Friday, January 13, 2012

Best of the Week #43

Last night LLC and I had a movie date planned, but by the time she arrived at Metro Center we had a half-hour before showtime and thus no time for dinner.
We solved our problems 24-year-old style…i.e. went to FroZenYo and planned to get popcorn at the theater. The froyo was delicious (dulce de leche ftw!), but unfortunately the theater was full. Womp womp, no depressing and violent Thursday night entertainment for us. So I went home and watched The King’s Speech – I love how many corgis are in that movie!

For the first Best of the Week of 2012, my most popular post was S’mores Cookies, closely followed by Costa Rica Vacation (my tan is still present but fading fast).

Ender’s Game is finally becoming a movie – my excitement is only rivaled by my Hunger Games movie anticipation! (more info)

This is video is cute and will probably make you smile.

This is the second video in Mama Hope's ( Stop the Pity. Unlock the Potential Campaign. At Mama Hope, we believe that the essential first step in changing the world is telling the story of connection instead of contrast and potential instead of poverty. People everywhere have talent and capacity, and people everywhere share a desire to be able to use those gifts to improve their lives and the lives of the people they care about. To learn more about the projects we undertake to unlock this potential and get involved, visit us at ‪

Best headline EVER: "Kings’ Dustin Penner injures himself while eating a stack of delicious pancake"(source)

Back in November 2009, I read Amy Tan’s Saving Fish From Drowning, which was partially about the Karen people of Myanmar/Burma. And then this week, the Monitor posted “Who are the Karen people?
Following persecution in Myanmar, close to 140,000 predominately Karen refugees have fled to rudimentary camps in Thailand across the border. Still, they've had some of the largest number of fighters among the ethnic groups fighting for self rule in Myanmar.

Hip Hop Dressage. Yup. “It just doesn’t get any better than that.” (Though I have from a reliable source that the music was edited in because lyrics are permitted in musical freestyle dressage.)

National Parks are free this weekend for MLK Day – that’s fun!

This is embarrassingly relevant to my life:

Fun Fact: Namibia is roughly twice the size of the state of California and actually has a similar landscape. It's the second least populated country behind Mongolia… (via a food blog actually!)

A little McSweeney’s to perk up your day: “Short Imagined Monologues: Mitt Romney’s Haircut Will Not Be Denied.”
I know some folks derive a kind of sick enjoyment from the quadrennial pageant of televised intelligence-abatement that is the United States presidential election, but it’s time to stop the charade. There is no primary. There is no general. There is only this: I am Mitt Romney’s haircut. This is my year, and I will not be denied. (read it all)
An interesting article about women in business from the Washington Post: “For women in business, the squeaky wheel doesn’t get the grease.”
Our findings run counter to media coverage of the so-called phenomenon that “women don’t ask.” Instead the problem may be, as some other research has shown, that people routinely take a tougher stance against women in negotiations than they take against men…If women are asking, but are still not advancing as quickly, maybe we need to frame things differently. Perhaps it’s not that women don’t ask—but that men don’t have to.
For my “Parks and Recreation” fan friends: "23 Pictures Of Ben Schwartz And Aziz Ansari Partying" And look to the bottom of the post for a "special bonus"!

I want this keyboard. I think it would make my work day so much happier.

And with that I bid you good-weekend! Jess is visiting from Boston and we have EPIC plans...mostly involving the Masa 14 brunch. YAY!