- Uber’s Phantom Cabs. I wondered about this, when I used Uber for the first time. It showed a lot of cars near me in Round Rock, which didn’t seem right.
- Scientists have synthesized a new compound that ‘mimics’ exercise. Sign me up.
- 7 Muslim-American Actors on Hollywood’s Terrorist Typecasting.
- What’s In A Namaste? Depends If You Live In India Or The U.S.
- One City Tried Something Radical to Stop Gun Violence: Paying the Most Likely Offenders to Stay Out of Trouble. This Report Suggests It’s Working.
- What justice for Cecil the Lion would actually look like. “When we all rush in to try to take the place of a system that’s failed, we’re all acting according to our individual senses of what’s fair and right, and we produce results that seem just as arbitrary.”
- The restaurant that banned kids under 7 just did its best weekend’s trade in 14 years. Interesting…
- Why Men and Women Battle Over the Office Thermostat. Not limited to the office, FYI.
- Which of the 11 American nations do you live in? Austin doesn’t really match any of these, so… ?
- But Did You Read the Book? Author John Green with a great post defending actress Cara Delevingne and her refusal to put up with bullshit press junket questions.
Things of Note:
It’s less than 7 weeks til the wedding, which basically means my brain wants to collapse into mush. But it’s not allowed, because August is the Month of Final Coordinating Meetings with pretty much every possible vendor. Ok, not every vendor. But just next week, I have 3 wedding-related appointments/meetings. And then my bridal shower that weekend (woo!), so it’s not all bad. It just feels like a lot. Because it is a lot. Mush-brain me is afraid she’s going to forget something. Also, summer is my slow time for business and this is also the month where a lot of the final wedding bills come due and let’s just say that’s a bit of a source of stress. I need a massage, but that costs money, too. Ha! I am still super excited and happy to be marrying Ian, but I’m also starting to understand what people mean when they say they were glad when the wedding was over.
Ok, enough whining. What’s new in your world?