Sunday, January 22, 2012

Web Time Wasters

How was your week, guys?  I (finally!) watched The Fantastic Mr. Fox, coached a  friend on launching his website and took myself on a mini-road trip to cure a bit of cabin fever.

Enough about me!  Links!

Tattoos based on children's books.

It's not too late for some beauty resolutions for 2012! (I'll be working on numbers 3 and 4)

You know what will make you happy on an overcast day in January?  A mixtape of awesome funk music.

This is a variation on my daily uniform.  (except I'm usually wearing Adidas shelltoes)

I love this house tour.  So colorful and joyful!

This poem is lovely.

I'm spending six weeks in Louisiana this winter and I'm just generally obsessed/intrigued by the deep south.  Even more so since reading about Edwin Edwards.
He might have been shady, but he was fun. Famously, when he beat Duke, one of his bumper stickers said, "Vote for the Crook: It's Important." He also authored the two greatest quotes in the history of American politics:
1. (On an opponent) "The only way I'm losing is if I get caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy."
2. (On David Duke) "We're both wizards in the sheets."

Things you need in order to stay happy.  Yup, true.

Hand-painted shoes?  Yes, please!

More about my never-ending obsession with Russia.  Photos inside weird Russian prisons.  (Why are there children there?  And why is there patterned wallpaper?)

The reality of traveling in Asia with a white baby.  (Or when you're blond.  Or tall.)

How to lead a creative life.

Why everyone else's Facebook photos of you are the worst.

I wrote about getting over post-trip blues on Boots N' All travel.

What to do if you drank too much to drink and flashed your bits around town.

This is a great read about changing your name when you get married.
My maiden name is far less common and I was somewhat conflicted about becoming a Smith for the simple reason that it's just so simple. The many incredible and strong women in my own family were not shy about letting me know they thought I should keep my own name.Their point was that it's an antiquated custom and that I am my own person and shouldn't change my name for anyone. I still chose to take the Smith amongst some very loud opposition.

I've been to NYC three times and never seen the Empire State building.  I actively chose not to visit The Acropolis.  So, I hate sightseeing, too.

I'll be making this satay tofu sandwich recipe every day for the next three months, thankyouverymuch.

What links did you love this week?


  1. Thanks so much for mentioning my post! Your blog is wonderful and I'm happy to find and follow it :)

  2. I love, love, LOVE these lists. Thank you for always including fantastic articles.

  3. Oh my goodness, I could not stop laughing at the Other People's Facebook Photos of You are the Worst!!

    And as for changing my last name after marriage, I have been thinking about that in the last year since the talk of marriage has come up, and I think I will take my husband's name for various reasons. One being, my parents are divorced and I feel equally involved in both their last names. What's in a name really? I'll be creating my own family. I want to have the same last name as my children and husband.