Link love

My day started off pretty lazy — most of it has to do with the fact that I have no desire to do the dishes that have been multiplying in the sink. I want to do some baking though, so they’ll have to get done sooner rather than later. I’m pretending to work by cleaning out my Twitter favourites — the list is getting out of control again, and so I can pretend it is an urgent task, while really it’s just enjoyable that I have time to peruse articles I don’t have time for otherwise.

And by the way, the title of this post comes from a blog of a person I follow on Twitter — as far as I can tell, he’s an Irish linguist with some interesting ideas, and he’ll occasionally do link roundups on his blog under the same name.

  • I love being around interesting people, because they make me realize how much I don’t know. They’re intimidating in the best way, because then I’m motivated to learn more. Going to a TED talk has been high on my list of things to do, and while I expected something else of this behind-the-scenes look, it’s still TED, so I won’t complain.
  • There’s a blog post about this rattling around in my brain, that we are what we eat — a realization that is cyclical to me, when I start to eat too much of one thing or another, and my body revolts, either in hives and allergic reactions, or feeling sluggish and ill. I completely agree, vegetarianism isn’t always healthier, you do have to make almost more of an effort to make it work.
  • Sometimes, I watch things (like the remake of King Kong in ’05/’06 for example) and I’m not paying attention at all to the message or story, but rather, “How did they do that?” Ignore the fact that this is a commercial and just enjoy the artistry.
  • “…go for a walk only in really pleasant company.” (Albert Einstein) I want this book in hardcopy to pore over.
  • I love typography, especially creating hand-drawn typography. 
  • Love this picture.
  • Made up of three questions and three photos, these 13 small packages of members of 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland before they were sent to Afghanistan, after three months’ service, and days after they returned home is very interesting. As I flipped through, I stopped reading the quotes and just started looking at the eyes.
  • I have been fighting with creating an online portfolio since third-year j-school. Some interesting ideas in here.
  • The grocery store is about seven blocks from my apartment, and sometimes, I walk there two or three times a day, because I keep forgetting one thing. Over a year, I even learned which cashiers I like, and which to avoid.
  • There is so much on this editing website that I want to explore.
  • The first two finalists of the Google science fair I thought were really interesting, while the third one had some good ideas too it just wasn’t as appealing to me.

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