This weekend, I'm looking forward to reading the wonderful book that Caroline sent me during the Blogger Book Swap, using the super cute bookmark that Kim sent over (thanks, Kim!!), and picking up my camera for what feels like the first time in ages. Throw in some movie watching with Ryan and a birthday party on Sunday, it's shaping up to be the perfect weekend!
It's been a while since my last links post, so I promise to make this one good! I usually email myself links or bookmark pages to a special folder throughout the week to make sure that I don't leave any goodies out, and on Wednesday night when I finally opened up my Google Reader after some serious time apart, I found myself emailing approximately 1 billion posts to myself to share with you here. By the time I got my Reader down to 100 unread items, I threw my hands in the air, declared, "I've won the internet!", and decided to pick up the rest next week. Or just mark everything else as "read" and hope the Blog Gods don't beat me up. Probably the former, though. So if any oldish posts pop in next week's This and That, there's your reason!
Let's get to it, yes?
+ I ate wayyyyy too much of this last night – and had the tummy ache to show for it – after being inspired by this post. Speaking of Lindsey, this has actually happened to me, except as an adult, and I was left dangling by the belt loop on the back of my shorts off of the top bunk of a bunk bed until I was rescued. Yup.
+ This Daily Dishonesty series is so freaking cool! My favorites are I'll be there in five minutes and These jeans will fit in a month.
+ "A 10 minute brand exercise for sharing yourself online." There's some very good stuff in here!
+ I might have gotten a little desperate this week trying to get "One Week" by Bareknaked Ladies out of my head. In case any of you are suffering from the same affliction, here you go. (Don't click that at work, there's sound.)
+ This is gross. I suspected that this was kind of a thing but dismissed it because it's so, so silly and dishonest to do.
+ As if I need another book to add to my reading list...but, this is officially on my list now!
+ These playing cards are beyond gorgeous and I want them!!
+ A short history of the bounding asterisk. I found this really interesting because I get a bit twitchy when people use Internet-isms at inappropriate times (although I'm definitely guilty of using the bounding asterisk right here on this blog even though I could fully avail myself of the italicize option). How we write is changing in interesting ways...
+ This is a long read, but a good one. "The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food", via the New York Times.
+ I actually don't think there's anything wrong with a woman saying, "I'm pretty." Full stop. I agree that women are largely aware of what we look like and where we stand on the Hot Meter – even if not always where we are on the Vicki Mendoza diagonal – and qualifying how you perceive your looks seems to me to be pandering.
+ One more from Jezebel, this is a rant that I've been meaning to go on for a while. CO-SIGNED.
+ THIS. Also, Lisa Lampanelli, you can sit right back down now, thanks.
+ I love Kallah's post on love languages and compromise.
+ Jennnnnnnnn, I love you. This trend is...weird, and it's not the actual Harlem Shake, but omg, this video makes me kind of love it!
+ "Why design matters".
+ This is old news, but The creator of the Etch-A-Sketch died! I was never very good at making anything recognizable with mine, but I loved it!
+ Betsey's words on living in harmony with your contradictions are wonderful. She's wonderful! If you're not currently following her blog, you need to fix that ASAP.
+ This makes me so, so sad. College is difficult enough without the pain of isolation and limited choices. Mental health issues should be a major priority and I'm actually kind of surprised at the lack of support this student has received.
+ To end on a happier note, there's this...
+ ...and this...
+ ...and this!
+ And finally, my favorite Instagram of the week! Via @schindewolf_.
Okay, my hands are tired of typing, so I'm sure you're tired of reading! Hope you enjoyed the links today and I hope you have a great weekend!!
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