Wednesday, August 22, 2012

If her DNA was off by one percentage point, she'd be a dolphin.

Hello world!

Just got back from California/Lake Tahoe! I'm still waiting on pictures from my grandparents, so I'll blog about the trip then.

In the meantime, I'm going to watch House MD for hours and hours. Jacob and I are now 80% vegetable...we're trying to be as lazy as possible before I start student teaching on Monday.

Also, instead of having that "current kicks" bit that used to be to the right up there, I'm gonna skip it and now and then do "recommendation posts" in the spirit of my friend A. I always love hers, and mine may not be as good for a while, but here we go.

Liz recommends:

The movie "Warrior."

And I know the poster looks stupid. But trust me, this movie is not about cage-fights. Well, it's not about cage-fights in the way that "Signs" is not about aliens. The aliens are just a vehicle to discuss something bigger. Cage-fighting in Warrior is just a vehicle to discuss things like redemption, fathers and sons, brotherhood, escape, etc. I was also afraid it would be too violent, but it wasn't.

"Shark Girl" by Kelly Bingham.

It's not a super-amazing book, but with Shark Week on Discovery channel recently, it's been on my mind. A young adult novel told in a series of poems, letters, conversations, etc. from the point of view of a girl who lost her arm in a shark attack. Made me think twice about things like Shark Week.

Jimpressions - Clarence's monologue from Richard III done as a handful of celebrities. Blows my mind. Every time.

This Costa Rica treehouse community. Who's coming with me?

This sleep calculator for figuring out when you should go to sleep in order to wake up in between sleep cycles. Cool, huh? - A beauty website that includes lists of products created by reader ratings. Lots of articles and resources on everything from aluminum-free deodorant to the best sunscreens.

Have a good week!


  1. I can't explain how much I understand your fb status and this post. We are so-werid-and-so-lazy right now. It's pretty much the best thing that has ever happened to us.

    Let me know if you cry when you get to the last few episodes of the last season of House MD... I totally did.

    It's lame you have to go back to adult life on Monday, good luck with that.

  2. Hey dude, I really liked Warrior! When Jesse rented it, I was like, "Oh, that sounds like a totally bad movie, Honey." But the acting was fantastic, and the story was really well-told. Good stuff.

  3. Superb post especially the pic is looking so attractive thanks for share.
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