What a week! Check out my finds!
- What People Really Look Like at Portland Home Massage – This guy tells it like it is. People have cellulite and it’s beautiful.
- Yesterday they died worshiping the same God we worshiped while holding a latte in our right hand by Carlos Whittaker – A powerful six sentences + 2 pictures.
- The female holocaust at World Mag – “Indian parents killed an estimated 6 million girls in the last decade…”
- Questlove Has Been Profiled by Police 20-30 Times at ThinkProgress – One man’s experience with stop and frisk.
- Building Better Blocks – Blight Project at globalgiving – Bringing light and change to Detroit from the inside out.
- 3 Things I Wish I Knew Before We Got Married at Relevant – About love and marriage and living with other people well.
- How the Christian orphan care movement may be enabling child abandonment at Rage Against the Minivan – Sometimes well-meaning Christians may it really easy for people to give up their kids.
- Thoughts on Kindness: 40 Days of Grace at Five Kids Is A Lot of Kids – Be nice to people.
- East Meets West: An Infographic Portrait by Yang Liu at BSix12 – Easy to understand portrayal of cultural differences. I could’ve used this in my intercultural communications class! Are you more red or blue?
This summer I watched the first season of New Girl in one YouthWorks week (an impressive feat, trust me). Last week I watched the second season of New Girl in three days. Needless to say, I’m in love.
This week I finished watching Friends on Netflix. We only have five seasons on Netflix here in the Dominican Republic and I WANT MORE. But not really so badly that I will actually seek out more. The girls on Friends are too skinny and Rachel drives me nuts.
I started watching Sherlock. Hooray! I think this might fill a CSI-shaped hole in my life. Although NOBODY can replace Nick Stokes in my heart.
I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve watched this movie. It’s my comfort food in movie form. This week I had trouble sleeping and HP1 lulled me to sleep at 3:30am and midnight. I also watched it while I baked chocolate banana bread. So… three times in one week. Pretty average.
- The Rule of Three by Eric Walters – I’ve been reading this book for a while now. The plot summary sounded really interesting – “One shocking afternoon, computers around the globe shut down in a viral catastrophe… Soon—as resources dwindle, crises mount, and chaos descends—he will see his suburban neighborhood band together for protection.” But the book is boring and 400 pages long. I’m really just finishing up the last 50 pages out of curiosity. Maybe something interesting will happen.
- Moving Pictures by Rick Mereki – We live in a beautiful world!
- Tonight You Belong to Me (Cover) – Me and my 4 y.o. by Benjamin J. Ames – An adorable (albeit easily-distracted by fireworks) four year old and her papa singing Zooey Deschanel accompanied by a pink ukulele.
- Justin Timberlake Shows Us How Dumb We Sound When We Use Hashtags at Gizmodo – “Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon, comedy skit best friends and the human couple equivalent of a pair of colorful striped socks, teamed up yet again to shed light on a disease that’s been plaguing phone-connected humans for years now: the ridiculous overuse of hashtags.”
- Ylvis The Fox at The Ellen DeGeneres Show – Remember this video? Meet the guys behind it as they meet Ellen.
General Good Finds:
- “We gotta start teaching our daughters to be somebodies instead of somebody’s.” – Kifah Shah
- Dumbledore’s Phoenix zooms into his office with pressing news. Harry, unable to speak bird, asks the headmaster, “What does the Fawkes say?” (found on Tumblr)
- “Start telling the stories that only you can tell, because there’ll always be better writers than you and there’ll always be smarter writers than you. There will always be people who are much better at doing this or doing that — but you are the only you.” – Neil Gaiman
- Roadtrippers – This awesome website helps you “Discover your America” by recommending restaurants, lodging, shopping, scenic drivers, and many other points of interest along your desired route. So cool!
- And finally…