaves me unsure of what to do. Should I go out and explore this strange new world at my doorstep? Or continue to enjoy the warmth of my home and the comfort of my pajamas and – oh, look! I still have some cookies left from that batch I baked the other night.

I guess we know how this will end. (Spoiler: I’m going to nibble on a biscuit or three. You enjoy these links.)

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If you haven’t seen Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s intro to the Golden Globes, watch it immediately. Trust me: you need more of them in your life.

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Ah, the waffleizer. Where different foods are placed in a waffle iron to determine, um, … if they’ll waffle, I guess. Because … Because AMERICA! Yeah.

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Before you see Lance Armstrong’s rumored confession to Oprah (she who absolves all sins), I recommend you read this piece from The New Yorker about what his motivations for coming clean might be.

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The folks at Bad Lip Reading take on the NFL. As someone who’s tried to figure out what Pete Carroll’s been saying all season, it’s incredibly gratifying.

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Two words: rainbow igloo.

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A reminder that, in the words of Charles Bukowski, if you want to create, you will.

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Sometimes brilliant, sometimes vulgar, occasionally infuriating, but consistently captivating: check out When In Doubt (Advice for Hazardous Living).

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This love letter is short, to the point, and oh-so-sweet – plus, it quotes The Hitchhiker’s Guide (as all good love letters should). I can’t remember the last time something so brief made me cry.

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Mashable compiles the 100 most beautiful songs (according to reddit). My take on it? Not enough female artists (whither the Regina Spektor?), far too much Aphex Twin, and just the right amount of Radiohead.

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I want these immediately: brown butter double fudge chocolate chip cookies. (Dear lord, just reading that is caloric.)

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Next week: more posts about Milwaukee (even though I’ll be on the road in -wait for it – SOUTH AFRICA. Yurp. My life is grand.)

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