Friday, July 15, 2011

Best of the Week #28

Phew! What a week!

Sorry about the no-post Thursday, apparently that’s becoming a thing around here…and I even have a book all set to review: Tender is the Night = awesome! (More on that next week, I promise.)

“Why so crazy?” you may wonder? Well work has been a bit intense. And the GRE’s are impending. And I’m pooling with SpeedyKate. And I need to plan like woah because guess what? I’M GOING TO INDIA!!!

For 2 weeks in August, Sister2 (who is there studying abroad right now) and I are going to travel around India. Have you been? Any recommendations of things we must see and do?

But for now I’m in DC, doing my thing…a thing that includes Best of the Week because it’s Friday!

My most popular post this week was the Weekend Report: Chix Gets Married.

This video cracks me up. One of my housemates sent it around in response to dishes left in the sink. “You kill the joe you make some mo’!” Hahahahahah!

This story brought a whole new angle into the South Sudan independence discussion: Newest country boasts one of the world's greatest wildlife spectacles, but protection needed.”

"What Your Cube Says About You" from The Grindstone is pretty funny.

That said, some ladies have a tendency to make themselves too much at home in the cubicle. Your cubicle is indeed a personal sanctuary, but that doesn’t mean your coworkers won’t have a visceral reaction to generally unsanitary cubicle conditions…The same goes for open boxes of Chinese food or a sweaty t-shirt from your lunch hour run hanging off the back of your chair.

I wouldn’t go so far to say that my desk is unsanitary…but the running shirt drying is definitely a thing I’ve done before and will shamelessly do again.

An outdoor library sounds so nice! But what happens when it rains?
“A Tel Aviv community group set up a library in a park shunned by many Tel Aviv residents, hoping to provide a refuge for struggling migrant workers and refugees.

Runners World Daily posted a rather hilarious “Formula for Losing Fitness.” 

[NR + (B - SS) x CF] = %FL 

Where NR = Number of Days Without a Run; B = Average Number of Beers Drunk on Each of Those Days; SS = Average Number of Hours Sightseeing on Each of Those Days; CF = Number of Visits to The Cheesecake Factory; and%FL = Percentage Fitness Loss.

Might come in handy if you are going on vacation this summer…”I could actually hear myself getting fatter.” 

Umm awesome? Broccoli House. (source)

Also in Sudan news -  amazing t-shirt, right? (source)

A brief post from Blattman about how the “Like” button is taking us towards a 1984-ish state. (Read here.)

Theme parks in Africa? Why not! (source)
However discouraging West Africa’s economics are, its demographics make it ripe for a theme park bonanza. Half the continent is under 20. By 2050, one in every fifth person on the planet will be a sub-Saharan African, according to the United Nations. Hundreds of millions of those will be teenagers with no place to go on a date.

Until last night I was the only person on the planet who hadn’t seen the first part of the last Harry Potter Movie (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1). And now that I’m all caught up, my ticket is purchased, I’ll be seeing Part 2 tomorrow!

Have a great weekend!