Friday, September 9, 2011

Best of the Week #32

Last night I dreamt that I had a mustache. And not just any mustache – a full-on 70s-style hippy-stache à la Frank Shorter when he won the Olympic Marathon in 1972. 

(Don’t go all Freudian on me…I was reading an article about Shorter in Runner’s World before going to sleep.) 

And what I love about dreams is how normal strange things seem. I wasn’t shocked to have a mustache, all I thought was, Oh, I didn’t realize I had this…I’d better stop making fun of mustaches because that would be pretty hypocritical.

Just thought I’d share that. ANYWAY…

My most popular post this week was Running v. Jogging. And my Lemon Layer Cake from last week was featured on Photograzing!

I’m a bit busy, so Best of the Week will be brief.

A gi-freaking-normous crocodile was caught in the Philippines. (Did you know that one time I rode a crocodile? Oh wait, probably not…I can’t believe I haven’t blogged about that yet!)

The musical Mamma Mia! was recently translated into Mandarin to be performed in China. Apparently they love it. According to LLC, how can anyone be unhappy when there is Abba in the world???
The reaction from the Chinese press and preview audiences has been glowing, and some have dressed in 1970s outfits to attend. “I was so excited I almost cried,” said one contributor to China’s version of Twitter. “My hands swelled up I clapped so hard. I just felt so happy.” 

I like this list – the 100 Most Beautiful Words in the English Language. My personal favorite is "murmur." "Petrichor" is also great, it means "the smell of earth after rain." Do you have a favorite word?

I wish my office looked like this. (source)

This video is 6x6’s favorite thing ever. It’s Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin playing piano and singing “Blueberry Hill.”

If I were more artistically talented and Photoshop-adept I would want to make recipe cards like this.

Finally, I went to a lecture last night about the 10-year anniversary of 9/11. I especially liked this quote from  Albert Eisenstein: “Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.”

Do with that what you will...and have a wonderful weekend!