Friday, October 21, 2011

Best of the Week #36

I hope you’re ready - this Best of the Week is pretty epic. Get excited.

First of all, I had a great run this morning! So yet again, I’m uncharastically happy this fabulous Friday. (I don’t know how/why/when Best of the Week became a state-of-Mollie report, but apparently it is...)

Anywhoozle, I skipped Best of the Week last week (for a great guest post), so this list is 2 weeks of fun from the interwebs! Plus some unsolicited but greatly appreciated contributions from the Newbie.

My most popular post this week was Time Spent on Workouts.

I love this website - Bookshelf Porn. If you like books, or architecture, or beautiful pictures you’ll love it too.

Serious Eats tells us the Cheeses Everyone Should Know. Camenbert has always been my favorite cheese. Yum! 

Continuing in the food vein, from Shannon Eileen – 
“Have you heard of Gojee? Go there now and faint. When you wake up, type in what foods you're craving, any allergies or dislikes, and what's in your fridge. You'll be shown image after image of mouth watering recipes that work with your tastes and ingredients on hand. You can even link your grocery store rewards card to automatically integrate your new food purchases. Amazing, right?”
This is my worst nightmare: “SURFER STANDS ON GREAT WHITE SHARK INSTEAD OF BOARd.” Really, I don’t have nightmares very often, but when I do they involve sharks.
Niblack recalled feeling his longboard hit something as he surfed about 50 yards off the Oregon Coast. After that bump, he said he saw a dorsal fin in front of him, with his feet planted on 10 feet of shark back. As this was going on, he said the shark's tail thrashed back and forth."It was pretty terrifying just seeing the shape emerge out of nothing and just being under me," Niblack told the AP on Wednesday. "And the fin coming out of the water. It was just like the movies.
If you’ve ever done yoga, this CraigsList add is hilarious.
11:45a Register for hot yoga class. Infinite wisdom tells me to commit to 5 class package and purchase a yoga mat. I pay $89.74. Money well spent, I smugly confirm to myself.

11:55a Open door to yoga room. A gush of hot dry air rushes through and past me. It smells of breath, sweat and hot. Take spot on floor in back of room next to cute blonde. We will date.

11:57a I feel the need to be as near to naked as possible. This is a problem because of the hot blonde to my left and our pending courtship. She will not be pleased to learn that I need to lose 30 pounds before I propose to her.
Haiti Doesn't Need Your Yoga Mat - A visual history of the West's misguided attempts to send its hand-me-downs to the developing world.

I want this – yummm! It’s literally a cup of coffee cake

Have you heard of Reggie Watts? He’s a seriously funny improv musician in NYC – youcan watch his performance on Conan (right side of the website).

I am apparently the only person in the world without a smartphone. (It’s ok, I’m not upset about it.) But for my more technologically advanced friends, these 5 best time saving apps are supposed to be good.

Did I share this link already? Maybe I did...animal sounds around the world.

I can’t decide if this video is clever or just weird. It’s what English soundslike to non-English speakers

Some really cool images from early missions to Everest.

Speaking of mountains, I want to ski down a meringue frosted cupcake. (more)

Dag Hammarskjöld is my favorite Secretary General,  for reasons far too wonky even for this blog…email me if you want more details! He was recently recognized by the UN.
Mr. Hammarskjöld was guided by an inner voice “never to do what was expedient or popular [but] always to do what he believed was right,” said Mr. Ban, speaking at Mr. Hammarskjöld’s graveside in Uppsala, Sweden. “For that, he stands out among the leaders of the past century.”
A Tibetan rap about pastry and listening to your parents. Adorable and surprisingly catchy! (source)

We all know I have a soft spot for everything Niger, so clearly this caught my eye: Arid Niger desert is 'Noah's ark.'

This baking process video is weird but kinda cool.

Going viral: Feminist Ryan Gosling. Perfect.

And in case you’re interested – go here for a video of Ryan Gosling reading FuckYeahRyanGosling posts.

I am a huge Anthropologie fan, but fully recognize the ridiculousness of some of their clothes and housewares. So does the writer of this site, Anthroparodie.

Fully Furnished Bohemian Crack Den
curl up and let your problems and worries drift away
into a sea of sapphire rococo walls and plush iridescent bedding
this cozy and secluded retreat is injected with a soothing hash of azure patterns
perfectly tousled to enable your next fix of inspiration 

feed your addiction to opulence

$1738 / month

These state-shaped are cutting boards are pretty cool – Christmas is coming up, so start thinking presents!

This post looks like it’s about alcohol, but it’s actually about my second-favorite holiday: Marathon Monday! Aka the Boston Marathon.
But I found it hard to root for this Ryan or for the female version of him who threatened to win before falling apart at the very end when she remembered that she was not, in fact, from the part of Michigan that is in East Africa.
If you made it to the end of this post - congrats! And thank you for reading. Have a great weekend!