Web Time Wasters

 

You can see more of my Alaska photos on Instagram

As you guys read this I’m Alaska!  In winter!  I’m living in my silk long underwear and Sorels and hunting for the northern lights. I’ve been having heaps of fun – watching hockey games, witnessing a fur auction (!), checking out sled dogs, drinking Manhattans in vinyl-boothed bars, and getting a backstage tour at the Sealife Center.

 

But enough about me!  Links for you!

Wow. Utah is ending homelessness by giving people homes.

I love following Instagram accounts of people living in other countries.  This Californian just moved to Bahrain and her photos are amazing!

This is fascinating!  Parisian flat containing €2.1 million painting lay untouched for 70 years

Entering the untouched, cobweb-filled flat in Paris’ 9th arrondissement, one expert said it was like stumbling into the castle of Sleeping Beauty, where time had stood still since 1900.
“There was a smell of old dust,” said Olivier Choppin-Janvry, who made the discovery. Walking under high wooden ceilings, past an old wood stove and stone sink in the kitchen, he spotted a stuffed ostrich and a Mickey Mouse toy dating from before the war, as well as an exquisite dressing table.Whoever is writing the tweets for Digiorno Pizza – well done.

Things to eat/bake/cook: polenta with winter salad and poached egg, super quick healing miso noodle soup, crispy quinoa and mole sweet potato tacos.

Ahhhhh!  This is my dream house!  Spare! Colorful! Sort of weird! In Scandinavia!

Well, isn’t this clever. DIY custom masking tape address labels.

Let’s talk about this: The Myth of the Fag Hag and Dirty Secrets of the Gay Male Subculture

It’s a dirty secret of a subculture of the gay male world about women: That they’re essentially unwelcome, unless they come to us as a Real Housewife, a pop diva, or an Tony award winner–or an unassuming fag hag. To anyone just coming out of the closet and hoping to get his bearings in the gay male community, the attitude towards women is simple: They are just objects whose function is to serve gay men. Maybe it happens when gay men get too comfortable in newly-discovered safe spaces–where they get to call the shots as their proudly out new selves. Or maybe it happens through cultural conditioning. Whatever the cause is, it becomes clear: If there isn’t any kind of transactional exchange happening, then women lose their value in gay male subcultures.
I didn’t know I loved Lauren Conrad until now.A beautiful rug that’s out of my price range.

Such a pretty dress!

In case you haven’t cried yet today: kids reading to shelter cats, dog rescued from a kill shelter goes on to compete at Westminster.

Some very good advice: What I wish I’d known when starting my business.

This essay about growing up as a first generation American is amazing.

In public, I became the mom — checking out our library books, enunciating English words for her at Kroger’s, translating Mapquest directions so she’d swerve left onto Newport Road. I was the one who taught my mom how to make macaroni and cheese. I told her what to write to my teachers when I was sick and couldn’t come to class. 

Cheapie makeup things that actually work (and I swear by NYX eyeliner in gold/black which is $6 at Target!)

Is this sexy or ridiculous?

T-mobile is my cell phone provider and I’m very happy with them. And I like them even more after I read this press release.

Hope you had a great weekend, guys!

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