Tuesday Treasure Trove

Tuesday Treasure Trove


Things of Note:

I hope you got your fill of honeymoon recap pictures over the last two weeks, because tomorrow I have something even more awesome: wedding pictures! We finally got them back from our photographers, so I am going on a sharing frenzy. Stop by tomorrow if you want to see!

Other than that, just getting work stuff up and running and back to normal. I’ve got a couple of networking things this week, and a workshop. Then some fun plans for a friend’s birthday on Friday!

What are you up to this week?
 

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Honeymoon Recap: Art

Warning! Possibly NSFW, lots of artwork with classical nudes coming up. I am a designer, with a pretty good studio arts and art history background, so it’s no wonder I like to visit art museums. The surprise is that Ian, a very math-and-logic engineer type, LOVES art museums. So of course, on his first ever trip to Europe for our honeymoon, we had to fit in some of the art heavy hitters: the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, and the Louvre Museum in Paris. There of course is art everywhere over there, but here are some highlights. Again, lots of pictures, […]

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Book Review: Hunter

Hunter (Hunter #1) by Mercedes Lackey. Imagine if the separation between fiction and reality wavered, and terrible things from myth and legend and imagination suddenly came to life. This is the setup of the world of Hunter, which is our world several centuries in the future after just such an event occurs. Humans live behind their walls, constantly fighting off attacks from the creatures of the Otherworld. Joy is a Hunter, trained since childhood to fight these creatures. When she is summoned to join the ranks of the country’s best Hunters in the capital city, she quickly learns not all […]

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Tuesday Treasure Trove

Wil Wheaton is right: Stop expecting artists to work for free — or worse, for “exposure”. Bacon Causes Cancer? Sort of. Not Really. Ish. “Eating bacon is not as bad as smoking when it comes to cancer. Just no. The way WHO classifies cancer-causing substances, on the other hand? Maybe a little dangerous to your mental health.” This Man Failed A Paternity Test Due To His Vanished Twin’s DNA. Just so weird. You probably have herpes, but that’s really okay. “But the thing about HSV-1 and HSV-2 — the “bad” herpes — is that they’re very poorly understood by the […]

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Honeymoon Recap: Scenery

Ok, the scenery is by far the biggest category in my honeymoon photo recap series (if you missed Food, it’s here.). So I’m going to let the pictures do most of the talking. There are captions on each one if you mouse over, and clicking will open up a lightbox viewer. Have you ever been to Europe? What’s your favorite place?  

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Tuesday Treasure Trove

Photo series of the week: Auto Mechanics Hilariously Recreate Renaissance Paintings. Love it. Funny and sad because it’s true: Famous quotes, the way a woman would have to say them during a meeting. Feeling better about my adult coloring book: According To Psychologists, Coloring Is The Best Alternative To Meditation. Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors. Will We Recognize Alien Life When We See It? Haunted by hackers: A suburban family’s digital ghost story. This is terrible. Online Overload: Big Landlord Blocks Deliveries After Deluge of Boxes. I get their side of it, but I would […]

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Honeymoon Recap: Food

I wanted to share some honeymoon photos with you guys, but wasn’t sure how to go about it. We visited 5 different cities (Rome, Florence, Venice, Nice and Paris), and did day trips to half a dozen more, so breaking it up by place would mean a LOT of blog posts. We also took about 1500 pictures, so trying to do it in one post clearly wasn’t going to work. I finally settled on just sharing some highlights of our three favorite things: the food, the art, and the scenery. Today is the food. Apologies in advance if it makes […]

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