Friday, July 06, 2012

July 6th, outsourced

I love clever people: Football minus balls.

If you've never read a birth plan, this will not be funny to you. If you have, well: Jamie and Jeff's Birth Plan. [HT Liz]

A look at the audition process for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. It's amazing what these people put themselves through.

A while ago, we had some friends over for dinner and among the guests we had some food sensitivities, a vegetarian, and a diabetic. This kind of scenario is becoming more common, and the way people deal with it is changing.

Here's an interesting article about Russian (or former USSR) women who married Syrian men, and how they're dealing with the conflict there now.

Best obituary EVER. Or I should say, best LIFE ever. [HT Andrew]

I hope this doesn't ruin the new Spiderman movie for you, but, UM. [HT Eric D. Snider]

I enjoyed reading Forever Young Adult's post about their favorite YA books. Not the best books ever or the most literary or the most critically acclaimed, but their personal favorites. I was thrilled to see The Book Thief and The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks show up. And then disturbed to see Jellicoe Road. But that's the fun of lists like these, isn't it?


Crys said...

"Consumers seem to be building self through sustenance, adjusting their appetites to reflect independence and moral character. In numerous interviews with restricted-diet adherents and those who study and feed them, control and identity were two common themes on everyone’s lips."....been there :)

Liz Johnson said...

Ok, the football minus balls thing was HILARIOUS.

The article about the Russian women marrying Syrian men was really fascinating. I really appreciate articles like this that make you aware of just how complex these problems are, and how they affect real people in every scenario.

"At restaurants, I ask for extra gluten on everything." This is my favorite quote of the whole week.

Kathy Haynie said...

I think it is charming that a Clackamas County sheriff's deputy is quoted as being "not an Occupy" guy, but "offended with agribusiness." Who knew that the NYT would quote someone from Oregon City!? (My home town)

That obituary was REALLY fascinating. What an adventure story life. I wonder what he was like as a husband and father?

I'm still giggling about the birth plan. Especially the part about if the baby is black.


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