This week, huh kids? I know. Crazy! More people I know had babies, this time in London. Welcome Connor K! Some other people I don’t know had babies, also in London. Congrats, Tatum-Dewan-Tatums. I finally finished off the brisket. Busy days, to be sure.
So kick back this weekend, relax, and have a “Manhattan. And kick the vermouth to the side with a pair of steel-toed boots,” (Anchorman reference there) while perusing these links.
- Things to do next time I’m on a plane: creep out my fellow passengers by making art out of in-flight magazines and toilet seat covers. I’m sure that won’t get me kicked off the flight.
- I do not at all understand why people are so spun up about Verizon handing over customer data to NSA. I have Verizon, and I hope the NSA enjoys all my Instagram food photos and my numerous tweets about just how much metro sucks. Who knows? Maybe they’ll do something about the metro situation. Maybe my data is just what they needed to get the DC metro system turned around. DEMOCRAZY!!!
- I’ve trained for a half marathon, which is admittedly painful, but I still don’t think I would ever confuse labor pains and contractions for a back ache. (BTW, “I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant” is still one of the greatest television reality show miracles of all time.)
- Speaking of genital unawareness: This 66-year-old guy didn’t even know he was a woman, until he got an ovarian cyst. Where’s the Discovery Health show on that?
- We can’t even hardly get good Texas BBQ here in DC and Stubb’s is expanding into China. Although, a bbq pork bun does sound like a pretty damn good fit.
- Take that Lindsay Lohan: Helena Bonham Carter takes lead in Liz Taylor movie
- September is an awful long time to wait for a Kenny Powers fix.
- November is even longer to wait for the Anchorman: Ron Burgundy exhibit at the Newseum. I hope I get an invitation to the pants party.
- Finally, some useful mother*%$# research: “Swearing increased pain tolerance, increased heart rate and decreased perceived pain compared with not swearing.”
- Our Qantas travel buddy (and, I suppose, she’s also known as a British pop singer) Jessie J totally copied my boyfriend and recently shaved her head. (Actually, it appears she did it first. UNLESS, she found out about XFE and then jumped into a time machine back to March in which case, she totally copied my boyfriend’s look. That seems the most likely scenario here.)
- In honor of XFE and Jessie J’s recent head shavings, let’s share some fun facts about hair, shall we? Russia used to have a beard tax? A shady Chinese producer of soy sauce used the amino acids from hair in his product? Women spend $780 per year on hair products? (uh, easily) I’m disappointed that there weren’t any statistics about curly hair, however.