Sunday, February 5, 2012

Web Time Wasters

How was your week, guys?
  I got my monthly tacky pedicure with the BFF, went out dancing for a friend's birthday and today I'm attending my first ever Superbowl party (!?)  I plan to bring a cheese tray, ignore the game and pay attention to the ads and the half-time show.  I'm sure the hosts with be SUPER GLAD they invited me.

Now!  Awesome links!

This house tour is gorgeous!  I can move in immediately.  Ahem.

Need a reading list this winter?  Check out the greatest books of all time, as voted on by 125 famous authors.

If you're giving your Special Someone a piece of jewelry for Valentine's Day, don't you think you should put it in this?

This interview is fascinating!  "I'm 22 years old, an escort, and my boyfriend has no idea"

I've spoken at lots of different universities about writing on the internet and why students need blogs.  In the event that you don't believe me, maybe you should read this.  (PS If you'd like me to speak at your school, drop me a line! sarah (at) yesandyes (dot) org)

Did you guys hear that Pfizer is recalling one million packets of birth control?  Make sure yours isn't affected!

One of the causes that really gets to me is education and rehabilitation in prisons.  This article looks at the day to day reality of incarceration. 
Mass incarceration on a scale almost unexampled in human history is a fundamental fact of our country today—perhaps the fundamental fact, as slavery was the fundamental fact of 1850. In truth, there are more black men in the grip of the criminal-justice system—in prison, on probation, or on parole—than were in slavery then. Over all, there are now more people under “correctional supervision” in America—more than six million—than were in the Gulag Archipelago under Stalin at its height. That city of the confined and the controlled, Lockuptown, is now the second largest in the United States.
Yum!  Winter budget meals

I will now proceed to sew pom pom trim on to every thing I own.  And this pom pom wedding is pretty cute, too.

Need a mix tape to remind you that this is going to be your year?  Here you are.

If I were earrings, I would be these.

Five people in my extended family work in public education.  Studio360 is 'rebranding' teaching.  Lovely!

Dear Gorman, I will take one of everything, please.

So let's talk about Lana Del Rey.  Do you love her?  Hate her?  Couldn't care less?
But when she irks people, it’s not because she’s being slick or cunning. Usually, it’s because she’s reaching for some glamorous mood, somewhere between modern pop and Peggy Lee, that she can’t entirely reach — and for some, that’s a sound as tooth-grindingly cringesome as an actor trying and failing to pull off an accent, or a stuntman almost making a jump.

Getting rid of things is, like, my second favorite hobby.  Here's a blog post about the day Allison threw away 100 things.  Could you do that?

If you're going to do/eat/buy something, you should make it count, right?

Four things to say to a friend after a bad break up.

Current obsessions: making my own garlic, anise edamame like I used to eat in Taiwan, road trip planning, reading essay anthologies like the dorky English major I am, everything ever written or performed by Two Door Cinema Club,


  1. great links this week!

  2. Road trips and pedicures are the best!

  3. Some very cool links! I LOVE Gorman. There are two within close range, and the outlet only a tram ride away. This is awesome, and dangerous.

  4. love the links!

    love the blog girl, so happy to have stumbled upon it. :)

    love, rach.